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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Babysitters Training

For future and current babysitters, this American Red Cross class will provide youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe, and learn about basic child care and first aid. For further information or to register, contact Kathryn Forsyth, kforsyth@cccymca.org

WHEN: February 18 – 10:00am-4:00pm

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center

FEE: Member: $75 Program Participant: $150


Lifeguard Certification Course

2 lifeguardsThe Lifeguarding course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Registration is required by Monday, December 19 to provide ample time to complete the required online material prior to the in-person portion of the class. Must be 15 years or older to take the class. All classes must be attended. Registration does not guarantee certification.

The class is at no cost to the participant pending a successful reference and background check, and an agreement to work at the Hamden/North Haven YMCA & New Haven YMCA Youth Center for six months.

WHEN: April 23-27, May 22-26 – 10:00-4:00pm

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center

FEE: Member: $250/Program Participant: $350


Kids 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 kids get the chance to swim, but they will have dinner, dessert, participate in arts & crafts, as well as plenty of other activities! Now, on the plus side, you get to have a little more down time for yourself as well!

WHEN: February 10, March 10 and April 14 – 5:30-8:30pm

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center

FEE: Member: $10 Program Participant: $15


FIRST AID/CPR/AED-BLENDED LEARNING

First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. Registration is required by the Monday before class begins to provide ample time to complete the required online material prior to the in-person portion of the class. Must be 15 years or older to take the class. For further information or to register, contact Kathryn Forsyth, kforsyth@cccymca.org

WHEN: April 25 & 26, May 24 & 25 – 10:00am-2:00pm

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center

FEE: Member: $75/Program Participant: $150


Flick & Float – Movie Night

Swimmer-silhouetteEnjoy a different family-friendly movie each month while you float around in our heated pool. Movie showings will begin within 30 minutes of event start.

WHEN: February 17, March 17 and April 21 – 6:00pm-8:00pm

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center

FEE: Member: $0/Program Participant: $5/person


Mad Scientist Night

Our Mad Scientists Night will engage children in a variety of activities centering around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Join us for learning and fun with motivational Y staff. Children will work hands on, making and creating different projects from slime, to crystal stars, to their own mousetraps! We will provide the materials. This program is for scientists aged 5-10.

WHEN: February 3, March 3 and April 7 – 6:00pm-8:00pm

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center

FEE: Member: $0 Program Participant: $5/person


Game Night – Aqua Style

There is no better exercise (for the brain & body) than play! Bring the family to a night of fun water games. We’ll be taking the games to the pool!

WHEN: February 24 – 6:00pm-8:00pm

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center

FEE: Member: $10/family     Program Participant: $20/family


Adult Basketball – Open Gym

Basketball with the Y logo on itSomething new for 2023! We are offering adult basketball pick up games weekly at the Y each program cycle. Registration is required.

WHEN: Wednesdays –  6:30pm-8:00pm

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center

FEE: Member: $50 Program Participant: $100


Youth Fitness

This class is geared for middle school students of any fitness level. In this class we will approach fitness in a fun healthy way. From stretching to fitness related games to a mile run. This class will be a great opportunity to learn about health and fitness while having a great time.

WHEN: Wednesdays: 5:00pm-5:45pm

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center

FEE: Member: $50/Program Participant: $100


Arts & Crafts

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


Youth Basketball

BasketballLearn the basic skills of basketball from our experienced staff members. Kids will learn how to dribble, shoot, and pass while learning the importance of teamwork.

WHEN: Saturdays: 9:30am-10:15am

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center

FEE: Member: $50 Program Participant: $100


Youth Volleyball

Whether you’re a novice or a pro, the volleyball court is the place to be at the Y! Staff will help build skills, develop a sense of teamwork, and friendship too!

WHEN: Wednesdays: 5:30pm-6:15pm

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center

FEE: Member: $50 Program Participant: $100


Preschool Fitness

Join us for group games, activities, and tons of fun! This fast moving class is designed to introduce children to organized activities while developing friendships.

When: Thursday 11:00am-11:45am

Fees: Member: $50 Program Participant: $100

Where: New Haven YMCA Youth Center


Youth Soccer

Learn the basics of soccer while having fun and practicing with friends! Each week will be dedicated to learning a different skill and each session will conclude with a game.

WHEN: Saturdays: 10:30am-11:15am

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center

FEE: Member: $50/Program Participant: $100


Kids Zumba

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


Flag Football

Join us for Flag Football Fun on Saturday. This activity is geared toward children 5-8 years old. Bring your water bottle and sneakers. Space is limited, registration is required.

WHEN: Fridays: 5:30pm-6:15pm

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center

FEE: Member: $0 Program Participant: $5


Floor Hockey

Coach Pat invites you to join the team for a game of floor hockey each week. Participants will focus on skill building and teamwork during each class. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, this is the place to go!

WHEN:  Saturdays: 8:30am-9:15am

FEE: Member: $50/Program Participant: $100

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center


Winter 2 Program Guide

Our supportive community will inspire you and your children! At the Y, we help young people develop skills and confidence. Our programs are designed to assist you and your family. Classes are created to be fun as well as educational. We provide a welcoming, safe environment so that you and your family comfortable and are able to meet others. At the Y, everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in our programs!

Please browse our Winter 2 Program Guide: Hamden/North Haven Y Winter 2 Program Guide

Winter 2 Session runs February 27 – April 23, 2023

Registration Opens: Facility Member: Monday, February 6 / Program Participant: Monday, February 13


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 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! Registration opens on March 1, 2023.


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!


Winter 1 Program Guide

At the Y, we believe that supporting families by building strong kids and future leaders is not only vital to our well-being, but should also be fun and inclusive. That’s why we’ve designed our programs to meet the needs of every individual, no matter their age or skill level. We provide a welcoming environment focused on helping you and your family remain strong and self-confidence. At the Y, everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in our programs!

Please browse our Winter 1 Program Guide: HNH Winter 1 2023 Program Guide

Winter 1 Session runs January 2 – February 26, 2023

Registration Opens: Facility Member: Monday, December 12 / Program Participant: Monday, December 19

 


Before and After School Child Care

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.

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.

2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION opens on February 1 for returning participants; March 1 for new families. Please review our Hamden North Haven YMCA 2023 2024 SACC Brochure and 2023 2024 SACC Hamden North Haven YMCA Parent Handbook

Please fill out our 2023_2024 CCCY SACC Registration Packet and if necessary and 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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