Participation

New Haven PoolTwo gymnasiums, caring youth programming, swimming and child care are among the reasons our community loves the New Haven YMCA Youth Center. We offer full day preschool for 3 and 4 year olds which is supported by the school readiness program and accredited by NAEYC. In addition, we have a wonderful walk-in open gym program for youth ages 12 to 23 years old that runs afterschool Monday through Friday from 2:30pm to 6:00pm.  During July and August, the walk-in gym is open 1-5pm, Monday through Friday.

Our Summer Care Program runs during the week when school is out and operates right out of our own facility. With plenty of field trips, fellowship and fun, it’s the place to spend summer in New Haven!

Well known for our Youth leadership programs and swim lessons for youth – at the New Haven YMCA Youth Center you can also plan swim birthday parties or swim rentals for any group function. Contact us to inquire!

Amenities at the New Haven YMCA Youth Center:

  • Swimming pool
  • Game room
  • 2 full size gymnasiums
  • 4 preschool classrooms
  • School Age summer care program for youth 5-12 years old
  • Open Swimming for youth
  • Social and recreational opportunities year round
  • Youth leadership programming and training
  • Youth Community Service opportunities

How to Participate

Why do so many people feel like they belong at the Y?  One reason is that no other single membership provides so many ways to exercise spirit, mind and body as the YMCA. So, whether your life is about shaping up, studying up, meeting up or growing up, it all begins with signing up at the YMCA.

We have a wonderful community of people here at the New Haven Y Youth Center!  It’s a positive, supportive environment where community youth can feel comfortable while pursuing the activities that interest them most.

The New Haven YMCA Youth Center is not a full facility branch.  We encourage adults to explore membership opportunities at other branches in the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA family. Financial assistance is available for youth and families with a demonstrated need.  Financial Assistance Application

Click here for a list of all YMCA locations that are part of the Central Connecticut Coast branch network.



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