The Y reaches an exceptionally diverse group of youth and their families with the resources and services they need to lead happy, healthy, and productive lives as citizens of our great city.
The Bridgeport YMCA now serves its participants in two primary centers in the city as well as six afterschool sites. Our youth swim lessons, swim team, safety around water programming and summer day camp are based out of the main branch at 850 Park Avenue, while our child care programs take place at the Kolbe Education Center on Kossuth Street.
Kolbe Early Care and Learning Center
The Kolbe Education Center is home to our Infant/Toddler program as well as our School Readiness program.
401 Kossuth Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
P 203 332 6447
F 203 394 6036
South End Community Center
Our SECC, located 2 blocks from our main facility, is available for rentals and is home to two School Readiness classrooms and our School Age Child Care program.
650 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
P 203 331 0200
Become a Member
Why do so many people feel like they belong at the Y? We have a wonderful community of people here at the Bridgeport Y! It’s a positive, supportive environment where community youth can feel comfortable while pursuing the activities that interest them most.
The Bridgeport Y is not a full facility branch. We encourage adults to explore membership opportunities at other branches in the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA family. Financial assistance is available for youth and families with a demonstrated need. CCC-Y-Financial-Assistance-Application
Click here for a list of all YMCA locations that are part of the Central Connecticut Coast branch network.
We have a wonderful community of people here at the Bridgeport Y! It’s a positive, supportive environment where you and your family can feel comfortable while pursuing the activities that interest your child the most. When you join the Y, you become part of a family of members who support the Y’s philosophy of healthy lifestyles, mutual respect, community spirit, youth leadership, and character development.
You’ll also get to know people in the community at large, as the Y partners with other charitable organizations in our surrounding towns on projects that benefit the common good. And, as a community service organization, the Y thrives on the camaraderie of people who help out by volunteering for events throughout the year.
We hope you will decide to have your child join the Bridgeport YMCA – We all need a place to belong!
Membership For All
Our YMCA is a membership organization open to all people. The YMCA welcomes women and men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities and financial circumstances. Programs and branches embrace diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of our community. Our “Membership For All” program is available for those with a demonstrated financial need.
FIND YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEE to determine your membership rate, please select the membership type & household income: Find Your Membership Fee
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for programs is available for qualified members, funded by our Annual Campaign. We are community-based and believe that our programs should be available for everyone. CCC Y Financial Assistance Application
This benefit is temporarily suspended in accordance with Y-USA recommendations. At the Y, we are for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We are dedicated to ensuring our facilities, programs and services are open and welcoming to all. As part of this effort, we are proud to offer our members access to YMCA facilities across the United States that participate in Nationwide Membership. This way, our members can use the Y as often as they like, making it easier to achieve their health and wellness goals. ALWAYS WELCOME Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home Y is the local association that enrolled you as a member and collects your membership dues). We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities. IN EVERY COMMUNITY We understand that sometimes it is more convenient for members to take advantage of a Y near their workplace or when they are traveling outside the area of their home Y. With Nationwide Membership, members have the flexibility to use participating Y facilities throughout the United States at no extra charge. To find a Y in another location, go to ymca.net.
Member Get A Member Program
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.
For Your Safety
The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access.