Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch


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Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch
95 High Street, Westerly, RI 02891

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-4:30pm

*Aquatic areas close 1/2 hour before the facility

Holiday Closings:
Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Christmas
Thanksgiving morning: OPEN! 7am-11am
Christmas Eve & New Years Eve: OPEN! 6am-5pm
New Year’s Day: OPEN! 8am-4pm


CHILD WATCH:  Ages 6 months-8 years
Monday–Friday: 8:00am–12:30pm AND 3:30pm-8:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am–12:30pm
Sunday: 7:30–10:30am
CANTEEN: Ages 9-14 years
Monday-Friday:  8 am to 12:30 pm & 3:30-8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-3:30pm

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

Click here: Inclement Weather Closing & Cancellation Procedure 2016

NEW! Intro to Jump Rope!

Ages 3rd Grade and up! 

Work your brain and body at the same time, while having fun!  Jumping rope has been found to improve coordination and increase strength in muscles, contributing to a healthy lifstyle.  Particpants in this class will learn jump roping skills and techniques as they engage in individual, partnering, and group activities.  Opportunities for self-monitoring will promote growth and confidence.  This class has a maximum of 12 students so don’t delay in registering!

Special Guest: Schyler Davis, USA Jump Rope National Championships Participant, participant in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and assistant coach of the Pouncing Panthers Jump Rope Team, will be coming to give her advice to the team and also providing a workshop on July 11th.

Starts Tuesday, July 11th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Members: $40  Program participants:$55 

New! Adult Nintendo Wii Bowling!

Must be 45 years or older.  Come join us for some interactive fun down in the Canteen on Thursdays at Noon time till 1:30 PM.  There will be spots to lounge and do some bowling on our New Nintendo Wii U System.

Thursdays 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Members: $5  Program Participants: $15


20th Annual ROGER H. SCHONNING 5K, Friday, August 25, 2017

20th Annual ROGER H. SCHONNING 5K & Family Fun Run/Walk
Friday, August 25, 2017
5K Road Run/Walk; 1K Kids Fun Run

Start Time:5:30 PM

Start and finish at the Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch Age Groups: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ Awards: Top Male & Female finisher, top three Male & Female in age groups Information: Contact Pat Hanley at phanley@oceancommunityymca.org or 401-596-2894

FREE! Kids Fun Run and Community Picnic for Participants.

Join us for Music, Food and More!





Begins Monday, July 24th through August 14th at the Gingerella Sports Complex on White Rock Road in Westerly.  Contact Josh Posey at jposey@oceancommunityymca.org for more information.

Mondays 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Ages 6-12

Members: $25    Program Participants: $45

The Y is closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 4th, in observance of the holiday.

Kettlebell Training Plus+

Designed for those who have taken the Kettlebell training course, this 8 week program will take your strength and fitness to new heights.  The class is comprised of high intensity circuits built on functional and explosive movements utilizing the versatile training tool.  This program is free for members, however, Kettlebell Training is a pre-requisite for registration.  Contact Patrick Hanley at phanley@oceancommunityyma.org for more information.

Wednesday 9:15-10:00 AM        Register Here 

Friday    5:30-6:15 AM                Register Here 

Members:  Free

Program Participants: $40

New! Kettle bell Training!

Ages: 16+

KettleBells are some of the most effective tools for improving fitness. They combine strength training, mobility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. Spend less time working out and still get extraordinary results.

Fridays 6:30 am-7:15 am

Members: $20 • Program Participants: $40 


Romp, Stomp & Roll

Ages: 18 months – 3 years

This is fun packed gymnastics class is a great way to spend time with your child. With your guidance your child is introduced to a relaxed, but structured environment. The goal of this class is to increase your child’s gross motor skills: running, climbing, jumping, hopping and throwing while having fun doing it!

Sunday 11:30-12:15 pm

Members:$32 • Program Participants:$47

NEW! Teen Gymnastics

Ages 13+

Teen Gymnastics is a great class to get your gymnast back in the gym.  With guidance from the coaching staff, participants will work on the uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercises, and vault.  Ideal for those going into high school looking to join high school gymnastics or those who do not compete and want to maintain their skills.

Sundays 2:00-3:25PM

Members: $61 • Program Participants: :$94

New! Intro to Photography!

Ages 14+

This class will teach any individual 14 years or older the important elements of photography.  The class will be a comfortable hands-on environment.  A camera or phone is strongly suggested but not mandatory.  The class will be taught by Chad Dexter, Jr.; owner of 86 Studios, who has been doing photography and videography for 9 years .  Learn to use your creativity to its full potential!

Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 PM

$59 Members • $91 Program Participants

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