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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 – Friday:     7:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:                   7:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:                     Noon-4:00 pm

Address & Phone:

3045 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06614

P 203 375 5844

F 203 380 0291

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Excited to See You Soon!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your patience, positivity and continued commitment to the Stratford Y, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA. We have missed you and look forward to seeing you real soon!

As we prepare to reopen our facility, we thank you for responding to our Member Survey. Your thoughts and feedback have been essential in our planning process.

When our Y opens at the end of June, we will be following health and safety guidelines set forth by the State of Connecticut, Governor Lamont, 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. Our staff is already preparing and training so that we can practice our new safety protocol and procedures.

Yes, we’ll look different – everything looks different, right now. All of us will be wearing masks and keeping our social distance. We’ll be asking you to sanitize your hands before entering (and before/after touching other surfaces). The Member Service Welcome Desk will have a protective shield similar to those you’ve seen in grocery stores. Our cleaning protocols will increase to ensure surfaces and areas are sanitized between usage. As always, we’ll be asking you to help us wipe down equipment before and after use.

We greatly appreciate those who were able to maintain their membership and those who donated to our Covid-19 Relief Fund, especially during this incredibly challenging time! Thanks to your support, we were able to share 1027 pounds of food with Alpha Community Services YMCA and their transitional housing residents, engage our preschool and school age students in Circle Time and creative learning virtually, and helped our members stay connected through over 1200 phone calls.  We enjoyed sharing a cup of coffee with our members over Zoom and connecting on how to move forward. Thanks to a donation from the Stratford Rotary Club, we are able to distribute School Supply Kits, to help students end their virtual school year with the supplies they need and keep learning through the summer.  We were here for our community when they needed us the most.

During our time away, we’ve been deep cleaning the inside of the building, powerwashing the outside of the building, painting the walls, and planning for the future of our programs. Our Y is more than just the building, it’s you – our members, who come together for wellness, to learn, to nurture each other and strengthen our community.

Thank you again to those members who were able to stay with ss and keep your memberships active and to those who donated to our cause. We look forward to welcoming you back in just a few short weeks!

Thank you for your continued support.


Be Healthy, Be Strong, Belong

Stratford YMCA’s Wednesday Wellness Chats

Come join our virtual health and wellness discussions with two of Stratford YMCA’s group exercise instructors, Gina Pezzullo and Anna Luna!  Meet up with your friends, connect with others, and learn about a different health and wellness related topic each week.  Chats will run for the 4 weeks during the month of June at 6 PM on Wednesdays for 30 minutes.  No need to register, just use the ZOOM link information attached below to join our weekly wellness chats!

Gina and Anna are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting; Stratford YMCA’s Wednesday Wellness Chats. Every week on Wed, until Jun 24, 2020, 4 occurrence(s).

Jun 3, 2020 06:00 PM- Distressing While In Isolation

Jun 10, 2020 06:00 PM- Eating Clean in Quarantine

Jun 17, 2020 06:00 PM- Ask Your Health Coach

Jun 24, 2020 06:00 PM- No Equipment Workouts

Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71649803724?pwd=YkNiMlArSWs0UHVoODFTSis0anNrZz09  Meeting ID: 716 4980 3724  Password: 4xGg1n


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

FOOD & PERSONAL HYGIENE DRIVE

Let’s fill the Y Bus for our community partners! Friday, June 5 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the Stratford YMCA.  We are collecting non-perishable foods and personal hygiene supply. While practicing social distancing and remaining personally safe, please place your donations in the bin near our Y Bus. YMCA Staff and volunteers will add the items to the bus. Thank you!

WHEN: Friday June 5, 12:00 to 2:00 PM

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


VIRTUAL 5K RUN/WALK

HAPPY 176th BIRTHDAY!

Usher in summer and enjoy our first virtual 5K Run/Walk in celebration of the YMCA’s 176th Birthday!

Gather those you’ve been living with or challenge yourself! Choose a Fun Run/Walk (1 Mile) or a 5K. Run, walk, stroll or roll! Everyone can participate whether you’re training for another race or just want to walk a little further.

Complete your Run/Walk between Fri June 5, Sat June  and Sun June 7. You get to decide when you’ll be active.

Participation is Free! Donations to support the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Covid-19 Fund so that the Y can continue to serve our community are accepted.

Once you’ve completed our Virtual Run/Walk please email jroyce@cccymca.org with your Race Results. For additional, fun send a photo that includes your race bib, Y logoed gear, a birthday hat, your treadmill brand or a landmark from your race route.

Click here to register:  https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/NewHaven/CCCYMCAVirtualRunWalk.

Click here to print your Race Bib: CCCY Race Bib

For more information please email Josh Royce jroyce@cccymca.org



No Gym? No Equipment? No Problem!

Hiking is a great mind and body exercise and a fun way to get out the house and enjoy the outdoors.

Check out our information regarding Stratford’s local trails and current information and tips! HIKING DETAILS

Aside from doing your part to help keep your community safe by following proper safety procedures, you will have to find new ways to stay entertained all while keeping yourself a safe distance away from others.  One great way to do that? Getting outdoors. Gyms are closing across the country, so it’s also a good time to figure out a new way to get in your exercise. During this period of isolation, consider exploring one of your local hiking trails. Studies show that hiking is not only good for your physical health, but your mental health as well. We all know we’ll be going a little stir crazy without places to go and people to see, and getting back to nature is a good way to keep your mind clear.

Here are just a few of the physical and mental health benefits we get from hiking:

  • Reduces risk of heart disease – Keeping your heart healthy is important and engaging in cardiovascular fitness is an excellent way to reduce your risk of heart-related conditions and diseases.
  • Lowers blood pressure – According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than 103 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure. By increasing your physical activity, you can get better control of your blood pressure levels.
  • Improves bone density – Weight-bearing exercises increase the strength of your bones. Those exercises include walking, jogging, and hiking.
  • Reduces stress and improves mental well-being – Staying active and making your body work a little harder can greatly reduce stress levels. You can improve your overall mental well-being by getting fresh air and getting your heart pumping.

Summer Begins With Healthy Kids Day!

Virtual Healthy Kids Day, June 20

Everyone dreams of summer. Warm sunshine. Juicy watermelon slices. Being outdoors. Laughing. Smiling. Let’s kick off summer!

Our virtual Healthy Kids Day is a free event with fun activities for you and your family – a little inspiration to keep your body and mind active.

Let this be the start of summer fun! And make sure our kids get the most out of the season. Join us on Saturday, June 20, virtual Healthy Kids Day.

Let’s Help All Kids Be Healthy!

The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is holding the following community service events within our community. Please consider a donation!

  • Hamden/North Haven YMCA, 1605 Sherman Avenue, Hamden – Saturday, June 20 9am-1pm – A PJ Party – donate new PJ’s for Dylan’s Closet at Yale New Haven Hospital! Drop off table at the front door.
  • New Haven YMCA Youth Center, 50 Howe Street, New Haven – Saturday, June 20 from 11am-1pm – Collecting essential supplies for children and families of the Columbus House, New Haven. Needs include N95 masks, nitrile gloves, new full size comforters, new bath towels, household cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
  • Woodruff Family YMCA, 630 Orange Avenue, Milford – Saturday, June 20 9am-1pm – A PJ Party – donate new PJ’s for Dylan’s Closet at Yale New Haven Hospital! Drop off table at the front door.



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.

Safety is our first priority. All Central Connecticut Coast YMCA camp programs are following all the guidelines set by the CDC, CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC), American Camp Association (ACA), Y-USA, and other sources to ensure our policies and procedures are aligned to keep our children, staff and volunteers healthy and safe. 2020 CCCY Summer Camp Safety Plan.

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 2020 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2020 Stratford Y 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.

If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please fill submit this application: 2020 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials.

For day-to-day program details, please review our Stratford Y 2020 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. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2020-fillable.

The Best Summer Ever!


Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Member Get A Member Program BannerWhen 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!


Supporting Wellness Together

Reach your wellness goals with us! Weight Loss Program

This program is designed to help those seeking a healthier weight to 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!

Where would you like to take the Program? Detailed information can be found on the Branch web site, in our Program Guide, at our Member Service Desk or by calling the Y.

Fairfield Y: Sue McCall P 203 255 2834

Hamden/North Haven Y: Alexei Bachuretz 203 248 6361

Lakewood-Trumbull Y: Joanne Orenstein 203 445 9633

Soundview Family Y: Michael Castaldi P 203 481 9622

Stratford Y: Scott Bucholtz P 203 375 5844

Woodruff Family Y: Jenn Fleischer 203 878 6501

Valley Y: Ryan Leworthy 203 736 9622

 

 


NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program

Learn Grow Thrive

AGES: 3-4 years

Our preschool program uses the CT Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Framework. Our preschool provides 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.

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

To be enrolled, children must be three years of age by December 31 and must be fully toilet trained. A $50 non-refundable Family Registration Fee is due at the time of registration.

Half-Day Preschool: 9:00 am – 12:45 pm

Full-Day Preschool: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Extended Day Preschool: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

2020-2021 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms

CCCY Early Learning Parent Handbook – Stratford Y

CCCY-Financial-Assistance-Application-Materials

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. http://www.ctcare4kids.com/


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

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