Youth Teen & Family

Youth Teen & Family

Youth and Teens create memories, learn skills and build confidence as they explore new interests and passions at the Y. We’re committed to helping all kids and teens are their best selves—through programs focused on sports, arts, leadership and family fun. Family time at the Y is about giving families the opportunities to deepen relationships, develop new skills and interests, improve their health and well being, and connect to the community.

The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut offers many fun activities for youth, teens and families every month. Please search our schedules for current offerings. For even MORE fun things to do, be sure to check out ourcalendar!

Youth, Teen & Family Contact:

Kariana Cicerone
Youth, Teen and Family Program Coordinator
203.775.4444 x 109

All of the Y’s Early Learning programs offer quality care in a safe and supportive environment that fosters the emotional, physical, social and cognitive growth of each child.

Terrific 2s & 3s

(Open to everyone from ages 2 to 3)

This class is designed as a stepping-stone into preschool. We will focus on skills such as socializing with peers, participating in classroom activities, like-crafts, stories and exploring the environment. Please bring a (labeled) nut-free snack and a drink each class. All children are required to wear a mask at this time. Children will sanitize their hands upon arrival.

Wiggles & Giggles (TBD)

( Parent/Child Class, Ages 1-3 )

In this super-fun, music-filled learning experience that celebrates the unique joys of the energetic toddler. Young children enjoy singing, dancing, and instrument-play activities that are designed to promote cognitive development, encourage social skills like sharing, turn taking, and cultivate early literacy skills.

Wednesday Afternoon Adventures (TBD)

( Ages 3-5 )

Join us for some fun adventures! Games, songs, stories, crafts, and free play will be a part of this fun-filled class. All activities revolve around a new theme each 4-week mini session.

smiling family portrait outside

Fit Kids

The Fit Kids program, is a collaboration between Western Connecticut Health Network, the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut and Family & Children’s Aid.

Fit Kids is a 10-week multidisciplinary program designed to support parents who are concerned about their child’s weight as they work towards a healthier lifestyle. Through physical education, nutrition and behavior support, the families will receive the expertise they need to begin their journey.

The program is held on Tuesdays at 5:15 pm at Family & Children’s Aid on West St in Danbury. A referral from a pediatrician, school nurse or other medical provider is required. At least one parent must attend the sessions with the child.

Kids playing at the Regional YMCA of Western CT with a Giant Connect Four in the Gym

Summer Zumba

Join our YMCA instructor at FREE Family Zumba to get you moving! This is a fun, family interactive, fat burning, cardio class. Don’t forget to wear sneakers and bring along water.

Race 4 Chase – Youth Triathlon Training Program (June 27, 2022 – August 6, 2022)

( Ages 6-12 ) Race 4 Chase is named for Chase Kowalski, an amazing little boy from Newtown, who loved to run. Race 4 Chase strives to empower kids to reach their full potential. Registration is for children ages 6-12 years old wishing to participate in the Race 4 Chase Triathlon Program. This program provides youth with a fun, skill building, and life-changing experience by introducing them to the sport of triathlon. This is a FREE 6 weeklong program! Program times are 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily, Monday – Friday.

Race day is the culmination of the program for the eight YMCA Race 4 Chase programs at YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington (1000 East Street, Southington CT) on Saturday, August 6, 2022. All participants will compete in a Youth Triathlon on this day. An application needs to be completed by both parent/guardian and child wishing to participate in the program. Please answer all questions; if you have additional children, each child must have a separate application. Due to limited enrollment, applications will go through a lottery system.  You will be notified if your child has been selected into the program by May 9, 2022. If selected, completion of a registration packet is required.

Contact: Kariana Cicerone 203.775.4444

Youth, Teen & Family Contact:

Kariana Cicerone
Youth, Teen and Family Program Coordinator
203.775.4444 x 109