Strong Swimmers = Confident Kids

The YMCA has a long history of teaching swim lessons. In fact, the Y is credited for being the first to develop a group swim instruction program in 1909. We have come a long way since that first group lesson, and we’re excited to present the latest swim lesson upgrades to you and your family. […]

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Stretch Yourself In More Ways Than One

It’s a fantastic fall at the New Haven YMCA Youth Center! We’re glad you’re a part of it! Plan to stretch your family in more ways than one by participating in our swim lesson program and/or our afterschool or preschool programs. Our aquatics program prepares all ages to stay safe and have fun in the […]

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Ready, Set, Swim!

Open Swim – Walk-in Program When: Monday – Friday 2-4pm Enjoy the New Haven YMCA Youth Center swimming pool during open swim. Pool usage guidelines apply.

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Be Safe in the Water – Learn to Swim

Swim Lessons (all ages) Teaching children how to swim and be safe around water is one of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn. It not only saves lives, it builds confidence. Swim lessons promote a lifelong enjoyment of swimming, encourages healthy living and the prevention of chronic disease. Plus it’s […]

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Sleepaway Camp

Hi-Rock is THE sleepaway camp for the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA. That means it’s your sleepaway camp. Summer camp can change a child’s life. For more than sixty years, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock has provided an enchanting mountaintop environment where campers build positive memories that sustain them for a lifetime and have experiences that leave an […]

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Learn Grow Thrive

Early Learning Preschool Program Our child care programs allow parents to answer the inevitable questions: Where can my child be safe and learn what they need to know to be prepared for school, and for life? The New Haven YMCA Youth Center provides a full day NAEYC accredited Preschool program for 3 and 4 year […]

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Convenient for You, Fun for Them

Afterschool Program Our Afterschool Child Care Program provides a safe environment where kids can focus on developing confidence and character with trained counselors who are enthusiastic about youth development.  Our programs teach positive values for youth ages 5 to 12 years through role models, group activities and creative thought.  Children enjoy supervised activities such as […]

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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 […]

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CONVENIENCE, FLEXIBILITY, SATISFACTION

Join the New Haven YMCA Youth Center Monthly Donor Club Enroll online and you can choose to have your monthly gift charged to your credit card. You’ll receive convenient monthly or annual receipts by email. Or enroll by mail and set up a monthly gift from your checking account. Simply send a cancelled check or […]

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Birthday Parties

Ages: Parties for ages 2 and older Our specialty parties are designed to make your child’s party the BEST EVER! We offer party packages to fit everyone’s needs. Our parties provide you with an hour of a specialty activity and an hour in our party room. A host can be provided for an extra fee […]

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Y Vacation Club

Ages: 5 (in kindergarten) – 12 years Enjoy your days off from school at our Y Vacation Club! For More Information: Please reach out to our Child Care staff.  

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Lap Swimming Etiquette

Swimmers are encouraged to contribute to an atmosphere of cooperation and courtesy. Always enter from the shallow end. A maximum of five swimmers are permitted in each lane during lap swimming. Please swim with others of similar speed. Lifeguards will move swimmers to the appropriate lane when necessary. Always let swimmers in your lane know […]

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Pool Usage Guidelines

Our lifeguards are on the pool deck to ensure your safety and have the authority to restrict any behavior deemed unsafe.  Y members and guests must follow all safety guidelines or may be asked to leave the pool area. State Health Codes require all persons to shower with warm water and soap before entering pool. Wear appropriate […]

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