YMCA to Host Free Program Samplers to Showcase Monthly Program Offerings

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine welcomes families to attend free program samplers throughout the month of February to try out new monthly programming offered at all Chester County locations. Samplers will be held between February 7 – February 26 and advance registration is requested.

Monthly Programming 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. 

"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.” 

Register to attend a sampler event.

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. Registration begins on January 28.

Art Classes

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.

Young Picassos

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!

Culinary Classes

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!

Budding Chefs

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!

Young Chefs

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!

Gymnastics Classes

Tumble With Me

Ages 2 – 3
Children and their grown ups will have a blast discovering the fun of gymnastics together. Our youngest gymnasts, ages 2-3, will tumble, jump, balance and hang as they explore the world around them on mats, beams and bars. Children are encouraged to explore as their grown up supports and encourages them. Enjoy quality time on the move!

Tumble Just Me

Ages 4 – 5
Children will flip for this gymnastics class as they begin to learn body control and coordination. Young gymnasts, ages 4-5, will explore the balance beam, learn floor exercises and tumble on mats as they build independence. They'll love to show you their forward rolls and donkey kicks!

Ninja Classes

Youth Ninjas

Ages 6 – 8
Learning through a combination of flips, rolls, jumps and kicks, children will test their strength and agility through obstacle courses and various techniques.  

Ninjas

Ages 9 – 12
Our oldest children will learn through a combination of flips, rolls, jumps, and kicks while testing their confidence and strength.  This is a structured program where children will learn through various training techniques and obstacles.

STEM Classes

Lil Einsteins

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!

Build It

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!

Theater Classes

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.