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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Sip & Swing – Friday, June 3


Support Bridgeport YMCA youth and family programming. Meet us on Friday, June 3 at 4-7pm at the Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, 2390 Easton Turnpike Fairfield for a sip of your favorite beverage and a mini golf lesson to help improve your swing. We will also have Music, fun Games and Challenges with Prizes and an Auction!

Your RSVP to Maria Valentin P 203 260 0595 will be kindly accepted before Wednesday, May 25. Please submit this linked Card. $100/Attendee. $50/Young Community Builder (Under 40 working in nonprofit or government service.)

Sponsorships are available! All sponsors will be recognized at the event and in the event e-communications. Please make checks payable to Bridgeport YMCA.

  • Masters Champion $1500. Includes 8 tickets, full page ad in ad book, event signage
  • Open Champion $1000. Includes 4 tickets, half page ad in ad book
  • Players Champion $500. Includes 2 tickets, quarter page ad in ad book
  • Club Champion $250. Includes 1 ticket and listing in ad book




Walk with us to commemorate 178 Years of Strengthening Communities

HAPPY 178th BIRTHDAY, YMCA! Founders Day Challenge

Choose a time and place that works best for you and your family! Invite your friends and neighbors to join, too. Enjoy a walk with others connected to the YMCA. We’re hoping to gather at least 178 walkers!

Monday, June 6, 2022

11:00am Join the Stratford Y team to walk around the neighborhood. Rain or shine. No registration required. Please dress appropriately with sneakers and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

12:30pm Meet at the Woodruff Family YMCA playground for a walk to celebrate the Y’s Birthday. Share your Y story and sing Happy Birthday.

2:00pm Join the Lakewood-Trumbull Y Health & Wellness Team who will be start their walk at the Y, 20 Trefoil Drive in Trumbull

2:00pm At Foote Park on Melrose Place in Branford, the Soundview Family Y will be meeting for a walk! Refreshments and birthday hats will be provided. Register online or contact Member Services at 203 481 9622.

3:00 pm Our Valley Y / Bradley School after schoolers will take an afternoon walk around the neighborhood and athletic fields. We’re sure they’ll be singing one of the favorite songs.

Chess Club

How does a board game relate so closely to real life?

“Life is like a game of Chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with insight and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are accumulated along the way. We become each and every piece within the game called life.” – Allan Rufus, Author

Our Chess Club helps youth learn to be great at both, life and the board game!

SPRING SESSION: April 26, 2022  –  June 26, 2022

AGES: 9 – 18 years old

FEE: $10 (one time cost)

WHEN: Tuesdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm / Thursdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm

WHERE: RAPHOLA TAYLOR COMMUNITY CENTER, 790 Central Ave Bridgeport CT 06607 P: 203-576-7430


Get Into The Game

BasketballSkills and Drills Basketball

Boys and Girls! We’re hosting basketball skills and drills! The goal of the program is to provide a safe and fun learning environment for your child to strengthen their game.  Three grade range specific session will be offered.

  • Grades K-4 5:45pm-6:45pm
  • Grades: 5-8 6:45pm-7:45pm
  • Grades: 9-12 7:45pm-8:40pm
  • 8 Week Session

WHEN:  April 25 – June 24 Monday and Friday

WHERE: Ralphola Taylor Community Center, 790 Central Ave, Bridgeport

FEE: $25

Sponsored by The Walter Luckett Foundation



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 1000+ group exercise classes, youth sports training, well-being classes and more to serve you wherever you are. Whether you are at home or on the road, take the Y with you along with your favorite classes, instructors and more. Watch this brief introduction! 

These programs are free to all full-facility members of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCAs.

From your desktop, laptop, tablet, smart TV or mobile device, YMCA360 is available wherever you are with an internet connection. Instructions for access:

  • Please visit
  • Click the login button
  • Enter your email address, click continue
  • Enter your zip code, click continue
  • Click your YMCA
  • You will receive a 6 digit email code, via email
  • Enter this code, click continue
  • You will be let in!

Please reach out to the Y with questions or check our YMCA360 FAQs for CCCY Members. If you have a recommendation for a new program, please let us know.

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 with a safe, healthy, familiar, and fun-filled environment for them to explore, build confidence, develop skills, make lasting friendships and memories so they can grow as individuals and leaders. For families, day camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.

Learn more: Bridgeport Y 2022 Day Camp Brochure

Bridgeport Y 2022 Day Camp Parent Handbook

Registration Forms: 2022 Bridgeport Y Day 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: CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials

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