Camp

Camping at the Y offers an Experience for children and teens, not just care.

Exploring nature, swimming and making new friends are just some aspects of the experience of participating in Day Camp.  As summer approaches, the Stratford Y reminds parents that camping is a unique and invaluable experience for children and teens.

At Day Camp through the Y, campers will try things they have never tried before, build a relationship with our caring staff or a new friend, and of course, HAVE LOTS OF FUN!  We don’t just sit in front of a TV all day, we enjoy nature, play games, learn songs, develop new skills, and we experience camp!

According to our friends at the Y, there are five reasons why kids should experience summer camp:

  1. ADVENTURE: Summer camp is all about a wide variety of fun adventures and new experiences and especially exploring the outdoors. YMCA camps have a new adventure for every child and teen.
  2. HEALTHY FUN: Day and resident camps offer fun, stimulating activities that engage the body and mind, and also help children and teens learn the importance of nutrition to help improve their eating habits.
  3. PERSONAL GROWTH: While being away from the routine back home, youth have a chance to learn new skills and develop confidence and independence by taking on new responsibilities and challenges.
  4. NEW FRIENDSHIPS: Amidst the fun of camp games, songs, swimming, field trips, arts & crafts, and talent shows, campers meet new friends and strengthen existing friendships.
  5. MEMORIES: Summer camp is an unforgettable experience that will give each camper memories and stories that will last a lifetime. Youth return to school with plenty of stories to share!

The Stratford Y provides exciting and educational camp programming for children and teens, and their parents, at our Traditional Day Camp.

To ensure that every child and teen has the chance to go camping, the Stratford YMCA offers financial assistance to those in need. We believe that no one should be turned away because of their inability to pay. Come, let us help!


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


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/


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