August 18, 2022

New Childwatch program at Valley-Sho​re YMCA

Expanded babysitting service at the Valley-Shore YMCA makes it easier to find time to exercise.

In an effort to better serve the community and the needs of members, the Valley-Shore YMCA is offering a free hour of babysitting while you workout. This service, called Childwatch, is open to children from eight weeks to eight years old during mornings and evenings, including Saturdays.

“We have a wide array of members with varied schedules,” said Stacey McGee, Director of Healthy Living at Valley-Shore YMCA. “We saw the need for more Childwatch hours so they can take advantage of our facility.”

Members using of the service can expect their child to be taken care of by a mature, well-trained adult. Children are entertained with arts and craft projects, games and social activities with other children.

The Valley-Shore YMCA serves 8,000 children and adults along the shoreline area at our 40,000-square-foot facility. We have two, six-lane swimming pools and a full-sized gymnasium and fitness center. Established in 1975, the Valley-Shore Y is a non-profit organization focused on building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

For more information, visit or call (860) 399-9622.