Soundview ExteriorLocated on the shoreline, the Soundview  Family YMCA opened its doors in 2010 to expand the reach of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA.  Exercise, aquatics, summer camp, family programming…we’ve got it all!

The Soundview Family YMCA has a wide variety of programs for people of all ages and interests. Learn more about the Soundview Family YMCA and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday:   5:30am–9:00pm
Friday:       5:30am–7:30pm
Saturday:   7:00am–7:00pm
Sunday:     8:00am–4:00pm

Child Watch Hours:

Monday – Saturday:   9:00am – 12:00pm
Monday – Thursday:   4:30pm – 8:00pm

Sunday:   9:00am – 12:15pm

Address & Phone:

628 East Main Street
Branford, CT  06405
P 203.481.9622
F 203.481.9363
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JOIN THE Y! Open House Saturday, March 17

Empower More Than Yourself – JOIN THE Y!


When you join the Y, you’re committing to more than simply becoming healthier. You are supporting the values and programs that strengthen your community. At the Y, good habits become enjoyable routines and workout friends become…just friends. And in the meantime, communities become healthier and stronger. Here, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of understanding.

For more than a workout. For a better us. 

To learn more about our healthy lifestyle programs, a wide variety of group group exercise classes, swim lessons for all ages, youth summer camp and afterschool programs plus free child watch – look further into our web site or stop by and visit, we’d be happy to give you a tour!

Open House Saturday, March 17. Join by March 25 – Pay NO Joiner Fee – Financial Assistance is available.

No School – No Worries

April Break Y Vacation Days

We welcome you to attend our Y Vacation Days where your child is guaranteed to have an enjoyable time in a safe environment, with staff who enjoy engaging with each and every participant.  Activities for Y Vacation Days include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Game Room
  • Swimming
  • Computer Lab
  • Group Games (indoor and outdoor)
  • NEW Indoor Playscape
  • Tons of FUN!

When:     April 16-20 , 2018

Time: 8:00am-6:00pm

Location: Soundview Family YMCA, 628 East Main Street, Branford CT 06405

CONTACT: Caitlyn Lyon 203 481 9622 ext. 3208

COST:  Members $50/day   Community $90/day


Come Discover Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum


Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University investigates the Famine and its impact through art. The museum interprets the Famine visually, allowing artists — both those contemporaneous with the Great Hunger and those working today — to explore the impact of the loss of life, the leeching of the land, and the erosions of language and culture. Through its display of outstanding historical and contemporary images, layers of history are peeled back, to uncover aspects of the Famine indecipherable by other means.

DATE:  Wednesday, April 18. Meet in the YMCA lobby at 2:15pm to carpool to the museum.

MEMBER COST: Free but sign up at front desk.

Healthy Kids Day – Saturday April 21 – 10am-1pm

Join us to Awaken Summer Imagination

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!

Kick off Summer on Healthy Kids Day! Saturday, April 21 10am-1pm

This event is FREE and open to the public




Elizabeth Park is on the national register of historic places and offers just over one hundred acres of formal gardens, green space, recreational facilities, walking loops, and the Pond House Café. Come enjoy the beauty of the gardens and grounds. Admission to the park is free. Bring your camera! We will then go and have lunch at the Pond House Café in the park (this is your only cost for the day). The address of the park is 1561 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford.

DATE:  Monday, April 30. Meet in the YMCA lobby at 12:15pm to carpool to the garden. Rain Date will be Monday, May 7.

MEMBER COST: Free but sign up at front desk.


Coming in April! New Group X Class!


This is a gripping hour that burns a ton of calories and builds total body strength. Tap into the newest mixed martial arts movements done at a rapid-fire pace to smash your cardio fitness.  This workout combines cutting-edge moves with thrilling music.

It’s easy to get started, here’s how: Defend Together Getting Started Information

Our Launch Party date will be set shortly, as well as, the specific class days and times.



Learn about the Importance of Sleep

Presented by  the East Shore District Health Department

What is our greatest asset? Our Health!

Sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being. We spend up to one-third of our lives asleep. Most of us know that getting a good night’s sleep is important, but too few of us actually make those eight or so hours between the sheets a priority. To further complicate matters, stimulants like coffee and energy drinks, alarm clocks, and external lights—including those from electronic devices—interfere with our “circadian rhythm” or natural sleep/wake cycle.

It is time to join us for a discussion on the importance of sleep and to learn ways that you can get the sleep you deserve.

DATE: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:15am in Studio A

COST: FREE, but please reserve your space at the front desk.


Try the Y for FREE on Tuesday, March 20

Full facility members can bring a friend to try the Y, free! Introduce your friends to your Y family. Try a group x class or enjoy the Wellness Center together. Guests must show a valid photo ID and register with Member Services – each friend can visit up to two times.



Let’s Get Stronger Together


Learning how to lift weights properly will not only make you feel and look good, it will make everyday life easier! Learn 8 lifts in 8 weeks. Learn Proper techniques and how to apply the lifts in group exercise classes or in your own workouts!

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-7:30am or Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm

COST: Members: $85 / Community: $170

For Finding A Place To Belong


At the Y, good habits become enjoyable routines and workout friends become…just friends. And in the meantime, communities become healthier and stronger. Here, adults do more than exercise together. They support each other, build relationships and form communities. For more than a workout. For a better us.

Click here for our class and program offerings:  Winter 2 2018 Program Guide

Our Winter II Program Session runs February 26-April 22, 2018

Member Registration begins February 5

Community Member Registration begins February 12

Register for programs and classes on-line, on our mobile app, by calling the Y, or at the Branch.

The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

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.

We are committed to helping your child have The Best Summer Ever.  At Camp Nonoma, there is something for every interest and for all children ages 3-15.  We pride ourselves on offering a variety of activities that keep campers engaged, busy, and active throughout the day.  Each activity period is 35 minutes long giving campers plenty of time to enjoy multiple activities every day.  Campers are encouraged to try new activities and learn new skills including: Swimming, Sports, 2 Gaga Pits, Group Games, Nature, Songs/Skits, Reading Games, Zip Line and the Low Ropes Course.

We believe that all children should know how to be safe in and around the water so we offer free swim lessons twice a week for our campers grades Pre-K through 1 and for a minimal fee for our older campers. Pre-K– Grade 3 also get a special event every week, while Grades 4-9 get to attend at least one field trip per week!  Grades 2-9 also get to partake in archery, zip-lining and use our ropes course!  This summer, we hope to add some really fun activities for our campers to enjoy, including: a new high and low ropes element and a brand new basketball court and indoor 3 story high indoor play scape for our campers to play on! We can’t wait for you to join us!

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 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 Summer Camp 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, team building and problem solving skills.  To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!

Play the Game “You Can’t Fool Me”


Join Barbara Naclerio from the East Shore District Health Department as your host of this informative game show formatted program. See how much YOU know about scams and schemes, cons and cheats, rip-offs and frauds.

  • Who is scamming people? How can they scam YOU?
  • What do you do if you suspect you’ve been scammed?

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Studio A at 11:15am.

Fee:  This event is FREE! Sign up at the front desk to reserve your space.

Our App Helps You Stay On Track

Mobile App Graphic FilesDownload the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Mobile App!

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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Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image GreenWhen 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!