Founded in 1959, Bearcroft Swim and Tennis Club is a member-owned private family recreation club, open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The club bears its namesake from the historic Bearcroft Rail Depot that used to be located nearby along the New York, New Haven & Hartford rail line.
The Club is organized for the purpose of providing to its members and their families, healthful group recreational activities with a particular emphasis on swimming and tennis facilities. The purpose of the Club shall not be for business or profit, but to provide and operate recreational facilities under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, section 501(c)(7). The Club shall not be controlled by or under common control of any organization and no part of the net earnings of the Club shall inure to the benefit of its members, directors, officers, contributors or other private individuals.