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 YMCA Camp Mataucha, contact Cori.  For info about the program at the Y, contact Kristen.    


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.



Monday – Friday:
5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

7:30 AM – 2:30PM

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


BE A PART OF THE TEAM... Team 13.1 at the Greater Waterbury Y! 

Team 13.1 is a unique opportunity to train for the Eversource Half Marathon with a team of dedicated athletes and volunteers!  Team 13.1 not only trains together, but each athlete is responsible to raise money for the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.  For more information, contact Meghan at 203-754-9622 ext. 155.  To register, click here.       

Don't Miss the 35th Annual Golf Tournament! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | Country Club of Waterbury

All proceeds benefit the YMCA Community Support Campaign to fund scholarship assistance for our program.  Register a FOURSOME or a SINGLE golfer.    

Register Now for the Before & After School Program!  

The Y offers Before & After School programs in schools in Waterbury and Watertown, as well as at the Y.  Please contact Kristen Jones for more information or to download the application, click here.  

YMCA Holiday Hours

Monday, September 5- CLOSED for Labor Day. 

Summer Hours are in effect Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend: 

Weekday hours- no change

Saturday 7- 3:30

Sunday 7:30- 2:30  

Child Watch will be closed on Sundays and will close at 7:30 PM instead of 8 on weekdays.  


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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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