Everything You Love, All in One Place!

Whether you're looking to start a new hobby, jump back into a past love or meet up with some friends, the Y has everything you are looking for, all in one place.

While group exercise and access to indoor pools are included with a YMCA of Greater Brandywine membership, the Y provides even more. Unlock program discounts for all programs by becoming a YMCA of Greater Brandywine member, today!

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The YMCA of Greater Brandywine provides three different types of programs because we know that everyone isn't looking for the same thing. We provide monthly, academy and team programs.

But What's the Difference!? 

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Programs for Everyone

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


Programs at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine

Health & Fitness

Group exercise classes such as Yoga, Zumba or cycling, health management and disease prevention programs, personal or small group training and more. 

At the Y, we believe health and fitness mean taking care of the whole you, (view group exercise schedules now) and we know that even small changes can make a big difference. We're invested in your health and helping you meet your goals, whether that means losing weight, gaining strength with East Chestnut Fitness, or simply finding ways to increase energy and decrease stress with our mindfulness programs.

Not able to get to us? Check out virtual classes with YMCA360, included with YMCA membership.

Learn more about health and fitness programs at the YMCA.

YMCA Summer Camp

Traditional Camps, sports camps, art camps, dance camps, nature and STEM camps, preschool camps and more!

If your child is a budding scientist, a gymnast, an intrepid explorer or anything in between, our full and half-day camps and programs are filled with fun and adventure (check out our weekly themes) for kids and teens. 

Our campuses offer acres of amenities and leverage all of our robust indoor and outdoor spaces to keep each day fun and exciting – rain or shine! Some fun activities include: daily swimming, gaga pit, slingshots, archery, inflatables, arts and crafts, canoeing and more*. 

*Camp activities vary depending on camp location

Learn more about summer camp at the YMCA.

Childcare & Early Learning Programs

Childcare, Preschool, Montessori, Kindergarten, School Break Care, Before and After School Care and STEM and educational offerings. 

Our childcare programs provide each child with a warm and supportive environment in which to grow. We meet the needs of each child with experiences that foster development and a sense of self-esteem. Read three reasons why the YMCA is the childcare choice in Chester County.

Programs such as Before and After School Care and Montessori, strive to develop the total child, with particular emphasis on educational, physical, emotional and social skills necessary for success in the coming school years. 

Learn more about childcare and early learning programs at the YMCA.

Swimming Lessons and Classes

Private, Semi-private and group swimming lessons for all ages, diving instruction, lifeguard certification, swim team and lap swimming!

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine believes that everyone should learn important water safety skills so they can explore a world of possibilities and safely satisfy their natural curiosity. This also includes offering Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Certification classes.

Progressive programs offer swimmers of all levels and abilities a path to build skills and develop confidence around the water. If you're just looking to do laps during the course of the day, you can review our daily lap swimming schedule

Learn more about swimming lessons and classes at the YMCA.


Pickleball, Tennis, Basketball, Gymnastics, Soccer, T-Ball, Martial Arts and more! 

At the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, our sports programs help people of all ages develop the ability, confidence and desire to be active for life.

Tumble into gymnastics, dive into a newfound love for Pickleball or jump into youth sports leagues for your family - if your children are not active sports fans, learn more about the YMCA E-Sports program. 

No matter what you're looking for, the YMCA provides sports for everyone.

Learn more about sports at the YMCA.

Arts & Humanities

Dance, Art, Cooking, Music and Theater Classes and programs. 

The Y offers youth and adults the opportunity to explore the arts, express their creativity and take risks in a safe and encouraging environment. From art studios to the stage, programs range from introductory classes to public performances.

Find a class that's right for you with activity finder.

Find your creativity at our Kennett Area YMCA and Lionville Community YMCA Imaginariums or provide unparalleled performances with our Upper Main Line YMCA or Jennersville YMCA theater companies.

Learn more about arts and humanities programs at the YMCA.

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.