Where the Community Comes Together

Our Mission
Enriching all people in spirit, mind, and body… The New Canaan YMCA is committed to providing programs and services that promote the health and well-being of our members and our community. We are founded on Christian principles and are guided by our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Our Promise
When you become a member of our Y, you become part of our community. At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side by side with our members, volunteers, and other organizations to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

What We Do
At the Y, someone new to the community can immediately become a part of community life. Our Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, our Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves our community’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support our neighbors.

How We Do It
There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver positive change.

Our Work is Aligned Around Three Areas of Focus

Youth Development
We are committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen. We believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, at the New Canaan YMCA, 5,000 kids in our community each year are cultivating the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement.

Healthy Living
Our goal is to improve the community’s health and well-being. The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health, and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. We offer programs for everyone to promote fun, fitness and family unity.

Social Responsibility
We believe in giving back and providing support to our neighbors. Since 1954, we have been listening and responding to the needs of our community through education, training, motivation or support. Whether it’s building a healthier community at home, or reaching across borders through our World Service Initiative, we are there to help others become healthier, more confident, connected and secure.

Membership Code of Conduct

The New Canaan YMCA is a non-profit organization and reserves the right to deny membership on a non-discriminatory basis when deemed appropriate. Membership is a privilege which may be suspended or revoked by management for abusive behavior, profanity, noncompliance with rules, failure to comply with staff, or other behavior deemed unacceptable and inappropriate. Members are required to carry their ID cards and scan them each and every time they come into the building, and are also required to have their picture taken and linked to their membership account.