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 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 on upcoming winter vacation, Three King's Day, MLK Day, and February 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 - Dec 26-30, Jan 6 & 16, Feb 20 & 21

Camp Mataucha - Dec 28-30, Jan 16, Feb 20 & 21


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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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.


Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24- 7 AM to 3 PM. 

The Y will be CLOSED on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25.  

New Year's Eve, Saturday, December 31- 7 AM to 3 PM.  

New Year's Day, Sunday, January 1- 10 AM- 2 PM 

Take the Ironman Challenge!  

From Thanksgiving Day to New Year's Eve, swim, bike, and run your way to Healthy Living!  Complete 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking and 26.2 miles of running or walking and you'll deserve all kinds of bragging rights.  This friendly competition is FREE and open to all Waterbury YMCA members.  Register here or at the Front Desk.  

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.   

Check the Results for the 42nd Annual Fischang-Cicchetti Road Race! 

Thank you to all who raced and volunteered on Sunday, November 20th!  

5k Results

5 Mile Results      

Veterans Join For No Money Down 

We're celebrating Veterans all month long!  Vets who join as new members in the month of November will pay no money down to join.  Thank you!  

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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