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
Saturday, April 26th 10am-1pm
Build a Happier, Healthier Kid!
Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies. On April 26, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.
A Healthy Life Happens Here
Take a look: 2014 Spring Program Guide
Spring Program Session: April 21 – June 15, 2014
Facility Member Registration: March 31
Community Member Registration: April 7
From A to Z, we offer a variety of experiences to nurture the potential of every child and adult improve the nation’s health, and provide support to our neighbors.
Compete in the Fast Lane
Join the BSY Swim Team. Become a Torpedo!
The Bridgeport/Stratford YMCA (BSY) Swim Team is a YMCA core values-based program promoting swimming skills, character development, sportsmanship, volunteerism, and leadership in an environment where everyone has equal access to pursue their goals regardless of race, creed, or economic status. It is our mission to actively recruit children of varied backgrounds and ethnicities to participate in a sport that has long suffered from a lack of diversity.
The 2014 summer season runs April 14 – August 8 your Child and Teen will gain confidence and perfect their skills. Swim Team Registration Form
For more information: BSY Swim Team Krystal O’Brien P 203 375 5844 or E firstname.lastname@example.org
Endless Summer Fun
We’re ready for another fun and exciting summer. You’ll find all our usual favorites, plus Camp Zumba! The dance-fitness program with age appropriate music gets kids moving to the beat. Easy to follow routines encourage movement and dance while enhancing coordination and self confidence. AND Ultimate Adventure Camp! For youth entering grades 4-9; enjoy a week of fun and challenging activities. Travel to a different destination and participate in a new activity each day. Trips may include rock climbing, an amusement park, cave exploration and an aquarium.
There’s something for every child – all in one location! Your camper is sure to have fun, make new friends, grow as a person and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Browse our 2014 Brochure: Camp Brochure 2014
To register download, pickup or have us mail you the registration packet. Registration Forms 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. Parent Handbook
We will host open house events on: Saturday, March 29; April 12; May 17 10am – 1 pm. Visit the camp and meet the staff. We’ll give you a tour and answer all your questions.
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.
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 Friday, 6:30-7:30PM
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.