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
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
631 Orange Avenue
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: https://runsignup.com/charlesislandytri
WHAT EVERY GIRL WANTS TO KNOW
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 203 878 6501
Stretch Relax Pose
STAND UP PADDLE BOARD YOGA
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 email@example.com
From Workouts to Summer Camp
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
- Safety Training for Swim Coaches
- Longfellow’s WHALE Tales
- Water safety courses and presentations
Contact: Matt LaPrino P 203 878 6501 x 3117 E firstname.lastname@example.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)
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.
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!
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