Bridgeport Y



In Bridgeport, the YMCA has provided 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, youth swim lessons and safety around water programming. Learn more about the Bridgeport YMCA and how you can become a youth member.


Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 7:30am-5:30pm
Saturday:  8:00am-4:30pm

Address & Phone:

850 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
P  203.334.5551
F  203.334.2847
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Walking for Wellness

Water Walking! February 27 – April 19

Our eight week Water Walking Program offers a very low cardiovascular workout for everyone. Enjoy the heated indoor pool, which also helps your joints move easily. Participants use water-joggers to stay afloat, water weights for resistance and other equipment to make water walking more enjoyable.

Program Fee:  $30

When: Tuesday and Thursday 11:15 am – 12:45 pm

Register today! For more information call 203 334 5551




Splash Into Health

ADULT LAP SWIM February 28 – April 20

Our eight week program is designed to give adult lap swimmers a group setting for their workouts. Whether you swim for the physical fitness benefits or are a competitive swimmer, you can improve your techniques and physical fitness in this program. All levels are welcome!

Program Fee:  $30

Days:   Wednesday/Friday

Time:    5:00PM – 6:30PM

REGISTER TODAY! For more information call 203 334 5551


Save the Date! Saturday April 21 10am-1pm

Plan to join us for Healthy Kids Day!

Awaken Summer Imagination!

Healthy Families Extravaganza

Winter Harvest Fair – Free for everyone!

Join us for a morning of fun activities highlighting the importance of regular physical activity to maintain a healthy spirit, mind and body. This event will offer free financial literacy, nutrition education, local resources, and much more!

Let’s increase the physical and developmental health of our young children – focus on literacy, parent/child/family connections, healthy eating and healthy lifestyles to better prepare our children to succeed in school.

WHEN: Saturday, March 10 10:00AM – 1:00PM

WHERE: Bridgeport YMCA, 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport

In partnership with the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, the Bridgeport YMCA, The Center for Family Justice and the United Congregational Church


To register and for more information contact:

Maria Valentin, Bridgeport Y P 203 334 5551 ext. 2418 E

Maria Guzman, The Center for Family Justice P 203 334 6154 ext.115

Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

Summer is an ideal time for children to get out and explore.  A chance to enjoy recreational and educational activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. Do you remember your best summer ever? Was your best summer a combination of exploration, activity, education, friends and fun? For families looking to keep their children’s minds and bodies active, the Y can  give them an adventurous, active and healthy summer.

Here at the Bridgeport Y we strive for each child to have The Best Summer Ever! Our highly trained Senior Counselors take into account the individual needs of each child to ensure that life long friendships and memories are made! Whether it be playing flag football on our grassy field or venturing out on one of our fun and exciting field trips, your child will surely have a summer to remember!

NEW FOR 2018!! Our summer day camp will begin implementing Literacy and STEM learning activities into our day! The Bridgeport Y has continued to foster youth development and assist in closing the achievement gap. Children will be encouraged to explore and discover, while developing their literacy, math and science skills. We are committed to helping your child have The Best Summer Ever!

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

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2018 Bridgeport Y Summer 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

For day-to-day program details, please review our Camp Parent Handbook.

The Best Summer Ever!

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock Open House

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.

Visit us at the Bridgeport YMCA to speak face to face with a camp representative, view camp videos and slides, and register on the spot!

Thurs. March 8, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Can’t make it to this one? Check out our website for alternative dates:

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 SECC PALS 1 Child Care Center, 650 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 331 0200

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

For more information, please contact: Terry McCarthy at 203 332 6447 or