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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–9:30pm
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

WDF Bldg WebAddress & Phone:

631 Orange Avenue
Milford, CT 06461                
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The Y Is All About More.


The more support, guidance and opportunities we give kids, the more amazing qualities they’ll get out.  The more they get out, the more they can achieve growing up.  That’s why we provide kids a healthy, caring environment of fun, learning and belonging to help them reach their fullest potential.

And that’s why we celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our biggest day of the year devoted to kids and MORE!

Our Healthy Kids Day program will include: Kids Fitness Demos, Relay Races, Bicycle Course, Face Painting, GaGa Pit, Bounce House, Ropes Course, Archery, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Local Vendors, Super Heroes, Mascots, Great Raffles and Prizes!

Join us on Saturday April 25 10am – 1pm


Open Water Swim, Bike Then Run, Join The Fun

3rd Annual Woodruff Family YMCA Charles Island Y-Tri

Half Mile Open Water Swim, 12 Mile Bike, 3 Mile Run along the Shore

When:  August 9, 8:00 am start

Register today:

Growing Together


A workshop for girls and their mothers on the physical and emotional changes of puberty.  Presented by Diane Frankel-Gramelis.

Ages:  Tween girls and their Mothers or other female support

When:  Thursday, May 14th   6:30pm

Where:  Woodruff Family YMCA

Fees:  Free to Facility Members and the Community

Additional Information:  Space is limited and preregistration is required. Please register at the Member Service Desk.


Get Off The Couch and Run

Couch to 5K Spring Training Program

This C25K program is a beginner’s training program that will help you reach a goal of completing a 5K race in just 9 weeks!  We will help you shed the winter blues and get you on your way to enjoying the outdoors again. This coach led program will provide you with a program based on your specific needs and the opportunity to not only discover something great about yourself, but also introduce you to a whole new group of friends! This program will prepare you for the Pike Place 5K on June 20 in Milford.  New this year: Our YMCA directors are getting involved as well! Join Charlie, Nicole, Alisha, Josh, Matt, Derek and Donna for the race!

Each participant will receive:

  • Woodruff Family YMCA Running Team Jersey
  • Personalized Program
  • Group Runs on Saturdays
  • New topics every week including nutrition, footwear, flexibility, strength and more!
  • YMCA water bottle
  • Entry into Pike Place 5k race

Start Date:        Saturday April 18th at 9:00am

Race Date:        Saturday June 20th in Milford, CT

Program Fee:  $60 members /$80 community members

Questions? Contact Alisha Williams, Health and Wellness Director at or 203 878 6501

Stretch Relax Pose


Love Yoga and love the pool? We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Scoot and Paddle of Milford to bring you Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga! Led by SUP Yoga Instructor Kelly Warters, this new program will engage muscles you probably forgot you had all while enjoying the peacefulness of our indoor pool. Learn how to incorporate your favorite yoga movements onto a paddleboard to create a challenging new workout. Space is limited to 10 participants per program.  Based on positive feedback, we’ve added another!  Register soon.


Tuesday Program:  12:00-1:00pm Session 2 March 31 – April 28

Thursday Program: 8:00-9:00pm Session 2 April 2 – April 30

Cost per session:  $40 for Members / $80 for Community

Cost to Drop In on Single Class:  $15 Members / $30 Community

For questions contact Alisha Williams, Health and Wellness Director at 203 878 6501 or

From Workouts to Summer Camp

fitness-family2Spring into a healthier lifestyle by taking advantage of all the wonderful wellness classes and youth programs offered at the Y!

Join the Y today.  Register for Summer Camp now.

Check out our Spring Program Guide: Program Guide Spring 2015

Spring Session Dates:  April 20 – June 14, 2015

Registration for Members Opens:  Monday, March 30

Registration for Community Opens:  Monday, April 6

Water Safety Instructor (Ages 16+)

If you’re at least 16 years old and a proficient swimmer, you can become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Learn to teach children and adults to swim, and give water safety presentations to kids and their parents. It’s a fun and meaningful job.

Become certified to teach the following:

  • Parent and Child Aquatics
  • Preschool Aquatics
  • Learn-to-Swim
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches
  • Longfellow’s WHALE Tales
  • Water safety courses and presentations

Enroll Today!  

Contact:   Matt LaPrino P 203 878 6501 x 3117 for more information.

Here’s your chance to build your résumé and show the world what you can do:

  • Prepare for college and a career by developing leadership and communication skills
  • Gain teaching experience
  • Have fun and earn money at a job you love

These jobs are in high demand! Plus, American Red Cross certification is recognized nationwide so you can work anywhere in the U.S.

Fees:  $375.00 Member includes participant manual

Dates:  Fall II: Sundays Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, Dec. 6, 13 (9 to 4)

Endless Summer Fun


Here at Camp Wepawaug you can expect many fun and engaging activities daily! Some of these include games, swimming, arts and crafts, and many more.

We welcome campers between the ages of 3 to 15 to join us here at Camp Wepawaug.

We are proud to announce that we will be adding our very own climbing wall in addition to the high ropes course we added last summer.

This summer, we are also proud to introduce a new specialty camp, Challenge Camp, for our Pioneer level campers. This will allow campers to use both the new climbing wall and high ropes course.

No matter which session you attend camp, we know that it will be amazing. More than a camp, we are a family.

Browse our 2015 Summer Day Camp Brochure:  Summer Camp Brochure 2015

To register download, pickup or have us mail you the registration packet.  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.  Registration Forms  Parent Handbook 2015     CCC YMCA CIT Application_References

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.


  • 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:

May 3, 10, 17, 31, June 7, 14 – Sundays 9am to 4pm

Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 – Sundays 9am to 4pm

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

Flip, Twirl, Splash

Synchronized Swimming  Little Mermaids

A once-a-week class for girls ages 6-10, this class is great for beginners! Swimmers learn basic synchro skills in a safe, non-competitive environment. Girls will enjoy playing games, listening to our underwater sound system, and learning synchro positions on a floating mat and in the shallow end of the pool.  At the end of the session, they will combine the skills they learned into a routine and perform for their families.


Ages:  6-10

When:  Winter 1, Winter 2 and Spring Sessions – Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Fees:  $88 members only

Prerequisite:  Must be able to pass swim test


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.


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 & 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 2014- March 2015