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

Friday: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

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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Experience More This Summer

Summer Program Guide PictureThe Y provides the opportunity you and your family need to become healthy, confident, and connected to others.  Through our classes, personal training, family programs and school age child care, we help you meet your goals.

Experience more this summer! Learn to swim, try our newest group exercise class – Strength Train Together or learn more about yourself in our Healthy Lifestyle Program.

Our Summer Session runs June 20 through August 19. Registration for Y Members begins on May 30; June 8 for Community. Please browse our Program Guide:  Summer 2016

Walking for Wellness


Join the collaboration of the YMCA and the East Shore District Health Department as they discuss:

The benefits of walking

How to keep from injury

We will discuss strategies to keep you on track for a healthy lifestyle change that lasts a lifetime.

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in the Community Room at 12:15pm.

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


Presented by New England Young at Heart

Living in a New Normal — The Art of DayCation

Nina Lesiga was juggling a corporate job, a small business and leading a youth organization when she faced a new normal.  It was the role of Caregiver for her mother, followed by her father and at times both. Balancing her life meant making hard decision, a village of support and facing guilt about what she couldn’t do.

Nina will share her Art of DayCation which focuses on how to take exceptional days away without an overnight stay. Don’t have a full day?  She will share ideas for “mini DayCations” that rejuvenate and refresh.

Stratford resident Nina Lesiga retired after 30 years in the corporate world and decided to create a “dream job” for her second career.  Building on her love of solo adventuring, she created a website and blog,, created a group for solo travelers on and began offering seminars for those interested in hitting the road on their own. Nina co-produces storytelling events in Westport and Stratford and has appeared on“Ageless”, “Art Now & Here” and “CT Style” TV shows.

DATE: Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 6:30pm  in the Community Room
COST: FREE to members. Sign up at the front desk to reserve your space.

For more information contact Elaine at 203-887-5047 or


Zoe For President

Zoe w BlocksZoe is a one-year old toddler running for president in 2064. Zoe represents the potential the Y sees in every child. And whether they want to be a teacher, a firefighter or president of the United States, she’s showing that with the Y’s support – all kids have the opportunity to become their best selves.

When you donate to Zoe, you’re donating to your local Y and supporting the programs and services we offer to give kids like Zoe what they need from childhood and throughout their life.

Watch to learn more about Zoe.  Change is Coming…Eventually

Help Keep Your Kids Safe

YMCA-A_300x250-FINALDuring June, we will be offering Safety Around Water, a free program designed to engage and educate families about the importance of water safety skills.

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.


Our body is made up of 60% water.

DEHYDRATION occurs when your body doesn’t have as much water and fluids as it should.

We will hi “lyte” the signs and symptoms of dehydration and how to replenish these vital fluids and electrolytes. Please join us for this “replenishing” discussion!

DATE: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:15pm in the Community Room

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

Strength Train Together

Lift. Press. Curl. Get Stronger and Power Up!

Strength Train Together will blast all your muscles with a high-rep weight training workout. Using an adjustable barbell, weight plates and body weight, the workout combines squats, lunges, presses, and curls with functional integrated exercises.  Dynamic music and a motivating group atmosphere will get your heart rate up, make you sweat, and push you to a personal best! Getting Started Details

Experience Strength Train Together! Class days and times are listed in Group Exercise Schedule posted on our schedules web page.

Camp: More Than Summer Fun

SDV CAMP COVERSummer Day Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character, making friends and having fun.  But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.

Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of songs, games, arts & crafts, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.  The Y offers experiences for youth entering Pre K through ninth grade with a Counselor in Training program for 14-15 year olds.

To learn more about Camp Nonoma and Walsh Enrichment Camp please review our 2016 Camp Brochure or call our camp guru Katelyn Tortora 203 481 9622.  Brochure: Summer Camp Brochure 2016

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  Many weeks fill to capacity fast! Camp Registration Packet – Fillable

For day-to-day program details, please review our 2016 Parent Handbook. 2016 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.  2016 CCC YMCA CIT Application

Camp: MORE than Summer Fun!

Change Your Choices, Change Your Life

2012-03-24_KSCY-1357_rgbJoin our HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROGRAM for positive, healthy and lifelong change

Join the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle program to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and weight loss.

Program Benefits:

  • Led by a trained lifestyle coach
  • Small group setting
  • Learn about healthy eating and physical activity
  • Reduce body weight
  • 16 One hour sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions

Register for an information session today!  Dates and times can be found on the schedules page of our web site.

The Y. For a better us.

Not everyone is born with the resources to succeed. Many people across the country are made to feel invisible because of environmental circumstance. But the truth is, all people are capable of greatness. All communities are filled with beauty. And the Y is dedicated to helping people grow. Watch:

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Convenient for You, Fun for Them

School Age Child Care After School Program

Experience the Y after school.  You can relax knowing that with us, your kids are getting their daily dose of fun, homework assistance, character development, cultural enrichment and fitness at the Y, and at a price every family can enjoy.

When:  Monday – Friday until 6:30 pm.  Transportation offered by the Y between the school and the Y.

Serving:  Guilford Public Schools – Baldwin and Adams Middle Schools.  Branford Public Schools:  Murphy, Sliney, Tasko Elementary Schools and Walsh Intermediate

2015_2016 CCC Y School Aged Child Care Registration Packet       Soundview Family Y SACC Parent Handbook 2015-16

CCC Y 2016-2017 SACC Registration Packet      CCC Y SACC Parent Handbook 2016-2017

Comprehensive State Certified After School Program for youth in Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Your child will benefit through homework help, arts and crafts, computer lab, healthy snacks, physical activity, archery, zipline, climbing wall, high/low ropes course, games, swimming, and much more.

For more information, please contact Katelyn Tortora 203 481 9622 ext 3208

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. To get a feeling for the class and more information about the program, watch this video.