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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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. Participants will also be swimming and rock wall climbing once a month starting Fall 2017! CopyLarge">Quick Links:
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

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!


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. Participants will also be swimming and rock wall climbing once a month starting Fall 2017! 

YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center offers after school programs for the following schools:

To schedule a tour, receive more information or to register your child for our before and/or after school program, please email Ayr.SACC@ymcadc.org!

Please be sure to complete the required health forms too:


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

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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