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ABILITY PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES

Programs, services and modifications for individuals with special needs

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, ACHIEVE peer socialization, summer camp, teen nights and afterschool programs.

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.

Doylestown, Quakertown, Warminster- Register in-person at Welcome Center
Fairless Hills, Newtown- Register <online here> or in-person at Welcome Center

ABILITY PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH & TEENS

Ability Summer Camp

Doylestown, Quakertown
Ability camp is a “camp within a camp” designed for youth who, in order to be safe and successful, require smaller ratios than what you may find in a traditional camp environment. Ability camp is a fully mainstreamed, inclusive program that provides support for children and adolescents entering grades Kindergarten through 7th, in smaller ratios, alongside their age-similar peers of all abilities. Counselors work to provide physical, emotional, behavior, and cognitive supports to help campers fully participate and succeed in camp activities.

  • Sports and specialty camps available
  • No minimum commitment; come for one week or the entire summer
  • Three or five days per week, half day options available
  • ESY Schedule available
  • Leader in Training program available

To register, contact:

Doylestown
Kaitlyn Stevens
abilitycamp@ymcabucks.org

Quakertown
Becky Musselman
bmusselman@ymcabucks.org

ADAPTED SWIM AND PRIVATE LESSONS

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

Doylestown - Contact Anahita Mir, amir@ymcabucks.org, 215.348.8132 x1183
Quakertown - Contact Becky Musselman, 215.536.8841 x126

Club After 2

Program temporarily suspended
Age 12-21 | An afterschool program for youth/teens currently enrolled in elementary, middle or high school. Programs held at Doylestown branch clubhouse <MAP TO CLUBHOUSE>

Doylestown- Register online (below) or contact Kaitlyn Stevens, kstevens@ymcabucks.org

MAINSTREAM & ABILITY SPORTS, FITNESS AND HUMANITIES

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

Doylestown - Register online (below) or contact Kaitlyn Stevens, kstevens@ymcabucks.org
Quakertown - Register online (below) or in-person at Welcome Center

Ability Day-Off School Camp

Holiday 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.

Doylestown- Register online (below) or contact Kaitlyn Stevens, kstevens@ymcabucks.org

Ability Teen Night

Program temporarily suspended
For ages 13-21 | Typically held the twice a month during the school year, activities include swimming, dancing, sports, games and more!

Doylestown- Register online (below) or contact Kaitlyn Stevens, kstevens@ymcabucks.org

Adapted Sports/Fitness

Program temporarily suspended
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. See below for current offerings.

Doylestown- Register online (below) or at Welcome Center.
Quakertown
- Contact Becky Musselman, 215.536.8841 x126

ADULTS & OLDER TEENS

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. See below for current offerings.

Doylestown- Contact Andrea Brown, agbrown@ymcabucks.org, 215.949.3400 x68
Quakertown
- Contact Becky Musselman, 215.536.8841 x126

Seekers

Program temporarily suspended
Age 18 + | Sept through June
A recreation program for adults with disABILITIES to enjoy a variety of structured activities, including crafts, pool (optional), gym games and ample social opportunities with peers.

Doylestown- Register online (below) or at Welcome Center
Quakertown- Register in-person at Welcome Center

Online Registration Links

Should online registration not be available for your desired program, contact the Ability staff member at your branch or visit the Welcome Center.

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ABILITY Programs - Doylestown
Adapted Private Lessons
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
ABILITY Programs - Quakertown
Adapted Private Lessons
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  

Contact:

Quakertown 

Becky  Musselman
Advanced Director of Aquatics and Ability Programs - Quakertown

215-536-8841, x126

Program sponsored by:

mandtbank

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