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Spend your dog days at the Riverbrook Regional YMCA with a summer membership: ‘It’s a little bit of an oasis in your backyard’

Those looking for fun while on staycation this season need look no further than the Riverbrook Regional YMCA, which has membership opportunities available exclusively for summer.

Through Sept. 5, families, students and seniors can enjoy all of the Y’s amenities plus group fitness classes for a great low rate.

“This is a way for folks who are not necessarily members … to come in and be a part of our community,” Riverbrook’s Chief Development Officer Jarred Barnes said. “What you might not find elsewhere is that sense of family, which we’re built on.”

The Riverbrook Regional YMCA is located on Danbury Road in Wilton. For the past 50 summers, members have cooled off at the 50-meter outdoor pool — one of only a few in the immediate area. For the less-than-sunny days, the Y also has a 25-yard indoor pool.

Ribboned by sandy beaches is the pond, where aquatic amusement abounds. Here, children can enjoy inflatable water obstacles. Another great attraction at the Y is the splash pad.

“It’s a little bit of an oasis in your backyard,” Barnes said. “We have so much nature here in Connecticut, but to have a safe, lifeguarded pond and pools … where you can go and you know it’s folks who care about your family, it really sets it apart from any other place you can go this summer.”

The Y has a wide range of sports offerings to get members up and active, including gymnastics, basketball, martial arts, paddle tennis, pickleball, and badminton. 

At Camp Gordyland, children can learn lifelong skills and foster friendships in a safe environment. Campers have access to the indoor and outdoor pools, the pond, a mini-golf course, a ropes course/climbing wall, two ball fields, a fishing area, an archery range, and more. 

With a Full Family Summer Membership ($525 for two adults and all children under the age of 20), members receive discounts on camp and summer programming. Parent/child swim lessons are included in this tier, which also covers full-time, live-in nannies. 

Barnes lauded the inclusion of swim lessons given the Y’s proximity to the Norwalk River and the Long Island Sound.

“If we can teach a family, a parent, a child how to swim, that life-saving skill goes beyond what our Y is,” he said.

There are also membership tiers for children ages 16-18 ($165), young adults ($215), adults ($375) and seniors age 65 and up ($270).

“For people with little kids it’s so convenient, and it’s great for a summer day,” Liz Champagne said of the membership offerings. 

One event members can look forward to this summer is the return of Rock at the Y. The outdoor concert fundraiser was first held in 2021, and this year will feature a performance by The Tom Petty Project. Tickets are on sale now.

Barnes believes there’s no better time than this summer to return to the Y. 

“It’s finally fully open as we’ve come through the pandemic, so folks can come in and see how we’ve transformed since 2020, as well as see folks that they may not have seen in the past years,” he said. “We’ve seen a lot of people hug and high-five and what not in our lobby. … It’s a really nice place for people to reconnect.”

To register for any one of the Y’s summer memberships, visit www.wiltonymca.org/membership/summer-membership

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