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From exceptional fitness facilities including our indoor pool, Life Fitness circuit, Lifecycles, Elliptical Cross trainers, treadmills, recumbent bikes and upright bikes to our child watch and child care services for preschoolers, before and after-school child care and summer day camp – the Stratford YMCA is the place to go! Learn more about the Stratford YMCA and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 5:30am-9:00pm

Friday: 5:30am-7:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am-6:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Address & Phone:

3045 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06614

P 203 375 5844

F 203 380 0291

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Together We Can Make a Difference

YMCA Day of Service – Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, the Stratford YMCA is offering a volunteer opportunity to WALK WITH US and make our community a better place by beautifying our neighborhood and picking up litter.

Join us as we walk to clean up the streets around the YMCA with some of your favorite Y staff on Monday, April 22 beginning at 12:00pm.

Also, join us on Wednesday, April 24, 4:00pm to 5:00pm. We will be joining Sterling House and other Community Partners to clean up Shakespeare Park.

Together we can make a difference.


Paint Sip Repeat

Kid’s Paint and Sip at the Stratford Y

Join us for a healthy, safe and fun event for children! Everyone leaves with a piece of art that they have created!

Children will paint a picture, sip healthy smoothies, and share their talents with the group. For more information, please contact Ashley at afedak@cccymca.org.

Please register in advance as space is limited.

WHEN: Friday, May 3, Grades 1-8; Friday, May 24, Grades 1-8

TIME: 6:30-8:00pm

HOW TO REGISTER: Online or in-person

FEE: $15- Facility Members/$30- Program Participant

 


BSY Torpedoes Swim Team

2024 Swim Team

Our team offers a challenging, engaging, and fun program that stresses stroke technique, starts, turns, and basic to advanced training. Our team ranges from entry level competitive swimmers to championship caliber swimmers – all are welcome and encouraged to look into the BSY team!

Register Today!

SWIM TEAM COSTS AND FEES:  YMCA Youth Membership – $34 due on the first of each month/Long Course Only Registration – $50 payable online; due at start of season / Meet Fees – Vary per swim meet, are due the week prior to each meet

TEAM EVALUATIONS: Based on swimmer age on July 1, 2023

FEE: $5 By appointment only, please contact head coach Marta Anne Taddeo

CONTACT bsyswimming@cccymca.org or mtaddeo@cccymca.org

DETAILS: BSY 2024 Spring Brochure

 


Healthy Kids Day, April 20, 2024 10am-1pm

Find Your Fun, Find Your Y At Healthy Kids Day!

The Stratford YMCA is hosting their annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 20 10am-1pm. This free, open to the public, annual event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families and a healthy start to the summer season Come and celebrate with us! We’ll have visits and special demonstrations from community partners.

WHEN: April 20

TIME: 10am-1pm

WHERE: Stratford YMCA, 3045 Main St, Stratford


Reclaiming Your Health

Join Our Joints In Motion For Arthritis Aquatics Class!

WHEN: Mondays 11:15am-12:15pm

· Multiple exercise activities, including: joint check/warm-up, range of motion/stretching, strengthen­ing, cardiovascular endurance, and joint check/cool down
· Balance and coordination activities
· Helps improve balance and posture with a variety of exercise for feet, legs, core and glutes, along with water walking routines. Range of motion exercise for every joint from head to toe to help with arthritis
· Each class includes a health education component from the program formally known as PACE- People with Arthritis Can Exercise
· Relaxation and breathing activities. Instructors may include weight bearing, posture/body mechan­ics, body awareness, and socialization activities

To improve:

· Functional ability
· Self-confidence
· Self-care
· Mobility
· Muscle strength
· Coordination

To reduce:

· Fatigue
· Pain
· Stiffness

Note: Participants do not need to know how to swim to participate in the class


Come Out and Play For Family Fun Day!

Fundraiser at the Shelton Sports Center

Join us on May 16 at the Shelton Sports Center for our second fundraiser that you don’t want to miss!! The event runs from 5:30pm-7:30pm and 50% of the proceeds go to the Stratford YMCA Annual Campaign! During this time, participants will have access to unlimited mini golf, the golf range, Funbowl blowing, the batting cages, and unlimited credits to the Game Zone with their best friends from the Y, family members, and even staff members!

WHEN: May 16

TIME: 5:30-7:30pm

WHERE: Shelton Sports Center Rinks: 784 River Road, Shelton, CT 06484


Spring Into A Great Routine

Register today to participate in our Spring Wellness Challenge!

Begin to plant the seed that grows into a great wellness routine. It takes 28 days to form a habit. A little more or a little less for a flower to germinate.

Each time you visit the Y in April, you add to our garden and boost your wellness. Every one who participates has a chance to win cool prizes.

Pick up your tracker at Member Services or in the Wellness Center.

 


Fairways For Futures

STRATFORD YMCA 20th Annual Golf Tournament

Join us for the most important round of the year.

At the heart of the Y is the belief in a stronger community for all. Every day, we provide food for the hungry, safe spaces for kids to learn and grow, and outreach to seniors. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, our members, volunteers, and donors, we continue to improve lives.

By participating in our Annual Golf Tournament, you support adults, youth, and families in our community with the YMCA programs and services they need to thrive. Join us on the course and be a part of something truly impactful. Help us stay on course and make a difference in our community.

WHEN: Monday, August 5

WHERE: Mill River Country Club – 4567 Main Street, Stratford. CT P 203 375 5641

PLANS: 11:00am Registration
11:30am Lunch
12:30pm Shotgun Start (Scramble)
5:00pm Reception/Dinner, Auction/ Raffle, Awards

RSVP: Please respond by July 15

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Suzanne Richards, srichards@cccymca.org, 203 375 5844/George Perham, gperham@viavisionary.com 203 218 0700


Triple Your Confidence

2024 Race4Chase Youth Triathlon

Race4Chase is a six week youth triathlon training program aimed to provide kids ages 6-12 with a safe and non-competitive environment to discover the sport of triathlon. Under the direction of dedicated and spirited coaches and coach volunteers Race4Chase brings together kids from different athletic abilities and backgrounds. At the culmination of camp, all youth athletes compete in a USAT sanctioned triathlon at Camp Sloper in Southington on Saturday, August 3.

Complete one application per child. If selected, completion of a registration packet is required.

Due to limited space, selection priority will be given to first time registrations, a demonstration of need, and those indicating a sincere desire to participate for the duration of the program.

AGES: 6-12 years

WHEN: June 24 — August 2 (Monday-Friday)

WHERE: Stratford, CT

TIME: 9:00 AM —12:30 PM

RACE DAY: Saturday, August 3 (Camp Sloper, Southington)

FEE: FREE

Application: 2024 R4C Stratford Application

Print and return application/s by April 26 to:
Stratford YMCA
3045 Main St Stratford CT 06614
Attention: Ashley Fedak, Membership and Health & Wellness Director

Each participant will try to meet a fundraising goal of $250. Every dollar donated to the Stratford YMCA stays in our communities and goes directly to serving youth and families in need. We will help participants with ideas to meet their fundraising goal.


Are You Whistle Worthy?

Lifeguard Certification Courses at the Stratford YMCA

Red Cross Life Guard Certification includes CPR, AED, and First Aid. For ages 15 years and up. Candidates must be able to swim 300 yards (550 for water front, demonstrating rhythmic breathing, untimed) tread water for two minutes (without using hands), and complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds. Blended learning course, online and classroom. Must attend all classes.

AGES– 15 years and older

FIRST TIME CERTIFICATION –Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19  9am—5pm Friday, May 17 through Monday, May 20 9am—5pm

RECERTIFICATION: Saturday, April 20 9am—5:30pm/Sunday, April 21 9am—5:30pm/Monday, May 20 9am—5:30pm

FEE:  First Time Certification: Members $275 / Program Participant $375, Lifeguard Recertification: Members $50 /   Program Participant $100


Spring Program Guide

Explore beyond your exercise routine. Uncover opportunities to engage with fresh faces, explore new interests, build new skills and a deeper sense of fulfillment. Take look at the Stratford Y 2024 Spring Program Guide. Enroll in a new program or class, learn to swim; sign your child up for summer camp or school age child care, or just try something different!

Spring Program Session: April 22-June 16, 2024

Member Registration Starts: April 1, 2024 (no joke!)

Program Participant Registration Starts: April 8, 2024


Everyone Has A Y Story

Celebrating 60 Years!

The Stratford YMCA is celebrating its 60 year anniversary.

We want to hear your Y Story. Did you or your family learn to swim at the Y? Were you on the swim team? Did you meet your closest friends or significant other at the Stratford Y?

Tell Us Your Story!

Email your Y Story to: Suzanne Richards srichards@cccymca.org

Send us your story by April 30, and be entered into a raffle for a free 6-month membership.


YMCA360 Mobile App

STAY ON TRACK WITH THE YMCA360 MOBILE APP

Download our Mobile App which will allow you to:

  • Check-in using your bar code
  • View class schedules at your Y and other Central Connecticut Coast YMCAs
  • Make a class reservation
  • Watch YMCA360 on-demand programs
  • Add classes to your personal calendar (those at the Y and those on Y360)
  • Register for Programs and Classes
  • Learn what’s happening at the Y. Push notifications are also available
  • PLUS set personal wellness goals,
  • Track your wellness activities. Connect to your wellness device and other health apps. View a history of your wellness accomplishments
  • Reference Y hours and locations

To Download:

IOS Users CLICK HERE to download

ANDROID Users CLICK HERE to download


No School No Problem

Y Vacation Club

Even though schools are closed, the Stratford YMCA is here for your child care needs. Drop your child off with our experienced staff for a fun-filled day of games, activities, arts & crafts, swimming, and more!

Please bring a nut-free lunch, a bathing suit, and a towel. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items, so please leave your electronics at home. Preregistration is required. Registration ends two days before event so we can staff properly.

AGES: 5-12

WHEN: April 15 – April 19

TIME: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

FEE: Members- $55 per day/Program Participant- $110 per day

Additional Info: All participants not currently in the before/after school program will need to complete a registration packet, provide a current health form, and medication/medication authorization form, if needed, prior to attending the Y Vacation Club.

 


Summer Day Camp

WELCOME TO SUMMER DAY CAMP!

The YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. At YMCA day camp kids and teens can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging – all while having tons of fun.

In order to have fun and thrive, kids of all ages need to feel both physically and emotionally safe. When you drop your child off at a camp, you can rest assured that their total well-being will be supported. Safety is always our number one priority! We keep kids healthy and safe while providing enriching experiences. As a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth, the Y has been a leader in providing summer camp for over 130 years. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that help build character.

Learn More: Stratford YMCA 2024 Day Camp Brochure, Stratford Y 2024 Day Camp Parent Handbook and Stratford YMCA Camp 2024 FAQs

Registration Forms: 2024 Stratford YMCA Day Camp Registration Packet – Fillable

If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

Financial assistance is available for families who need it to ensure that all kids in our community can have enriching summer experiences. These forms are required to apply: Financial Assistance Forms

If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, team building, and problem-solving skills. To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CIT Application Form

Our camp programs fill up fast, so make plans to reserve your spot. 


Celebrate With Us!

Birthday Party Packages at the Stratford Y

At all of our birthday parties, a party host will be provided to help parents set up and clean up from the party. Parties are two hours—the first hour is in the pool, and the second hour is in our party room. You’ll provide the decorations and food, we’ll provide the fun!

WHEN: Saturdays-1:00 PM —3:00 PM/Sundays– 12:00 PM—2:00 PM

FEE: Members: $250/Program Participants: $350


Project Search Training Program

The Stratford Y, the Woodruff Family Y and the Lakewood-Trumbull Y are participating in the Project SEARCH Training Program along side The Kennedy Collective, Milford Public Schools, Stratford Public Schools and the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services. Individuals will hold un-paid intern positions in membership, child care, wellness and facilities. While working side by side with Y staff members, interns will learn business processes, procedures and communication skills. They’ll also gain independence, self-confidence and self-esteem. Project SEARCH exposes individuals to a variety of careers and helps prepare them for future employment.

To be eligible to participate, individuals must be between 18-30 years of age, diagnosed with a Developmental Disability and eligible for State of Connecticut DDS programs or willing to pay privately.


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!


Togetherhood

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER

Togetherhood is a nationwide program that gives Y members a way to get to know people and strengthen our community through volunteerism. The program is led by a committee of Y members that decides on projects and carries them out throughout the year.

If you’re interested, please contact the Y for more info. We meet the 1st Thursday of each month at 11:15am.

 

 

 


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