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A view of the new Bedford Family Center at the Y's Mahackeno campus.

Fall Scenes from the Y’s Mahackeno Campus

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Did you know that day camps for kids were started by YMCAs? Day camping as we know it today grew out of summertime YMCA activities, such as Swimming Vacation School, Y Vacation Camp and Building Camp for boys, etc. The Westport Weston Family Y‘s popular Camp Mahackeno had its beginnings in 1939 as a “stay […] [Read More]
Categories: Camp Mahackeno
Ellen Johnston, Director of Competitive Swimming at the Y, helps fill the Y's new 10-lane lap pool.

Family Y’s New Aquatics Center Takes Final Shape

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s Building What Matters project to construct a modern new facility at its Mahackeno campus achieved a final milestone on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Call it “Filling What Matters” — as the spigot was turned on to begin filling the 10-lane, 25-yard lap pool with some 262,672 gallons of water. Workers from […] [Read More]
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Hafaday-Mahackeno Summer Camp: Double the Fun!

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We’re making fun memories at this year’s special edition of our Y’s two popular day camps! This summer at the Westport Weston Family Y’s downtown location, our Hafaday Swim Lesson Program takes place in the mornings, followed by an afternoon session of Camp Mahackeno. Click here to see a gallery of photo highlights from the […] [Read More]
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New Westport Weston Family Y to Open to Members Aug. 29

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Following years of planning and after 18 months of construction, on Friday, Aug. 29, at 5:30 am, the Westport Weston Family Y will open the doors to its new 54,000 sq. ft. facility at 14 Allen Raymond Lane. This first day of operations will be reserved for Y members; the new Family Y will be […] [Read More]
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Family Y Summer Session Classes, Camps and Activities Start Next Week!

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Summer is upon us! And what a summer it promises to be… The Westport Weston Family Y’s Summer Session begins Monday, June 23. Check out our 36-page Summer Brochure for the complete listings of all that’s going on at our Y this summer. Among the highlights: New AquaFins Therapeutic Swim Lesson Program for children with […] [Read More]

Y’s Hafaday-Mahackeno Summer Camp Filling Up Fast—Register Today!

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We are thrilled to have so many Y families signing up to enjoy this unique summer, when Hafaday and Mahackeno are joining teams. The first 3 weeks of camp are already full, and week 4 has fewer than 25 spots left! If you are planning to register your children, please do so today. Once a […] [Read More]
Categories: Camp Mahackeno, Hafaday
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Latest Photos of New Y at Mahackeno, Now 85% Complete

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The summer season has begun, and by the end of it the new Westport Weston Family Y will be open. Construction of the first stage of the Y’s modern new home at its Mahackeno campus is now 85 percent complete. The 18-month, $38.5 million project remains on schedule and on budget. It’s punch-list time. To […] [Read More]
The new Y's Welcome Center.

A New Y Filled with Opportunities for Family Fun and Fitness

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When the Westport Weston Family Y’s modern new home opens early this fall, local families will discover all kinds of exciting new ways to find their fit at the Family Y. For starters, there’s the location: Situated at the Y’s 32-acre Mahackeno campus, just north of downtown Westport along the Saugatuck River at Exit 41 […] [Read More]

The Y’s Hafaday-Mahackeno Summer Camp Starts in 7 Weeks

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While our campers may feel like summer will never get here, it is just around the corner. The first session of the Westport Weston Family Y’s special Hafaday-Mahackeno Summer Camp 2014 starts in just seven weeks! Our sessions are weekly, starting June 16 and ending on August 22. We are finalizing plans for fun activities, […] [Read More]
Categories: Camp Mahackeno, Hafaday
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Latest Views: New Y Rounding into Final Shape

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How far along is construction of the new Westport Weston Family Y? On Monday, Apr. 28, workmen attached the basketball hoops to the shiny new glass backboards in the gymnasium. James Naismith, who developed basketball in 1891 while teaching at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass., would be pleased! To be sure, much work […] [Read More]