Summer Programs

Summer Program Brochure

The Westport Weston Family YMCA offers an array of summer camps, classes, clinics and activities to keep you children active and engaged from the time school’s out until the new school year begins again.

Below is an overview of our Family YMCA’s summer programs:

Camp Mahackeno

YMCA Camp Mahackeno is a traditional summer camp for children in grades K-10th.  Mahackeno runs at our outdoor center with its own pool, fields, pavilions and lodges. Campers for Mahackeno enjoy their entire day outside on the Mahackeno side of the property. With activities like swim lessons, canoeing, arts & crafts, nature, zip line, archery and low ropes, our campers make some wonderful summer memories.

Camp runs in 2 week sessions with one week sessions available on a limited basis. Drop off for camp is between 8:30 and 9:00 and pick up is between 3:15 and 4:00. Extended care is available. For more information, please click here.

Hafaday Swim Lesson Program

Designed for children ages 4 to 8 and held each weekday from 8:45 am to 12:30 pm, Hafaday is primarily a swim program, with both a lesson and a free swim period each day. It’s the best way to learn to swim. Arts and crafts, music and gym time, including yoga, karate, and games round out each morning of fun.

Please click here for more information.

Gymnastics Center Summer 2016

The YMCA Gymnastics Center at 145 Main St. in Norwalk offers a range of special programs and camps throughout the summer. Here’s a partial schedule of the fun for Y gymnasts this summer:

Summer Gymnastic Camp (ages 5 and up): Monday – Friday, 12 pm-4 pm; includes free swim.

NEW!! Gymnastic Camp Full Day Option (ages 5 and up): Monday – Friday 8:45 am-4 pm; Available August 1-5, August 8-12, August 15-19; includes free swim.

Summer Fantasy Gymnastics and Art Program (ages 3-6): Monday – Thursday, 9 am-12 noon. Gymnastics, add some games and an art project each day!

NEW!! Summer Cheer/Gymnastics (ages 7-12): Monday-Thursday June 27-30 – 9:00 am-12:00 noon; Focused on cheers, tumbling, performance and stunting skills for the upcoming cheer season.

Competitive Team Summer Practice Current or incoming members of the Competitive Team or Pre-Competition Team; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 4:30-6:30 July 5-August 17

Toddler Adventure Open Gym (ages 6 months-4 years): Held daily during the school year and on Fridays, 9 am-11 am, July and August. (No Adventure Gym August 22-September 5)

Call the gymnastics center at 203-857-1139 for more information.

Dance Center

The Y’s Dance Center’s year revolves around two semesters, Fall and Winter/Spring, culminating in an end-of-year performance each June. But the fun doesn’t stop after the Spring Recital!

The Dance Center conducts a number of camps and clinics throughout the summer, including the popular Princess Dance Camp, which gives little dancers ages 3 and 4 the chance to leap and twirl through the basics of ballet and tap. There’s a new princess to follow each day, who helps the other teachers show these little princesses in pink the elements of ballet and tap warm-ups, taught in a developmentally appropriate way (as in, “stomp that spider!” to get those tap shoes clacking…)

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