WELCOME!YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center

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5650 Oakmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20817
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(301) 530-8500  


Monday – Friday • 7:00AM to 8:30PM
Saturday • 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Sunday • 11am to 5pm

Center closed in observance of Federal Holiday on the following dates:January 21st, February 18th, May 27th, July 4th

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Summer Day Camp

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When kids experience Y Camp, they experience something new every day. Like the power of a positive mentor, the confidence that comes from trying (and succeeding!), and the importance of healthy, long-lasting friendships. Of course, they don’t know this – they just think they’re having a whole lot of fun!

From water activities and sports to creative arts, each day is packed with age-appropriate activities, new friends and personal growth. In addition to traditional and specialty camp activities, we are uniquely devoted to physical activity, water safety and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) education. Few environments will foster your child’s mind, body and spirit than at the Y

We are VERY pleased to share our 2019 Summer Day Camp program offerings . Don’t miss out on your first choice camps and register today.


Registering is Easy!
Register your child using any of the methods below:

  • Via the website at Easy to Enroll
  • In person at the YMCA Ayrlawn or Bethesda Chevy Chase branch
  • Email your registration to ayr.camp@ymcadc.org By mail to YMCA Ayrlawn, 5650 Oakmont Avenue, Bethesda MD, 20817

Whether you register online or in person, your registration is not complete until we have received the hard copies of your Registration forms including the medical history form and any relevant 2019 Medication Authorization Form

Questions about camp? Give us a call during business hours or email us to speak with a Camp Director– we are so excited to meet you!



The YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center provides a safe, caring and nurturing environment for children ages 2 to 5 years old. YMCA Ayrlawn’s Early Learning Center offers a Half Day and Full Day option. Half Day operates from 9:00am-1:00pm and is a 10 month program following the MCPS calendar. Full Day operates 7:00am to 6:30pm and is a 12 month program. Catered snack and lunch is included in the monthly tuition for both programs. Our Early Learning Center is a licensed program through MSDE Office of Child Care.

YMCA Early Learning Program uses the Creative Curriculum Gold. The Creative curriculum incorporates experiences that permit learning through guided play and active discovery. By incorporating the latest research on early childhood, the curriculum focuses on development of the whole child – cognitive, social, and physical. We also provide electronic daily reports (tadpoles). Every month we have prepared special events and/or field trips for the children enrolled in our program. In addition to our curriculum the children receive Spanish and PHD (Physical, Healthy, and Driven) classes per week.

To schedule a tour, receive more information or to register your child for our Early Learning Program , please email ayrlawnemail@ymcadc.org !

Registration Form


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 registration now open for Fall 2018 !
Registration Form

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 from/to YMCA Ayrlawn)
  • Burning Tree Elementary School (YMCA bus transports students from/to YMCA Ayrlawn)
  • Wyngate Elementary School (MCPS bus transports students from/to YMCA Ayrlawn)

*Additional school pick up/drop off locations available pending enrollment requirements.
To schedule a tour, receive more information or to register your child for our before and/or after school program, please email  ayrlawnemail@ymcadc.org !



At the YMCA Ayrlawn we have Gymnastics, Dance, Youth Sports, Martial Arts, and a variety of Youth Enrichment programs for all ages. We tailor our programs to your requests and seek to offer something for all interests and activity level! Check out our program guides posted in the Schedules & Guides section above for times and pricing. Want more information? For Gymnastics & Dance contact Keisha Thompson Program Director. For Sports, Martial Arts, and Enrichment classes contact Carl Parker Program Director


Winter means BASKETBALL at the Y! Our Developmental Basketball League is a fun, non-competitive way to learn skills taught by experienced and welcoming adult role models, create new friendships with teammates, and build confidence. At the Y our goal is to build character alongside athleticism, and we honor this commitment by building lessons on the Y’s Core Values of Honesty, Respect, Caring, and Responsibility into all of our practices/clinics.


Registration is Open NOW for our 2019 Winter Basketball Leagues:


5-8 Year Old House Basketball League

9 Week Season (January 5th-March 2nd, 2019)

  • All games & practices held at Home location (Practices are held on Thursdays between 5-7pm, location is provided upon registration)


  • Full Member $85
  • Program Member $100
  • Register by November 28th to save $10 off your registration fees!

Team jersey provided

Scholarships available

8-12 Year Old Travel Basketball League

9 Week Season (January 5th-March 2nd, 2019)

  • Travel players compete against all of our Metro DC YMCA teams! 4 home games & 4 away games per season (Schedule will be provided to all registered players in advance of first practice


  • Full Member $85
  • Program Member $100
  • Register by November 28th to save $10 off your registration fees!

Team jersey provided

Scholarships available

Basketball League is a Community effort —our program is run by volunteer coaches and parents just like you! For parents, this is a unique and exciting opportunity to meet new friends as well as be a part of your child’s growing love of the sport! Thank you to all our past, present, and future volunteers for sharing their talents with the community and making us all stronger together.

Want to get involved? Contact Carl Parker at Carl.Parker@ymcadc.org or 301-530-8500 to register your player for Leagues, volunteer to coach/assist, or donate today to sponsor a child.



We offer lessons for all levels in Guitar, Piano, Violin, Viola, and Ukulele. Complete our Private Music Lesson Interest Form and send to Nicole Colasito for Piano /Violin/ Violin/Ukulele lesson availability or Karl Harger for Guitar lesson availability.



We know it’s hard for working parents to find care for those long holiday breaks or find time for themselves on a Friday Night so we’re here to help!!

Friday Night Kids Club

Drop the kids for a night of fun and activity (dinner provided—please give at least 24 hours’ notice of dietary restrictions) while you take the night off! Check out our Program Overview above for upcoming Friday Night Kids Club dates and rates.

Winter & Spring Break Camps

Looking for something fun to do when school is out? Join your friends at the Y for an exciting and enriching time! We offer daily and weekly rates for break camp. Give us a call or email us at Ayrlawnemail@ymcadc.org for more information.

Our mission is to foster the spiritual, mental and physical development of individuals, families and communities according to the ideals of inclusiveness, equality and mutual respect for all.

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