Free Open House Events Offer Family Fun in January

A group of kids play in a bounce house at a YMCA Healthy Kids Day event.

Get your Family Out of the House
With holiday festivities behind us and the cold of winter setting in, the month of January can feel never-ending. If your family is bouncing off the walls, we invite you to get out of the house and into our gyms, pools, art rooms, indoor playgrounds and pickleball courts for loads of family fun.

It's all part of our Open House events - coming to a YMCA near you between January 21 and 28. Your family can explore the facilities and amenities of the YMCA, receive a swim assessment, enjoy summer camp activities and preview new Monthly Programs.

Refocusing on Family-Friendly Fun
Monthly Programs will begin in March and will focus on helping children discover what they love. With offerings like tumbling, cooking, STEM, arts & humanities and more, kids ages 2-14 can try a new experience each month – while having fun.

“There are many other children’s sports and activities that become serious at early ages. So, we plan to offer something different - something focused on fun experiences. We want kids to enjoy being kids while building skills on their own terms – and at an affordable price for parents," explains Bridgette Barbera Byrne, Senior Association Director of Camp, Youth Sports and Family Programs. Monthly programming starts at just $24.99 per month for those with a YGBW family membership.

Be one of the first to experience our new Monthly Programs during our Open House events. Open House events are free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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Saturday, January 21

  • 11:30 – 1:30 PM – Kennett Area YMCA
  • 1 – 3 PM – Lionville Community YMCA

Sunday, January 22

  • 10 AM – 12 PM – West Chester Area YMCA

Tuesday, January 24

  • 6 – 8 PM – Lionville Community YMCA
  • 5 – 7 PM – Upper Main Line YMCA

Wednesday, January 25

  • 6 – 8 PM – Jennersville YMCA
  • 5 – 6:30 PM – Oscar Lasko YMCA

Thursday, January 26

  • 6 – 8 PM – Kennett Area YMCA
  • 5 – 7 PM – West Chester Area YMCA

Friday, January 27

  • 6 – 8 PM – Brandywine YMCA

Saturday, January 28

  • 10 – 1 PM – Oscar Lasko YMCA
  • 12 – 2 PM - Brandywine YMCA, Jennersville YMCA and Upper Main Line YMCA

More about our offerings featured at this event:

New Monthly Programs
Find what your child loves at the Y with our new monthly programming! Beginning in March 2023, we’re offering kids ages 2-14 the chance to try a new experience - at an affordable price.  Starting at just $24.99 per month, children will have the option of trying a new experience each month or sticking with the same activity. Tumbling, cooking, art, music, STEM and more – we’ll help your child find what they love! Registration opens on January 28 for programs that begin in March. New monthly programs will be added throughout the year – so check back monthly.

Summer Camp
Fun, adventure and friendships await at YMCA Summer Camps. Our day camp staff make each day a new adventure as they engage young imaginations in our weekly themes – pirates, color wars, superheroes and more. YMCA campers ages 4-18 love the wide variety of activities that we offer - from swimming to gaga ball to moon bounces and more. Caregivers love our experienced staff of counselors, lifeguards and camp directors – and the convenience of our eight locations across Chester County.
Early bird discounts are available through February 2023. Register early and save! 

Family Membership
Whether you want to improve your health, spend quality time with friends and family, try something new or engage in an activity you love, the YMCA has everything you love - all in one place. Families love our programs, classes, family-friendly events and the variety of amenities included with membership – indoor pools, open gym time, family-friendly fitness classes, Child Watch and outdoor pools (if you join by March 31). Family Members also receive program discounts and priority registration, adding to the value of membership.

Best of all, our members love the sense of community at the YMCA – a priceless benefit to membership. To join our community, ask our membership team about exclusive promotions available only during our open house event.