In Bridgeport, the YMCA has provided programming since 1884 and youth services since 1929. We offer the greater Bridgeport community access to affordable child care, youth and teen programs, summer camp, youth swim lessons and safety around water programming. Learn more about the Bridgeport YMCA and how you can become a youth member.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 7:30am-5:30pm
Address & Phone:
850 Park Avenue
Through the Safety Around Water program, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills. During the course, child will learn how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations – – from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge to safely reaching a pool’s edge or exiting any body of water.
For detailed program information, please contact our Aquatics Department or Member Service Team. Class times and locations vary by program and Y Branch.
Come join us the weekend of May 31-June 2 for activities such as dance, yoga, low & high ropes, massages, creative crafts, waterfront activities and of course, delicious, healthy food! Since 2007, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock has been hosting a weekend just for women and girls. Don’t just dream about relaxation to start your summer- experience it! Meals, lodging and activities are included for the weekend and one night and day passes are also available To register or learn more visit: camphirock.org/camps/group-camping-retreats/
The Y is now…as it has always been…a place of possibility and promise for all. Unfortunately, in times when the
true power of “us” is unknown to many and our bonds are fraying, we must do even more to enhance our human connections. That’s why the Y passionately focuses on strengthening communities.
Every day, in Bridgeport, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. Everything we do helps empower communities and the “us” who live in them to thrive. We can’t do it alone.
Learn about how the Bridgeport YMCA is creating a positive impact in our community through programs devoted to academic achievement, chronic disease prevention, swim safety, outreach and more by contacting Carmen Colon, Vice President Bridgeport Ys.
Spring Session: April 20-June 16
Let’s play! Come and learn the basics of basketball in a friendly learning environment. Boys and girls ages 7 to 14 will learn basic basketball fundamentals including passing, dribbling, rebounding, form shooting, circuits, and team exercises.
3rd – 4th Grade/Ages 7-9 Tuesdays 5pm-6pm & Saturdays 10am-11am
5th – 6th Grade/Ages 10-12 Tuesdays 6pm-7pm & Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm
7th – 8th Grade/Ages 13-14 Tuesdays 6pm-7pm & Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $60 per session – Y Members / $120 per session – Community Members
Registration Dates: Y Members: April 1 – April 19 / Community Members: April 8 – April 19
Please register early at the Membership Service Desk as registration is limited. For more information, speak to a Membership Service Rep at 203-334-5551.
Building a better us includes keeping your kids safe in and around water. Teaching children how to swim and be safe around water is one of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn. It not only saves lives; it builds confidence.
Many Y programs and classes build confidence! Summer camp, school age child care and family open swim. Learn more about all our Spring Programs in our Spring Program Guide.
Our Spring Session runs April 22 – June 9, 2019. Registration opens on Monday, April 1 for Members / Monday, April 8 for Community Members.
Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Join us!
Saturday, April 27 10am-1pm at the Y! This event is FREE and open to the public.
Our event at the Bridgeport Y includes: Relay Races, a Moon Bounce, Kids Zumba, Youth Yoga and Taekwondo, Lego and Slime activities, Water Safety Demos, Healthy Snacks, UB Dance Team Demo, Arts & Crafts, the Fire and Police Departments, Local Vendors and More!
We provide a happy, healthy environment for children to learn and grow. At YMCA Summer Day Camp, participants gain a sense of accomplishment, build relationships and find their sense of belonging. It’s a opportunity for physical, social, emotional and cognitive learning experiences. For families, camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.
We can’t wait to see you at Camp! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore. The Best Summer Ever!
To learn more about Summer Camp please review our 2019 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y.
To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2019 Bridgeport Y Day Camp Registration Packet If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization.
If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please fill submit this application: 2019 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials
For day-to-day program details, please review our Bridgeport Y 2019 Day Camp Parent Handbook.
Ages: 18 and over
Want to learn how to swim but you think you’re too “old”? Not here. At the Bridgeport Y, we offer personalized teaching through step-by-step goals to get you moving throughout the pool independently. As safety is a priority while in and around water, participants will also learn valuable water safety skills that can help save a life.
Registration: You may register by coming to our 850 Park Ave location to sign up. Already a YMCA member? Call us at P 203 334 5551 to speak with our Aquatic Department or our Member Services Team.
8-week session: Tuesdays 6:45-7:30pm, Member: $82 / Community Member: $164
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
YMCA SECC PALS 1 Child Care Center, 650 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 P 203 331 0200
YMCA PALS V, 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 P 203 334 5551
For more information, please contact: Terry McCarthy at 203 332 6447 or email@example.com