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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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Y Vacation Club

No School, No Problem

Even though schools are closed on November 4 & 11, the Hamden/North Haven YMCA is here for your child care needs. On November 4, we will travel to the movies to see one of the latest flicks.  And on November 11, we will visit the Meigs Point Nature Center to observe their turtle 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.  Space is limited for both days!  Register today!

When:  Tuesday, November 4 & Tuesday, November 11, 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.


Fright Night Fun


Join us for a howling fun Halloween party!

Games, crafts, trick or treating parade and more.  Wear your favorite costume and be ready to have a spook-tacular time!

When:  Saturday, October 25 6:00-7:30pm

Fees:  Members: Free / Community: $10 per family

Healthy Lives Happen Here

Cover PictureFun and healthy activities for all age groups are scheduled for the Fall!  Connect with your family and friends at the Y to build a healthier spirit, mind and body, reduce stress and gain a happier outlook on life.  Program Guide Link

Our Fall II Session runs:  October 27 – December 21, 2014

Member Registration opens:  October 6

Community Registration opens:  October 13

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.


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


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