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.
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There’s something for everyone at the Y!
Our YMCA offers programs for all ages, abilities and stages of life. As the leading nonprofit dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y is committed to providing programs and services to children and families that are inclusive for all.
So what are you waiting for? Start having healthy fun at the Y! Click on our Summer Program Guide to see our summer offerings. HNH Y 2023 Summer Program Guide
Summer Program Session: June 19 – August 13, 2023
Member Registration Starts: May 29, 2023
Program Participant Registration Starts: June 5, 2023
Choose a time and place that works best for you and your family! Invite your friends and neighbors to join, too. Everyone knows the words to “Happy Birthday”!
9:30am-11:30am Join the Soundview Family YMCA at Foote Memorial Park for a walk, geocaching and a meditation. Foote Park on Melrose Place, Branford. Celebratory cupcakes will be provided!
11:00am Visit the Valley Y Childcare Center to sing and enjoy cupcakes
11:30am At the Woodruff Family Y, the Water Fit Class will sing with the Y staff and others who join the fun
Many of our Preschool and School Age Child Care sites will also be participating. If you’d like to participate in the celebration, please ask your Child Care Director! We’ll be singing one of our favorite songs and would love for you to join.
At the Y, you’ll find more than just a place to work out. With opportunities to connect with new people, develop new skills and explore new interests, you’ll discover new passions and a greater sense of purpose.
Take a look at our Spring Program Guide! Hamden/North Haven Y Spring 2023 Program Guide Register for a new program, sign your child up for summer camp, try something new!
Spring Program Session: April 24-June 18, 2023
Member Registration Starts: April 3, 2023
Program Participant Registration Starts: April 10, 2023
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: 2023 YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel Day Brochure 2023 YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel Parent Handbook 2023 Camp Mountain Laurel FAQs
Registration Forms: 2023 YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel Day Camp 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: 2023 Summer CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials
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. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2023-fillable
Our camp programs fill up fast, so make plans to reserve your spot!
“A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.”
Join us on Thursdays at 6:30 pm for the Hamden/North Haven & New Haven YMCA’s Teen Leaders Club! Invite your friends! Leaders is a Nationwide YMCA program for Middle School and High School teens that teaches leadership skills through community service, volunteerism, and personal growth.
In Teen Leaders Club you will have fun and can…
• Meet other teens from our community and from the New England area.
• Be a leader in the YMCA and in the community.
• Plan events and field trips.
• Participate in regional leadership retreats.
• Earn volunteer service hours and recommendations.
WHEN: Weekly club meetings will be held on Thursdays at 6:30pm for about an hour and a half.
WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center 50 Howe Street, New Haven
HOW TO REGISTER: Show up anytime! New leaders can participate in two meetings before making the decision to join. For more information, contact: Erin by calling 203-535-2569.
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
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
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.