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
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 had helped thousands of new runners get off the couch and onto the roads, running three miles in just two months. The program will lead up to the Valley YMCA’s Annual Sunset 5k Race on June 18, 2016
Ages: 18 and older
Training Begins: April 25, 2016
When: Monday/ Wednesday: Coach led 5:30pm and Saturday 9:00am
Where: Ansonia River Walk, weather permitting. Valley YMCA otherwise
Fees: Facility Members: $25 / Community Members: $50
Meet your health and wellness goals at the Valley YMCA. We offer a supportive environment, knowledgeable staff, the latest equipment and numerous programs. Try one of our new Group X Classes like Strength Train Together or summer camp or youth sports for the kids – we have a variety of classes for all ages and all activity levels. You might even make a new friend who is looking to have fun just like you.
Spring and Sumer Program Guide: Valley Y Spring Summer Program Guide 2016
Registration Starts for Members April 4; for Community Members April 11.
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.
Summer 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! 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
Join the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle program to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and weight loss.
Register for an information session today! Dates and times can be found on the schedules page of our web site.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.