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From exceptional fitness facilities including our indoor pool, Life Fitness circuit, Lifecycles, Elliptical Cross trainers, treadmills, recumbent bikes and upright bikes to our child watch and child care services for preschoolers, 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: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Address & Phone:

3045 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06614

P 203.375.5844

F 203.380.0291

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Wellness Challenge March 2018


You’re invited to prepare for a healthy summer!

We start our season on March 26.

You’re encouraged to enjoy a physical activity 3 days a week for 30 minutes each day. So you  reach 150 minutes of weekly physical activities.

Push yourself! You can go an extra inning.

Track your progress and qualify for a Special Drawing after April 23.

Ask the Member Service or the Health & Wellness Team for your Game Piece.

Spring Programs Focus on Safety Around Water

The Y – for teaching Safety Around Water.

The Y, nurtures the potential and unites communities to create lasting and meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the ways, we accomplish this is by teaching youth, teens and adults to swim and be safe around the water and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.

Take a look at our Spring 2018 Program Guide to learn more about our aquatic programs. We also have new wellness classes, summer camp for the kiddos and many other classes, programs and activities for you and your families to enjoy!

Spring Program Session: April 23 – June 17, 2018

Registration begins Monday, April 2 for Members. Monday, April 9 for Community. Sign up for classes on our mobile app, on-line, by calling or visiting the Y.

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


Coming in April! New Group X Class!


This is a gripping hour that burns a ton of calories and builds total body strength. Tap into the newest mixed martial arts movements done at a rapid-fire pace to smash your cardio fitness.  This workout combines cutting-edge moves with thrilling music.

It’s easy to get started, here’s how: Defend Together Getting Started Information

Our Launch Party date will be set shortly, as well as, the specific class days and times.



No School, No Worries

Y Vacation Club – March 30 and April 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Even though schools are closed, the Stratford YMCA is here for your child care needs. Drop your child off with our experienced staff for a fun-filled day of games, activities, arts & crafts, swimming, and more!

Please bring a nut-free lunch, a bathing suit, and a towel. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items, so please leave your electronics at home. Preregistration is required. Registration ends two days before event so we can staff properly.

Ages: 5-12

Time: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Fees: Members- $50 per day / Community- $100 per day

Additional Info: All participants not currently in the before/after school program will need to complete a registration packet, provide a current health form, and medication/medication authorization form, if needed, prior to attending the Y Vacation Club.

For Finding a Place To Belong


At the Y, good habits become enjoyable routines and workout friends become…just friends. And in the meantime, communities become healthier and stronger. Here, adults do more than exercise together. They support each other, build relationships and form communities. For more than a workout. For a better us.

Click here for our class and program offerings:  Stratford Y Winter 11 Program Guide 2018

Our Winter II Program Session runs February 26-April 22, 2018

Member Registration begins February 5

Community Member Registration begins February 12

Register for programs and classes on-line, on our mobile app, by calling the Y, or at the Branch.

The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

Summer is an ideal time for children to get out and explore.  A chance to enjoy recreational and educational activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. Do you remember your best summer ever? Was your best summer a combination of exploration, activity, education, friends and fun? For families looking to keep their children’s minds and bodies active, the Y can  give them an adventurous, active and healthy summer.

Camp Parrot Perch provides children and teens a safe place to have fun, explore the outdoors, reconnect with old friends and meet new friends. Our campers engage in sharing, are taught about sportsmanship and most importantly, they learn about themselves. Our experienced camp staff will help  your child discover their full potential.

At Camp Parrot Perch, your child will have The Best Summer Ever, in a safe and fun environment. They will have opportunities to swim, participate in arts & crafts, indoor rainy day games, activities, and outdoor fun. Ask any of our camp alumni how to play Duck Duck Splash or Gaga Ball, watch their faces light up.

Participants in our CIT Program learn and develop leadership skills, act as peer role models for younger campers, and have the opportunity to share their talents with the entire camp community.  It’s a great experience that will prepare young teens for future work and leadership opportunities!

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Summer Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2018 Summer Day Camp Registration Packet  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

For day-to-day program details, please review our CCC Y Day Camp Parent Handbook.

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, team building and problem solving skills.  To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!

Cycle Together

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Cycle Together is a huge calorie burner. It’s a 60-minute cycling experience brought indoors. Chase the pack, spin the flats, climb mountains and sprint to the finish. Feel the thrill of energetic music and group dynamics as you get all the benefits of interval training.

Go to our Schedules page to learn which Y’s will offer Cycle Together, when and what time! Here are a few tips to get you started.

Our App Helps You Stay On Track

Mobile App Graphic FilesDownload the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Mobile App!

Forget your membership card? Wonder if there is a Zumba class this evening? Need to squeeze in a workout while you’re out and about? Looking for open swim or child watch times?

The Central Connecticut Coast Y app will give you everything you need in the palm of your hand – for all our Membership Branches!

Schedules – on one user-friendly landing page for all CCCY Branches / Calendar for easy transition through days/dates / Filters by area/room, time of day, class type / Notifications from multiple branches / Locations with facility status and hours / Member Cards use your phone to check-in, load them into your IOS Wallet for display when near the Y / Programs – view and register / Push Notifications! Opt-in for updates on classes and the facility / Email the Y / FREE! 

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Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image BlueWhen 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.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!

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


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 $325.00/month  Community Participants $490.00/month

Full Day Preschool:
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Members $585.00/month  Community Participants $880.00/month

Extended Day Preschool:
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Members $735.00/month   Community Participants $1,105.00/month

2018-2019 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 their website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more.

Y Vacation Club

No School, No Worries

Ages: 5-12 years

Enjoy your days off from school at our Y Vacation Club!  Children should bring a peanut free lunch and appropriate clothing, including a bathing suit and towel.

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Members: $50 per day
Community Members: $100 per day