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 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 Stephanie.  

Vacation camp

The Y has you covered when there's no school and you have to work! Spring Vacation Camp takes place at the Y and YMCA Camp Mataucha. For info at Camp Mataucha, contact Cori or click here for the registration flyer. For info about the program at the Y, contact Stephanie.    

Upcoming Vacation Camp Dates:

Waterbury YMCA Kids Club - April 10-14 (registration form, payment, and physical must be turned in by April 7th at 3 PM)

Camp Mataucha - April 10-14 & 17 with field trips! (register online for Camp Mataucha days by clicking here)



The Greater Waterbury Y offers three great options to make sure your kids have the BEST SUMMER EVER!  

YMCA Camp Mataucha in Watertown | Brochure | Contact Camp Director | Register | Facebook  

YMCA Camp Oakasha in Southbury | Brochure | Contact Camp Director | Register | Facebook  

Summer Sunshine in Waterbury | Registration FormContact Director      

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The Annual Support Campaign helps the Y support children, families, adults and seniors in all of our programs. Maritza, a single parent and a long-time member of the Y and recipient of financial assistance through Open Doors, uses ChildWatch daily for her daughter, Isabella. “ChildWatch gives Isabella the chance to socialize with other children, and learn how to be caring, while I get a great workout. She’s excited to come to school here in August! Without Open Doors, none of this would be possible.”   

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We're Participating in Give Local April 25-26! 

This 36 hour online giving event, sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation, offers opportunities for the Y to win prizes based on your donations.  Stay tuned for the best times to donate to the Y and help amplify your gift and our strength in the community.  

Healthy Kids Day

Free Community Event, Saturday, April 29, 12:30-3:30.  The Y will be open for all families with children (adults must bring a photo ID). Join us for swimming, rock climbing, face painting, and more fun and healthy activities!  Schedule will be available on our Facebook page closer to the event.  If you're interested in volunteering or participating, please contact Angie.   

Race4Chase 2017

The Race4Chase program is a training program at the Greater Waterbury Y that teaches children ages 5 to 12 how to swim, bike, and run in preparation for the Race4Chase Kids Triathlon on Saturday, August 5, 2017.  The program runs from 9-12:30, Monday through Friday, starting Monday, June 26. Apply from March 27 to April 14 online or at the Y.  This program is free to all participants and is in honor of Chase Kowalski.  To register, fill out the application and submit at the YMCA Front Desk. For additional information, contact Patti.


Join our Triathlon Club!

Swim, bike, and run your way to your best self this year as a part of our Tri Club.  You'll have fun, make new friends, and workout out with the most supportive team ever!  For more info, contact Meghan 

Spring Running Program 

Take over the streets of Waterbury with us and join the Y Running Program! Are you stuck in a rut and finding it hard to go running on your own? Need some extra motivation? Our Running program will hold you accountable to running workouts with three group runs per week! Beginner and Level 2 Running Programs Available. Registration to this program includes race entry into the Cheshire Sea Dog 5K or 10K on Sun, May 21st. You will feel prepared and ready for this race after our 10- week program! Open to non-members as well.  First run is Monday, March 13.  

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.   


Session 3 ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR Aquatics & Sports!

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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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