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:
Address & Phone:
3045 Main Street
Save the date!
Our 18th Annual Sweetheart Run will be held on Saturday, February 8 at 10:00 am to benefit the Stratford YMCA Annual Campaign.
Register early for the 4 Mile Road Race and 3 Mile Walk at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford at www.hitekracing.com
Where Everyone Comes to Play
Our Winter 1 Session runs January 2 – February 23
Registration for Facility Members starts on December 2; for Community Members on December 9.
Browse our Winter 1 Program Guide for all the details!
SNOW! GOTTA WORK? Y WORRY!
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- $35 | Non-members- $70
Drop & Shop
Have no fear, the Stratford YMCA is here! Families, drop your kids off with us and we’ll take care of them while you get some holiday shopping done. Each day has holiday-themed activities. Lunch is not provided, but we will serve a healthy snack. Preregistration is required.
WHEN: Saturday from 9:00-1:00; December 21
FEES: Members $25/Community $50
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, 6, & 7
FEES: Members $40/Community $80
WHEN: Fridays from 5:30 – 6:15 pm, starting November 1
BSY Swim Team
Ages: 5 – 18 years (participation depends on ability level)
A collaborative effort between the Bridgeport and Stratford Ys, our team offers a stimulating, enjoyable program that stresses stroke technique, endurance, sportsmanship, goal-setting and leadership. We strive to do all this in an environment that embraces the YMCA’s philosophy of building spirit, mind and body for all. We believe these qualities serve our swimmers well in the pool, but also in the classroom and in life.
Practices take place weeknights at the Stratford Y, 3045 Main Street, Stratford. For more information contact Krystal O’Brien, Aquatics Director.
School Age Before/After School Program
Register now for the School Year!
Comprehensive State Certified After School Program for youth in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Your child will benefit through homework help, arts and crafts, healthy snacks, physical activity, games, swimming, and much more.
The YMCA offers Before and After School Child Care for students who attend Stratford public schools.
Before School Care
Time: 6:45 am until the start of the school day
Cost: Members: $195/per month; Non-members: $215/per month
After School Care
The program also provides care on regularly scheduled half days.
Time: Dismissal until 6:00pm.
5 days/week: Members: $255/per month; Non-members: $275/per month
3 days/week: Members: $165/per month; Non-members: $180/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/