Stratford Outside

 

From exceptional fitness facilities including our indoor pool, Life Fitness circuit, Lifecycles, Stairmasters, Elliptical Cross trainers, treadmills, recumbent bikes and upright bikes to our child watch and child care services for preschoolers, half-day kindergarten, before and after-school child care and summer day camp – the Stratford YMCA is the place to go! Learn more about the Stratford YMCA and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 5:30am–9:00pm

Friday:                    5:30am-8:00pm

Saturday:                7:30am–5:30pm

Sunday:                 10:00am–4:00pm

Child Watch Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm-8:00pm

Address & Phone:

3045 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06614

P 203.375.5844

F 203.380.0291

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Experience More This Summer

Summer Program Guide PictureThe Y provides the opportunity you and your family need to become healthy, confident, and connected to others.  Through our classes, personal training, family programs and school age child care, we help you meet your goals.

Experience more this summer! Learn to swim, try our newest group exercise class – Strength Train Together or learn more about yourself in our Healthy Lifestyle Program.

Our Summer Session runs June 20 through August 19. Registration for Y Members begins on May 30; June 8 for Community. Please browse our Program Guide:  Summer 2016 Program Guide


Zoe For President

Zoe w BlocksZoe is a one-year old toddler running for president in 2064. Zoe represents the potential the Y sees in every child. And whether they want to be a teacher, a firefighter or president of the United States, she’s showing that with the Y’s support – all kids have the opportunity to become their best selves.

When you donate to Zoe, you’re donating to your local Y and supporting the programs and services we offer to give kids like Zoe what they need from childhood and throughout their life.

Watch to learn more about Zoe.  Change is Coming…Eventually


Help Keep Your Kids Safe

YMCA-A_300x250-FINALDuring June, we will be offering Safety Around Water, a free program designed to engage and educate families about the importance of water safety skills.

Through the Safety Around Water program, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills.  During the course, child 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 any body of water.

For detailed program information, please contact our Aquatics Department or Member Service Team. Class times and locations vary by program and Y Branch.


Strength Train Together

Lift. Press. Curl. Get Stronger and Power Up!

Strength Train Together will blast all your muscles with a high-rep weight training workout. Using an adjustable barbell, weight plates and body weight, the workout combines squats, lunges, presses, and curls with functional integrated exercises.  Dynamic music and a motivating group atmosphere will get your heart rate up, make you sweat, and push you to a personal best! Getting Started Details

Experience Strength Train Together! Class days and times are listed in Group Exercise Schedule posted on our schedules web page.


Camp: More Than Summer Fun

Stratford 2015 Camp Cover PhotoSummer Day Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character, making friends and having fun.  But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.

Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of songs, games, arts & crafts, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.  The Y offers experiences for youth entering Pre K through ninth grade with a Counselor in Training program for 14-15 year olds.

To learn more about Camp Parrot Perch please review our 2016 Camp Brochure or call the Y 203 375 5844.  Brochure: Stratford Y Summer Camp Brochure 2016

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  Many weeks fill to capacity fast! Stratford Y Summer Camp Registration Packet 2016

For day-to-day program details, please review our 2016 Parent Handbook.  Stratford Y Summer Camp Parent Handbook 2016

If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, teambuilding and problem solving skills.  To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview.  2016 CCC YMCA CIT Application


Change Your Choices, Change Your Life

2012-03-24_KSCY-1357_rgbJoin our HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROGRAM for positive, healthy and lifelong change

Join the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle program to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and weight loss.

Program Benefits:

  • 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.


The Y. For a better us.

Idle hands can be dangerous tools. But give idle hands something to do, a place to go, a purpose – and they’re capable of amazing things.  Watch:

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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. To get a feeling for the class and more information about the program, watch this video.

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School Age Before/After School Program

Engage Beyond the School Day!  Register now for the School Year!

You can relax knowing that with us, your kids are getting their daily dose of fun, homework assistance, character development, cultural enrichment and fitness with the Y.  We offer Comprehensive State Certified After School Program for youth in Kindergarten through 6th grade.

The YMCA offers Before and After School Child Care for students who attend Stratford public schools.

Family Registration Fee:  $50 non-refundable.  This is an annual fee that is due at the time of registration.

 2015_2016 CCC Y School Aged Child Care Registration Packet

2015_2016 Stratford Y SACC Parent Handbook

2016-2017 Stratford Y SACC Parent Handbook

Before School Care

Before School Care is offered at the YMCA, Stratford Academy (Johnson and Honeyspot) and Wilcoxson.  Busing to school is provided.  Drop off for this program begins at 6:45 am

Time:  6:45 am until the start of the school day

Cost:  Members:  $200/per month; Community members:  $300/per month

After School Care

The program also provides care on regularly scheduled half days.  Chapel, Eli Whitney, Franklin, Nichols, Second Hill Lane, Wilcoxson and Johnson House at Stratford Academy.  Lordship and Honeyspot are bused by the Board of Education to Stratford Academy.

Time:  Dismissal until 6:00pm.

Cost:  

5 days/week:  Members:  $260/per month; Non-members:  $390/per month

3 days/week:  Members:  $170/per month; Non-members:  $255/per month

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS).

To learn more about Care 4 Kids, visit this website. This site provides information on how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://ctcare4kids.com/


Y Fun Club

On days when Stratford Public Schools are closed for inclement weather, the Stratford Y offers programming for school-age children. Located at the main YMCA, and students can spend the day in a safe and fun environment challenging their friends to board games, creating art projects, swimming, and much more.  Pre-register today for our Y Fun Club, date to-be-determined. We will accept children as space and staff requirements allow.

Children need to bring a nut-free lunch, a bathing suit and towel, and appropriate clothes to play outdoors (snow clothes, extra pants, socks, boots, hats, gloves, etc.).

Ages: Grades K-6

Time:  8 am – 6 pm

Fees: Members $40   |   Community Members $80

 


Zumba® Kids

The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for kids where they can play it loud and rock with friends! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching. Preregistration is required.

AGES: 5 – 8

FEES: Members $40/Community $80

WHEN:  Fridays, 5:00-5:45pm

 


NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program

Learn Grow Thrive

Ages: 3-4 years

Our preschool program uses the CT Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Framework.  Our preschool provides a wide variety of opportunities for each child to explore and learn in a safe and nurturing environment designed to meet each child’s individual need.

Activities include:

  • Center based learning
  • Indoor/outdoor movement
  • Arts and crafts
  • Science
  • Field trips
  • Story time
  • Music and movement
  • Circle time with Preschool learning and Kindergarten readiness

To be enrolled, children must be three years of age by December 31, and must be fully toilet trained.  A $50 non-refundable Family Registration Fee is due at the time of registration.

Half Day Preschool:
9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Members $320.00/month  Community Participants $480.00/month

Full Day Preschool:
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Members $580.00/month  Community Participants $870.00/month

Extended Day Preschool:
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Members $730.00/month   Community Participants $1095.00/month

2015-2016 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms     2016-2017 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms   CCC Y Early Learning Centers Parent Handbook

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS).

To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at this website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://ctcare4kids.com/


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