Family Time

Family Fun Nights

Family Fun Nights are a great way to spend an evening with your family. Activities may include arts & crafts, movie nights, scavenger hunts, open family swim, games and more! Come join us for tons of family fun!  Pre-registration is required.  Dates subject to change.  Please confirm date when registering.

Ages:  All ages welcome.

When: One Friday per month from 6:00 – 8:30pm.  Please check our Program Guide for specific dates. 

Fees: Members:  Free     Community Members:  $5 per person

Parent’s Night Out

Children will enjoy a night of games, music, crafts, swimming and more. We offer 3 hours of supervised fun and activities along with a snack while parents have an evening out on the town.

Ages:  4-12 years

Days & Times:  A Friday each Month from 6:00pm – 9:00pm  Please check our Program Guide for specific dates.

Fees:  Members: $10 per child   Community Members:  $15 per child

Registration: Closes 2 days before the event.

Y Stands For Youth

Youth in our Branch Wellness Center


Our Youth Wellness Orientation Bracelet Program is  designed for youth members ages 10-13 who would like to use our Wellness Center while their parent is in the room.  Youth will be given FREE trainings with one of our Wellness Coaches to learn about each aspect of the Wellness Center.  Youth members will learn proper technique, safety and etiquette of gym fitness.  Schedule your appointment today at the Member Welcome Center.

Wellness Center:  Yellow Bracelet

Youth members 10-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the cardiovascular equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach.  The youth member must wear a yellow wristband when working out in the Branch.

Wellness Center:  Blue Bracelet

Youth members 12-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the strength equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach.  The youth member must wear a blue wristband when working out in the Branch.  Prerequisite:  Must have completed yellow bracelet training.

For more information:  Please speak with our Member Service Team or Wellness Director.


Enjoy your child’s birthday party and other celebrations with the Valley YMCA’s 6-lane, 25 yard pool or 6-hoop basketball court.  Please call in advance to schedule a date.  Full payment must be made to confirm the celebration date. For information or to schedule a celebration party, please contact:

Welcome Center at P 203 736 9622.


Keeping Kids’ Minds and Bodies Active

The Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits:

  • High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.
  • Foster an Early and Ongoing Passion for Books – Read to and with your kids. Help children read at every age and every stage of their development.
  • Team Up for Athletic Events – Set a family goal of great health by teaming up for community or charity events like races, walks, fun runs, bike rides, etc.
  • Volunteer Together – Find a cause that matters to the kids. Open their eyes to a world beyond themselves and the rich rewards that come from making a difference.
  • Make sleep a priority – Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, learning and other vital functions.