child enrichment programs in Bridgeport, CT
The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is a charitable, not-for-profit, community service organization dedicated to putting Judeo-Christian principles into practice. Our programs build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, and we strive to help our community and families in the twenty-four towns and cities in the Greater Bridgeport and New Haven areas. At the Y, we offer something for everyone. Our youth development programs help children reach their full potential, our healthy living programs promote an active and balanced lifestyle, and our social responsibility programs strengthen the foundations of community and family. YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is also part of the YMCA family. Located in Mount Washington, MA, Camp Hi-Rock offers a wide range of programs and services for kids and adults of all ages. From summer camp and outdoor adventure to team-building activities and more, Camp Hi-Rock has something to offer everyone.
Downtown Cabaret Theatre
The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is an impressive example of the commitment to the downtown area. Originating from Sacred Heart University, where it achieved several successful seasons, the theatre company, led by Claude McNeal, made the move to the downtown area in 1975. Alexander Hawley, Samuel Hawley, Norwick Goodspeed, Mayor Nicholas Panuzio, Leete Doty and other business and civic leaders saw the importance of having a professional theatre company in the area. To make the move happen, the assembly room of the former YWCA was converted into a theatre, installing a balcony and air conditioning. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre has a long history of supporting the downtown area. After achieving several successful seasons at Sacred Heart University, the theatre company, under the artistic direction of Claude McNeal, moved to the downtown area in 1975. Alexander Hawley, Samuel Hawley, Norwick Goodspeed, Mayor Nicholas Panuzio, Leete Doty and other business and civic leaders were determined to make a professional theatre company part of the area. This included converting an assembly room of the former YWCA into a theatre, installing a balcony and air conditioning.
John Winthrop School
John Winthrop School is located in the North End of Bridgeport, Connecticut. This city is the largest in the state with a population of 140,000 and a school population of more than 23,000. The school first opened as an elementary school in 1955 and a middle school wing was added in the late 1960s. Today, the school serves nearly 680 students and a staff total of 55. Named for John Winthrop, Jr., the colonial governor of Connecticut from 1657 to 1676, the school honors the memory of a man whose father, John Winthrop, Sr., served as a colonial governor of Massachusetts and was the first person from North America to be invited to the prestigious Royal Society. This historical landmark has been educating students since 1955.
Wonderland of Ice
Welcome to the Wonderland Of Ice! This city-owned facility, which first opened its doors in 1967, has been a treasured part of the Bridgeport, CT community for over fifty years. Recently, a capital improvement project added a second National Hockey League-sized skating rink and a new curling facility, alongside renovations of the existing locker rooms, restrooms, and old lobby. Families of all ages have been drawn to this special facility, with approximately 800 youth players and 300 adult league participants making use of the two sheets of ice. The rink is also home to the Fairfield Prep Varsity and JV hockey teams, Fairfield High School Boys and Girls Varsity hockey teams, Laurelton Hall Girls Varsity hockey team, and the Sacred Heart Men’s Club Hockey teams. Come join the fun at Wonderland Of Ice! From the youth and adult leagues to the Fairfield Prep and Sacred Heart teams, this facility has something for everyone. Visit us today to experience the magic of skating and curling at this special Bridgeport institution.