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Membership

The YMCA’s mission is what makes us unique because our goal is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice. It is our desire to see that mission strengthened while remaining open and welcoming to all. Plus, you’ll get all of these great benefits:

Group Exercise Classes

With your membership, you can choose from hundreds of exercise classes for beginners up to the fitness enthusiast. Our Ys offer traditional aerobics, yoga, pilates, cycling and many other group exercise classes, including ZUMBA®, all taught in a fun, welcoming environment. In addition to the group exercise classes, our trained wellness staff can help design a fitness program that meets your individual needs.

Family Friendly Programs

Members receive special rates on Afterschool, day camp, sports and other programs for children and families.

Strength and Cardio Equipment

Each of our full-facility Ys has a variety of strength and cardio equipment for members. Whether you prefer running on a treadmill, cycling beside a friend, reading while on an elliptical trainer, lifting free weights or using strength training equipment, you can do it at the YMCA.

Quality Child Care

We are dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable programs for our youth.  Staff members are partners with parents and other caregivers, working together to help kids grow up healthy, happy and strong. From preschool and school-readiness programs to fun afterschool activities, our programs give kids the chance to make positive choices about their lives and how they spend their time.

We also provide quality child care in ChildWatch while you’re working out or participating in other Y activities.

Swimming and Water Activities

Many of our facilities have year-round indoor pools and some have outdoor seasonal pools. There’s time for recreational swim and water aerobic activities. Certified lifeguards staff our pools, and our swim lessons are taught by trained instructors.

Membership For All

Our YMCA is a membership organization open to all people. The YMCA welcomes women and men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities and financial circumstances. Programs and branches embrace diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of our community. We are now more affordable than ever thanks to the “Membership For All” program.  Under this program, your membership rates are based on total household income.

Financial assistance for programs is available for qualified members through the Open Door  program, funded by our Annual Campaign. We are community based and believe that our programs should be available for everyone.

 Financial Aid Application

My Y is Every Y in New England

We are for healthy living and we want you to stay active wherever you go! Another great reason to be a Y member is that now your Y membership card will provide you free access to any Y membership facility in New England.  Now’s your chance to get out and explore New England – just be sure to bring your Y card with you!

All YMCA members from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont will be welcome – free – with their current YMCA ID card anywhere in New England.

Some restrictions may apply so please check with the Y you plan to visit by going to their website and clicking on the My Y/Every Y logo to learn more.  Photo ID will also be required.

A.W.A.Y. – Always Welcome at Any YMCA

With a YMCA membership, you’ll automatically become part of the A.W.A.Y. program, meaning you are Always Welcome At YMCAs!  Present your member ID card at YMCAs outside our association while traveling to reap the rewards. If you are planning a trip, we’ll gladly call ahead to confirm guest policies in that area.

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Membership Application

 Membership Handbook

Learn more about membership at your local Central Connecticut Coast Y branch by clicking on one of the links below.

Alpha Community Services YMCA  Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA
Bridgeport YMCA  Soundview Family YMCA
Fairfield YMCA  Stratford Family YMCA
Hamden/ North Haven YMCA  Valley YMCA
Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA  Woodruff Family YMCA
New Haven YMCA Youth Center