Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch

2019 Winter Program Guide

Our Program Guide makes it even easier to view classes and choose your favorite programs. simply search by age and type, view the days/times/location on the activity grids.

Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch
95 High Street, Westerly, RI 02891
401-596-2894

Westerly-Pawcatuck NEWS:

The Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch is dedicated to providing our members with quality programs that enrich their lives through their mind, body and spirit. The YMCA engages children, teens, adults and seniors through a variety of specific programs including sports, camping, wellness, and aquatics.

Our swim instructors continue to teach the time-honored swim lessons that have been at the heart of the YMCA movement. The newly remodeled Branch showcases the continual improvements that the Ocean Community YMCA makes to meet our members’ needs. Camp Watchaug builds lasting memories and experiences every summer for hundreds of children and young adults in our community. Find yourself at the YMCA today!

Facility Hours
Monday-Friday: 5:00am-10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 6:00am-6:00pm**

*Aquatic areas close 1/2 hour before the facility **Summer hours are in effect!

Holiday Closings:
The OCY is closed on Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Christmas
Thanksgiving: 7:00am-11:00am
Christmas Eve & New Years Eve: 6:00am-5:00pm
New Year’s Day:  8:00am-4:00pm

CHILD WATCH & CANTEEN HOURS:

CHILD WATCH:  Ages 6 months-8 years
Monday–Friday: 8:00am–12:30pm & 3:30pm-8:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am–12:30pm
Sunday: 7:30–10:30am


CANTEEN: Ages 9-14 years

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-12:30pm & 3:30pm-8:00pm                                                          Friday: 3:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-1:00pm

 

What does the Y do during a winter storm?
Weather Policies for the all 3 branches:

Click here: Inclement Weather Closing & Cancellation Procedure 


New! Sports Galore

Ages: 4-6

Introduce your child to a variety of sports.  Kids can participate in different sports like soccer and basketball.  Focus is on skills, teamwork and heart-healthy fun!

Tuesday          4:15-5:00 pm          Register Here

Wednesday     4:15-5:00 pm          Register Here

Friday            10:30-11:15 am       Register Here

Friday            4:15-5:00 am           Register Here 

Members: $63  Program Participants: $97


NEW! Unified Soccer Program

Program will Resume in the Winter! Please Contact Nick Austin our Sports Director for more information. Naustin@oceancommunityymca.org.


Home Alone Safety for Kids

 

Big kids are learning to be more independent, growing up and trying new things. By the time children turn 5, they sleep in bigger beds, eat new foods and play with different toys. As a result, big kids will experience an action-packed phase of development that affects their behavior and routines, so it’s important to ensure that they stay safe.

Wednesday, April 11th from 5-7      Click Here to Register

Wednesday, March 14th from 5-7      Click Here to Register

Members: FREE  Program Participants: $8


Kids Night Out!

Drop the kids with us!  We’ll keep them engaged and entertained while you enjoy a night out.  Games, crafts, and more!

Friday, February 14th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM    Members:$15  Program Participants:$20

Register here for ages 4-6

Register here for ages 7-12


Youth S.T.E.A.M.

Silly Science (Ages 3-5)

Preschoolers will learn basic science, art, and color concepts in this hands-on class that will encourage and celebrate natural curiosity.

TUESDAY:        9:00am to 9:45am        Register Here

WEDNESDAY:  9:00am to 9:45am         Register Here

Fairytale S.T.E.A.M.   (Ages 6-9)

What is S.T.E.A.M. programming? These enrichment programs allow students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Join us in this weekly class where participants will create and build in order to problem
solve ways for characters to find their happy ending.

TUESDAY:          4pm-5pm        Register Here

SATURDAY:        9am-10am      Register Here


YMCA Leaders Club!

Come check out the Westerly-Pawcatuck YMCA’s Leader’s Club, a nationwide program for Teens ages 13-18 that teaches leadership skills through community service, volunteerism and personal growth.  In Leaders Club, teens can meet other teens from their community, earn volunteer service hours and recommendations, and participate in regional leadership retreats.

Weekly meetings on Tuesdays.  No registration necessary!  Show up anytime.  New Leaders are allowed to participate in two meetings before making a decision to join.

6th-8th Grade       5:30-6:30 PM

9th -12th Grade    6:30-7:30 PM 

Contact Colin Sheehan for more information at 401-596-2894 or csheehan@oceancommunityymca.org.


Y AFTER DARK

Join us as we let the teens let loose some of that school week stress on the first floor of the Y to hang, socialize and compete in structured and unstructured activities.

SATURDAY 6:30pm-8:30pm

January 12th-   TIKI LUAU, Wear your best Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts     Register Here

March 9th –       Y MADNESS, Wear your Favorite College Team Shirt                Register Here

Free for YMCA Members      $5 for Program Participants

 


COMMUNITY YOGA FOR ALL!

Yoga for All Unites the Community.  All are welcome to this FREE yoga class being taught by Annie Chapman & Maggie Skinner, who are inspired to give back to the community and offer this class for everyone.

Set yourself free, free of charge! Our Community Yoga class includes lunch, fellowship, and Child Care (during class time) on the third Saturday of every month.  No registration necessary.  All levels, individuals and families are welcome.

3rd Saturday of every month at 11:00am


Music Education

GUITAR I (Ages 9-13)                                  

Strum and pluck your way to stardom in a small classroom setting.  Beginner players will learn the basics of holding a guitar, picking, tuning, chord progressions, and strum patterns.  Students must bring their own instruments for class.

WEDNESDAY 4pm-5pm              Register Here

SATURDAY 12pm-1pm               Register Here

 

GUITAR II (Ages 9-13)

Build upon previous skills and refine your play style while in a small group setting.  Students must receive permission from director or instructor to join.  Students must bring their own instruments for class.

WEDNESDAY 5pm-6pm              Register Here

SATURDAY 11am-12pm             Register Here

 

SONG WRITER WORKSHOP (Ages 8-12)

This small group setting allows student to focus on key elements of songwriting such as the formation of music, chord structures, lyrics, hooks, rhymes, riffs & melodies. Solo or collaborate on your first song, it is up to you! Instruments are recommended but not required.

THURSDAY 4pm-5pm                Register Here    

 

BEGINNER VOICE WORKSHOP (AGES 8-12)

This small group setting allows students to explore their singing voice. Classes will be spent reviewing singing basics, performing traditional vocal warm ups, and engaging in playful group vocal games.

THURSDAYS 5pm-6pm       Register Here

                                        


NEW! Home School Physical Education!

Ages 7-12

Thursdays 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm 

Participate in lessons that focus on physical fitness, skill development, and sportsmanship.  The class is progressive and students will learn material based on their age and skill level.  Thursdays 2:30-3:30 PM

Members $85 • Program Participants $125 


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