NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program

Forever Growing AGES: 3-4 years At the Y, we offer a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. The Y supports their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. When you know your child is well cared for, you and your family have the opportunity to focus at work, plan healthy meals, enjoy family activities […]

Learn Grow Thrive

Early Learning Preschool Program Our child care programs allow parents to answer the inevitable questions: Where can my child be safe and learn what they need to know to be prepared for school, and for life? The New Haven YMCA Youth Center provides a full day NAEYC accredited Preschool program for 3-5 year-olds all year. […]

Stratford Y Swim Team

AGES: 5 – 18 years (participation depends on ability level) The Stratford YMCA offers a stimulating, enjoyable program that stresses stroke technique, endurance, sportsmanship, goal-setting, and leadership. We strive to do all this in an environment that embraces the YMCA’s philosophy of building spirit, mind, and body for all. We believe these qualities serve our swimmers […]

Lifeguard Certification

AGES: 15 and up Here’s your chance to build your résumé and show the world what you can do. Prepare for college and a career by developing leadership and communication skills, be a hero by learning lifesaving skills such as first aid, CPR, and Oxygen Administration, and have fun while earning money at a job you’ll […]

Preschool Programs

FOREVER GROWING At the Y, we offer a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. The Y supports their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. When you know your child is well cared for, you and your family have the opportunity to focus at work, plan healthy meals, enjoy family activities and establish a […]

Y Vacation Club

No School, No Worries! Enjoy your days off from school at our Y Vacation Club! We offer fun-packed days of activities, field trips, afternoon snack, swimming and great indoor and outdoor games. FEE: Members $40 per half-day session AM or PM / $75 per full-day Community Members $45 per half-day session AM or PM / $80 […]

Gymnastics

Gymnastics is a long-standing tradition of YMCAs and we provide exceptional gymnastic experiences for all ages and abilities. Our leadership team is dedicated to programs that increase agility, flexibility and strength while the utilizing the unique amenities of our 6,000 square foot facility. All participants have the opportunity to develop their ability through the use […]

Full Day Child Care

FOREVER GROWING AGES: 8 weeks – 5 years At the Y, we offer a safe, nurturing environment for infants and children to learn and grow. The Y supports their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. When you know your child is well cared for, you and your family have the opportunity to focus at work, plan […]

Youth Sports

Through our youth sports programs young people have the opportunity to be in a safe environment, gaining social maturation and leadership abilities, while engaging in fun recreational activities. From wrestling to our basketball league, youth are encouraged to learn and lead healthy lifestyles, commit to goals and team settings and approach challenges optimistically.

Adapted Aquatics – Special Needs Swimming Lessons

Student to instructor ratio is 1:1 This program is open to all individuals with cognitive and/ or physical disabilities and is designed to provide a positive recreational and educational experience for participants. Existing YMCA Swim Lesson Programs will be adapted to meet individual needs. This program is for all levels of swimmers. An adult may […]

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

AGES: 3 and up One-on-one swim lessons with a trained swim instructor are available for Y Family Facility Members. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. REGISTRATION: CCC YMCA Private Semi-Private Swim Lesson Registration

Aquatic Physical Therapy

Our Aquatic Center is host to local Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy groups who use our facility several days a week. Contact the Aquatics Department for more information P 203 878 6501

Preschool – Early Learning

Forever Growing At the Y, we offer a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. The Y supports their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. When you know your child is well cared for, you and your family have the opportunity to focus at work, plan healthy meals, enjoy family activities and establish a […]

Inclusive After School for High School

The focus of the program is to give youth an opportunity to grow socially, reinforce healthy living skills with sports, swimming, fitness, recreation opportunities, job skills training and shadowing. The program runs between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Participants will also have time for homework.  Activities are subject to change based on the abilities and […]

Y Vacation Club

No School, No Worries AGES: Pre-K – School Age Enjoy your days off from school at our Y Vacation Club! New this year, we are offering Y Vacation Club to preschoolers, too! FEE: Members $50 per day / Community Members $75 per day

The Council

Ages: Boys, 9-14 Boys can stand strong, stand up for their beliefs without fear, prevent violence, harassment, or abuse, and stand in united solidarity.  The Council encourages understanding, critical thinking skills, pride, unity, and a positive regard for diversity as boys grow toward young manhood. This is a facilitated support group. Day & Time: Wednesday […]

Girls Circle

Ages: Girls, 9 – 13 Girls are strong, courageous, and confident. Girls Circle gives girls a safe, caring environment, and encourages self-confidence, authenticity in relationships, and judgment skills. This is a facilitated support group. Day & Time: Tuesday 5:00-6:00PM Cost: Member: Free Non-Member: $80

Youth & Government

AGES: High School Students Delegations are held at Foran High School and Lauralton Hall. Participants take on government roles and participate in writing, debating, lobbying and passing laws. The program concludes with the annual state conference in Hartford. (Delegations and participants will be required to pay for their own trip). Contact the Youth Department at ext. […]

Family Time Themed Events

Enjoy family time at the Y! Every month look for our themed evening events that offer Families time to play together, get together and live healthily. A light meal will be served. Pre-registration required. FEE: Free for Family Facility members

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

AGES: 3 and up One-on-one swim or two-on-one lessons with a trained swim instructor. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. REGISTRATION: Members may register by filling out our Registration Form at the member service desk. CCC YMCA Private Semi-Private Swim Lesson Registration

Pool Volleyball

Join the Stratford YMCA Water Volleyball Group. Come in and fulfill your weekly need for fun and exercise. WHEN & TIME: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1:00-3:00 pm FEE: Free for Members Community Members $20.00/8 week session

Under Water Hockey

If you are comfortable in the water and want to join a fun group, this is the group for you! All equipment is provided…just bring your bathing suit and towel. For more information, please contact James Saulnier P 203-426-8824 or E js@alumni.cmu.edu.

Y Vacation Club

No School, No Worries AGES: 5-12 years Enjoy your days off from school at our Y Vacation Club! Children should bring a peanut-free lunch and appropriate clothing, including a bathing suit and towel. TIME: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

AGES: 3 and up One-on-one swim lessons with a trained swim instructor. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. REGISTRATION: You may register by filling out a Private Lesson Request Form: CCC YMCA Private Semi-Private Swim Lesson Registration.  Please email it or leave it with our Member Services Team at the front […]

Y Vacation Club

No School, No Worries Have your child join us for swimming, games, crafts and other fun activities on their days off from school. FEE: Members $50 per day / Community Members $90 per day For more information, please contact the Y P 203 481 9622

Leadership Development

Computer Instruction (Ages 5-18) Basic computer skills are taught to every child, from simple tasks to turning on the computer and how to use the mouse to understanding certain applications such as Microsoft Office.  Learning how to successfully operate specific software and hardware is important for their future education and careers. Communication Skills (Ages 6-18) […]

Youth and Government Program

Youth and Government is a national YMCA group that involves thousands of teenagers worldwide in programs that model their state government.  The New Haven YMCA has been participating in the Youth and Government program since 2006.  Between October and March of each year, the teens in the Youth Center meet once to twice a week […]

Youth Sports

Team sports at the Y build character and self-esteem. Participants cultivate values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement. Kids will not only learn the fundamentals and how to work together on a team, but also who they are and what they can achieve. Our programs include gymnastics, dance, […]

Camp and Outdoor Center

Our facility opens the Saturday before Memorial Day and closes after Labor Day. We offer summer pool memberships, group and private swim lessons, swim team, pool parties, and group rentals. Our Camp and Outdoor Center offers 3 pools, snack bar, boating, tennis, basketball, rental, birthday parties, swim lessons and is home to our summer day […]

Adaptive Aquatics

AGES: 3 and up This one to one class is open to all individuals with cognitive and/or physical disabilities and is designed to provide a positive recreational and educational experience for all participants. Existing YMCA Swim Lesson Programs will be adapted to meet individual needs. This program is for all levels. An adult may accompany if […]

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

AGES: 3 and up One-on-one swim lessons with a trained swim instructor. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. Registration form: CCC YMCA Private Semi-Private Swim Lesson Registration CONTACT: Maureen Scinto, Director of Aquatics, at P 203 255 2834 ext. 2318 or E MScinto@cccymca.org

Lifeguard Certifications

Classes are taught by American Red Cross Instructors. First Time certifications and re-certifications are available for Lifeguarding and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Lifeguarding candidates must be 15 years and older, be able to swim 550 yards non-stop, and must be able to tread water for 3 minutes. Check out our schedule of training or contact […]

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

AGES: 3 and up One-on-one private swim lessons with a trained swim instructor are available to fit your busy schedule. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. CCC YMCA Private Semi-Private Swim Lesson Registration

Child Care

AGES: 8 weeks – 5 years Child care programs help youngsters gain self-confidence and social skills while developing positive attitudes about school and learning. Our programs are NAEYC accredited and allow parents to go to work with peace of mind knowing that their children are being cared for in a safe, structured and fun environment.  […]

After School Program

Engage Beyond the School Day AGES: K-8th grade What are your kids doing after school? At YMCA School Age Child Care program kids build self-esteem, values and leadership skills. You’ll know they are growing and exploring their potential; they’ll think they are just having fun! Our After School Program provides a safe environment where kids […]

Lifeguarding

Ages: 15 years and older Ideal for lifeguards working at traditional pools. The course teaches professionalism, patron and facility surveillance, victim recognition, equipment-based rescues, and caring for head, neck and back injuries. Upon successful completion of course, participants will also earn certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer (includes AED) Oxygen Administration and First Aid. Prerequisites […]