The Hamden/North Haven YMCA has a wide variety of programs for children and teens – after-school child care, youth sports and summer day camps. The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth.  At the Hamden/North Haven Y, youth are enriched in a safe environment. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that help build character.

If you don’t find what you need here, please call or stop by the branch for more information. Learn more about the Hamden/North Haven YMCA and how to become a youth member.

Mailing Address & Phone:

P.O. Box 6555
Hamden, CT 06517
P 203 535 2569 
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Camp Mountain Laurel Address & Phone:

Downes Road
Hamden, CT 06514
Summer P 203 248 1792 or 203 764 1103 

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YMCA Day of Giving

MARCH 5, 2024 YMCA Day of Giving!

On March 5, 2024; all branches of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA will join a growing number of YMCAs across the country for YMCA Day of Giving, a one-day giving event geared to providing an opportunity to donate to YOUR YMCA.

The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA has set a goal of raising $46,000 to match our 2024 Staff Giving Campaign.

We want to support the members of our community who need us most. Our will to serve is endless! Whenever we see a need in our community, the Y stands ready to help with open arms and caring hearts. Thanks to the unwavering support of our donors, volunteers and members, the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA has always been able to adapt and respond to the ever-changing needs of our community.

Join us in celebrating the YMCA DAY OF GIVING! Let’s work together and create a stronger community for all.

Give to the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA! 

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Summer Day Camp

WELCOME TO SUMMER DAY CAMP!

The YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. At YMCA day camp kids and teens can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging – all while having tons of fun.

In order to have fun and thrive, kids of all ages need to feel both physically and emotionally safe. When you drop your child off at a camp, you can rest assured that their total well-being will be supported. Safety is always our number one priority! We keep kids healthy and safe while providing enriching experiences. As a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth, the Y has been a leader in providing summer camp for over 130 years. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that help build character.

Learn More: 2024 Day Camp Brochure with the 2024 Day Camp Parent Handbook and 2024 Camp Mountain Laurel FAQs

Registration Forms: 2024 Camp Mountain Laurel Registration Packet – Fillable

If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

Financial assistance is available for families who need it to ensure that all kids in our community can have enriching summer experiences. These forms are required to apply: Financial Assistance Forms

If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, team building, and problem-solving skills. To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CIT Application Form

Our camp programs fill up fast, so make plans to reserve your spot. 


Winter 2 Program Guide

Our supportive community will inspire you and your children! At the Y, we help young people develop skills and confidence. Our programs are designed to assist you and your family. Classes are created to be fun as well as educational. We provide a welcoming, safe environment so that you and your family comfortable and are able to meet others.

Inspiration and growth are at the heart of what we do! We’re here to support you and your children to develop essential skills and build confidence. Our youth development programs are meticulously designed to empower young minds. We believe in the potential of every child.

At the Y, diversity is celebrated and everyone is encouraged to participate. We understand that circumstances vary. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify. Ensuring accessibility to our programs is a fundamental part of our mission.

Please browse our Winter 2 Program Guide: Hamden/North Haven Y Winter 2 Program Guide

Winter 2 Session runs February 26 – April 21, 2024

Registration Opens: Facility Member: Monday, February 5 / Program Participant: Monday, February 12


Winter 1 Program Guide

Please browse our Winter 1 Program Guide

Now’s the time to reflect and think about your well-being. How can the Y support you and your family in 2024? The start of the new year is a great time to try something new, start a new routine, meet new people. Ready to refocus or tweak a present habit, even just a little, in order to turn it into a healthy habit? Start your new year off right – register for a YMCA Winter 1 Program.

Winter 1 Session runs January 1-February 25, 2024

Registration Opens for Members on December 11, for Program Participants on December 18.


Before and After School Child Care

FIND YOUR HOMEWORK HELPER!

Through a balanced approach to youth development, the Y’s program will offer activities, mentorship and academic support, helping kids to thrive throughout the school year.

As an organization dedicated to youth development, we know how important it is for a child to have an enriching place for learning and growth, both in and out of school. And we’re happy to be able to provide that place, allowing your child’s social, emotional, physical and academic journey to continue long. Are also proud to be able to provide you and your family with the services required to remain healthy.

We help kids reach their potential and thrive in a safe, trustworthy setting. We offer a curriculum that aligns with the school day and supports growth in literacy, science, math, science, engineering, and technology (STEM) while infusing the arts, physical activity, and fun. We teach kids confidence, encourage self-expression and enrich social development. Providing our youth with the support, encouragement and positive role models that they need, will not only increase their ability to succeed in school but in life. For families, we offer peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and educational program building new relationships and achieving more.

Everyone belongs at the Y. To ensure that all youth have the chance to participate, the Y offers financial assistance to those in need. Please talk with us to learn more. If you’d like to help send a child to child care, you can donate easily on our web site or at our Y. We also participate in the State of CT Care4Kids program.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Forsyth, Youth and Family Director at kforsyth@cccymca.org. We would love to answer your questions and update you on our programs.

2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Please review our Hamden North Haven YMCA 2023 2024 SACC Brochure and 2023-2024 SACC Hamden North Haven YMCA Parent Handbook. To register, fill out our 2023_2024 CCCY SACC Registration Packet and if necessary and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization form. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.

2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION 

Registration opens for current participants on February 1, 2024; for new participants on March 1, 2024. Please review our HNHY 2024 2025 SACC Brochure; HNHY 2024 2025 SACC Parent Handbook and 2024_2025 CCCY SACC Registration Packet.

Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.


Arts & Crafts

An instructed creative art class focusing on exploration and self discovery. Our arts & crafts guru will lead this seasonally themed craft class.

WHEN: Saturdays: 10:30am-11:15am

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center

FEE: Member: $50/Program Participant: $100


Kids Zumba

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, Kids Zumba is the way to go! Kids Zumba is movement through dance combined with Spanish language.

WHEN: Wednesdays: 5:00pm-5:45pm

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center

FEE: Member: $0 Program Participant: $100


Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

When a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month.

There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive.

Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!


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