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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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A MESSAGE FROM THE CCCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR

Dear Y Members,

Please watch and listen to the video message from Blanca Kazmierczak, Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, Board of Directors Chair.

This is a very difficult time in our lives. Many of us have been going non-stop to serve you and our community. We appreciate your commitment to our Y. We remain hopeful for the future. Thank you for your patience.

The Y needs you and your membership now even more than ever.

While we are temporarily closed, all memberships are on hold. We are not charging your account.

To maintain your Y membership through this crisis. Please email us and tell us it’s ok to keep your membership active.

You’ve enjoyed all that the Y offers and brings to you and your family. With your help, we will return to the Y that we all love.

Please stay safe and healthy.




A Message from Our Y Senior Vice President & COO

Dear Y Members, please watch and listen to the video message from Tim Bartlett, Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, Senior Vice President & COO.

The Stratford YMCA, a branch of the  Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, needs you to maintain your membership!

All of us are absorbing the impact of COVID-19 on our lives and figuring out how to adjust to this sudden and dramatically changing situation. Here at the Y, we are working very hard during this crisis to continue to serve our communities’ most fragile people and families, retain our staff and pay rather significant fixed costs until we can all get back to our normal lives.

The Y needs your membership now even more than ever. While we are temporarily closed, all memberships are on hold. No accounts will be charged. However, the single biggest way for us to maintain stability is for you to maintain your Y membership through this crisis.  Please email us and tell us it’s ok to keep your membership active.

We know this situation has also impacted you and your family! We’re here for you.

  • We are providing you with hours of online content so you can continue to work out and participate in fitness challenges.
  • We are supporting you as parents and caregivers, suddenly home with your children, with fun and educational activities. Even read aloud stories from their favorite YMCA staff!
  • Our supportive housing operations in Bridgeport and Ansonia continue to operate and provide much needed social services for our at-risk homeless population.
  • Your Y leadership team is working around the clock to regroup and develop ways to serve you, your family and our community during this uncertain time.
  • We are working closely with local and state agencies to deploy our associates to reopen several child care centers to provide emergency child care for hospital staff and first responders who are fighting non-stop to combat this virus.
  • We are working with local agencies to combat food insecurity and supply issues.

You’ve enjoyed all that the Y offers and brings to you and your family in the past. With you, we hope to return to the Y that we all love. Right now, we need you to please stay with us. Please keep your Y membership. The Y is here for you and for our community. 

  • The Y is funded primarily through your membership, your program fees and state grants.
  • With our focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y served 74,269 kids, families, and adults in twenty-five towns and cities including Bridgeport and New Haven.
  • Our Y gave over $3M in scholarships and financial aid to our community in 2019, all as a result of donations to our Annual Campaign.
  • In 2019, 3,719 committed volunteers donated 47,591 hours of their time to help the Y fulfill its mission!
  • We are a completely independent, locally run non-profit organization. The temporary closure of our 12 Ys, our 38 school based after school and community school programs, and our 3 preschool centers has forced us to discontinue hours for over 900 people. These great people include Y fitness and group exercise instructors, front desk greeters, swim instructors, after school staff and many more you know and love.

Thank you for your participation in the Y now and always. Please stay safe and healthy.


Y Temporarily Closed For Your Health

At the Stratford YMCA, the safety and well-being of our members, volunteers, staff and our broader community have always been our top priority.

We have been diligently monitoring all national and local updates surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. In order to best ensure the health of our entire Y community, we are following Governor Lamont’s order to temporarily close the Stratford YMCA 3045 Main Street Stratford, CT 06614 to the public effective March 16, 2020.

During this closure, you can expect regular updates from us via email, on our website and in social media channels: Facebook & Twitter.

We are asking everyone to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and take their own measures to protect themselves, including not putting themselves in situations with large crowds or where they come in close contact with others, staying home if they do not feel well, frequently washing their hands with soap and water and covering their coughs and sneezes.

We will continue to work with the health department and local physicians to determine what other actions, if any, would be prudent on our part and when it will be safe to reopen our facilities.

Thank you for understanding as we navigate this evolving and challenging situation.

We understand that you may have questions about the temporary closure of the Stratford YMCA:

When will the Y open again?
We have planned a two-week closure at this time. The Y will reassess the situation and will update members regarding the status of facilities and programming.

Have any Stratford YMCA members tested positive for COVID-19?
No. At this time, we are not aware of any members, volunteers, staff, or participants who have tested positive for COVID-19.

What is the Y doing during the closure?

Several Y branches are working with the State of Connecticut, area hospitals and emergency personnel to provide child care services to their families.

-We will be sanitizing all high touch surfaces, equipment and classrooms.

-We will be deep cleaning our locker rooms, pool deck and workout rooms.

We will be sharing some of your favorite group exercise classes in video format and programs from our Y Personal Trainers no later than Wednesday, March 18. Please keep your eyes out for our Email, our Facebook and on our Twitter  posts for the videos.

What about my membership?
We know that you will not be able to use the Y like you did before. Therefore, we will NOT draft membership dues on the 1st or 15th if the YMCA is not open. There is no need to put your membership on hold. Once we reopen, we will again draft per our policy on the 1st or 15th depending on your schedule.

What can I do to help the YMCA continue to help our community?
Keep your membership active. If you would, we’d ask that you please email or call the Stratford YMCA (stratfordinfo@cccymca.org or (203)375 5844) to CONTINUE your membership. This will allow us to continue to support our neighbors who are struggling.

Donate. Our community is resilient but will look to the YMCA as a safety net. Please consider helping by making a donation to our 2020 Annual Campaign.


Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course

We’re excited to announce that YMCA Camp Hi-Rock will be hosting a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course this summer June 14-20! A WFR course is the definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders. The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary. Food and lodging is included.

WHEN: June 14-20

CONTACT: Kory at Kory@camphirock.org

REGISTER: https://www.wildmed.com/course/wilderness-first-responder-96/


Healthy Kids Day!

Given continued health concerns around COVID-19, all branches of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, have postponed their annual Healthy Kids Day®.

Originally scheduled for Saturday, April 18, the free community event is meant to inspire and encourage families to stay physically and intellectually active all summer long.

We will continue monitoring the situation and have tentatively rescheduled Healthy Kids Day for Saturday, June 20, 2020.


No school, No problem

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Y 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 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

TIME: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

FEE: Members $50 / Community $100

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.


The Best Summer Ever!

GREAT SUMMERS START HERE!

Summer Day Camp

We provide a happy, healthy environment for children to learn and grow. At YMCA Summer Day Camp, participants gain a sense of accomplishment, build relationships and find their sense of belonging. It’s a opportunity for physical, social, emotional and cognitive learning experiences. For families, camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.

We can’t wait to see you at the Stratford Y Camp Parrot Perch! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore.  The Best Summer Ever!

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our 2020 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2020 Stratford Y 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: 2020 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials.

For day-to-day program details, please review our Stratford Y 2020 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 2020-fillable.

The Best Summer Ever!


Winter II Program Guide

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Looking for a class or program that is fun, supportive and keeps you and maybe the whole family active? Check out all we have to offer in our Winter 11 Program Guide. At the Y, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of belonging. Our Winter 11 program session runs Monday, March 2 – April 26, 2020.

Registration opens on Monday, February 10 for Members, for Community Members on Monday, February 17, 2020. We’re also accepting registration for Summer Camp and Before/After School Care.

You can register for most programs on-line, from our mobile app, by calling the Y or in-person. Call us with questions, please – we’re here to help you.


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!


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

2020-2021 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms

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? 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: https://apps.daxko.com/729IVBV9HU

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