Five Reasons Why Summer is Better at the YMCA

A group of kids splash and play in the outdoor swimming pool.

Summer is coming and the YMCA of Greater Brandywine wants it to be your best summer ever.

Joining the YMCA should be your first step in making that happen. A YMCA membership opens doors to numerous opportunities for better health, fitness and socialization, but here are our five reasons why a Y membership will also make it your best summer.

Swimming Pools

Nothing is better than jumping in a swimming pool on a hot day—and the YMCA has plenty of them. Our pools feature water slides, water features, kiddie pools, shaded spaces, play areas and more – all monitored by our Ellis-trained lifeguards.

Learn about our Outdoor Pool Memberships. 

Summer Camps

The YMCA has so many options for summer camp that you will find the perfect one for your budding scientist, athlete, crafter, explorer or anything in between!  With full and half-day options available, and pool time included with most camps, the perfect summer is waiting for your child.

YMCA members enjoy discounted summer camp rates. Sibling discounts are also available.

Family Fun Events

From pool parties to movie nights and more, the YMCA hosts a wide variety of family-friendly events and activities – many included with your YMCA family membership.

“Me” Time

Take some time for yourself—enjoy a workout, run errands or attend a class— while the kids play in our supervised indoor playgrounds in the YMCA’s Child Watch and Sitter Service programs. In addition, parents can also enjoy a date night, knowing their kids are safe, in the bi-monthly Parent’s Night Out program.

Child Watch is our in-facility babysitting program which is free for members who remain in the facility. Sitter Service is available for those interested in leaving the facility and is $5 per hour per child. Parent’s Night Out is a free program for members, but requires registration.

Your Membership Travels With You

Going on vacation? Take your membership with you! YMCA of Greater Brandywine offers universal reciprocity, so your nationwide membership covers access to participating YMCAs across the United States.


Category: Family Membership