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The Hamden/North Haven YMCA has a wide variety of programs for children, teens and adults. Everything from after school child care, swim lessons, competitive swimming, health and fitness programs to youth sports and summer day camps. The list goes on and on!

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 member.

Hours of Operations:

Monday – Friday:  5:30am-8:30pm    
Saturday:
            6:30am-5:30pm    
Sunday:
              10:00am-5:00pm

Child Watch Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monday 5:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Tuesday – Thursday 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Saturday 8:45 am – 11:30 am

Address & Phone:

1605 Sherman Ave
Hamden, CT 06514
P 203.248.6361
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203.281.4858
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Camp Mountain Laurel Address & Phone:

Downes Road
Hamden, CT 06514
Summer P 203.248.1792 or 203.764.1103 

 

Our Dream Is Green

Four children cleaning Spring Clean Up Day

Take your workout outside and help us celebrate spring by tidying up our grounds. Work-day projects include planting, cleaning, raking and more. This is going to be a fun, hands-on day where you can be part of making the YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel better than ever!

Please bring your own gardening gloves and we will provide snacks and refreshments.

Date: May 11, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel, 2705 Downes Road

All Ages are welcome to help us restore and brighten the outdoors of our camp.


Help Keep Your Kids Safe

YMCA-A_300x250-FINALDuring May, we will be offering Safety Around Water, a free program designed to engage and educate families about the importance of water safety skills.

Through the Safety Around Water program, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills.  During the course, child will learn how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations – – from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge to safely reaching a pool’s edge or exiting any body of water.

For detailed program information, please contact our Aquatics Department or Member Service Team. Class times and locations vary by program and Y Branch.


Spring Is Here. Let’s Paint

Children paintKid’s Paint Night

Saturday, April  20, 2019 5:00-7:30 pm

Join us at the Hamden/North Haven YMCA and paint your own spring celebration scene! Kid’s Paint Night is for children 5 & up with their friends. Parents are invited back at 7:00pm to walk our gallery of painted canvases and enjoy delicious refreshments with their young artist.

  • Limited Space!
  • Members/Community $20
  • Register at our front desk or call 203 248 6361

All proceeds support our 2019 Annual Campaign.


Women’s Wellness Weekend at YMCA Camp Hi-Rock

Come join us the weekend of May 31-June 2 for activities such as dance, yoga, low & high ropes, massages, creative crafts, waterfront activities and of course, delicious, healthy food! Since 2007, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock has been hosting a weekend just for women and girls. Don’t just dream about relaxation to start your summer- experience it! Meals, lodging and activities are included for the weekend and one night and day passes are also available To register or learn more visit: camphirock.org/camps/group-camping-retreats/


Hamden/North Haven YMCA Annual Campaign

The Y is now…as it has always been…a place of possibility and promise for all. Unfortunately, in times when the
true power of “us” is unknown to many and our bonds are fraying, we must do even more to enhance our human connections. That’s why the Y passionately focuses on strengthening communities.

Every day, in Hamden and North Haven, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. Everything we do helps empower communities and the “us” who live in them to thrive.  We can’t do it alone.

Learn about how the Hamden/North Haven YMCA is creating a positive impact in our community through programs devoted to academic achievement, chronic disease prevention, swim safety, outreach and more by contacting Y.

DONATE TODAY FOR A BETTER US. 


Polka Dot Challenge

POLKA DOT CHALLENGE YOURSELF

A fun challenge to help you reach your wellness goals!

Register and receive your big polka dot!

Earn a dot each day you work out at the Y. Collect dots for 4 weeks for a chance to win great prizes.


Kick Off Summer on Healthy Kids Day!

Awaken Summer Imagination

Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Join us!

Saturday, April 27 10am-1pm at the Y! This event is FREE and open to the public.

Our Healthy Kids Day event includes: A Family Photo Booth, Face Painting, Air and Floor Hockey, Kids Zumba, Archery, Healthy Snacks, Slime Making, Safety Around Water Demos, Arts & Crafts , Local Vendors, Partners and Lots More!

 


Spring Program Guide

For Teaching Safety Around Water

Building a better us includes keeping your kids safe in and around water. Teaching children how to swim and be safe around water is one of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn. It not only saves lives; it builds confidence.

Many Y programs and classes build confidence! Active older adult wellness classes, Strength Train Together group x, summer camp, school age child care and family open swim. Learn more about all our Programs in our Spring 2019 Program Guide.

Our Spring Session runs April 22 – June 9, 2019. Registration opens on Monday, April 1 for Members / Monday, April 8 for Community Members.


IGNITE YOUR CHILD’S POTENTIAL

School Age Child Care

We strive to meet the needs of our families while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. Where and how children spend their time is vital to their growth and success in life. Please visit our Child Care web page for more details!


Our App Keeps You On Track

Download the Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Mobile App!

Forget your membership card? Wonder if there is a Strength Train Together class this evening? Need to squeeze in a workout while you’re out and about? Looking for open swim or child watch times?

The Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast Y app will give you everything you need in the palm of your hand – for all our Membership Branches!

Schedules – on one user-friendly landing page for all CCCY Branches / Calendar for easy transition through days/dates / Filters by area/room, time of day, class type / Notifications from multiple branches / Locations with facility status and hours / Member Cards use your phone to check-in, load them into your IOS Wallet for display when near the Y / Programs – view and register / Push Notifications! Opt-in for updates on classes and the facility / Email the Y / FREE! 

Follow this link for a fast and easy install: https://apps.daxko.com/729IVBV9HU

Google Play Download

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The Best Summer Ever!

GREAT SUMMERS START HERE!

Summer Day Camp

We provide a happy, healthy environment for children to learn and grow. At YMCA Summer Day Camp, participants gain a sense of accomplishment, build relationships and find their sense of belonging. It’s a opportunity for physical, social, emotional and cognitive learning experiences. For families, camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.

We can’t wait to see you at HAMDEN/NORTH HAVEN YMCA CAMP MOUNTAIN  LAUREL! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore. The Best Summer Ever!

Camp Mountain Laurel is located on 2705 Downes Road in Hamden 203-764-1103 . Twenty acres of wooded space with an open shelter, outdoor swimming pool, archery station, gaga pit, ropes course and climbing wall. Dirt paths lead you easily to our Main Building where we have arts & crafts, a summer library for reading, bathrooms, changing rooms and the first aid office.  In the morning you can hear the birds chirping and children laughing throughout the camp as the sun begins to peak through the leaves – and you’ll see the tallest trees ever amongst our new larger than life backyard game stations.  Come explore nature’s outdoor classroom with us.

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our 2019 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  2019 Day Camp Registration Form Packet.  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization.

If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please fill submit this application: 2019 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials.

For day-to-day program details, please review our 2019 Day Camp Parent Handbook.

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-2019

The Best Summer Ever!


Support Wellness Together

Reach your wellness goals with us!  Weight Loss Program

This program is designed to help those seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors and form sustainable, healthy habits. Participants will build skills for a successful lifestyle change.

Program Overview: 

  • 12 weeks / 1 session per week
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Tools, knowledge and group support will be provided to help you develop plans that support your weight loss goals.

Join today and get started on creating lasting change!

Detailed information can be found in our Program Guide, at our Member Service Desk or by calling the Y.


Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image OrangeWhen 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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