Sports & Play
Fitness activities and sports at the Y build character and self-esteem. Participants cultivate values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Kids will not only learn the fundamentals and how to work together, but also who they are and what they can achieve.
Download our current program guide for a full list of programs. Our program guide can be found on our home page.
Time To Explore
Mad Scientists Club
Spring I Session: April 25 to June 13
Our NEW Mad Scientists Club will engage children in a variety of activities centering around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Join us every Thursday night, April 25 to June 13, for learning and fun with motivational Y staff. Children will work hands on, making and creating different projects from slime, to crystal stars, to their own mousetraps!
This program is for scientists aged 6-10 from 7 to 7:45pm.
Register in advance at the Front Desk or contact Ashley for more information at email@example.com.
When: Thursday, 7:00-7:45 for ages 6-10
Fee: $50 for Facility Members, $100 for Community Members.
Paint Sip Repeat
Kid’s Paint and Sip
Join us for a healthy 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. For more information, please contact Deanna at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register in advance as space is limited.
DATES: Grades 1-3 Friday, May 3 6:30-7:45 / Grades 4-6 Friday, May 10 6:30-7:45
REGISTER: Online or in-person $10- Facility Members / $20- Community Members
Kick Off Summer On Healthy Kids Day!
Awaken Summer Imagination
Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Join us!
Saturday, April 27 10am-1pm at the Y! This event is FREE and open to the public.
Our Healthy Kids Day event includes: A Jousting Inflatable; Kids Zumba; Local Dietitian and Dental Professionals; Child Id Cards; the Stratford Library; the Stratford Fire Department/EMS; and lots more!
Kids on the Move
KIDS FIT now at the Stratford YMCA!
Kids Fit is designed to get kids moving and active while having fun, incorporating basic aerobic exercises and physical activities to get their hearts pumping and interests engaged. Our goal is to ensure all children participating in YMCA programming have a solid foundation for a healthy future.
WHEN: Saturdays, 12:30-1:15 PM February 25 to April 21
FEES: Free for members / $40.00 for community members
Kids who wish to participate in the program must register with the front desk membership staff before attending. Please call the Stratford Y or our Wellness and Aquatics Director, Scott Buckholz, for more information. Register at the front desk today!
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 trainings 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.
For more information: Please speak with our Member Service Team or Wellness Director.
The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for kids where they can play it loud and rock with friends! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching.
AGES: 5 – 8
CELEBRATE YOUR CHILD WITH THE Y
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