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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-5:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am-2:00pm

Address & Phone:

3045 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06614

P 203 375 5844

F 203 380 0291

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Summer Program Guide

Find Your Fun. Find Your Y.

At the Y, you’ll run, you’ll laugh, you’ll sweat and you’ll have fun meeting people while you enjoy yourself. Connect with neighbors and give back to your community. Find your fun. Register for a Summer Session program or join a class!

Please browse our Summer Program Guide: Stratford Y Summer 2022 Program Guide

Summer Program Session: June 20-August 14

Registration: Facility Members: Monday, May 30. Community Members: Monday, June 6


CELEBRATE THE Y!

Walk with us to commemorate 178 Years of Strengthening Communities

HAPPY 178th BIRTHDAY, YMCA! Founders Day Challenge

Choose a time and place that works best for you and your family! Invite your friends and neighbors to join, too. Enjoy a walk with others connected to the YMCA. We’re hoping to gather at least 178 walkers!

Monday, June 6, 2022

11:00am Join the Stratford Y team to walk around the neighborhood. Rain or shine. No registration required. Please dress appropriately with sneakers and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

12:30pm Meet at the Woodruff Family YMCA playground for a walk to celebrate the Y’s Birthday. Share your Y story and sing Happy Birthday.

2:00pm Join the Lakewood-Trumbull Y Health & Wellness Team who will be start their walk at the Y, 20 Trefoil Drive in Trumbull

2:00pm At Foote Park on Melrose Place in Branford, the Soundview Family Y will be meeting for a walk! Refreshments and birthday hats will be provided. Register online or contact Member Services at 203 481 9622.

3:00 pm Our Valley Y / Bradley School after schoolers will take an afternoon walk around the neighborhood and athletic fields. We’re sure they’ll be singing one of the favorite songs.


Young Adults – Join the Y!

FIND YOUR PURPOSE. FIND YOUR Y.

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. (Regular rate is $41/month with a $50 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 9/1/2022.


Adaptive Swim Experience

The focus for our Adaptive Swim Experience program is to help adults, kids and families learn an important life skill and support them in gaining the knowledge, ability, and stamina to become strong and confident swimmers.

Y instructors use child-centered methods and flexible teaching to deliver instruction children of all abilities. This one-on-one program is designed to give the swimmer individualized attention needed to address their needs.

WHEN:  Flexible Scheduling

FEE:  8 Sessions for 45 minutes Members: $275 / Community Members: $550

To register, please call or stop by the Stratford YMCA at 203-375-5844. Any questions contact our District Aquatics Director, Oscar Rodriguez, at orodriguez@cccymca.org.


Swim With A Purpose

women-in-the pool-holding-weightsMake waves in your fitness goals!

Under the guidance of a coach, Swim Fit is a lap swim program that has organized workouts for individuals seeking a lap swim fitness regimen. Workouts range from 2,200- 3,500 yards of mainly freestyle stroke. This program meets Three times a week and runs for 8 Weeks.

Call or stop by the Stratford YMCA to Register today!

AGE:  18 years old and up

WHEN:  June 20 – August 12 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:00 AM

FEE: Members: $175 / Community Members: $350

For more information or to register, please contact our Membership Service Representatives at 203-375-5844 or email our District Aquatics Director, Oscar Rodriguez, at orodriguez@cccymca.org.

 


Kid’s Paint and Sip

a boy paints

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. Masks are required. For more information, please contact Ashley at afedak@cccymca.org.

Please register in advance as space is limited for social distance requirements.

WHEN:   Grades 1-3 on April 29, 6:30-8:00pm / Grades 4-8 on May 27,  6:30-8:00pm

WHERE: Stratford Y

REGISTER: Online or in-person

FEE: $15- Facility Members / $30- Community Members


Walk N’ Talk

Join us for a walk or four around Stratford!

The Stratford YMCA and the Stratford Health Department invite all new moms and caregivers of infants to join us for a 4 week walking series every Wednesday, starting at 11am, in the month of May.

Each week will be a different location, so local residents can explore the town of Stratford. Come with your child in a stroller to take a walk with us and healthcare professionals about the topics below.

When and Where:

  • May 4 at Short Beach with Katarina Vlahos, United Way CT – “The Basics” 5 basic principles that are fun, powerful and simple ways to help children aged  0-3 grow to be happy and smart.
  • May 11 at Shakespeare Park with Lou Hart, MD, Pediatrician, YNNH – Infant growth and development, health and safety
  • May 18 at Longbrook Park with Glory Smith, MA, LPC, Stratford Community Services – Personal care, stress management, healthy relationships
  • May 25 at Roosevelt Forest with Lou Hart, MD, Pediatrician, YNNH – Sleep, nutrition, feeding

We ask all walkers to pre-register so we have a head count of participants.  Come for one walk or all four, we’re excited to Walk ’N’ Talk to you!

 


Spring Program Guide

Find Your Friends. Find Your Y.

At the Y, there are no strangers – only friends you haven’t met yet. Friends that will inspire you to develop new skills and confidence to lead positive change in yourself and our community.

The Y is for all. Everyone is welcome. Financial aid and scholarships may be available to those who qualify.

Please take a look at our upcoming programs in our Stratford Y Spring 2022 Program Guide. There’s a lot happening at the Y!

Plan for ahead! Registration starts April 4 for Members, April 11 for Community Members.

Spring Session: April 25 – June 19, 2022


Tee Up For A Cause

STRATFORD YMCA 18th Annual Golf Tournament

You can make a difference helping kids stay on course with every swing of your club.

Every day, the Y strengthens our community for kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. It’s how we help communities and the ‘us’ who live in them achieve our individual and collective promise.

With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds, to support those in need. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by taking action and giving back together.

When you participate in our 18th Golf Tournament, you help us provide kids and families in our community with the programs and services they need to thrive.

WHEN:  Monday, August 1, 2022

WHERE:  Mill River Country Club,  4567 Main Street, Stratford, CT 

ITINERARY:  11:00am Registration / 11:30am Lunch / 12:30pm Shotgun Start (scramble) / 5:30pm Reception, Dinner, Auction, Prizes and Awards

RSVP: Please respond by July 15, 2022

TO REGISTER: Info to be added shortly

For more information, contact: Stratford Y stratfordinfo@cccymca.org / George Perham gperham@VIAvisionary.com


Summer Day Camp

SUMMER is a time for kids to be kids!

Y Day Camp is the place to make every precious summer day a great one! Because the YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

The Stratford YMCA Summer Day Camp provides kids with a safe, healthy, familiar, and fun-filled environment for them to explore, build confidence, develop skills, make lasting friendships and memories so they can grow as individuals and leaders. For families, day camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.

Learn more: Stratford Y 2022 Day Camp Brochure and our Summer Camp Parent Handbook.

Registration Materials: Stratford Y Summer Camp Registration Packet

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

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: 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-fillable


Before and After School Care

Your Kids will make new friends and have tons of fun as they explore new adventures each day.

As an organization dedicated to youth development, we are working closely with the Board of Education! 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. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.

2021-2022 School Year Registration 

Please take a look at our STF 2021 2022 SACC Brochure and SACC Parent Handbook. To register, please fill out our 2021_2022 Stratford Y SACC Registration Packet Part 1, 2021-2022 STF SACC Program Reg Fees and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization forms. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.


YMCA360 ON-DEMAND AND LIVE

At the YMCA we believe that when people experience all that our Y has to offer, they will be drawn into supportive, healthier relationships with one another and their community.

YMCA360 is an on-demand video platform for our Y community. YMCA360 offers 1000+ group exercise classes, youth sports training, well-being classes and more to serve you wherever you are. Whether you are at home or on the road, take the Y with you along with your favorite classes, instructors and more. Watch this brief introduction! 

These programs are free to all full-facility members of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCAs.

From your desktop, laptop, tablet, smart TV or mobile device, YMCA360 is available wherever you are with an internet connection. Instructions for access:

  • Please visit ymca360.org
  • Click the login button
  • Enter your email address, click continue
  • Enter your zip code, click continue
  • Click your YMCA
  • You will receive a 6 digit email code, via email
  • Enter this code, click continue
  • You will be let in!

Please reach out to the Y with questions or check our YMCA360 FAQs for CCCY Members. If you have a recommendation for a new program, please let us know.


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

STAY ON TRACK WITH THE Y 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

TO DOWNLOAD:

IOS Users CLICK HERE to download

ANDROID Users CLICK HERE to download


Togetherhood

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER

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.

 

 

 


Leading with Confidence

Leaders Club

Leaders Club is a character and leadership development program. This program serves youth, ages 10 to 18. It is organized for the purpose of providing knowledge, training and experiences to teens. Leaders Club will help participants become strong leaders in their communities, foster a spirit of serving others and shape a healthy lifestyle in Mind, Body and Spirit.

Who: Ages 10– 18

Time: Wednesdays 6:00—7:00pm

Where: Stratford YMCA

Contact: Oscar Rodriguez orodriguez@cccymca.org for more information.


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 2021 2022 ELC Brochure

Our program is state licensed with the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and holds 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

Multiple child discounts are available. Family Registration Fee: $50 non-refundable. This annual fee is due at time of registration. Tuition is based on 12 equal payments due monthly.

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.

2022-23 CCCY Early Learning Center Registration Packet

2021-22 Stratford YMCA ELC Parent Handbook

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/

 


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