YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties 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.
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.
Ability Community Recreation Workshops
Adults with special abilities are invited to join us for these community recreation workshops providing a variety of recreational opportunities at each class.
For ages 18+
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.
Available at: Bucks County branches
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.
Adapted Personal Training
For ages 13-21 | One-on-one lessons are available for personal fitness. A certified instructor provides individualized instruction to meet your individual goals.
Interested? Please complete inquiry form and select "Ability Personal Fitness Training"
Adapted Swim and Private/Semi-Private Lessons
The Y offers aquatics lessons, one-on-one or in semi-private format for individuals with special needs.
Interested? Please complete inquiry form and select "Ability Private Swim or Semi-Private Swim Lessons"
Club After 2
An afterschool program for youth/teens currently enrolled in middle or high school.
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.
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.
Special Olympics Swim Team
The Special Olympics Dolphins Swim Team is a volunteer organization that introduces individuals, ages 12 to adults, with special needs to athletic competition. Swimmers participating in this program should successfully demonstrate an understanding of the basic technique in at least freestyle or backstroke; must be able to participate in a group, and swim independently without any assistance. <Contact coach> for more information.