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.
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.
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.
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
four summer camps, and childcare/education centers in Bethel
Over 12,000 children, adults and seniors use our programs and services each