Welcome to the YWCA Princeton
For more than 90 years, the YWCA Princeton has been the heart of a vibrant community, serving Mercer County and central NJ by providing opportunities that are educational, recreational and inspirational. More than a not-for-profit organization, we are a movement, advocating to elimate racism and empower women in all we do.
We offer an array of classes throughout the year (click to the left for our Current Class Listing.)
Did you know our YWCA was the first place in our region where a woman could swim in public? And our first racially integrated pool? In fact, our Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) came to be when several women who had experienced mastectomies joined together for a gentle water aquatics program. Today, our BCRC offers a wig and prosthese boutique, as well as a variety of wellness programs, private and group counseling sessions, community outreach initiatives, a transportation and meal program, and a "pink peddle" bicycle program. Our newest attraction is a Princess Warrior headshaving program to wmpower those facing hair loss.
The Nursery School at the YWCA Princeton provides a safe, nurturing environment in which all children can flourish. We offer high quality, specialized care in addition to before and after school day care. Our After School Program in the public schools makes available specialized enrichment programs. And, we offer week-long camps during the spring vacation and winter school breaks.
Our popular Summer Youth Camps all offer a variety of exercise, creative fun, and loads of activities. Campers can participate by the week or the entire summer! Our specialty summer camps include Fun Camp, Ballet Camp, Adventure Camp, and our popular Adventure Teen Camp. All promise lots of engagement and fun!
For decades, our Newcomers Club has welcomed those new to the area hosting workshops, outings, socials, and “Friday with Friends.”
Special events are held throughout the year such as our magical Cinderella Ball, Father-Daughter Valentine Dance, Adult Dancing, NJ State Judo Championships, Women’s Empowerment Workshops, Women’s Equality Day and much more. Our signature events include the annual ETS Firecracker 5K Walk/Run, “In the Pink” Fashion Show, Tribute to Women Awards Dinner, and Crafters’ Marketplace. ANd our Annual Friends Luncheon acknowledges the highly-committed group of volunteers who govern us and the generous donors who support our vision.
Most all classes and camps are held at our main campus located at 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, NJ, 08540 in the YWCA / YMCA building and our historic Bramwell House. Our pools are located at 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, and at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, 90 Grover’s Mill Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536. You may call us at (609) 497-2100 ext. 0 for more information. We hope you’ll become a member!