Family Time

Healthy Kids Day – Saturday April 21 – 10am-1pm

Join us to Awaken Summer Imagination

Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Join us!

Kick off Summer on Healthy Kids Day! Saturday, April 21 10am-1pm

This event is FREE and open to the public


Family Fun For Everyone

Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Family Outdoor Center

S’More Family Fun! 

Nestled in an undeveloped wooded area of Monroe, participants at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Outdoor Center have been delighted by its charming atmosphere. With 47 acres of land, the possibilities of fun, relaxation and exploration are endless.

Whether you are looking to unwind in the sun by one of our three pools, learn to swim, or get competitive one one of our two tennis courts, basketball courts or gaga pits, there is something for everyone.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, embark out on our lake in paddle boats or improve your golfing skills on our mini golf course. Be on the lookout for opportunities that allow you to participate in fun activities for kids of all ages through arts & crafts, tie dye, sports activities, water games, and the ever popular obstacle course. Adults are not left out while we organize family fun activities such as the 4th of July Great American Bash, S’more Nights and a Summer Luau.

Located at 204 Stanley Road in Monroe, the YMCA Family Outdoor Center is open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

To learn more about our facility and open house schedule, take a look at our brochure:  Lakewood-Trumbull Y Family Outdoor Center Brochure or call us at 203 445 9633. 2018 Lakewood – Trumbull Y Family Outdoor Center Registration Materials

Y Stands For Youth

Youth in our Branch Wellness Center


Our Youth Wellness Orientation Bracelet Program is  designed for youth members ages 10-13 who would like to use our Wellness Center while their parent is in the room.  Youth will be given FREE trainings with one of our Wellness Coaches to learn about each aspect of the Wellness Center.  Youth members will learn proper technique, safety and etiquette of gym fitness.  Schedule your appointment today at the Member Welcome Center.

Wellness Center:  Yellow Bracelet

Youth members 10-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the cardiovascular equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach.  The youth member must wear a yellow wristband when working out in the Branch.

Wellness Center:  Blue Bracelet

Youth members 12-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the strength equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach.  The youth member must wear a blue wristband when working out in the Branch.  Prerequisite:  Must have completed yellow bracelet training.

For more information:  Please speak with our Member Service Team or Wellness Director.

Keeping Kids’ Minds and Bodies Active

The Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits:

  • High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.
  • Foster an Early and Ongoing Passion for Books – Read to and with your kids. Help children read at every age and every stage of their development.
  • Team Up for Athletic Events – Set a family goal of great health by teaming up for community or charity events like races, walks, fun runs, bike rides, etc.
  • Volunteer Together – Find a cause that matters to the kids. Open their eyes to a world beyond themselves and the rich rewards that come from making a difference.
  • Make sleep a priority – Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, learning and other vital functions.

Special Needs Open Gym

Need some time to spend with your exceptional child aged 4 – 13 in a fun unstructured environment, after a long week of organized activities? Please join us on Sundays from 10:15 – 11:15am for one hour of open gym.  Your child will enjoy jumping on our trampolines, rolling through our block pit, hanging from the bars and practicing their balance on the beam with your supervision.   This is a drop in activity.

Martial Arts For All

Ages: 4 and up

Open to all ability levels:  beginner, advanced and a family level.  Our experienced instructors will guide students through progressive skill development based on age and grade.

Tune Into Your Child’s Development

Play with your child and meet others!

Playtime Pals is a mother/caregiver and child play class for ages 12-24 months.

Stepping Stones is a drop off class for 2 and 3 year olds! A great way to get ready for those preschool years. Playtime, lunch/snack (parent provided), craft, storytime, circle time. Child does not have to be potty trained.  Stepping Stones participants have the option of attending both days at a reduced rate.

WHEN:  Playtime Pals Thursday 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Stepping Stones (2 & 3 years):  Thursday 10:30 am – 12:15 pm; Friday 9:30 am – 11:15 pm

Camp and Outdoor Center

Our facility opens the Saturday before Memorial Day and closes after Labor Day.We offer summer pool memberships, group and private swim lessons, swim team, pool parties, and group rentals.

Our Camp and Outdoor Center offers 3 pools, snack bar, boating, tennis, basketball, rental, birthday parties, swim lessons and home to our summer day camp, Camp Tepee.

204 Stanley Road
Monroe, CT  06468
203 261 2566
203 261 3146
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For more information about Outdoor Family Center Membership fees or Aquatics, please call   203 445 9633.