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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
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-Fillable. Registration opens February 1, 2020.
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!
Hi-Rock is THE sleepaway camp for the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA.
YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleepaway camp located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we 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 of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.
For more information about our camp programs, please visit our website at camphirock.org.