Youth Development Programs

Bouncing Bears Gymnastics

Our movement education program, Bouncing Bears and Beyond, provides children 12 months and older with a safe, fun, kid-orientated environment where we focus on the total well-being of each child.
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Child Development

The Hargrove Child Development Center at our Y offers programs for infants through children in sixth grade. All programs work to develop the whole child socially, cognitively, emotionally, and physically, and provide children with the opportunity to learn and grow, while taking advantage of all our Y has to offer. Learn more


competitive aquaticsCompetitive Aquatics

Our Y is proud to offer three competitive aquatics teams in addition to two sports leagues. Through these teams, our youth members develop not only the physical skills of the sport, but also strengthen their foundations of teamwork and self-confidence. Learn more


Education & Leadership

Our Education & Leadership programs provide our youth with the opportunity to grow and pursue interests outside of school, while developing leadership skills and building character. Programs include leadership programs for students in middle school and high school, along with Red Cross Certification Courses in Babysitting and Lifeguarding. Learn more

family timeFamily Wellness & Events

We love our families. Here at our Y, we offer programs and community events where families can come together to be healthier, stronger, and happier. Learn More


My Playroom On-Site Babysitting

My Playroom is our Y’s drop-in babysitting program available to our members while they use our facility. Our caring staff provides a safe environment for play, games, and arts and crafts. My Playroom is available for children 6 months and older (children must be able to sit up on their own). Older children are encouraged to bring their homework. Learn more

summer campSummer Camp

There’s something for everyone at our Summer Camps. Each of camps provides an environment where campers are encouraged to grow, have fun, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Learn more


Sports, Wellness, & Recreation

Our Y promotes healthy living among all ages and provides youth sports and wellness programs that keep kids active while also developing their physical, emotional, and social skills, in addition to building self-confidence. Learn more


Swim Lessons

The New Canaan YMCA Aquatics program offers a fun, safe, and instructive environment for children to become confident and comfortable in the water. Under the direction of our trained and certified staff, children ages 6 months and older learn swimming basics, stroke development, and water safety. Learn more

Y Special Needs (YSN)

We believe that all children are first and foremost children, regardless of need or ability. All individuals are welcomed and encouraged to participate at our Y! Whether that be within one of our traditional programs with adaptations and accommodations, or in one of our specially designed programs specifically for individuals with special needs. Learn more