Since our inception in 1945, the COMO has been dedicated to strengthening families and community while fostering multigenerational ties to the region. As a member, you become an important part of the COMO's legacy. Unlike most community centers the COMO is not a town operation. We are a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and we rely on public support. In addition to the various benefits provided to you, your membership supports the COMO in our effort to build a strong, vibrant community.
BENEFITS OF A COMO MEMBERSHIP:
- Access to priority registration
- Discounted rates for all COMO programs
- Waiver of enrollment fees where applicable
- Access to partner privilege programs where applicable
- Access to COMO members-only events
- Discounted facility rentals
- Discounted rates for paddle clinics
- Members add-on options including: tennis membership, seasonal pass to Sandy Point and discounted duBois Beach season pass options
COMO BASIC MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES AND RATES
Youth (18 years old and under): $50.00
Young Professional (19-30 years old): $50.00
Family (Two adults in the same household and dependent children under 21 years old): $100.00
Want to enhance your COMO membership experience? This year we have introduced a selection of add-on membership options that COMO members may select a la carte to enjoy additional benefits. These add-on options include:
Sandy Point passes may be purchased as stand alone season passes or day passes ($10 each), or as an add-on to a basic COMO membership. duBois beach season membership may only be purchased as an add-on to basic COMO membership. Add Sandy Point AND duBois beach memberships to your basic COMO membership and save 50% on your duBois membership!
duBois beach daily passes are available for purchase at the gate ($10 per person), and new this year - children under 12 are free!
duBois Beach membership holders will also be permitted to bring six (6) guests free of charge during the 2017 beach season (guest passes do not roll over to next season). Should a duBois beach member want to purchase additional guest passes during the 2017 season, they may do so for a discounted rate of $5.00 per person at the beach gate.
ALL COMO members (including Paddle only members and whether or not they hold a duBois beach membership) may ALSO purchase daily beach passes at the $5.00 per person discounted rate. COMO members who do not hold a duBois beach membership must purchase discounted daily passes at the COMO front desk during COMO business hours. Guest passes are required for those 13 and older and must be presented to beach gatekeepers upon arrival to the beach.
Remember - when you add-on a duBois beach membership, all children 12 and under are FREE! Planning on attending the beach more than 12 times with children under 12? An adult membership with duBois add-on will be your best buy! Learn more about the duBois beach fee structure by reading duBois beach Frequently Asked Questions.
Stay tuned for details on a COMO annual tennis membership add-on option, upon completion of the tennis court renovation!
Contributing Memberships enjoy all the benefits of a basic COMO membership PLUS duBois Beach and Sandy Point season passes, recognition in the annual report and, of course, our gratitude.
Paddle Tennis Memberships
COMO Paddle Tennis members enjoy the ability to schedule private court usage, pro paddle lessons, ability to join members-only leagues and are eligible for member rate discounts on all clinics. Memberships run from September 1 to August 31 annually. Download a printable Paddle Membership form.
Young Professional Membership (Ages 18-30): $100
Adult Individual Membership: $250
Family Membership ( 2 adults in same household & depended children under 21): $350
Sandy Point Pass
Avalonia Land Conservancy negotiated a lease with the US Fish & Wildlife Service in 2015. Since then, the US Fish & Wildlife service has provided oversight and management of this special preserve. Their work to enforce rules and regulations throughout the year ensures the safety of visitors and the incredible wildlife that the island plays home to.
Sandy Point passes may be purchased as stand alone season passes or day passes, or as an add-on to a basic COMO membership. Looking to purchase duBois beach season passes as well? Add an individual or family COMO and duBois beach membership to receive duBois beach season passes at a 50% discount!
It is important to note that your receipt AND personal ID serve as proof of payment while on Sandy Point. US Fish & Wildlife officers require that each adult visitor provide both when visiting the island. Passes are nontransferable. All youth ages 17 and under are free. Individual adult season passes are $25.00 each and senior passes are $15.00 each. One day only passes cost $10.00 per person.
Purchase season passes online or with a paper form at the Stonington Community Center, located at 28 Cutler Street, Stonington CT, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. $5.00 optional processing fee is available for those interested in having a laminated wallet size Sandy Point pass mailed to them. Passes are laminated free of charge with COMO membership purchase.