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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: 9:00am–11:00am; 6:00pm-8:00pm

Stratford Front TestAddress & Phone:

3045 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06614

P 203.375.5844

F 203.380.0291

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Life Skills Save Lives

Become a certified Lifeguard

If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great part time job or a challenging career, that’s in demand, the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program is one of the best places to start. Lifeguarding lets you work as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water. You could even save a life!

Learning is fun and easy! Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn—

  • Rescue skills for use in the water and on land.
  • First aid and professional rescuer CPR/AED training to help you prepare for an emergency.
  • Professional lifeguard responsibilities.
  • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries.

Prerequisites

  • Swim a minimum of 550 yards continuously in a prone position demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.  (Swimming on the back is not allowed, swim goggles can be worn.)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Swim 20 yards, feet-first surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a10 pound object
    • Return to surface swim 20 yards hold object with both hands keeping face at or near pool surface
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
  • Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface, and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool

ENROLL TODAY!  Pool Lifeguarding

Dates and Times:  5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 5/28, 6/2, & 6/6 from 5pm-9pm (9am-12pm on 6/6)

Fees:   Members:  $250 / Community Members $350 CPR pocket mask and participant manual included


School Age Before/After School Program

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.

 2015_2016 CCC Y School Aged Child Care Registration Packet

2014 2015 School Age Child Care Parent Handbook

Before School Care

Before School Care is offered at the YMCA and Stratford Academy (Johnson and Honeyspot).  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/


Fore Community

2015 Golf Outings to support our ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

Monday, May 18, 2015

LAKEWOOD-TRUMBULL YMCA 34th Annual at The Traditions at Oak Lane Golf Club in Woodbridge

For more information contact:  Charlie Clifford P 203 445 9633 ext. 15 E cclifford@cccymca.org

Monday, August 3, 2015

STRATFORD YMCA 11th Annual at the Mill River Country Club in Stratford

For more information contact:  Tim Bartlett P  203 375 5844 E  tbartlett@cccymca.org

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

SOUNDVIEW FAMILY YMCA 9th Annual Sara H. Forbes Golf Classic at the Madison Country Club in Madison

For more information contact:  Doug Shaw P 203 481 9622 E doug.shaw@cccymca.org

 

 


Endless Summer Fun

Stratford Camp Picture1Camp Parrot Perch

We are excited to welcome ages 5-15 to join Camp Parrot Perch! Enjoy any or all of our weekly sessions.

You can expect plenty of awesome and fun activities including swimming, arts and crafts, sports, and counselor led activities. Look for our convenient sign-in and parent information table and new Ga-Ga Pit.  We are also increasing the number of field trips for our Adventurer and CIT groups.

Looking for something for your 3 or 4 year old?  The Stratford Y offers full-year preschool. During the summer, we switch to camp mode offering many age appropriate summer activities for this group.

There is something for every child – all in one location!  Whatever camp program you choose, your camper is sure to have fun, make new friends, grow as a person, and make memories that will last a life time.

Browse our 2015 Summer Day Camp Brochure:  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.  Camp Registration Packet     Camp Parent Handbook 2015     CCC YMCA CIT Application_References

 


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.

 


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

NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program

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.

Half Day Preschool:
9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Members $310.00/month  Community Participants $465.00/month

Full Day Preschool:
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Members $570.00/month  Community Participants $855.00/month

Extended Day Preschool:
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Members $720.00/month   Community Participants $1080.00/month

2014 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms    2015 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms     Stratford Y  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/