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. 

Girl Powered STEM

This program will explore all aspects of STEM with a special emphasis on coding, robotics, NASA based engineering challenges and more! This program will be led by all female staff. Girls will have the opportunity to connect with others sharing the same interest.

  • Ages: 9- 14
  • Day/Dates: Saturday, September 9
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $15
  • Location: New Britain YMCA, 50 High Street, New Britain


This is a club for all who are interested in STEAM. Each week we will explore a wide range of topics from Robotics, Science, and Math. Throughout this program, we participants will make weekly connections to Art in STEAM!

  • Ages: 8-13
  • Dates: 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30
  • *No club meeting on 10/9
  • Day/Time: Monday Evenings, 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $35
  • Location: Meriden YMCA, 110 West Main Street

Fun with Electric Circuits 

Are you interested in robotics? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of designing and testing micro robots that use a toothbrush and cell phone motors and snap circuits.  Each participant will keep their toothbrush robot.

  • Ages: 8 - 13
  • Dates: 11/13, 11/20
  • Day/Time: Monday Evenings, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $15
  • Location: Meriden YMCA, 110 West Main Street

STEAM Engineering Challenges

This hands–on enrichment program is designed for students interested in deepening their knowledge of STEAM concepts through weekly engineering challenges that include Art connections.

  • Ages: 8-13
  • Dates:  11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18
  • Day/Time: Monday Evenings, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $28
  • Location: Meriden YMCA, 110 West Main Street
  • Register: Call the Meriden YMCA at 203-235-6386.

Learn more about our summer 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