Nino Maccagon served as a staff member at YMCA Camp Sloper for 5 years and continues to volunteer with us today. Nino was the first staff member who was solely dedicated to the maintenance of YMCA Camp Sloper. While there were others before him, much of their time was split between the YMCA and camp.

Nino made an immediate impact on the way camp looked and felt. He is an immensely talented carpenter that put his magic touch on many of the things still standing around camp today including many of the picnic tables, sign holders, fencing, pavilions and countless other things that improved the camp. He may not know it, but one of the best things Nino ever built is talked about all over the country by other camping professionals. Our Camper of the Day Thrown that sits atop the Amphitheater is a legendary feature and wonderful tool for us here. That chair is used on a daily basis to recognize campers who model the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. 

While his talents lay in carpentry and organization...his true love for Sloper was the lawn. Nino took great pride in making the lawn look the best that it could for the members and campers. For many years, he had a love/hate relationship with our old 1948 Ford tractor. He eventually graduated to the newer John Deere tractor with a flail mower that was better, but still not the right tool for the job. Upon retirement, Nino said that if we ever got a real mower - he would come back and mow the lawn for free. Well, YMCA Camp Sloper got that mower and ever since, Nino has been volunteering to mow the lawn! YMCA Camp Sloper is better looking and better feeling because of the impact that Nino has had and we are pleased to induct Nino Maccagnon into the Sloper Hall of Fame!
You have a chance to go out while we provide a healthy dinner, crafts and organized games. For more information, please contact the YMCA Learning Center front desk at 860-621-8130.

DATE: July 8th
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
AGES 3-7
REGISTER: Pre-Registration is required. Please register at the Membership Service Desk

Y-Time is a program is for families needing occasional care throughout the summer. Program runs M-F from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with hourly and daily rates available. This program is available for children aged 4-10 years. There is a special theme each week and a daily "special activity." Payment is Credit Card Only. 

•Full Members $6/Hour, $40/Day 
•Program Members: $7/Hour, $50/Day 
• 2nd Child Discount: $1 off Hourly Rate 

Please contact Tania Levensaler, Child Care Administrator, at 860-621-8130 or for questions or go to the YMCA Learning Center to register.  

Naciwonki Summer Adventure offers one-week summer sessions for children entering K-5. Children will have the opportunity to do arts & crafts, team building activities, outdoor games and participate in field trips. For questions, contact Nicole Guerra at register, please stop in at the YMCA Learning Center.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. (Before and After Care Available for an additional cost)

• Full Members: $210.00
• Program Members: $225.00

Registration for YMCA Camp Sloper's 68th year of camp is still open! Register today either online or at the Membership Service Desk. For questions, contact Shane Altwies, Outdoor Center Director, at or 860-621-8194.
The Annual Support Campaign is the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA’s annual fundraising drive. It is the primary effort of the Y to attract critical unrestricted funding used to support financial assistance for members, children and families in our community and to expand programming.

Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to John’s Rase4Chase 26 Day 4 Miles Per Day $10,000 Challenge. You truly are helping make a difference! We are thrilled to report that John raised
We are CLOSED on the 4th of July.   
July 4

July 8
Saturday Sitters 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

July 11
•Join the Y staff and dress in baseball gear!

July 19
•Donor and Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Here is a chance to try our Y360 Group Personal Training with a HUGE discount! Change up your workouts and see great results by getting a full body, metabolic, aerobic and strength workout in just 30 minutes.

WHEN: July and August 2017
TIME: Check our Y360 schedule on our website. Handouts are also available.
COST: $35 per month in July and August for unlimited classes or $5 for a single class
Summer sessions are available. CLICK HERE for more information! Please contact Coach Tommy at 860-426-9536 for questions.
NEW FREE Southington YMCA Outdoor Cycling Club

WHEN: Wednesdays through September 27
TIME: 6:00 p.m. meet. Anticipate 1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on the group.
LOCATION: Meet at the parking lot behind the Spirit, Mind and Body Center 
COST: FREE to Full Members

REGISTER: Online at

QUESTIONS: Contact Linda Prus at
Do you need a new challenge? Are you burnt out on road running? Then come out with the Running Crew for the Sloper Trail Series. All levels are welcome! Bring the whole family out and run while the kids hike with Coach Alyssa. Kids need to be at least age 7 (or accompanied by an adult) to participate in the hike.

WHEN: Mondays beginning June 26 to October 2, 2017
TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Mcleod Family Pavilion, YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East Street, Southington
COST: FREE/Guests welcome
Build your fitness level with this all levels class. No equipment required. Kick and punch your way into a healthier lifestyle!

TIME: Thursdays 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Studio 29.
COST: FREE for Full Members.  

Mixed level class with classical poses and basic breathing techniques to help release deep tension and stress. Focus on foundations and posture to make you feel invigorated and re-freshed.

TIME: Wednesdays 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in Studio 130 .
COST: FREE for Full Members.  

An all levels yoga class geared towards promoting muscular strength and flexibility for runners. Conveniently offered before Running Crew begins at 8:00 a.m.  

TIME: Sundays 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. in Studio 29.
COST: FREE for Full Members.