Valley OutsideThe 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

Friday:                  5:30am-8:00pm

Saturday:              6:30am–3:00pm

Sunday:                7:00am–3:00pm

Child Watch Hours:

Monday – Thursday:  5:15pm-8:45pm

Address & Phone:

12 State Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
P  203.736.9622
F  203.736.1438
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Early Closing Mon. Feb 8

The Y will close today at 5:00pm due to the weather.  Afternoon and evening classes have been cancelled. Please drive carefully – be safe.

Begin Today for a Healthier Tomorrow

Program Guide PhotoAt the Y, we believe healthy living has as much to do with pursuing interests, passions and learning new things as it does with eating healthy and being active. Our minds and spirits need stimulus and enrichment, and we get much more from life when we find things—and people—that inspire us.

Start a healthier 2016 today.  Learn about all our Winter 1 Programs in our latest Program Guide: Program Guide Winter I II 2016

Classes run February 29 – April 24, 2016. Program Registration for Winter 11 Classes starts February 8 for Facility Members and February 15 for Community Members.  Register on-line or by calling or visiting the Branch.

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Camp: More than Summer Fun

2016 valley camp pictureSummer 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 Summer Camp at the Valley Y please review our 2016 Camp Brochure or call our camp guru Julie Mott 203 736 9622.  Brochure: Valley Y 2016 Summer Camp Brochure

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  Registration starts February 1, 2016 – many weeks fill to capacity fast! Valley Y 2016 Summer Camp Registration Packet

For day-to-day program details, please review our 2016 Parent Handbook.  2016 Day Camp 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

The Y. For a better us.

Idle hands can be dangerous tools. But give idle hands something to do, a place to go, a purpose – and they’re capable of amazing things.  Watch:

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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.

Fun Days are Vacation Days

The Y Vacation Club is a great place for all children ages 5-12 to have fun during day-long or week-long breaks from school! Children will enjoy swimming, crafts, and games in our state-licensed program. We will also be offering YMCA swim lessons during the Holiday Break Vacation Fun Days. Each child will be assessed and placed in ability based swim groups. Lessons will be taught by a certified swim instructor.

Y Vacation Club Dates:

1/18/2016 – Martin Luther King Day

2/12/2016 – 2/16/2016 February Vacation Break

4/11/2016 – 4/15/2016 Spring Vacation Break

4/18/2016 – 4/22/2016 Ansonia Spring Vacation Break

Time: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Location: Valley YMCA, 12 State Street, Ansonia

Cost:  Current Before & After School participants: $25 per day / Members: $43 per day  Community Members: $53 per day                                            

Optional Swim Lesson: $7 per class or $15 if you register for all three days

Something New, Just for You

Indoor Cycle Room Rounded CornersINDOOR CYCLING

An Instructor led class takes place on an ultra smooth stationary bike.  The combination of music, motivation and your fellow riders makes this class unique. Join us for an invigorating cardio workout.

Check the Schedules page of our web site for class time.



Home School Wellness Program

Your children will learn skills once a week for 8 weeks that will educate them to be fit, healthy and play core sports.  The program will be split Gym and Pool time evenly.  We will teach your child in a friendly non-competitive environment where we incorporate the Y’s areas of Healthy Living, Youth Development, and Social Responsibility.

Dates: Fall II Session October 26 – December 20

Age: K – 5, Age groups

Cost: Members: $80 / Community Members: $160


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.



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.

Valley Y Application for Members in Residence