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YMCA of Bucks County offers adapted activities for youth, teens, and adults that include swim lessons, land fitness classes, one-on-one fitness instruction, karate, summer camp, teen nights and afterschool programs.    

For programs without online registration, please use the inquiry buttons below.

Doylestown Inquiries

Quakertown Inquiries

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Ability Membership

An ABILITY membership is available to those who qualify offering membership and programs at a reduced rate. The membership is designed so that members can be safe and successful while using the facility or participating in programs, with the assistance of a caregiver. Register in-person at our Welcome Center.

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Adapted Swim and Private Lessons

The Y offers aquatics lessons, one-on-one or in semi-private format for individuals with special needs.

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Club After 2

An afterschool program for youth/teens currently enrolled in elementary, middle or high school. Doylestown branch.




Mainstream Classes

The Y offers sports, fitness and humanities activities and programs for all ages.

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Ability Day Off School Camp

Day off school camp is available for children of all abilities on days when schools are closed and families are looking for fun, safe and engaging coverage for their children. Elementary (age 6-12) and teen (age 13-21) groups available.

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Ability Summer Day Camp

Summer camp programs are available for individuals with special needs in grade K through age 26. Join us for an immersive, mainstream-inclusive summer camp program for children, teens and young adults.

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Ability Teen Night

For ages 14-21 | Typically held the twice a month during the school year, activities include swimming, dancing, sports, games and more.

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Employee Mentorship Training

Age 16+ | Employee mentees will be paired with a job coach who will work with them once a week for 1.5 hours per class in a 8-week session/rotation. The session would be 1:1 for a time that works
with both the job coach and the mentee. The YMCA job can change after 8 weeks or the mentee can stay in the same role if more mastery is needed. Current job positions include Welcome Center, health & wellness coach, swim deck coordinator.

*Program participation does not guarantee employment after completion.

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Adapted Personal Training

For ages 13-21 | A variety of programs are offered providing a small group setting with instructions for teens with special needs and led by Ability personal trainers. Program offered on a seasonal, rotating basis.

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Age 18 + | Runs seasonally September through June. A recreation program for adults with special needs to enjoy a variety of structured activities, including crafts, pool (optional), gym games and ample social opportunities with peers.

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