Family Time

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.

Y Stands For Youth

Youth in our Branch Wellness Center


Our Youth Wellness Orientation Bracelet Program is designed for youth members ages 10-13 who would like to use our Wellness Center while their parent is in the room. Youth will be given FREE training with one of our Wellness Coaches to learn about each aspect of the Wellness Center. Youth members will learn proper technique, safety, and etiquette of gym fitness. Schedule your appointment today at the Member Welcome Center.

Wellness Center: Yellow Bracelet

Youth members, 10-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the cardiovascular equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach. The youth member must wear a yellow wristband when working out in the Branch.

Wellness Center: Blue Bracelet

Youth members, 12-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the strength equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach. The youth member must wear a blue wristband when working out in the Branch. Prerequisite: Must have completed yellow bracelet training.

CONTACT: Member Service Team or Wellness Director.

Keeping Kids’ Minds and Bodies Active

The Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits:

  • High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.
  • Foster an Early and Ongoing Passion for Books – Read to and with your kids. Help children read at every age and every stage of their development.
  • Team Up for Athletic Events – Set a family goal of great health by teaming up for community or charity events like races, walks, fun runs, bike rides, etc.
  • Volunteer Together – Find a cause that matters to the kids. Open their eyes to a world beyond themselves and the rich rewards that come from making a difference.
  • Make sleep a priority – Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, learning and other vital functions.

Open Swim

Families can enjoy Open Swim at the Y.  For specific times, please refer to our schedule.

Birthday Parties


Birthday Party Packages at the Stratford Y

For all of our birthday parties, a party host will be provided to help parents set up and clean up from the party, as well as $5 gift certificates to the Y for party-goers… consider the goody bags handled! Parties are two hours and prices listed are for a maximum of 15 children.

Splash Party – celebrate your child’s birthday with a classic Splash Party! You’ll have an hour in the pool for swimming and an hour in our party room for presents. Facility Members $150 | Community Members $200

Parrot Perch Party – Camp Parrot Perch is in session for your child’s birthday! You’ll have swim time, tie-dye t-shirts, and celebrate your child’s special day Parrot Perch style. Price includes all the party essentials (cups, plates, silverware, table cloth, basic decorations), t-shirts and supplies for tie-dying, bracelet supplies, one hour in the pool, and one hour in our party room. Facility Members $200 | Community Members $250

Zumba Party – get ready to dance and party in motion with our Zumba Party! Dance with our instructor for an hour, do a craft project led by our staff, and have time for cake and presents in our party room. Includes party plates, cups, napkins, and plastic ware. Facility Members $200 | Community Members $250

Pirate Splash Party – Arrr Matey! The captain and their mates will celebrate in the pool for an hour and a half with a scavenger hunt and pirate games led by our host. You’ll also get a half-hour in our party room, decorations, and paper goods. Facility Members $175 | Community Members $225

Out of This World Space Party – enjoy an hour of swim time and an hour in our party room with a staff-led science activity. We’ll provide the party host to make sure your child’s birthday is out of this world, as well as decorations and paper goods. Facility Members $175 | Community Members $225

Unicorn Party – it’s a pool party fit for princesses and princes! This two-hour party gives your child and their friends the opportunity to play in the pool for an hour and receive the royal treatment in our party room. Decorations, a craft, and paper goods included. Facility Members $175 | Community Members $225