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Two gymnasiums, caring youth programming, swimming and child care are among the reasons our members love the New Haven YMCA Youth Center. One gym is dedicated to our Walk-In program for after school recreation. Learn more about the New Haven YMCA Youth Center and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 7:30am–6:00pm
Saturday:  September – June 11:00am-4:00pm

Address & Phone:

50 Howe Street
New Haven, CT 06511
P 203.776.9622
F 203.787.0804
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Open Gym

Join your friends at the Y from Noon – 3:00 pm

Who: Older Youth Ages 12 to 21

When:  Every Saturday now through June 27th

We will be closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas Weekends.

For More Information:  P 203 776 9622

Who’s Got Game?

Picture1Everyday they’ve got your back.  Now we’ll see who’s got game!

New Haven’s Finest:  NH Fire Department vs. NH Police Department

Watch and cheer as they square off in a basketball match to bring awareness of the programs and services that the New Haven YMCA Youth Center offers to the community!

DATE:  Wednesday, November 19th

TIME:  6:15 pm

PLACE:  New Haven YMCA Youth Center, 52 Howe Street, New Haven CT

Event proceeds benefit our Annual Campaign which provides financial assistance for children to participate in our programs. A donation of a non-perishable food item would be appreciated!  We will be making Thanksgiving baskets to donate to New Haven YMCA Youth Center families in need.

Be Safe in the Water – Learn to Swim

Swim Lessons

Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, we have a program to help you improve your swimming ability.

Lessons are offered for Preschool Age 3 through Youth Age 18.  Contact the Y at 203 776 9622 for more information.

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.


Youth and Government Program

Youth and Government Program

Youth and Government is a national YMCA group that involves thousands of teenagers worldwide in programs that model their state government.  The New Haven YMCA has been participating in the Youth and Government program since 2006.  Between October and March of each year, the teens in the Youth Center meet once to twice a week to discuss and debate issues in their state and to learn how to draft legislation concerning these issues.

The objective of the program is to teach leadership training, public speaking, critical thinking, community activism, political knowledge, and the development of research, reading and writing skills for academic enhancement.  The youth’s hard work and dedication is rewarded in a weekend conference at the Legislative Office Buildings in Hartford where they present their bills to other YMCA teens across the state.

After School Program

After School Program

Our After School Child Care Program provides a safe environment where kids can focus on developing confidence and character with trained teachers and site directors guiding them.  Our programs teach positive values for youth ages 5 to 12 years through role models, group activities and creative thought.  Children enjoy supervised activities such as sports, arts and crafts, music and drama rather than the company of the TV set or the local street corner.  Programs run throughout the school year at the Youth Center, with vacation days available too.

After School Forms:

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.

2014 2015 School Age Child Care Registration Packet