The Woodruff Family YMCA in Milford, Connecticut is dedicated to Healthy Living with our 25-yard indoor pool, 8,500 square foot wellness center and exciting outdoor community playscape for children. Learn more about our amenities and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 6:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday: 7:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday: 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Pool closes 30 minutes prior to the Branch Closing.

Address & Phone:
631 Orange Avenue

Milford, CT 06461

203 878 6501

203 878 0619
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Forever In Service

In honor of Earth Day on April 22 the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA will demonstrate our support for environmental protection. Our hope is to celebrate the importance of taking care of nature and beautifying our community. Events will be held throughout our service area Saturday, April 17 – Friday, April 23. Each event will be an opportunity for you to volunteer alongside us, give back to our community and donate. Let’s come together and demonstrate our commitment to each other.

You can help us build a better us. Be involved with us.

Join us for our Days of Service.

Engage along side us to help our community. Together we can make a difference.

Volunteer! Get involved and work beside us with other community supporters. Sign up to volunteer for a safe, socially distanced volunteer shift at one of many events. We hope to have a YMCA presence at each! Volunteer groups welcome! Our goal is to have 22 new volunteers work beside our 22 Y staff members to collect over 22 bags of trash.

Give Back! We hope to spend 220 hours beautifying our community. Can you give us a little of your time and energy?

Donate! Make an on-line donation to support this vital work so that the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA can help serve those in our community who needs us most. Our goal is to raise at least $2,200 during our April Days of Service. Every dollar counts!

Opportunities for You to Participate With Us

  • Hamden/North Haven YMCA and the New Haven YMCA Youth Center are recruiting staff and volunteers to help clear the 12 walking trails, prep the community garden for cultivation, plant bulbs in flower beds, and develop a butterfly garden near the pavilion for YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel serving local communities in Hamden, North Haven, New Haven. Saturday, April 17 9am-Noon at Camp Mountain Laurel, 2705 Downes Road, Hamden. Questions?  Please email Erin, ekelly@cccymca.org, or call 203 776 9622.
  • Get moving for Mother Earth and collect trash in the neighborhoods surrounding the Stratford Y on a “Walk With Us: Earth Day Clean Up!” All of the Walks will start at the Stratford Y 3045 Main Street. We’ll provide gloves, trash bags, and a walking route. Wear your mask and get ready to be outside together.
    • Monday, April 19– 6 PM- Walk With Us to Nichols School via North Ave (approx. 2 miles)
    • Tuesday , April 20– 11:15 AM– Walk With Us to Long Brook Park with Pauline (approx. 1 mile)
    • Wednesday, April 21– 1 PM– Walk With Us for YLC Students to Stratford Police Department
    • Thursday, April 22– 4 PM- Walk With Us to Town Hall with Sterling House Community Center friends
    • Friday, April 23– 4 PM– Walk With Us to Paradise Green (approx. 1mile)
  • Join us on Tuesday, April 20 at 3:30pm at the Luis Marin School near their garden and playground on 479 Helen Street, Bridgeport. YMCA staff members, children in our Lighthouse afterschool program, school educators and other volunteers will be cleaning up the Luis Marin School community garden and planting flowers.
  • The Valley YMCA at the Holy Rosary Church will, in partnership with the Church, do a spring clean-up of the Church grounds and begin gardening projects.  Wednesday, April 21.
  • At noon on April 22, Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA staff will be walking on the Pequonnock River Trail starting at the Spring Hill entrance and picking up trash. We hope that you will be able to join us.
  • Thursday, April 22. The Woodruff Family Y and our Togetherhood program participants will be doing a park clean up at Bodies Place in Milford. 10am-1pm. Meet us there! Wear gloves, bring your own rakes, please.
  • On April 23, the Valley Y and the Woodruff Family Y Leaders Club will partake in a positive messaging campaign and spread great environmental messaging with sidewalk chalk around downtown Milford. All our welcome! Please call the Y for meeting location and time.

Special Programs Being Led in our Ys 

  • Visit the Stratford Y at the Shakespeare Market on Saturday, April 17! Plant a seed  and grab a trash pick up bag to go.
  • From April 17-22, the Soundview Family Y will be encouraging members to do clean ups in their neighborhoods – with their family and friends. The Y will be collecting pictures to share.
  • The Valley Child Care Center will be taking an educational Nature Walk around the center to teach our youth about nature and the importance of keeping it fresh and clean.
  • All Woodruff Family YMCA and Valley Y School Age Child Care sites will participate in an environmental scavenger hunt outdoors to help our children learn about recycling and their future world in a fun way. We will also be writing positive environmental messages on the sidewalks. #STEM
  • On April 21, the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Fallow Hallow and Stepney Elementary School after school participants will be making bird feeders from recycled toilet paper rolls that they will then bring home to hang in their trees. If the kiddos are willing to part with some, we will have them available for our members to bring home and enjoy, but we aren’t sure how many will get handed over
  • The preschool and SACC children at the New Haven YMCA Youth Center will be planting seeds and flowers to give to the Seniors at the Dixwell/Newhallville Senior Center in New Haven
  • Hamden/North Haven YMCA SACC children will be cleaning and beautifying the Community Garden at the Keefe Center.
  • School age child care participants at the Soundview Family Y Cosey Beach program will be doing a beach and park clean up on April 22.
  • Soundview Family Y Hayes School school age child care youth will be cleaning up at the Hayes School and Pit on April 22.
  • On April 22, Soundview Family Y school age child care participants will be cleaning up the areas around the Y.
  • Children in the Bridgeport Y’s Kolbe Early Learning Center will be focusing on the three R’s: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse by creating junk sculptures using any recycle materials such as old clothes, cereal boxes, spoons, egg cartons, paper towel tubes, plastic containers, cans, shoe boxes and more. Sculptures will be displayed at the Y so that all children, families and community volunteers can learn more about ways to reduce, recycle and reuse.

The Y. For a Better Us.

Forever Grateful

Thank you for supporting our Days of Service!

Sleepaway Camp! Learn More!

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleep-away 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.

Join us for one of our VIRTUAL information sessions with our Camp Directors to ask questions and get more information about camp!

Tuesday, April 27 – 6-7 pm

Saturday, May 8 – 10:30-11:30 am

Monday, May 10 – 8-9 am

Wednesday, May 12 – 5-6 pm

To sign up for one of our virtual info sessions, please visit our website at: camphirock.org/virtual-info-session-registration/

 


Healthy Kids Day – April 24, 10am-1pm

We’re hosting our annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 24, 10am-1pm. We’d like to encourage families to take a moment to help kids be kids.

While the in-person, Y Member event will feature physically distanced activities and be in accordance with CDC and State and our Local Health Department recommendations, the Y aims to provide a carefree morning for children, celebrating what makes a kid, a healthy kid.

The events will feature activities such as games, a scavenger hunt, contests, seed planting and Safety Around Water demonstrations with lots of fun to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home.

Share in the fun – we are also holding a sock drive to help children in our local shelter. Please bring a pair of new socks to donate!

Please register in advance to attend.


2021 RACE 4 CHASE FREE TRIATHLON PROGRAM

Race4Chase PictureSwim with CONFIDENCE, Bike with laughter, Run like the wind

In collaboration with the CMAK (Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski) Foundation, the Woodruff Family YMCA is proud to present a free six week, Monday-Friday, life-changing triathlon program.

Your child will learn to Run, Bike, and Swim like Chase did!

Not only will your child be incredibly active over the summer, but they will make new friends and develop a healthy confidence they will carry for the rest of their lives.

AGES: 6-12 years old

WHEN:  This free program runs for 6 weeks beginning Monday, June 21, 2021 and ending Saturday, July 31, 2021.  Program times are 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily, Monday – Friday. Race day is the culmination of the program for the YMCA Race 4 Chase programs at YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington (1000 East Street, Southington CT) on Saturday, July 31, 2021.  All participants will compete in a Youth Triathlon on this day.

TO REGISTER: Fill out our WDF Program Application 2021, Program registration form 2021 and email it to jfleischer@cccymca.org by April 28, 2021 to be considered for the program.


Spring Program Guide

Activate your spirit, mind and body. Keep you and your family safe, healthy and strong. We’re here to support you.

Check our Spring 2021 Program Guide and register for Y programs and activities!

Spring Program Session: April 26 – June 20, 2021

Registration Starts: Facility Members: Monday, April 5 / Community Members: Monday, April 12


We’re here for you


It’s Easy To Make A Difference

Togetherhood

At the Y, we’re dedicated to strengthening community by giving back and supporting our neighbors.

That’s why we invite you to participate in Togetherhood™, a program that gives Y members the opportunity to select, plan and lead meaningful community service projects that benefit people and organizations right here in our neighborhood!

Togetherhood™ invites members to participate in the Y’s cause to strengthen community. Distributing food, donating blood, or running a park clean-up are just some of the countless ways Y members and their friends and families can come together in service to their community.

If you are interested in this great program, please contact Ryan Leworthy at the Valley YMCA at rleworthy@cccymca.org or Nicole Servas at the Woodruff Family YMCA at nservas@cccymca.org.


Fun With Friends

Y Leaders Club

Calling all Milford and Valley teenagers!  Virtual Meetings on Wednesdays at 6:150pm on Zoom.

Leaders Club provides high school students with extensive leadership training, offering opportunities for service to the YMCA and the community. Leaders Club also serves as a recruiting program for future Y professionals! We are here to develop leaders, fostering with them a culture of service in addition to knowledge and training that will help them better serve others and shape a healthy and productive life for themselves. Leaders Club meets once a week virtually, until the time we can meet in person.  Leaders Club provides a safe, genuine place for high schoolers and helps direct their energy to positive outcomes.

If you are interested in this great program please contact Operations Director Ryan Leworthy at the Valley YMCA at rleworthy@cccymca.org or Nicole Servas, Operations Director at the Woodruff Family YMCA at nservas@cccymca.org so we can send you the log on details for the Virtual Meetings.

 


Winter II Program Guide

Stay safe, stay active. Now that the weather is colder, warm up and get moving at the Y.

Please browse through our Winter II Program Guide to learn more:  WDF Program Guide Winter II

Our Winter 2 Programs start on March 1 and run through April 25.

Registration opens for Members on Monday, February 8. For Community Members on Monday, February 15.

You can register on-line, by calling the Y or in person.

 


It’s Forever Summer at Y Day Camp!

2021 Summer Day Camp

The Woodruff Family YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

And while these are unprecedented times, times that challenge us individually and as a community on many levels, Camp Wepawaug day camp provides kids with a safe, healthy, familiar, and fun-filled environment for them to explore, build confidence, develop skills and 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.

The health and safety of all Y campers, our team and our volunteers are our first and foremost priority. New safety protocols and sanitization procedures have been adopted to maintain the highest standards. CCCY 2021 Day Camp Safety Plan

We can’t wait to see you at Camp Wepawaug! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore. 

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our WDF Y 2021 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! WDF Y 2021 Day Camp Registration Packet

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: 2021 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials

For day-to-day program details, please review our WDF Y 2021 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 2021-fillable


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!


Doing Our Part Together

Togetherhood

At the Y, we’re dedicated to strengthening the community by giving back and supporting our neighbors. That’s why we invite you to participate in Togetherhood™, a program that gives Y members the opportunity to select, plan and lead meaningful community service projects that benefit people and organizations right here in our neighborhood!

Togetherhood™ invites members to participate in the Y’s cause to strengthen the community. Collecting school supplies, donating blood, or running a park clean up are just some of the countless ways Y members and their friends and families can come together in service to their community.

CONTACT: Nicole Servas, Operations Director, P 203 878 6501


Our App Keeps You On Track

Download the Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Mobile App!

Forget your membership card? Need to squeeze in a workout while you’re out and about?

The Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast Y app will give you everything you need in the palm of your hand – for all our Membership Branches!

Schedules – on one user-friendly landing page for all CCCY Branches / Calendar for easy transition through days/dates / Filters by area/room, time of day, class type / Notifications from multiple branches / Locations with facility status and hours / Member Cards use your phone to check-in, load them into your IOS Wallet for display when near the Y / Programs – view and register / Push Notifications! Opt-in for updates on classes and the facility / Email the Y / FREE! 

Follow this link for a fast and easy install: https://apps.daxko.com/729IVBV9HU

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