The Valley YMCA has been a vital part of the Valley community since 1866 – serving the residents of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton. At the Valley YMCA, we build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

The Valley Y has a wide variety of programs for the youth in our community. The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth – serving infants through teens – in a safe environment. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that help build character.

Mailing Address & Phone:

P.O. Box 373

Ansonia, CT 06401
P 203 732 7778
F 203 736 1438
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Child Care Center Address & Phone:

32 Howard Avenue
Ansonia, CT 06401
P 203 732 7778

 

 

Together We Can Make a Difference

YMCA Day of Service – Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, the Valley YMCA is offering a volunteer opportunity at our Valley YMCA Child Care Center at 32 Howard Ave in Ansonia

Join us as we do a Spring Cleanup with our preschool teachers and students. We will be picking up trash around Pine Lot Park and up and down Howard Ave. Pickers being provided!

We will meet on Monday, April 22 at 11am in the parking lot in front of the preschool! We hope to see you there!

Together we can make a difference.


Healthy Kids Day, April 20, 2024 10am-1pm

FIND YOUR FUN, FIND YOUR Y AT HEALTHY KIDS DAY!

The Valley YMCA is hosting their annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 20 10am-1pm. This free, open to the public, annual event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families and a healthy start to the summer season. Come and celebrate with us! We’ll have visits and special demonstrations including:

WHEN: April 20

TIME: 10am-1pm

WHERE: Valley YMCA, 32 Howard Avenue, Ansonia

At our event, we are collecting Child-Friendly Hygiene Products such as children’s shampoo/conditioner, diapers/wipes/creams, baby soap/lotions, child toothbrushes/paste, child safe sunscreen, band-aids, and more for those in local shelters.


Spring Program Guide

Uncover opportunities to engage with fresh faces, explore new interests, build new skills and a deeper sense of fulfillment. Explore our Spring Program Guide. Enroll in a new program or class, sign your child up for summer camp or school age child care, or just try something different!

Spring Program Session: April 22-June 16, 2024

Member Registration Starts: April 1, 2024 (no joke!)

Program Participant Registration Starts: April 8, 2024


Paint Sip Repeat

Kid’s Paint and Sip at the Valley YMCA

Join us for a healthy, safe and fun event for children! Everyone leaves with a piece of art that they have created!.

Children will paint a picture, sip healthy smoothies, and share their talents with the group. For more information, please contact Felica Beall at Fbeall@cccymca.org or Stephanie Trcka at Strcka@cccymca.org

Please register in advance as space is limited.

WHEN: Saturdays April 27 – June 15

Session One: Ages 4-6 years. old 10:00am-10:50am
Session Two: Ages 7-12 years. old 11:00am-11:50am

WHERE: 32 Howard Ave, Ansonia

HOW TO REGISTER: Online or in-person

FEE: $20 Facility Members/$40 Program Participant


Make It a Play Date

Leave the Kids With Us, Shop Til You Drop!

Calling all children! Join us for our Spring Session Drop and Shop events. Drop your kids off with us and we’ll take care of them while you get some weekly shopping done. We will serve a healthy snack and provide fun and engaging activities.

Preregistration is required

AGES: 3-12 years old

WHEN: Saturdays, April 27-June 15

WHERE: Valley YMCA

TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

Fees: $10 per child – Member/ $20 per child Program Participant

CONTACT: Felicia Beall, Youth and Family Coordinator Fbeall@cccymca.org or 203 732 7778


No School No Problem

Y Vacation Club

Even though school is closed the Valley YMCA is here for your child care needs. Drop your child off with our experienced staff for a fun-filled day of games, activities, arts & crafts and more! Please bring a nut-free lunch. Space is limited, preregistration is required. Please contact Felicia Beall at fbeall@cccymca.org  or call 203 732 7778 to register.

WHEN: April 15-19

TIME: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

WHERE: Valley YMCA at the Holy Rosary Church-10 Father Salemi Dr Ansonia, CT 06401

FEE: Member $43/Program Participant $53


Winter 2 Program Guide

Our supportive community will inspire you and your children! At the Y, we help young people develop skills and confidence. Our programs are designed to assist you and your family. Classes are created to be fun as well as educational. We provide a welcoming, safe environment so that you and your family comfortable and are able to meet others. At the Y, everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in our programs! Financial aid may be available to those who qualify.

Inspiration and growth are at the heart of what we do! We’re here to support you and your children to develop essential skills and build confidence. Our youth development programs are meticulously designed to empower young minds. We believe in the potential of every child.

At the Y, diversity is celebrated and everyone is encouraged to participate. We understand that circumstances vary. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify. Ensuring accessibility to our programs is a fundamental part of our mission.

Please browse our Winter 2 Program Guide: Valley YMCA Winter 2 Program Guide

Winter 2 Session runs February 26 – April 21, 2024

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


Summer Day Camp

WELCOME TO 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: Valley Y 2024 Day Camp Brochure; Valley Y 2024 Day Camp Parent Handbook and 2024 Valley Y Camp FAQs

Registration Forms: Valley Y 2024 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

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!

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!


Activating People For Good

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At the Y, we’re dedicated to strengthening the community by giving back and supporting our neighbors. That’s why we invite you to participate in Togetherhood™, a program that gives Y members the opportunity to select, plan and lead meaningful community service projects that benefit people and organizations right here in our neighborhood!

Togetherhood™ invites members to participate in the Y’s cause to strengthen the community. Collecting school supplies, donating blood, or running a park clean up are just some of the countless ways Y members and their friends and families can come together in service to their community.


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