Bridgeport Y Schedules

Bridgeport Y Group Exercise Schedule
Bridgeport Y Pool Schedule

We’re Going Mobile For You!

Download our new, free Mobile App on January 3, 2017.

Meanwhile, the schedule below is effective Monday, January 2, 2017. For classes prior to January 2 please use the schedule above.

If you have questions please call the Y at 203 334 5551

 

Fall 1 Program Guide

The YMCA is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening individuals and communities. Every day, we help people connect to their purpose, potential and each other. At the Y, we focus on supporting young people, improving health and well–being and inspiring action in and across our communities.

Learn more about how you can participate in one of our many programs and get involved!

Fall 1 2021 Program Guide

Fall 1 Session dates: August 30 – October 24

Program Registration Dates: Facility Members – August 9 / Community Members – August 16


Fall 1 Program Guide

The YMCA is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening individuals and communities. Every day, we help people connect to their purpose, potential and each other. At the Y, we focus on supporting young people, improving health and well–being and inspiring action in and across our communities.

Learn more about how you can participate in one of our many programs and get involved!

Bridgeport Y 2021 Fall 1 Program Guide

Fall 1 Session dates: August 30 – October 24

Program Registration Dates: Facility Members – August 9 / Community Members – August 16


Valley Y Mission Tour

The Valley Y has moved from its previous location on State St., Ansonia and has transitioned to become a Y Without Walls. We have secured a new home for the Valley Y at Holy Rosary Church in Ansonia, and we’re off to a great start! Our plan is to grow our programs throughout the Valley communities working with schools, churches, parks and other venues to support our effort. The Valley Y Mission Tour offered a great opportunity to share the good news about the Y and to see some of our programs in action. Many thanks to the Valley Y Board of Managers and Board Chair Howard Olderman, Y District Executive Director Josh Royce, and District Director of Child Care Ryan LeWorthy for their excellent leadership during our transition.

Community leaders David Kennedy – Valley United Way, Father Jeff – Holy Rosary RC Church, Valerie Knight-DiGangi – Valley Community Foundation, Kara Rochelle – State Representative, Howard Olderman – Valley Y Board Chair, Mary Ellen Price – Valley Y Board Member, and Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti were excited to hear about the future plans for the Valley Y.

Aquatics Director Chris Fracker (blue shirt) and Day Camp Counselors work with campers through the Y’s Safety Around Water program. Here campers are learning how to toss a rescue tube to a swimmer in need.

 

Campers get some exercise using the CCCY YMCA360 virtual branch offering more than 350 programs.


Changing Lives For The Better

FREE ECGs

Each week approximately 60 young adults die from cardiac arrest. An electrocardiogram can detect approximately 60% of those at risk for sudden cardiac arrest.

DATE:   Sunday, September 19

PLACE: Soundview Family YMCA

TIME: 10:00 AM—2:00 PM

AGE: 10-19 years

By appointment only.  To register visit https://screening.inaheartbeat.org


Fore The Kids

STRATFORD YMCA 17th Annual Golf Tournament

You can make a difference helping kids stay on course with every swing of your club.

Every day, the Y strengthens our community for kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. It’s how we help communities and the ‘us’ who live in them achieve our individual and collective promise.

With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds, to support those in need. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by taking action and giving back together.

When you participate in our 17th Golf Tournament, you help us provide kids and families in our community with the programs and services they need to thrive.

WHEN:  Monday, August 2, 2021

WHERE:  Mill River Country Club,  4567 Main Street, Stratford, CT P 203 375-5641

ITINERARY:  11:00am Registration / 11:45am Lunch / 12:30pm Shotgun Start / 5:30pm Reception, Dinner, Prizes

TO REGISTER: 2021 Golf Flyer

For more information, contact: Chelsea Kordiak ckordiak@cccymca.org / George Perham gperham@VIAvisionary.com 2021 Golf Flyer


Are You Whistle Worthy?

4-lifeguardsLifeguard Certification Course at the Stratford YMCA

This course is designed to give participants the skills and knowledge needed to be a lifeguard in aquatic environments.  This comprehensive course offers up to date information on how to guard, anticipate, and prevent problems and to take actions to help those in need.  CPR, First Aid, AED, and O2 certifications are included in the cost of the program.  Participants must pass a swim test on the first day of class in order to   remain registered.  All class times are required for certification in addition to completion of online prerequisite courses prior to first day of class. Limited spots available.

Call or stop by the Stratford YMCA to Register today!

AGES: 15+

Full Certification: Fri /Sat/Sun: 8/06-8/08 at12 pm—7pm,

Recertification: Sat/Sun: 8/07-8/08 at 12pm—7pm

Waterfront: Mon: 8/09 at 10 am—7pm

FEE:

1st Time Lifeguard Members $275 / Community-Members $375

Lifeguard Recertification Members $50 / Community-Members $100

Waterfront Everyone $75

For more information or to register, please contact our Membership Service Representatives at 203-375-5844 or email our Aquatics Coordinator, Oscar Rodriguez, at orodriguez@cccymca.org.


Be A Game Changer

Scholastic E-sports League

Join the ESPORTS club! If you are into gaming, this is the club for you! Rising 6-8 grade students can enjoy this FREE summer program and have a GAME-tastic July !  This league is in collaboration with the Dunbar School Family Resource Center, Theodore School Roosevelt Family Resource Center, Newfield Public Library and supported by the Greater Bridgeport STEM Ecosystem, Bridgeport Prospers and the North America Scholastic Esports Federation.

  • Premiere Coaching
  • Game Strategies
  • Team Building
  • Leadership Development
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Career Exposure
  • A Safe Virtual Community
  • Competition Opportunities

TIME:  Monday-Thursday 10am-12pm        

WHEN:  July 12-August 5

LOCATION: BRIDGEPORT YMCA, AT THE RALPHOLA TAYLOR COMMUNITY CENTER, 790 Central Ave, Bridgeport CT 06607

CONTACT:  Camille Harris P: 203 576 7430 ext. 206 E:charris@cccymca.org

FEE: FREE


Summer Fun For Everyone

LAKEWOOD-TRUMBULL YMCA FAMILY OUTDOOR CENTER

Many of us are spending more time outdoors than ever before! We’re enjoying the fresh air and learning more about nature.

Nestled in an undeveloped wooded area of Monroe, sits a hidden gem for you and your whole family. The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Family Outdoor Center has been delighting members with its charming atmosphere on 47 acres of land. The possibility for exploration, relaxation and family fun are endless. You’ll find plenty of ways to be active in the outdoors.

The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Outdoor Center is on 204 Stanley Road in Monroe. Open to Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Members June through Labor Day.

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Computer screens are non-existent at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Family Outdoor Center. Under parent supervision, children can enjoy the outdoors, investigate nature, run, laugh, swim and simply play. The Y Family Outdoor Center has the potential to be your new backyard with pools for family swims!

FOR HEALTHY LIVING: Whether you are looking to unwind in the sun by one of our three pools or get competitive on one of our two tennis courts, our basketball courts, gaga pits or mini golf, there is something for all ages. We even have a little pond for catch and release fishing or paddle boating. Our three pools provide an opportunity for all ages to learn swim and be safe in and around the water. Stroke clinics and lap swim times are available as well as aquatic group exercise classes.

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: We have taken numerous steps to facilitate physical distancing at the Y and at our Family Outdoor Center. We are following guidance from the State of Connecticut, the CDC, our Health Department and other YMCAs. As always, we will maintain the highest health and safety standards for you, our volunteers and staff. Social distancing is required with mask wearing optional.

JOIN SOMETHING SPECIAL

At the Y, you are not just a member – you are part of a community.  Our mission is to help you and your family achieve a balance of spirit, mind and body by encouraging good health, fostering connections with friends and giving back for a stronger community.

  • FAMILY OUTDOOR CENTER HOURS: Saturday and Sunday June 5–September 7, 1-5 pm.
  • FAMILY OUTDOOR CENTER REGISTRATION: All Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Members are welcome to register for any weekend day of their choice. To follow social distancing guidelines, space is limited. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations. In the unexpected case of low enrollment, we will email you before10am on the day of your reservation and issue you a system credit.
  • PARKING: For your convenience, we have designated parking near the pavilion in the main parking lot.
  • INCLEMENT WEATHER: It happens! Sometimes nature gets in the way of a beautiful day. We reserve the right to close the facility due to inclement weather. System credits will be issued, if we close prior to opening.

PRE-REGISTER ON-LINE

FEES

All participants must pre-register on-line. A daily fee of $8 per person for Central Connecticut Coast YMCA members. Children under 2 years old are free. The Y Outdoor Center welcomes guests only when accompanied by a Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Member. A family may bring up to 2 individual guests per visit. Daily fee: Adult and Youth Guest $10.

We’re so excited to have a fun summer! If you have questions, we’d like to answer them, just give us a call 203 261 2566


Walk with Us

PARADISE GREEN MARKET MEET UP at the Stratford Y

Join members and staff at 2 PM on Mondays all summer long! We’ll walk to the market, which takes about 15 minutes. Get an extra workout, connect with Y friends, support local vendors and pick from the freshest produce! No need to sign up, just meet on the steps of the Y and feel free to bring a friend!

Never been to the farmers market before? There are vendors selling everything from beets to beef jerky, cupcakes to cut flowers! Most vendors take cash or credit cards. Bring your own bag!


Fore the Kids

SOUNDVIEW FAMILY YMCA 15th Annual Golf Tournament

You can make a difference helping kids stay on course with every swing of your club. Every day, the Y strengthens our community for kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. It’s how we help communities and the ‘us’ who live in them achieve our individual and collective promise.

With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds, to support those in need. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by taking action and giving back together.

When you participate in our 15th Annual Golf Tournament, you help us provide kids and families in our community with the programs and services they need to thrive.

WHEN: Monday, September 27, 2021

WHERE: Lyman Orchards Golf Club, Jones Course 70 Lyman Road, Middlefield, CT P 860 200 2730

ITINERARY: 10:30am Registration / 11:30am Lunch / 12:30pm Shotgun Start (scramble) / 5:00pm Reception, Dinner, auction, raffle, and awards.

RSVP: Please respond by September 13

SPONSORSHIP & REGISTRATION DETAILS: 2021 SDV Y Golf Tournament Flyer

For more information, contact: Matt LaPrino mlaprino@cccymca.org P 203 481 9622


Fore The Kids

LAKEWOOD-TRUMBULL YMCA 40th Annual Golf Tournament

You can make a difference helping kids stay on course with every swing of your club.

Every day, the Y strengthens our community for kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. It’s how we help communities and the ‘us’ who live in them achieve our individual and collective promise.

With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds, to support those in need. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by taking action and giving back together.

When you participate in our 40th Annual Golf Tournament, you help us provide kids and families in our community with the programs and services they need to thrive.

WHEN: Monday, October 18, 2021

WHERE: Whitney Farms Golf Course, 175 Shelton Road, Monroe CT P 203 268 0707

ITINERARY: 11:30 am Putting Green / 12:00 pm Registration/Lunch / 1:00 pm Shotgun Start / 6:00 pm Reception, Dinner with Awards, Raffles

RSVP: Please respond by October 4, 2021

For more information, contact: Meg George P 203 445 9633 E mgeorge@cccymca.org

2021 LWT Golf Flyer

 


YMCA360 ON-DEMAND AND LIVE

At the YMCA we believe that when people experience all that our Y has to offer, they will be drawn into supportive, healthier relationships with one another and their community.

YMCA360 is an on-demand video platform for our Y community. YMCA360 offers 300+ group exercise classes, youth sports training, well-being classes and more to serve you wherever you are. Whether you are at home or on the road, take the Y with you along with your favorite classes, instructors and more.

These programs are free to all full-facility members of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCAs.

From your desktop, laptop, tablet, smart TV or mobile device, YMCA360 is available wherever you are with an internet connection. Instructions for access:

  • Please visit ymca360.org
  • Click the login button
  • Enter your email address, click continue
  • Enter your zip code, click continue
  • Click your YMCA
  • You will receive a 6 digit email code, via email
  • Enter this code, click continue
  • You will be let in!

Please reach out to the Y with questions. If you have a recommendation for a new program, please let us know.


Power Up, Fire Up, Blast Off

Youth Weight Training

Once a week with Personal Trainer Joel you’ll learn the basics of weight training and exercise.  Perfect for athletes trying to stay in shape for the fall season, or for newcomers who want to learn how to get stronger safely and properly.  The class will be in the Fitness Center and will be limited to 6 participants, ages 14-17.

When: Saturdays at 10a–10:30am June 26-August 21

Fees: $40 Facility Members; $80 Community Members,  8 weeks


Forever Learning

The Y Offers School Aged Enrichment that Parents Can Feel Good About

Through a balanced approach to youth development, the Y’s program will offer activities, mentorship and academic support, helping kids to thrive throughout the school year.

As an organization dedicated to youth development, we are working closely with the Board of Education! We know how important it is for a child to have an enriching place for learning and growth, both in and out of school. And we’re happy to be able to provide that place, allowing your child’s social, emotional, physical and academic journey to continue long. Are also proud to be able to provide you and your family with the services required to remain healthy.

Financial assistance is available to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Forsyth, Camp and School Age Coordinator at kforsyth@cccymca.org. We would love to answer your questions and update you on our programs.

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL

We strive to meet the needs of our families while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. Where and how children spend their time is vital to their growth and success in life.

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 

We help kids reach their potential and thrive in a safe, trustworthy setting. We offer a curriculum that aligns with the school day and supports growth in literacy, science, math, science, engineering, and technology (STEM) while infusing the arts, physical activity, and fun. We teach kids confidence, encourage self-expression and enrich social development. Providing our youth with the support, encouragement and positive role models that they need, will not only increase their ability to succeed in school but in life. For families, we offer peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and educational program building new relationships and achieving more.

FOR HEALTHY LIVING

As a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, supporting their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA continues to give youth an enriching and safe experience. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility that help build character. Our core values are woven throughout our child care program to create a warm, nurturing, home away from home. Your child’s growth, development, and education are important to us, as we do our best to ensure their future is bright.

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Everyone belongs at the Y. To ensure that all youth have the chance to participate, the Y offers financial assistance to those in need. Please talk with us to learn more. If you’d like to help send a child to child care, you can donate easily on our web site or at our Y. We also participate in the State of CT Care4Kids program.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Please review our HNH Y SACC Brochure 2021 2022 and Parent Handbook. And please be aware of our SACC Safety Plan. To register, please fill out our 2021_2022 H NH Y SACC Registration Packet Part 1, 2021 2022 H NH Y SACC Session Registration Form Part 2 and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization forms. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.


Forever Learning

The Y Offers School Aged Enrichment that Parents Can Feel Good About

During these challenging times when your regular routine seems to change on a daily basis, one thing remains the same: your child needs a safe, enriching place to go when school is not in session plus before and after school day.

While the school year may look different than before, our program continues to be a familiar place where children can be safe during their time out of school.

Through a balanced approach to youth development, the Y’s program will offer activities, mentorship and academic support, helping kids to thrive throughout the school year.

As an organization dedicated to youth development, we are working closely with the Board of Education! We know how important it is for a child to have an enriching place for learning and growth, both in and out of school. And we’re happy to be able to provide that place, allowing your child’s social, emotional, physical and academic journey to continue long. Are also proud to be able to provide you and your family with the services required to remain healthy.

Many details can be found in our brochure: 2021 2022 LWT Y SACC Brochure.  Financial assistance is available to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y.

LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

Y Learning Center Grades K-5

The Y is here to meet your school age child care needs! Our program combines academics with play and offers a caring and safe environment where kids can achieve, feel a sense of belonging, build friendships and explore new interests.  The Lakewood-Trumbull Y has two locations to choose from in order to aid in your student’s learning!  In the Family Program Center, in addition to distance learning, your child will enjoy an array of gymnastics based activities.  In the Family Outdoor Center, your child will be immersed in outdoor exploration when they aren’t distance learning.

Children must have their own electronic device for E-Learning and be enrolled in a  hybrid or online learning program.

FEES: Member 1-Day $50, 3-Day $150, 5-Day $240 / Community Member 1-Day $75, 3-Day $200, 5-Day $300

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL

We strive to meet the needs of our families while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. Where and how children spend their time is vital to their growth and success in life.

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 

We help kids reach their potential and thrive in a safe, trustworthy setting. We offer a curriculum that aligns with the school day and supports growth in literacy, science, math, science, engineering and technology (STEM) while infusing the arts, physical activity and fun. We teach kids confidence, encourage self-expression and enrich social development. Providing our youth with the support, encouragement and positive role models that they need, will not only increase their ability to succeed in school but in life. For families, we offer a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and educational program building new relationships and achieving more.

FOR HEALTHY LIVING

As a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, supporting their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA continues to give youth an enriching and safe experience. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that help build character. Our core values are woven throughout our child care program to create a warm, nurturing, home away from home. Your child’s growth, development and education are important to us, as we do our best to ensure their future is bright.

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Everyone belongs at the Y. To ensure that all youth have the chance to participate, the Y offers financial assistance to those in need. Please talk with us to learn more. If you’d like to help send a child to child care, you can donate easily on our web site or at our Y. We also participate in the State of CT Care4Kids program.

Before School Monthly Before School Monthly After School Monthly After School Monthly Before and After School Monthly Before and After School Monthly
Y Member Community Member Y Member Community Member Y Member Community Member
3 Days $200 $295 $280 $410 $405 $600
4 Days $215 $315 $300 $445 $440 $650
5 Days $225 $330 $320 $475 $470 $695
Daily Drop In $25 $35 $35 $45

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Please check out our 2021 2022 LWT Y SACC Brochure and SACC Parent Handbook.  To register, please fill out our 2021_2022 LWT SACC Registration Packet Part 1, 2021-2022 LWT SACC Registration Form Part 2 Fees and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization forms. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.

For additional questions, please our Youth and Family Services Director, Kathleen Riley at kriley@cccymca.org or call 203 445 9633.


Summer Program Guide

Forever Nurturing

Getting your health on track is more important than ever. We’re here to nurture you and your family to develop and grow this summer.

Let the Y connect you with others who are on the same journey with similar goals. We’re here to support you.

Check out our Summer Program Guide and register for Y programs and activities!

Summer Program Session: June 21 – August 15, 2021

Registration Starts: Facility Members: Monday, May 31 / Community Members: Monday, June 7


Summer Program Guide

Forever Nurturing

Getting your health on track is more important than ever. We’re here to nurture you and your family to develop and grow this summer.

Let the Y connect you with others who are on the same journey with similar goals. We’re here to support you.

Check out our HNHY Summer Program Guide and register for Y programs and activities!

Summer Program Session: June 21 – August 15, 2021

Registration Starts: Facility Members: Monday, May 31 / Community Members: Monday, June 7


Summer Program Guide

Forever Nurturing

Getting your health on track is more important than ever. We’re here to nurture you and your family to develop and grow this summer.

Let the Y connect you with others who are on the same journey with similar goals. We’re here to support you.

Check out our Stratford Y Summer 2021 Program Guide and register for Y programs and activities!

Summer Program Session: June 21 – August 15, 2021

Registration Starts: Facility Members: Monday, May 31 / Community Members: Monday, June 7


Summer Program Guide

Forever Nurturing

Getting your health on track is more important than ever. We’re here to nurture you and your family to develop and grow this summer.

Let the Y connect you with others who are on the same journey with similar goals. We’re here to support you.

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

Summer Program Session: June 21 – August 15, 2021

Registration Starts: Facility Members: Monday, May 31 / Community Members: Monday, June 7


Summer Program Guide

Forever Nurturing

Getting your health on track is more important than ever. We’re here to nurture you and your family to develop and grow this summer.

Let the Y connect you with others who are on the same journey with similar goals. We’re here to support you.

Check out our Lakewood-Trumbull Y Summer 2021 Program Guide and register for Y programs and activities!

Summer Program Session: June 21 – August 15, 2021

Registration Starts: Facility Members: Monday, May 31 / Community Members: Monday, June 7


Summer Program Guide

Forever Nurturing

Getting your health on track is more important than ever. We’re here to nurture you and your family to develop and grow this summer.

Let the Y connect you with others who are on the same journey with similar goals. We’re here to support you.

Check out our Soundview Family Y Summer 2021 Program Guide and register for Y programs and activities!

Summer Program Session: June 21 – August 15, 2021

Registration Starts: Facility Members: Monday, May 31 / Community Members: Monday, June 7


Summer Program Guide

Forever Nurturing

Getting your health on track is more important than ever. We’re here to nurture you and your family to develop and grow this summer.

Let the Y connect you with others who are on the same journey with similar goals. We’re here to support you.

Check out our WDF Program Guide Summer 2021 and register for Y programs and activities!

Summer Program Session: June 21 – August 15, 2021

Registration Starts: Facility Members: Monday, May 31 / Community Members: Monday, June 7


Summer Program Guide

Forever Nurturing

Getting your health on track is more important than ever. We’re here to nurture you and your family to develop and grow this summer.

Let the Y connect you with others who are on the same journey with similar goals. We’re here to support you.

Check out our Valley YMCA Summer 2021 Program Guide and register for Y programs and activities!

Summer Program Session: June 21 – August 15, 2021

Registration Starts: Facility Members: Monday, May 31 / Community Members: Monday, June 7


Summer Program Guide

Forever Nurturing

Getting your health on track is more important than ever. We’re here to nurture you and your family to develop and grow this summer.

Let the Y connect you with others who are on the same journey with similar goals. We’re here to support you.

Check out our Bridgeport Y 2021 Summer Program Guide and register for Y programs and activities!

Summer Program Session: June 21 – August 15, 2021

Registration Starts: Facility Members: Monday, May 31 / Community Members: Monday, June 7


Alpha Community Services YMCA offers services to clients referred by Connecticut’s statewide system for addressing chronic homelessness, the Coordinated Access Network (CAN). Through CAN referrals, Alpha Community Services provides Family Navigation; Emergency Shelter focused on families; Permanent Supportive Housing; Supportive Services to Veteran Families and also has been instrumental in creating and sustaining the Bridgeport Housing First Collaborative. All Alpha CSY services include Case Management enriched through partnerships with a variety of community organizations. Alpha CSY provides specialized services to clients facing housing insecurity, as such, complies with all applicable privacy and confidentiality standards, including but not limited to, those of HUD, DOH, DMHAS, and HMIS.

If you are currently homeless and seeking services, please call 2-1-1.

Case Management

Alpha Community Services YMCA provides case management services to all its clients. Case Managers provide support and crisis intervention for the clients. They link residents, both adult and youth, to mental health, substance abuse, employment, medical resources, educational opportunities and other services in the community. Case Managers assist families in the path of self-sufficiency.

In addition to offering support services through the case management model, ACS Y has developed its own programs for its clients: Workshops for Effective Parenting Skills, STD/HIV prevention, Dental Hygiene, Health and Wellness, Job Readiness, Eviction Prevention, and Financial Planning, among others.

Some of the activities for children include Summer Camp, Safety Around Water, swimming at the Y, arts and crafts activities, educational workshops, Read Across America day, Homework Assistance and Mentoring Programs.

387 Clinton Avenue serves as the Alpha Community Services YMCA (ACS-Y) Administrative Office.  Located in the West End of Bridgeport, the three-story building was built in 1895.  Case management and client group sessions supported by grants and the ACS-Y Annual Campaign are also conducted at this site.


Summer Aquatic Programs!

The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Outdoor Center is able to provide outdoor aquatic programming, weather permitting. These fee based programs are held Saturday and Sunday 9am-12:30pm. Details are provided in our Summer Program Guide, by calling the Y or stopping by.

Swim Lessons

Give your child the opportunity to have fun, develop confidence and learn how to stay safe in and around the water. Do you know how to swim? Maybe this is the summer that you learn. All ages can learn to swim at the Y. Make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy. Our Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Swim lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime. Lessons will be offered Saturday and Sunday mornings in a four weeks sessions. For private lessons please reach out to our Aquatics Director, Melissa Carroll at mcarroll@cccymca.org. Rgistration and fees will apply.

STROKE CLINICS

Stroke Clinics will be available for anyone on a swim team or who are in swim lessons that are a Stage 4 or above. They are designed to help swimmers with their stroke mechanics for all four competitive strokes, starts and turns.

LAP SWIM TIME

Special time will be allocated for Y members, 14 years and older to enjoy our pool and lap swim. Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Lap Swim Etiquette will apply as well as safety protocols. Enhance your wellness routine by moving outdoors and enjoying the pool.

AQUATIC GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

Water exercise is a great for people and all fitness levels. For adults, Aqua Fit is a way to get fit while embracing the sun and water! It’s a therapeutic workout and a great calorie burn. Registration is required.


Play Hard, Party Harder

BIRTHDAY PARTY RENTALS

The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA has an amazing facility that offers a variety of party options to celebrate your child’s next birthday! Choose one of our year-round, outdoor parties. Our enthusiastic and experienced staff will work closely with you to customize the activities and space to create a fantastic birthday!  To ensure you have memories that last a lifetime, our friendly staff is here to help you from the moment you arrive until all your guests depart.

Birthday children may have up to 11 guests, and the parents can stay for the fun!  All parties will have 90 minutes to enjoy our facilities as well as socially distanced seating for food and cake.

All safety and cleaning protocols will be adhered, following the latest guidelines.

WHEN: Saturdays / Sundays

WHERE: Family Outdoor Center (Camp Tepee)

FEES:  Members $170 / Community Members $255 / Pricing may be adjusted based on party requirements.

For outdoor reservations, contact Kathleen Riley at 203 445 9633 x 2719 or email kriley@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 Ryan Leworthy at the Valley YMCA at rleworthy@cccymca.org or Nicole Servas, at the Woodruff Family YMCA at nservas@cccymca.org so we can send you the log on details for the Virtual Meetings.

 


IT’S FOREVER SUMMER AT Y DAY CAMP!

2021 Summer Day Camp

The Hamden/North Haven 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 Mountain Laurel 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 HAMDEN/NORTH HAVEN YMCA CAMP MOUNTAIN  LAUREL! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore. 

Camp Mountain Laurel is located on 2705 Downes Road in Hamden 203-764-1103. Twenty acres of wooded space with an open shelter, outdoor swimming pool, archery station, gaga pit, ropes course, and climbing wall. Dirt paths lead you easily to our Main Building where we have arts & crafts, a summer library for reading, bathrooms, changing rooms and the first aid office. In the morning you can hear the birds chirping and children laughing throughout the camp as the sun begins to peek through the leaves – and you’ll see the tallest trees ever amongst our new larger than life backyard game stations. Come explore nature’s outdoor classroom with us.

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Hamden North Haven Y 2021 Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! Hamden North Haven 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 Hamden North Haven 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

 


It’s Forever Summer at Y Day Camp!

2021 Summer Day Camp

The Stratford 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, the Stratford Y 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 Summer Camp! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore. 

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

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! Stratford YMCA 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 Stratford YMCA 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


It’s Forever Summer at Y Day Camp!

2021 Summer Day Camp

The Bridgeport 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, the Bridgeport Y 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 Summer Camp! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore. 

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

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2021 Bridgeport Y 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 Bridgeport Y Day Camp Parent Handbook 2021


It’s Forever Summer At Y Day Camp!

2021 Summer Day Camp

The Valley 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, the Valley Y 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 Summer Camp! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore. 

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

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! Valley 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 Valley 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


It’s Forever Summer at Y Day Camp!

2021 Summer Day Camp

The Fairfield 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, the Fairfield Y 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 Summer Camp! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore. 

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

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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


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


It’s Forever Summer at Y Day Camp!

2021 Summer Day Camp

The Soundview Family Y 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, the Soundview Family Y day camp programs provide 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 Summer Camp! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore. 

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Soundview Family Y 2021 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y. We also offer a camp for East Haven residents, Camp Hayes. Please review our 2021 Soundview Family Y Camp Hayes Day Camp Brochure

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! Soundview Family Y 2021 Camp Nonoma Registration Packet  Soundview Family Y Camp Hayes 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 Soundview Family Y 2021 Camp Nonoma Parent Handbook Soundview Family Y Camp Hayes 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


Leading with Confidence

Leaders Club

Leaders Club is a character and leadership development program. This program serves youth, ages 10 to 18. It is organized for the purpose of providing knowledge, training and experiences to teens. Leaders Club will help participants become strong leaders in their communities, foster a spirit of serving others and shape a healthy lifestyle in Mind, Body and Spirit.

Who: Ages 10– 18

Time: Wednesdays 6:00 — 6:45pm

Where: Stratford YMCA and Zoom link available.

Contact: Amber Rua arua@cccymca.org or Oscar Rodriguez orodriguez@cccymca.org for more information.


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!


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!


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!


Activating People For Good

hands silhouettesTogetherhood

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: Ryan Leworthy, District Director of Child Care Services, P 203 732 5527


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


NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program

Forever Growing

AGES: 3-4 years

At the Y, we offer a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. The Y supports their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. When you know your child is well cared for, you and your family have the opportunity to focus at work, plan healthy meals, enjoy family activities and establish a routine. Please take a look at our Stratford Y 2021 2022 ELC Brochure

All kids have great potential. At the Y, we help set them on a path to lifelong learning.  Our program is state licensed with the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and holds is NAEYC accredited. All kids have great potential. At the Y, we help set them on a path to lifelong learning. We use the CT Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Framework offering a wide variety of opportunities for each child to explore and learn in a safe and nurturing environment designed to meet each child’s individual need.

Safety is our first priority. All Central Connecticut Coast YMCA child care programs are following all the guidelines set by the CDC, CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC), Y-USA, and other sources to ensure our policies and procedures are aligned to keep our children, staff and volunteers healthy and safe.

Activities include:

  • Center-based learning
  • Indoor/outdoor movement
  • Arts and crafts
  • Science
  • Field trips
  • Storytime
  • Music and movement
  • Circle time with Preschool learning and Kindergarten readiness

Multiple child discounts are available. Family Registration Fee: $50 non-refundable. This annual fee is due at time of registration. Tuition is based on 12 equal payments due monthly.

To be enrolled, children must be three years of age by December 31 and must be fully toilet trained. A $50 non-refundable Family Registration Fee is due at the time of registration.

2021-22 CCCY Early Learning Center Registration Packet

2021-22 Stratford YMCA ELC Parent Handbook

CCCY-Financial-Assistance-Application-Materials

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate-income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS). To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at their website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://www.ctcare4kids.com/

 


Forever Learning

Learning outside the classroom

The Y is here to meet your school age child care needs! Our program combines academics with play, and offers a caring and safe environment where kids can achieve, feel a sense of belonging, build friendships and explore new interests. Once homework is complete and snacks finished, Y staff will lead the participants in various enrichment activities including STEAM, kids fitness and fine arts.

AFTER SCHOOL

We strive to meet the needs of our families while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. Where and how children spend their time is vital to their growth and success in life. Please review our 2021 2022 NHYYC SACC Brochure.

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 

We help kids reach their potential and thrive in a safe, trustworthy setting. We offer a curriculum that aligns with the school day and supports growth in literacy, science, math, science, engineering, and technology (STEM) while infusing the arts, physical activity, and fun. We teach kids confidence, encourage self-expression and enrich social development. Providing our youth with the support, encouragement and positive role models that they need, will not only increase their ability to succeed in school but in life. For families, we offer peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and educational program building new relationships and achieving more.

FOR HEALTHY LIVING

As a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, supporting their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA continues to give youth an enriching and safe experience. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility that help build character. Our core values are woven throughout our child care program to create a warm, nurturing, home away from home. Your child’s growth, development, and education are important to us, as we do our best to ensure their future is bright.

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Everyone belongs at the Y. To ensure that all youth have the chance to participate, the Y offers financial assistance to those in need. Please talk with us to learn more. If you’d like to help send a child to child care, you can donate easily on our web site or at our Y. We also participate in the State of CT Care4Kids program.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Please review our 2021 2022 NHYYC SACC Brochure and Parent Handbook. To register, please fill out our 2021_2022 NHYYC SACC Registration Packet Part 1, 2021 2022 NHYYC SACC Fees Part 2 and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization forms. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.


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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Learn Grow Thrive

Early Learning Preschool Program

Our child care programs allow parents to answer the inevitable questions: Where can my child be safe and learn what they need to know to be prepared for school, and for life? The New Haven YMCA Youth Center provides a full day NAEYC accredited Preschool program for 3-5 year-olds all year. We are proud to be helping youngsters gain self-confidence and social skills while developing positive attitudes about school and learning!

All the forms and information you’ll need is right here. Click on any item from the listing below to get started!

Preschool Forms:

2021 Early Learning Center Safety Plan

2021-22 CCCY Early Learning Center Registration Packet

NHYYC-Early-Learning-Parent-Handbook

CCCY-Financial-Assistance-Application-Materials

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS).


Lakewood-Trumbull Gymnastics Team

The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA gymnastics team has been inspiring and helping children achieve their goals since the 1980’s. Through the years the Y has produced multiple State and Regional champions as well as State and Regional team championships. Our gymnasts learn, through fun and discipline, the ability to achieve their goals. We believe that if a child believes in themselves and trains hard, then anything, even the amazing sport of Gymnastics can be achieved.


A Report On The Y’s Community Impact

December 31, 2014

Dear Friends,

It is with great pride that I share with you the strong impact made by the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA in 2014! With a special focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y served 88,492 kids, families, and adults in twenty five towns and cities including Bridgeport and New Haven.

Character development is at the heart of the Y’s mission, and the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility were modeled and taught to 32,677 youth in 2014. Through participation in programs including child care, youth sports, summer camping, and Youth in Government, character was built and positive values were reinforced.

Defined as the difference in academic performance between low-income kids and their more privileged peers, the education achievement gap begins early in life for many children. In 2014, the Y made great strides in closing the gap for 1,254 low-income children through the our 8 school-readiness programs, 38 after-school programs, and 10 summer camp programs with a special focus on developing reading and writing skills.

The Y has been teaching kids how to swim and be safe around the water for decades. In 2014, 8,408 children participated in Y swimming lessons and water safety education programs representing an increase of 11% as compared to 2013.

Overweight, obesity, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition affect most in our community. About one in four of our neighbors are pre-diabetic, and many do not realize the serious health consequences of leading an unhealthy lifestyle. In 2014, 47,444 youth and adults participated in health, wellness, education, physical activity, and diabetes prevention programs and services.

Chronic homelessness is a challenge faced by many families and adults, particularly in Bridgeport and New Haven. With a large team of social workers and an inventory of 415 apartments, the Y continues to serve as the largest provider of affordable and supportive housing in the state. In 2014, the Y and our partners reduced chronic homelessness by 18% in Bridgeport and New Haven.

As a source and resource for affordable programs and services, $3.0M in financial assistance was provided to 6,097 financially disadvantaged kids, families, and adults enabling participation in important Y programs or services.

I offer my special thanks to our partners, donors, staff, and the 834 committed volunteers who donated 32,439 hours of their time to help the Y fulfill its mission which is:  

To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

With best wishes,

David Stevenson, President & CEO

Printable Version:  A Report on Community Impact 12_31_14

 


Learn Together, Play Together

Bridgeport Y School Readiness Programs

Serving Bridgeport children ages 3 & 4 years

At the Bridgeport Y, kids try new things, build their confidence, make new friends and smile every day. Affordable tuition. Care 4 Kids accepted.

Openings Available. Enroll your child today!

YMCA Kolbe Education Center, 401 Kossuth Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608 203 332 6447

YMCA PALS V, 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 334 5551                 

CONTACT: Terry McCarthy, Executive Director of Child Care Services, P 203 332 6447 or E tmccarthy@cccymca.org


Youth and Government Program

Youth and Government is a national YMCA group that involves thousands of teenagers worldwide in programs that model their state government.  The New Haven YMCA has been participating in the Youth and Government program since 2006.  Between October and March of each year, the teens in the Youth Center meet once to twice a week to discuss and debate issues in their state and to learn how to draft legislation concerning these issues.

The objective of the program is to teach leadership training, public speaking, critical thinking, community activism, political knowledge, and the development of research, reading and writing skills for academic enhancement.  The youth’s hard work and dedication is rewarded in a weekend conference at the Legislative Office Buildings in Hartford where they present their bills to other YMCA teens across the state.


Lifeguarding

Ages: 15 years and older

Ideal for lifeguards working at traditional pools. The course teaches professionalism, patron and facility surveillance, victim recognition, equipment-based rescues, and caring for head, neck and back injuries. Upon successful completion of course, participants will also earn certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer (includes AED) Oxygen Administration and First Aid.

Prerequisites for Class: Must be able to swim a minimum of 300 yards non-stop using a combination of front crawl, breaststroke and the approach stroke.


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