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

 

Try the Y Tuesday!

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Full facility members can bring a friend to try the Y, free!

Introduce your friends to your Y family.

Try a group x class or enjoy the Wellness Center together.

Guests must show a valid photo ID and register with Member Services – each friend can visit up to two times.


GHOSTLY HALLOWEEN SPELLS

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: Hocus Pocus

When: Saturday October 28 6:00 to 8:00 pm

REGISTER TODAY!

YMCA Members: Free / Community Members: $ 8 Individual $20 Family

 


Good Friends, Great Night, Awesome Time

Y Nights for Teens

Get a balanced plate of fun, exercise, and the chance to be with friends for three safe hours at the Y.  3 on 3 basketball, dodge ball, dancing, gymnastics open-gym are just a few programs offered during this fun time.  Visit the complimentary ice cream sundae bar and bring cash for the concession stand. The Y has professional leaders to oversee all Y Nights.

When: Friday, November 17, 8:00 – 11:00 pm

Who:  Grades 5-8 (Limited to the first 175 Teens)

Registration/Fees:  Early Bird Registration Thursday Night before 8:30 pm Members $5/Community Members $15.  After Early Bird Members $10/Community Members $20.  Online and phone registrations will close at 7:00pm on Friday.  A Youth Program Registration and Release Form is required for every Y Night.


Catch on in a flash

Pumpkin

AT OUR MONSTER MASH, A GRAVEYARD SMASH

Dress up in your Halloween costume and join us for a Zumba Kids Halloween Bash and Dance Party!

Date: October 30, 2017 4:15-5:00pm

Ages: 5-12

FREE for members

 


Push, Challenge, Stretch Yourself

Obstacle Race Training Program

Our 8 week training program will get you ready, toughen you up, and push you in ways you have never thought possible.  Once, twice, or three times a week, at our Camp and Outdoor Center, you’ll learn to run, flip tires, climb walls and pull weights in preparation of your first Spartan Race or Tough Mudder, or just because you want the challenge. You choose how many days a week.

When:  Wednesdays, Fridays 9:30-10:30am, and/or Saturdays 8:15-9:15am. Beginning October 25

Location:  Camp and Outdoor Center on Stanley Road, Monroe, CT

Fees: $60 per class for Facility members / $120 for Community Members for 8 weeks.  Child watch available on site Wednesdays and Fridays, $40 for 8 weeks. Race Fees not included.


No School, No Problem

Y Vacation Club

Even though school is closed, the Hamden/North Haven YMCA is here for your child care needs. Each day we will travel to a fun destination. So plan now to drop your child off with our experienced staff for a fun-filled day of adventure! Please bring a nut-free lunch or money for lunch, a bathing suit, and a towel. Space is limited, preregistration is required.

When:  7:30 am – 6:00 pm Tuesday, November 7 Bounce U; Friday, November 10 Children’s Museum in West Hartford

Fees:  Members $52 / Community $80


CONVENIENT FOR YOU, FUN FOR THEM!

REGISTER NOW For Y Vacation Club

WHEN:  Election Day 11/7 and Veteran’s  Day 11/10 AM session:  8-1.  PM session: 1-6

We strongly believe that every child needs a safe and fun experience each and every day. Our program is designed to provide an environment where each child can learn and grow through a wide variety of exciting activities that promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We maintain a strong commitment to building character in youth through our four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, AND WHEN:  For students in grades K-6th. Participants will engage in organized play activities, sports programs, arts and crafts, and swimming. The program will meet in Room A in the morning at the Fairfield YMCA and end there as well. Please pack two Snacks and Lunch for each child. Snack is not provided!

FEATURING: Inflatables in the Gym: The Joust!; Swim time in the YMCA Pool during PM.  Bring Swimsuit and towel both days!! Arts and Crafts projects and camp games!

CONVENIENTLY SERVING THE FAIRFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT AND BEYOND:  You don’t have to be a Fairfield resident to take part in the program. We welcome all participants from neighboring towns.

FEES: Members-$40 Half Day, $75 Full Day and Community Participants-$45 Half Day, $85 Full Day

For more information contact Youth and Family Coordinator, Ryan LeWorthy at: rleworthy@cccymca.org or 203 255 2834 ext.2315.


Is Your Back Out of Whack?

A talk presented by PHYSICAL THERAPY AND SPORTS MEDICINE CENTERS

Are you experiencing neck, shoulder or back pain? Please join Glen Gitterman, PT, DPT, CSCS,  physical therapist from the Branford office of Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers to learn strategies to deal with these and other body and joint pain issues.

Joint pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating. It may go away after a few weeks (acute), or last for several weeks or months (chronic). Even short-term pain and swelling in the joints can affect your quality of life. Whatever the cause of joint pain, you can usually manage it with medication, physical therapy or alternative treatments.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:15am in Studio A.

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


Life Skills Save Lives

lifeguards2Become 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 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. (May swim using front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.  Swim goggle may be used)
  • 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

Dates/Times:  November 5, 12, 19 & December 3 and 10; 10-5pm

Fees:   Member: $275 / Community Member: $375 CPR pocket mask and participant manual included


Stretch Yourself in More Ways Than One

Program Guide Cover Web ImageIt’s a fantastic fall at the Stratford YMCA! We’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch yourself in more ways than one by participating in our wellness classes (we have a new one – Cycle Together) and swim lessons.  Many members love our Aqua Zumba and Aqua Maids classes.  Our Water Volleyball program is always accepting new players! Check out our Fall 11 Program Guide for class days and times.

Fall 11 Session Programs run October 22 – December 17, 2017. Registration starts October 2 for Facility Members; October 9 for Community Members.

Fall 1 Session Programs run August 28 – October 22, 2017. Fall 1 Program Guide


SCARE UP SOME FUN AND GET WET

PumpkinFIRST ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL

Join Us!

Activities Include:  Pumpkin Plunge: Go for a swim and pick out your own pumpkin to decorate!  Check the schedule below to see when your age group can pick their pumpkin!  Carnival Activities: Games such as Plinko, Bean Bag Toss, Ring Toss, and more!  Movie:  We will be showing Hocus Pocus, so bring your blankets to relax and enjoy the show at 6pm! (Weather permitting, the movie will be shown outside!)

Pumpkin Plunge Schedule:

Ages 0-2 (with parent): 4:00-4:30pm

Ages 3-5 (with parent): 4:30-5:00pm

Ages 6-9: 5:00-5:30pm

Ages 10 and up: 5:30-6:00pm

When: Saturday, October 28 4:00pm

Cost:  Member: $6 per child Community: $12 per child (includes pumpkin, activities, movie and goodies!)

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED


REFINE YOUR STROKE

Competitive Stroke Clinic

For the more advanced swimmer to work on proper body positioning, breathing technique, starts, turns and specific skills for each of the 4 competitive strokes. Must be able to complete one full 25 yard swim of each stroke.

Tuesday December 19 Freestyle

Wednesday December 20  Backstroke

Thursday December 21 Breaststroke

Friday December 22  Butterfly

 

Ages/Time Members Community  Members

5-10

4:30-5:15pm

$15/clinic
$45 for all 4

$25/clinic

$65 for all 4

10-14

5:30–6:30pm

$25/clinic

$65 for all 4

$35/clinic

$85 for all 4

 


Fall Fun for Everyone!

Annual Fall Festival

Join the Hamden/North Haven YMCA staff as we take part in our annual Fall Festival! Everyone is invited, this is a community wide event so tell your neighbors, tell your family, tell anyone you want! When you step past the threshold of our summer camp located at 2705 Downes Road in Hamden, you’ll be taken away by all the activities and food offered to you and your family on this awesome day! We hope to see you there!

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 Time: 1:00pm – 4:00 pm

Festival Activities Include:

  • Animal Program
  • Face Painting& Crafts
  • Moon Bounce
  • Bake Sale
  • Family Hike
  • Campfire & Smores
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Costumes Encouraged

Stretch Yourself in More Ways Than One

Program Guide Cover Web ImageIt’s a fantastic fall at the Soundview Family YMCA! We’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch yourself in more ways than one by participating in one of our new wellness classes or register the kids for our Basketball Clinic or a swim lesson! Check out all our Programs in our Program Guide. Fall 2 Program Guide Register on-line, at the Y or by calling the Y.

Fall 2 Session Programs run October 23 – December 17, 2017. Registration starts October 2 for Facility Members; October 9 for Community Members.

Fall 1 Session Programs run August 28 – October 22, 2017. Fall 1 Program Guide


Shop & Browse for a Cause

gift-graphicHOLIDAY BOUTIQUE November 11

Come check out all the great vendors:  Pampered Chef, LulaRoe, Discovery Toys, Middle Sister Styles, LLC and much more..

WHERE: Lakewood-Trumbull Y, 20 Trefoil Drive, Trumbull

WHEN: Saturday, November 11 9:00am – 3:00pm

All proceeds to benefit the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Annual Campaign.


Stretch Yourself in More Ways Than One

Program Guide Cover Web ImageIt’s a fantastic fall at the Hamden/North Haven YMCA. We’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch yourself in more ways than one by participating in our wellness classes and swim lessons or register your child for Flag Football and a Y Night.  Our aquatics program which prepares all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water.  Fall 2 Program Guide

Fall 2 Session Programs run October 23 – December 17, 2017. Registration starts on October 2 for Members; October 9 for Community Members.

Fall 1 Session Programs run August 28 – October 22, 2017. Fall 1 Program Guide


Stretch Yourself In More Ways Than One

Program Guide Cover Web ImageIt’s a fantastic fall at the Valley YMCA, and we’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch yourself in more ways than one by participating in one of our new wellness classes or register the kids Martial Arts and Vacation Day Fun Club. We’re launching a new swim lesson program which prepares all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water, so how about a swim lesson. Valley YMCA Program Guide Fall I & II

Fall 11 Session Programs run October 23 – December 17, 2017. Registration starts on October 2 for Members; October 9 for Community Members.  Fall 1 Session Programs run August 28 – October 22, 2017.


Holiday Cooking

CELEBRATING WITH HEALTHY FOOD & SAFE FOOD PREPARATION

Presented by the East Shore District Health Department

We all celebrate with food. Find out how we can stay healthy and safe from food-borne illness during the holidays. Come join our discussion and learn about:

  • Healthy alternatives and substitutes
  • Tips on prepping food for parties and celebrations
  • Leaving leftovers
  • Keeping food fresh
  • Keeping family safe from food-born illnesses.
  • Food storage after the power goes out

DATE: Wednesday, November 1, 2017; 11:15am in the Community Room

COST: FREE, but please reserve your space at the front desk.

 


Strong Swimmers = Confident Kids

CCCY Swim Lessons_social media_700x700 3The YMCA has a long history of teaching swim lessons. In fact, the Y is credited for being the first to develop a group swim instruction program in 1909.

We have come a long way since that first group lesson, and we’re excited to present the latest swim lesson upgrades to you and your family. Our new swim lesson curriculum is based on extensive research. It allows us to keep doing what we’ve been doing great yet build upon it to really make us the leading provider of aquatics in our community.

Our swim lesson curriculum has evolved to be a better fit for your child’s age, fitness level, aquatic level and experience. The fun fish names we previously used to identify the different lesson levels have been replaced with names that more closely relate to the skills we will be working on in each stage. In stages 1-3, our certified swim instructors facilitate activities that focus on building confidence in the water, instilling good water safety habits and personal growth.  In stages 4-6, instructors help swimmers build confidence in deep water as well as work on stroke techniques.  And swim stages A and B give our youngest swimmers, infants and toddlers, an opportunity to get comfortable in the water with a parent or guardian.

This exciting new curriculum helps each participant experience a sense of accomplishment after each lesson and build relationships with other swimmers in their class. We also look forward to seeing swimmers advance more quickly through the stages.


Live Your Life, Free of Falls

Presented by VNA COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE

Join the VNA Community Healthcare staff as we talk about Falls and Reducing the Risks of Falling in your home and in your community. Join us and learn:

  • How to prevent falls
  • The building blocks of falling down
  • Balance Exercise demonstrations
  • Personalized balance assessments
  • Individulaized screenings by our fall prevention team

Date:  Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11:15am in the Community Room.

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

This program is grant funded for the Yale New Haven Hospital: CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention at Yale University School of Medicine through the CT State Department of Aging.


Cycle Together

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Cycle Together is a huge calorie burner. It’s a 60-minute cycling experience brought indoors. Chase the pack, spin the flats, climb mountains and sprint to the finish. Feel the thrill of energetic music and group dynamics as you get all the benefits of interval training.

Go to our Schedules page to learn which Y’s will offer Cycle Together, when and what time! Here are a few tips to get you started.


Stretch Yourself in More Ways Than One

Program Guide Cover Web ImageIt’s a fantastic fall at the Fairfield YMCA! We’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch yourself in more ways than one by participating in our new Group X class – Cycle Together! Consider keeping your child active in a youth sports class or with a swim lesson. Check out our Program Guide: Fall Session 2 Program Guide

Fall 2 Programs run October 23 – December 17, 2017. Registration opens October 3 for Members / October 10 for Community Members.

Fall 1 Programs run August 28 – October 22, 2017 2017 Fall Session 1 Program Guide


Lifeguard Certifications

lifeguards2If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great part time job or challenging career that’s in demand, the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program is the best place 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.

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.
  • Be a hero by learning lifesaving skills, such as first aid, CPR and AED.
  • 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. No other training organization helps train as many lifeguards each year as the American Red Cross.

When:  Fall Session II: November 5, 12,19, December 3,10,17 – Sundays 9am-5pm

Fees: Member:  $275 / Community Member:  $375 CPR pocket mask and participant manual included


Finish The Year Fit

10 Week Healthy Lifestyle Course Starting Oct 30

Are you dreading the holidays in fear of going backwards or losing all of the hard work you’ve accomplished this year? Then this program is for you! Join the 10 Week Healthy Lifestyle course starting on Oct 30! Each week we will meet for a classroom based learning objective where we will teach you healthy eating habits and exercise goals to help you maintain your progress for the end of the year. You will also receive a thirty minute personal training session once per week and a small group training class each week, as well. Set the goal to lose weight or maintain your weight through the holidays to win special prizes! Special incentives for participants who are able to keep 100% participation throughout the ten weeks!

Program Includes:

  • Workout and Nutrition Journal
  • A free 30-min personal training session per week (a $430 value!)
  • 1 Small group training sessions per week exclusively for program participants
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Weekly Tips and Goals
  • Weekly Weigh-Ins and measurements
  • Personalized Exercise Recommendations and Guidelines
  • 24/7 Support from your coaches and mentors

Fees: $175 per member / $325 for family of 4 or more

Start Date:  Oct 30 at 6: 30pm


Stretch Yourself in More Ways Than One

Program Guide Cover Web ImageIt’s a fantastic fall at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA, and we’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch yourself in more ways than one by participating in our new Group X Class – Cycle Together or Yoga & Meditative Breathe Work or have your child try one of our newer non-performing dance classes. Check out all our Programs in our Program Guide. Register on-line, at the Y or by calling the Y.

2017 Fall II Program Guide – Fall II Session Programs run October 23 – December 17, 2017. Registration starts October 2 for Facility Members; October 9 for Community Members.

2017 Fall I Program Guide – Fall I Session Programs run August 28 – October 22, 2017.


Family Fun for Everyone

Parents Night Out

You might initially think of this as a night out for the parents, but it’s really a night out for your kids! The kids will be involved in group games, arts and crafts, and structured free play. The Y will provide them with a pizza dinner. Now, on the plus side…you get to have a little down time to yourself or enjoy a night out.

WHEN:  5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Friday, October 27 / Friday, December 1 / Friday, December 22

WHO: Grades: K-4

FEES:  Limited Space!  Members $5/child


Dance Friends Forever!

D.F.F Dance Mentee/Mentor Workshop

AGES 5-16

The Lakewood-Trumbull Y is thrilled to bring back our Dance Mentor/Mentee Program that will allow dancers of all ages to engage in enjoyable dance exercises that puts both the mind and body to work! This is a chance for new dancers to learn and for all to bond through a fun and creative process where they can share ideas and knowledge about their own dance experiences. Throughout this workshop dancers will team up with other dancers to create fun dance routines, participate in games and tasks that will be sure to make them DFF’s! This is a One-Day Workshop. Pizza lunch and T-shirt included!

When: Saturday, November 18 12:45-3:45pm

Fee:   $45 Per Dancer


Stretch Yourself in More Ways Than One

Program Guide Cover Web ImageIt’s a fantastic fall at the Woodruff Family YMCA! We’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch yourself in more ways than one by participating in our new Cycle Together group x class or gather the family for one of our three Flick-N-Float nights! Please consider a swim lesson, too.  Our program prepares all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water.

Fall Program Guide for Fall II Session Programs which run October 23 – December 17, 2017.  Registration begins on October 2 for Members / October 9 for Community.

Fall Program Guide for Fall 1 Session Programs which run August 28 – October 22, 2017.


Halloween at the Y

PumpkinJoin us for our annual spooktacular Halloween event!

Enjoy a costume contest, trick or treating, arts and crafts, kids activities & more!

When:  Saturday, October 21 5:00-7:00pm

Fees:  Facility Members Free / Community Members $5/person $20/Family

This event fills fast every year, register today to ensure you and your family can join the fun.  Space is limited.  Appropriate for ages 10 & under. Parents must attend with children.


Move it. Groove it. Hip Hop it!

NEW! LITTLE HIP HOPPERS DANCE (NON PERFORMING)

AGES:  5-7

Our new Little Hip Hoppers class is where all dancers are encouraged to express themselves through their own personal style! Participants will be introduced to beginner dance vocabulary as they learn the latest moves in Hip Hop dance! This class is sure to be a fun way to get you child moving and grooving to their favorite tunes in Hip Hop and Pop music! This  program begins October 24 & will run for 8 weeks.

WHEN: Tuesdays, 5:15PM – 6:00PM

FEES: $85 Members / $170 Community Members


IT’S NOT JUST KIDS STUFF

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Join a team to play a fast paced, high energy, league-level game.

Friendly competition will ensue while you get quite the workout.  Come out and have fun during open play weeks which will begin September 18th.  When League play begins team space is limited.

Have you played competitive volleyball in the past?  Join us for open play to see if the league is for you! Friendly competition will ensue while you get quite the workout.  For more information please contact Program Director, Mark LaFortune.

Ages:      18 and older

When:    Mondays 6-9 pm / September -April

Fees:  $150 / Player

Did you know that Volleyball was invented at the Y?


Move Outdoors AND Have Fun

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Party yourself into shape and get fresh air while doing it! Let yourself loose and get your sweat on! Zumba features exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin and international beats. This class is for all fitness levels and is open to EVERYONE!

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday 12:00-1:00pm September 26 – November 2

Where: Located on the New Haven Green across from the Elm City YMCA

Cost:  FREE


BUILD A BABY BOND WITH A DANCE DATE!

Tiny Tutus  (Mommy & Me; Caregiver Class)

FOR AGES 2-3

Register for Tiny Tutus Dance Class!

A series of fun movement and games, this class is for walkers and their grown-up companions to take a wonderful opportunity to stretch and play together. Traditional ballet positions and moves have been modified and adapted to a playful format and to fun music your baby will enjoy!

WHEN: Tuesdays 10:30AM– 11:00AM

FEES:  Facility Member/Community Member $75/$100

 

 

 

 


Stretch Yourself In More Ways Than One

451616_2016-MC-M_W2_FCI_Yoga-MatIt’s a fantastic fall at the New Haven YMCA Youth Center! We’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch your family in more ways than one by participating in our swim lesson program and/or our afterschool or preschool programs. Our aquatics program prepares all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water. Or join us for Halloween at the Y!  All the program details are in this link: Program Guide Fall II 2017

Fall II Session Programs run October 23 – December 17, 2017.


Ready, Set, Swim!

Open Swim – Walk-in Program

When: Monday – Friday 2-4pm

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


Be Safe in the Water – Learn to Swim

Swim Lessons (all ages)

Teaching children how to swim and be safe around water is one of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn. It not only saves lives, it builds confidence. Swim lessons promote a lifelong enjoyment of swimming, encourages healthy living and the prevention of chronic disease. Plus it’s fun! Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, the Y can help you improve your swimming ability.  Contact the Y at 203 776 9622 for more information.

When:  Tuesday/Thursday July 24 – August 18 (8 lessons)

Time: 4:30pm (Beginner), 5:00pm (Intermediate), 5:30pm (Advanced)

Fees: $45


Build More Than Muscle

Program Guide Cover Summer 2017 WebThere are many reasons to participate at the Y – to build endurance, lose weight, strengthen your heart. When you come to the Y, you’re committing to more than simply becoming healthier. You are supporting the values and programs that strengthen our community. At the Y, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of belonging. Check out our Summer 2017 Program Guide.

Register on our mobile app, web site, in person or by calling the Y. Registration opens for Members on May 29; for Community Members on June 5. Summer Session runs June 19 – August 13.


Active Together

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Active Together gives you all the training you need – cardio, strength, balance and flexibility – in just one hour. Get stronger and healthier with inspiring music, adjustable dumbbells, weight plates, body weight and simple athletic movements. Getting Started Details.

The Class You Pick, The Experience You Remember! Try Active Together! Class days and times are listed in the Group Exercise Schedule posted on our schedules web page.


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


Helping You Live Better

CarrotsFresh Food From Small Farms Delivered to the Fairfield Y Weekly

Field Goods is coming to the Fairfield Y! You can become a customer and receive 5 to 8 different fruits and vegetables each week, that are grown on small farms. Convenient pick-up at the Fairfield Y on Tuesdays.  The produce is non-GMO and mostly organic! Bags cost $16 to $32 per week and include a fun educational newsletter and recipes.  There is no long term committment and the program helps support the Fairfield Y Annual Campaign.

Sign-up at Fieldgoods.com.  Pick up at the Fairfield Y. For more information, please contact Maureen at 203 255 2834 x 2318 or mscinto@cccymca.org 


Personal Training

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Whether your goals are weight loss, strength gains, improving balance and flexibility, rehabilitating an old injury, or just trying to be the best you that you can be – – a personal trainer at the Elm City YMCA can help you achieve your goals in the safest, most efficient way.

Our personal trainers have the knowledge, experience, and know-how to address all your health and wellness goals and needs.  Our trainers hold a minimum of a four year college degree and have worked with a variety of individuals, from Olympic athletes, to celebrities, to seniors, to the physically handicapped.

For detailed trainer bios, click here.  To learn more about the program and to register for a session: P 203 78 8887 or talk with a Member Services Team Member when you visit the Y.


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:

2017-2018 CCC YMCA Early Childhood Registration Packet

Income Eligibility Application

CCC Y Early Learning Centers Parent Handbook

Care 4 Kids Forms:

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. http://ctcare4kids.com/

Care 4 Kids Application

Care 4 Kids Provider Form


Convenient for You, Fun for Them

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. http://ctcare4kids.com/

New Haven YMCA Youth Center Afterschool Application     CCCY 2017-18 SACC Registration Packet

CCCY SACC Parent Handbook 2017-18


Fun Delivered Fresh Daily

School Age Child Care – Before and After School Programs 

You can relax knowing that with us, your kids are getting their daily dose of fun, homework assistance, character development, cultural enrichment and fitness at the Y, and at a price every family can afford. Multiple child discounts are available. We also offer financial  assistance and accept Care4Kids.

Family Registration Fee : $60 non – refundable. This is an annual fee due at the time of registration. Tuition listed below is a monthly rate.

Before and Afterschool located in:  Fawn Hollow Elementary and Stepney Elementary

Time: Drop off for the before school program is 7:00am. Our after school program run from school dismissal until 6:00pm

Before School Before School After School After School Before & After School Before &  After School
Member Community Member Member Community Member Member Community Member
3 Days $200 $295 $275 $405 $375 $600
4 Days $215 $315 $295 $435 $410 $650
5 Days $225 $330 $315 $465 $440 $695
Daily Drop In $ 25 $ 35 $ 35 $ 45

For more information, contact: Devin Gallipoli, Child Care & Camp Director at 203 445 9633 ext 2719

CCCY 2017-18 SACC Registration Packet  CCC Y SACC Parent Handbook 2017-18

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. http://ctcare4kids.com/


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 join us?

Please contact your Branch Health & Wellness Director or Barbara Moore at 203.375.5844 ext 2619, for more information about the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are held throughout the month at all Central Connecticut Coast Y Branches.  Please call the Y or check out the day and time in Branch’s Program Guide stored on the schedules page of their web site.

The Central Connecticut Coast Y is forming classes throughout the area!  Classes starting in North Haven very soon!

Make the committment to prevent type 2 diabetes. Please contact Barbara Moore 203 375 5844 ext 2619 for more information, to pre-register and to see if you qualify.

Are you interested in pre-registering for a class?  Call us at 203.375.5844 ext 2619.  We only need 8-10 to start a class.  With enough interest, classes can be formed that can easily fit into your lifestyle needs!


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: Michelle Genest at 203 332 6447 or mgenest@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.


YMCA Diabetes Prevention

Change Today For A Healthier Future

Prediabetes affects over 86 million Americans. Are you one of them?

Let the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA help you learn if you might be prediabetic.  And put you on a path to a healthier future.

Prediabetes is a potentially reversible condition that often leads to diabetes, and 86 million people in the United States are estimated to have it. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, or believe you may be at risk for developing the disease, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you develop a healthier lifestyle.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program gets to the root of the diabetes epidemic by helping those at high risk of developing the disease make lifestyle changes. The program focuses on healthy eating, increased physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight.

Based on effective efforts researched by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program will help you learn about and adopt the healthy eating and physical activity habits that have been proven to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Through the program you will receive support and encouragement from both a trained lifestyle coach and fellow classmates as you develop a plan for improving and maintaining your overall well-being.

 

About the Program

As a leading nonprofit for strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y believes that all people should be able to live life to its fullest, healthiest potential. In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program a trained lifestyle coach will introduce topics in a small classroom setting and encourage participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity and behavior changes can benefit their health.

The 12-month group-based program consists of 16 core sessions, followed by monthly maintenance sessions led by a trained lifestyle coach who facilitates a small group of people with similar goals.

Discuss topics such as healthy eating, increasing physical activity, reducing stress, problem solving, and much more.

Stay motivated to maintain progress towards program goals with monthly maintenance sessions.

The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is forming classes throughout the area! 

Currently enrolling for a Class that will meet on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm at 12 Garden Street, Bridgeport – convenient to Route 8; Route 95 and Public Transportation

Upcoming Classes may be held at the North Haven Congregational Church; Oronoque Village in Stratford and in Seymour.

Could you benefit from the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program?

Step 1:  Take the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Risk Quiz.

Step 2:  See if you qualify for the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program:  Check List

Step 3:  Please contact Barbara Moore at 203.375.5844 ext 32, for more information about the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program or joining a class.


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


Zumba® Kids

The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for kids where they can play it loud and rock with friends! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching. Preregistration is required.

AGES: 5 – 8

 


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 for Y Facility Members only; are sold in one hour increments and are scheduled between members and trainers.  To schedule your training & more information please call the Y.

Programs:

  • After the first 1 hour initial training, each session can be divided into 30-minutes sessions.
    2 hours: $86 / 4 hours: $160
  • Basic Training Package: $240 initial or $225 renewal. Five one hour workout sessions, recommended for those already on a fitness based program, who need a “tune up”. Also included is one nutritional consultation.
  • Deluxe Training Package: $450 initial/ $425 renewal. Ten one hour workout sessions and two nutrition sessions. We will get you started on a fitness plan and provide nutritional guidance for you throughout your ten sessions.
  • Fitness Planning: $70.  You will receive thirty minutes of fitness testing and assessment along with thirty minutes discussing your results and creating a plan. You will walk away with your very own fitness road map or best course of action based on your assessment results.
  • Group training also available.

NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program

Learn Grow Thrive

Ages: 3-4 years

Our preschool program uses the CT Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Framework.  Our preschool provides a wide variety of opportunities for each child to explore and learn in a safe and nurturing environment designed to meet each child’s individual need.

Activities include:

  • Center based learning
  • Indoor/outdoor movement
  • Arts and crafts
  • Science
  • Field trips
  • Story time
  • Music and movement
  • Circle time with Preschool learning and Kindergarten readiness

To be enrolled, children must be three years of age by December 31, and must be fully toilet trained.  A $50 non-refundable Family Registration Fee is due at the time of registration.

Half Day Preschool:
9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Members $325.00/month  Community Participants $490.00/month

Full Day Preschool:
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Members $585.00/month  Community Participants $880.00/month

Extended Day Preschool:
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Members $735.00/month   Community Participants $1,105.00/month

2017-2018 CCC YMCA Early Childhood Registration Packet  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).  To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at their website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://www.ctcare4kids.com/


Y Vacation Club

Ages: 5-12 years

Enjoy your days off from school at our Y Vacation Club!  Children should bring a peanut free lunch and appropriate clothing, including a bathing suit and towel.

Time:
7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Cost:
Members: $50 per day
Community Members: $100 per day

 


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.


Personal Training

Work one on one with a Fairfield YMCA Personal Trainer. Whether it is performance or health related, the Fairfield Y’s trainers can design the right training program for you to optimize your health and reach your wellness goals. All Fairfield YMCA Personal Training staff are professionals who are fully certified through nationally recognized organizations and several staff have MA’s in Kinesiology and Physiology or Athletic Training.

Cost: Personal Training Packages (payment plans available):

  • Individual Session $75
  • 3 Session Package $210
  • 6 Session Package $415
  • 10 Session Package $675
  • 20 Session package $1,230

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 Barbara Moore, Executive Director P 203 736 9622 for more information.

Valley Y Application for Members in Residence


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