Child Care

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.

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! 

Active Healthy Social

Homeschool Fitness Program

HOMESCHOOL FITNESS is an 8-week program designed to help homeschooled elementary kids and tweens play, grow, and build lifelong healthy habits. This physical education program includes a 40 minute fitness classes and a 40 minute swim lesson! Students get the benefits of in-school PE including the opportunity to socialize with other kids their age, which develops teamwork and leadership skills. This program is for youth ages 6 to 12.

FEE: Facility Member $225 Program Participant $375

TIME: 1pm-2:15pm

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays

For program details or to register contact: Alex Hunter – Aquatics Director P 203 481 9622 X3212 E  / Colleen Villano – Director of Healthy Living 203 481 9622 E

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

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.

Creating Birthday Memories

Enjoy Your Big Day At The Soundview Family YMCA

A birthday party is fun, easy, and cool when you have it in the pool! We offer Splash Bash Parties for members ages five to sixteen featuring the use of our Recreation Pool. There are so many ways to make your party your own – from the number of guests to the decorations, we want to help you make the most of your special day!

WHEN: Saturday Afternoons (start time party dependent)

WHERE: Soundview Family YMCA Recreation Pool

The Soundview Family YMCA currently offers two Splash Bash Party packages; Basic & Deluxe.
A Basic Splash Bash Party includes:

  • 2 hours of fun! 45-minute swim with a 15 to 30- minute transition then 60 minute- Celebration in party room
  • Chairs & tables will be set up & broken down by party host / YMCA staff
  • Basic Decorations Provided (one color of choice). Table coverings and Balloons

A Deluxe Splash Bash Party includes:

  • 2+ hours of fun! 45-minute swim with a 15 to 20 – minute transition. 45- minutes in Celebration party room. 30 minutes in Playscape post-celebration (socks are required)
  • YMCA Birthday shirt for guest of honor
  • Party playlist with song suggestions from all guests
  • Deluxe Decorations Provided (two colors of choice / theme of choice). Table coverings, balloons, birthday Banner

Pricing / Number of People
• Basic Shared Pool Splash Bash Party (15 swimmers) $250
• Basic Private Pool Splash Bash Party (16+ swimmers) $300
• Deluxe Shared Pool Splash Bash Party (15 swimmers) $375
• Deluxe Private Pool Splash Bash Party (16+ swimmers) $400
• $75 deposit

Any adults who are non-members are welcome to sign up for a one-day guest pass to utilize the YMCA during the party for a workout. Otherwise, adults may relax in our Media Center.

Interested in booking a Splash Bash Party? Contact Aquatics Director, Alex Hunter E for more details.

Child Watch

AGES: 3 months – 9 years

A safe and fun YMCA staff supervised area where parents with a Family Membership can leave their children to play and enjoy activities while they participate in programs on-site.

FEE: Free with Family Membership

Climb to New Heights!

The Soundview Family Y boasts a 3 story high indoor playscape!

This awesome room is used for child watch, after school programs, family time, birthday parties and is one of the highlights of our onsite summer camps.

Y Vacation Club

No School, No Worries

Have your child join us for swimming, games, crafts and other fun activities on their days off from school.

FEE: Members $75 per day / Program Participant $150 per day

For more information, please contact the Y 203 481 9622