In Bridgeport, the YMCA has provided adult programming since 1884 and youth services since 1929. We offer the greater Bridgeport community access to affordable child care, youth and teen programs, summer camp, health and fitness, and community building programming. Learn more about the Bridgeport YMCA and how you can become a member.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 5:30am-9:00pm
Child Watch Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 6:00pm–8:30pm
Address & Phone:
850 Park Avenue
Zoe is a one-year old toddler running for president in 2064. Zoe represents the potential the Y sees in every child. And whether they want to be a teacher, a firefighter or president of the United States, she’s showing that with the Y’s support – all kids have the opportunity to become their best selves.
When you donate to Zoe, you’re donating to your local Y and supporting the programs and services we offer to give kids like Zoe what they need from childhood and throughout their life.
Watch to learn more about Zoe. Change is Coming…Eventually
Through the Safety Around Water program, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills. During the course, child will learn how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations – – from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge to safely reaching a pool’s edge or exiting any body of water.
For detailed program information, please contact our Aquatics Department or Member Service Team. Class times and locations vary by program and Y Branch.
Summer Day Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character, making friends and having fun. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.
Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of songs, games, arts & crafts, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper. The Y offers experiences for youth entering Pre K through ninth grade with a Counselor in Training program for 14-15 year olds.
To learn more about Bridgeport Y Summer Camp please review our 2016 Camp Brochure or call our camp guru at 203 334 5551. Brochure: 2016 Summer Camp Brochure
To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! Many weeks fill to capacity fast! 2016 Bridgeport Y Summer Camp Registration Packet
For day-to-day program details, please review our 2016 Parent Handbook. 2016 Bridgeport Y Summer Camp Parent Handbook
We are glad that you are being active and having fun with friends here at the Y! To help you stick with it – pick up a new Loyalty Card each month. Have it punched each day you come to the Y to get moving. At the end of the month if you have 10 punches, turn in your card. You will have a chance to win a gift card from a local merchant!
Join the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle program to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and weight loss.
Register for an information session today! Dates and times can be found on the schedules page of our web site.
Where do kids go when there’s nowhere to go? What do they do when there’s nothing to do? Kids will be kids, and idle hands will get to work one way or another. But if we give kids a place to go where they can be safe, where they can be curious, where they can be kids, then they’re capable of amazing things. The Y is that place. Watch:
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%, and 71% in adults over the age of 60. Click Here to find out if you qualify. To get a feeling for the class and more information about the program, watch this video.
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 for the 2015-2016 School Year
YMCA Kolbe Education Center, 401 Kossuth Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608 P 203 332 6447
YMCA SECC PALS 1 Child Care Center, 650 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 P 203 331 0200
YMCA PALS V, 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 P 203 334 5551
Enroll your child today!
For more information, please contact: Michelle Genest at 203 332 6447 or email@example.com
A complete body workout incorporating intervals of cardio, strength, toning, power and balance while using various weight and resistant equipment. Great for beginning and intermediate fitness levels. If you are getting back into fitness or looking to work at a slower pace this is the perfect class for you.
When: Mondays and Thursdays
Time: 7:30am – 8:15am
For More Information: Visit the Membership Services Desk
Improve your flexibility, strength, endurance and sense of well-being while you have fun!
The program, for all fitness levels, combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt your body as you dance.
When: Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM
See Member Services for the details!
Join us for Zumba® Fitness – When participants see a Zumba class in action, they can’t wait to give it a try. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students.
When: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Right here at the Bridgeport Y
Fees: Free with Membership
Through our youth sports programs young people have the opportunity to be in a safe environment, gaining social maturation and leadership abilities, while engaging in fun recreational activities. From wrestling to our basketball league, youth are encouraged to learn and lead healthy lifestyles, commit to goals and team settings and approach challenges optimistically.
Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults and is available to eligible Medicare health plan and group retiree members. Eligible members have a complimentary community membership to the Bridgeport YMCA. To find out if you are eligible, please speak to one of our Member Service Associates at the Welcome Desk or visit www.silversneakers.com.