What are YMCA Monthly Programs?

Monthly programming provides a flexible and convenient option for families looking for fun activities for their children. Classes last for one calendar month and focus on experiences. Children can enroll in a new offering each month, or stick with the same class for several consecutive months, as curriculums and themes vary monthly.

Classes include, but are not limited to intro to art and culinary classes, dance and musical theater classes, sports, fitness and STEM programs.

Monthly programs begin at just $24.99 for those with a YGBW family membership. Classes are held weekly. 

Please note: All program withdrawal or transfer requests for monthly programs must be received in writing before the 20th of the month prior to the program start date. After the 20th of the month, all credit and transfer requests are at the discretion of the program director.


Everything You Love, All in One Place!

Discover something you love or try something new at the YMCA. 

Adaptive program participants at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine have fun learning about horses.

All abilities. All interests. All ages.

No matter what you're looking for - you'll find a program to love at the YMCA.

Types of Monthly Programs

Performing Arts

The YMCA offers a variety of theater and performing arts classes for children and adults in addition to multiple full-scale productions held throughout the year at the Upper Main Line YMCA and Jennersville YMCA.

  • Preschool Musical Theater
  • Intro to Acting

Gymnastics & Ninja

Kids learn and develop balance, flexibility, strength and tumbling skills on age-appropriate equipment in a fun, open environment.

  • Tumble With Me
  • Ninja With Me
  • Tumble Just Me
  • PreK Ninja
  • Youth Ninja 
  • Ninja


Cooking helps children develop fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination and early concepts of math and science as well as allowing them a sense of achievement and self-sufficiency! 

  • Book & Cook
  • Budding Chefs
  • Young Chefs

STEM & Education

Our Education and STEM programs offer an early introduction to a wide variety of concepts and teach science, technology, engineering, math, sign language and more through creative play, setting a foundation for being successful in school and in life. 

  • Lil' Einsteins
  • Build It
  • Build It Plus

Looking for Swimming Lessons?

We offer lessons for beginners but we also have progressive classes for those children/adults who want to learn swimming strokes and techniques. Note that as of January 2024, our Swimming Lessons last for two months and are no longer considered Monthly Programs!

Kids have fun and make a splash in the indoor swimming pool during YMCA Swim Lessons

YMCA Swimming Lessons

YMCA swimming lessons are designed to help you learn more in a safe and inviting environment. Our progressive swim lessons teach swimming skills, stroke technique and water safety while encouraging a lifelong love of the water.  Swimmers who develop a love of the water and want further instruction can progress to the YMCA of Greater Brandywine's competitive swim teams.


The YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization that offers income-based membership rates and financial assistance for programs for those unable to pay the standard rates. Ask us for details.