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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

Y Stands For Youth

Youth in our Branch Wellness Center


Our Youth Wellness Orientation Bracelet Program is  designed for youth members ages 10-13 who would like to use our Wellness Center while their parent is in the room.  Youth will be given FREE trainings with one of our Wellness Coaches to learn about each aspect of the Wellness Center.  Youth members will learn proper technique, safety and etiquette of gym fitness.  Schedule your appointment today at the Member Welcome Center.

Wellness Center:  Yellow Bracelet

Youth members 10-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the cardiovascular equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach.  The youth member must wear a yellow wristband when working out in the Branch.

Wellness Center:  Blue Bracelet

Youth members 12-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the strength equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach.  The youth member must wear a blue wristband when working out in the Branch.  Prerequisite:  Must have completed yellow bracelet training.

For more information:  Please speak with our Member Service Team or Wellness Director.

Keeping Kids’ Minds and Bodies Active

The Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits:

  • High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.
  • Foster an Early and Ongoing Passion for Books – Read to and with your kids. Help children read at every age and every stage of their development.
  • Team Up for Athletic Events – Set a family goal of great health by teaming up for community or charity events like races, walks, fun runs, bike rides, etc.
  • Volunteer Together – Find a cause that matters to the kids. Open their eyes to a world beyond themselves and the rich rewards that come from making a difference.
  • Make sleep a priority – Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, learning and other vital functions.

Birthday Parties

Ages: Parties for ages 5 and older

Our specialty parties are designed to make your child’s party the BEST EVER! We offer party packages to fit everyone’s needs. Our parties provide you with an hour of a specialty activity and an hour in our party room. A host is provided to help make your party run smoothly. Parties offered on Saturday and Sundays. Please contact the Y for more details.

Kids’ Night Out

Family Fun For Everyone

Ages: 3 (Potty-trained) – 12 years old

You might initially think of this as a night out for the parents, but it’s really a night out for your kids! Not only will your kids get the chance to swim, but they’ll have dinner, desert, make arts and crafts, ZUMBA and so much more! Now, on the plus side…you get to have a little down time to yourself as well!

For more information, visit our program guide here.