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The outdoor pool at Camp Mahackeno will be open to YMCA members and guestson weekends this summer, 12-5 pm.

YMCA Camp Mahackeno Is the Place to Be on Summer Weekends!

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Starting Saturday, July 11, Family YMCA members and guests are welcome to use our Camp Mahackeno facility on weekends, from 12 to 5 pm, Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy the outdoor pool as well as the sports fields, basketball courts and playground. Bring along lunch, a beach chair or two and towels and have a picnic! […] [Read More]
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A swim race in the Saugatuck, back in the day...

Camp Mahackeno Gears Up for Groundbreaking Summer

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Midge’s Membership Blog: It’s hard to imagine, as I sit here writing this, looking out at the piles of encrusted snow still scattered on the fringes of the Family YMCA’s parking lot, that in just a couple of months Camp Mahackeno will be up and running. So many of us have heard stories of Mahackeno’s […] [Read More]
The Family YMCA is the place for Funky Divas -- and Dudes!

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

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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 westporty.org 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

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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]
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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

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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]
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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

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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

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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]
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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]