Bridgeport Y Schedules

Bridgeport Y Group Exercise Schedule
Bridgeport Y Pool Schedule

We’re Going Mobile For You!

Download our new, free Mobile App on January 3, 2017.

Meanwhile, the schedule below is effective Monday, January 2, 2017. For classes prior to January 2 please use the schedule above.

If you have questions please call the Y at 203 334 5551

 

Time For Fun

FAMILY SWIM 

1-2-3 Jump! Whether you’re cooling down from the summer heat or want to practice your cannonball skills, the Bridgeport Y Pool is the place to have fun on Wednesday nights with your family. All levels are welcome. A parent/guardian, at least 18 years of age, must accompany any child 5 and under in the water at all times.

Parents/guardians of children under age 8 who have passed the swim test must remain on the pool deck. All swimmers age 8 or older who have passed the swim test may use the pool on their own.

Any non-swimmer must have an adult in the water within arm’s reach.

Program Fee: Adults (18 and over) $10 / Children (17 and under) $5

When: Wednesday 6:30- 8:30pm

For more information call Justine Dupree, Aquatic Director P 203 334 5551 X 2416  E jdupree@cccymca.org


For Making Summer Memories

Keep busy and engaged this summer! The Y offers adventure, healthy fun and personal growth. Make Y friendships that can turn into memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy group exercise or learn to swim while you and your family build relationships in a welcoming environment.

Check out the Fairfield Y 2018 Summer Session Program Guide

Summer Program Session: June 18 – August 12, 2018.

Member Registration starts Tuesday, May 29. Community Member Registration starts Tuesday, June 5.

Register on-line, from our mobile app, by calling the Y or in person at the Branch.


Discover Local History

THE HENRY WHITFIELD STATE MUSEUM

Travel back in history in nearby Guilford

Since 1899, the Henry Whitfield Sate Museum has been owned and operated by the State of Connecticut. Restored by noted architects Norman Isham and J. Frederick Kelly in the early 1900s, the house is an important example of Colonial Revival restoration work. For over 115 years, visitors from around the world have explored this unique site and learned not only the history of the Henry Whitfield House but the story of the English settlement of Connecticut and the coming together of the European and Native American cultures.

DATE: Wednesday, July 18, 2:30 PM

MEMBER COST: $6 payable at the museum that day.

Please Sign up at the front desk. Meet in the lobby (2:15pm) and we can carpool over or you can drive yourself (meet there at 2:30pm).


Water Fit Classes at the Outdoor Center!

Get wet and have fun while you work out! 

The summer is the perfect time to try something completely new!  This year, why not get fit while embracing the sun and water?  Water exercise is great for  people of all ages and fitness levels! It’s a therapeutic workout and a great calorie burn!

Where:  Lakewood-Trumbull Outdoor Center

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1—1:45pm, June 18 through August 9

Fee: Free for Outdoor Center Members, $45 for Facility Members, $90 for Community Members.  Take as many classes as you wish for the same fee!

For more information, please contact Joanne Orenstein, Health & Wellness Coordinator, jorenstein@cccymca.org


Become a Certified Waterfront Lifeguard

LIFE SKILLS, SAVE LIVES

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

August 5, 6, 12 & 13 Saturday and Sundays  10:00am – 5:00pm

Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Family Outdoor Center, 204 Stanley Road Monroe, CT 06468

Fees:   Member: $275 / Community Member: $375


Practice Makes Progress

Ballet Boot Camp – Beginner to Intermediate Level

Ages 8 & Up

Whether you are a dancer looking to prepare for the upcoming season or deciding to try something new for the summer—this camp is for you! This boot camp is sure to put the body to work by exploring basic ballet movement through a classical ballet technique, body conditioning, flexibility, stage presentation, and quality of movement. Dancers will expand their ballet vocabulary while challenging the mind and body through short, fun conversational and physical exercises that will give them a deeper understanding of the dance discipline and result in physical strong and confidence in what their bodies can do!

When: Monday-Friday, August 13-17

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

FEES: Facility Member/Community Member  $90/$180


There’s Never TuTu Many Dancing Ballet Princessess

BALLET  PRINCESS WORKSHOP

FOR AGES: 4-7

Learn the fundamentals of ballet through fun floor work, barre, and combination exercises. All while dancing to your favorite princess songs that will have you spinning on your toes all summer long!

Class begins on June 25 and runs for 4 weeks.

WHEN: Mondays 5:30-6:15pm

FEES: Facility Member/Community Member $90/$180


Kick Start Your Weekend With A Sweat

FRIDAY NIGHT BOOTCAMP IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Do you want to increase strength? Build muscle and burn fat? Improve your cardiovascular fitness?  Boot Camp Express is the place to do it! Train for 30 minutes or push yourself for the full hour!

When:  Friday nights beginning June 8

Where: Group Exercise Room

Time: 5:30pm-6:00pm and 6:00pm-6:30pm


On Course For A Cause

Soundview Family Y Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Madison Country Club 11am Lunch / 12pm Tee-off

You can make a difference helping kids stay on course with every swing of your club. As a part of this year’s tournament, you give all kids the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of caring adults who believe in their potential.

You make it possible for children to replace screen time with swimming time, hiking time, paddle time, and climbing time at the Soundview Family YMCA Camp Nonoma. You give them a chance to fall in love with the outdoors and outdoor pursuits that can keep them happy and healthy for a lifetime.

Join us and make a lasting impact on the children and families of your community.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

WHERE: Madison Country Club, 8 West Wharf Road, Madison, CT  P 203 245 2336

ITINERARY: 10:00am Registration / 11:00am Lunch / 12:00pm Shotgun Start (scramble) / 4:30pm Reception, Dinner, auction with awards, Raffles

RSVP: Please respond by September 5, 2018

For more information, contact: Doug Shaw doug.shaw@cccymca.org  P 203 481-9622

2018 SDV Y Golf Tournament Info_Sponsorship_Golfer Registration

 


For Making Summer Memories

Keep busy and engaged this summer! The Y offers adventure, healthy fun and personal growth. Make Y friendships that can turn into memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy group exercise or learn to swim while you and your family build relationships in a welcoming environment.

Check out our Summer Program Guide

Summer Program Session: June 18 – August 12, 2018.

Member Registration starts Monday, May 28.

Community Member Registration starts Monday, June 4.

Register on-line, from our mobile app, by calling the Y or in person at the Branch.


For Making Summer Memories

Keep busy and engaged this summer! The Y offers adventure, healthy fun and personal growth. Make Y friendships that can turn into memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy group exercise or learn to swim while you and your family build relationships in a welcoming environment.

Check out our Summer Program Guide

Summer Program Session: June 18 – August 12, 2018.

Member Registration starts Monday, May 28.

Community Member Registration starts Monday, June 4.

Register on-line, from our mobile app, by calling the Y or in person at the Branch.


For Making Summer Memories

Keep busy and engaged this summer! The Y offers adventure, healthy fun and personal growth. Make Y friendships that can turn into memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy group exercise or learn to swim while you and your family build relationships in a welcoming environment.

Check out the Stratford Y Summer 2018 Program Guide

Summer Program Session: June 18 – August 12, 2018.

Member Registration starts Monday, May 28.

Community Member Registration starts Monday, June 4.

Register on-line, from our mobile app, by calling the Y or in person at the Branch.

 


For Making Summer Memories

Keep busy and engaged this summer! The Y offers adventure, healthy fun and personal growth. Make Y friendships that can turn into memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy group exercise or learn to swim while you and your family build relationships in a welcoming environment.

Check out our Summer Program Guide 2018

Summer Program Session: June 18 – August 12, 2018.

Member Registration starts Monday, May 28.

Community Member Registration starts Monday, June 4.

Register on-line, from our mobile app, by calling the Y or in person at the Branch.

 


For Making Summer Memories

Keep busy and engaged this summer! The Y offers adventure, healthy fun and personal growth. Make Y friendships that can turn into memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy group exercise or learn to swim while you and your family build relationships in a welcoming environment.

Check out the Lakewood-Trumbull Y Summer Program Guide

Summer Program Session: June 18 – August 12, 2018.

Member Registration starts Monday, May 28. Community Member Registration starts Monday, June 4.

Register on-line, from our mobile app, by calling the Y or in person at the Branch.


Are you Whistle Worthy?

Join our Junior Lifeguard Program

Are you interested in lifeguarding – but not quite old enough yet? This course gives 13 to 15 year olds a sneak peek into what it takes to become a great lifeguard. The program is designed to be completed over 3 summers and allows you to gain an introduction to lifeguarding, lifesaving skills, leadership skills, fitness and professional development. Digital certificate available upon successful completion of each course.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

DIVISION 1 –

  • Must be 13 years old by August 1
  • Complete a minimum of 20 shadow hours
  • Attend First Aid/CPR/AED Class June 24 10am-4pm

DIVISION 2 –

  • Must be 14 years old by August 1
  • Complete a minimum of 30 shadow hours
  • Attend Jr. Lifeguard Class July 16 – 20 10am – 3pm

DIVISION 3 –

  • Must be 15 years old by August 1
  • Complete a minimum of 40 shadow hours
  • Attend Lifeguard Class August 5, 6, 12, 13 10am – 5pm

CPR pocket mask and participant handouts provided. Please call the Y to register!


Time to Get Swimming

Special for Summer

Two-week daily swim lesson sessions.  All sessions consist of 8 lessons over a 2 week period.  Check out the schedule and register today!

 


Build Skills To Nurture Others

American Red Cross Babysitting training course

To provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. The recommended age for this course is 11-15 years old. This class will be taught at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Family Outdoor Center.

Class 1: July 27 & July 28 10:00am—3:00pm

Class 2: August 17 & August 18 10:00am-3:00pm

ENROLL TODAY! Babysitting Training Course Fees:  Member: $75/ Community Member: $95


New Group X Class!

DEFEND TOGETHER

This is a gripping hour that burns a ton of calories and builds total body strength. Tap into the newest mixed martial arts movements done at a rapid-fire pace to smash your cardio fitness.  This workout combines cutting-edge moves with thrilling music.

It’s easy to get started, here’s how: Defend Together Getting Started Information

Class days and times can be found on our Schedules page.

 


Splash into Summer

Half Day Swim School

A great way for your child to learn to swim or improve their stokes with two lessons each day!  Your child will swim, learn water safety, enjoy a snack, and have lots of fun!  Swim school is 5 days per week for ages 3 to 9.

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00pm or 1:00 pm -4:00pm

Fees: $200 Member / $275 Community Member

Register: Online or call the Y’s Welcome Center Desk at 203-255-2834 or come on in

For more information contact: Maureen Scinto, Aquatics Director, 203 255 2834 ext 2318 mscinto@cccymca.org


Programs Focus on Safety Around Water

The Y – for teaching Safety Around Water.

The Y, nurtures the potential and unites communities to create lasting and meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the ways, we accomplish this is by teaching youth, teens and adults to swim and be safe around the water and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.

Take a look at our Summer Guide 2018 to learn more about our aquatic programs. We also have new wellness classes, summer camp for the kiddos and many other classes, programs and activities for you and your families to enjoy!

Spring Program Session: April 23 – June 17, 2018.

Summer Program Session: June 18 – August 12, 2018. Registration begins on Monday, May 28 for Members. Monday, June 4 for Community. Sign up for classes on our mobile app, on-line by calling or visiting the Y.


Protect Yourself

FROM LYME DISEASE, WEST NILE VIRUS AND NEW AND EMERGING OUTDOOR HAZARDS

Presented by the EAST SHORE DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Come Join the East Shore District Health Department as we talk about Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus and other harmful things you can contract outside in the warmer weather.

We will discuss what health risks are out there and how climate change is changing our concerns and how to protect yourself.

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 11:15am in Studio A.

Cost: This event is FREE! Sign up at the front desk to reserve your space.

 


On Course for a Cause

STRATFORD YMCA 14th Annual Golf Tournament

Make a difference— help your community stay on course with every swing of your club.

By sponsoring, playing in or attending our golf tournament, you enable the Y to continue to enrich the lives of everyone – infants to senior citizens and all the families in between – through programs and services that develop positive attitudes, build self-confidence and instill strong values for the future.

At the Y, we believe our success is measured by the lives we touch. That’s why we ensure that our programs and activities are available to everyone, regardless of income or ability to pay.

Join us August 6, 2018 on course for a cause and make a lasting impact on the children and families of your community.

WHEN:  Monday, August 6, 2018

WHERE: Mill River Country Club, 4567 Main Street, Stratford

ITINERARY:   11:00am Registration / 11:45am Lunch / 12:30pm Shotgun Start / 5:30pm Reception, Dinner, Prizes

RSVP: Please respond by July 21, 2018

For more information, please contact: Doug Shaw, doug.shaw@cccymca.org P 203 481 9622 ext 3207 or George Perham, gperham@antinozzi.com

2018 Stratford Y Golf Tournament Registration and Sponsorship Form


Lakewood Lightning Swim Team

Ages: 6 – 15 years

The Lakewood Lightning Swim Team 2017 season is rapidly approaching!  Once again we will be having one unified team, intended to benefit everyone.  We will have daily practices as well as swim meets throughout the summer.  Our meets are designed to give swimmers a fun opportunity to showcase their skills and demonstrate how hard they have worked in practice.

Registration: Online registration is unavailable for the Lakewood Lightning swim team. Please fill out this form: 2018 LIGHTNING INFO REGISTRATION FORM and bring it to the Y.  For more information, please call 203 445 9633


WOODRUFF FAMILY Y MASTERS SWIM TEAM

DIVE ON IN

Masters Swim Program

Whether you are a novice or an elite swimmer, the Woodruff Family Y Masters program can improve your swimming skills. 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 beginners, tri-athletes, and world champions. Meet us at the pool and join the fun.                             

2018 SESSIONS: March – June / Jun – August / October – December

PRACTICE TIMES: Evenings/Mornings: Tuesday and Thursday 7:30pm – 9:00pm / Friday 6:00-7:30am  / Saturday 7:15-8:15am (non-coached)

SESSION FEES: Member Fee $190 / Community Member Fee $380

Single Practice Drop-In Fee:  $10 per practice for Members / $20 per practice for Community Members

Monthly Fee:  Member Fee $75/month / Community Member Fee $150/month


Fun with Friends

Y Leaders Club

Calling all Fairfield teenagers!

Leaders Club provides high school students with extensive leadership training, offering opportunities for service to the YMCA and the community. Leaders Club also serves as a recruiting program for future Y professionals! We are here to develop leaders, fostering with them a culture of service in addition to knowledge and training that will help them better serve others and shape a healthy and productive life for themselves. Leaders Club meets once a week. Members also participate in social events, service projects and have the opportunity to go on several trips. Leaders Club provides a safe, genuine place for high schoolers and helps direct their energy to positive outcomes.

When:  Thursdays at 6:30pm

Pre-registration required. If you are interested in this great program please contact Youth and Family Coordinator Ryan Leworthy at the Fairfield YMCA at 203 255 2834 ext.2315 or rleworthy@cccymca.org.


Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

Summer is an ideal time for children to get out and explore.  A chance to enjoy recreational and educational activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. Do you remember your best summer ever? Was your best summer a combination of exploration, activity, education, friends and fun? For families looking to keep their children’s minds and bodies active, the Y can  give them an adventurous, active and healthy summer.

Here at the Bridgeport Y we strive for each child to have The Best Summer Ever! Our highly trained Senior Counselors take into account the individual needs of each child to ensure that life long friendships and memories are made! Whether it be playing flag football on our grassy field or venturing out on one of our fun and exciting field trips, your child will surely have a summer to remember!

NEW FOR 2018!! Our summer day camp will begin implementing Literacy and STEM learning activities into our day! The Bridgeport Y has continued to foster youth development and assist in closing the achievement gap. Children will be encouraged to explore and discover, while developing their literacy, math and science skills. We are committed to helping your child have The Best Summer Ever!

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Summer Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2018 Bridgeport Y Summer Day Camp Registration Packet. If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

For day-to-day program details, please review our Camp Parent Handbook.

The Best Summer Ever!


Family Fun For Everyone

Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Family Outdoor Center

S’More Family Fun! 

Nestled in an undeveloped wooded area of Monroe, participants at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Outdoor Center have been delighted by its charming atmosphere. With 47 acres of land, the possibilities of fun, relaxation and exploration are endless.

Whether you are looking to unwind in the sun by one of our three pools, learn to swim, or get competitive one one of our two tennis courts, basketball courts or gaga pits, there is something for everyone.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, embark out on our lake in paddle boats or improve your golfing skills on our mini golf course. Be on the lookout for opportunities that allow you to participate in fun activities for kids of all ages through arts & crafts, tie dye, sports activities, water games, and the ever popular obstacle course. Adults are not left out while we organize family fun activities such as the 4th of July Great American Bash, S’more Nights and a Summer Luau.

Located at 204 Stanley Road in Monroe, the YMCA Family Outdoor Center is open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

To learn more about our facility and open house schedule, take a look at our brochure:  Lakewood-Trumbull Y Family Outdoor Center Brochure or call us at 203 445 9633. 2018 Lakewood – Trumbull Y Family Outdoor Center Registration Materials


The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

Summer is an ideal time for children to get out and explore.  A chance to enjoy recreational and educational activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. Do you remember your best summer ever? Was your best summer a combination of exploration, activity, education, friends and fun? For families looking to keep their children’s minds and bodies active, the Y can  give them an adventurous, active and healthy summer.

Camp Parrot Perch provides children and teens a safe place to have fun, explore the outdoors, reconnect with old friends and meet new friends. Our campers engage in sharing, are taught about sportsmanship and most importantly, they learn about themselves. Our experienced camp staff will help  your child discover their full potential.

At Camp Parrot Perch, your child will have The Best Summer Ever, in a safe and fun environment. They will have opportunities to swim, participate in arts & crafts, indoor rainy day games, activities, and outdoor fun. Ask any of our camp alumni how to play Duck Duck Splash or Gaga Ball, watch their faces light up.

Participants in our CIT Program learn and develop leadership skills, act as peer role models for younger campers, and have the opportunity to share their talents with the entire camp community.  It’s a great experience that will prepare young teens for future work and leadership opportunities!

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Summer Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2018 Summer Day Camp Registration Packet  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

For day-to-day program details, please review our CCC Y Day Camp Parent Handbook.

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, team building and problem solving skills.  To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!


The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

Summer is an ideal time for children to get out and explore.  A chance to enjoy recreational and educational activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. Do you remember your best summer ever? Was your best summer a combination of exploration, activity, education, friends and fun? For families looking to keep their children’s minds and bodies active, the Y can  give them an adventurous, active and healthy summer.

We are committed to helping your child have The Best Summer Ever.  At Camp Nonoma, there is something for every interest and for all children ages 3-15.  We pride ourselves on offering a variety of activities that keep campers engaged, busy, and active throughout the day.  Each activity period is 35 minutes long giving campers plenty of time to enjoy multiple activities every day.  Campers are encouraged to try new activities and learn new skills including: Swimming, Sports, 2 Gaga Pits, Group Games, Nature, Songs/Skits, Reading Games, Zip Line and the Low Ropes Course.

We believe that all children should know how to be safe in and around the water so we offer free swim lessons twice a week for our campers grades Pre-K through 1 and for a minimal fee for our older campers. Pre-K– Grade 3 also get a special event every week, while Grades 4-9 get to attend at least one field trip per week!  Grades 2-9 also get to partake in archery, zip-lining and use our ropes course!  This summer, we hope to add some really fun activities for our campers to enjoy, including: a new high and low ropes element and a brand new basketball court and indoor 3 story high indoor play scape for our campers to play on! We can’t wait for you to join us!

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Summer Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2018 Camp Registration Packet  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

For day-to-day program details, please review our Summer Camp Handbook.

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, team building and problem solving skills.  To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!


The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

Summer is an ideal time for children to get out and explore.  A chance to enjoy recreational and educational activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. Do you remember your best summer ever? Was your best summer a combination of exploration, activity, education, friends and fun? For families looking to keep their children’s minds and bodies active, the Y can  give them an adventurous, active and healthy summer.

Camp Mountain Laurel is located on 2705 Downes Road in Hamden. Twenty acres of wooded space with an open shelter, outdoor swimming pool, archery station, gaga pit, ropes course and climbing wall. Dirt paths lead you easily to our Main Building where we have arts & crafts, a summer library for reading, bathrooms, changing rooms and the first aid office.  In the morning you can hear the birds chirping and children laughing throughout the camp as the sun begins to peak through the leaves – and you’ll see the tallest trees ever amongst our new larger than life backyard game stations.  Come explore nature’s outdoor classroom with us.

We offer a breadth of activities for campers ranging from 3-15 years old.  No one sits still at Camp Mountain Laurel! A standard week at camp includes swim lessons followed by recreational swim, archery, weekly STEM activities, hiking, a game of foursquare, soccer or flag football; arts & crafts; quiet reading time, with a little down time to just hanging out with friends. If your child wants something more focused – try one of our Specialty or Swim Camps!  Join us for THE BEST SUMMER EVER!

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Summer Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  2018 Day Camp Registration Packet  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

For day-to-day program details, please review our Day Camp Parent Handbook

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.  CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!


The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

Summer is an ideal time for children to get out and explore.  A chance to enjoy recreational and educational activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. Do you remember your best summer ever? Was your best summer a combination of exploration, activity, education, friends and fun? For families looking to keep their children’s minds and bodies active, the Y can  give them an adventurous, active and healthy summer.

Camp Wepawaug provides a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to explore, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime. 

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Summer Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  2018 Day Camp Registration Packet.  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

For day-to-day program details, please review our 2018 Summer Day Camp Parent Handbook.

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.  CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!


The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

Summer is an ideal time for children to get out and explore.  A chance to enjoy recreational and educational activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. Do you remember your best summer ever? Was your best summer a combination of exploration, activity, education, friends and fun? For families looking to keep their children’s minds and bodies active, the Y can  give them an adventurous, active and healthy summer.

CAMP TEPEE AND GYMNASTICS CAMP provides a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to explore, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.  

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Summer Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  2018 Day Camp_Gymnastics_Clinic Summer Registration Packet.  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

For day-to-day program details, please review our Summer Camp Parent Handbook.

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.  CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!


The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

Summer is an ideal time for children to get out and explore.  A chance to enjoy recreational and educational activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. Do you remember your best summer ever? Was your best summer a combination of exploration, activity, education, friends and fun? For families looking to keep their children’s minds and bodies active, the Y can  give them an adventurous, active and healthy summer.

The VALLEY Y SUMMER DAY CAMP provides a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to explore, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime. 

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Summer Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  Valley Y Summer Camp Registration Packet.  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

For day-to-day program details, please review our Parent Handbook.

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.  CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!


The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

Summer is an ideal time for children to get out and explore.  A chance to enjoy recreational and educational activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. Do you remember your best summer ever? Was your best summer a combination of exploration, activity, education, friends and fun? For families looking to keep their children’s minds and bodies active, the Y can  give them an adventurous, active and healthy summer.

Camp Badakookala, Discovery and Sunshine Camps provide a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to explore, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Summer Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  2018 Day Camp Registration Packet.  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

For day-to-day program details, please review our 2018 Parent Handbook.  Summer Camp Parent Handbook

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, team building and problem solving skills.  To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!


Ready, Set, Swim!

Open Swim – Walk-in Program

When: Tues/Thurs/Friday 2-4pm

Enjoy the New Haven YMCA Youth Center swimming pool during open swim. Pool usage guidelines apply.


Our App Helps You Stay On Track

Mobile App Graphic FilesDownload the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Mobile App!

Forget your membership card? Wonder if there is a Zumba class this evening? Need to squeeze in a workout while you’re out and about? Looking for open swim or child watch times?

The Central Connecticut Coast Y app will give you everything you need in the palm of your hand – for all our Membership Branches!

Schedules – on one user-friendly landing page for all CCCY Branches / Calendar for easy transition through days/dates / Filters by area/room, time of day, class type / Notifications from multiple branches / Locations with facility status and hours / Member Cards use your phone to check-in, load them into your IOS Wallet for display when near the Y / Programs – view and register / Push Notifications! Opt-in for updates on classes and the facility / Email the Y / FREE! 

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Saturday Breakfast For All

trader-joes-logo-jpgJoin your Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA Family for a hot breakfast thanks to our partner Trader Joe’s of Westport.  Breakfast will be provided for the youth, adults and families in our community.

WHEN: Every Saturday 9:30-10:30am

WHERE:  Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA, 790 Central Avenue, Bridgeport, CT P 203 576 7430


Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image OrangeWhen a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month.

There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive.

Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!


Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image BlueWhen a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month.

There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive.

Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!


Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image GreenWhen a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month.

There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive.

Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!


Learn Grow Thrive

Early Learning Preschool Program

Our child care programs allow parents to answer the inevitable questions: Where can my child be safe and learn what they need to know to be prepared for school, and for life? The New Haven YMCA Youth Center provides a full day NAEYC accredited Preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds all year. We are proud to be helping youngsters gain self-confidence and social skills while developing positive attitudes about school and learning!

All the forms and information you’ll need is right here. Click on any item from the listing below to get started!

Preschool Forms:

2018-2019 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms

CCC Y Early Learning Centers Parent Handbook

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS).


Engage Beyond the School Day

Afterschool Program

Our Afterschool Child Care Program provides a safe environment where kids can focus on developing confidence and character with trained counselors who are enthusiastic about youth development.  Our programs teach positive values for youth ages 5 to 12 years through role models, group activities and creative thought.  Children enjoy supervised activities such as sports, arts and crafts, and music rather than the company of the TV set or the local street corner.

The Afterschool Program runs throughout the school year and follows the schedule of the New Haven Public Schools for holidays and closings.

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS).  To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at this website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more.

CCCY 2018_19 SACC Registration and Release Packet     CCC Y SACC Field Trip Rec Swim 2018-2019     Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

NHYYC SACC Parent Handbook 2018-19


Educational Workshops

Taylored for Success

Taylored for Success is a collaborative program that offers youth the opportunity to grow as a productive member of our community. This year long program gives members the chance to develop character, build professional habits and pursue dreams that were possibly thought unachievable! Workshops run throughout the year and members can register at any time.

The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA would like to invite you to our Leadership Workshop Series! This is a great opportunity to meet with educators and tutors along with local businesses, community leaders, and athletes that will promote the Y’s emphasis on education, youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Learn from our guest speakers the importance of being responsible, accountable, and an advocate for your community.

WHO:  Families and youth between the ages of 12-18 are welcome.
HOW:  Stop by or call in to register yourself or your child.
COST:  The event is FREE to the public.  Breakfast/lunch are usually served
WHEN: Dates and times vary, call to find out! P 203 576 7430


Something New, Just for You

Indoor Cycle Room Rounded CornersINDOOR CYCLING

An Instructor led class takes place on an ultra smooth stationary bike.  The combination of music, motivation and your fellow riders makes this class unique. Join us for an invigorating cardio workout.

Check the Schedules page of our web site for class time.

 


Tutoring, Reading and Fun!

Join us and increase your reading and writing skills!  Enjoy a good story? Come join the book club to read and discuss great literature!

Ralphola Taylor Community Center Literacy Club

Where:  Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA

When: Scheduling based on your availability – give us a call. Below

 

Harding Literacy Club

Where:  Harding High School Resource Center

When:  Every Friday 3-5pm

Contacts:  the Y 203 576 7439 or Camille Harris at 203 275 2797 Harding Resource Center

 


Lakewood-Trumbull Gymnastics Team

The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA gymnastics team has been inspiring and helping children achieve their goals since the 1980’s. Through the years the Y has produced multiple State and Regional champions as well as State and Regional team championships. Our gymnasts learn, through fun and discipline, the ability to achieve their goals. We believe that if a child believes in themselves and trains hard, then anything, even the amazing sport of Gymnastics can be achieved.

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Diabetes Prevention: BIG Rewards – SMALL Steps

141381_Diabetes Infographics Rev2013-rgb-FNLThe YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based lifestyle improvement program for adults with prediabetes. Its purpose is to empower adults with lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

Currently, diabetes affects nearly 29 million people.  Another 86 million have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes, but only 11 percent are aware of it.

Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduce the number of new cases of diabetes by 58% overall and by 71% in individuals over age 60.

A LOT CAN HAPPEN IN ONE YEAR​

Program Goals:

  • Reduce body weight by 7%
  • Gradually increase physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week

In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will facilitate a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over 25 sessions. The year-long program consists of 16 weekly sessions and three sessions every other week during the first six months followed by 6 monthly sessions in the second six months.

DO I MEET THE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS?

FIRST:

  • I am at least 18 years old
  • I am overweight (BMI ≥ 25:  click to calculate BMI)
  • I am at risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes by a healthcare provider

DO I HAVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING LAB VALUES OR DIAGNOSIS?

  • A1c:  (must be 5.7% – 6.4%)
  • Fasting Plasma Glucose:  (must be 100 – 125 mg/dL)
  • 2-hour (75 gm glucola) Plasma Glucose:  (must be 140 – 199 mg/dL)
  • Prediabetes determined by clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) during previous pregnancy

AND/OR

AM I AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING DIABETES?

Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with prediabetes through effective lifestyle programs. Take the first step. Find out your risk for prediabetes.

TAKE THE TEST – KNOW YOUR SCORE!

Answer these seven questions – for each “Yes” answer, add the number of points listed:   YES     NO      
Are you a woman who has had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth?   1 0  
Do you have a parent with diabetes?   1 0  
Do you have a brother or sister with diabetes?   1 0  
Is your BMI > 25 (Use the calculator above.)?   5 0  
Are you younger than 65 years of age and get little or no physical activity in a typical day?   5 0  
Are you between 45 and 64 years of age?   5 0  
Are you 65 years of age or older?   9 0  
TOTAL POINTS FOR ALL “YES” RESPONSES:        

If your “yeses” scored  9 or higher, then you may be at risk for prediabetes or diabetes, and may qualify for the program.  This does NOT mean you have diabetes. You will need a blood test to confirm if you have diabetes.

Are you ready to learn more?

Please contact the Y for more information about the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.


A Report On The Y’s Community Impact

December 31, 2014

Dear Friends,

It is with great pride that I share with you the strong impact made by the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA in 2014! With a special focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y served 88,492 kids, families, and adults in twenty five towns and cities including Bridgeport and New Haven.

Character development is at the heart of the Y’s mission, and the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility were modeled and taught to 32,677 youth in 2014. Through participation in programs including child care, youth sports, summer camping, and Youth in Government, character was built and positive values were reinforced.

Defined as the difference in academic performance between low-income kids and their more privileged peers, the education achievement gap begins early in life for many children. In 2014, the Y made great strides in closing the gap for 1,254 low-income children through the our 8 school-readiness programs, 38 after-school programs, and 10 summer camp programs with a special focus on developing reading and writing skills.

The Y has been teaching kids how to swim and be safe around the water for decades. In 2014, 8,408 children participated in Y swimming lessons and water safety education programs representing an increase of 11% as compared to 2013.

Overweight, obesity, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition affect most in our community. About one in four of our neighbors are pre-diabetic, and many do not realize the serious health consequences of leading an unhealthy lifestyle. In 2014, 47,444 youth and adults participated in health, wellness, education, physical activity, and diabetes prevention programs and services.

Chronic homelessness is a challenge faced by many families and adults, particularly in Bridgeport and New Haven. With a large team of social workers and an inventory of 415 apartments, the Y continues to serve as the largest provider of affordable and supportive housing in the state. In 2014, the Y and our partners reduced chronic homelessness by 18% in Bridgeport and New Haven.

As a source and resource for affordable programs and services, $3.0M in financial assistance was provided to 6,097 financially disadvantaged kids, families, and adults enabling participation in important Y programs or services.

I offer my special thanks to our partners, donors, staff, and the 834 committed volunteers who donated 32,439 hours of their time to help the Y fulfill its mission which is:  

To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

With best wishes,

David Stevenson, President & CEO

Printable Version:  A Report on Community Impact 12_31_14

 


Learn Together, Play Together

Bridgeport Y School Readiness Programs

Serving Bridgeport children ages 3 & 4 years

At the Bridgeport Y, kids try new things, build their confidence, make new friends and smile every day.  Affordable tuition.  Care 4 Kids accepted.

Openings Available. Enroll your child today!

YMCA Kolbe Education Center, 401 Kossuth Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608 203 332 6447

YMCA SECC PALS 1 Child Care Center, 650 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 331 0200

YMCA PALS V, 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 334 5551                 

For more information, please contact: Terry McCarthy at 203 332 6447 or tmccarthy@cccymca.org


Harding Resource Center

The Harding Resource Center is a collaborative effort between the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA, Warren Harding High School and the City of Bridgeport Board of Education. Our mission is to offer quality, educational, and interactive after school programming for the Warren Harding High School student body. Clubs are held in the fall, winter and spring sessions in addition to year-long clubs.

Social Learning Workshops

The Social Learning Workshops promotes healthy social and emotional development by using examples in popular culture to educate students on how to navigate situations in their lives.  Such as: conflict resolution, healthy coping skills, emotional expression and boundaries in relationships.

Community Service

Students interested in volunteering are referred out into the community to serve local organizations. Students are also encouraged to volunteer for school activities as well.

Resume Building

Students gain help in building a resume despite limited work experience.  Creating a process that allows for students to start developing the skills to promote themselves as they begin to seek employment.

Job Readiness Workshops

Workshops educates students on how to seek employment, proper etiquette for interview process.  Focusing on materials that can help students be prepared in a workforce environment.

Girls Empowered

Girls empowered encourages girls to take full advantage of their talents, academic interests, career pursuits, and potential for healthy relationships.  Material in the workshops will provide self- confidence, authenticity in relationships, and good judgment and skills.  At the end of the program, girls will pick a community service project.

Do It Yourself

Fostering a safe, calm space for students to practice mindfulness, and express their creativity, as well as foster relationships through group projects.


Arts & Humanities

Ages: 4 – 12

Dance

Dancing is important to children of all ages, whether it is for exercise or just for fun and entertainment.  Dancing can be a tool in which a child can express one’s self and plays a key role in their growth and development.

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts can be a fun way to encourage creativity in children and help them focus their minds on completing a set task.  For older children Arts & Crafts is a way to gain a better understanding of artistic and design skills that could help in their futures.

Music Lessons

Music has been a part of youth education for a long time. Music lessons aid in the enhancement of a child’s spatial reasoning and creative thought and is essential to their success in math and science.


After School Program

The After-School Program runs Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and serves at-risk youth in grades K-8. Our program provides a safe haven and opportunities to the youth in the East End of Bridgeport. Each child is assisted in completing schoolwork or assigned worksheets, receives a healthy snack and participates in a rotating schedule of activities that includes dance, performing arts, arts and crafts, and sports rather than the company of the TV set or the local street corner. Programs run throughout the school year.


Youth and Government Program

Youth and Government is a national YMCA group that involves thousands of teenagers worldwide in programs that model their state government.  The New Haven YMCA has been participating in the Youth and Government program since 2006.  Between October and March of each year, the teens in the Youth Center meet once to twice a week to discuss and debate issues in their state and to learn how to draft legislation concerning these issues.

The objective of the program is to teach leadership training, public speaking, critical thinking, community activism, political knowledge, and the development of research, reading and writing skills for academic enhancement.  The youth’s hard work and dedication is rewarded in a weekend conference at the Legislative Office Buildings in Hartford where they present their bills to other YMCA teens across the state.


Lifeguarding

Ages: 15 years and older

Ideal for lifeguards working at traditional pools. The course teaches professionalism, patron and facility surveillance, victim recognition, equipment-based rescues, and caring for head, neck and back injuries. Upon successful completion of course, participants will also earn certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer (includes AED) Oxygen Administration and First Aid.

Prerequisites for Class: Must be able to swim a minimum of 300 yards non-stop using a combination of front crawl, breaststroke and the approach stroke.


Members-in-Residence

The Valley Y offers single men, 18 years and older, safe, clean, affordable housing in a comfortable environment.  While many of our residents may not have any other support networks, the Y’s Members-in-Residence program gives individuals a sense of community, hope and a place to belong.

Fees are paid weekly. Income verification, background check, and references are required. Applications are available at the Welcome Center. Participants in the program are encouraged to use the facilities and enjoy the benefits of a Y membership. Contact Mark LaFortune, Operations Director P 203 736 9622 for more information.

Valley Y Application for Members in Residence


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