Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut


The Story of Our Founding...

The Regional Y began in the late 1800's as a storefront operation in downtown Danbury,
it was incorporated as the Danburia Regional Young Man’s Christian Association in 1963, but changed its name to the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut by 1988.

In April 2002, in recognition of the Y’s widening geographic reach and scope, the Board of Directors voted to change the organization’s official name to Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut and Eastern Putnam County, Inc.

We service the following 22 towns: Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, Warren and Washington, CT; and Brewster, Carmel, Cold Spring, Kent, Mahopac, Patterson, Philipstown and Southeast, NY.

The Regional Y is the 3rd largest Y in Connecticut and one of the leading childcare providers in the state. We offer fitness and swimming facilities at the Brookfield Greenknoll location, art and youth development programs at ESCAPE to the Arts in downtown Danbury, four summer camps, and childcare/education centers in Bethel and Brookfield. Over 12,000 children, adults and seniors use our programs and services each year.