Soundview ExteriorLocated on the shoreline, the Soundview Family YMCA opened its doors in 2010 to expand the reach of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA. Exercise, aquatics, summer camp, family programming…we’ve got it all!

The Soundview Family YMCA has a wide variety of programs for people of all ages and interests. Learn more about the Soundview Family YMCA and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday: 5:30am-8:00pm

Friday: 5:30am-7:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am-5:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am-2:00pm

Address & Phone:

628 East Main Street
Branford, CT  06405
P 203 481 9622
F 203 481 9363
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Replenish, Revive, Restore

YIN YOGA WORKSHop with Jo mcintosh

Nourish your spirit, rejuvenate your body, and enliven your mind!  Enjoy an introduction to Yin Yoga, on the philosophy and hearth benefits of Yin and then the magic for yourself!

The asanas combined with deep, focused breathing encourage you to tune in and listen to your body and surrender to your feelings rather than trying to push them down or control them.  Poses are held between ten breaths and ten minutes, to liberate the body’s chronic holding patterns and relieve pain, helping you to recapture some the ease and freedom of movement you used to have as a child.  One of the most potent ways to cultivate the body’s subtle energy, Yin enables you to heal yourself, move negative emotions out, prevent injury and find a deep sense of peace in your body mind and spirit.

Date: Tuesday, June 14

Time: from 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Multipurpose Room

Cost: Members $30.00 / Community $60.00

To register visit www.soundviewymca.org or call the Front Desk at 203 481 9622.


Summer Program Guide

Find Your Fun. Find Your Y.

At the Y, you’ll run, you’ll laugh, you’ll sweat and you’ll have fun meeting people while you enjoy yourself. Connect with neighbors and give back to your community. Find your fun. Register for a Summer Session program or join a class!

Please browse our Summer Program Guide: SDV Summer 2022 Program Guide

Summer Program Session: June 20-August 14

Registration: Facility Members: Monday, May 30. Community Members: Monday, June 6

 


Supporting Wellness Together

Weight Loss Program

This Weight Loss Program is designed to help people seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors, and forming sustainable healthy habits. Participants joining the program should be ready to commit to daily food and physical activity tracking as well as developing self-designed weekly action plans that incorporate what is learned during each session. This program helps participants build skills for successful lifestyle changes as opposed to advocating any specific or restrictive short term solution.

Program Overview

  1. 12 weeks /1 session a week
  2. Must be 18 years or older
  3. Provides tools, knowledge and group support to help you develop plans that support your weight loss goals

Meetings held on Mondays or Fridays

REGISTER TODAY!

Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Fee: Members $175 / Community $350

For more information contact Christina Murphy at 203 481 9622 or cmurphy@cccymca.org

 


Take Time To Connect

YMCA Social  Club

If you like to socialize with other members of the Soundview Family YMCA, this club is for you! The Y Social Club meets the first Friday of every month and will offer a variety of activities such as cards, puzzles and games!

WHEN: June 3, July 1, August 5

TIME: 2:00pm

LOCATION: Media Room

COST:  FREE

 

 


LET’S PLAY TOGETHER

Find Hidden Treasure with Geocaching

Here is an amazing activity that will keep the kids (ageless) longing to spend more time in the great outdoors. Geocaching in a treasure hunt that happens outside using GPS enabled devices. We use our phones with the FREE downloadable app.

There are millions of Geocaches hidden around the world. They come in multiple sizes. It’s great to bring a little trinket from home to put in the cache such as a marble, sticker or keychain. Super fun activity with no limits!

When: June 11,  July 2,  August 6

Time: Noon – 1:00pm

Location: Stony Creek Quarry, 99 Quarry Road, Branford, CT 06405

COST: Free

Registration required.  For more information, contact Christina Murphy at cmurphy@cccymca.org or 203 481 9622 x3213


CELEBRATE THE Y!

Walk with us to commemorate 178 Years of Strengthening Communities

HAPPY 178th BIRTHDAY, YMCA! Founders Day Challenge

Choose a time and place that works best for you and your family! Invite your friends and neighbors to join, too. Enjoy a walk with others connected to the YMCA. We’re hoping to gather at least 178 walkers!

Monday, June 6, 2022

11:00am Join the Stratford Y team to walk around the neighborhood. Rain or shine. No registration required. Please dress appropriately with sneakers and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

12:30pm Meet at the Woodruff Family YMCA playground for a walk to celebrate the Y’s Birthday. Share your Y story and sing Happy Birthday.

2:00pm Join the Lakewood-Trumbull Y Health & Wellness Team who will be start their walk at the Y, 20 Trefoil Drive in Trumbull

2:00pm At Foote Park on Melrose Place in Branford, the Soundview Family Y will be meeting for a walk! Refreshments and birthday hats will be provided. Register online or contact Member Services at 203 481 9622.

3:00 pm Our Valley Y / Bradley School after schoolers will take an afternoon walk around the neighborhood and athletic fields. We’re sure they’ll be singing one of the favorite songs.


Young Adults – Join the Y!

FIND YOUR PURPOSE. FIND YOUR Y.

At the Y, you’ll find more than just a place to work out. With opportunities to connect with neighbors and give back to your community, you’ll discover a greater sense of purpose, too.

We’re offering a 3 Month Young Adult Membership for $100 with a Waived Joiner Fee. (Regular rate is $41/month with a $50 Joiner Fee.) This membership is extendable after 3 months at the CCCY Young Adult Membership Rate with a Waived Joiner Fee.

Join Now! Promotion ends 9/1/2022.


Wellness Wednesday Workshops

First Steps to Healthier Eating

June 29 Pantry Makeover: A pantry makeover is similar to spring cleaning – out with the bad, in with the good! The purpose of a pantry makeover is to help you bring awareness to your current food choices, while making space for healthier alternatives.

July 27 Super Market Tour: It is time to take a closer look at your grocery store, learn some of the nutrition facts and quick tips you need to make an informed decision when buying your food.

August 31 Meal Planning & Prepping: Meal prep is the key to healthy, homemade eating without a lot of work.  With simple prep each week, you can stock your fridge and freezer with heat and eat meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

TIME: 2:00—3:00 PM

LOCATION: Media Room

COST:  Free

Register at the Front Desk or call 203 481 9622.  or more information, contact Christina Murphy, Health Nutrition Coach at cmurphy@cccymca.org.


Cycle For A Cause Together

SUPPORTING CANCER SURVIVORSHIP

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and wellbeing. In this free 12-week program offered by the Soundview family YMCA survivors increase strength, develop supportive relationships and increase their quality of life.

SATURDAY, JULY 30 8:00am —12:00pm Register by July 25, 2022!

EVENT INFORMATION: 

  • Teams of 1-6 people
  • $500 per team/per bike
  • Team name displayed on bike
  • LiveStrong at the Y t-shirt
  • Free Child Watch
  • Music, raffles and food!

For more information or to register contact Colleen Villano, Director of Healthy Living E cvillano@cccymca.org  P 203 481 9622 x3217

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is made possible through community donations. $500 supports the cost of one cancer survivor to reclaim their health and includes a three month  household membership.


You’re Invited!

2nd Annual Gala – Pau Hana

The time after work. It is considered a time for relaxation, informal socializing with friends and family, and enjoyment.

WHEN: Thursday, June 23, 2022 7:00 pm-11:00 pm

WHERE: WoodWinds, 29 Schoolground Road, Branford, CT 06405

Come dressed for a Luau! Support our Community! Dance the night away with Jay DjFlip Crisante all while supporting the YMCA! Signature Buffet with Open Bar 7-9pm and Desserts. Live and Silent Auction.

GALA REGISTRATION: $95 Per Guest / $180 Per Couple / $700 Per Table (10 Guests)

RSVP: Please fill out our 2022 Gala Registration and send it to Matt LaPrino P 203 481 9622  E mlaprino@cccymca.org

All Registration Fees assist financial assistance initiatives, ensuring our Y programs FOR ALL to participate in Y Membership, Services, and Programs.


Dungeons & Dragons

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TEENS AGES 14-18

Dragons, Goblins and Gnomes…….Oh my!

Dungeons and Dragon (DND) is an intricate fantasy tabletop game. The game of DND takes the players to far-off places to fight fantasy creatures and explore. Beyond that, it can be an exercise in creative writing, basic math skills, teamwork, and all-around good time!

Participants will work with created characters, learn the basics, and possibly pass a scuffle with problematic goblins. We will be playing with 5th edition.

DATE: Saturday, May 21
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Studio A
COST: 
Members Free/Community Participants $5.00

Participants should arrive with dice, pencil and paper. Light refreshments will be served.  

To register or for more information, contact Christina Murphy at cmurphy@cccymca.org.

 

 


Tee Up For A Cause

16th Annual Golf Tournament

You can make a difference helping kids stay on course with every swing of your club.

Every day, the Y strengthens our community for kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. It’s how we help communities and the ‘us’ who live in them achieve our individual and collective promise.

With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds, to support those in need. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by taking action and giving back together.

When you participate in our 16th Annual Golf Tournament, you help us provide kids and families in our community with the programs and services they need to thrive.

WHEN:  Monday September 12, 2022

WHERE: Lyman Orchards Golf Club, Jones Course on 70 Lyman Road, Middlefield, CT P 860 200 2730

ITINERARY:   10:30am Registration / 11:30am Lunch / 12:30pm Shotgun Start (scramble) / 5:00pm Reception, Dinner, auction, raffle and awards

RSVP: Please respond by September 2, 2022 Registration Form: 2022 SDV Y Golf Tournament Registration

For more information, contact: Matt LaPrino mlaprino@cccymca.org P 203 481 9622


LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors.

Our goal is to help participants build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance and improve functional ability. Additional goals include reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes and improving energy levels and self-esteem. A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of their recovery, but as a way of life.

In addition to the physical benefits, the program provides participants a supportive environment and a feeling of community with their fellow survivors, Y staff and members. Y cancer exercise trainers work with each participant to fit the program to their individual needs. Trainers are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise and supportive cancer care. Classes will be offered weekdays with daytime and evening classes.

The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program includes:
• Two 75 minute classes per week
• Full access to the Y seven days a week

CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION
• Available for individuals currently undergoing cancer treatment or have completed their treatment.
• Strong personal desire and commitment to attend classes
• Obtain a signed medical clearance form
• Participate in an interview with our Intake Specialist, complete a confidential health assessment and program registration forms.

2022 Fall Session

Intake Dates:  July 1—August 15

Session begins:  September 2022

Now accepting enrollments.

To learn more about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, contact Colleen Villano, Director of Healthy Living at cvillano@cccymca.org or 203 481 9622 x3217.


Spring Program Guide

Find Your Friends. Find Your Y.

At the Y, there are no strangers – only friends you haven’t met yet. Friends that will inspire you to develop new skills and confidence to lead positive change in yourself and our community.

The Y is for all. Everyone is welcome. Financial aid and scholarships may be available to those who qualify.

Please take a look at our upcoming programs in our Spring Program Guide 2022. There’s a lot happening at the Y!

Plan for ahead! Registration starts April 4 for Members, April 11 for Community Members.

Spring Session: April 25 – June 19, 2022


KIDS STAY PARENTS PLAY

Kid’s Night Out 2022

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to enjoy a fun night out while the kids have a great time at the Y!  Kids  will play games, eat pizza, swim, use the indoor playscape and more!

WHO: Ages 8-14

WHEN: First Saturdays each month, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm March 5 / April 2 / May 7 / June 4

FEE: $12.00 Members / $15.00 Community Members

 

 


H.E.L.P.

Health, Education and Logical Planning

Here at the YMCA, we understand that sorting through all the conflicting nutritional information out there can be both confusing and frustrating. We are here to H.E.L.P.

Perhaps you want more energy. Maybe you have those nagging sweet cravings that you can’t seem to get under control. Or, perhaps it’s time to finally figure out how to look and feel great in your own body. Does any of this sound familiar?

Two 60-minute sessions will get you on track to:

  • Understanding your goals and expectations together so that we can develop an action plan to ensure your success.
  • Know your dedicated H.E.L.P. Coach
  • Understand your body’s unique needs and create a personal blueprint.
  • Set personal goals.
  • Practice simple suggestions towards sustainable change.

FEE:  FREE

To schedule an appointment, contact Christina Murphy , Health Nutrition Coach at cmurphy@cccymca.org or visit the Front Desk or call 203 481 9622.

 

 


Summer Day Camp

SUMMER is a time for kids to be kids!

Y Day Camp is the place to make every precious summer day a great one! Because the YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

The Soundview Family Y offers two programs providing kids with safe, healthy, familiar, and fun-filled environments for them to explore, build confidence, develop skills, 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.

Soundview Family YMCA Camp Nonoma

Please take a look at our Soundview Family Y Camp Nonoma Day Camp Brochure and Soundview Family Y Camp Nonoma Day Camp Parent Handbook. Registration Forms: Soundview Family Y Camp Nonoma Day Camp Registration Packet Fillable

Soundview Family YMCA Camp Hays for East Haven Residents

Please take a look at our Soundview Family Y Camp Hays Brochure and Soundview Family Y Camp Hays Parent Handbook. Registration Forms: Soundview Family Y Camp Hays Day Camp Registration Packet Fillable

Additional Information for both programs!

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: 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-fillable


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.


100 Mile Swim Club

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In 2022 by participating in the Soundview Family YMCA 100 Mile Swim Club. Simply log your miles and keep us in the loop on your progress by checking in with our Aquatics Staff every 10 miles. All ages & abilities are welcome – the technique is not the priority, just the distance.

FEE -$22 for the year-long challenge.

HOW FAR IS A MILE?
100 miles= 165,000 yds or 3,300 laps
1 mile= 1,650 yds or 66 lengths or 33 laps
LENGTH = one end of the pool to the other  (25 yards)
LAP = down & back (50 yards)

HOW CAN YOU GET TO 100 MILES?
2 miles / week = 100 miles in about 50 weeks
3 miles / week= 100 miles in about 33 weeks
1 mile / day, 5 days / week = 100 miles in 20 weeks

FINISHER PRIZES
100 – 199: Swim Club T-Shirt
200-299: Swim Club T-Shirt, YMCA water bottle
300 & up: Swim Club T-Shirt, YMCA water bottle, YMCA towel

Register today with the Member Services team or online  to get started.


Today is Your Lucky Day

B.I.N.G.O.

Join us every third Thursday for B.I.N.G.O and hear about our current wellness offerings and healthy living programs.

DATE:  Monday, February 28

TIME:  2:00-3:00 PM

LOCATION:  Multipurpose Room

COST:  Free

Connect, play, have fun and win prizes!

 


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!


YMCA Universal Mobile App

STAY ON TRACK WITH THE Y MOBILE APP

Download our Mobile App which will allow you to:

  • Check-in
  • View class schedules
  • Make reservations in the class schedule section
  • Watch YMCA360 on-demand programs
  • See what’s happening at the Y
  • PLUS set personal wellness goals,
  • Log your workouts
  • And view a history of your wellness accomplishments
  • Push notifications also available

TO DOWNLOAD:

IOS Users CLICK HERE to download

ANDROID Users CLICK HERE to download


Movement for Parkinson’s

A class designed to help adults of all levels maintain an active lifestyle while focusing on cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility and balance.

Care partners are welcome to participate.

Registration required.

For more information contact Colleen Villano, Director of Healthy Living at cvillano@cccymca.org.


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