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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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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 from the Y to Longbrook Park and back and pick up litter with some of your favorite Y staff on Friday, April 21 beginning at 12:30. Not able to make it to the Y on Friday? No worries! Pick up trash in your neighborhood and post a photo with your finds on social media and tag the Stratford Y– we love to see our members making our community stronger!

WHEN: Friday April 21

TIME: 12:30pm

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

Please register in advance as space is limited.

WHEN: Grades 1-8 on April 14

TIME: 6:30-8:00pm

REGISTER: Online or in-person

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


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

You’re Our Reason Y


Come join us on Wednesday, April 5 for a Member Potluck Social. We’ll share a healthy meal, celebrate our community, and talk about healthy eating habits and YMCA classes. Bring a friend and a dish to share and get to know your workout buddies better! Please remember we are a NUT FREE FACITLITY!

WHEN: April 5

TIME: 1pm – 2pm

FEE: FREE to Members

Are You Ready to Tri?

2023 Race4Chase Triathlon

A six-week goal oriented summer program, Race4Chase provides kids with triathlon instruction in swimming, cycling, running under the supportive guidance of coaches, lifeguards and instructors. At the culmination of the training camp, all the youth athletes come together to compete in a USAT-sanctioned triathlon race at Camp Sloper in Southington.

AGES: 6-12 years

WHEN: June 26 — August 4 (Monday-Friday)

WHERE: Stratford YMCA

TIME: 9:00 AM —12:00 PM

RACE DAY: Saturday, August 5


Application: 2023 R4C Stratford Application

Print and return application/s by April 28 to:
Stratford YMCA
3045 Main St Stratford CT 06614
Attention: Ashley Fedak, Membership Director

Each participant will try to meet a fundraising goal of $250 before 7/24/2023. 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.

Healthy Kids Day, April 29, 2023 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 29 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 including:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • STEM Activity
  • Touch A Fire Truck- Learn about Fire safety
  • Make a healthy snack
  • Watch a K-9 demo with the Stratford Police Department
  • Learn Hands Only CPR with the Stratford EMS

and More!

WHEN: April 29

TIME: 10am-1pm

WHERE: Stratford YMCA

To help families in our community, we are collecting healthy food items appropriate for a child’s lunch box. Such as: granola bars, juice boxes, pretzels, goldfish, applesauce, fruit cups, veggie straws, Jell-o, and other non-perishables.

Fuel Your Healthy Habits

JOIN US FOR A TALK ABOUT NUTRITION WITH JEN EVAN, MS in Human Nutrition, University of Bridgeport

This month’s seminar and talk will be about Diabetes Prevention. Please feel free to come with questions!

WHEN: Friday, April 7

TIME: 12:30pm

Free to members of the Y and the community!

For further information contact Ashley Fedak, Health & Wellness Director at

Spring Into Fitness!

Let’s play BINGO!

Pick up your card and complete the activities in each square.

Fill 5 squares in a row, up, down, diagonal or across.

We’ll collect your BINGO card and enter you for a chance for cool Y prizes.

Easter Basket of Love

Easter Basket Donation Drive March 21-March 31

Unfortunately, food insecurity in our community is real. The cost of groceries is outrageous. We are creating Easter Dinner Baskets for families in need. Many in our community could use our help.

Please join us to support the families in the Stratford Community. We will be collecting items in the lobby of the Stratford Y through Friday, March 31.

Donations of corn, green beans, canned pineapple, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, macaroni & cheese, desserts, canned fruit, pasta sauce. We are also collecting goodies for children’s Easter Baskets.

To donate a Ham, please contact Suzanne Richards, Executive Director, Stratford YMCA at 203.375.5844.

Together we can make a difference.


The bunny will appear!

Please join us for a fun filled morning with activities including:

  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
  • A spring craft
  • Egg Hunt
  • Take a picture with the Bunny

Pre registration is required for this event by Thursday March 30, 2023.

WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2023 9am-11am
WHERE: Stratford YMCA
FEE: $10 per person for Facility Members/$20 per person for Program Participant

A Fun Night For All

Stratford YMCA’s Friday Nights

Friday Nights is a new program that gives children with diverse abilities time to enjoy connecting with new friends and caring adults. Participants will swim in the pool supervised by lifeguards and program staff. Afterwards, participants will come together to share snacks and enjoy group activities, such as board games and STEM activities.

Children must be able to function in a group setting, and change in and out of clothing themselves.

AGES: Kids: 8-12 years old/Teens: 13-21 years old

WHEN: Teens: March 24

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00pm

FEE: Facility Members: $25/Program Participants: $35


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.


No School No Problem

girls-under-umbrellaY 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 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

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.

Fun Time for All

Parents Night Out at the Stratford YMCA – March 24

Let our YMCA staff lead your kids on March 24 in fun group games, swim time, crafts, and other activities while making some new friends! Please bring a suit & towel. Preregistration is required. Registration ends two days before event so we can staff properly.

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 Parent Night Out.

WHEN: Friday, March 24, 2023
WHO: Ages 5-12
TIME: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
FEE: Members- $25 / Program Participant- $35


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.

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


RSVP: Please respond by July 15, 2023

For more information, contact Suzanne Richards, George Perham

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. 

Winter 2 Program Guide

Our supportive community will inspire you to find your inner strength! At the Y, we believe in you and are here to help you stay healthy and get fit, while having fun. Our classes and our programs are created with our members in mind. We welcome every individual, all ages and all skill levels. We provide a welcoming environment focused on helping you and your family gain strength, endurance and self-confidence. At the Y, everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in our programs!

Please browse our Winter 2 Program Guide: Stratford Y Winter 2 2023 Program Guide

Winter 2 Session runs February 27 – April 23, 2023

Registration Opens: Facility Member: Monday, February 6 / Program Participant: Monday, February 13

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 3/25, Sun 3/26, and Sat 4/1
Tue 4/11, Wed 4/12, and Thu 4/13
Sat 4/22, Sun 4/23, and Sat 4/29
Sat 5/13, Sun 5/14, and Sat 5/20
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 3/25 and Sun 3/26
Tue 4/11 and Wed 4/12
Sat 4/22 and Sun 4/23
Sat 5/13 and Sun 5/14
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

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!

Before and After School Care

Find Your Homework Helper!

We know how important it is for a child to have an enriching place for learning and growth, both in and out of school. And we’re happy to be able to provide that place, allowing your child’s social, emotional, physical and academic journey to continue long. Are also proud to be able to provide you and your family with the services required to remain healthy.

We help kids reach their potential and thrive in a safe, trustworthy setting. We offer a curriculum that aligns with the school day and supports growth in literacy, science, math, science, engineering, and technology (STEM) while infusing the arts, physical activity, and fun. We teach kids confidence, encourage self-expression and enrich social development. Providing our youth with the support, encouragement and positive role models that they need, will not only increase their ability to succeed in school but in life. For families, we offer peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and educational program building new relationships and achieving more.

As a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, supporting their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA continues to give youth an enriching and safe experience. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility that help build character. Our core values are woven throughout our child care program to create a warm, nurturing, home away from home. Your child’s growth, development, and education are important to us, as we do our best to ensure their future is bright.

Everyone belongs at the Y. To ensure that all youth have the chance to participate, the Y offers financial assistance to those in need. Please talk with us to learn more. If you’d like to help send a child to child care, you can donate easily on our web site or at our Y. We also participate in the State of CT Care4Kids program.

2022-2023 School Year Registration

Please review our Stratford Y 2022 2023 SACC Brochure and SACC Parent Handbook. Please fill out our 2022_2023 CCCY SACC Registration Packet Fillable and if necessary an Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization form.


Please review our Stratford Y 2023 2024 SACC Brochure and Stratford Y 2023 2024 SACC Parent Handbook. To register, fill out our 2023_2024 CCCY SACC Registration Packet and if necessary and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization form. THANKS!

Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.

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.