The Cardinal Shehan Center has been enriching the lives of children and families in the Greater Bridgeport Area for over 50 years. Here are just a few of the educational and recreational programs that we offer to fulfill our mission of enriching lives through learning.


After School & Saturday Program

The After School and Saturday Program runs weekday afternoons from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Members of this program are able to take advantage of everything that is offered at the Center, while having a fun, safe place to hang out with friends.


The main goal of the Aquatic Program at the Cardinal Shehan Center is to have as many children and adults experience the fun of the water, while being as safe and prepared as possible.

Basketball Camp

To build character- to teach the right way! Fundamental basketball is a lost art. What you will learn from the Shehan Center's Basketball Camp is to gain an understanding of the sport, learn various skills and drills to be successful. 

Basketball Leagues

The Cardinal Shehan Center runs ten leagues each year, including a beginner’s league and a high school league. If you need more than just basketball leagues, there is also a girls' softball league.

Physical Education

The Center provides the staff, equipment, and facility to five parochial schools and three alternative education programs throughout the year.

Summer Day Camp

The Summer Day Camp runs for seven weeks during the summer. Each weekday from 9 am to 3 pm kids will be exposed to both traditional camp activities such as field sports and arts and crafts, as well as educational activities, performing arts, basketball and field trips.


Get some extra help with your schoolwork from our experienced tutors!

Vacation Week

When school is out, some to the Center to enjoy computers, library time, basketball, organized activities in the gym, swimming, arts and crafts, game room, cooking class, and much more during our Vacation Week programs.

Fitness Center

Join the Cardinal Shehan Center's newly renovated Fitness Center!

Shehan Center is exempt from licensure as a day care center pursuant to Conn. Public Act 11-193