Youth Development Programs

Bouncing Bears and Beyond

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 & Team Sports

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


School Vacation Camp

Spend your day off from school having fun with your friends at our Y! In vacation camp, we play in the gym, do arts and crafts, have fun in the pool, and enjoy a special theme activity each day. Theme days include visits from magicians, Lego creations, remote control racing, and inflatable obstacle courses. 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


youth educationYouth 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

Youth Recreation

Kids just want to have fun! We love providing a place and programs where kids are able to be kids in a safe and fun environment.
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Youth Sports & Wellness

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


Youth Water Activities

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


YSN Special Needs

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