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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-8:00pm

Saturday:                7:30am–5:30pm

Sunday:                 10:00am–4:00pm

Child Watch Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Saturday: 8:45am-11:00am

Address & Phone:

3045 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06614

P 203.375.5844

F 203.380.0291

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Help Keep Your Kids Safe

YMCA-A_300x250-FINALDuring May, we will be offering Safety Around Water, a free program designed to engage and educate families about the importance of water safety skills.

Through the Safety Around Water program, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills.  During the course, child will learn how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations – – from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge to safely reaching a pool’s edge or exiting any body of water.

For detailed program information, please contact our Aquatics Department or Member Service Team. Class times and locations vary by program and Y Branch.


Time To Explore

Children with toolsMad Scientists Club

Spring I Session: April 25 to June 13

Our NEW Mad Scientists Club will engage children in a variety of activities centering around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Join us every Thursday night, April 25 to June 13, for learning and fun with motivational Y staff.  Children will work hands on, making and creating different projects from slime, to crystal stars, to their own mousetraps!

This program is for scientists aged 6-10 from 7 to 7:45pm.

Register in advance at the Front Desk or contact Ashley for more information at afedak@cccymca.org.

When: Thursday, 7:00-7:45 for ages 6-10

Fee: $50 for Facility Members, $100 for Community Members.


Women’s Wellness Weekend at YMCA Camp Hi-Rock

Come join us the weekend of May 31-June 2 for activities such as dance, yoga, low & high ropes, massages, creative crafts, waterfront activities and of course, delicious, healthy food! Since 2007, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock has been hosting a weekend just for women and girls. Don’t just dream about relaxation to start your summer- experience it! Meals, lodging and activities are included for the weekend and one night and day passes are also available To register or learn more visit: camphirock.org/camps/group-camping-retreats/


Paint Sip Repeat

Kid’s Paint and Sip

Join us for a healthy 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 Deanna at dbogen@cccymca.org. Please register in advance as space is limited.

DATES:  Grades 1-3 Friday, May 3 6:30-7:45 / Grades 4-6 Friday, May 10 6:30-7:45

REGISTER: Online or in-person $10- Facility Members / $20- Community Members

 


Stratford Y 2019 Annual Campaign

The Y is now…as it has always been…a place of possibility and promise for all. Unfortunately, in times when the
true power of “us” is unknown to many and our bonds are fraying, we must do even more to enhance our human connections. That’s why the Y passionately focuses on strengthening communities.

Every day, in Stratford, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. Everything we do helps empower communities and the “us” who live in them to thrive.  We can’t do it alone.

Learn about how the Stratford YMCA is creating a positive impact in our community through programs devoted to academic achievement, chronic disease prevention, swim safety, outreach and more by contacting Chelsea Kordiak, Executive Director.

Donate today for a better us. 

 


Polka Dot Challenge

POLKA DOT CHALLENGE YOURSELF

A fun challenge to help you reach your wellness goals!

Register and receive your big polka dot!

Earn a dot each day you work out at the Y. Collect dots for 4 weeks for a chance to win great prizes.


Kick Off Summer On Healthy Kids Day!

Awaken Summer Imagination

Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Join us!

Saturday, April 27 10am-1pm at the Y! This event is FREE and open to the public.

Our Healthy Kids Day event includes: A Jousting Inflatable; Kids Zumba; Local Dietitian and Dental Professionals; Child Id Cards; the Stratford Library; the Stratford Fire Department/EMS; and lots more!

 


Compete In The Fast Lane

BSY Torpedo Swim Team

2019 Long Course season: 4/29 to 7/27

BSY Torpedo Training groups:

8 and Under (6 – 8 Year Olds) – Introduces our youngest Torpedoes to the 4 competitive strokes (backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and freestyle), starts, turns and most importantly ENJOYMENT through swimming. Swimmers are also introduced to competition through USA Swimming and YMCA Swimming with the goal that all swimmers will enjoy the experience and look forward to more. Attendance: Minimum 1 practice per week, meets optional.

Age Group   (9 – 12 Year Olds) – Swimmers build upon the fundamentals of the 4 competitive strokes and work to increase their overall swimming ability confidence.  Swimmers are encouraged to swim outside of their comfort strokes and to work towards new and exciting opportunities in practice and competition. Attendance: Minimum 2 practices per week, meets encouraged.

Senior  (13 and Older) – Senior swimmers are expected to take ownership of their swimming and are taught the necessary skills to be successful in the pool and in life.  Swimmers work closely with coaches on setting individual goals and working to achieve their goals. Attendance:  3-4 practices per week, all meets encouraged.

For more information: 2019 Long Course Brochure or please contact our Wellness/Aquatics Director: Scott Buckholz  P 203 375 5844 W teamunify.com/ymca-0939


IGNITE YOUR CHILD’S POTENTIAL

School Age Child Care

We strive to meet the needs of our families while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. Where and how children spend their time is vital to their growth and success in life. Please visit our Child Care web page for more details!


Spring Program Guide

For Teaching Safety Around Water

Building a better us includes keeping your kids safe in and around water. Teaching children how to swim and be safe around water is one of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn. It not only saves lives; it builds confidence.

Many Y programs and classes build confidence! Active older adult wellness classes, Strength Train Together group x, summer camp, school age child care and family open swim. Learn more about all our Spring Programs in our Spring 2019 Program Guide.

Our Spring Session runs April 22 – June 9, 2019. Registration opens on Monday, April 1 for Members / Monday, April 8 for Community Members.


Our App Keeps You On Track

Download the Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Mobile App!

Forget your membership card? Wonder if there is a Strength Train Together class this evening? Need to squeeze in a workout while you’re out and about? Looking for open swim or child watch times?

The Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast Y app will give you everything you need in the palm of your hand – for all our Membership Branches!

Schedules – on one user-friendly landing page for all CCCY Branches / Calendar for easy transition through days/dates / Filters by area/room, time of day, class type / Notifications from multiple branches / Locations with facility status and hours / Member Cards use your phone to check-in, load them into your IOS Wallet for display when near the Y / Programs – view and register / Push Notifications! Opt-in for updates on classes and the facility / Email the Y / FREE! 

Follow this link for a fast and easy install: https://apps.daxko.com/729IVBV9HU

Google Play Download

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The Best Summer Ever!

GREAT SUMMERS START HERE!

Summer Day Camp

We provide a happy, healthy environment for children to learn and grow. At YMCA Summer Day Camp, participants gain a sense of accomplishment, build relationships and find their sense of belonging. It’s a opportunity for physical, social, emotional and cognitive learning experiences. For families, camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.

We can’t wait to see you at the Stratford Y Camp Parrot Perch! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore.  The Best Summer Ever!

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our 2019 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2019 Summer 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.

If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please fill submit this application: 2019 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials.

For day-to-day program details, please review our 2019 Day Camp Parent Handbook.

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. CCCC-YMCA-CIT-Application_References-2019

The Best Summer Ever!


Kids on the Move

KIDS FIT now at the Stratford YMCA!

Kids Fit is designed to get kids moving and active while having fun, incorporating basic aerobic exercises and physical activities to get their hearts pumping and interests engaged.  Our goal is to ensure all children participating in YMCA programming have a solid foundation for a healthy future.

WHEN:  Saturdays, 12:30-1:15 PM February 25 to April 21

FEES:      Free for members / $40.00 for community members

Kids who wish to participate in the program must register with the front desk membership staff before attending.  Please call the Stratford Y or our Wellness and Aquatics Director, Scott Buckholz, for more information.  Register at the front desk today!


Support Wellness Together

Reach your wellness goals with us!  Weight Loss Program

This program is designed to help those seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors and form sustainable, healthy habits. Participants will build skills for a successful lifestyle change.

Program Overview: 

  • 12 weeks / 1 session per week
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Tools, knowledge and group support will be provided to help you develop plans that support your weight loss goals.

Join today and get started on creating lasting change!

Detailed information can be found in our Program Guide, at our Member Service Desk or by calling the Y.


Snow! Gotta Work? Y Worry!

Y Fun Club

On days when Stratford Public Schools are closed for the entire day, due to inclement weather, children enrolled in our Before and Afterschool programs may attend our full day Y Fun Club. Students can spend the day in a safe and fun environment challenging their friends to board games, creating art projects, swimming, and much more.

Pre-register today for our Y Fun Club, space is limited.  Fees are paid in advance for the next inclement weather day.  Any unused Y Fun Club days will be credited to your SACC account in May.  If the Y Fun Club is in session and you choose not to send your child, you will not be refunded for that day.

TIME:  8 am—6 pm (weather permitting)

WHO:  School Age Child Care Participants Grades K-6

FEES:  $50.00 per day as a member of the Y in addition to your current SACC tuition / $100.00 per day as a community member in addition to your current SACC tuition.  Any unused Y Fun Club days will be credited to your SACC account in May.  If the Y Fun Club is in session and you choose not to send your child, you will not be refunded for that day.

WHERE: Stratford Y 3045, Main Street, Stratford CT 06614

REGISTRATION: You may sign up at the Welcome Center at the Main YMCA. All registrations must be in 48 hours before attending the Y Fun Club.  No drop in sign ups are allowed due to staffing requirements! Stratford Y Fun Club Winter Registration

BRING:  Children need to bring a nut-free lunch, a bathing suit and towel, and appropriate clothes to play outdoors (snow clothes, extra pants, socks, boots, hats, gloves, etc.). We are not responsible for lost or stolen items, so please leave your electronics at home.


Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image BlueWhen 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!


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