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

 

Taking the Confusion Out of Medicare Open Enrollment

Presented by Shoreline Insurance Services, Inc.

If you have questions about Medicare and whether or not you are in the right plan for your situation, please plan on stopping by for a quick one-on-one with Steve Cudgma, CLTC & Medicare Specialist. Don’t wait and see. There are changes, new plans and options every year.

Wednesdays, 10:00am – 12:00noon during Open Enrollment October 17-December 5

MEMBER COST: FREE. Stop by and get some answers!

 

 


Join the Y!

Make Connections. Make A Difference.

When you join the Y, you’ll find a place to do what you love while finding togetherness. Join today and discover programs and activities that do more than promote better health – they strengthen the bonds of community. By joining the Y, you join our cause to make the community stronger.

For more than a workout. For a better us.

Join the Y! Pay No Joiner Fee!

Offer valid until September 23, 2018. Financial Assistance may be available.


Move to the Music

Aqua Move

Exercise using your own body weight and water resistance in a moderate-intensity water workout! Increase mobility, strength, flexibility and coordination as you move your body to the music! Come have fun, dance and move in the water!

When: Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:15 AM


Harvest Healthy Living

Earn points by doing cardio exercises, strength training, participating in Group X Classes, updating your contact information with Member Services, using the CCCY Mobile App, bringing a guest or having a Personal Training Evaluation.

Register at Member Services or with a Wellness Team Member.

GOAL: 25 Points EARN:

1 Point –   Cardio Exercises for 30 Minutes

1 Point –   Strength Training Exercises for 30 Minutes

1 Point –   Lap Swim for 30 Minutes

2 Points – Participate in a Group X Class

1 Point –   Update your contact information with Member Services

1 Point –   Show a Staff Member you can use the CCCY Mobile App

2 Points –  Have a Personal Training Evaluation

1 Point –    Bring a Guest

Reach 25 Points and be included in a drawing for cool prizes!

We harvest points September 24 – October 22, 2018


Lead a Healthy Active Life

SENIOR WELLNESS FAIR  Wednesday, September 19

Join us for a morning of fun activities highlighting the importance of regular physical activity to maintain a healthy spirit, mind and body.

This event will offer free blood pressure screenings, nutrition education, senior resource vendors, and much more!

Free for everyone! Please invite a friend!

Time:  10am – 1pm

 


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 27 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.


Let’s Hang Out!

Y Night designed for Grades 5-8

Y Night is created for our youth and young teens so they can enjoy a fun filled evening with friends in a safe, supervised environment. Activities include open gymnastics, dodge ball, 3 on 3 basketball and dancing. Participants can also visit the complimentary ice cream sundae bar, or purchase a snack from our concession stand. The Y has professional leaders to oversee all Y Nights.

When: Friday, September 21 8:00-11:00pm

Contests: Basketball Contest

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Thursday, September 20 Member $5 Community Member $15

REGISTRATION: Member $10 Community Member $20

Registration on Friday will close at 7:30pm.  For your convenience, register online. A Youth Program Registration and Release Form is required for every Y Night.

SAVE THE DATE – Next Y Night – October 19


Fall into A Change of Lifestyle

3 MONTH HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM

A 12 week contest designed to help you achieve your goals in a fun, competitive environment, done through the holiday season to get you the support you need!

Program Includes:

  • Workout and Nutrition Journal
  • A 30-minute one-on-one session per week (a $520 value!) with a Certified Personal Trainer
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Weekly Tips and Goals and Challenges
  • Weekly Meetings and weigh-ins on Mondays at 6:15pm
  • Exercise Recommendations and Guidelines
  • Prize to the participant with the highest percentages of weight loss

Fee: $175  Facility Members; $350 for Community Members

Start Date: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6:15pm


Confidence Gained with Every Stroke

Join the Typhoons Bronze Level Swim Team

The Swim USA Affiliated Hamden/North Haven YMCA Typhoons were formed in 2014 with the goal to provide development for young swimmers both in and out of the water. As one of the leading swim teams in the area, the Typhoons are always striving for growth in order to provide the best experience for our swimmers. Typhoon coaches have worked collectively on a program that promotes detailed stroke development, time achievement and an emphasis on teamwork, hard work and fun.

Our Bronze Level Swim Team is a great introduction to our competitive swim team. This team is coach by Typhoon Assist. Coach Sam who comes with many years of coaching experience. Seasons are held from September to March (short course) and from April to July (long course).

Practices: Monday & Wednesday 5pm-6pm

For more information, please contact the Y. We hope to see you in the upcoming seasons!


Learn to Paint at the Y

YMCA art classes encourage self-expression and critical thinking while developing your child’s imagination and building their self-esteem.  Exposure to the arts creates a better understanding of the various cultures and backgrounds that make up our community and helps foster uplifting relationships.

AGES:  6 –10

WHEN: Fridays, September 28 to October 26 (5 Weeks) 6:30 pm-7:15 pm

REGISTER: Online or In-Person $65- Facility Members / $130- Community Members

Please register in advance as space is limited.


YOUR SNEAKERS are calling you from the couch

Join our Couch to 5K Program!

Time to get off the couch and try something new.  This 10 week program will help you become healthier, stronger, and prepared to run a 5K.  This beginner running program has helped thousands of new runners get off the couch and on the roads, running 3 miles in just 10 weeks. No charge to join.  Child Watch available.

September 17 – November 16 Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays at 9:15am


Lead a Healthy Active Life

SENIOR WELLNESS FAIR Wednesday, September 19

Join us for a morning of fun activities highlighting the importance of regular physical activity to maintain a healthy spirit, mind and body.

This event will offer free, nutrition education, senior resource vendors, Pickleball Demo, Silver Sneakers info and much more!

Free for everyone! Please invite a friend!

Time:  10am – 1pm


Compete In The Fast Lane

BSY Torpedo Swim Team

2018-19 Short Course season:  9/17-3/24

BSY Torpedo Training groups:

8 and Under (6 – 8 Year Olds) – Introduces our youngest Torpedoes to the 4 competitive strokes (backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and freestyle), starts, turns and most importantly ENJOYMENT through swimming. Swimmers are also introduced to competition through USA Swimming and YMCA Swimming with the goal that all swimmers will enjoy the experience and look forward to more. Attendance: Minimum 1 practice per week, meets optional.

Age Group   (9 – 12 Year Olds) – Swimmers build upon the fundamentals of the 4 competitive strokes and work to increase their overall swimming ability confidence.  Swimmers are encouraged to swim outside of their comfort strokes and to work towards new and exciting opportunities in practice and competition. Attendance: Minimum 2 practices per week, meets encouraged.

Senior  (13 and Older) – Senior swimmers are expected to take ownership of their swimming and are taught the necessary skills to be successful in the pool and in life.  Swimmers work closely with coaches on setting individual goals and working to achieve their goals. Attendance:  3-4 practices per week, all meets encouraged.

For more information: 2018-2019 Short-Course Season BSY Swim Team Brochure

2018-2019 Short Course Season BSY Registration Packet  or please contact our Wellness/Aquatics Director: Scott Buckholz  P 203 375 5844 W teamunify.com/ymca-0939


Namaste at the YMCA

Yoga starts Friday, September 21

In a safe and supportive atmosphere, students will learn the benefits of yoga, incorporating basic yoga poses, conscious breathing and meditation techniques. This is an excellent introduction for new students and also great for the intermediate/experienced student looking to fine tune their practice.

When: Fridays 10:30 -11:30 AM


Learn How To Play Pickleball

HAVE FUN WHILE LEARNING A NEW GAME!

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports for the senior community. Learn technique and strategy and come learn how to play with Judy Sullivan in a 2 week program (program meets twice a week). Plan ahead and learn how to play!

Dates:  October 16, 18, 23 and 25, 2018. Classes will be offered in the Multipurpose Room at 2:15-3:15pm. Class needs a minimum of 5 participants to run.

MEMBER COST: $30, Community Member $60

Sign up at the front desk.


Y Vacation Club

No School, No Worries!

REGISTER NOW for Y Vacation Club – September 10 Rosh Hashanah and September 19 Yom Kippur 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.

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 1 in the morning at the Fairfield YMCA and end there as well.  Please pack 2 Snacks and Lunch for each participant. Snack is not provided!

FEATURING:  Inflatables in the Gym, Swim time in the YMCA Pool during PM.  Pack swimsuit and towel. 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.

Members– $40 Half Day, $75 Full Day / Community Participants -$45 Half Day, $85 Full Day

 


No School, No Worries

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.  7:30 am – 6:00 pm

When:  Wednesday, September 19 (Bronx Zoo) Please arrive promptly for the Bronx Zoo trip. The bus leaves at 7:45 am

Fees:  Members $54 / Community $85

 


No School, No Worries

September 10 and 19

Even though schools are closed, the Stratford YMCA is here for your child care needs. Drop your child off with our experienced staff for a fun-filled day of games, activities, arts & crafts, swimming, and more!

Please bring a nut-free lunch, a bathing suit, and a towel. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items, so please leave your electronics at home. Preregistration is required. Registration ends two days before event so we can staff properly.

  • Grades: 5-12
  • 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Members- $50 |   Community- $100

Additional Info: All participants not currently in the before/after school program or summer camp program will need to complete a registration packet, provide a current health form, and medication/medication authorization form, if needed, prior to attending the Y Vacation Club.


Halloween Hip Hop For a Cause

Join us to raise $1,000 so we can dance and sweat in Paulette’s Cardio Hip Hop class with Paulette and our Executive Director, Matt LaPrino! He’ll be in costume — how about you? Every dollar raised will be for Y scholarships – so that others in our community can enjoy the Lakewood-Trumbull Y and classes like Cardio Hip Hop.

Donate $10? $20?  It’s going to be the best class ever! Donations can be made with cash or check to the Lakewood-Trumbull Y.

When:     Tuesday October 23; 9:30-10:45am


Lead A Healthy Life

Senior Wellness Fair September 19, Wednesday

Join us for a morning of fun activities highlighting the importance of regular physical activity to maintain a healthy
spirit, mind and body.

This event will offer free blood pressure screenings, nutrition education, senior resource vendors, and much more!
Come join us and see what  the Soundview Family YMCA as well as area businesses and facilities have to offer!

FREE for everyone! Event will be held from 9am-1:00pm at the Soundview Family YMCA. Please invite a friend!

 


Plan, Prepare, Eat Clean

Wellness Workshop: Clean Eating 101

Fueling your body with the right foods is just as important as your workouts! Be a part of our Wellness Workshop series and learn more about clean eating, prepping healthy meals to get you through a busy week, how to eat right for your level of exercise, and share healthy recipes with the group.  Gina Pezzullo will lead this first series of workshops.

Who:  ANYONE ages 16 and up interested in learning more about healthy eating and meal prep.

When: Wednesdays 6-7 pm September 19- October 10

Fee: FREE to YMCA Facility Members / $25.00 for Community Members

Contact Gina for more info at: gpezzullo@cccymca.org.


HELPING YOU LEAD A HEALTHY LIFE

SENIOR WELLNESS FAIR  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Join us for a morning of fun activities highlighting the importance of regular physical activity to maintain a healthy spirit, mind and body.

This event will offer free blood pressure screenings, senior resource vendors, and much more!

Free for everyone! Please invite a friend!

Time:  10am – 1pm


Lead A Healthy Active Life

SENIOR WELLNESS FAIR  Wednesday, September 19

Join us for a morning of fun activities highlighting the importance of regular physical activity to maintain a healthy spirit, mind and body.

This event will offer free blood pressure screenings, nutrition education, senior resources, and much more!

Free for everyone! Please invite a friend!

Time:  10am – 1pm

 


MAKE TUESDAY TRANSFORMATIONAL

Try the Y for FREE on Tuesday, September 18

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.

 

 


On Course For A Cause

Soundview Family Y Golf Tournament

Tuesday, October 2, 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, October 2, 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

 


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, you’ll learn to run, to flip tires, to climb walls, to pull weights, in preparation of your first Spartan Race or Tough Mudder, or just because you want the challenge.

When:  Wednesdays 9:30-10:30, Fridays 9:30-10:30, Saturdays 8:15-9:15 September 5—October 27

Location:  Family Program Center on Trefoil Drive, Trumbull CT

Fees: $60 Facility members / $120 Community Members

 


Teaching Healthy Habits

Adults connect with one another through exercise classes and group activities. Kids flock to Y sites after school to do homework and have fun. Working parents depend on our early learning center to provide a safe, nurturing environment. Everyone looks forward to adventures in our aquatic programs. And families come to the Y to enjoy time together. Learn more about how you can continue living healthy by reviewing our Fall Program Guide. Add a class or program to your healthy habits!

Fall 1 Program Session: September 3 – October 28, 2018 with Member Registration Starting: Monday, August 13, 2018 / Community Members Starting: Monday, August 20, 2018

Fall 2 Program Session: October 29 – December 23, 2018 with Member Registration Starting: Monday, October 8 / Community Members Starting: October 15.

Register for programs on-line from our web site or our mobile app; call the Y or stop by and register in person, too.


Teaching Healthy Habits

Adults connect with one another through exercise classes and group activities. Kids flock to Y sites after school to do homework and have fun. Everyone looks forward to adventures in our aquatic programs. And families come to the Y to enjoy time together. Learn more about how you can continue living healthy by reviewing our Fall 1 Session Program Guide. Add a class or program to your healthy habits!

Fall 1 Program Session: September 3 – October 28, 2018

Member Registration Starts: Monday, August 13, 2018

Community Member Starts: Monday, August 20, 2018

Register for programs on-line from our web site or our mobile app; call the Y or stop by and register in person, too.


Teaching Healthy Habits

Adults connect with one another through exercise classes and group activities. Kids flock to Y sites before and after school to do homework and have fun. Working parents depend on our early learning center to provide a safe, nurturing environment. Everyone looks forward to adventures in our aquatic programs. And families come to the Y to enjoy time together. Learn more about how you can continue living healthy by reviewing our Fall 1 Session Program Guide. Add a class or program to your healthy habits!

Fall 1 Program Session: September 3 – October 28, 2018

Member Registration Starts: Monday, August 13, 2018

Community Member Starts: Monday, August 20, 2018

Register for programs on-line from our web site or our mobile app; call the Y or stop by and register in person, too.


Teaching Healthy Habits

Adults connect with one another through exercise classes and group activities. Kids flock to the Y after school to do homework and have fun. Everyone looks forward to adventures in our aquatic programs. And families come to the Y to enjoy time together. Learn more about how you can continue living healthy by reviewing our Fall 1 Session Program Guide. Add a class or program to your healthy habits!

Fall 1 Program Session: September 3 – October 28, 2018

Member Registration Starts: Monday, August 13, 2018

Community Member Starts: Monday, August 20, 2018

Register for programs on-line from our web site or our mobile app; call the Y or stop by and register in person, too.


Teaching Healthy Habits

Adults connect with one another through exercise classes and group activities. Kids flock to Y sites before and after school to do homework and have fun. Working parents depend on our early learning centers to provide a safe, nurturing environment. Everyone looks forward to adventures in our aquatic programs. And families come to the Y to enjoy time together. Learn more about how you can continue living healthy by reviewing our Fall 1 2018 Program Guide. Add a class or program to your healthy habits!

Fall 1 Program Session: September 3 – October 28, 2018

Member Registration Starts: Monday, August 13, 2018

Community Member Starts: Monday, August 20, 2018

Register for programs on-line from our web site or our mobile app; call the Y or stop by and register in person, too.


Teaching Healthy Habits

Adults connect with one another through exercise classes and group activities. Kids flock to Y sites before and after school to do homework and have fun. Everyone looks forward to adventures in our dance and gymnastics programs. And families come to the Y to enjoy time together. Learn more about how you can continue living healthy by reviewing our Fall 1 Program Session Guide. Add a class or program to your healthy habits!

Fall 1 Program Session: September 3 – October 28, 2018

Member Registration Starts: Monday, August 13, 2018

Community Member Starts: Monday, August 20, 2018

Register for programs on-line from our web site or our mobile app; call the Y or stop by and register in person, too.


Teaching Healthy Habits

Adults connect with one another through exercise classes and group activities. Kids flock to Y sites after school to do homework and have fun. Working parents depend on our early learning center to provide a safe, nurturing environment. Everyone looks forward to adventures in our aquatic programs. And families come to the Y to enjoy time together. Learn more about how you can continue living healthy by reviewing our Fall Session 1 Program Guide. Add a class or program to your healthy habits!

Fall 1 Program Session: September 3 – October 28, 2018

Member Registration Starts: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Community Member Starts: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Register for programs on-line from our web site or our mobile app; call the Y or stop by and register in person, too.


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


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.


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.


Ready, Set, Swim!

Open Swim – Walk-in Program

When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2-4pm

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


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


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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.

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