Youth Membership

The Y reaches an exceptionally diverse group of youth and their families with the resources and services they need to lead happy, healthy, and productive lives as citizens of our great city.

The Bridgeport YMCA now serves its participants in three primary centers in the city as well as six afterschool sites.  Our youth swim lessons, swim team, safety around water programming and summer day camp our based out of the main branch at 850 Park Avenue, while our child care programs take place at the Kolbe Education Center on Kossuth Street.  Afterschool programs take place at the South End Community Center at 650 Park Avenue.

Kolbe Early Care and Learning Center

The Kolbe Education Center is home to our Infant/Toddler program as well as our School Readiness program.

401 Kossuth Street
Bridgeport, CT  06604
P 203 332 6447
F 203 394 6036

South End Community Center

Our SECC, located 2 blocks from our main facility, is available for rentals and is home to two School Readiness classrooms and our School Age Child Care program.

650 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT  06604
P 203 331 0200

Become a Member

Why do so many people feel like they belong at the Y?  We have a wonderful community of people here at the Bridgeport Y!  It’s a positive, supportive environment where community youth can feel comfortable while pursuing the activities that interest them most.

The Bridgeport Y is not a full facility branch.  We encourage adults to explore membership opportunities at other branches in the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA family. Financial assistance is available for youth and families with a demonstrated need.  Financial Assistance Application

Click here for a list of all YMCA locations that are part of the Central Connecticut Coast branch network.

We have a wonderful community of people here at the Bridgeport Y!  It’s a positive, supportive environment where you and your family can feel comfortable while pursuing the activities that interest your child the most. When you join the Y, you become part of a family of members who support the Y’s philosophy of healthy lifestyles, mutual respect, community spirit, youth leadership and character development.

You’ll also get to know people in the community at large, as the Y partners with other charitable organizations in our surrounding towns on projects that benefit the common good. And, as a community service organization, the Y thrives on the camaraderie of people who help out by volunteering for events throughout the year.

We hope you will decide to have your child join the Bridgeport YMCA – We all need a place to belong!

Membership Application

CCC YMCA Membership Handbook

Membership For All

Our YMCA is a membership organization open to all people. The YMCA welcomes women and men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities and financial circumstances. Programs and branches embrace diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of our community. Our “Membership For All” program is available for those with a demonstrated financial need.

FIND YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEE to determine your membership rate, please select the membership type & household income: Find Your Membership Fee


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for programs is available for qualified members, funded by our Annual Campaign. We are community based and believe that our programs should be available for everyone. CCC Y Financial Assistance Application

My Y is Every Y in New England – Reciprocity

Another great reason to belong to the Y! We are for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  We want to encourage our members to utilize the Y as often as they can. Sometimes, it’s more convenient for members to utilize a Y in a different location when traveling, near a workplace or in another region.  Now, full facility Y members have the flexibility to use other Y facilities throughout the region, at no extra charge.

All YMCA members from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont will be welcome – free – with their active/current YMCA ID card anywhere in New England and a valid photo ID.

Some restrictions may apply so please check with the Y you plan to visit by going to their website and clicking on the My Y/Every Y to learn more.

For additional details and FAQ Click Here

A.W.A.Y. – Always Welcome at Any YMCA

With a YMCA membership, you’ll automatically become part of the A.W.A.Y. program, meaning you are Always Welcome At YMCAs! Present your member ID card at YMCAs outside our association while traveling to reap the rewards. If you are planning a trip, we’ll gladly call ahead to confirm guest policies in that area.

Member Get A Member Program

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.

For Your Safety

The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access.