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.
Registration will begin on February 1, 2018. 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
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.
Before School Care is offered at the YMCA, Stratford Academy 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
The program also provides care on regularly scheduled half days. Chapel, Eli Whitney, Franklin, Nichols, Second Hill Lane, Victoria Soto School, 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.
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://www.ctcare4kids.com/
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.
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
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. http://www.ctcare4kids.com/
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