RTCC OutsideThe mission of the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA is to build strong kids, strong families and a strong community by offering high quality, diverse, responsive and innovative programs and services. Our programs aim to improve the quality of life and develop the economic self-sufficiency of low-income children and their parents. The four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are at the heart of the YMCA’s mission and are incorporated into all programs. Learn more about the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday:  9:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday:             9:00 am-2:00 pm
Sunday:               Closed  (Rental Only)


Address & Phone:

790 Central Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06607
P 203 576 7430
F 203 576 7440
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COVID-19 Resources

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Healthy Community

The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone who enters our doors. There are growing concerns about the potential spread of coronavirus, and in an effort to keep you and your family healthy and prevent the spread of germs, we are sharing some important information.

Your Ys are regularly cleaned by local cleaning companies and special care is taken by Y staff to meet quality standards in place year-round that keep our facilities clean and safe. Additionally, we are encouraging everyone to do their part in helping prevent the spread of germs and viruses.

Hand washing remains the most effective method of preventing the spread of germs, including coronavirus. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

Frequent hand washing and use of antibacterial hand sanitizer are encouraged and practiced throughout our programs by staff and children.

Additional everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like coronavirus, include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick until you’ve been free of fever for 24 hours.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

If you or a loved one are experiencing flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough and shortness of breath, please stay home, rest and contact your medical provider.

We are monitoring the situation and preparing for the possibility that our daily program and work routines could be temporarily impacted if the situation significantly worsens. We will keep all members and participants updated with information as it develops.

Additionally, we encourage everyone to regularly check the CDC’s website for important updates and safety information. The American Academy of Pediatrics also has helpful information specific to children and families.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course

We’re excited to announce that YMCA Camp Hi-Rock will be hosting a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course this summer June 14-20! A WFR course is the definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders. The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary. Food and lodging is included.

WHEN: June 14-20

CONTACT: Kory at Kory@camphirock.org

REGISTER: https://www.wildmed.com/course/wilderness-first-responder-96/

Off From School? The YMCA Is Here For You


Y Vacation Club

The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA offers a full day of programs on days off from school. Please send your child with a peanut-free lunch. Early morning drop off and late pick up is offered at an additional cost. Registration is required before the first day of the program.

  • Sports
  • Games
  • Arts and Crafts

AGES: Grades K-6

WHEN: April 10, 13-17

TIME: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

CONTACT: Camille Harris, Youth and Family Coordinator, E charris@cccymca.org

FEE: Members $15/Day

Early Drop off (7:30 am) $5 each/Day

Late Pick up (6 pm) $5 each/Day

We Have All The Fun At The YMCA

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Youth and Teen Fun Night

Drop your kids off for a night of fun at the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA. They will enjoy arts & crafts, activities n the gym, pizza and more. Pre-registration is required up to one-day prior.

  • Gym Activities
  • Pizza, Chips and Fun
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Music

AGES: Grades 5-8

WHEN: Fridays (4/17, 5/08, 6/12)

TIME: 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

FEE: $10

CONTACT: Ken Neal,Youth and Family Coordinator, P 203 576 7430 E kneal@cccymca.org

After School Program

The After-School Program runs Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm and serves at-risk youth in grades K-8. Our program provides a safe haven and opportunities to the youth in the East End of Bridgeport. Each child is assisted in completing schoolwork or assigned worksheets, receives a healthy snack and participates in a rotating schedule of activities that includes dance, performing arts, arts and crafts, and sports rather than the company of the TV set or the local street corner. Programs run throughout the school year.