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
Change Your Choices, Change Your Life
Join the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle program to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and weight loss.
- Led by a trained lifestyle coach
- Small group setting
- Learn about healthy eating and physical activity
- Reduce body weight
- 16 One hour sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions
Register for an information session today! Dates and times can be found on the schedules page of our web site.
Safety Around Water
Keep kids and families safer
Register for our fun, five day, free community wide program which teaches youth water safety skills. Children 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 a body of water. (Similar skills are taught in Y Swim Lesson Programs.)
AGES: Children, preschool and up
WHEN: June 15 – June 19
FEES: Free with registration
REGISTER: On-line, at the Y or by calling the Branch
Summer Fun For Everyone
Review our Summer Program Guide for activities, classes, summer camp and more!
Summer Session: June 22 – August 16, 2015
Register on-line or by calling the Branch.
Member Registration: June 1, 2015
Community Member Registration: June 8, 2015
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 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!
Endless Summer Fun
The counselors and campers will concentrate on the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in everything they do.
Each day the counselors will give “shout outs” to the campers who have shown positive character traits throughout the day.
The character values will be reinforced through colored beads; red for caring, blue for honesty, yellow for respect and green for responsibility.
Campers will receive and collect the colored beads to make their own character value necklace.
The more values– the more beads– it all counts!
Browse our 2015 Summer Day Camp Brochure: 2015 Summer Camp Brochure
To register download, pickup or have us mail you the registration packet. Fill out the registration forms. Calculate the deposit. Write out your check and either mail or drop off your check and all the forms at the Y. 2015 Summer Camp Registration Packet Day Camp Parent Handbook 2015
We look forward to seeing you at the Bridgeport Y this summer!
Prevention. Lifestyle. Support.
YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
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 and for more information about classes.
Be Healthy, Be Strong
Body Sculpting Class
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
Let’s Dance the Salsa and Smile
Work out to Latin Music!
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!
It’s Time to Party!
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.