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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Stress Less Saturdays

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Awaken your energy and have fun exploring various yoga postures. Facilitated by Barbara Beckerman, CYT.

WHEN: August 10—Fun with Props, August 17—Gentle Restorative Flow, August 24—Intro to Classical Sun Salutations

TIME: 11:00 AM—12:00 PM

FEE: Free

Let’s Get Physical

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Active Together: 9:30 AM Sunday, 8:00 AM Wednesday, 9:15 AM Friday

Strength Train Together: 9:30 AM Tuesday, 6:15 PM Wednesday, 9:30 AM Thursday, 9:30 AM Saturday

Balance & Flex Together: 8:15 AM Sunday, 8:15 AM Monday, 6:00 PM Thursday, 8:00 AM Friday

Make Your Life Easier

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Do you know what AAA is and what it can do for you? Where ever you are, where ever you go, they are here for you.
AAA provides you tools to improve your safety behind the wheel and protect you from identity theft. Also, get discounts and deals at places to shop around town from restaurants, movie tickets, hotels, airlines, and more!

WHEN: Monday, July 22

TIME: 1:15PM – 3:15PM

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

Tai Chi By the Sea

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Experience Tai Chi by the sea with Dennis McCann, Program Director for the Middlesex Health Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. Tai Chi benefits include:
• Centering in the present moment
• Clearing physical tensions
• Letting go of fears, anxiety and grief
• Boosting immune systems
• oneness with others and nature

WHEN: Saturday, July 20

TIME: 10:00 AM—11:00 AM

WHERE: Mercy By The Sea—West Lawn 167 Neck Road Madison, CT 06443

FEE: Due to the generosity of Dennis McCann, there is no fee for this program. Donations gratefully accepted at the class.

Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome. No plastic water bottles on the premises.
Group lunch following at Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale—Madison. Please be prepared to cover your own meal costs.
To register, contact Denise Bowen at [email protected].

Devote 26 Days to Race4Chase

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From July 1 through July 26, 26 volunteers from the Soundview Family YMCA will be running/swimming/biking/walking for 2.6 miles per day or doing some sort of physical exercise for 26 minutes in memory of the 26 lives lost in the Sandy Hook tragedy. Funds raised help us honor Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski by providing a FREE youth triathlon camp for kids aged 6-12.

Please help us honor Chase’s memory and create opportunities for youth in our community.

How it Works! Volunteer!
Swim/Bike/Run 2.6 miles or simply exercise 26 minutes in honor of the 26 victims from the Sandy Hook.
The Swim/Bike/Run of 2.6 miles or 26 minutes of exercise will happen when/where ever it is most convenient.
As a volunteer, you will begin exercising and fundraising on July 1 and continue every day there after until July 26.
On July 26 we will try and get all volunteers together to celebrate with a run, bike or walk with our 2024 Race 4 Chase participants, if possible.

Our Goal
Recruit a minimum of 26 volunteers to participate; (if we get more than 26 people they can share the same day) to raise $28,000 as the overall goal. Minimum fundraising requirement for each volunteer or team is $500

Please consider supporting our Challenge and the R4C Teams. Click here to make a donation.

For more information and to volunteer, please contact Matthew LaPrino, Executive Director at [email protected]


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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

NEXT SESSION: Days: Monday and Thursday
Time: 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Dates: Starting September 9
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  • Strong personal desire and commitment to participate for the full 12 weeks; twice a week for 75 minutes to strength train and cardio.
  • Complete the program Medical Clearance Form for participation from doctor.
  • Complete a confidential health assessment intake interview.

To learn more about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, contact Christina Murphy, Lead Instructor of LIVESTRONG, E [email protected]

Before and After School Child Care

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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.


Soundview Family Y Program: Soundview Family YMCA 2024 2025 SACC Brochure and Soundview Family YMCA 2024 2025 SACC Parent Handbook and 2024_2025 CCCY SACC Registration Packet

East Haven School District: SDV HAYS 2024 2025 SACC Brochure; Soundview Family Y HAYS SCHOOL 2024 2025 SACC Parent Handbook and 2024_2025 CCCY SACC Registration Packet

Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.

Summer Program Guide

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Our YMCA offers programs for all ages, abilities and stages of life. As the leading nonprofit dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y is committed to providing programs and services to children and families that are inclusive for all.

So what are you waiting for? Start having healthy fun at the Y! Click on our Summer Program Guide to see our summer offerings. Soundview Family Y Summer Program Guide 2024

Summer Program Session: June 17 – August 11, 2024
Member Registration Starts: May 27, 2024
Program Participant Registration Starts: June 3, 2024

Fairways for Futures

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Soundview Family YMCA 18th Annual Golf Tournament

Join us and the Rotary Club of Branford for the most important round of the year

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:  Tuesday, September 10

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, Auction, Awards

RSVP: Click here to register. Please respond by Friday, September 6

Click here to become a sponsor.

For more information, contact: Matt LaPrino [email protected] P 203 481 9622

Join the Y! – 3 Month Young Adult Membership

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At the Y, our supportive community will inspire you to find your inner strength so you can expand your health in spirit, mind and body. Join the Y.

We’re offering a 3 Month Young Adult Membership for $100 with a Waived 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 8/31/2024.

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YMCA360 Mobile App

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Download our Mobile App which will allow you to:

  • Check-in using your bar code
  • View class schedules at your Y and other Central Connecticut Coast YMCAs
  • Make a class reservation
  • Watch YMCA360 on-demand programs
  • Add classes to your personal calendar (those at the Y and those on Y360)
  • Register for Programs and Classes
  • Learn what’s happening at the Y. Push notifications are also available
  • PLUS set personal wellness goals,
  • Track your wellness activities. Connect to your wellness device and other health apps. View a history of your wellness accomplishments
  • Reference Y hours and locations

Watch this little video for more!

To Download:

IOS Users CLICK HERE to download

ANDROID Users CLICK HERE to download

Kids Stay Parents Play

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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

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 [email protected]

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. 

Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

2023 Member Get A Member Men YellowWhen 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!