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
Address & Phone:
3045 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06614
F 203 380 0291
The Crayon Initiative is a non-profit organization that collects old broken crayons and recycles them into brand new crayons for children in hospitals to use all around the country. These newly molded crayons allow children suffering from chronic illnesses to enjoy arts & crafts just like any other child.
Bring your bucket, box, or bag of crayons no matter what condition they are in to the Stratford YMCA, Sterling House Community Center, Parents Place, Southend Community Center, the Girl Scouts, or the Stratford Elementary school and we will do the rest! Crayon collection ends October 27.
At all of our birthday parties, a party host will be provided to help parents set up and clean up from the party. Parties are two hours—the first hour is in the pool, and the second hour is in our party room. You’ll provide the decorations and food, we’ll provide the fun!
WHEN: Saturdays-1:00 PM —3:00 PM/Sundays– 12:00 PM—2:00 PM
FEE: Members: $250/Program Participants: $350
Let our YMCA staff lead your kids on October 27 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, October 27
AGES: Ages 5-12
TIME: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
FEE: Members- $25/Program Participant- $35
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.
WHEN: September 25 and November 7
TIME: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm/7:30am – 5:30pm on November 7
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.
Enjoy a family-friendly outdoor Halloween movie night under the stars at the Stratford YMCA. Prepare for a spooktacular arts and crafts activity and a trunk or treat before we watch a Halloween movie! Arts and craft supplies provided before the movie and participants will be able to trick or treat at staff cars in the front parking lot! We recommend participants also come prepared with their own lawn chair. Registration is required prior to the event.
WHEN: Friday, October 13
FEE: Members- $5/Program Participants- $15
Let our YMCA staff lead your kids on November 17 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.
WHEN: Friday, November 17, 2023
TIME: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
FEE: Members- $25| Program Participant- $35
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.
Please join us for a fun filled evening that sure won’t disappoint! Families will be able to float in the pool as we show the holiday classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. Then enjoy a fun craft before a meet & greet with the Grinch himself! Pre-registration is required, Please register on our website or come down to the Stratford Y to sign up! All participants must be accompanied by an adult!
WHEN: Friday, December 8 from 6:00-8:00 pm
FEE: $10 per person for Facility Members/$20 per person for Program Participant
The Stratford Y and the Lakewood-Trumbull Y are participating in the Project SEARCH Training Program along side The Kennedy Collective, Stratford Public Schools and the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services. Individuals will hold un-paid intern positions in membership, child care, wellness and facilities. While working side by side with Y staff members, interns will learn business processes, procedures and communication skills. They’ll also gain independence, self-confidence and self-esteem. Project SEARCH exposes individuals to a variety of careers and helps prepare them for future employment.
To be eligible to participate, individuals must be between 18-30 years of age, diagnosed with a Developmental Disability and eligible for State of Connecticut DDS programs or willing to pay privately.
Project SEARCH Signing Day is Wednesday, September 20 at 3:00 PM at the Stratford YMCA, 3045 Main Street, Stratford. This will be a special day for the selected interns and the YMCA mentors who will be working with them.
“Shaping the mind, body, and spirit into a streamlined vessel built for enduring success in life and the sport of competitive swimming.” – BSY Mission
Our team offers a stimulating, enjoyable program that stresses stroke technique, starts, turns, and basic to advanced training. Our team ranges from entry level competitive swimmers to National Championship caliber swimmers – all are welcome and encouraged to swim with the BSY Torpedoes!
SWIM TEAM UNIVERSAL PAYMENTS AND FEES: Youth Membership – $32 plus Annual Registration – $80 payable online; due at start of season / Meet Fees – Vary per swim meet, are due the week prior to each meet
TEAM EVALUATIONS: Based on swimmer age on December 1, 2023
FEE: $5 By appointment only, please contact head coach Marta Anne Taddeo
DETAILS: BSY 2023 Fall Brochure
Celebrate your child’s special day like never before at the Stratford YMCA! Our party options are packed with fun and excitement, customized just for you! From thrilling activities to a fantastic party space, we’ve got it all covered! Our enthusiastic staff will be there every step of the way to make your child’s birthday a cherished memory.
View our brochure: 2023 Stratford YMCA Birthday Party Brochure
Join our outdoor class designed for kids who are new to the organized rules of archery. We will cover the safety procedures, basic shooting technique, and beginner equipment care using a variety of shooting games. Registration ends two days before the club so we can properly prepare. We will provide the equipment needed.
WHEN: Saturdays in September & October (Weather Permitting)
TIME: 10:00 am-11:00 am
FEE: Members- $80 | Program Participants – $160
At the Y, we provide a wide range of opportunities for everyone to discover activities that bring them joy and contribute to better health. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or enjoy arts & crafts, there’s something for everyone.
There are many activities and programs to explore in our Stratford Y 2023 Fall 1 Program Guide. Please take a look!
Fall 1 Program Session: August 28-October 22
Members may register starting on August 7. Program Participants may register starting on August 14.
Please register for classes and programs on-line, at the Y, by calling the Y or stopping in.
Let our YMCA staff lead your kids on September 29 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.
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, September 29
WHO: Ages 5-12
TIME: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
FEE: Members- $25 / Program Participant- $35
The Stratford YMCA received a very generous grant from Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to offer swim lessons to children in Stratford.
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.
DEEP SWIM LESSON QUALIFICATIONS
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.
2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION
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.
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.
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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.
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 YMCA 2023-2024 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.
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
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/