The Woodruff Family YMCA in Milford, Connecticut is dedicated to Healthy Living with our 25 yard indoor pool, brand new 8,500 square foot wellness center and exciting outdoor community playscape for children. Learn more about our amenities and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday:    5:30am–9:30pm
Friday:                       5:30am–8:00pm
Saturday:                   7:00am–6:00pm
Sunday:                     9:00am–5:00pm

Child Watch Hours:

Monday-Wednesday:  9:00am–12:00pm & 5:00pm-8:15pm

Thursday:  9:00 am-12:00 pm & 4:00 pm–8:15 pm

Friday:  9:00 am-12:00 pm & 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Saturday:  8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:  9:00 am-12:00 pm

Address & Phone:

631 Orange Avenue
Milford, CT 06461

P  203.878.6501

F  203.878.0619
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Experience More This Summer

Summer Program Guide PictureThe Y provides the opportunity you and your family need to become healthy, confident, and connected to others.  Through our classes, personal training, family programs and school age child care, we help you meet your goals.

Experience more this summer! Learn to swim, try our newest group exercise class – Strength Train Together or learn more about yourself in our Healthy Lifestyle Program.

Our Summer Session runs June 20 through August 19. Registration for Y Members begins on May 30; June 8 for Community. Please browse our Program Guide:  Woodruff Summer Program Guide 2016


Zoe For President

Zoe w BlocksZoe is a one-year old toddler running for president in 2064. Zoe represents the potential the Y sees in every child. And whether they want to be a teacher, a firefighter or president of the United States, she’s showing that with the Y’s support – all kids have the opportunity to become their best selves.

When you donate to Zoe, you’re donating to your local Y and supporting the programs and services we offer to give kids like Zoe what they need from childhood and throughout their life.

Watch to learn more about Zoe.  Change is Coming…Eventually


Time to Get Swimming

Special for Summer

Two-week daily swim lesson sessions.  All sessions consist of 8 lessons over a 2 week period.  Check out the schedule and register today!

Daily Swim Lesson Schedule for Summer 2016

 


Help Keep Your Kids Safe

YMCA-A_300x250-FINALDuring June, we will be offering Safety Around Water, a free program designed to engage and educate families about the importance of water safety skills.

Through the Safety Around Water program, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills.  During the course, child will learn how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations – – from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge to safely reaching a pool’s edge or exiting any body of water.

For detailed program information, please contact our Aquatics Department or Member Service Team. Class times and locations vary by program and Y Branch.


Strength Train Together

Lift. Press. Curl. Get Stronger and Power Up!

Strength Train Together will blast all your muscles with a high-rep weight training workout. Using an adjustable barbell, weight plates and body weight, the workout combines squats, lunges, presses, and curls with functional integrated exercises.  Dynamic music and a motivating group atmosphere will get your heart rate up, make you sweat, and push you to a personal best! Getting Started Details

Experience Strength Train Together! Class days and times are listed in Group Exercise Schedule posted on our schedules web page.


Camp: More Than Summer Fun

woodruff cover photoSummer Day Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character, making friends and having fun.  But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.

Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of songs, games, arts & crafts, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.  The Y offers experiences for youth entering Pre K through ninth grade with a Counselor in Training program for 14-15 year olds.

To learn more about Camp Wepawaug please review our 2016 Camp Brochure or call our camp guru Nicole Servas 203 878 6501.  Brochure: Camp Wepawaug Summer Camp Brochure 2016

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  Many weeks fill to capacity fast! Camp Registration Packet  2016

For day-to-day program details, please review our 2016 Parent Handbook. Day Camp Parent Handbook 2016

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, teambuilding and problem solving skills.  To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview.  2016 CCC YMCA CIT Application

More than Summer Fun!


Family, Friends, Fun and Fitness

Spring 1 PictureSpring Program Session Starts April 24

Meet your health and wellness goals at the Woodruff Family YMCA. We offer a supportive environment, knowledgeable staff, the latest equipment and numerous programs. Try one of our new Group X Classes like Strength Train Together being offered in our new Wellness Center.  Or tour our new Preschool wing or register for swim lessons or summer camp for the kids – we have a variety of classes for all ages and all activity levels.  You might even make a new friend who is looking to have fun just like you.

Spring Program Guide:  Woodruff Spring Program Guide 2016 Registration Starts for Members April 4; for Community Members April 11.


Change Your Choices, Change Your Life

2012-03-24_KSCY-1357_rgbJoin our HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROGRAM for positive, healthy and lifelong change

Join the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle program to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and weight loss.

Program Benefits:

  • Led by a trained lifestyle coach
  • Small group setting
  • Learn about healthy eating and physical activity
  • Reduce body weight
  • 16 One hour sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions

Register for an information session today!  Dates and times can be found on the schedules page of our web site.


The Y. For a better us.

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TEAMWORK and CONFIDENCE with lots FRIENDSHIP

WFYAC WOODRUFF FAMILY YMCA AQUATIC CLUB

Masters Swimming  

Whether you are a novice or an elite swimmer, the Woodruff Family Y Masters program can improve your swimming skills. These coached practices are designed to enhance your swimming skills, make you more efficient in the water, and increase your overall fitness level. If you are interested in competition, the program offers swimmers the opportunity to participate in local, regional and national meets. Masters Swimming is made up of tri-athletes, beginners, and world champions. Meet us at the pool and join the fun.  

2016 Sessions:  January – March / April – June / July – August / October – December

Practice Times:  Evenings/Mornings all with an on deck coach / Monday and Wednesday 7:30pm – 9:00pm / Friday 6:00 -7:30amSaturday 10:00am -11:30am (Dry Land and Water)

Session Fees: Member Fee $150 / Community Member Fee $300.  Single Practice Drop-In Fee:  $10 per practice for members / $20 per practice for Community members.

Full Year Registration Discounts:  Member Fee $500 / Non-Member Fee $900

Registration Incentives:  For the first session registered you get a: WFYAC MASTERS T-SHIRT!

Includes, registration for all four sessions and United States Masters Swimming and CT Masters Swimming membership registration.


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. To get a feeling for the class and more information about the program, watch this video.

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Life Skills Save Lifes

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

Waterfront Lifeguarding Classes will be held every Program Session!  Check our Program Guide for details. 

 

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.


Youth and Government Program

Youth and Government is a national YMCA group that involves thousands of teenagers worldwide in programs that model their state government.  The New Haven YMCA has been participating in the Youth and Government program since 2006.  Between October and March of each year, the teens in the Youth Center meet once to twice a week to discuss and debate issues in their state and to learn how to draft legislation concerning these issues.

The objective of the program is to teach leadership training, public speaking, critical thinking, community activism, political knowledge, and the development of research, reading and writing skills for academic enhancement.  The youth’s hard work and dedication is rewarded in a weekend conference at the Legislative Office Buildings in Hartford where they present their bills to other YMCA teens across the state.


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