What are YMCA session programs and when do program sessions run?
YMCA session programs run six times a year for seven weeks each. The sessions include Early Fall, Late Fall, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring, and Summer (note that our summer session is usually shorter in length). Sessions programs include offerings such as swim lessons.

What are YMCA academy programs and when do they run?
YMCA Academy programs run for the full school year (September-June) and include programs such as gymnastics and dance.

What is changing?
Registration prior to each seven-week program session will be open for several weeks, rather than just a few weeks before each session begins. Registration for Academy programs will open on the same date as program sessions.

Why was this changed?
This change is being made in response to feedback we’ve received. Many have requested program listings be provided earlier and registration be open longer, giving everyone more time and flexibility to plan and register when it is convenient. We also piloted this for spring programs earlier this year at three YGBW branches and the response was overwhelmingly positive. It is now being extended to all YGBW branches.

When will registration be open for the early and late fall program sessions, as well as academy programs? When will it close?

  • Registration for early and late fall programs, as well as Academy programs, opens for everyone on Monday, August 12.
     
  • Registration for early fall programs closes online on Sunday, September 1 and in branch on Sunday, September 15. 
     
  • Registration for late fall programs closes online on Sunday, October 27 and in branch on Sunday, November 10. 

When will early fall, late fall and academy programs start?
Early fall and academy programs will begin the week of September 3. Late fall programs will begin the week of October 28.

Where can I find a listing of early and late programs, as well as academy programs?
Early and Late Fall programs, as well as Academy programs, will be listed on our website by Friday, August 9.

Where can I find a schedule of program sessions and registration dates?
You can find a schedule here.

What happens to priority registration, member registration and non-member registration periods?
Registration will open for everyone on the same date. Very few have taken advantage of the different registration windows with most registering shortly before programs begin. We do not anticipate challenges in you being able to register for the programs you want.

Do YMCA members still receive discounts on YMCA programs?
Absolutely. Members will continue to receive the member rate for programs.

Does this impact all branches of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine?
Yes, this change impacts all branches of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine. 

Who do I contact if I have questions?
Please visit or call the member services desk at your local branch.