Join Your Community

Make connections. Make a difference. When you join the Y, you’ll find a place to do what you love. With a trained and caring team dedicated to you, a community of members who will encourage you every step of the way, state-of-the-art fitness centers and tons of group exercise classes, there is no better place for you to grow strong in spirit, mind and body. PLUS: access to Y's across the country with Nationwide Membership.

Your Membership Includes

Additional Benefits

Additional Opportunities to Save

From summer camp to youth sports to childcare, early learning, swim lessons, weight programs, group training and more, members receive special reduced rates on almost everything we offer! Additionally, if you're in the military, serve in public safety, have a special Medicare plan or more, you may be eligible for additional savings on a YGBW membership. Learn more.

Child Watch and Babysitting

Family members are invited to enjoy two types of babysitting services where our trained staff care for your child in a fun and stimulating environment. Care is available for children ages 6 months-12 years.

Child Watch - A free service for members to enjoy while they work out or participate in activities within the branch. Some branches have a separate Kids Zone, which is for older children. 

Sitter Service - A paid babysitting service for members who need to leave the facility for an appointment, to run errands, etc. Sitter Service is $5 per child, per hour. 

Click here to view babysitting schedules


Events and Community Offerings

Members enjoy access to hundreds of free events including Family Fun Nights, Parents Night Out, active older adult events, Saturday Night Lights and so much more!

  • Parents' Night Out - Parents' Night Out is free for family members and is offered at seven locations. Registration is required prior to the PNO dates. Register and enjoy and evening out on us!
  • Saturday Night Lights - Our Y's stay open late on Saturday Nights for kids in grades 6 - 9 to have a safe and supervised place to hang out with existing friends or make new friends. Kids enjoy full use of our gyms, can go for a dip in the pool, hang and play games or just unwind. Learn more.
  • Active Older Adult Events - The Y has a wide variety of options for older adults interested in learning bridge, discussing their latest book at book club or socializing at a luncheon or senior social. 
  • Family Fun Nights - Looking for something fun to do with the family on a Friday night? Check out our schedule of themed Family Fun Nights. 

View Upcoming Events

PLUS: Virtual Connections: Apart But Still Together, our virtual webinar series included with your membership! These 30-minute webinars dive into relevant topics of self-improvement and reaching your fullest potential through the development of spirit, mind and body.

Once you've joined the YMCA, you can login to our Virtual YMCA with the email address associated with your membership and watch episodes ranging from "Staying Connected with Elderly Family Members" to "Choosing the Best Foods to Keep Your Brain Healthy".

Community and Volunteer Opportunities

The YMCA offers many ways to give back to your friends and neighbors through our Thanksgiving Drive, Angel Tree program, youth sports coaching, STRIDE program and numerous other volunteer opportunities. 

Tuition Discount

YMCA members are eligible for a 15% discount on standard tuition costs at Immaculata University

Nationwide Membership

YMCA of Greater Brandywine members can access Y's across the country. Y-USA introduced nationwide membership to participating Y's in the U.S. Another great reason to belong to the YMCA!  

Bring your membership key tag and a photo ID and enjoy free facility access to most YMCA's. Learn more.

Do I receive guest passes as a member of the YMCA?

  • Each membership unit (not individual) receives three complimentary guest passes per calendar year.  (guests aged 18+ must have a photo ID with them)

  • Each pass can be used for up to four guests as long as they visit at the same time.  

  • Members may purchase guest passes at a rate of $15 per person (children 2 and under are free) per visit. An individual is permitted to visit the Y three times as a guest.   

  • Indoor facility guest passes may not be used for the outdoor pool, nor may outdoor pool guest passes be used for the indoor facility.