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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-8:00pm

Friday: 5:30am-7:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am-5:30pm

Sunday: 8:00am-3:00pm

Address & Phone:

3045 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06614

P 203 375 5844

F 203 380 0291

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Tee Up! Join the Fun!

STRATFORD YMCA 19th Annual Golf Tournament

The most important round you’ll play all year. Make a difference. Help the Y stay on course.

The true power of the Y is in the hearts and actions of every person who believes in our vision of a stronger community for all. Every day, the Y provides food for those who are hungry; a safe, nurturing space for kids to learn and grow and outreach to seniors. Every day, we improve our game thanks to generosity of people like you, our members, our volunteers and our donors.

When you and your friends participate in our Annual Golf Tournament, you help us support adults, youth and families in our community with the YMCA programs and services they need to thrive.

Also, join the fun by participating in our Fire Truck Ball Drop Contest.  At the start of the tournament, all golf ball entries will be dropped from the top of the fire truck ladder onto the green. The ball that lands closest to the mark will receive an Ooni Pizza Oven & Accessories (valued at $400). Ball entries may be purchased by visiting our front desk or clicking here. Prize winner will be notified via email & phone following the dinner/reception on August 7.

WHEN: August 7, 2023

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

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

TO REGISTER: Click Here RSVP: Please respond by July 15, 2023

Interested in being a Sponsor! To learn more, click here. All tournament sponsors receive event benefits. We invite you to join us as a 2023 Sponsor. Submit your sponsorship on-line: click here.

Please donate! With your help, our tournament will raise funds to support our Annual Campaign. Please consider an on-line donation.

For more information, contact Suzanne Richards, George Perham

Happy 179th Birthday, YMCA!

Celebrate 179 Years of Strengthening Communities

Founders Day Sing Along

Choose a time and place that works best for you and your family! Invite your friends and neighbors to join, too. Everyone knows the words to “Happy Birthday”!

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

9:30am-11:30am Join the Soundview Family YMCA at Foote Memorial Park for a walk, geocaching and a meditation. Foote Park on Melrose Place, Branford. Celebratory cupcakes will be provided!

11:00am Visit the Valley Y Childcare Center to sing and enjoy cupcakes

11:30am At the Woodruff Family Y, the Water Fit Class will sing with the Y staff and others who join the fun

Many of our Preschool and School Age Child Care sites will also be participating. If you’d like to participate in the celebration, please ask your Child Care Director! We’ll be singing one of our favorite songs and would love for you to join.

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

Please register in advance as space is limited.

WHEN: Friday, June 2 – Grades 1-8

TIME: 6:30-8:00pm

REGISTER: Online or in-person

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


Summer Program Guide

There’s something for everyone at the Y!

Our YMCA offers programs for all ages, abilities and stages of life. As the leading nonprofit dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y is committed to providing programs and services to children and families that are inclusive for all.

So what are you waiting for? Start having healthy fun at the Y! Click on our Summer Program Guide to see our summer offerings. Stratford Y 2023 Summer Program Guide

Summer Program Session: June 19 – August 13, 2023
Member Registration Starts: May 29, 2023
Program Participant Registration Starts: June 5, 2023

Stretch Your Mind Body & Spirit

Adult Yoga at Roosevelt Forest

Awaken your mind and senses while you take in the fresh air and the sound of the calming birds and trees sway. Feel the warmth of the sun on your face and melt your stress away. Bring a bagged lunch for after class!

WHEN: Friday June 23– August 18 – weather permitting (No class on 7/7/23)

TIME: 10:30-11:30am

WHERE: Roosevelt Forest- 700 Peters Ln, Stratford, CT 06614

FEES: Facility Members $20 for 8 week session, Program Participant $40 for 8 week session

Register at the Stratford YMCA or our website. Contact Ashley at the Y, at 203-375-5844 for any questions.

Brought to you by the Stratford Y and Stratford Recreation.

Join the Y! – 3 Month Young Adult Membership


At the Y, you’ll find more than just a place to work out. With opportunities to connect with neighbors and give back to your community, you’ll discover a greater sense of purpose, too.

We’re offering a 3 Month Young Adult Membership for $100 with a Waived Joiner Fee. This membership is extendable after 3 months at the CCCY Young Adult Membership Rate with a Waived Joiner Fee.

Join Now! Promotion ends 9/1/2023.

Are You Whistle Worthy?

Lifeguard Certification Courses

This course is designed to give participants the skills and knowledge needed to be a lifeguard. This comprehensive course offers up to date information on how to guard, anticipate and prevent problems and to take actions to help those in need. CPR, First Aid, AED, and O2 certifications are included in the cost of the program. Participants must pass a swim test on the first day of class in order to remain registered and attend all class times. Prior to first day of class, lifeguard candidates must complete online prerequisite courses . Limited spots available.

AGES: 15 years and older

TIME: 9am-5pm


Sat 5/27, Sun 5/28, and Mon 5/29
Fri 6/03, Sat 6/04, and Sun 6/10
Tue 6/20, Wed 6/21, and Thu 6/22


Sat 5/27 and Sun 5/28
Fri 6/03 and Sat 6/04
Tue 6/20 and Wed 6/21

FEE:  First Time Certification: Members $275 / Program Participant $375

Lifeguard Recertification: Members $50 /   Program Participant $100

For more information or to register, please contact our Membership Service Representatives at 203-375-5844. If you have additional questions please email our Aquatics Director, Oscar Rodriguez, at

Spring Program Guide

At the Y, you’ll find more than just a place to work out. With opportunities to connect with new people, develop new skills and explore new interests, you’ll discover new passions and a greater sense of purpose.

Take a look at our Spring Program Guide! Stratford Y Spring 2023 Program Guide Register for a new program, sign your child up for summer camp, try something new!

Spring Program Session: April 24-June 18, 2023

Member Registration Starts: April 3, 2023

Program Participant Registration Starts: April 10, 2023

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 Y 2023 Day Camp Brochure and 2023 Camp FAQs and Stratford Y 2023 Day Camp Parent Handbook

Registration Forms: Stratford Y 2023 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

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: 2023 Summer CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials

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. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2023-fillable

Our camp programs fill up fast, so make plans to reserve your spot! Registration packets will be accepted on March 1, 2023 when registration opens.


DEEP Swim Lessons

The Stratford YMCA received a very generous grant from Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to offer swim lessons to children in Stratford. Our goal is to help approximately 176 children over the course of 6 months. (December 2022 to June 2023)

Children must be referred to us by either school personnel or other agencies. Our goal is to offer free swim lessons to children who may not have the means to enroll in swim lessons, or perhaps have never been encouraged to learn how to swim.  All swimming abilities are eligible, so whether we are working with a first-time swimmer, or building on skills already learned, all are welcome.  


  • Stratford CT resident
  • Age 17, or under
  • Either eligible for SNAP benefits (demonstrated by letter of eligibility)
  • Living in a QCT (determined by address or registration and verified on HUD website)
  • Recommended to the program by a State Agency or Pupil Service on behalf of a Board of Education

Please contact with questions. 

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!

YMCA Universal Mobile App


Download our Mobile App which will allow you to:

  • Check-in
  • View class schedules
  • Make reservations in the class schedule section
  • Watch YMCA360 on-demand programs
  • See what’s happening at the Y
  • PLUS set personal wellness goals,
  • Log your workouts
  • And view a history of your wellness accomplishments
  • Push notifications also available


IOS Users CLICK HERE to download

ANDROID Users CLICK HERE to download



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.




NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program

Forever Growing

AGES: 3-4 years

At the Y, we offer a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. The Y supports their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. When you know your child is well cared for, you and your family have the opportunity to focus at work, plan healthy meals, enjoy family activities and establish a routine. Please take a look at our Stratford Y 2023 ELC Brochure

Our program is state licensed with the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and is NAEYC accredited.

All kids have great potential. At the Y, we help set them on a path to lifelong learning. We use the CT Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Framework offering a wide variety of opportunities for each child to explore and learn in a safe and nurturing environment designed to meet each child’s individual need.

Safety is our first priority. All Central Connecticut Coast YMCA child care programs are following all the guidelines set by the CDC, CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC), Y-USA, and other sources to ensure our policies and procedures are aligned to keep our children, staff and volunteers healthy and safe.

Activities include:

  • Center-based learning
  • Indoor/outdoor movement
  • Arts and crafts
  • Science
  • Field trips
  • Storytime
  • Music and movement
  • Circle time with Preschool learning and Kindergarten readiness

Registration is on-going; unfortunately, spaces are limited. Please contact our Child Care Director at 203 375 5844 for hours and availability. Our full day program is Monday-Friday from 7:30am-5:30pm and the Half day program is from 8:30am-1:00pm. Children must be fully toilet trained. A $50 non-refundable Family registration fee is due at the time of registration. Tuition is based on 12 equal monthly payments

2022-23 CCCY Early Learning Center Registration Packet

Stratford Y 2023 ELC Parent Handbook


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 their website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more.