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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Give To The Y Today

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 Y has always been able to adapt and respond to the ever-changing needs of our community.

This year, we are proud to share that together, we have taught children to swim, housed the homeless, provided food to those in need, offered wellness programs for all ages, supported older adults and provided scholarships to many so they could participate at the Y.

Now, as we approach the holiday season, we’re asking for your help. so that we can continue to support our neighbors and strengthen our community. No matter what challenges the future may bring, we will continue to work together.

Give to Y! Please make a donation by clicking here and choosing the Branch or Annual Campaign scholarship program closest to your heart. Make a donation to help create a stronger community for all.


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: 2023 YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel Day Brochure 2023 YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel Parent Handbook

Registration Forms: 2023 YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel Day Camp Registration Packet

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! Registration opens on March 1, 2023.


Together We Can Make a Difference

Food Drive

Food pantries are often the only source of free healthy and nutritious food in a neighborhood, and they often provide other critical resources such as nutrition education, health screenings, seasonal food baskets and back to school supplies. Please join us to support the food pantry at the Keefe Community Center.

WHEN: Monday through Friday, 3pm-6pm during the month of November.

WHERE: Keefe Community Center, 11 Pine Street, Hamden

Donations of canned goods, boxed items, dry foods and personal toiletries such as baby wipes, deodorant, feminine care, and toothbrushes are being requested or are especially needed.

Together we can make a difference.


Fall 11 Program Guide

Find Your Connection. Find Your Y.

The YMCA connects people to a great sense of purpose and to each other to make our community stronger.

Learn more about our Programs for children and families. Please browse our Fall 11 Program Guide: H/NH Fall 2022 Program Guide

FALL 11 SESSION – October 24-December 18

PROGRAM REGISTRATION DATES – Facility Member: October 3 / Program Participant: October 10


Summer Program Guide

Find Your Fun. Find Your Y.

At the Y, you’ll run, you’ll laugh, you’ll sweat and you’ll have fun meeting people while you enjoy yourself. Connect with neighbors and give back to your community. Find your fun. Register for a Summer Session program or join a class!

Please browse our Summer Program Guide: HNH Y Summer 2022 Program Guide

Summer Program Session: June 20-August 14

Registration: Facility Members: Monday, May 30. Community Members: Monday, June 6


Before and After School Child Care

YOUR KIDS WILL MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND HAVE TONS OF FUN AS THEY EXPLORE NEW ADVENTURES EACH DAY

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 are working closely with the Board of Education! 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.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Forsyth, Camp and School Age Coordinator at kforsyth@cccymca.org. We would love to answer your questions and update you on our programs.

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.

2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Please review our Hamden/North Haven Y SACC Brochure and Parent Handbook. To register, please fill out our 2022_2023 CCCY SACC Registration Packet Fillable and if required, an Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization form. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.


YMCA360 ON-DEMAND AND LIVE

At the YMCA we believe that when people experience all that our Y has to offer, they will be drawn into supportive, healthier relationships with one another and their community.

YMCA360 is an on-demand video platform for our Y community. YMCA360 offers 1000+ group exercise classes, youth sports training, well-being classes and more to serve you wherever you are. Whether you are at home or on the road, take the Y with you along with your favorite classes, instructors and more. Watch this brief introduction! 

These programs are free to all full-facility members of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCAs.

From your desktop, laptop, tablet, smart TV or mobile device, YMCA360 is available wherever you are with an internet connection. Instructions for access:

  • Please visit ymca360.org
  • Click the login button
  • Enter your email address, click continue
  • Enter your zip code, click continue
  • Click your YMCA
  • You will receive a 6 digit email code, via email
  • Enter this code, click continue
  • You will be let in!

Please reach out to the Y with questions or check our YMCA360 FAQs for CCCY Members. If you have a recommendation for a new program, please let us know.


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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