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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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Season Of Giving Is Never Over

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The hustle and bustle of the holidays is over but the season of giving continues. We will be holding a Winter Clothing & Supply Drive for the Alpha Community Services YMCA. The Alpha Community Services YMCA, a Bridgeport area pioneer in providing services dedicated to the homeless, is a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA.

We will be taking donations for adults and children of all ages of gently used or new hats, gloves, coats, scarfs, linens (twin sheets/ towels), travel size toiletries.

Thank you for supporting our community!

Love Is At The Heart Of Yoga

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Stratford YMCA’s Partners Yoga!

Join Stratford YMCA’s Yoga instructors Thomas and Sharron for an afternoon of connection on the mat. In this 2 hours partners session you will see how love is truly at the heart of yoga. You will explore postures, breath work, and meditation in ways that enhance trust and understanding in a meaningful relationship. This session is perfect for couples, partners, family members, friends; newbies and practiced yogis are all welcomed.
All paired partners will be gifted a small gift package for their participation as well! Only 7 partner spots available, so please be sure to register today!

WHERE: Group Exercise Room

WHEN: Sunday, February 9

TIME: Noon – 2 pm

FEE: Members $10/ Community Members $20

Fees will be paid individually, not as a pair. All participants must be registered as member or as a community member to register and participate. A waiting list will be provided if the maximum occupancy is reached; additional dates and times may be added based on registration numbers. All participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats and comfy, athletic attire. Please call and speak to our front desk representatives for more information.

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!

Winter 1 Program Guide

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Everyone belongs at the Y. We have many programs and classes that will help you be a better you – connect with others, learn something new, become healthier and have fun. Take a look at our Winter I 2020 Program Guide

Our Winter 1 program session runs Monday, January 6 – March 1.

Registration opens on Monday, December 16 for Members, for Community Members on Monday, December 23, 2019.

You can register on-line, from our mobile app, by calling the Y or in-person. Call us with questions.

Gaga Gaga Ball!


GaGa Club

Come hang out on Saturday mornings with two of our veteran Camp Counselors Isaiah and Paul D for some competitive gaga ball. Gaga is a fast-paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit. The more players are, the better! GaGa ball is a gentler version of dodge ball, the game is played with a soft foam ball, and combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to hit opponents with a ball below the waist. Don’t forget to wear active clothes and sneakers.

AGES: Grades 4 – 8

WHEN: Saturdays, January 11 – February 29

TIME: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

ADDITIONAL INFO: All participants not currently in the before/after school program or summer camp program will need to complete a registration packet, provide a current health form, and medication/medication authorization form, if needed, prior to attending the GaGa club.

Time To Explore

Children with toolsMad Scientists Club

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

Join us 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!

AGES: 6-10

WHEN: Wednesdays

TIME: 7:00-7:45 pm

FEE: Members $40 / Community Members $80

CONTACT: Ashley Fedak, Youth and Family Program Coordinator, E

Keep Calm & Paint On

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Adult Paint and Sip

Join us for a NEW healthy and fun event for adults! Everyone leaves with a piece of art that they have created!

You will paint a picture, sip healthy smoothies, and share their talents with the group.

WHEN: Monday, January 27, 2020

TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

FEE: Members $10 / Community Members $20

CONTACT: Ashley Fedak, Youth and Family Program Coordinator, E

Please register in advance as space is limited.

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

2019-2020 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms Stratford Y Preschool Parent Handbook

2019-2020 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.

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:

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