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 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 - April 10-14

Camp Mataucha - April 10-14 & 17

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 | Contact Director      

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



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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 or attend an Info Session on Monday, Feb 13 at 6 PM, Wednesday, Feb 15 at 12, or Saturday, Feb 18 at 10 AM.  The 2017 Tri Club kicks off on Tuesday, February 28th at Brass Works Brewing Company.  

Spring Brass City Meltdown 

Get out of the winter funk with our Spring Brass City Meltdown competition! The structure of this program will help you get in shape for the summer and into a routine you can keep long after the competition! You must have a team of four people; teammates can be members or non-members, and they will be relying on you to be consistent with exercise! The contest is 10 weeks long. Membership is required to use the YMCA during the competition. Contact Meghan Lennon for more details at 203.754.9622 x155.  

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.   

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 2 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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