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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YMCA Day of Giving

MARCH 5, 2024 YMCA Day of Giving!

On March 5, 2024; all branches of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA will join a growing number of YMCAs across the country for YMCA Day of Giving, a one-day giving event geared to providing an opportunity to donate to YOUR YMCA.

The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA has set a goal of raising $46,000 to match our 2024 Staff Giving Campaign.

We want to support the members of our community who need us most. 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 Central Connecticut Coast YMCA has always been able to adapt and respond to the ever-changing needs of our community.

Join us in celebrating the YMCA DAY OF GIVING! Let’s work together and create a stronger community for all.

Give to the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA! 

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You’re Invited!

The Bridgeport Y is hosting a Fundraising Event at The Original Vazzy’s, 513 Broadbridge Rd in Bridgeport on March 5 11:00am-7:00pm. 

The Bridgeport YMCA, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, with Ys across the country is celebrating a YMCA Day of Giving. This one-day giving event is an opportunity for YOU to donate to the Bridgeport YMCA.

Your donation to the Y’s Annual Campaign helps ensure that all Bridgeport youth are being offered every opportunity for growth and that families are getting healthier and our community is getting stronger for all.

Please join us! Our goal is $46,000 which matches the CCCY 2024 Staff Giving Campaign. Support the youth of our community who need us most.

Donate!


Winter 2 Program Guide

Our supportive community will inspire you and your children! At the Y, we help young people develop skills and confidence. Our programs are designed to assist you and your family. Classes are created to be fun as well as educational. We provide a welcoming, safe environment so that you and your family comfortable and are able to meet others. At the Y, everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in our programs! Financial aid may be available to those who qualify.

Inspiration and growth are at the heart of what we do! We’re here to support you and your children to develop essential skills and build confidence. Our youth development programs are meticulously designed to empower young minds. We believe in the potential of every child.
At the Y, diversity is celebrated and everyone is encouraged to participate. We understand that circumstances vary. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify. Ensuring accessibility to our programs is a fundamental part of our mission.

Please browse the Bridgeport Y 2024 Winter 2 Program Guide

Winter 2 Session runs February 26 – April 21, 2024


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 YMCA 2024 Day Camp Brochure and Bridgeport YMCA 2024 Day Camp Parent Handbook

To register, please fill out the Bridgeport YMCA 2024 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: CCCY-Financial-Assistance-Application_C4K-Forms


Sleepaway Camp!

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleepaway located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.

Please visit us at the Bridgeport YMCA for a drop-in information session to speak face to face with a camp representative, view camp videos and slides, and learn more!

 WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Can’t make it? Please check out our website for alternative dates and locations including virtual information sessions and open houses on camp in the spring: https://camphirock.org/2024-information-session-open-house-dates/


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.  We are committed to providing a safe, loving environment for your child and aspire to meet his/her needs while promoting physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.

Our programs develop weekly curriculum with age-appropriate activities and indoor and outdoor learning experiences. Our program at the Kolbe Education Center participates in the CACFP Food Program to ensure that all children receive healthy meals and snacks throughout the day.

To register: 2024-25-CCC-YMCA-Early-Learning-Child-Care-Registration-Packet-Fillable

WHERE:
Kolbe Education Center, 401 Kossuth Street 203 332-6447 (Ages 8 weeks – 5 years)
Bridgeport YMCA, 850 Park Avenue – 203 334-5551 (Ages 3-5 years)

WHEN: Monday – Friday

TIME: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

FEE: Fees are based on a sliding fee scale. CCCY-Financial-Assistance-Application-Materials

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate-income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS).

To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at this website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://ctcare4kids.com/


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 the Y with your friends today!


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                 


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