Welcome to Your Y!

The Y is here, day in and day out, to provide the support and resources you need to make healthy choices, achieve your best and promote positive change in your community. With fitness and wellness programs for adults, and recreation and enrichment activities for kids and teens, we're committed to helping you and your family learn, grow and thrive. It's easy to join the Y. 



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With a shared commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y is a non-profit like no other. Be a member of something special.




Work for the Y! Now Hiring:
Camp Counselors
Childcare staff

Make a positive, lasting impact on the lives of children, adults and families.

Career Opportunities throughout our nine branches.

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Preschool Assistant teacher - YPC
The Oscar Lasko Youth Program Center YMCA in the Borough of West Chester is looking for a full-time Preschool Assistant Teacher to join our Early Learning Center team. We are looking for someone looking to make a difference in the lives of children. If you love and have experience working with children, apply today!

Lifeguards - UMLY
Come join our fantastic pool staff! We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and mature individuals to serve as lifeguards. The safety of our members is always on our minds. Help us keep them safe and sound, apply today!

The following shifts are available:
Monday – Friday:
5:30 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm 


Upcoming Branch Events

Special Branch Events

Join us to see how the Y strengthens communities!

UPDATED: Great American
Backyard Camp Out

Upper Main Line YMCA
Saturday, July 11 at 6 pm  - Sunday, July 12 at 9 am

Great American Backyard Campout July 11 to 12

Rockin' for Camp
Music Festical

Jennersville YMCA
Saturday, July 18
11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Tickets on sale

Rockin' for camp music festival


West Chester Montessori
Open House Date(s)
Airport Road
Tuesday - July 9, 5 pm to 8 pm
Saturday - August 8, 9 am to noon
Saturday - August 15, 9 am to noon
Thursday - August 20, 5 pm to 8 pm
Contact Kavita Ghai for more info


Kindergarten Academy
Open House Date(s)
Chestnut Street
Wednesday - July 15 at 6 pm 
Contact Helen Flanders for more info

Corporate Cup 2015 Logo 





Chester County Corporate Cup 
Registration now open!
The Old Course at Stonewall
Presented by M&T Bank
Monday - October 5, 2015
Register Now 


Healthy Living Events

Keeping our community healthy and happy. 

Wellness Wednesday - July 8
Branch Specific Events
Contact Member Services
Learn how you can stay hydrated and protected from damaging UV rays at our Wellness Wednesday, July 8. Look for displays and fun challenges in the lobby - test your sun IQ and win prizes!

21 Day Nutrition Challenge
All Branches
July 13 to August 2
Mix up your daily meals by adding in fruits and veggies for a well-balanced, healthy diet. Complete the challenge and be entered to win a FREE nutrition consultation and other prizes for you and your family. Sign up at Member Services today!

News & Announcements

News & Announcements
Outdoor Pools Closed - Saturday, June 27, 2015

Due to weather, the outdoor pools at each branch are closed today, Saturday, June 27, 2015. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:43:00 AM

UMLY: Great American Backyard Camp Out RESCHEDULED

We are rescheduling the Campout due to heavy rain, thunderstorms and flooding that is being predicted for this Saturday night. The rain date is Saturday July 11 6:00 pm to Sunday July 12 9:00 am.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:32:00 AM

Independence Day Hours - ALL YMCAGBW BRANCHES

Independence Day

Saturday, July 4th


Brandywine Y
Facility: 7:00 am to noon
Member BBQ at Outdoor Pool at 1 pm

Jennersville Y
Facility: 7:00 am to noon
FREE Hotdogs at the outdoor pool from Noon to 2:00 pm

Kennett Area Y
Facility: 7:00 am to noon
Outdoor Pool open to the community
Noon to 4:00 pm 

Lionville Y
Facility: 7:00 am to noon
Outdoor pool open 
11:00 am to 7:00 pm 

Upper Main Line Y
Facility: 7:00 am to noon
Outdoor Pool opens 
10:00 am to 7:00 pm

West Chester Area Y
Facility: 7:00 am to noon
Outdoor Pool opens 
10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Youth Program Center
Facility: CLOSED
Members can use the West Chester Area YMCA 

Ocotorara YMCA Program Center
Facility: TBD

Y at Great Valley
Facility: CLOSED
Members can use the Upper Main Line YMCA


Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Kennett Area Y: Outdoor Pool will be closing early at 4:30 pm

Kennett, 06/25: The Outdoor Pool is open as normal, but will be closing at 4:30 pm for a swim meet. Thank you for your understanding. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:15:00 AM

Brandywine Y Power Outage June 25: BRANCH CLOSED

Power Update, 06/25: We are still without power. Our facility will be closed today. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Facility Update - Kennett Branch June 24

Power has been restored to the Kennnett YMCA.  We will open as normal on Thursday June 25th.  Power has NOT been restored at the Outdoor Pool.  PECO is estimating an 11pm recovery time.  We will update the status of the Outdoor Pool in the morning.  Please check back for updates.



Wednesday, June 24, 2015 9:14:00 PM


YMCA Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Financial assistance is available.

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YMCA Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Financial assistance is available.

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