Youth Membership

New Haven PoolTwo gymnasiums, caring youth programming, swimming and child care are among the reasons our community loves the New Haven YMCA Youth Center. We offer full day preschool for 3 and 4 year olds which is supported by the school readiness program and accredited by NAEYC. In addition, we have a wonderful walk-in open gym program for youth ages 13 to 23 years old that runs after school Monday through Friday from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm / 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm during the summer.

Amenities at the New Haven YMCA Youth Center:

  • Swimming pool
  • 2 full-size gymnasiums
  • 3 preschool classrooms
  • School Age summer care program for youth 5-12 years old
  • Open Swimming for youth
  • Social and recreational opportunities year-round
  • Youth leadership programming and training
  • Youth Community Service opportunities
  • Commuter Stations for training and participant use
  • Large Community Resource Room (available for community rentals)

How to Participate

group family holding hands walkingWhy do so many people feel like they belong at the Y?  One reason is that no other single membership provides so many ways to exercise spirit, mind, and body as the YMCA. So, whether your life is about shaping up, studying up, meeting up or growing up, it all begins with signing up at the YMCA.

We have a wonderful community of people here at the New Haven Y Youth Center! It’s a positive, supportive environment where community youth can feel comfortable while pursuing the activities that interest them most.

The New Haven YMCA Youth Center is youth serving branch, not a full facility branch. We encourage adults to explore membership opportunities at other branches in the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA family. Click here for a list of all YMCA locations that are part of the Central Connecticut Coast branch network.

Financial assistance is available for youth and families with a demonstrated need. CCC Y Financial Assistance Application

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For Your Safety

The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access.