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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The Control is in Your Hands at the Y

Video Game Club

The Video Game Club is a fun and safe environment for youth to connect with like-minded peers and enjoy gaming together. We offer a few different gaming systems to ensure that there is a variety of choices for the youth. JOIN US!

WHEN: April 22 – June 14

TIMES: Monday – Friday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

AGES: Ages 5  – 18

FEE: $20 per child (one time fee)

WHERE: Ralphola Taylor Community Center 790 Central Ave. Bridgeport, CT, 06607.

HOW TO REGISTER: Stop in and register right at our front desk, we have an easy and fast registration process. Groups fill up fast on a first come, first served basis.


A Sweet Escape From the Ordinary

Youth Baking Club

Our Youth Baking Club is an open environment where youth share a love for baking with peers who are also passionate about baking and working on recipes. The best part is, we get to bring home our baked goods, if we don’t eat them all up during the club meeting. Measuring, mixing and kneading are a few actions in baking that will allow your child to enhance their motor functions, control, and strength. Come Bake with Us!

WHEN: April 23 – June 11

TIMES: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

AGES: 5-17 years old

FEES: $20 (one-time fee)

WHERE: Ralphola Taylor Community Center 790 Central Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06607

HOW TO REGISTER: Stop in and register right at our front desk, we have an easy and fast registration process. Groups fill up fast on a first come, first served basis.


Gardening is Therapeutic at the Y

Gardening Club

Apart from just being a way to occupy time, tending to plants is a great way to bring purpose, fulfillment, and joy to our lives. Learn, grow and share with like-minded peers in our community garden.

DATES: April 23 – June 13

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays

TIME: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

WHERE: Ralphola Taylor Community Center 790 Central Ave. Bridgeport, CT, 06607.

AGES: Ages 6 – 18

FEE: $10 (one-time fee)

HOW TO REGISTER: Stop in and register right at our front desk, we have an easy and fast registration process. Groups fill up fast on a first come, first served basis.


Explore Your Creative Side at the Y

Krafty Kidz Arts & Crafts Club

Arts and Crafts helps to enhance the fine motor skills, hand to eye coordination and building levels of manual dexterity, as well as, identification of shapes, colors, textures, and working with materials. Encouraging and enhancing the natural creativity within the mind is the #1 goal of the Krafty Kidz Club at the Y.

WHEN: April 22 – June 12

TIMES: Mondays and Wednesdays – 5:30pm – 6:30 pm

AGES: Ages 5 – 14

FEE: $10 (One time fee)

WHERE: Ralphola Taylor Community Center, 790 Central Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06607

HOW TO REGISTER: Stop in and register right at our front desk, we have an easy and fast registration process. Groups fill up fast on a first come, first served basis.

 


Pónte Tú Zapatos De Baile At The Y

Dance Club: Introduction to SALSA

Salsa is the result of combining many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances, a fusion of Cuban, Puerto Rican and African rhythms, that is one of the most popular Latin American dances. Our goal is to encourage youth to learn and have fun in a friendly atmosphere that embodies cultural awareness. Come learn to Dance Salsa with us.

TIMES: Wednesdays – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

AGES: 9 – 17 years old

FEE: FREE

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

HOW TO REGISTER: Stop in and register right at our front desk, we have an easy and fast registration process. Groups fill up fast on a first come, first served basis.


A Path to Financial Intelligence at the Y

The Journey Expo

JOIN US in a quest to open the doors to financial intelligence for our youth. Participants will learn how to grow and sustain a solid financial future!

WHEN: April 22 – June 13

DAYS: Mondays & Thursdays

TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

AGES: 13 years old – 18 years old

FEES: FREE

WHERE: Ralphola Taylor Community Center – 790 Central Ave. Bridgeport, CT. 06607

Participants will get a free brokers account
Participants will get a free special basketball clinic
Free Food and Prizes for Participation
Participants will engage in Conscious Conversations

HOW TO REGISTER: Stop in and register right at our front desk, we have an easy and fast registration process. Groups fill up fast on a first come, first served basis.


Just Kick’in It

Youth Indoor Soccer Club

JOIN US and get caught up to speed with the fundamental skills of soccer. Learn sportsmanship, teamwork and make friends in a fun and safe environment. Join Us to learn the game and play the game each week.

WHEN: April 23 – June 13

GROUP 1: Tuesday 7:00pm – 8:30pm: Ages 6 – 12
GROUP 2: Wednesday 5:30pm – 7:00pm: Ages 6 – 12

FEES: $15 per player (one time fee, per group)

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

HOW TO REGISTER: Stop in and register right at our front desk, we have an easy and fast registration process. Groups fill up fast on a first come, first served basis.


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


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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