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–9:00pm
Friday:       5:30am–7:30pm
Saturday:   7:00am–7:00pm
Sunday:     8:00am–4:00pm

Child Watch Hours:

Monday – Saturday:   9:00am – 12:00pm
Monday – Thursday:   4:30pm – 8:00pm

Sunday:   9:00am – 12:15pm

Address & Phone:

628 East Main Street
Branford, CT  06405
P 203.481.9622
F 203.481.9363
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Play With Clay

PaletteYouth Ceramics

Learn basic clay techniques and go home with two projects! This open studio style class provides guidance but also allows for freedom and creativity. Participants will create one project together and then after learning basic techniques, will get to design their own final project. Participants will get messy so please provide a smock (an old oversized t-shirt works perfectly!)

Ages 9-13

When: Saturdays

Time: 10am– 10:45am

Location: Media Center

Hit A Home Run

Silhouette with baseball batYouth T-Ball Classes

This 8-week introductory program will focus on skill development and confidence building. Participants will learn Teamwork, sportsmanship, and fundamentals while incorporating the YMCAs 4 core values, honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.

When: Ages 4-5: Wednesdays, 5:30-6:10 pm / Ages 6-8: Wednesdays, 6:20– 7:00 pm

Instructor: Chris

Location: YMCA Back Field

Any questions contact Kaelei Hooper, Youth and Teen Coordinator P: 203 481 9622 ext. 3206  E:

Art Meets Play

A little girlArts and Crafts Spectacular, Ages 5 and 6

Go on a Creative adventure with Arts and Crafts Spectacular! Learn new mediums, new techniques and have lots of messy art fun!  Make 3D and 2D works of art out of new and recycled materials! Projects will include, painting, paper-craft, yarn art, creative drawing and so much more! Please provide participants with an old t-shirt/smock to make sure our messes don’t get too carried away!

When: Thursdays

Time: 4:15-5:00pm

Location: STUDIO B

Any questions contact Kaelei Hooper, Youth and Teen Coordinator

P: 203 481 9622 ext. 3206  E:

Start To Unwind

Two ladies knitKnitting And Crochet Club, For all experience levels

Whether you’re a brand new beginner or have been knitting/crocheting for years, come and join the Soundview Family YMCAs social knitting and crocheting club! Participants will need to bring their own supplies that can be found at local craft stores.

If you are new to knitting you will need

  • One skein of yarn (recommended yarn brand Red Heart Super Saver in one color)
  • One pair of Knitting Needles (size 6,7 or 8, 10-inch needles are good for learning)

If you are new to crocheting you will need

  • One skein of yarn (recommended yarn brand Red Heart Super Saver in one color)
  • One crochet hook size H/8 (5mm)

When: Tuesdays 7pm-9pm

Where: Studio B

Free to members ages 18 and up

*If you are not learning how to knit or crochet feel free to bring your own project to work on! *

Turn Up The Heat

Two adults and two children make a saladLITTLE CHEFS FOR AGES 5-6, AND LITTLE CHEF II FOR AGES 7-9

For Ages 5&6: Come and learn how to help in the kitchen! What could be better than learning about the food we eat and then getting to eat it!? Learn about nutrition, cooking basics and take home recipes to have fun at home over and over again.

When: Fridays

Time: 4:00– 5:00pm

Location: STUDIO B

For Ages 7-9: Turn simple ingredients into masterpieces right before your eyes! Working as a team, learn about how to create fun dishes, follow a recipe, and practice your creative cooking skills

When: Mondays

Time: 4:00-5:00pm


Any questions feel free to contact Kaelei Hooper, Youth and Teen Coordinator

P: (203)481-9622 ex: 3206 E:

Help Keep Your Kids Safe

YMCA-A_300x250-FINALDuring May, we will be offering Safety Around Water, a free program designed to engage and educate families about the importance of water safety skills.

Through the Safety Around Water program, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills.  During the course, child will learn how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations – – from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge to safely reaching a pool’s edge or exiting any body of water.

For detailed program information, please contact our Aquatics Department or Member Service Team. Class times and locations vary by program and Y Branch.

Women’s Wellness Weekend at YMCA Camp Hi-Rock

Come join us the weekend of May 31-June 2 for activities such as dance, yoga, low & high ropes, massages, creative crafts, waterfront activities and of course, delicious, healthy food! Since 2007, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock has been hosting a weekend just for women and girls. Don’t just dream about relaxation to start your summer- experience it! Meals, lodging and activities are included for the weekend and one night and day passes are also available To register or learn more visit:

Eating And Living Better With Diabetes Or Prediabetes

If you have diabetes or prediabetes, your doctor will likely recommend that you see a dietitian to help you develop a healthy-eating plan. The plan helps you control your blood sugar (glucose), manage your weight and control heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high blood fats. You can help keep your blood glucose level in a safe range by making healthy food choices and tracking your eating habits.

A diabetes or prediabetes diet simply means eating the healthiest foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes. It is a healthy-eating plan that’s naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories.

Come join the health educators of the East Shore District Health Department to learn how to take the mystery out of your blood glucose levels and learn tips on eating and living better!

DATE: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:00 am in Studio A.

MEMBER COST:  This event is FREE!

Sign up at the front desk.

Learn How To Play Pickleball


Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports for the senior community. Learn technique and strategy and come learn how to play with Judy Sullivan in a 2 week program (program meets twice a week). Warm weather is coming so learn to play now!

Dates:  May 7, 9, 14 and 16, 2019
Classes will be offered in the Multipurpose Room at 2:15-3:15pm. Class needs a minimum of 5 participants to run.

MEMBER COST: $30, Community Member $60

Sign up at the front desk.

Hear a Pin Drop



The Soundview Family YMCA is pleased to have John Caswell from Discount Hearing join us to conduct hearing screenings. These screenings are FREE and will be conducted at the Soundview Family YMCA between 9:00am-12:00pm on Tuesday,  May 7, 2019. If you have ever wondered “If you have a hearing loss or just wax accumulation” now is the time to have it checked out. Qualified individuals will answer any questions you may have about your hearing.

Limited Spaces available: Sign up now, at the front desk.
Any questions call John Caswell at 860-595-8113.

Get More Spring from April Vacation

Y Vacation Club is offering Field Trips to CT Sportsplex & Skyzone along with our daily activities at the Y including swimming, arts and crafts, games, outdoor basketball, Gaga and much more!  Please pack a lunch,  snacks and a water bottle.

Who:   Ages 5-14 years old

When: Monday – Friday  8:00 am –6:00 pm

Dates:  April 15-19, 2019

Cost:   Week: Members: $215.00 / Community: $315.00. Daily: Members: $50.00 / Community: $100.00

Field Trips: 

Tuesday April 16:   CT Sportsplex :  Laser Tag/Arcade & Playscape $30.00 per child. (Slice of Pizza and Drink included)

Thursday April 18:  Skyzone Trampoline Park $34.00 per child. (Please pack a brown bag lunch)

Soundview Family Y Annual Campaign

The Y is now…as it has always been…a place of possibility and promise for all. Unfortunately, in times when the
true power of “us” is unknown to many and our bonds are fraying, we must do even more to enhance our human connections. That’s why the Y passionately focuses on strengthening communities.

Every day, in our community, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. Everything we do helps empower communities and the “us” who live in them to thrive.  We can’t do it alone.

Learn about how the Soundview Family YMCA is creating a positive impact in our community through programs devoted to academic achievement, chronic disease prevention, swim safety, outreach and more by contacting Y.


Polka Dot Challenge


A fun challenge to help you reach your wellness goals!

Register and receive your big polka dot!

Earn a dot each day you work out at the Y. Collect dots for 4 weeks for a chance to win great prizes.

Kick Off Summer on Healthy Kids Day!

Awaken Summer Imagination

Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Join us!

Saturday, April 27 10am-1pm at the Y! This event is FREE and open to the public.

Our Healthy Kids Day event includes: A fun Moon Bounce; Arts & Crafts; the US Coast Guard; Face Painting; Touch-a-Truck; Smokey the Bear; the US Army Reserves, lots of Local Vendors and Partners; and more!

Spring Program Guide

For Teaching Safety Around Water

Building a better us includes keeping your kids safe in and around water. Teaching children how to swim and be safe around water is one of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn. It not only saves lives; it builds confidence.

Many Y programs and classes build confidence! Active older adult wellness classes, Strength Train Together group x, summer camp, school age child care and family open swim. Learn more about all our Spring Programs in our Spring 2019 Program Guide.

Our Spring Session runs April 22 – June 9, 2019. Registration opens on Monday, April 1 for Members / Monday, April 8 for Community Members.


School Age Child Care

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 visit our Child Care web page for more details!

Our App Keeps You On Track

Download the Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Mobile App!

Forget your membership card? Wonder if there is a Strength Train Together class this evening? Need to squeeze in a workout while you’re out and about? Looking for open swim or child watch times?

The Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast Y app will give you everything you need in the palm of your hand – for all our Membership Branches!

Schedules – on one user-friendly landing page for all CCCY Branches / Calendar for easy transition through days/dates / Filters by area/room, time of day, class type / Notifications from multiple branches / Locations with facility status and hours / Member Cards use your phone to check-in, load them into your IOS Wallet for display when near the Y / Programs – view and register / Push Notifications! Opt-in for updates on classes and the facility / Email the Y / FREE! 

Follow this link for a fast and easy install:

Google Play Download

Apple Download


Gardening For Your Health



It’s never too late to start gardening! Learn how you can get started and the benefits gardening has on your:

  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Improving the environment
  • Improving your nutrition

Learn some handy tips for Connecticut Gardening and how to garden with less pain and strain from your friends at the East Shore District Health Department.

DATE: Wednesday, April  24, 2019
TIME: 11:00 AM in Studio A
COST: FREE! Please sign up at the front desk to reserve your space.

Make a Difference

Soundview Family YMCA Teen Leaders Club

Need community service hours? Like helping others? Come and make friends. Share in new experiences with Teen Leaders!

Who: For 8th-12th graders

What: Teen Leaders is a club centered around community service, but also creates unique opportunities to make friends  in our immediate area and throughout the northeast region!

We participate in weekly one hour meetings but leaders can also have fun at out of branch social events and at Regional events throughout the year.

Where: Studio A

When: Every Wednesday  6:30-7:30 , March 20 until June 5

Cost: Free!


The Best Summer Ever!


Summer Day Camp

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, camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.

We can’t wait to see you at the Soundview Family YMCA Camp Nonoma and Specialty Camps! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore. The Best Summer Ever!

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our 2019 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  2019 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: 2019 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials.

For day-to-day program details, please review our 2019 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-2019

The Best Summer Ever!

Support Wellness Together

Reach your wellness goals with us!  Weight Loss Program

This program is designed to help those seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors and form sustainable, healthy habits. Participants will build skills for a successful lifestyle change.

Program Overview: 

  • 12 weeks / 1 session per week
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Tools, knowledge and group support will be provided to help you develop plans that support your weight loss goals.

Join today and get started on creating lasting change!

Detailed information can be found in our Program Guide, at our Member Service Desk or by calling the Y.

Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image GreenWhen 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!