Many of us are spending more time outdoors than ever before! We’re enjoying the fresh air and learning more about nature.
Nestled in an undeveloped wooded area of Monroe, sits a hidden gem for you and your whole family. The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Family Outdoor Center has been delighting members with its charming atmosphere on 47 acres of land. The possibility for exploration, relaxation and family fun are endless. You’ll find plenty of ways to be active in the outdoors.
The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Outdoor Center is on 204 Stanley Road in Monroe. Open to Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Members Memorial Day through Labor Day.
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Computer screens are non-existent at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Family Outdoor Center. Under parent supervision, children can enjoy the outdoors, investigate nature, run, laugh, swim and simply play. The Y Family Outdoor Center has the potential to be your new backyard with pools for family swims!
FOR HEALTHY LIVING: Whether you are looking to unwind in the sun by one of our three pools or get competitive on one of our two tennis courts, our basketball courts, gaga pits or mini golf, there is something for all ages. We even have a little pond for catch and release fishing or paddle boating. Our three pools provide an opportunity for all ages to learn swim and be safe in and around the water. Stroke clinics and lap swim times are available as well as aquatic group exercise classes.
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: We have taken numerous steps to facilitate physical distancing at the Y and at our Family Outdoor Center. We are following guidance from the State of Connecticut, the CDC, our Health Department and other YMCAs. As always, we will maintain the highest health and safety standards for you, our volunteers and staff. Social distancing and mask wearing are required at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Family Outdoor Center.
At the Y, you are not just a member – you are part of a community. Our mission is to help you and your family achieve a balance of spirit, mind and body by encouraging good health, fostering connections with friends and giving back for a stronger community.
Registration opens on Monday, May 3, 2021.
All participants must pre-register on-line. A daily fee of $8 per person for Central Connecticut Coast YMCA members. Children under 2 years old are free. The Y Outdoor Center welcomes guests only when accompanied by a Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Member. A family may bring up to 2 individual guests per visit. Daily fee: Adult and Youth Guest $10.
We’re so excited to have a fun summer! If you have questions, we’d like to answer them, just give us a call P 203 261 2566
The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Outdoor Center is able to provide outdoor aquatic programming, weather permitting. These fee based programs are held Saturday and Sunday 9am-12:30pm. Details are provided in our Summer Program Guide, by calling the Y or stopping by.
Give your child the opportunity to have fun, develop confidence and learn how to stay safe in and around the water. Do you know how to swim? Maybe this is the summer that you learn. All ages can learn to swim at the Y. Make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy. Our Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Swim lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime. Lessons will be offered Saturday and Sunday mornings in a four weeks sessions. For private lessons please reach out to our Aquatics Director, Melissa Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rgistration and fees will apply.
Stroke Clinics will be available for anyone on a swim team or who are in swim lessons that are a Stage 4 or above. They are designed to help swimmers with their stroke mechanics for all four competitive strokes, starts and turns.
Special time will be allocated for Y members, 14 years and older to enjoy our pool and lap swim. Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Lap Swim Etiquette will apply as well as safety protocols. Enhance your wellness routine by moving outdoors and enjoying the pool.
Water exercise is a great for people and all fitness levels. For adults, Aqua Fit is a way to get fit while embracing the sun and water! It’s a therapeutic workout and a great calorie burn. Registration is required.
The Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits:
Our facility opens the Saturday before Memorial Day and closes after Labor Day. We offer summer pool memberships, group and private swim lessons, swim team, pool parties, and group rentals.
Our Camp and Outdoor Center offers 3 pools, snack bar, boating, tennis, basketball, rental, birthday parties, swim lessons and is home to our summer day camp, Camp Tepee.
For more information about Outdoor Family Center Membership fees or Aquatics, please call P 203 445 9633.