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
Address & Phone:
Please browse through our Winter II Program Guide to learn more: Winter II 2021 Program Guide NHYYC
Our Winter 2 Programs start on March 1 and run through April 25.
Registration opens for Members on Monday, February 8. For Community Members on Monday, February 15.
You can register on-line, by calling the Y or in person.
The Hamden/North Haven YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.
And while these are unprecedented times, times that challenge us individually and as a community on many levels, Camp Mountain Laurel day camp provides kids with a safe, healthy, familiar, and fun-filled environment for them to explore, build confidence, develop skills and make lasting friendships and memories, so they can grow as individuals and leaders. For families, day camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.
The health and safety of all Y campers, our team and our volunteers are our first and foremost priority. New safety protocols and sanitization procedures have been adopted to maintain the highest standards. CCCY 2021 Day 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.
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 Hamden North Haven Y 2021 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y.
To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! Hamden North Haven Y 2021 Day Camp Registration 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: 2021 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials
For day-to-day program details, please review our Hamden North Haven Y 2021 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 2021-fillable
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 3-5 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).