Save a Life – Donate Blood

American Red Cross Blood Drive Blood donors are needed now to help ensure patients have access to lifesaving blood. Give blood this month and make a real difference to someone in need. Soundview Family YMCA is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood donation drive. Join us and help make a difference […]

Are You Whistle Worthy?

Lifeguard Certification Courses at the Stratford YMCA Red Cross Life Guard Certification includes CPR, AED, and First Aid. For ages 15 years and up. Candidates must be able to swim 300 yards (550 for water front, demonstrating rhythmic breathing, untimed) tread water for two minutes (without using hands), and complete a timed event within 1 […]

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Let’s Play Pickleball

Beginner Clinic for Adults Be confident on the Pickleball court and have more fun! Four (4) session program will cover basic Pickleball skills – building a strong foundation. Week 1: Game rules & Understanding the Court, Scoring, Paddle use, and Dinking Week 2: Serving and Return of Serve Week 3: Transition and 3rd Shot Drop […]

Together We Can Make a Difference

YMCA Day of Service – Earth Day In celebration of Earth Day, the Valley YMCA is offering a volunteer opportunity at our Valley YMCA Child Care Center at 32 Howard Ave in Ansonia Join us as we do a Spring Cleanup with our preschool teachers and students. We will be picking up trash around Pine […]

BSY Torpedoes Swim Team

2024 Swim Team Our team offers a challenging, engaging, and fun program that stresses stroke technique, starts, turns, and basic to advanced training. Our team ranges from entry level competitive swimmers to championship caliber swimmers – all are welcome and encouraged to look into the BSY team! Register Today! SWIM TEAM COSTS AND FEES:  YMCA […]

Come Out and Play For Family Fun Day!

Fundraiser at the Shelton Sports Center Join us on May 16 at the Shelton Sports Center for our second fundraiser that you don’t want to miss!! The event runs from 5:30pm-7:30pm and 50% of the proceeds go to the Stratford YMCA Annual Campaign! During this time, participants will have access to unlimited mini golf, the […]

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Recognizing Boundary Violations and Warning Signs At the Y, creating safe spaces for youth to learn, grow and thrive is our top priority. Kids need a safe space now more than ever, and we take pride in the measures we’ve taken to help keep your kids safe. Here are some important tips for parents to […]

Together We Can Make A Difference

YMCA Day of Service – Earth Day In celebration of Earth Day, the Hamden/North Haven YMCA is offering a volunteer opportunity at the Keefe Community Center, 11 Pine Street, Hamden. Join us as we plant flowers around the Keefe Community Center sign in front of the childcare in celebration of Earth Day on April 22 […]

Building an Equitable Future for All: National Fair Housing Month

April commemorates the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which prohibits discrimination in housing. The Y is committed to being a part of equitable and inclusive change and believes that everyone in our community has a right to fair housing. Who is affected? Everyone has a right to fair housing. Under the Fair […]

Join Five Days of Action to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, April 15-19

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. As part of our commitment to protecting the children in our community, we’re participating in the Five Days of Action – a week-long campaign to increase awareness of child sexual abuse and empower and equip us all to prevent it. By taking part in this important campaign and implementing […]

Triple Your Confidence

2024 Race4Chase Youth Triathlon Race4Chase is a six week youth triathlon training program aimed to provide kids ages 6-12 with a safe and non-competitive environment to discover the sport of triathlon. Under the direction of dedicated and spirited coaches and coach volunteers Race4Chase brings together kids from different athletic abilities and backgrounds. At the culmination […]

Triple Your Confidence

2024 Race4Chase Youth Triathlon Race4Chase is a six week youth triathlon training program aimed to provide kids ages 6-12 with a safe and non-competitive environment to discover the sport of triathlon. Under the direction of dedicated and spirited coaches and coach volunteers Race4Chase brings together kids from different athletic abilities and backgrounds. At the culmination […]

Make It a Play Date

Leave the Kids With Us, Shop Til You Drop! Calling all children! Join us for our Spring Session Drop and Shop events. Drop your kids off with us and we’ll take care of them while you get some weekly shopping done. We will serve a healthy snack and provide fun and engaging activities. Preregistration is […]

Time to Get Up!

Couch to 5K is Back Again! If you’ve always wanted to run, but don’t know how to start, now is your chance! The program starts slowly, three times a week, and works up to a 5K. We will start you off on April 27 and meet on Saturdays at 9:45am for 10 weeks. No charge […]

Fun In The Sun

Beach Club Beach Club is a wonderful opportunity for children to make friends and enjoy the beautiful costal area we are blessed to live in. Participants get lots of exercise and have fun in the water, sand, and sun; a perfect combination of what we all need now more then ever! There is never a […]

Give To The Y Today

Our will to serve is endless! Whenever we see a need in our community, the Y stands ready to help with open arms and caring hearts. Thanks to the unwavering support of our donors, volunteers and members, the Y has always been able to adapt and respond to the ever-changing needs of our community. This […]

Fairways for Futures

43rd Annual Golf Tournament Join us for the most important round of the year. At the heart of the Y is the belief in a stronger community for all. Every day, we provide food for the hungry, safe spaces for kids to learn and grow, and outreach to seniors. Thanks to the generosity of people […]

Casey McCarthy

                Director of Property Management P 203 843 8872 E cmccarthy@cccymca.org

Splash into Summer

Half Day Swim School In this 5-day swim lesson program, children learn to swim and be safe in and around the water. Half Day Swim School is designed for children ages 3-10 years old, who want to learn to swim or improve their swim strokes. Children swim twice a day, enjoy a snack and have […]

Summer Day Camp

SUMMER is a time for kids to be kids! Y Day Camp is the place to make every precious summer day a great one! Because the YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. The Bridgeport YMCA Summer Day Camp provides kids […]

Summer Day Camp

WELCOME TO SUMMER DAY CAMP! The YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. At YMCA day camp kids and teens can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging – all while having tons of fun. In order to […]

Summer Day Camp

WELCOME TO SUMMER DAY CAMP! The YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. At YMCA day camp kids and teens can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging – all while having tons of fun. In order to […]

Summer Day Camp

WELCOME TO SUMMER DAY CAMP! The YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. At YMCA day camp kids and teens can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging – all while having tons of fun. In order to […]

Summer Camp

WELCOME TO SUMMER CAMP! The YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. At YMCA day camp kids and teens can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging – all while having tons of fun. In order to have […]

Summer Day Camp

WELCOME TO SUMMER DAY CAMP! The YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. At YMCA day camp kids and teens can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging – all while having tons of fun. In order to […]

Summer Day Camp

The YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. At YMCA day camp kids and teens can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging – all while having tons of fun. In order to have fun and thrive, kids […]

Yoga For MS

An Adapted Yoga Class This class is designed to meet the needs of individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. The aim of practicing yoga is not merely to assume specific poses, but rather to combine breathing, posture, movement and awareness achieve relaxation and body awareness. Practicing yoga can give you to the tools to help manage everyday […]

Renewing Our Strength Together

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA LIVESTRONG ® at the YMCA is a FREE 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors seeking to regain health as they become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from treatment and/or disease. This program includes: Two 75-minute classes per week, Tuesdays and Fridays, 1:30PM-2:45PM Family Membership with full access to the Y […]

Summer Day Camp

WELCOME TO SUMMER DAY CAMP! The YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. At YMCA day camp kids and teens can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging – all while having tons of fun. In order to […]

LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. Our goal is to help participants build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance and improve functional ability. Additional goals include reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes and improving energy levels and self-esteem. […]

Project Search Training Program

The Stratford Y, the Woodruff Family Y and the Lakewood-Trumbull Y are participating in the Project SEARCH Training Program along side The Kennedy Collective, Milford Public Schools, Stratford Public Schools and the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services. Individuals will hold un-paid intern positions in membership, child care, wellness and facilities. While working side […]

Before and After School Child Care

FIND YOUR HOMEWORK HELPER! Through a balanced approach to youth development, the Y’s program will offer activities, mentorship and academic support, helping kids to thrive throughout the school year. As an organization dedicated to youth development, we know how important it is for a child to have an enriching place for learning and growth, both in and […]

Before and After School Care

FIND YOUR HOMEWORK HELPER We know how important it is for a child to have an enriching place for learning and growth, both in and out of school. And we’re happy to be able to provide that place, allowing your child’s social, emotional, physical and academic journey to continue before and after school. Are also […]

After School Child Care

FIND YOUR HOMEWORK HELPER The Y is here to meet your school age child care needs! Our program combines academics with play, and offers a caring and safe environment where kids can achieve, feel a sense of belonging, build friendships and explore new interests. Once homework is complete and snacks finished, Y staff will lead […]

Before and After School Care

Find Your Homework Helper! We know how important it is for a child to have an enriching place for learning and growth, both in and out of school. And we’re happy to be able to provide that place, allowing your child’s social, emotional, physical and academic journey to continue long. Are also proud to be […]

Before and After School Child Care

Find Your Homework Helper! Through a balanced approach to youth development, the Y’s program will offer activities, mentorship and academic support, helping kids to thrive throughout the school year. We strive to meet the needs of our families while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. Where and how children spend their time […]

Before and After School Care

FIND YOUR HOMEWORK HELPER! The Y’s Child Care program provides a safe, enriching and fun environment for kids to enjoy. We strive to meet the needs of our families while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. Where and how children spend their time is vital to their growth and success in life. […]

Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

When a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month. There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive. Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family. Take advantage of sharing […]

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School Aged Child Care

Find Your Homework Helper. Find Your Y. We strive to meet the needs of our families while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. Where and how children spend their time is vital to their growth and success in life. We help kids reach their potential and thrive in a safe, trustworthy setting. […]

Move To The Beat

DANCE AT THE Y Our Y dance program has been encouraging dancers of over thirty years, and our dance instructors love what they do. Our instructors have experience in all types of dancing, including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Lyrical and more, much of the time at a very high and competitive level. We are excited […]

Outdoor Fitness

Located towards the front of our Y at 3045 Main Street, the outdoor fitness structure is available for members and our community who are 13+ years old. We encourage you to try it out! It has the ability to accommodate a variety of exercises with directions for use posted at the site. Have fun and […]

Child Watch

Children may stay at the Child Watch for up to two hours per day. Parents and guardians are the only adults authorized to leave a child at Child Watch and are required to remain onsite at the Y during their child’s visit. Child Watch Hours: Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-7:30pm

Before and After School Child Care

FIND YOUR HOMEWORK HELPER! We strive to meet the needs of our families while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. Where and how children spend their time is vital to their growth and success in life. FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT  We help kids reach their potential and thrive in a safe, trustworthy setting. […]

YMCA360 ON-DEMAND AND LIVE At the YMCA we believe that when people experience all that our Y has to offer, they will be drawn into supportive, healthier relationships with one another and their community. YMCA360 is an on-demand video platform for our Y community. YMCA360 offers 2500+ group exercise classes, youth sports training, well-being classes […]

Come Hang With Us

TRX TRX will get your body in the best shape! A suspension training system that combats your body, challenging your strength, power, balance and flexibility. Members can reserve a space in a class on our schedule page. Space is limited so we encourage you to sign up ahead of time.  

Score Some Fun

Open Basketball Open gym time is available at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA in our half court basketball gym. The Lakewood– Trumbull YMCA half court basketball gym now has open hours available for our members to shoot some hoops and have some fun. Basketballs are available for you to use. We encourage social distancing. Youth under the […]

Togetherhood

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER Togetherhood is a nationwide program that gives Y members a way to get to know people and strengthen our community through volunteerism. The program is led by a committee of Y members that decides on projects and carries them out throughout the year. If you’re interested, please contact the Y for more […]

Movement for Parkinson’s

A class designed to help adults of all levels maintain an active lifestyle while focusing on cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility and balance. Care partners are welcome to participate. Registration required. For more information contact Colleen Villano, Director of Healthy Living at cvillano@cccymca.org.

Alpha Community Services YMCA offers services to clients referred by Connecticut’s statewide system for addressing chronic homelessness, the Coordinated Access Network (CAN). Through CAN referrals, Alpha Community Services Y provides Family Navigation; Emergency Shelter focused on families; Permanent Supportive Housing; Supportive Services to Veteran Families and also has been instrumental in creating and sustaining the […]

Forever Learning

The Y Offers After School Aged Enrichment that Parents Can Feel Good About During these challenging times when your regular routine seems to change on a daily basis, one thing remains the same: your child needs a safe, enriching place to go when school is not in session plus before and after school day. While […]

Fun With Friends

Y Leaders Club Calling all Milford and Valley teenagers! Virtual Meetings on Wednesdays at 6:150pm on Zoom. Leaders Club provides high school students with extensive leadership training, offering opportunities for service to the YMCA and the community. Leaders Club also serves as a recruiting program for future Y professionals! We are here to develop leaders, […]

Reservations

Fairfield YMCA Schedule an appointment to reserve your Lap Lane!  The available times for Appointments are visible. If a time slot is not visible, another member has reserved it. Please consider another time, another class or an alternative day. How to Schedule an Appointment to Reserve Your Space 1. At this time, all Central […]

Reservations

Please login to access your appointments and to change or cancel. Kindly, cancel your reservation if your schedule changes. How to Cancel an Appointment or Reservation 1. Enter your information as it appears on your Y Membership Account. 2. Click Find Me. 3. Select the “My Appointments” tab. 4. Scroll to locate the appointment you […]

It’s a Big Dill

Play Pickleball at the Y! Pickleball is played on a court with a net lowered to 34″ at center. It’s played with a perforated plastic whiffle ball and composite paddle. It’s easy for beginners, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for the experienced. Members can reserve a spot on our scheduling page. […]

DESIRE, DISCIPLINE, DETERMINATION

Martial Arts The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA has a long tradition using the martial arts style of Cheezic Tang Soo Do, developing physical defense, high personal standards, respect and discipline of mind, body, and spirit. Our 9th Degree Belt, Master David DeGuzman, leads the students in self-defense, forms, weapons, sparring, and board breaking. We offer a variety of […]

RESERVATIONS

Soundview Family YMCA Schedule an appointment to reserve your Lap Lane or Group Exercise Class space! The available times for Appointments are visible. If a time slot is not visible, another member has reserved it. Please consider another time, another class or an alternative day. How to Schedule an Appointment to Reserve Your Space 1. […]

Reservations

Woodruff Family YMCA How to Schedule an Appointment to Reserve Your Space 1. At this time, all Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Members (Full Facility and Active Older Adults) are able to schedule an appointment and reserve a space in a Group Exercise Class or for a Lap Swim. If you have a question, please call […]

Balance & Flex Together

So You Can Balance the Important Things. BALANCE & FLEX TOGETHER will grow you longer and stronger with an invigorating 60-minute mind-body workout. It incorporates yoga and Pilates fundamentals with athletic training for balance, mobility, flexibility and the core. Emotive music drives the experience as you breathe and sweat through this full-body fitness journey. Getting […]

Strength Train Together

So You Can Be Strong for Them! STRENGTH TRAIN TOGETHER maximizes your workout results within 60 minutes of impactful strength training. You’ll get stronger while improving movement when you combine traditional strength training with functional exercises using an adjustable barbell, weights and body weight. Getting Started Details Try Strength Train Together! Class days and times are […]

Active Together

So you can explore life to the fullest! ACTIVE TOGETHER is an innovative 60-minute workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, builds total body strength and enhances movement health for daily life. Inspiring music and supportive coaching will insure you succeed with simple, athletic exercises that use dumbbells, bodyweight and The STEP®. Getting Started Details Try Active […]

Amy Wiltsie

                Director of Development P 203 394 8125 E awiltsie@cccymca.org

President’s Newsletters

To learn more about any of the topics covered in our President’s Newsletter please email or call 203 777 9622. 2024 Critical Community Needs Increase, Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Responds – President’s Newsletter – March 2024 2023 Corporations Pitching In – Fall Newsletter Volunteers – The Heart and Soul of the YMCA – Summer Newsletter 2022 It’s […]

Active Together

ACTIVE TOGETHER is an innovative 60-minute workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, builds total body strength and enhances movement health for daily life. Inspiring music and supportive coaching will insure you succeed with simple, athletic exercises that use dumbbells, bodyweight and The STEP®. Getting Started Details Try Active Together! Class days and times are listed in […]

Melissa Kessell

              Vice President Finance & CFO P 203 777 9622 x 2103 E mkessell@cccymca.org

Wellness Center Dedicated to Duke Faubert

The Elm City YMCA is dedicated to “Emil” Duke Faubert, grandfather of the first Elm City Y Branch Executive, Tyler McCauley. Emil “Duke” Faubert grew up during the depression as a Y kid in Pawtucket RI where he participated and organized many YMCA programs including Gray-Y for elementary-age children. Following his graduation from Pawtucket H.S. […]

Learn Together, Play Together

Bridgeport Y School Readiness Programs Serving Bridgeport children ages 3 & 4 years At the Bridgeport Y, kids try new things, build their confidence, make new friends and smile every day. Affordable tuition. Care 4 Kids accepted. Openings Available. Enroll your child today! YMCA Kolbe Education Center, 401 Kossuth Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608 P 203 332 6447 […]

Swim for Camaraderie and Competition

Join the Soundview YMCA Stingrays Swim Team The Branford Stingrays were organized in 1972 and began their collaboration with the Y in 2010. Offering a stimulating, enjoyable program that stresses stroke technique, starts, turns, and basic training, we measure success not in terms of one or two extremely successful swimmers, but in the measurable improvement […]

A Report on the Y’s Impact

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT COAST YMCA A Report on the Y’s Community Impact December 31, 2013 Dear Friends, It is with great pride that I share with you the strong impact made by the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA in 2013! With a special focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y served 87,000 kids, […]

President’s Holiday Newsletter

President’s Holiday Newsletter CCC Y President’s Newsletter Holiday 2013 Please click on link above to read articles about how we are building character, helping the community, preparing children for kindergarten and more!

FIZZ, BUBBLE, GOO (AGES 5-12)

Have you ever wondered what happens when you put Mentos in  a bottle of Diet Coke? Come create cool science experiments with everyday materials that will explode, ooze and goo. Not only will the child perform wacky science experiments, they will learn the basics of the scientific method. Tuesdays 4:00-4:45pm (AGES 8-12) Wednesday 4:00-4:45  (AGES […]

Want to workout as a family?

Try our Wellness Center! Our Wellness Center includes state of the art Life Fitness cardiovascular and strength training equipment and a stretching area for flexibility and functional exercises. All Full Facility members receive a free Fit Training on how to use the equipment with a certified Personal Trainer. 10-13 year olds interested in learning how […]

After school, the Y helps kids reach their potential

YMCA AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS PROVIDE LEARNING ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES 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, branches of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA are offering afterschool programs to school-aged children.  The […]

A Report on the Y’s Impact

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT COAST YMCA A Report on the Y’s Community Impact December 31, 2012 Dear Friends, I am so proud to share with you the great impact made by the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA in 2012!  With a special focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y served 85,000 kids, families, and […]

Take Your Work Out to the Next Level!

We offer TRX Suspension Training TRX is the newest way to get your body in the best shape of your life. TRX is a suspension training system that combats your body, challenging your strength, power, balance and flexibility. TRX training is offered through personal training, small group workouts and/or classes. Refer to our Group Exercise […]

Lap Swimming Etiquette

LAP SWIMMING ETIQUETTE Swimmers are encouraged to contribute to an atmosphere of cooperation and courtesy. Always enter from the shallow end. A maximum of five swimmers are permitted in each lane during lap swimming. Please swim with others of similar speed. Lifeguards will move swimmers to the appropriate lane when necessary. Always let swimmers in […]

Y Aquatic Safety Guidelines

Our lifeguards are here to ensure your safety and have the authority to restrict any behavior deemed unsafe. Y members and guests must follow all safety guidelines or may be asked to leave the pool area. State health codes require all persons to shower with warm water and soap before entering the swimming pool. Wear […]