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-5:30pm

Sunday: 8:00am-3:00pm

Address & Phone:

628 East Main Street
Branford, CT  06405
P 203 481 9622
F 203 481 9363
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A Bowlful of Heart

Soundview Family YMCA Pet Supplies Collection

Show your love to our furry friends throughout the month of February. The Soundview Family Y will be collecting supplies for The Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter and the many homeless animals in it’s care. Please help us help those who are among the most forgotten yet deserving members of our communities.

WHEN: February 1-28


New/gently used blankets, towels, pet beds
Sponges and scrub brushes
Unopened dog/cat food (dry and canned)
Zip top bags
Unopened pet shampoo
Bird food
Treats and chews
Cage bedding
Food and water bowls (not plastic)
Paper towels
Pee pads/poo bags
Collars and leashes
Unopened laundry detergent and bleach

Join the Y!


Join the Y!

During the month of February, Active Older Adults (65+ yo) pay NO JOINER FEE!

Offer Expires February 28, 2023

February is Heart Healthy Month. At the Y, you’ll find ways to be healthy! Being physically active every day is fun and can improve the function of your heart and overall health. Get moving and experience the joy of better health. We are here to support you every step of the way. All it takes is one first step!

Choose from one of our group exercise classes designed for active older adults like yourself or become involved in a new activity at the Y.  Learn more about our healthy lifestyle and weight loss programs, group exercise classes, F.I.T. free introductory training, personal training, and Nationwide Membership. Get started today! Financial Assistance may also be available.

Click here to learn more about our member benefits! Stop by for a tour. We look forward to meeting you!

Offer Expires February 28, 2023

Stop by for a tour whenever we’re open! Or stop by during a scheduled Open Houses at the Fairfield YMCA Tuesday, February 14 and Saturday, February 25 / Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Tuesday, February 14 and Thursday, February 23 / Soundview Family YMCA Wednesday, February 1 and Wednesday, February 22 / Stratford YMCA Friday, February 17 and Wednesday, February 22 / Woodruff Family YMCA Friday, February 10 and Wednesday, February 22.

In partnership with Connecticut health care providers and insurance companies, we offer Renew Active Memberships to those who qualify.

Seeking Better Health?

21 Day Jumpstart Challenge

Are you struggling with daily activities, post-rehab exercises or the motivation to exercise?

The 21 Day Jumpstart Challenge creates long lasting habits by performing simple exercise using the Never Stop Training philosophy. This challenge is designed to improve movement used in activities of daily living (ADL) and can be completed anytime, anywhere! Suitable for everybody.

Never Stop Training stimulates muscle activity by practicing easy to follow movements throughout the day that can be performed anywhere, anytime, and no matter your current physical condition!

Challenges Include: Two body weight movements to perform throughout through out the day every 30 minutes check-ins with a personal trainer.

FEE: Facility Member: $0

Register at the Front Desk or contact Member Services at 203 481 9622.

Facilitated by Robert Lillis-Martinez, Certified Personal Trainer, NASM

Winter 2 Program Guide

Our supportive community will inspire you to find your inner strength! At the Y, we believe in you and are here to help you stay healthy and get fit, while having fun. Our classes and our programs are created with our members in mind. We welcome every individual, all ages and all skill levels. We provide a welcoming environment focused on helping you and your family gain strength, endurance and self-confidence. At the Y, everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in our programs!

Please browse our Winter 2 Program Guide: Soundview Family YMCA 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

Life Skills Save Lives

Earn a Job as a Certified Lifeguard

Are you responsible, honest, caring, and respectful? Are you a strong swimmer? Are you over the age of sixteen and looking for a job? Then the Soundview Family YMCA wants to hire you!

Get certified in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Lifeguarding through the Blended Learning American Red Cross Lifeguard Course. After successfully completing this course and submitting to a background & reference check, you will be immediately hired by the Soundview Family YMCA and your class will be at no cost to you! Start your lifelong career as a lifeguard today.

March and April dates are available


March 3, 5-7pm
March 5, 11am-4pm
March 12, 11am-4pm
March 26, 11am-4pm

April 10-14
Monday & Tuesday 12:30-6pm
Wednesday & Thursday 12:30-4pm
Friday 12:30-2:30pm

*times subject to change based on pace of class

REQUIREMENTS: You must be:

  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Access to a computer or tablet & the internet.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only.
  • Complete a timed event (swim 20 yards, surface dive, pick up a ten pound object, return it to the side of the pool, and climb out)

REGISTRATION: Call the YMCA, or sign up online.

If you have any questions, please contact Aquatics Director & Course Instructor Alex Hunter E

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. 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.

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.

Financial assistance is available to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y.

Call Lynn Wheeler, 203 481 9622 x3208 for more information.

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.

As a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, supporting their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. 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.

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.


East Haven School District: Please review our Hays School EH 2022 2023 SACC Brochure and Hays School SACC Parent Handbook then fill out our 2022_2023 CCCY SACC Registration Packet Fillable and if required a Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization form.

Soundview Family Y Program: Please take a look at our 2022 2023 SACC Brochure and SACC Parent Handbook Parent Handbook then fill out our 2022_2023 CCCY SACC Registration Packet Fillable and if required a Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization form.

2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION opens on February 1 for returning participants; March 1 for new families.

East Haven School District: Please review our Soundview Family Y HAYS SACC 2023 2024 Brochure and 2023 2024 SACC Parent Handbook

Soundview Family Y Program: Please review our SDV 2023 2024 SACC Brochure and SDV 2023 2024 SACC 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.

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 about the Soundview Family Y Day Camp: 2023 Soundview Family Y Day Camp Brochure, 2023 Soundview Family Y Day Camp Parent Handbook and 2023 Camp NONOMA FAQs

Registration Forms for the Soundview Family Y Day Camp: 2023 Soundview Family Y Day Camp Registration Packet


Learn More about the Soundview Family Y Camp Hays for East Haven Residents: 2023 Camp Hays Day Camp Brochure and 2023 Camp Hays Parent Handbook and 2023 Camp Hays FAQs

Registration Forms for Camp Hays: 2023 YMCA Camp Hays Registration Packet

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

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 packets will be accepted on March 1, 2023 when registration opens.

Hear a Pin Drop

Free Hearing Screenings

The Soundview Family YMCA is pleased to have John Caswell from Discount Hearing join us to conduct hearing screenings.

Did you know that you can have bad balance with a hearing condition. There are sensory systems in our inner ear that provides our brain with information about balance, motion, and location of our head and body in relation to our surroundings.

WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2023

TIME: 1:00—3:00pm

Registration is required. For more information, contact Denise Bowen E P 203 481 9622 x3213.

Wellness Wednesday Workshops

First Steps to Healthier Life

Know Your No– Setting Healthy Boundaries

Putting yourself FIRST and setting Healthy Boundaries all 2023! Come hear from Soundview Family YMCA’s own Integrative Nutritional Health Coach to learn how!

Life Is full of moments. There are highs and lows, decisions and deadlines. How many times do you take the time to just pause and rest? Know YOUR No is a workshop designed by Health Coach Christina Murphy to help you do just that. During the workshop you will learn healthy methods to establish realistic boundaries, learn how to avoid overworking yourself and implement self-care practices. NO, is a spiritual word!

WHEN: February, 22, 2023

TIME: 12:00PM

Light Refreshments will be served.

For more information and to register, contact Christina Murphy at

YMCA Book Worms

Explore New and Interesting Titles

February’s Book: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it — from garden seeds to Scripture — is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2023

TIME: 10:00AM

WHERE: Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea –  550 East Main Street Branford, CT 06405

Salt, Sugar & Fat

Keep Healthy with Food Choices

Salty snacks, rich desserts and comfort food may all look and smell appealing, but consuming these in excess can be detrimental to your health. Come hear Barbara Naclerio M.P.H, CHES. of the East Shore Health District Health Department discuss how salt, sugar, and fat content in certain foods can be linked to inflammation and chronic illness.

DATE: Thursday, February 16, 2023

TIME: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Registration required. For more information, contact Denise Bowen at or 203 481 9622 x3213.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Urgent Need For Blood. Please donate if you are healthy!

Friday, February 3, 12-5pm

Held in the Soundview Family YMCA, 628 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405

For an appointment, please visit Or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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 staying healthy and getting fit are not only vital to our well-being, but should 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 gain strength, endurance and self-confidence. At the Y, everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in our programs!

Please browse our Winter 1 Program Guide: Winter 1 2023 Soundview Family Y

Winter 1 Session runs January 2 – February 26, 2023

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


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

• 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.

Registration is open now through March 27 for our next program which runs April 3—June 22

Day class: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:45 AM / Evening class: Monday and Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

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


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
  • 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.

YMCA Universal 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


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