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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, 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. Register in-person at our Welcome Center.



ABILITY PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH & TEENS

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 Dana Zuiderhof, 215.348.8132
Quakertown - Contact Becky Musselman, 215.536.8841 x126

Club After 2


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 Dana Zuiderhof

MAINSTREAM & ABILITY SPORTS, FITNESS AND HUMANITIES

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

Doylestown - Register online (below) or contact Dana Zuiderhof
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 Dana Zuiderhof

Ability Teen Night

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 Dana Zuiderhof

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 or <request information at this link>
Quakertown
- Contact Becky Musselman, 215.536.8841 x126

Seekers

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

Program Registration

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
Ability Day Off School Camp
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Ability Teen Night
Typically held the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Activities include swimming, dancing, sports, games and more!
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Adapted Private Lessons
Contact  Andrea Brown (private fitness) or Anahita Mir (private aquatics)

Kaitlyn Stevens to schedule adapted private lessons at kstevens@ymcabucks.org
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Adapted Teen Sports/Fitness
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Biking 101
4 Biking lessons with an instructor. Biking 101 Evaluation required before this program.
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Club After 2 (age 12 to 21)
After School Program for students ages 12-21
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Seekers - Recreational Program for Adults with Special Needs
Located in the Teen Center. | Social and recreational program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
ABILITY Programs - Quakertown
Ability Mainstream Aquatics Lessons
Please contact Becky Musselman at bmusselman@ymcabucks.org
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Ability Mainstream Group Classes
Please contact Becky Musselman at bmusselman@ymcabucks.org
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Ability Teen Night
Ability Teen Night is a fun, supervised evening with Y staff for teens with special needs. Must register at least five (5) days prior to event.
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Adapted Aquatics Group Lessons
Please contact Becky Musselman at bmusselman@ymcabucks.org or (215) 536-9622 to register.
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Adapted Martial Arts
JKA Style Shotokan Karate using the AJKA-I curriculum. Learn the traditional art of self defense, and enjoy the benefits of increased flexibility, balance, strength and character development. Sneakers required. Belts: Green through Black.  Contact Becky Musselman (215) 536-8841 bmusselman@ymcabucks.org to register.
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Adapted Private Lessons
Please contact Becky Musselman at bmusselman@ymcabucks.org or (215) 536-9622 to register.
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Barracudas Swim Team
Please contact Becky Musselman at bmusselman@ymcabucks.org or (215) 536-9622 to register.
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  

Contact:

Doylestown 

Dana Zuiderhof
Ability Programs Coordinator

215.348.8132, x1136

Quakertown 

Becky  Musselman
Advanced Director of Aquatics and Ability Programs - Quakertown

215-536-8841, x126

Program sponsored by:

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