About the Y

LEARN MORE! about the Ocean Community YMCA

We’ve created this video to share the spirit and mission of our Y.
The video showcases our core areas of focus and captures what we do everyday to serve our members and the community.

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Our Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Vision

The Ocean Community YMCA will be recognized as the leading community organization in our area by directly engaging children, adults and families from all segments of our communities in achieving healthier lifestyles. As a result, we will inspire philanthropic support, engage more volunteers, develop staff, strengthen collaborations, and enhance facilities. We will be fiscally responsible, assuring fulfillment of our mission.

Who We Are

Since our beginning, our Association has strived to serve our community with valuable programs targeting the health of the individual, the strength of our families and a lasting bond and friendship within our community. The Westerly-Pawcatuck branch was founded in 1928 on its current site in Westerly, RI. The branch saw many expansions through the years. With the turn of the new millennium, the Association opened both the Arcadia and Mystic branches.

We belong to the and the RI and CT Alliance of YMCAs.

In the News

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Westerly Sun Article: Leadership Breakfast Event December 11, 2015 at the Ocean House
The Day Article: Building a Better Y. Monday, November 9, 2015
Westerly Sun Article: YMCA event to serve as breast cancer awareness month kickoff Thursday, Sept 24
Westerly Sun Article: Olympian Kwan pleases crowd at fundraiser Thursday, Feb. 26
Westerly Sun Article; Ocean Community YMCA earns honor for fundraising efforts , Jan 18, 2015
Westerly Sun Article; Under Fitzgerald, Y is ‘no longer just a gym-and-swim’, Nov 30, 2014
Westerly Sun Article; YMCA Leadership Breakfast Honoring 3, August 4, 2014

Westerly Sun Article: Splash Week, June 11, 2014
Westerly Sun Article; A matter of love, peace and Grace playground, April 27, 2014
Westerly Sun Article; Healthy Kids Day April 26th, 2014
Westerly Sun Article; New Gymnastics Room, April 26, 2014
Westerly Sun Article; Y Victory Celebration, April 4, 2014
Westerly Sun Article; Reach Out To Youth Campaign, April 16, 2014
Westerly Sun Article; Making Strides, January 17th, 2014
Westerly Sun Article; Arcadia has a new Director, Darnell Hayes, November 2013
Westerly Sun Article; Benavides, Jalbert establish YMCA swim team records, November 17 2013




Our Privacy Policy has been updated  YMCA-External-Privacy-Notice – Ocean Community YMCA Effective 11.1.17.

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.