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-7:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am-6:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Address & Phone:

628 East Main Street
Branford, CT  06405
P 203 481 9622
F 203 481 9363
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YMCA Day of Giving

MARCH 5, 2024 YMCA Day of Giving!

On March 5, 2024; all branches of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA will join a growing number of YMCAs across the country for YMCA Day of Giving, a one-day giving event geared to providing an opportunity to donate to YOUR YMCA.

The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA has set a goal of raising $46,000 to match our 2024 Staff Giving Campaign.

We want to support the members of our community who need us most. Our will to serve is endless! Whenever we see a need in our community, the Y stands ready to help with open arms and caring hearts. Thanks to the unwavering support of our donors, volunteers and members, the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA has always been able to adapt and respond to the ever-changing needs of our community.

Join us in celebrating the YMCA DAY OF GIVING! Let’s work together and create a stronger community for all.

Give to the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA! 

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Get Egg-Cited

Easter Family Event

Grab your friends & family and join us on Saturday, March 23 for this “egg-citing” event at the Soundview Family YMCA – our third 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 event 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.

To participate, register today with the Member Services team or online.

Kids Stay Parents Play

Kid’s Night Out 2024

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 swim, play games, eat pizza, play dodgeball, use the indoor playscape and more! Grab a friend and come have a blast after Y hours!

WHO: Ages 7-14

WHEN: Every Friday Night (No Kid’s Night Out on March 29 or April 12)

TIME: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

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

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

Questions, email

Let’s Play Pickleball

Beginner Clinic for Adults

Pickleball is considered to be the fastest growing sport in America. It’s a combination of ping pong, tennis and badminton rolled into one fabulous game, played on a court 1/4 the size of a tennis court. Four (4) session program will cover basic Pickleball skills – building a strong foundation. You’ll quickly be able to play the game with confidence.

Week 1: Game rules & Understanding the Court, Scoring, Paddle use, and Dinking
Week 2: Serving and Return of Serve
Week 3: Transition and 3rd Shot Drop
Week 4: Blocking the Bangers and Punch Volley

WHEN: Mondays: February 26, March 4, March 11, March 18 – 1:00pm-2:30pm

Wednesdays: February 28, March 6, March 13, March 27 – 1:00pm-2:30pm

Sundays: April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28 – 11:00am – 12:30pm

FEE: Facility Member $100 / Program Participant $200

Registration is required. Limited to 10 players. Register online or call Member Services at 203 481 9622.

Clear the Clutter

Tips From a Professional Organizer

As things accumulate, it may become more difficult to organize in a practical way. This is where Heather from Fix My Life can help! Sort through items, documents, photographs, collections, memorabilia, and create a system that is tidy, organized, clutter free, and functional.

WHEN: Friday, March 29

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

FEE: Free

HOW TO REGISTER: Register online or call Member Services at 203 481 9622.


Relax Rejuvenate Restore

2 Hour Yoga Workshop

Join Jo McIntosh, RYT 500 in our restorative yoga workshop to heal and restore your body through relaxing poses

Find contentment, both in our practice and in our lives off the mat. How can our yoga practice help to find the state of happiness.
Stretch, be still, meditate, and breathe.

Restorative yoga is a restful practice that holds yoga poses (asanas) for a longer duration using props like yoga blocks, blankets, and bolsters. Through the use of props for support, many of the postures are held almost effortlessly.

When the body and mind are relaxed, tension is released. Become aware of sensations and thoughts that may arise.

The benefits of restorative yoga are similar to the many benefits of other styles of yoga, including:

  • Increased relaxation
  • Better sleep
  • Improved well-being
  • Better mood
  • Reduced pain
  • Gentle on the body

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: Tuesday, March 5

TIME: 12:00 PM —2:00 PM

FEE: Facility Member $40 Program Participant $80

Space limited to 12 participants. Register online or call Member Services at 203 481 9622.

Winter 2 Program Guide

Embrace the journey to discover your inner strength with our supportive Y community. We’re here to inspire and guide your health and fitness, all while having a blast.

Tailored classes and programs are designed with YOU in mind. Offerings cater to all ages and skill levels. From beginners to fitness enthusiasts, there’s something for everyone.

We welcome every individual. We foster an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone feels a sense of belonging.

We understand that everyone’s journey is unique. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify, ensuring that our programs are accessible to all.

Register for a Winter 2 program or class! Your well-being and joy are at the heart of what we do.

Please browse our Winter 2 Program Guide: Winter 2 2024 Soundview

Winter 2 Session runs February 26 – April 21, 2024

Registration Opens: Facility Member: Monday, February 5 / Program Participant: Monday, February 12

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.

Soundview Family Y Camp Nonoma Learn More: Soundview Family Y 2024 Day Camp Brochure and Soundview Family Y 2024 Day Camp Parent Handbook Registration Forms: Soundview Family Y Day Camp Registration Packet 2024 – Fillable

Soundview Family Y Camp at Hays School Learn More: SDV @ HAYS SCHOOL 2024 Day Camp Brochure and SDV @ HAYS SCHOOL 2024 Day Camp Parent Handbook Registration Forms: SDV @ HAYS SCHOOL 2024 Day Camp Registration Packet-Fillable

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: Financial Assistance Forms

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. CIT Application Form

Our camp programs fill up fast, so make plans to reserve your spot. 

Sleepaway Camp!

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleepaway located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.

Please visit us at the Soundview Family YMCA for a drop-in information session to speak face to face with a camp representative, view camp videos and slides, and learn more!

WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Can’t make it to one of these? Please check out our website for alternative dates and locations including virtual information sessions and open houses on camp in the spring:


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.

2024 Spring Session Now accepting Intake Interviews 12 Week Session begins March 25. Mondays & Thursdays 1:15 PM  – 2:30 PM

To learn more about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, contact Christina Murphy, Lead Instructor of LIVESTRONG, P 203 481 9622 E

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


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