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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-8:30pm    

Child Watch Hours:

Monday and Wednesday 9:15 am – 12:00 pm

Monday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tuesday – Thursday 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Friday 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Saturday 8:45 am – 11:30 pm

Address & Phone:

1605 Sherman Ave
Hamden, CT 06514
P 203.248.6361
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Camp Mountain Laurel Address & Phone:

Downes Road
Hamden, CT 06514
Summer P 203.248.1792


Friends Forever Friday October 21

friends-forever-fridays-october-21-aAdult Full Facility Members can bring a friend for FREE!

Grab a buddy and introduce them to the Y, try a class or enjoy the Wellness Center together.

All friends, buddies and guests of Y Members must present a valid photo ID when visiting and register with our Member Services Team.  Members can bring a friend, each friend can visit up to 2 times.

Celebrate Friends Forever on Friday, October 21.


No School, No Problem

2002-09_highridgeymca_01s_hr1Y Vacation Club

Monday, October 10 (Ever Wonder) / Wednesday, October 12 (Trampoline Place) / Tuesday, November 8 (Movies)/ Friday, November 11 (Bounce U)

Even though schools are closed, the Hamden/North Haven YMCA is here for your child care needs offering our Y Vacation Club program.  Each day we will travel to a fun destination.  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. Space is limited, preregistration is required, sign up today!

When: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact:  Sign up at the Front Desk.  For more information contact Erin at ekelly@cccymca.org

Fees:  Member: $50.00 per child, per day / Community member: $75.00 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.


Friends, Family, Fun – For Everyone

Hamden/North Haven Y Annual Fall Festival

Join us for our annual Fall Festival! Everyone is invited! This is a community wide event so tell your neighbors, tell your family, tell anyone you want! When you step past the threshold of our summer camp located at 2705 Downes Road in Hamden, you’ll be taken away by all the activities and food offered to you and your family on this awesome day! We hope to see you there!

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 1-4 pm

Festival Activities Include:

  • Archery
  • Amtrak (Life Safety Program)
  • Animal Program
  • Face Painting & Crafts
  • Moon Bounce
  • Bake Sale
  • Family Hike
  • Campfire & Smores
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Costumes Encouraged

Balance & Flex Together

Picture1Move Yourself – Body & Mind

Balance & Flex Together will grow you longer and stronger with an invigorating 60-minute mind-body workout.  It incorporates yoga and Pilates fundamentals with athletic training for balance, mobility, flexibility and the core. Emotive music drives the experience as you breathe and sweat through this full-body fitness journey. Getting Started Details.

The Class You Pick, The Experience You Remember! Experience Balance & Flex Together! Class days and times are listed in Group Exercise Schedule posted on our schedules web page.

A Sense of Belonging, A Healthier You

fall-2-picture1Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities.

Take a look at our Fall-2-Program Guide for classes, programs and events taking place Oct 24 – Dec 18, 2016. Members, please register for our Fall 2 session starting on Oct 3; Community Members on Oct 10.

Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image OrangeWhen a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month.

There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive.

Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!

Change Your Choices, Change Your Life

2012-03-24_KSCY-1357_rgbJoin our HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROGRAM for positive, healthy and lifelong change

Join the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle program to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and weight loss.

Program Benefits:

  • Led by a trained lifestyle coach
  • Small group setting
  • Learn about healthy eating and physical activity
  • Reduce body weight
  • 16 One hour sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions

Register for an information session today!  Dates and times can be found on the schedules page of our web site.

Life Skills Save Lives

Become a certified Lifeguard

If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great part time job or a challenging career, that’s in demand, the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program is one of the best places to start. Lifeguarding lets you work as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water. You could even save a life!

Learning is fun and easy! Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn—

  • Rescue skills for use in the water and on land.
  • First aid and professional rescuer CPR/AED training to help you prepare for an emergency.
  • Professional lifeguard responsibilities.
  • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries.


  • Swim a minimum of 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. (May swim using front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.  Swim goggle may be used)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Swim 20 yards, feet-first surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a10 pound object
    • Return to surface swim 20 yards hold object with both hands keeping face at or near pool surface
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
  • Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface, and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool

ENROLL TODAY!  Lifeguarding

Fees:   Member: $275 / Community Member: $375 CPR pocket mask and participant manual included

Dates and Times:

  • Fall Session II: December 26-30 – All days 10am to 4pm

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. To get a feeling for the class and more information about the program, watch this video.


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


School Age Child Care

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 school year, please contact Erin Kelly at 203-248-6361 or ekelly@cccymca.org.

CCC Y 2016-2017 SACC Registration Packet     CCC Y SACC Parent Handbook 2016-2017

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. http://ctcare4kids.com/