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
Safety Around Water
Keep kids and families safer
Register for our fun, five day, free community wide program which teaches youth water safety skills. Children 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 a body of water. (Similar skills are taught in Y Swim Lesson Programs.)
AGES: Children, preschool and up
WHEN: June 15 – June 19
FEES: Free with registration
REGISTER: On-line, at the Y or by calling the Branch
Summer Fun For Everyone
Review our Summer Program Guide for activities, classes, summer camp and more!
Summer Session: June 22 – August 16, 2015
Register on-line or by calling the Branch.
Member Registration: June 1, 2015
Community Member Registration: June 8, 2015
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:
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
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
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 email@example.com 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
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