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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 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 begins on February 1, 2022. 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. Registration for returning families begins on February 1, 2022. For new families on March 1, 2022. 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.


Donate, Volunteer, Give Back

Baby Essentials Drive

Dates: January 17– January 31

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr and his legacy of service, we are collecting baby essentials for immigrants and refugees at CIRI (CT Institute for Refugees & Immigrants ). Please place your donations in the box in the lobby at the Stratford Y before the end of the month.

We’re Collecting: • Diapers (all sizes) • Formula • Warm infant clothing (all sizes) • Baby soap, shampoo, lotion


22 Steps to a Healthier You!

2022 is THE year to be healthier and happier!

Together, let’s take at least 22 Steps to become healthier. Let’s help each other rise to the challenge. Pick up your game piece and take our suggested steps or create your own!

Challenge runs January 10 – February 6, 2022


Overnight Camp – Info Sessions

Sleepaway Camp and BOLD & GOLD Teen Leadership Expedition Info Sessions!

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is the sleepaway camp for the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA!

Camp Hi-Rock is a sleepaway camp and adventure trip center located in Western Massachusetts. They are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around a pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives them the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities they offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Through the values of the YMCA, Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all participants. They seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, they help campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.

Camp Hi-Rock staff will be hosting virtual info sessions, dates and times can be viewed here: https://camphirock.org/virtual-info-session-dates/


Kids Yoga is Here!

Join us for a kids yoga class!

Improve strength, flexibility and coordination. Children will learn how to focus and center themselves with various breathing and visualization techniques. See growth in both respect, mental clarity and stress relief.

WHEN: Thursdays

AGES: 4:00-430pm ages 5-9 / 4:30-5:00pm ages 10-12

Advanced registration required

Masks required for non-vaccinated children

 

 


Kid’s Paint and Sip

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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.

DATES:   Grades 1-3 Friday January 21 6:30-8:00pm and Grades 4-8 Friday, January 28 6:30-8:00pm

REGISTER: Online or in-person. $15- Facility Members $30- Community Members


WINTER 1 PROGRAM GUIDE

FIND YOUR PASSION. FIND YOUR Y.

At the Y, you’ll find more than just a place for child care. With opportunities to connect with neighbors and give back to your community, you’ll discover a greater sense of purpose, too.

If you’re hoping for a happier and healthier New Year – let the Y help you! Our Winter 1 Program Guide may just have the program or class that provides  your child  with joy. Take a look: Winter I Program Guide

Winter 1 Session dates: January 3 – February 27, 2022

Registration starts Monday, December 13 for Members / Monday, December 20 for Community Members


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 new and greatly improved 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 Chelsea 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.


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.


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.

2021-22 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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