YMCA to Host Free Program Pop-Up Events
Didn't get a chance to test out our new monthly programs in February. Stop by one of the locations below for our pop-up activities! No need to register.
The YMCA of Greater Brandywine welcomes families to try out new monthly programming offered at all Chester County locations in the month of March.
Monthly Programming has begun 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.
"We noticed a trend in youth sports and activities,” notes Bridgette Barbara Byrne. “Children’s sports and activities are increasingly serious at early ages. We see a need to focus on fun experiences. Let kids enjoy being kids while building independence and skills on their own terms – and at an affordable price for parents.”
Monthly Programming is open to members and non-members alike, and pricing starts at just $24.99 per month for those with a YGBW family membership.
- Friday, March 17: Young Picasso at 5:30 PM
- Friday, March 24: Intro to Acting at 5:30 PM
Kennett Area YMCA
- Friday, March 24: Stem Focus at 5:30 PM
Lionville Community YMCA
- Thursday, March 22: Preschool Musical Theater at 5:00 PM
- Thursday, March 22: Young Picassos at 6:00 PM
Upper Main Line YMCA
- Friday, March 17: Environmental Ed and Stem at 6:15 PM
- Friday, March 24: Environmental Ed and Stem at 5:30 PM
West Chester Area YMCA
- Wednesday, March 15: Cooking at 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, March 21: Art at 5:00 PM
- Wednesday, March 22: Cooking at 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, March 28: Art at 10:00 AM
Book and Craft
Ages 3 – 5
Children and their grownups will connect and engage through stories and art. Each class begins with a story, read by one of our instructors, followed by a craft that matches the story. You'll love watching your little artist explore their world in this immersive class.
Ages 6 – 8
Paint, clay, pencils and more. Young artists aged 6-8, will create masterpieces using their creativity and art skills. Our team will lead your children through projects, teaching new skills each week. All materials are provided. You'll take home the artwork - but not the mess!
Book and Cook
Ages 3 - 5
Children and their grownups will connect and engage through stories and food. Each class begins with a story, read by one of our instructors, followed by a recipe that matches the story. Explore the world of cooking with your favorite little chef. Quality time paired with quality food? Yes, please!
Ages 6 – 8
Calling all budding chefs! Our team will teach basic kitchen safety skills - along with a recipe of the week. Budding chefs will be proud to show off their new skills and share these classic recipes at home with the family. Supplies and ingredients are included. Sounds like a recipe for success!
Ages 9 – 14
Looking to Learn a little about the kitchen? Our team will teach basic kitchen safety skills - along with a recipe of the week. Young chefs will be proud to show off their new skills and share these classic recipes at home with the family. Supplies and ingredients are included. Sounds like a recipe for success!
Ages 4 – 5
Logic and creativity combine in this STEM-themed class. Our youngest engineers will use their left-brains to analyze problems and their right-brains to design creative solutions. Our team will provide a variety of STEM activities each week - and all the materials needed to invent a fun time!
Ages 6 – 8
Bricks, blocks, sticks and more. Young engineers will build creations each week in this STEM-themed class. Our team will provide weekly challenges that children will work to solve. Fun, engaging and one-of-a-kind!
Preschool Musical Theater
Ages 3 – 5
Imagination meets movement in our preschool musical theater class. Children aged 3-5 will play musical theater games that incorporate singing, dancing and acting. Our team will help aspiring performers establish the building blocks of the performing arts, foster creativity and nurture self-esteem - all while having fun.
Intro to Acting
Ages 6 – 8
Places! Curtain! Lights! Give your aspiring performer the opportunity to discover acting. In our Intro to Acting class, children will learn the building blocks of acting through enriching and entertaining theater games. You'll be asking for their autograph by the end of this session.