YMCA Camp Hafaday

Hafaday is a popular swim-lesson program for children ages 4 to 8 years old that takes place from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm each day in weekly sessions during the summer as well as some school vacation breaks. The children have a swim lesson and free swim, plus arts/crafts and gym time, with a snack in between. It is a great program where the kids can meet new friends, have fun and really strengthen their swim skills.

The children are divided into 4 different groups, placed by age. The groups rotate to each station every 40 minutes. After 2 stations the children enjoy a snack, followed by 2 more stations, dismissal immediately follows.

Swimming is the main emphasis of Hafaday; your child will have an instructional swim lesson and enjoy a free swim period every day. This constant exposure to the water over the one-week session is the best way to learn. In Hafaday, students are grouped for swim lessons by age and ability. Our program allows us to benefit your children within your summer schedule. One-week sessions allow you to register for those weeks in which you are interested. However for learning in the pool we recommend signing up for Hafaday in two-week blocks.

April Hafaday

We are excited to be offering Camp Hafaday during the April Break. Come and join us for swim lessons, games, crafts and free swim! don’t forget we will need your school physical when you register. Participants should bring a nut free snack, water bottle, two bathing suits and towels and goggles. Children should wear sneakers also.

April Hafaday Registration

 Want to get in touch with camp

Camp Director:

Meg George mgeorge@westporty.org

Assistant Camp Director

Sam Kenny skenny@westporty.org

How to Register

Hafaday is easy to register for. Forms are available below and can be brought to the Westport Weston Family YMCA, mailed to us at 14 Allen Raymond Lane, Westport, CT 06880 or scanned and emailed to mahackeno@westporty.org.

Registration is done first come first serve. Registrations must come in a week prior to the session starting. All campers must provide a current health form and a pick up authorization form with their registration in order for the registration to be completed. Campers may not attend the program without submitting the correct forms.

2017 Hafaday Registration
Medication Authorization Form
2017 Hafaday Parent Handbook
2017 Mahackeno Afternoons


For more information, please contact Meg George, Director of Camp and Family Services, (203) 226-8981 x119 or mgeorge@westporty.org.

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