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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Before and After School Child Care

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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.

We welcome children of all abilities. If you or a member of your family requires additional assistance or has a special circumstance, please contact Katie Forsyth at the Y for more information.

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 [email protected]g. We would love to answer your questions and update you on our programs.

2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION 

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.


Summer Program Guide

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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 2024 Summer Program Guide

Summer Program Session: June 17 – August 11, 2024
Member Registration Starts: May 27, 2024
Program Participant Registration Starts: June 3, 2024


Summer Day Camp

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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. 


Arts & Crafts

Paint brushAn 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

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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!

2023 Member Get A Member Kids GreenWhen 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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