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The Hamden/North Haven YMCA has a wide variety of programs for children, teens and adults. Everything from after school child care, swim lessons, competitive swimming, health and fitness programs to youth sports and summer day camps. The list goes on and on!

If you don’t find what you need here, please call or stop by the branch for more information or check out our latest brochure and resource materials available for your convenience. Learn more about the Hamden/North Haven YMCA and how to become a member.

Hours of Operations:

Monday – Friday:  5:30am-9:30pm    

Child Watch Hours:

Monday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Tuesday 9:15 am – 12:00 pm and 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Thursday 9:15 am – 12:00 pm and 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday 8:45 am – 11:30 pm

Address & Phone:

1605 Sherman Ave
Hamden, CT 06514
P 203.248.6361
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Boots, Shoes & Sneaks For Community


We’ve teamed up with Funds2org to collect used sneakers, sandals, flip flops, boots, shoes – all sizes, all styles – any shape.

Please bring the footwear, that you would like to donate to our drive, to the Hamden/North Haven YMCA, located at 1605 Sherman Avenue in Hamden.  We’ll be collecting donations through October 31, 2014

Monies raised support the Hamden/North Haven YMCA Annual Campaign  to insure that families and children are  able to participate in Y programming.


Giving Through Dance


Join us for 90 minutes of Zumba/Bollywood fun! Our instructors are ready to party, are you?! ALL are welcome to participate in this exciting event. Dance for the Hamden/North Haven YMCA Annual Campaign and have a great time!

When: Sunday, October 12th, 5:00-6:30pm

Cost: Minimum donation of $15 Includes great DJ with music, refreshments, and more!

All proceeds benefit the Hamden/North Haven YMCA Annual Campaign.

Register today by contacting the Y or sign up online!

NEW Zumba for Kids en Espanol

This new class is a departure from regular Kids Zumba.  The class is formatted in two 30 minute sections.  The first part of the class is taught in Spanish while working on activities/crafts.  The second part of the class is filled with high energy movement to  music.

When:  Thurs:  5:00-6:00pm

Fees:  Member:  $40  Community:  $80


Parents Night Out

Kids night out, too.

You can enjoy an evening out while your children are well cared for by the Hamden/North Haven Child Watch Staff.  They will have dinner; make arts & crafts, get a chance to swim and more!

AGES:  3 years old through 6th grade

WHEN:  Friday September 19, 5:30pm-9:00pm

WHERE:  Hamden/North Haven YMCA

CONTACT:  Lyn Thompson-Child Watch Coordinator E P 203-248-6361

FEE:  $10.00 per child

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  You must sign your child/children in & out.  There must be a Consent & Emergency form filled out once a year for your child/children that is kept on file.  Register at the Membership Desk by Wednesday, January 15.  Bring a bathing suit and towel.   Pick up must be by 9:00pm.

Fall Fun for Everyone

Fall 1 PhotoFill your Fall calendar with activities for yourself and everyone in your family!

Check out our Fall 1 Session Program Guide:  Program Guide

Session 1 runs:  September 2 through October 26, 2014

Registration opens on Monday, August 11 for Facility Members and on Monday, August 18 for Community Members.  Register in person at the Branch or on-line.

Y Vacation Club

No School, No Problem

Roshashanah Y Vacation Club - Even though schools are closed on September 25, 2014, the Hamden/North Haven YMCA is here for your child care needs. On this date, we will travel to the Meigs Point Nature Center to observe and learn all about their reptile program! So drop your child off with our experienced staff for a fun-filled day of nature, games, activities, arts & crafts, swimming, and more!  Please bring a nut-free lunch or money for our lunch stop, a bathing suit, and a towel. Preregistration is required.

Activities include:  A fun filled field trip, outdoor and indoor activities, arts & crafts, playing games, and recreational swimming.

When:  Thursday, September 25, 2014

Where:  Hamden/North Haven YMCA, 7:30am-6:00pm

Contact:  Sign up at the Front Desk.  For more information contact Erin at

Fees:  Member: $46.00 per child, per day / Non-member: $56.00 per child, per day

Additional Info:  Bring a bathing suit and towel for swimming, lunch, and active clothing should be worn on this day.  This program reaches its enrollment capacity quickly; register early to secure your child’s space.  All participants not currently in the before/after school program will need to complete a registration packet as well as provide a current health form and medication/medication authorization form, if needed, prior to attending the Y Vacation Club.


Prevention. Lifestyle. Support.

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being.  Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%, and 71% in adults over the age of 60. Click Here to find out if you qualify and for more information about classes.


After School

After School

Every school day the Hamden/North Haven Y provides a safe, healthy and enriching environment for the children of Hamden and North Haven in our state-licensed child care programs.  While children are in the care of our trained and certified staff at their elementary schools, you have peace of mind at work knowing that your child is engaged in activities that will enhance youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Hamden School Age Child Care sites:

  • Bear Path Elementary
  • Church Street Elementary
  • Dunbar Hill Elementary
  • Helen Street Elementary
  • Shepherd Glenn Elementary (also serving Wintergreen Magnet)
  • Spring Glen Elementary (also serving Ridge Hill)
  • West Woods Elementary

North Haven School Age Child Care sites:

  • Clintonville Elementary (also serving Montowese School)
  • Green Acres School (also serving Ridge Road School)

For more information or to register your child for the 2014-2015 school year, please contact Erin Kelly at 203-248-6361 or

2014 2015 Hamden North Haven Y School Age Child Care Registration Packet

2014 2015 Hamden North Haven Y School Age Child Care Parent Handbook

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS).  To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at this website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more.

CCC YMCA Open Door Application