Five Tips For Getting Your Heart Healthy During American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, and with recently published research indicating blood pressure control has worsened in both men an woman since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to use this month to get a blood pressure screening and focus on becoming heart healthy. Below are tips for everyone become heart healthy this […]

Time To Explore

Mad Scientists Club at Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Program Center Our Mad Scientists Club will engage children in a variety of activities centering around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Join us Friday nights, March 3 through April 21 for learning and fun with motivational Y staff. Children will work hands on, making and creating different projects […]

Play Hard, Party Harder

BIRTHDAY PARTY RENTALS The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA has an amazing facility that offers a variety of party options to celebrate your child’s next birthday! Choose one of our year-round, outdoor or indoor parties. Our enthusiastic and experienced staff will work closely with you to customize the activities and space to create a fantastic birthday! To ensure […]

Paint, Sip, Repeat

Kid’s Paint and Sip at the Stratford Y Join us for a healthy, safe and fun event for children! Everyone leaves with a piece of art that they have created! Children will paint a picture, sip healthy smoothies, and share their talents with the group. WHEN: Grades 1-6 on January 27, 2023 6:30-8:00pm REGISTRATION: Online […]

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Multi-Sports

This instructional sports class is geared for 5 to 9 year old’s who want to try a variety of different sports. Each week a different sport will be introduced. Sports include Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Street Hockey, and Flag Football. AGES: 5-9 years old WHEN: Tuesdays 8/30-10/18, 4-5:30pm FEES: Member- $40, Program Participant- $80

Child Watch

AGES: 3 months – 9 years A safe and fun YMCA staff supervised area where parents with a Family Membership can leave their children to play and enjoy activities while they participate in programs on-site. FEE: Free with Family Membership

Unlimited Potential

TEEN LEADERS CLUB “A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.” Leaders is a Nationwide YMCA program for teens ages 13-18 that teaches leadership skills through community service, volunteerism, and personal growth. New leaders can participate in two meetings before making the decision to join. In […]

Activating People For Good

Togetherhood At the Y, we’re dedicated to strengthening the community by giving back and supporting our neighbors. That’s why we invite you to participate in Togetherhood™, a program that gives Y members the opportunity to select, plan and lead meaningful community service projects that benefit people and organizations right here in our neighborhood! Togetherhood™ invites […]

Doing Our Part Together

Togetherhood At the Y, we’re dedicated to strengthening the community by giving back and supporting our neighbors. That’s why we invite you to participate in Togetherhood™, a program that gives Y members the opportunity to select, plan and lead meaningful community service projects that benefit people and organizations right here in our neighborhood! Togetherhood™ invites […]

Supporting Wellness Together

Reach your wellness goals with us! Weight Loss Program This program is designed to help those seeking a healthier weight to achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors and form sustainable, healthy habits. Participants will build skills for a successful lifestyle change. Program Overview:  12 weeks / 1 session per […]

Compete In The Fast Lane

Become a member of the BSY Torpedo Swim Team at the Stratford YMCA! Torpedoes will develop and learn the fundamentals and techniques in the 4 competitive strokes; backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and freestyle starts, plus skills for turns, diving, teamwork, and most importantly ENJOYMENT through swimming. Swimmers are also introduced to competition through USA Swimming and YMCA […]

NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program

Forever Growing AGES: 3-4 years At the Y, we offer a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. The Y supports their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. When you know your child is well cared for, you and your family have the opportunity to focus at work, plan healthy meals, enjoy family activities […]

Learn Grow Thrive

Early Learning Preschool Program Our child care programs allow parents to answer the inevitable questions: Where can my child be safe and learn what they need to know to be prepared for school, and for life? The New Haven YMCA Youth Center provides a full day NAEYC accredited Preschool program for 3-5 year-olds all year. […]

Stratford Y Swim Team

AGES: 5 – 18 years (participation depends on ability level) The Stratford YMCA offers a stimulating, enjoyable program that stresses stroke technique, endurance, sportsmanship, goal-setting, and leadership. We strive to do all this in an environment that embraces the YMCA’s philosophy of building spirit, mind, and body for all. We believe these qualities serve our swimmers […]

Lifeguard Certification

AGES: 15 and up Here’s your chance to build your résumé and show the world what you can do. Prepare for college and a career by developing leadership and communication skills, be a hero by learning lifesaving skills such as first aid, CPR, and Oxygen Administration, and have fun while earning money at a job you’ll […]

Preschool Programs

FOREVER GROWING At the Y, we offer a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. The Y supports their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. When you know your child is well cared for, you and your family have the opportunity to focus at work, plan healthy meals, enjoy family activities and establish a […]

Gymnastics

Gymnastics is a long-standing tradition of YMCAs and we provide exceptional gymnastic experiences for all ages and abilities. Our leadership team is dedicated to programs that increase agility, flexibility and strength while the utilizing the unique amenities of our 6,000 square foot facility. All participants have the opportunity to develop their ability through the use […]

Full Day Child Care

FOREVER GROWING AGES: 8 weeks – 5 years At the Y, we offer a safe, nurturing environment for infants and children to learn and grow. The Y supports their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. When you know your child is well cared for, you and your family have the opportunity to focus at work, plan […]

STEAM and Youth Sports

STEM/STEAM programs are an opportunity for youth to develop strategies, skills, tools and techniques in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Through our youth sports programs young people have the opportunity to be in a safe environment, gaining social maturation and leadership abilities, while engaging in fun recreational activities. From wrestling to […]

Adapted Aquatics – Special Needs Swimming Lessons

Student to instructor ratio is 1:1 This program is open to all individuals with cognitive and/ or physical disabilities and is designed to provide a positive recreational and educational experience for participants. Existing YMCA Swim Lesson Programs will be adapted to meet individual needs. This program is for all levels of swimmers. An adult may […]

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

AGES: 3 and up One-on-one swim lessons with a trained swim instructor are available for Y Family Facility Members. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. REGISTRATION: 2023-CCC-YMCA-Private-Semi-Private-Swim-Lesson-Registration-Form

Aquatic Physical Therapy

Our Aquatic Center is host to local Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy groups who use our facility several days a week. Contact the Aquatics Department for more information P 203 878 6501

Preschool – Early Learning

Forever Growing At the Y, we offer a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. The Y supports their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. When you know your child is well cared for, you and your family have the opportunity to focus at work, plan healthy meals, enjoy family activities and establish a […]

Inclusive After School for High School

The focus of the program is to give youth an opportunity to grow socially, reinforce healthy living skills with sports, swimming, fitness, recreation opportunities, job skills training and shadowing. The program runs between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Participants will also have time for homework.  Activities are subject to change based on the abilities and […]

Y Vacation Club

No School, No Worries AGES: Pre-K – School Age Enjoy your days off from school at our Y Vacation Club! New this year, we are offering Y Vacation Club to preschoolers, too! FEE: Members $50 per day / Program Participant $75 per day

Child Watch

AGES: 6 weeks – 11 years A safe and fun YMCA staff supervised area where parents with an Adult, Single Parent or Family Membership can leave their children to play and enjoy activities while they participate in programs on-site. WHEN & TIME: Are shared on our Schedules page FEE: Free with Family Membership

Youth & Government

AGES: High School Students Delegations are held at Foran High School, Lauralton Hall and the Woodruff Family YMCA. Participants take on government roles and participate in writing, debating, lobbying and passing laws. The program concludes with the annual state conference in Hartford. (Delegations and participants will be required to pay for their own trip). Contact the […]

Family Time Themed Events

Enjoy family time at the Y! Every month look for our themed evening events that offer Families time to play together, get together and live healthily. A light meal will be served. Pre-registration required. FEE: Free for Family Facility members

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

AGES: 3 and up One-on-one swim or two-on-one lessons with a trained swim instructor. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. REGISTRATION: Members may register by filling out our Registration Form at the member service desk. 2023-CCC-YMCA-Private-Semi-Private-Swim-Lesson-Registration-Form

Y Vacation Club

No School, No Worries AGES: 5-12 years Enjoy your days off from school at our Y Vacation Club! Children should bring a peanut-free lunch and appropriate clothing, including a bathing suit and towel.

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

AGES: 3 and up One-on-one swim lessons with a trained swim instructor. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. Register on-line or by calling the Y. Private lessons are offered for YMCA members only.

Y Vacation Club

No School, No Worries Have your child join us for swimming, games, crafts and other fun activities on their days off from school. FEE: Members $75 per day / Program Participant $150 per day For more information, please contact the Y P 203 481 9622

Leadership Development

Computer Instruction (Ages 5-18) Basic computer skills are taught to every child, from simple tasks to turning on the computer and how to use the mouse to understanding certain applications such as Microsoft Office.  Learning how to successfully operate specific software and hardware is important for their future education and careers. Communication Skills (Ages 6-18) […]

Youth and Government Program

Youth and Government is a national YMCA group that involves thousands of teenagers worldwide in programs that model their state government.  The New Haven YMCA has been participating in the Youth and Government program since 2006.  Between October and March of each year, the teens in the Youth Center meet once to twice a week […]

Adult / Teen Swim Lessons

Ages: 12 and up Our adult swim lessons are for individuals 13 years of age and up. Class size is limited to ten and the structure of the class will be based on the level of swimmers in the class. The YMCA Adult Lesson plan offers an introduction to the water for those seeking to […]

Child Watch

AGES: 6 weeks and up A safe and fun YMCA staff supervised area where parents with a Family Membership can leave their children to play and enjoy activities while they participate in programs on-site. WHEN & TIME: Check our for schedule for days and times FEE: Free with Family Membership

Camp and Outdoor Center

Our facility is open in the summer. We offer summer pool memberships, group and private swim lessons, swim team, pool parties, and group rentals. Our Camp and Outdoor Center offers 3 pools, snack bar, boating, tennis, basketball, rental, birthday parties, swim lessons and is home to our summer day camp, Camp Tepee. 204 Stanley Road […]

Adaptive Aquatics

AGES: 3 and up This one to one class is open to all individuals with cognitive and/or physical disabilities and is designed to provide a positive recreational and educational experience for all participants. Existing YMCA Swim Lesson Programs will be adapted to meet individual needs. This program is for all levels. An adult may accompany if […]

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

AGES: 3 and up One-on-one swim lessons with a trained swim instructor. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. Registration form: 2023-CCC-YMCA-Private-Semi-Private-Swim-Lesson-Registration-Form CONTACT: Maureen Scinto, Director of Aquatics, at P 203 255 2834 ext. 2318 or E MScinto@cccymca.org

Lifeguard Certifications

Classes are taught by American Red Cross Instructors. First Time certifications and re-certifications are available for Lifeguarding and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Lifeguarding candidates must be 15 years and older, be able to swim 550 yards non-stop, and must be able to tread water for 3 minutes. Check out our schedule of training or contact […]

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

AGES: 3 and up One-on-one private swim lessons with a trained swim instructor are available to fit your busy schedule. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. 2023-CCC-YMCA-Private-Semi-Private-Swim-Lesson-Registration-Form

Child Care, School Readiness and Preschool

AGES: 8 weeks – 5 years Child care programs help youngsters gain self-confidence and social skills while developing positive attitudes about school and learning. Our programs are NAEYC accredited and allow parents to go to work with peace of mind knowing that their children are being cared for in a safe, structured and fun environment.  […]

After School Program

Engage Beyond the School Day AGES: K-8th grade What are your kids doing after school? At YMCA School Age Child Care program kids build self-esteem, values and leadership skills. You’ll know they are growing and exploring their potential; they’ll think they are just having fun! Our After School Program provides a safe environment where kids […]

Lifeguarding

Ages: 15 years and older Ideal for lifeguards working at traditional pools. The course teaches professionalism, patron and facility surveillance, victim recognition, equipment-based rescues, and caring for head, neck and back injuries. Upon successful completion of course, participants will also earn certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer (includes AED) Oxygen Administration and First Aid. Prerequisites […]