Bridgeport Y



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: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Address & Phone:

850 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
P 203 334 5551
F 203 334 2847
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COVID-19 Resources

Please open this file for a comprehensive list of Bridgeport Community Resources – Regional, Statewide, Federal and International: Bridgeport Community Resources Covid-19

The Y Temporarily Closed – For Your Health

At the Bridgeport YMCA, the safety and well-being of our families, members, volunteers, staff and our broader community have always been our top priority.

We have been diligently monitoring all national and local updates surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. In order to best ensure the health of our entire Y community, we are following Governor Lamont’s order to temporarily close the Bridgeport YMCA at 850 Park Avenue and the Bridgeport YMCA Kolbe Education Center at 401 Kossuth Street to the public effective March 18, 2020, 5:30pm. Due to continued low daily attendance in our preschool programs we have decided to close our programs temporarily.

During this closure, you can expect regular updates from us via email, on our website and in social media channels: Facebook and Twitter.

We are asking everyone to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and take their own measures to protect themselves, including not putting themselves in situations with large crowds or where they come in close contact with others, staying home if they do not feel well, frequently washing their hands with soap and water and covering their coughs and sneezes.

We will continue to work with the health department and local physicians to determine what other actions, if any, would be prudent on our part and when it will be safe to reopen our facilities.

Thank you for understanding as we navigate this evolving and challenging situation.

With gratitude,  Terry McCarthy, Executive Director of Child Care Services and Sarah Calzone, Child Care Director


We understand that you may have questions about the temporary closure of the Bridgeport YMCA’s programs:

When will the Y open again?

We have planned a two-week closure at this time. The Y will reassess the situation and will update families and members regarding the status of facilities and programming.

Have any Bridgeport YMCA and Kolbe Education families or members tested positive for COVID-19?

No. At this time, we are not aware of any members, volunteers, staff, or participants who have tested positive for COVID-19.

What is the Y doing during the closure?

We have always gone to great length to keep our facilities clean, disinfected and sanitized for the health of the children in our programs. We have also added additional cleaning service hours to our facilities to ensure the health and safety of our program. Our teachers are taking on-line classes and professional. We will also be offering ideas in social media on how to keep your children active and healthy.

What can I do to help the YMCA continue to help our community?

Donate. Our community is resilient but will look to the YMCA as a safety net. Please consider helping by making a donation to our 2020 Annual Campaign.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course

We’re excited to announce that YMCA Camp Hi-Rock will be hosting a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course this summer June 14-20! A WFR course is the definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders. The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary. Food and lodging is included.

WHEN: June 14-20

CONTACT: Kory at


Spring Program Guide


Looking for a class or program that is fun, supportive and keeps your child and maybe the whole family active? Check out all we have to offer in our Spring Program Guide. At the Y, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of belonging. Our Spring program session runs Monday, April 27 – June 21, 2020.

Registration opens on Monday, April 6 Members, for Community Members on Monday, April 13, 2020. We’re also accepting registration for Summer Camp and Swim Lessons.

You can register for most programs on-line, from our mobile app, by calling the Y or in-person. Call us with questions, please – we’re here to help you: 203 334 5551

The Best Summer Ever!

Great Summers Start Here

Summer Day Camp

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 2020 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  Bridgeport Y 2020 Summer Camp Registration Packet Fillable.

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: 2020 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials.

For day-to-day program details, please review our Bridgeport Y Day Camp Parent Handbook 2020.

The Best Summer Ever!

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 203 332 6447

YMCA PALS V, 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 334 5551                 

CONTACT: Terry McCarthy, Executive Director of Child Care Services, P 203 332 6447 or E

Sarah Calzone, Child Care Director, P 203 332 6447 x 2359 or E