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The Family YMCA is the place for Funky Divas -- and Dudes!

Free Swim Lessons Highlight April School Break Programs at the Family YMCA

The Westport Weston Family YMCA is hosting an array of daily and week-long programs for local children during the upcoming School Vacation, Apr. 13-17. Here’s a listing of camps and special programs; Family YMCA membership is not required. To register online, visit this page at or call 203-226-8981. Splash! Week This is a special […] [Read More]
Canoeing on Lees Pond at Camp Mahackeno.

Camp Mahackeno Is Filling Up Fast! Find Out More at Open House on Sunday, 1-3 pm

For parents who enjoy seeing their child’s face glow when retelling a camp story, and want to see their child accomplish new life skills, the Y encourages you to enroll them in the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Camp Mahackeno. Sharing our scenic, 32-acre campus along the Saugatuck River with our new Y facility, Camp Mahackeno […] [Read More]
Categories: Camp Mahackeno
We’re holding our first Open House for camp on Feb. 28 at the Bedford Family Center.

Camp Mahackeno Helps Kids Get More Out of Summer

Trading stories and sharing a favorite book or song with a new friend. Being greeted with smiles and high-fives from staff and teammates after scoring the winning point. Always fitting in, just for being you. This is what Mahackeno, the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s beloved summer day camp, is all about—ensuring kids get more out […] [Read More]
Categories: Camp Mahackeno
The LOGS Amphitheater, where "Lots of Good Stuff" happens each day.

YMCA Camp Mahackeno Set to Return to Its Longtime Summer Home; Registration Now Open

The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Camp Mahackeno is returning this summer to its longtime home along the banks of the Saugatuck River. With the Y’s modern new facility at its 32-acre Mahackeno campus now up and running, come June our campers and staff will once again be able to enjoy their scenic camp property, located […] [Read More]
A view of the new Bedford Family Center at the Y's Mahackeno campus.

Fall Scenes from the Y’s Mahackeno Campus

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

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]

Hafaday-Mahackeno Summer Camp: Double the Fun!

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]
12 Minute Drive from Mahackeno

New Westport Weston Family Y to Open to Members Aug. 29

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!

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!

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