building future leaders 

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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 Stephanie.  

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 for February Break and Spring Break. For more information at Camp Mataucha, contact Cori. For info about the program at the Y, contact Kristen.    

Upcoming Vacation Camp Dates:

Waterbury YMCA - Feb 20 & 21

Camp Mataucha - Feb 20 & 21, April 10-14,17

Register online for Camp Mataucha days by clicking here!


leadership opportunities for teens

The Greater Waterbury Y offers the Youth and Government program for teens interested in leadership, politics, and public speaking.  For more information about the program in Southbury, contact Cori and for information about the Waterbury delegation, contact Dazure.    

our mission

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



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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.


Accept the Chilly Challenge!  

Take the plunge into Smith Pond and raise money for camp scholarships!  Saturday, January 14th at 1 PM.  Click here to register! You must raise $100 to make the plunge. If you will not be jumping, but would like to donate to a jumper, please click here! Call 860-274-4820 for more info or click here for the registration packet.  

Jumpstart January with the Mini-Meltdown Card! 

Available January 1st at the Front Desk or the Wellness Center.  Complete all the exercises on the Bingo card and be entered to win awesome Y prizes.  FREE for members!   

Strength Train Together Launch Party 

New music, new routines, new ways to get stronger!  A whole new class debuts on Saturday, January 7th.  Bring a friend and start your commitment card to be entered to win a free month of membership!   


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.   


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. 

Session 1 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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