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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Are You Ready to Tri?

2023 Race4Chase Triathlon

A six-week goal oriented summer program, Race4Chase provides kids with triathlon instruction in swimming, cycling, running under the supportive guidance of coaches, lifeguards and instructors. At the culmination of the training camp, all the youth athletes come together to compete in a USAT-sanctioned triathlon race at Camp Sloper in Southington.

AGES: 6-12 years

WHEN: June 26 — August 4 (Monday-Friday)

WHERE: Soundview Family YMCA

TIME: 9:00 AM —12:00 PM

RACE DAY: Saturday, August 5


Application: 2023 R4C Soundview Application

Print and return application/s by April 28 to:
Soundview Family YMCA
628 East Main Street, Branford CT
Attention: Colleen Villano, Director of Healthy Living

Each participant will try to meet a fundraising goal of $250 before 7/24/2023. Every dollar donated to the Stratford YMCA stays in our communities and goes directly to serving youth and families in need. We will help participants with ideas to meet their fundraising goal.

Spring Program Guide

At the Y, you’ll find more than just a place to work out. With opportunities to connect with new people, develop new skills and explore new interests, you’ll discover new passions and a greater sense of purpose.

Take a look at our Spring Program Guide! Soundview Family Y Spring 2023 Program Guide Register for a new program, sign your child up for summer camp, try something new!

Spring Program Session: April 24-June 18, 2023

Member Registration Starts: April 3, 2023

Program Participant Registration Starts: April 10, 2023

Spring Into Fitness!

Let’s play BINGO!

Pick up your card and complete the activities in each square.

Fill 5 squares in a row, up, down, diagonal or across.

We’ll collect your BINGO card and enter you for a chance for cool Y prizes.

Swim Into Summer

Splash Week

Consistency and frequency are both crucial when learning to swim and Splash Week is the perfect way to help refine swim skills and accelerate learning. Participants will start with a swim lesson, then change and participate in a dry activities including a Safety Around Water and STEM lesson, enjoy a snack, then get back in the water for more swim instruction and fun!

WHEN: Monday, April 10 – Friday, April 14.

TIME: 9am – 12pm

AGES: 5-12 years old

FEE: $210 Facility Members/$375 Program Participants

Register today with the Member Services team or online to get started. Space is limited as we try out this new program offering. Please contact Alex Hunter, Aquatics Director, with questions.

Get Egg-Cited

Easter Family Event

Grab your friends & family and join us on Saturday, April 1 for this “egg-citing” event at the Soundview Family YMCA – our second annual Easter Eggstravaganza!

Eggs will float on the surface and be sunk to the bottom of our eggs as during their allotted time period, and enjoy free swim time too. Some eggs will contain special prizes!
Reserve your time slot today!
TIMES:  1-1:40pm, 1:50-2:30pm, 2:40-3:10pm, 3:20-4pm

This even will follow all pool rules, so parents & guardians should be prepared to swim with non-swimmers and children under the age of five

Following your reserved aqua hunt time slot, hop on over for some Easter-themed activities! Crafts, games, and light refreshments will be available following your swim until 4:45pm.

FEE:  Free to all facility members, /$5 per person for program participants.


Ensure a Bright Future

Children’s Book Drive

The Soundview Family YMCA will be collecting gently used and new children’s books for our community partner in reading advocacy, Read To Grow.

WHERE: Soundview Family Y Lobby

WHEN: March 1– March 31

Please consider donating children’s books for ages newborn to high school. We kindly request all books be intact and free of writing, marks and mold. Thank you for encouraging a love of reading for a lifetime.

Tee Up For A Cause

16th Annual Golf Tournament

The true power of the Y is in the hearts and actions of every person who believes in our vision of a stronger community for all. Every day, the Y provides food for those who are hungry; a safe, nurturing space for kids to learn and grow and outreach to seniors. Every day, we improve our game thanks to the generosity of people like you, our members, our volunteers and our donors.

When you and your friends participate in our Annual Golf Tournament, you help us support adults, youth and families in our community with the YMCA programs and services they need to thrive.

WHEN:  Monday September 11, 2023

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

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

RSVP: Please respond by September 1, 2023 Click Here to Register

For more information, contact: Matt LaPrino P 203 481 9622

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! 

Relax Rejuvenate Restore

2 Hour Yoga Workshop

Join Jo McIntosh, RYT 500 in our Relax and Rejuvenate workshop to heal and restore your body through relaxing poses. Restorative yoga is a gentle practice accessible to anyone who is interested in relaxing their muscles. Nurture your mind through experiencing a series of supported poses over a long duration. Rest your body deeply and revitalize. Anyone can benefit from this gentle and passive practice physically, mentally, spiritually and energetically regardless of age, experience level in yoga or fitness level.

Bolsters, blocks and straps are provided. Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket or two, a hard pillow and a bottle of water. Don’t forget your warm socks!

WHEN: Wednesday, April 5

TIME: 1:00 PM —3:00 PM

FEE: Facility Member $40/Program Participant $80

Space is limited to twelve participants. Register online at or call Member Services at 203 481 9622.

Swing into Spring

Yoga for Golfers

Yoga for Golfers will provide the necessary tools to enhance your golf performance for both body and mind.

  • Enhanced breathing awareness
  • Improved Flexibility and Strength
  • Quieter Mind
  • Improved Overall Fitness Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Core Strength, and
  • Cardiovascular Endurance
  • Increased Sense of Musculoskeletal Balance

WHEN: Tuesday, April 4

TIME: 4:30—6:30 PM

FEE: Facility Member $40 / Program Participant $80

Registration is required. Space is limited.

You’re Invited!

3rd Annual Benefit – A Night at Studio Y

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

WHEN: Thursday, June 22, 2023 5:30 pm-10:00 pm

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

We will be recognizing the Branford Public Schools as the Y’s 2023 Community Partner and Susan Lecza, Years of Service. Dance the night away with friends and Jay DJFLIP Crisante. Heavy Hors d’oeuvres with Open Bar 5:30-7:30pm and Desserts. Live and Silent Auction.


RSVP: Please visit this link. Please RSVP before June 16

If you have any questions contact Matt LaPrino P 203 481 9622  E

All donations support financial assistance initiatives, ensuring our Y programs FOR ALL to participate in Y Membership, Services, and Programs.

Imagination Creates Art

Recycled Art Class

One persons leftovers is another persons piece of art! Use everyday items that are recycled to make a masterpiece in this art class. You bring the creativity and we will bring the fun!

TIME: 4:30pm-5:15pm (Ages 4-6)
FEE: Y Members $80 Program Participant $160

TIME: 4:30pm-5:15pm
FEE: Y Members $80 Program Participant $160

Jump Rock & Roll

The Soundview Family YMCA is Offering Gymnastics For Ages 1-6

What is Gymnastics? Exercises developing or displaying physical agility and coordination. The modern sport of gymnastics typically involves exercises on uneven bars, balance beam, floor, vaulting horse, horizontal and parallel bars, and rings.

Parent & Me Gymnastics For Ages 1-3
WHEN: Tuesdays
TIME: 9:00-9:45 am or 10:00-10:45 am
Facility Members: $84 Program Participant: $168

Preschool Gymnastics For Ages 4-6
WHEN: Tuesdays
TIME: 4:15-5:00pm or 5:15-6:00pm
Facility Members: $84 Program Participant: $168

Stories Meet Art

Story Time (AGES 3 – 5)

Go on a creative adventure with Story Time and Art! Read a favorite book and create art from your imagination. While the art is drying have fun playing games that have something to do with the story.

Two days and times available. Please register ahead of time, space is limited.

WHEN: Mondays
TIME: 10:00am-11:00am
COST: Y Member FREE/Program Participant $5 per class

WHEN: Wednesdays
TIME: 11:00am-12:00pm
COST: Y Member FREE/Program Participant $5 per class

Kids Stay Parents Play

Kid’s Night Out 2023

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 7-14

WHEN: Every Friday Night

TIME: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

FEE: Members $10 per Friday/Program Participant $15 per Friday

Register in advance for each Friday night “Kid’s Night Out”!

No School No Worries

Y Vacation Club

Games, Gaga, Art projects & Much More! Spend your day with us making new friends and having fun!

Vacation Club has plenty of things to do! Spend your time with our amazing staff having fun with our daily activities at the Y including arts and crafts, games, Swimming (Soundview Only) and Gaga and much more! Please pack closed toe shoes, lunch, drinks, snacks and a water bottle. (Soundview Please also pace a Swim Suite and Towel)

WHERE: Soundview Family YMCA & Vernon Hays School (East Haven Residents Only)
WHO: Ages 4-14 years old
TIME: 8:00 am –6:00 pm
WHEN: April 7, 2023 Good Friday (Held at Soundview Family YMCA Only)
April 10-14, 2023 (Held at Soundview Family YMCA Only)
April 17-21, 2023 (Held at Vernon Hays School Only)
FEE: Daily Rate: Member $75/Program Participant $150 Weekly Rate: Member $275/Program Participant $375

Cycle For A Cause Together


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, JUNE 3 8:00am —12:00pm Register by May 29, 2023!


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

For more information or to register contact Colleen Villano, Director of Healthy Living E  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.

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.


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.


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.

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!


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.

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