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Our 25 yard indoor pool, treadmills, lifecycles, stairclimbers, cross trainers,  and free weights are just a few reasons to join the Woodruff Family YMCA in Milford, Connecticut. Learn more about our amenities and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday:    5:30am–9:00pm
Friday:                       5:30am–7:00pm
Saturday:                   8:00am–8:00pm
Sunday:                     9:00am–5:00pm

Child Watch Hours:

Sunday – Friday:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:  5:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Thursday:  4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday:  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday:  8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Address & Phone:

631 Orange Avenue
Milford, CT 06461                
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A Healthy Life Happens Here

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Take a look:  Program Guide Spring 2014

Spring Program Session:  April 21 – June 15, 2014

Facility Member Registration:  March 31

Community Member Registration:  April 7

From A to Z, we offer a variety of experiences to nurture the potential of every child and adult improve the nation’s health, and provide support to our neighbors.


Try the all new H2O BootCamp

Coming this spring to the Woodruff Family YMCA is the all new H2O BootCamp. Tired of the same workout routine? Maybe you’ve reached a plateau and need something new and exciting?  If this applies to you, then get ready to add some intensity back into your workout with our new aqua fitness class. This class will challenge you both mentally and physically.  So grab your googles, swim cap and water bottle and get ready to make the changes you’ve always wanted

  • Improve cardiovascular endurance
  • Build muscle strength and core stability
  • Meet a new group of friends ready to push you to the limit

WHEN:                        Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:45-8:30pm starting April 22nd

WHERE:                      Woodruff Family YMCA pool

COST:                          $42/ member for 8 weeks

PRE-REQ:                   Must be able to swim and tread water

Questions? Contact Alisha Williams, Health and Wellness Director at 203.878.6501 ext 3118 or email at

Saturday, April 26th 10am-1pm

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Build a Happier, Healthier Kid!

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies. On April 26, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.

Swim, Bike, Run – Join the Fun

5th Annual Y-Tri

Save the date:  May 11, 2014  300 Yard Pool Swim, 11 Mile Bike Race, 3 Mile Run

Just Try It!  Register at

Come get Green!

Earth Day Green Fair Showcase for green goods and services with family-centered activities and refreshments.  Check out the electric and hybrid cars including a Tesla roadster, see a display from a solar energy company,  have an organic snack , craft your own recycled planter, check out our petting zoo and much more!

Ages:  All are welcome!  FREE

When:  Tuesday, April 22 3:00-6:00pm (rain date 4/26)

Where:  Woodruff Family YMCA

Contact:  Amie Ziner at


Time to get swimming

Two-week daily swim lesson sessions


All sessions consist of 8 lessons

Session 1: June 23 – July 3

Session 2: July 7 – 17

Session 3: July 21 – 31

Session 4: August 4 – 14

Members only:  Preschool: $79 / Youth: $86 & Youth Endurance: $93

Pike:  Monday – Thursday 8:00-8:30 / Monday – Thursday 9:30-10:00

Eel:  Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 9:00 / Monday – Thursday 10:00-10:30

Ray/Starfish:  Monday – Thursday 9:00-9:30

Polliwog:  Monday – Thursday 4:00 – 4:30

Minnow:  Monday – Thursday 6:00 – 7:00

Shark:  Monday – Thursday 5:15– 6:00

Youth Endurance Swim Club:  Monday – Thursday 4:30-5:15

Endless Summer Fun

WDF Camp PhotosSummer Day Camp!

You can expect plenty of awesome and fun activities including swimming, arts and crafts, archery, sports and  counselor led activities.  We will also offer a variety of specialty camps throughout the summer.

We are excited to welcome everyone ages 3-15 to join Camp Wepawaug and enjoy any and all of our one week sessions.

For your convenience the location of pick up and drop off will be behind the side parking lot.

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 incomparable memories that will last them a lifetime.  Camp Wepawaug is more than a camp, we are a family.

Browse our 2014 Summer Day Camp Brochure:  Summer Camp Brochure 2014

To register download, pickup or have us mail you the registration packet.  Registration Packet 2014  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.  Parent Handbook 2014

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We will host open house events on:  Saturday, March 29; April 12; May 17 10am – 1 pm.  Visit the camp and meet the staff.  We’ll give you a tour and answer all your questions.

We look forward to seeing you at the Woodruff Family YMCA this summer!


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.



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.


  • 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!  Waterfront Lifeguarding

Dates and Times:

Class 1: January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 23 and March 2 Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Class 2: March 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4 and May 11 Times: 9:00 – 3:00pm

Class 3: September 28, October 4, 12, 19, 26, November 2 Times: 9:00 – 3:00pm

Fees:   Members:  $275 / Community Members $375 CPR pocket mask and participant manual included

Y Fun Club

When schools are closed for the entire day, due to inclement weather, children enrolled in Before and After School programs may attend our full day Y Fun Club.  Parents provide transportation to the Y.  Children need to bring a lunch, a bathing suit and towel, plus appropriate clothes to play outdoors (snow clothes, extra pants,  socks, boots, hats, gloves, etc.)

Fees:  $15 Pre-registration.  $50/day for Members.  $100/day for Non-Members  Y Fun Club Registration

Stay Active Be Healthy Keep Having Fun

Silver Sneaker Members:  We are glad that you are being active and having fun with friends here at the Y!  To help you stick with it we are offering a new program.

Pick up a new Silver Sneakers Loyalty Card each month. Have it punch each day you come to the Y to get moving. At the end of the month if you have 10 punches turn it in your card. You will have a chance to win a gift card from a local merchant!


Your Goals Are Important to Us!

Personal Training

Whether you are 15 or 75, an experienced or beginning exerciser, personal training can help you reach your health and fitness goals. Our certified personal trainers will help develop an individualized program that is perfect for you and will support you with expert knowledge, coaching and motivation to help you look, feel and live better.

Registration: Personal Training sessions are sold in one hour increments and are scheduled between members and trainers.  To schedule your training & more information please call the Y.

Cost: After the first 1 hour initial training, each session can be divided into 30-minutes sessions.
2 hours: $86
4 hours: $160

Group training also available.

Water Fitness Classes

Ages: 18 and up

We offer several fitness classes that take advantage of the unique properties of water. The workouts will include a warm up, aerobics, toning, stretching and cool down. Flotation devices such as noodles and barbells will be utilized to increase resistance. Come join the fun! Classes offered during the day and evenings.

View our schedules.

Youth & Government

Youth & Government

Ages:  High School Students

Delegations are held at Foran High School and Lauralton Hall.  Participants take on government roles and participate in writing, debating, lobbying and passing laws.  Program concludes with the annual state conference in Hartford.  (Delegations and participants will be required to pay for their own trip.)  Contact the Youth Department at ext. 3116 if you are interested but your school does not have a Delegation.

Session Dates: October 2013- March 2014