Halloween Spooktacular Highlights Family Week at the Y, Oct. 21-25

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  The Westport Weston Family Y is dedicated to the goal of being the premier family center in Westport and Weston. Through engagement with families, the Y helps them learn, grow and thrive, individually and together. See what we mean by viewing this new 2-minute video from Brian Russell of Red Shoe Film about our […] [Read More]

Special Needs Programs at the Y: How Can We Help?

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The Westport Weston Family Y is interested in providing more programs for children with special needs. We are hoping to receive feedback or ideas from parents and caregivers so we can develop the programs our community wants and needs. Please join us for a discussion on the types of activities we should try to include […] [Read More]

Family Week at the Y, Oct. 21-25

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Put family time on your family calendar! To help families stay active and enjoy quality time together, the Westport Weston Family Y is offering a host of special activities for members the week of Oct. 21. Highlighting Family Week at the Family Y is our annual Halloween Spooktacular on Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 to […] [Read More]

The Y’s After School Program Is at Home at Saugatuck Elementary

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It seems only fitting that the After School program run by the Westport Weston Family Y is operating this year at Saugatuck Elementary School. The fitting connection? Saugatuck was originally the Bedford Middle School, built with the support of Edward T. Bedford, who also founded the Family Y 90 years ago this month. Nearly 50 […] [Read More]

Family Y Child Care Center Starts New School Year

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s Early Learning Programs staff welcomes old and new friends back for a new and exciting school year. The school year started this week for preschool children, toddlers and infants in the Y’s downtown facility. The Y’s After-School Program, held this year at Saugatuck Elementary School with visits to the Y […] [Read More]

Family Y’s After-School Programs at Saugatuck ES

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Providing youth with opportunities to continue to learn and engage in meaningful activities at the end of the school day can boost their academic success. To help motivate and inspire kids to learn, the Westport Weston Family Y offers an after-school program to school-aged children of families in Westport and Weston that combines academics with […] [Read More]

How You Can Help Keep the ‘Wheels in Motion’ at Our Family Y

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People often overlook the fact that our Family Y does a lot more than provide great “swim & gym” opportunities for our 5,000-plus members. We’re a charitable nonprofit organization that strives to make its essential programs and services available to all who seek our help, regardless of their ability to pay. Our continuing mission — […] [Read More]

Help Celebrate Westport’s Greenday on Sunday

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Lots of fun ways for you and your family to join in our community’s  Greenday celebrations on Sunday, including activities from 12 to 2 pm at Earthplace, our Family Y’s summer-camp partner. . There will be guided nature walks and pond science demos, as well as a toy solar-car building activity at Earthplace’s 62-acre nature […] [Read More]

The Y’s Healthy Kids Day, Saturday, Apr. 27

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On Saturday, April 27, 9 am to 12 noon, the Westport Weston Family Y is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event that encourages children to get moving and learning, and families living healthier. Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, takes place at 1,900 Ys […] [Read More]

5 Reasons Why Kids Should Attend Summer Camp

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Find out more at Camp Open House, 1-3 pm, Saturday, Apr. 20 at Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center and the Westport Weston Family Y’s Camp Mahackeno are teaming up to give kids and teens in our community an adventurous, active and healthy summer. Our joint summer day camp, Earthplace-Mahackeno Summer […] [Read More]