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, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday – Thursday 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday 8:45 am – 11:30 am
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Class days and times can be found on our Schedules page.
Through the Safety Around Water program, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills. During the course, child will learn how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations – – from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge to safely reaching a pool’s edge or exiting any body of water.
For detailed program information, please contact our Aquatics Department or Member Service Team. Class times and locations vary by program and Y Branch.
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 5:30-8:00 pm
Join us at the Hamden/North Haven YMCA and paint your own spring celebration scene! Kid’s Paint Night is for children 5 & up with their friends. Parents are invited back at 7:30pm to walk our gallery of painted canvases and enjoy delicious refreshments with their young artist. Space is limited. All proceeds support out 2018 Annual Campaign. Members/Community $20. Register at our front desk or by calling 203 248 6361.
Women’s Wellness Weekend at Camp Hi-Rock
Join us the weekend of June 1-3 for activities such as dance, yoga, low & high ropes, massages, creative crafts, waterfront activities and of course, delicious, healthy food!
Since 2007, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock has been hosting a weekend just for women and girls. Don’t just dream about relaxation to start your summer- experience it! All meals, lodging and activities are included for the weekend and one night and day passes are also available.
To register or learn more visit: camphirock.org/camps/group-camping-retreats/
Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Join us!
This event is FREE and open to the public
The Y, nurtures the potential and unites communities to create lasting and meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the ways, we accomplish this is by teaching youth, teens and adults to swim and be safe around the water and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.
Take a look at our Spring Program Guide to learn more about our aquatic programs. We also have new wellness classes, summer camp for the kiddos and many other classes, programs and activities for you and your families to enjoy!
Spring Program Session: April 23 – June 17, 2018
Registration begins Monday, April 2 for Members. Monday, April 9 for Community. Sign up for classes on our mobile app, on-line, by calling or visiting the Y.
Summer is an ideal time for children to get out and explore. A chance to enjoy recreational and educational activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. Do you remember your best summer ever? Was your best summer a combination of exploration, activity, education, friends and fun? For families looking to keep their children’s minds and bodies active, the Y can give them an adventurous, active and healthy summer.
Camp Mountain Laurel is located on 2705 Downes Road in Hamden. Twenty acres of wooded space with an open shelter, outdoor swimming pool, archery station, gaga pit, ropes course and climbing wall. Dirt paths lead you easily to our Main Building where we have arts & crafts, a summer library for reading, bathrooms, changing rooms and the first aid office. In the morning you can hear the birds chirping and children laughing throughout the camp as the sun begins to peak through the leaves – and you’ll see the tallest trees ever amongst our new larger than life backyard game stations. Come explore nature’s outdoor classroom with us.
We offer a breadth of activities for campers ranging from 3-15 years old. No one sits still at Camp Mountain Laurel! A standard week at camp includes swim lessons followed by recreational swim, archery, weekly STEM activities, hiking, a game of foursquare, soccer or flag football; arts & crafts; quiet reading time, with a little down time to just hanging out with friends. If your child wants something more focused – try one of our Specialty or Swim Camps! Join us for THE BEST SUMMER EVER!
To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Summer Camp Brochure or call the Y.
To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2018 Day Camp Registration Packet If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization
For day-to-day program details, please review our Day Camp Parent Handbook
If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, teambuilding and problem solving skills. To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018
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!
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Dates/Times: Specific dates and program times can be found in our Program Guide.
Fees: Member: $275 / Community Member: $375 CPR pocket mask and participant manual included
Forget your membership card? Wonder if there is a Zumba class this evening? Need to squeeze in a workout while you’re out and about? Looking for open swim or child watch times?
The Central Connecticut Coast Y app will give you everything you need in the palm of your hand – for all our Membership Branches!
Schedules – on one user-friendly landing page for all CCCY Branches / Calendar – for easy transition through days/dates / Filters – by area/room, time of day, class type / Notifications – from multiple branches / Locations – with facility status and hours / Member Cards – use your phone to check-in, load them into your IOS Wallet for display when near the Y / Programs – view and register / Push Notifications! Opt-in for updates on classes and the facility / Email the Y / FREE!
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