WELCOME! YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center

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(301) 530-8500   Email

5650 Oakmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20817
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Monday - Friday • 7:00AM to 9:00PM
Saturday • 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Sunday • Closed

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Month of Giving
Healthy Kids Day 2017
Summer Camp 2017
Spring Youth Sports Leagues
Before and After School Programs
Birthdays at the Y
Ongoing Programs

Volunteer with Y Ayrlawn

March is the Y’s month of giving, please continue your support by donating directly to your local community branch or online: http://www.ymcadc.org/page.cfm?p=92


Healthy kids day! - sATURDAY, aPRIL 29TH 
Healthy Kids Day, the Y”s national initiative to improve health and well being for kids and families. Celebrated at nearly 1,300 Ys across the country, Healthy Kids Day aims to get more kids moving and learning, so they can keep up the habit all summer long!
Join us for a fun-filled day of activities for the entire family!

Activities will include:
• Health and wellness activities
• Face painting
• Prizes
• Healthy snacks
• Obstacle courses
• Relay races
• & so much more!

Date: Saturday, April 29th
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: YMCA Bethesda
9401 Old Georgetown Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20814

Thank you to our sponsor Maryland Physicians care! 



The YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center will be expanding our Child Care program in July of 2017.  We are excited to announce that we will be introducing an infant and toddler full day option into our program. If you are interested in more information please contact paloma.jimenez@ymcadc.org.

Now Hiring!

The YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center is in search of a dynamic Before and After School Teacher and a Gymnastics Instructor. If you or anyone you know is interested, please email your resume to Ayrlawnemail@ymcadc.org.

WELCOME TO Summer DAY camp 2017

Camp Offerings:
Registering is easy!
Register your child using any of the methods below:
  • Via our website at Easy to Enroll
  • Email your registration to ayr.camp@ymcadc.org
  • Fax your registration to 301-530-6493
  • Mail your registration to YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center, ATTN: Day Camp, 5650 Oakmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20817
  • In person at the YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center or YMCA BCC
Whether you register online or in person, your registration is not complete until we have received the hard copies of your registration forms, which can be found here. In addition, please complete the following forms as needed for your child: Even if you register and pay via Easy to Enroll, please provide us with your registration forms through any of the other methods listed above.

American Camp Association Accreditation!

We, at the YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center, are delighted to announce the recent notification that our camp has earned ACA-Accredited® Camp status! This is verification from the American Camp Association® that our camp, during a visit on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, complied with up to 300 industry-established health and safety standards, which are recognized by courts of law and government regulators as the standards of the camp industry. We are very proud of our accomplishments as a camp, and we hope you can see the benefits of our hard work to become ACA-accredited!


For ages 4-13, we offer developmental a spring soccer league and a spring basketball clinic. Our youth sports programs build an understanding of fundamentals, good sportsmanship, social skills and core values. Your child can join with their friends or meet new friends by joining an existing team!

Basketball clinic practices/games are held at the National Center for Children and Families (6301 Greentree Road, Bethesda) at the following times, from Saturday, April 8th to Saturday, May 20th:

  • Champions Division (ages 10-13): 9:30-10:30am
  • Winners Division (ages 7-9): 10:45-11:45am
  • Rookies Division (ages Kinder/5-6): 1:00-2:00
  • Minis Division (ages 4-PS/5): 12:00-12:45p
  • Basketball Clinic Registration Form

Soccer league hosts one practice on a weekday evening (pending volunteer coach scheduling) and one game on Saturday morning. Season begins with practices the week of April 17th and wraps up with final games on Saturday, June 17th. Game times are as follows:

  • Ages 4-5 preschool -- Minis Division 9:30-10:15am
  • Ages 5-6 kinder & 1st -- Rookies Division 10:30-11:30am
  • Ages 7-9 2nd-4th -- Winners Division 11:45am-12:45pm
  • Ages 10-13 5th & 6th -- Champions Division 1:00-2:00pm
  • Soccer League Registration Form

Our sports leagues are volunteer-based, so we ask that families consider helping out with coaching, refereeing, or being a team parent. must be completed and turned in at either YMCA Ayrlawn/BCC or emailed to Kevin Shober

kids just want to have fun

And parents want their kids to learn and grow! The Y's After School Program offers activities and opportunities for your child to explore, create and thrive! Our afternoons consist of a blend of student and teacher-led activities including physical activity and group games, academic enrichment and character development discussions and daily or ongoing STEAM projects.

YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center offers after school programs for the following schools:
  • Ashburton Elementary School (MCPS bus transports students from/to YMCA Ayrlawn)
  • Bethesda Elementary School (YMCA bus transports students to YMCA Ayrlawn)
  • Bradley Hills Elementary School (Contact for more information; transportation TBD)
  • German School Washington (German School bus transports students to YMCA Ayrlawn)
  • Luxmanor Elementary School (YMCA bus transports students from/to YMCA Ayrlawn)
  • Lycee Rochambeau International School (Rochambeau bus transports kindergarten students to YMCA Ayrlawn)
  • Wyngate Elementary School (MCPS bus transports students from/to YMCA Ayrlawn)
To schedule a tour, receive more information or to register your child for our before and/or after school programs, please email Ayr.SACC@ymcadc.org!

Please be sure to complete the required health forms too:

cOME celebrate with us!

Have a birthday coming up soon in your family? Let us take care of everything for you! from set up to clean up, let the YMCA plan your party for you. Check out what we can do to help your child's special day be even more special for you. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson. Dates are booking up quickly, come in and schedule your party soon. 

check out these youth programs

Friday Night Kids Club: Bring in the weekend with an adventure for your kid (and a break for you!). The fun begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 10:00 pm; dinner is included and each night has a special theme.
Winter 2017 Dates & Themes:
  • January 13 - MLK Service Projects
  • January 27 - Snow Day
  • February 10 - Valentine's Day
  • February 24 - Presidents' Day
Adventure Program
  • Princesses: We offer fathers the chance to bond with their daughters on many levels to build a loving and trusting relationship that will last a lifetime. The Adventure Princess program is a unique learning experience for both father and daughter.
  • Guides: YMCA Adventure Guides is a program designed to strengthen the relationship between a fathers and sons. Adventure Guides provides an opportunity for parents and adult role models to work with children as guides, teachers and heroes and provides challenges and opportunities, celebrate accomplishments and face fears with children.
Registration Form
For more information, visit here.

lend a helping hand

Volunteers are the backbone of the YMCA, and we value the help they provide to our branches on a daily basis. Whether you're 13 or 85, we'd love to have you! Click here to check out our current volunteer needs!
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