Meriden YMCA

Engage your child’s creativity with our STEM programs!

STEM programs are under the direction of Christopher Stone. Chris is the Director of STEM Academy. For more information contact him at 

A Y membership is not required to sign up for the STEM programs listed below. 

Coding for Good Challenge

The Lt. Governor's Computing Challenge is a statewide coding competition for Connecticut students. The "Coding for Good" challenge is open to all students who can enter on their own or as a team. Our program will guide and support students. Upon enrollment, participants must commit to submitting an entry.

This year’s Lt. Governor’s Computing Challenge includes three options for submission: concept challengeprototype challenge and development challenge. For more information about the challenge, please visit  please visit

We will divide students into Grades 3 to 5 and Grades 6 to 8 groups.

  • Grades: 3 through 8
  • Day/Dates: Wednesdays 3/27, 4/3, 4/17
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Meriden YMCA
  • Cost: FREE


Calling all Chemists! This class explores elements of chemistry in understanding states of matter,
measuring skills, and exploratory experiments. Some experiments may include film canister rockets, slime,
lava lamps, oblek!

  • Dates: Mondays 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
  • Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Location: Meriden YMCA
  • Cost: $30

STEM Summer Camps

Click here to learn more about our Mountain Mist STEM Camps. 

How To Register for Programs:

1. If you already have an up-to-date membership, you can register online, by phone at 203.235.6386, or in-person at the Meriden YMCA.

2. If you do not have a membership yet or need to update your membership, please register in-person at the Meriden YMCA.

Our STEM Academy programs have been recognized and awarded these very special grants. We are grateful for the support of these organizations:

  • 2022 Tech Boost Grant
  • 2021 Cox Charities Community Grant
  • 2020 Cox Charities Community Grant
  • 2019 Cox Charities Community Grant
  • 2018 Cox Charities STEM Education Grant
  • 2016 Cox STEM Education Grant
  • 2015 3M STEM Education Grant
  • 2012 Napier Foundation STEM Education Grant
  • 2011 NASA Summer of Innovation STEM Education Grant