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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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!  Registration starts February 1, 2016 – 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!


March into Wellness

Program Guide CoverThe Y is a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health.  We purposefully design our programs to engage you throughout your health and wellness journey. Whether it’s a kick boxing and yoga class for yourself or swim lessons and summer camp for the kids, we have a program to help you and your family march into wellness.

Take a look at our Winter 2 Programs:  Winter 2 Program Guide 2016

The Session runs February 29 – April 24, 2016.  Register online, over the phone or in person at the Y. Registration opens on February 8 for Members; on February 15 for Community.


The Y. For a better us.

Idle hands can be dangerous tools. But give idle hands something to do, a place to go, a purpose – and they’re capable of amazing things.  Watch:

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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.


Fun For Families!

FAMILY TIME FLICK-N-FLOAT

Family Night at the Y! Come spend the evening with family and friends and enjoy the fun! Bring your floats, any and all are welcomed on this night only!

Standard pool rules still apply.  Any child wearing a float must be accompanied in the water.  See pool rules/youth guidelines.

Feature Presentation: INSIDE OUT

When:  Saturday February 20 6:00 to 8:00 pm

REGISTER TODAY!  YMCA Family Facility Members Only

 

 


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


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  mlaprino@cccymca.org 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)


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

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


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