Sports & Play

Team sports at the Y build character and self-esteem. Participants cultivate values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Kids will not only learn the fundamentals and how to work together on a team, but also who they are and what they can achieve.

Lights on Afterschool Program

We are so proud to join communities all across America celebrating Lights On Afterschool on October 28!  Help us shine a light on the impact afterschool programs are making in supporting students and families.

Come join us and let’s celebrate the amazing work that your children do at the YMCA before and after school program!  This is open to all our SACC students and their families!  Come see your child’s art work, participate in STEAM activities, and meet the staff!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Where:  Mead School– 75 Ford St, Ansonia

Bradley School– 155 David Humphrey Rd, Derby

Sunnyside Elementary– 148 River Rd, Shelton

When:  October 28 4-6pm

Please let us know if we should expect you and your families by registering for this event on-line or by calling the Y.

Fresh Start Program

Our Environmental Education program combines indoor and outdoor components with stories, crafts, hikes and activities for the best hands-on exploration and learning.

AGES: 5-12 yrs old

WHEN: Thursday 4-5:30pm

FEES: Member- $40, Community Member- $80


Creative Crafts

Every child needs to feel creative. Arts and Crafts can boost self-esteem, encourages self-expression and enhances decision- making skills. We all need more of that!

AGES: 5-9 yrs old

WHEN: Wednesday 4-5:30pm

FEES: Member- $40, Community Member- $80


Booking and Cooking

Boy holding carrots

Booking and Cooking is an 8 week program geared toward reading a book each week and preparing a healthy meal or snack that corresponds with the reading. Space is limited so register right away!

AGES: 4-10 yrs old

WHEN: Saturday 10:30am-12pm

FEES: Member- $40, Community Member- $80




This instructional sports class is geared to the child who want to try variety of different sports. Each week a different sport will be introduced. Sports include Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Street Hockey, and Flag Football.

AGES: 5-9 years old

WHEN: Tuesdays 4-5:30pm

FEES: Member- $40, Community Member- $80

Fun With Friends

Y Leaders Club

Calling all Milford and Valley teenagers!  Virtual Meetings on Wednesdays at 6:150pm on Zoom.

Leaders Club provides high school students with extensive leadership training, offering opportunities for service to the YMCA and the community. Leaders Club also serves as a recruiting program for future Y professionals! We are here to develop leaders, fostering with them a culture of service in addition to knowledge and training that will help them better serve others and shape a healthy and productive life for themselves. Leaders Club meets once a week virtually, until the time we can meet in person.  Leaders Club provides a safe, genuine place for high schoolers and helps direct their energy to positive outcomes.

If you are interested in this great program please contact Ryan Leworthy at the Valley YMCA at or Nicole Servas, at the Woodruff Family YMCA at so we can send you the log on details for the Virtual Meetings.