The Valley YMCA has been a vital part of the Valley community since 1866 – serving the residents of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton. At the Valley YMCA, we build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.
Visit us and experience for yourself that we have something for everyone! Join us and become a part of a worldwide organization whose goal is to help individuals attain their greatest possible potential. We want to help YOU reach the GOALS you have established, provide a FUN ATMOSPHERE, and the OPPORTUNITY to make new friends. Learn more about our amenities and how to become a member.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 5:30am–9:00pm
Child Watch Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 5:15pm-8:45pm
Address & Phone:
12 State Street
A healthy life happens here
Take a look: Spring and Summer Program Guide
Spring Program Session: April 21 – June 15, 2014
Facility Member Registration: March 31 / Community Member Registration: April 7
Summer Program Session: June 23 – August 17
Facility Member Registration: June 2 / Community Member Registration: June 9
From A to Z, we offer a variety of experiences to nurture the potential of every child and adult improve the nation’s health, and provide support to our neighbors.
Saturday, April 26th 10am-1pm
Build a Happier, Healthier Kid!
Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies. On April 26, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.
Endless Summer Fun
Summer fun starts here! We’re ready for another fun and exciting summer at the Valley Y Summer Fun Club! You can expect the annual favorites like swim lessons and Super Hero Day but you can also expect some new additions to camp!
We will offer a weekly Zumbatomic (Kids Zumba) class and other fitness classes as part of our camp program. We are also expanding our literacy program to include more trips to the library and a fun reading activity each week.
There’s something for every child – all in one location! Your camper is sure to have fun, make new friends, grow as a person and make memories that will last a lifetime.
To register download, pickup or have us mail you the registration packet. Registration Forms Fill out the registration forms. Calculate the deposit. Write out your check and either mail or drop off your check and all the forms at the Y.
We will host an open house event on: Saturday, May 17 10 am – 1 pm. Visit the camp and meet the staff. We’ll give you a tour and answer all your questions.
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.
SNOW! GOTTA WORK? Y WORRY!
Y FUN CLUB
On days when Ansonia, Derby, and/or Shelton Public Schools are closed for inclement weather, the Valley Y offers programming for school-age children. Students can spend the day in a safe and fun environment challenging their friends to board games, creating art projects, swimming, and much more. Pre-register today for our Y Fun Club! Children should bring a nut-free lunch, a bathing suit and towel, and snow clothes (extra pants, socks, boots, hats, gloves, etc.).
Ages: 5 – 12 years old
Time: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Valley YMCA, 12 State Street, Ansonia
Facility Members: $43/ day
Community Members: $53/day
Current Before or After School participants: $25/day
Registration: The program fee will be due at drop-off each time you use a snow day. (see rates above) Registration form and current health form are due at time of registration. If your child is a current before or after school participant, health forms are already on file.
Note: In the event the storm causes a power outage, or the weather presents a severe safety issue, we may call you to pick up earlier. Be sure to call the Valley YMCA before 9AM to inform us that your child will be attending the program.
Dream, Train, Do It
Run a 5K! Join our Couch to 5K Program!
Have you spent too much time on the couch this year? Join the Couch to 5k program and in nine weeks you can be transformed into a fitter, healthier you. Be ready to run your first 5k road race if you choose! This beginner’s running schedule has helped thousands of new runners get off the couch and onto the roads, running 3 miles in just two months. This Program will lead up and prepare you for the Valley YMCA Annual Sunset 5K Race on June 18, 2014.
Ages: 18 and older
Training: April 21
When: Monday/Wednesday 5:30pm and Saturday 9:00am
Where: Meet at the Ansonia River Walk weather permitting, YMCA otherwise
Fees: Facility Members: $25 / Community Members: $50
SilverSneakers® Muscular Strength & Range of Movement
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance, and chair is used for seated and/or standing support.
SilverSneakers® Cardio Circuit
Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, stretching, and relaxation exercises.
The Valley Y offers single men, 18 years and older, safe, clean, affordable housing in a comfortable environment. While many of our residents may not have any other support networks, the Y’s Members-in-Residence program gives individuals a sense of community, hope and a place to belong.
Fees are paid weekly. Income verification, background check, and references are required. Applications are available at the Welcome Center. Participants in the program are encouraged to use the facilities and enjoy the benefits of a Y membership. Contact Barbara Moore, Executive Director P 203 736 9622 for more information.