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Ability Programs

Doylestown branch only
YMCA of Bucks County welcomes individuals of all abilities and continues to support their needs as health seekers with knowledgeable staff, professional instructors, and supportive 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.

Club After 2

Join peers in a safe and social afterschool environment featuring all the YMCA has to offer. Activities rotate daily and include swimming, fitness, field trips and volunteerism as well as team building and games. Students are encouraged to participate by trained staff and volunteers. Program is designed for students ages 12-21 with intellectual or developmental disability or Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Ability Teen Night

Ability Teen Nights are generally offered the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month (please check events schedule to verify dates, especially around holidays)

Enjoy a night of fun with music, games and swimming. Registration available below.

Ability Teen Night may fill to capacity. Pre-registration is required and closed by 12pm on the day of the event.

  • Jan 11, 2018, 15:27 PM

    ABILITY WINTER FAMILY EVENT

    December 1
    Join us for a bus trip to Roxey Ballet's sensory-friendly performance of The Nutcracker

    Bus departs Doylestown branch: 11:30am
    Show begins: 1pm
    Bus departs venue: 3:15pm for return to Doylestown

    Cost: $40 per person, includes bus transportation and show ticket (25 tickets available)

    Program note: YMCA of Bucks County proudly offers this family event. While our staff may attend this trip with their family, Ability participants and all children in attendance must remain under the care and supervision of their parents/guardians for the duration of the event. This is not a staffed, "drop your child off" event.



Contact:

Doylestown 

‚Äč Julianne Hirst
Director of Ability Programs

215.348.8131, x1136

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ABILITY - Programs for Youth
Ability Holiday Camps
Send your child to the Y for their best day off from school ever! Kids will enjoy fun activities such as art, music, and games in the morning followed by outside sports and games, and swimming in the afternoon.
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! Payment is cash at the door, typically $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers unless otherwise indicated.
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Adapted Aquatics - Group
Focus on water acclimation, self-confidence, and beginnings swimming skills on their front, back and side. Participants are encouraged and taught how to voluntarily submerge while standing and swimming. Ratio 1:4
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Adapted Aquatics - Mainstream Group
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Adapted Aquatics - Private Swim Lessons
Ability participants interested in beginning private lessons should contact Julianne Hirst for information regarding packages and availability. Current ability private lesson clients seeking to renew their private lessons, may do so below:
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Adapted Fitness - Private Lessons
Ability participants interested in beginning private lessons should contact Julianne Hirst for information regarding packages and availability. Current ability private lesson clients seeking to renew their private lessons, may do so below:
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Adapted Gymnastics - Mainstream Group
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Adapted Karate - Mainstream Group
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Adapted Karate - Private Lessons
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Adapted Sports - Mainstream
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  
Adapted Sports - Buddy 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  
Fit Me (age 6-17)
FitMe is small-group and individual fitness instruction for children and teens with special needs. Led by a pediatric physical therapist, small groups of individuals will participate in strength, endurance, and flexibility activities incorporating coordination, balance, socialization, and FUN! An open gym space encourages functional strengthening and whole-body movement. Prior to enrollment, participants will receive a one-on-one consultation with the instructor to review medical history, assess current fitness and mobility levels, discuss goals, and determine best class placement. One-on-one instruction is also available.  A written physician clearance to participate in exercise is required.
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
FitMe Private Sessions (age 6-17)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member