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

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 

 

Winter 1 Program Guide

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Everyone belongs at the Y. We have many programs and classes that will help you be a better you – connect with others, learn something new, become healthier and have fun. Take a look at our Winter 1 Program Guide. Our Winter 1 program session runs Monday, January 6 – March 1.

Registration opens on Monday, December 16 for Members, for Community Members on Monday, December 23, 2019.

You can register on-line, from our mobile app, by calling the Y or in-person. Call us with questions.


Working Together For Our Community

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Boy Scouts of America Swim Prep

Is your Boy Scout ready for summer swimming adventures? Whether your swimmer passed the BSA swim assessment with flying colors last year or is just starting his aquatics journey, it’s never too early to start preparing for summer. This class will focus on introducing and then mastering assessment skills such as endurance, specific strokes, and gaining comfort in deep water, over the course of eight weeks. The only prerequisite to this course is the goal to pass the BSA swim assessment before the start of summer!

AGES: 8+
WHEN: Wednesdays, January 8 – February 26
TIME: 6 pm – 6:40 pm
FEE: Members $80 / Community Members $160


Trained To Save

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Lifeguard Recertification Class

Lifeguarding review classes are designed to help update your skills while also extending your certification for another two years. To participate in this class, you must hold a valid American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification, or it must be expiring within 30 days of the class. Proof of the certificate must be given before the start of the class.

AGES: 17+
WHEN: Sunday, January 26
TIME: 10 am – 5 pm
FEE: Members $125 / Community Members $200
CONTACT: Alex Hunter, Aquatics Director, E ahunter@cccymca.org


Make A Difference, Save A Life

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Child & Infant CPR Class

American Red Cross CPR classes take just a few short hours, but the skills you’ll learn during the process can make all the difference to someone in need. Open to all parents/guardians registered for our Stage A & B swimming lessons, this is an optional add-on that will train you to respond to a breathing emergency for your infant and/or child.

• Must be registered for a Stage A & B swim lesson class to participate.
• Certification can be achieved after taking a short test.

WHEN: February 16
TIME: 12 pm – 2:30 pm
FEE: Members $0 / Community Members $20
CONTACT: Alex Hunter, Aquatics Director, E ahunter@cccymca.org


A December To Remember

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HOLIDAY HOOPLA!

Pictures with Santa, cookie sale, face painting, holiday Flick ‘n Float, “Reindeer Games”, an ugly sweater contest, our 1st Christmas Tree Lighting and more!

WHEN: December 20

TIME: 6 pm – 8 pm

FEE: Members – min. $10 donation per family / Community Members – min. $15 donation per family
All proceeds will be going to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign


Life Skills Save Lives

lifeguards2Become a certified Lifeguard

If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great part-time job or a challenging career, that’s in demand, the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program is one of the best places to start. Lifeguarding lets you work as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water. You could even save a life!

Learning is fun and easy! Through videos, group discussion, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn—

  • Rescue skills for use in the water and on land.
  • First aid and professional rescuer CPR/AED training to help you prepare for an emergency.
  • Professional lifeguard responsibilities.
  • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries.

Prerequisites

  • Swim a minimum of 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.

(May swim using front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggle may be used)

  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Swim 20 yards, feet-first surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a10 pound object
    • Return to surface swim 20 yards hold an object with both hands keeping face at or near pool surface
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps

WHEN & TIME: Winter Course

Thursday, 12/26, 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Friday, 12/27, 5:30 pm – 8 pm

Saturday, 12/28, 8:30 am – 5 pm

Sunday, 12/29, 10 am – 5 pm

FEE: Members $275 / Community Members $375

CONTACT: Alex Hunter, Aquatics Director,  E ahunter@cccymca.org

ENROLL TODAY!


Date Night For You, Great Night For Them

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DECEMBER PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT

You might initially think it this as a night out for the parents, but it’s really a night out for your kids! Not only will your children get the chance to swim, but they will have dinner, dessert, participate in arts & crafts, as well as plenty of other activities! You get to have a little more downtime for yourself as well!

AGES: 3-12 years old, potty trained

WHEN: Friday, December 13

TIME: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

FEE: Members $15/Child

BRING: a bathing suit and towel


Hanging Out With A Purpose

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TEEN LEADERS CLUB

“A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.”

Join us during our new time, starting Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 6:15 pm for the Hamden/North 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 the 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.

AGES: 13-18

WHEN: Thursdays, starting on January 9, 2020

TIME: 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

REGISTRATION: Show up anytime! New leaders can participate in two meetings before making the decision to join.

CONTACT: Kevin Majneber, Membership Coordinator, P 203 248 6361 x 2213 E kmajneber@cccymca.org


Unlimited Potential

adult and teensTEEN LEADERS CLUB

“A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.”

Leaders is a Nationwide YMCA program for teens ages 13-18 that teaches leadership skills through community service, volunteerism, and personal growth. New leaders can participate in two meetings before making the decision to join.

In the 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.

CONTACT: Kevin Majneber, Membership Coordinator, P 203 248 6361 x 2213 E kmajneber@cccymca.org


Program Guide – Fall 2

Cover of Hamden Y Fall II Program GuideFOR INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE

At the Y, we help you invest in yourself! We help enhance the quality of life in our community by helping you and your family improve your health and well-being. Our programs and classes offer you the support to maintain your wellness, build relationships and nurture our children. Browse our Fall 2 Program Guide to see all the Y has to offer!

Fall 2 Program Session: October 28 – December 22, 2019

Member Registration Begins: October 7, 2019

Community Registration Begins: October 14, 2019

Register for our Fall 2 Session from our web’s Register For Our Programs online button, from our Mobile App, in person at the Y or by calling us.


Supporting Wellness Together

Reach your wellness goals with us! Weight Loss Program

This program is designed to help those seeking a healthier weight to 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.


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

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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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