The Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen by supporting their unique youth development journey through holistic programming. From cradle to career, the Y provides all youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life.
The YMCA knows that as kids face adolescence’s challenges, they are more likely to begin distancing themselves from formal organizations, friends and family and to experiment with unhealthy behaviors. The 7th Grade Initiative offers an alternative where they can make new friends, discover their passions and develop a healthy lifestyle. We believe it's crucial to set the foundation for a healthy lifestyle at a young age.
Youth & Government
For middle and high school students, this program brings the workings of state government alive. Teens propose legislation to make their state governments more efficient and serve as delegates at their state conferences, where they debate bills on the floor of the legislature.
STRIDE FOR ALL
STRIDE for All is a co-ed program for youth in third through fifth grades designed to build self-esteem, healthy habits and confidence.
Camp & Outdoor Programs
Disconnect to Reconnect! Whether you're looking to explore the outdoors or simply to try something new, the YMCA offers a wide variety of summer camps and nature programs across Chester County.
Babysitting & Lifeguard Certification
Whether you're looking for babysitting or lifeguard certification, adolescents learn to be responsible. The focus is always on safety.
YMCA Swim Teams
Looking for a fun and positive environment? Join the team! Competitive swim teams are available at six YMCA branches.
Preschool & Childcare
From infant care to teen camps and everything in between, the YMCA is committed to nurturing the potential of every child.