Youth Development

In our child care program, kids learn their ABC’s, learn to share, learn about sportsmanship and, most importantly, learn how to be themselves. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for a child’s quality of life. If you’re looking for a safe, nurturing environment for your children to learn, grow and develop social skills, we have four programs, for kids aged 12-months to 12-years, to meet your family’s needs.

We offer a variety of youth swim programs throughout the year in our indoor pool at the downtown branch. Please view the program descriptions for more detail. You can also download a program guide for a list of our current programs.

We offer a variety of sports programs throughout the year at both our downtown and Y-Zone facilities. Please view the program descriptions for more detail. You can also download a program guide for a list of our current programs.

Our summer programs offer something for everyone - day camp, specialty sports camps, and summer child care. Our goal is to help kids make new discoveries and explore activities of interest in an atmosphere that reinforces the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Whether they are interested in sports, the outdoors, or the arts, they’ll build self-confidence, develop interpersonal skills and, most importantly, make new friends and lasting memories.

Opportunities abound for youth and teens at the New Castle Community YMCA! This summer join us and enjoy a full line-up of activities geared toward youth age 12 through 18. 

The New Castle Community YMCA and Y-Zone are great places to host your next birthday party.  Let the Y team assist you and your family in providing a great experience for your child's birthday.  We have several options to meet your needs including pool parties and sports parties.  We know how important this day can be to your family so let us help you have a great day.  Click the link below of the type to view pricing and options.