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

 

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 this winter!

Dates:  February 13, 15, 20, 22, 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.

 


OH MY ACHING JOINTS!

Presented by Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Centers

Join Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers of Guilford as we present “Oh My Aching Joints!” to present strategies to cope with osteoarthritis as we age. Ever wonder why your joints make noise when you move? Do you struggle to get moving in the morning? Come learn when you should seek treatment by a health professional and how to implement exercise and modalities to manage pain and improve function.

PTSMC of Branford, Guilford and New Haven have clinicians who are highly-educated, skilled and trained to evaluate and treat pain and musculoskeletal injuries using a multitude of research-based  manual tests and treatment methods Lecture presented by Heather Feiner LAT, ATC, ITAT and Melissa Lembo, PT, DPT.

DATE: Monday, February 12, 12:15pm

COST: Members: Free –  Studio A, please sign up at front desk to reserve your space.

 


Build Skills To Nuture Others

American Red Cross Babysitting training course

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

Class 1: March 4 & March 11 —10:00-3:00pm

Class 2: April 15 & April 16—10:00—3:00pm

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


Swim For Community

Snow Flake Relay

Aidan Lambo Memorial Event

Join us! It’s fun!  Participants swim one length of the pool freestyle and one length backstroke.  Show off your skills, whether you are brand new or have years of experience. Flotation devices are used.  Help is available in the pool, too.

Ages:  3 years to 14 years

When: Saturday, February 24, 5:00 pm Snow Date: Sunday, February 25, 5:00

Where:  Fairfield YMCA Pool, 841 Old Post Rd

Contact:  Maureen 203 255 2834 ext 2318 or mscinto@cccymca.org

Fees:  $15 – Entry fee includes a T-shirt award and fun competition! Pre-registration is required

All monies raised support the Y’s Annual Campaign for swim scholarships.

 

 

 


Play the Game “You Can’t Fool Me”

Presented by the EAST SHORE DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Join Barbara Naclerio from the East Shore District Health Department as your host of this informative game show formatted program. See how much YOU know about scams and schemes, cons and cheats, rip-offs and frauds.

  • Who is scamming people? How can they scam YOU?
  • What do you do if you suspect you’ve been scammed?

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Studio A at 11:15am.

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


Learn how to be Prepared for Winter Weather

PRESENTED BY THE EAST SHORE DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Each year, hundreds of Americans are injured or killed by exposure to cold, vehicle accidents on wintry roads, and fires caused by the improper use of heaters. Learn what to do to keep your loved ones safe during blizzards and other winter storms!

The program will cover “Winter Preparedness”—Snowstorms and extreme cold, both before and during the event, how to stay safe in a blizzard, how to prevent or thaw frozen pipes. Learn how to keep you, your family and your pets safe during extreme weather. Learn the differences between Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Storm Watches, and Winter Weather Advisories.

Don’t be left out in the cold! Come and  find out all this information and more.

Date:  February 28, 11:15 am in Studio A

Member Fee: Free, but sign up at the front desk to reserve your space.

 


SLEEPAWAY CAMP!

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleep-away camp located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Through the values of the YMCA, Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.

Visit us at the Fairfield YMCA to speak face to face with a camp representative, view camp videos and slides, and register on the spot!

Tues. March 6, 4:00pm – 7:00 pm

Can’t make it to this one? Check out our website for alternative dates: http://camphirock.org/2018-info-session-dates/


SLEEPAWAY CAMP!

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a youth sleep-away camp located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Through the values of the YMCA, Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.

Visit us at the Elm City YMCA to speak face to face with a camp representative, view camp videos and slides, and register on the spot!

Thurs. February 8, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Can’t make it to this one? Check out our website for alternative dates: http://camphirock.org/2018-info-session-dates/


SLEEPAWAY CAMP!

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleep-away camp located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Through the values of the YMCA, Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.

Visit us at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA to speak face to face with a camp representative, view camp videos and slides, and register on the spot!

Wed. January 31, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sat. March 24, 11am – 2pm

Can’t make it to this one? Check out our website for alternative dates: http://camphirock.org/2018-info-session-dates/

 


SLEEPAWAY CAMP!

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleep-away camp located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Through the values of the YMCA, Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.

Visit us at the Stratford YMCA to speak face to face with a camp representative, view camp videos and slides, and register on the spot!

Thurs. February 15, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Can’t make it to this one? Check out our website for alternative dates: http://camphirock.org/2018-info-session-dates/


Sleepaway Camp!

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleep-away camp located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Through the values of the YMCA, Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.

Visit us at the Valley YMCA to speak face to face with a camp representative, view camp videos and slides, and register on the spot!

 Sat. March 3, 9:00am – 12:00pm

 Can’t make it to this one? Check out our website for alternative dates: http://camphirock.org/2018-info-session-dates/


SLEEPAWAY CAMP!

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleep-away camp located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Through the values of the YMCA, Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.

Visit us at the Woodruff Family YMCA to speak face to face with a camp representative, view camp videos and slides, and register on the spot!

Mon. February 5, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Wed. March 7, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Can’t make it to this one? Check out our website for alternative dates: http://camphirock.org/2018-info-session-dates/


YMCA Camp Hi-Rock Open House

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleep-away camp located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Through the values of the YMCA, Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.

Visit us at the Hamden/North Haven YMCA to speak face to face with a camp representative, view camp videos and slides, and register on the spot!

Mon. February 19, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Can’t make it to this one? Check out our website for alternative dates: http://camphirock.org/2018-info-session-dates/

 


Playing Together, Learning Together

DRILLS AND SKILLS

Skills and Drills is an 6 week co-ed basketball program in which participants can develop and enhance their agility and basketball skills that focus on fundamentals and conditioning. The skills learned at the New Haven YMCA Youth Center will help improve basketball skills no matter what level the student starts on. The program is also designed to help build  self-confidence and character as a student-athlete.

Ages: 5-18

When: Saturdays

Dates: January 15 – February 25

Time: Ages 5-12 10am-11am /Ages 13-18 11am- 12pm

Cost: $20.00 for 6 weeks

Register in person or over the phone. Please keep in mind we have limited spaces!


New Year’s Solution Fitness Challenge

Did you know that 3 out of 4 people who make New Year’s Resolutions don’t stick with them longer than 6 days? Not this year! Join our New Year’s Solution Fitness Challenge and get the support you need to stick to your 2018 wellness goals!

Talk about your resolutions and obtain a game piece from Member Services or a Wellness Team Member.  Stamp your piece each time you workout, eat healthy or meet a new friend!

On January 31, those who kept their Wellness Resolutions, at least 30 times, will be entered into a drawing.


Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

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

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

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

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

Registration will begin on February 1, 2018. To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2018 Bridgeport Y Summer Day Camp Registration Packet. If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

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

The Best Summer Ever!


Strive. Thrive. Achieve!

NEW! PRIVATE DANCE LESSONS

Our private dance lessons are all about YOU. We personalize each dance lesson based on the dancers individual goals, and needs, adjusting our teaching style to your ability, personality, and expectations. Our instructors are welcoming and will make sure you are on track to accomplishing your dance goals, while having fun along the way. Lessons can be booked in any style of dance with the instructor of your choice. Private lessons can be arranged  for singles, duets, and trios for 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Schedule a conversation with Anisah to learn more about how you can achieve your dance goals!

CONTACT: Anisah Richardson, Dance Coordinator arichardson@cccymca.org


The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

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

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

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

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

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

Registration will begin on February 1, 2018. To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2018 Summer Day Camp Registration Packet  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

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

If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, team building and problem solving skills.  To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!


New Goals, New You

3 MONTH PROGRAM JUST FOR TEENS

Twelve weeks designed to help you attain your goals for better health, less stress, to lose weight, get more fit, make friends, feel better! Together, with a group, everyone is stronger.  Program Includes:

  • Weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 4:30pm.
  • Regular sessions with a Certified Personal Trainer, as well as special exercise classes just for the group.

Fee:  $105 per member / $210 for Community Members

Start Date:  Tuesday January 16 at 4:30pm

For Questions and Further Information contact Joanne Orenstein, Fitness Coordinator, jorenstein@cccymca.org


The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

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

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

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

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

Registration will begin on February 1, 2018. To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2018 Camp Registration Packet  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

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

If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, team building and problem solving skills.  To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!


The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

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

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

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

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

Registration will begin on February 1, 2018. To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  2018 Day Camp Registration Packet  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

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

If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, teambuilding and problem solving skills.  To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview.  CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!


Reaching For New Goals

Program Guide for Winter 1 Session

At the Y, good habits become enjoyable routines and workout friends become…just friends. And in the meantime, communities become healthier and stronger. Here, children learn what they can achieve, families spend more quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of understanding. For more than a workout. For a better us.

Click here for our class and program offerings: Winter 1 Program Guide

Our Winter 1 Program Session runs January 1 – February 25, 2018

Member Registration begins December 11, 2017

Community Member Registration begins December 18, 2017

Register for programs and classes on-line, on our mobile app, by calling the Y, or at the Branch.


The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

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

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

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

Registration will begin on February 1, 2018. To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  2018 Day Camp Registration Packet.  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

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

If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, teambuilding and problem solving skills.  To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview.  CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!


The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

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

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

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

Registration will begin on February 1, 2018. To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  2018 Day Camp_Gymnastics_Clinic Summer Registration Packet.  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

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

If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, teambuilding and problem solving skills.  To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview.  CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!


The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

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

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

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

Registration will begin on February 1, 2018. To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  Valley Y Summer Camp Registration Packet.  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

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

If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, teambuilding and problem solving skills.  To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview.  CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!


The Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

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

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

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

Registration will begin on February 1, 2018. To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  2018 Day Camp Registration Packet.  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

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

If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, team building and problem solving skills.  To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018

The Best Summer Ever!


For Reaching New Goals

Program Guide for our Winter 1 Session

At the Y, good habits become enjoyable routines and workout friends become…just friends. And in the meantime, communities become healthier and stronger. Here, children learn what they can achieve, families spend more quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of understanding. For more than a workout. For a better us.

Click here for our class and program offerings: Winter 1 Program Guide

Our Winter 1 Program Session runs January 1 – February 25, 2018

Member Registration begins December 11, 2017 / Community Member Registration begins December 18, 2017

Register for programs and classes on-line, on our mobile app, by calling the Y, or at the Branch.


For Reaching New Goals

Program Guide for Winter Sessions

At the Y, good habits become enjoyable routines and workout friends become…just friends. And in the meantime, communities become healthier and stronger. Here, children learn what they can achieve, families spend more quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of understanding. For more than a workout. For a better us.

Click here for our class and program offerings: Winter I II 2018 Program Guide

Our Winter 1 Program Session runs January 1 – February 25, 2018

Our Winter 11 Program Session runs February 27 – April 22, 2018

Member Registration begins February 5, 2018 / Community Member Registration begins February 12, 2018

Register for programs and classes on-line, on our mobile app, by calling the Y, or at the Branch.


Reaching for New Goals

Program Guide for Winter 1 Session

At the Y, good habits become enjoyable routines and workout friends become…just friends. And in the meantime, communities become healthier and stronger. Here, children learn what they can achieve, families spend more quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of understanding. For more than a workout. For a better us.

Click here for our class and program offerings: Winter I Program Guide

Our Winter 1 Program Session runs January 1 – February 25, 2018

Member Registration begins December 11, 2017

Community Member Registration begins December 18, 2017

Register for programs and classes on-line, on our mobile app, by calling the Y, or at the Branch.


Reaching For New Goals

Program Guide for Winter 1 Session

At the Y, good habits become enjoyable routines and workout friends become…just friends. And in the meantime, communities become healthier and stronger. Here, children learn what they can achieve, families spend more quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of understanding. For more than a workout. For a better us.

Click here for our class and program offerings: 2018 Winter Session 1 Program Guide

Our Winter 1 Program Session runs January 1 – February 25, 2018

Member Registration begins December 12, 2017 at 9:00am

Community Member Registration begins December 19, 2017 at 9:00am

Register for programs and classes on-line, on our mobile app, by calling the Y, or at the Branch.


Reaching for New Goals

Program Guide for Winter 1 Session

At the Y, good habits become enjoyable routines and workout friends become…just friends. And in the meantime, communities become healthier and stronger. Here, children learn what they can achieve, families spend more quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of understanding. For more than a workout. For a better us.

Click here for our class and program offerings: Winter Program Guide

Our Winter 1 Program Session runs January 1 – February 25, 2018

Registration begins December 11, 2017. Now for Preschool and School Age Child Care

Register for programs and classes on-line, by calling the Y, or at the Branch.


For Reaching New Goals

Program Guide for Winter 1 Session

At the Y, good habits become enjoyable routines and workout friends become…just friends. And in the meantime, communities become healthier and stronger. Here, children learn what they can achieve, families spend more quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of understanding. For more than a workout. For a better us.

Click here for our class and program offerings: Soundview Family Y Winter 1 2018 Program Guide

Our Winter 1 Program Session runs January 1 – February 25, 2018

Member Registration begins December 11, 2017

Community Member Registration begins December 18, 2017

Register for programs and classes on-line, on our mobile app, by calling the Y, or at the Branch.


For Reaching New Goals

Program Guide for Winter 1 Session

At the Y, good habits become enjoyable routines and workout friends become…just friends. And in the meantime, communities become healthier and stronger. Here, children learn what they can achieve, families spend more quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of understanding. For more than a workout. For a better us.

Click here for our class and program offerings: Woodruff Family Y Winter I Program Guide

Our Winter 1 Program Session runs January 1 – February 25, 2018

Member Registration begins December 11, 2017

Community Member Registration begins December 18, 2017

Register for programs and classes on-line, on our mobile app, by calling the Y, or at the Branch.


No School? No Problem?

Pre-Register now to secure your Y FUN CLUB spot

When school is canceled due to weather, or other emergency closings and you still have to work, we have your child care needs covered.  The Y Fun Club is packed with various activities designed to keep your children active and having fun throughout the day. Your children will participate in gymnastics, sports, games, crafts and more.  Please bring a nut free snack (two if staying for aftercare) and a nut free lunch packed in a brown paper bag. Y Fun Club is for children ages 3-13 and must be toilet trained. Come have fun at the Y!

PRE-REGISTRATION: A non-refundable registration fee of $15 required to reserve your spot.

TIME

1/2 Day (Preschool Only) 7:30am-12:30pm

Full Day 7:30am-3:30pm

Aftercare 3:30pm-6:00pm

FEES MEMBER/COMMUNITY

1/2 Day $45/$90

Full Day $60/$120

Aftercare $15/$15


Always Welcome In Every Community

Nationwide Membership:

At the Y, we are for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are dedicated to ensuring our facilities, programs and services are open and welcoming to all.  As part of this effort, we are proud to offer our members access to YMCA facilities across the United States that participate in Nationwide Membership. This way, our members can use the Y as often as they like, making it easier to achieve their health and wellness goals.

ALWAYS WELCOME

Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home Y is the local association that enrolled you as a member and collects your membership dues). We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities.

IN EVERY COMMUNITY

We understand that sometimes it is more convenient for members to take advantage of a Y near their workplace or when they are traveling outside the area of their home Y. With Nationwide Membership, members have the flexibility to use participating Y facilities throughout the United States at no extra charge.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Nationwide Membership is valid for active, full facility Y members whose home Y participates without restriction or blackout periods
  • Nationwide member visitors must use their home Y at least 50% of the time
  • Program-only participants (including Silver Sneakers, Silver and Fit or other like programs) are not eligible for nationwide membership
  • Special memberships established by any Y for group homes, other agencies, etc., are not eligible
  • When visiting a Y, nationwide members will be required to show a valid YMCA membership card and photo ID as well as provide basic membership data such as name and email address
  • Members will need to sign a universal liability waiver and privacy policy
  • Ys should allow nationwide members access to services typically offered to full-facility members. Check with the Y for schedule and availability. Nationwide members visiting other Ys for a period greater than 28 days must transfer membership affiliation for continued use
  • All Ys reserve the right to restrict or revoke these privileges
  • Registered sex offenders are prohibited from participating

To find a Y in another location, go to ymca.net.


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:  Specific dates and program times can be found in our Program Guide.

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


Cycle Together

CT-FullPhoto-SWB-Square-300x250CYCLE TOGETHER

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.


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


IT’S NOT JUST KIDS STUFF

Volleyball 2014-06-23_AOF_6574_RGBADULT CO-ED POWER VOLLEYBALL

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?


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


No School, No Problem

Y VACATION CLUB

Even though New Haven schools are closed, the New Haven YMCA Youth Center is here for your child care needs offering our Y Vacation Club program. So drop your child off with our experienced staff for a fun-filled day of games, activities, arts & crafts, edible crafts and more! Parents/guardians are encouraged to sign up for this program early so we are able to get an accurate count of those interested. Please bring a nut-free lunch and wear active clothing. Preregistration is required, families with Care4Kids please speak with Aishah or Maria.

When: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fees:  Member: $45.00 per child, per day / Community Members: $75.00 per child, per day

Contact:  Sign up at the Front Desk .  For more information contact Aishah at  abrice@cccymca.org


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, January 19, 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.


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! 

Google Play Download

Apple Download

 


YMCA Camp Hi-Rock Open House

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleep-away camp located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Through the values of the YMCA, Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.

Visit us at the Bridgeport YMCA to speak face to face with a camp representative, view camp videos and slides, and register on the spot!

Thurs. March 8, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Can’t make it to this one? Check out our website for alternative dates: http://camphirock.org/2018-info-session-dates/


Sleepaway Camp!

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleep-away camp located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Through the values of the YMCA, Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.

Visit us at the Soundview Family YMCA to speak face to face with a camp representative, view camp videos and slides, and register on the spot!

Mon. January 29, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Can’t make it to this one? Check out our website for alternative dates: http://camphirock.org/2018-info-session-dates/


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

Inspire Motivate Maintain

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

CCC Y Financial Assistance Application

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).


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.  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.

Click to Learn More


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 Barbara Moore at 203.375.5844 ext 2619, for more information about the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.


A Report On The Y’s Community Impact

December 31, 2014

Dear Friends,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With best wishes,

David Stevenson, President & CEO

Printable Version:  A Report on Community Impact 12_31_14

 


Learn Together, Play Together

Bridgeport Y School Readiness Programs

Serving Bridgeport children ages 3 & 4 years

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

Openings Available. Enroll your child today!

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

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

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

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


Harding Resource Center

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

Social Learning Workshops

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

Community Service

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

Resume Building

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

Job Readiness Workshops

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

Girls Empowered

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

Do It Yourself

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


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


@

SIGN UP
FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

HEALTH & WELLNESS SCHEDULES

DOWNLOAD OUR MOBILE APP

REGISTER FOR OUR PROGRAMS ONLINE

JOIN ONLINE NOW