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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 - 7:15 pm

Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday 9:00 am – 11:30 pm

Address & Phone:

1605 Sherman Ave
Hamden, CT 06514
P 203.248.6361
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Reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes

141381_Diabetes Infographics Rev2013-rgb-FNLThe YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based lifestyle improvement program for adults with prediabetes.  Its purpose is to empower adults with lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Currently, diabetes affects nearly 29 million people. Another 86 million have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes, but only 11% are aware of it.

Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduce the number of new cases of diabetes by 58% overall and by 71% in individuals over age 60.

Assess your risk and learn more.

An information session will be held on Tuesday, July 29th at 12 pm at the Hamden/North Haven Y led by Josh Royce.  Josh can also answer all your questions and help assist you.


Summer Swim Lesson Special

Two week daily swim lessons!

All sessions consist of 8 lessons ($63/$66 Members $126/$132 Community)


Session 1: July 7 – 17

Session 2: July 21 – 31

Session 3: August 4-14

Pike- 9:30-10:00 Eel- 10:00-10:30

Polliwog- 9:00-9:30; 4:00-4:30

Fees:  $63/$66 Members $126/$132 Community

Endless Summer Fun

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We are excited to announce that the Hamden/North Haven YMCA Summer camp will be held at YMCA CAMP MOUNTAIN LAUREL on Downes Road in Hamden.   Get ready for a summer filled with endless outdoor activities and fun for all ages!

You can expect all of the annual outdoor favorites including swimming, hiking, outdoor exploration, arts and crafts, archery, sports and counselor led activities.  We will also continue to offer a variety of specialty camps throughout the summer.

There is something for every child.  Our campers range in age from 3-15 years old.  Whatever camp program you choose, your camper is sure to have fun, make new friends, grow as a person, and make memories that will last you a lifetime.

Browse our 2014 Summer Day Camp Brochure:  Summer Camp Brochure 2014

To register download, pickup or have us mail you the registration packet.  Fill out the registration forms.  Calculate the deposit.  Write out your check and either mail or drop off your check and all the forms at the Y.  Registration Packet     Parent Handbook 2014

CCC YMCA Summer Camp CIT Application_References

We will host an open house event on:  Saturday, May 17 10am – 1 pm.  Visit the camp and meet the staff.  We’ll give you a tour and answer all your questions.

We look forward to seeing you at Camp Mountain Laurel on Downes Road in Hamden this summer!

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
  • Ridge Hill Elementary
  • Shepherd Glenn Elementary
  • Spring Glen Elementary
  • 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