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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: 6:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday: 7:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday: 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Address & Phone:

3045 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06614

P 203 375 5844

F 203 380 0291

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It’s Forever Summer at Y Day Camp!

2021 Summer Day Camp – 2021 Registration Begins February 1, 2021.

The Stratford YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

And while these are unprecedented times, times that challenge us individually and as a community on many levels, the Stratford Y day camp provides kids with a safe, healthy, familiar, and fun-filled environment for them to explore, build confidence, develop skills and 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.

The health and safety of all Y campers, our team and our volunteers are our first and foremost priority. New safety protocols and sanitization procedures have been adopted to maintain the highest standards. CCCY 2021 Day Camp Safety Plan

We can’t wait to see you at Summer Camp! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore. 

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Stratford YMCA 2021 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! Stratford YMCA 2021 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: 2021 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials

For day-to-day program details, please review our Stratford YMCA 2021 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 2021-fillable


New Year, New Habits, New You

Join Stratford YMCA’s 21 DAY FITNESS CHALLENGE. 

It takes 21 days to make or break a habit, why not start today! From January 18 through March 6, scan into the Stratford YMCA at least 21 times to get entered to win a free month membership.  This health and wellness challenge is challenging you to make it to the Stratford YMCA three times a week  for 48 days to work off that holiday weight.  Whether it is the pool, a group exercise class, or a workout on your own, scan in 21 times during these dates to be entered in a chance to win a free month of membership, and hopefully a new healthy habit too!  Active Older Adult members will have the chance to be entered to win a free personal training, private swim lesson package, or visa gift card.

WHEN: January 18 – March 6

HOW: Register at the front desk and scan in at least 21 times during the wellness challenge dates.

FEE: Members: $10

All registered participants fee will be donated to the Stratford YMCA Annual Campaign which goes directly to serving youth and families in need.

 


EATING SMART AND MOVING MORE

Start 2021 Making Healthy Food Choices!

Join our 6 Virtual Nutrition Education classes offered weekly will include:

  • Learning to read nutrition labels
  • Shopping on a budget
  • Food safety
  • Weekly nutritious meal preparation including ingredients and tools
  • Making healthy breakfast and lunch choices

These classes are offered in the comfort of your own home via WebEx.

Date: Mondays, February 1, 2021

Time: 6:30pm- 7:30pm

Register Now by emailing Ashley, afedak@cccymca.org, to join!

This class is sponsored by UConn College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources and Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program.


SUPPORTING WELLNESS WHILE APART

In this new world we live in together, some old habits may be rearing their ugly heads, even if at first all was good.  Long weeks at home with no sure idea when it will end, can, at the very least be very stressful. Our program encourages us to stay healthy together while living apart. This program includes weekly meetings for discussion and as well as nutritional suggestions and tips. Whether your goals are to lose weight, maintain your fitness, or just to connect with others during these difficult times, this program is meant for us all.

Once weekly we will meet together to talk. All meetings are held on Zoom, a virtual meeting platform.

When We’ll Talk:  Mondays at 3:30pm

Register By E-mail:  Joanne jorenstein@cccymca.org or Jenn jfleischer@cccymca.org


Read to Create

Virtual Story & Craft

Join us virtually on Zoom,  while we read a story and create an art project related to the book. We will provide the materials in our drop box/ pick up box located near the front door. Materials will be available for pick up Tuesday to use the next day, additional materials from home may be needed (for example,  scissors, glue, crayons).

Children will work hands on, making and creating different projects about the books they have just heard.

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

When: Tuesday, January 12 to February 22. Time: 5:00pm– 5:45pm

Grades: K-4

Fee: $ 10 for Facility Members,  $ 20 for Community Members

 


Forever in Service

The New Year often brings feelings of positive improvement and change – a new year, a time to focus on living a better life and providing support for those around us. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pioneer in the world of positive improvement and change, we celebrate him and his work, MLK Day, Monday January 18.  For over 20 years, MLK Day has been a time that individuals were encouraged to volunteer their time to improve their communities.

You can help us build a better us. Be involved with us.

Join us for our Days of Service.

Engage along side us to help our community. Together we can make a difference.

Donate! Our goal is to collect over 180 pounds of non-perishable food, household staples and other items at each Y. That’s a total of 1,800 pounds! Every canned good and toilet paper roll counts. Collection points are:

  • Help the Fairfield Y collect items for Operation Hope this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 18 at the Fairfield Y. Please visit https://operationhopect.org/help-stock-shelves/ for a full list of items needed.
  • Lakewood-Trumbull Y Food and Toiletries Drive for the Alpha Community Services YMCA. Non-perishable food donations and toiletries are being collected for the Alpha Community Services YMCA in Bridgeport. Click for a list of the most requested items: Food and Toiletries Drive Items
  • Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA is holding a can good drive which will help support the Bridgeport Tabernacle SDA Church food pantry. All donations welcome.
  • The Stratford Y is holding a Personal Hygiene Drive Jan 12-19 for our Stratford community partners. Items most requested are: shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, floss, baby powder, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, hand sanitizer, lotion, baby wipes, feminine products. Please drop your donations off at the Y.
  • Soundview Family Y: Let’s lend a helping hand and help the Madison Food Pantry! Collection time is Monday 1/18 -Thursday 1/21, 7am-7pm at the Soundview Family YMCA in Branford.
  • The Soundview Family Y is running a ‘Warm Their Soles’ care package drive for the community homeless collecting essential items such as warm socks, gloves, hats, scarves, toothbrushes/toothpaste, hand wipes, hand warmers, band-aids, nail clippers, lip balm, bottled water, tampons/sanitary pads, individually wrapped granola bars/crackers. Please donate on Monday, January 18.
  • Valley Y and Woodruff Family Y Book Drive. Bring in new or gently used books between January 11 – January 28. Our goal is to collect over 180 books at each of our branches.  A collection bin will be located at the front door of each Y to collect the books.

Volunteer! Get involved and work beside us with other community supporters. Sign up to volunteer for a safe, socially distanced volunteer shift at one of many events. We hope to have a YMCA presence at each! Volunteer groups welcome!

  • The Valley Y and the Woodruff Family Y are looking for volunteers to decorate bookmarks to go along with the books. Beginning on Monday, January 11, pick up a packet of assembled materials from the Woodruff Family Y or the Valley YMCA to make bookmarks at home! This could be a great family community service. We encourage you to decorate with multicultural quotes or along those lines.
  • Join the Woodruff Family Y for a distanced bookmark making project via Zoom on Monday, January 18 at 2:30pm.  Y staff will be reading some of their favorite stories as we decorate our bookmarks.
  • The Stratford Y is partnering with the Baldwin Center to cheer up our seniors. Our children and staff are making cards to be delivered to our Baldwin Center friends. Supplies will be provided at the Y on Monday, Jan 18 – or please, make them at home and bring them to the Y by Jan 18.
  • Milford Food2Kids – January 28 9am-11am.  Contact jroyce@cccymca.org for more information and to reserve your spot to volunteer.
  • Red Cross Blood Drive at the Woodruff Family Y – January 28 9am – 1pm / February 25 9am – 2pm. Contact Redcross.org to make an appointment to give.
  • Red Cross Blood Drive at the Lakewood-Trumbull Y – February 9 9am – 2:30pm. For an appointment/to register to donate at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor

Support! Make an on-line donation to support this vital work so that the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA can help serve those in our community who needs us most. Our goal is to raise at least $3,500 during our Days of Service. Every dollar counts!

The Y. For a Better Us.

Forever Grateful

Thank you for supporting our Days of Service!

Paint Sip Repeat

a boy paints

Kid’s Paint and Sip

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

AGES: Grades 4 – 6

WHEN & TIME: Grade 1-3 Friday, January 15, 6:00pm-7:30pm / Grades 4-6 Friday, January 22, 6:00pm -7:30pm

FEE: Members $10 / Community Members $20

CONTACT: Ashley Fedak, Youth and Family Program Coordinator, E afedak@cccymca.org


Time to Explore

Mad Scientists Club

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

Join us virtually on Zoom, every Wednesday night. Starting on January 6 until February 24 for learning and fun with motivational Y staff. We will provide the materials in our drop box/ pick up box located near the front door.  All materials will be available for pick up on Tuesdays morning.

Children will work hands on, making and creating different projects from slime, to crystal stars, to their own mousetraps right at home!

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

When: Wednesday, 6:30pm– 7:15pm

Grades: 1-5

Fee: $40 for Facility Members / $80 for Community Members

 


Winter 1 Program Guide

If you’re hoping for a happier and healthier New Year – let the Y help you! There are plenty of ways to smile while engaging in Y activities – stay active in a Group X Class, in person or virtual, have your child participate in a distance learning program or small group class, learn a new activity or meet a new friend.

Our Winter 1 Program Guide may have just the program that provides you with joy.  Take a look: Stratford Y Winter 1 2021 Program Guide

Winter 1 Session dates: January 4 – February 28

Registration dates: Members – December 14 / Community Members – December 21


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 — 6:45pm

Where: Stratford YMCA and Zoom link available.

Contact: Amber Rua arua@cccymca.org or Oscar Rodriguez orodriguez@cccymca.org 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!


NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program

Learn Grow Thrive

AGES: 3-4 years

At the Y we offer a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn, grow, and develop social  skills. 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.

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.

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. Child Care Safety Plan

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.

Schedule Member Rate Community Member Rate
7:30AM-5:30PM $785.00 $1,180.00
8:30AM-1:00PM $400.00 $600.00

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.

2020-2021 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms

CCCY Youth Waiver  CCCY OEC Child Care Consent Form

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? Need to squeeze in a workout while you’re out and about?

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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