The New Haven YMCA Youth Center provides child care, recreation and learning opportunities for youth from age 3 to 23. We offer a full day NAEYC accredited preschool program for 3 and 4-year-olds; an afterschool care program for children between 5-12; and for our older youth, we offer a walk-in program for recreation, open basketball, and support.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am–6:00 pm
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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 an opportunity for physical, social, emotional and cognitive learning experiences. For families, the camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.
Safety is our first priority. All Central Connecticut Coast YMCA camp programs are following all the guidelines set by the CDC, CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC), American Camp Association (ACA), Y-USA, and other sources to ensure our policies and procedures are aligned to keep our children, staff and volunteers healthy and safe. 2020 CCCY Summer Camp Safety Plan.
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 P 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 peek 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 2020 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y.
To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2020 Camp Registration Packet Update
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: 2020 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials.
For day-to-day program details, please review our 2020 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 2020-fillable
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 review our School Age Child Care Brochure.
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
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.
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
As a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, supporting their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA continues to give youth an enriching and safe experience. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility that help build character. Our core values are woven throughout our child care program to create a warm, nurturing, home away from home. Your child’s growth, development, and education are important to us, as we do our best to ensure their future is bright.
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
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.
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION
Please review our 2020 2021 SACC Brochure and Parent Handbook. To register, please fill out our SACC Registration Packet Fillable and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization forms. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.
Our child care programs allow parents to answer the inevitable questions: Where can my child be safe and learn what they need to know to be prepared for school, and for life? The New Haven YMCA Youth Center provides a full day NAEYC accredited Preschool program for 3 and 4-year-olds all year. We are proud to be helping youngsters gain self-confidence and social skills while developing positive attitudes about school and learning!
All the forms and information you’ll need is right here. Click on any item from the listing below to get started!
Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS).