building future leaders 

School readiness program

The Greater Waterbury Y is proud to offer our NAEYC accreditted, full-day preschool program to families of 3-5 year olds.  Children must be potty-trained and turn 3 by December 31st to start in our program.  With a focus on cognitive and social development, as well as healthy, active play, students find success and will be prepared for the future.  All students receive breakfast, lunch, and a healthy snack each day.  Fees are based on a sliding scale and we accept Care4Kids.  Contact Amy to schedule a tour.     

After School

Before and After School Programs

Let us make back-to-school season a little easier! Our before and after school programs provide extended care in a fun, safe, and active setting for your children.  We offer programs at schools in Waterbury and Watertown and the YMCA.  For more information, contact Kristen.  

Vacation camp

The Y has you covered when there's no school and you still have to work! Vacation Camp takes place at the Y and YMCA Camp Mataucha on Columbus Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, as well as extended school vacations. For more information about Vacation Camp at Camp Mataucha, contact Cori. For info about the program at the Y, contact Kristen.    

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Sunshine, Friendship & Great Memories

Find out more about YMCA Summer Camps:  Camp Mataucha » | Camp Oakasha »  | Summer Sunshine

our mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that develop a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.



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5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

7:30 AM – 3:30PM

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The Greater Waterbury YMCA is a United Way Agency. For United Way 211 info click here.


School Readiness Program at the Greater Waterbury Y 

A full-day preschool program for 3-5 year olds that develops children's minds and bodies at the Y! Spots are still available for your child. Schedule a tour with Amy or call us for more information.   

Register Now for the 42nd Annual Fischang-Cicchetti Road Race!

Sunday, November 20th, 9:00am     

Sports Spectacular 

A new addition to our Youth Sports program at the Y, this class will provide your 2 or 3 year old exposure to soccer, kickball, t-ball, and basketball.  This class is a fun, active way for parents and children to spend time together and will run Saturday mornings from 9-9:45. $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Pre-registration is required online or at the Front Desk. 



Our newest Group Fitness class is a high-intensity cardio workout that you need to try! DEFEND TOGETHER 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. 


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Now you can easily register for Youth programs online by clicking the  buttons above!

If you are new, you will be asked to set up an account by providing an email address and password. If you are already a Y member, your account is set up under the email we have on file for you. If you aren't sure, give us a call and we can walk you through it!

Livestrong at the YMCA

SEE THE IMPACT of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.  The Y of the USA celebrates one of our own survivors, Diane Scinto.  For more information or to enroll in our upcoming LIVESTRONG at the YMCA class, contact Meghan.   

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