Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch

Launch Into Spring!

SPRING 1 TERM: February 27-April 23, 2017

SPRING 2 TERM: April 24 – June 18, 2017

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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-6:00pm

*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:  3:30-8:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am-12:30pm

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

Click here: Inclement Weather Closing & Cancellation Procedure 2016

Wellness Wednesdays FREE Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 5th starts our first FREE lecture in a series of FREE Lectures that will be offered on Wednesdays.  This first lecture is Weight Loss 101 given by Kaitlin Bennett, RD, CDN.  Kaitlin is a certified Registered Dietitian, member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and recieved her Master’s Degree from the College of Saint Elizabeth.  She currently works as a Registered Dietitian for Five Star Supermarkets Shop Rite.  Weight loss is about a change in lifestyle that reaches beyond a magic pill or fad.  Bring your questions to Kaitlin!

Junior Unified Soccer Program

Special Olympics Unified Sports is a fast growing initiative that brings people with and without intellectual disabilities together on the same team to compete.  The Westerly YMCA now has registration open for 8-12 year olds interested in this program.  If interested in volunteering to referee, or looking for more information, please contact Josh Posey at jposey@oceancommunityymca.org.

Spring Racquetball Tournament 2017

Give it your best shot this Spring with the Ocean Community Racquetball Tournament on Saturday, April 1st from 8 AM to 3 PM at the Westerly YMCA! Enjoy refreshments & compete for trophies.  $30 per person.  Contact Josh Posey at 401-596-2894 or jposey@oceancommunityymca.org.

Buckley Pool Closings

The Buckley Pool will close every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 PM to 2:30 PM starting Wednesday, March 15th through Friday March 31st.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

New! Intro to Acting!

Ages 18+

Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM

This class will offer any individual 18 years and older the opportunity to explore elements of acting such as scene study, monologue work, and auditioning skills.  This class will be a fun, stress free environment in which you will have the ability to learn and grow as an actor.  Andrew Medeiros, a professionally trained actor, with experience in commercials, independent films and theatre productions, will instruct this program.

Members $75 • Program Participants $105

New! Improv 101!

Ages 10-17

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-5:00 PM

This is an acting class for young students that want to learn the basics of acting.  From improvisation, to monologues, to scene study, to how to audition; this class will offer a fun, safe, learning environment for young students wanting to become actors.  Students will get training from Andrew Medeiros, a professional actor, who has years of training in theatre, film and commercial productions.  Register today!

Members $100 • Program Participants $200

NEW! 10 Pound Challenge!

Ages 14+

Are you looking to lose weight? We will meet once a week for 8 weeks in a social setting.  During this time, we will review what activities you did, & what you’ve been eating and gather as a group.  Losing 10 pounds is the challenge and Y Staff & members will see that you stick to it!  Contact Josh Posey for more details at jposey@oceancommunityymca.org.

Members $35 • Program Participant $55

NEW! Ping Pong Club!

Ages 14+

Let’s play Ping Pong!  If you’re looking for some ping pong competition or just want to come and be social, then come to the YMCA for our new Ping Pong Club!

Saturdays at Noon in Studio A 

Members $25 • Program Participants $50 

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.

Tuesday 6:45-7:30PM

Friday    5:30-6:15AM

Members:  Free

Program Participants: $40

New! Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Fit!

Ages: 16+

SUP- Fit is an athletic interval water class that will incorporate paddle drills and functional movements on the boards to create an interval based workout.  The focus of this class is having FUN while using core stability to improve the overall functioning of the body and build a stronger, more balanced physique. Participants are encouraged to wear exercise type clothing.  Paddle boards are provided.

Thursdays 10:00-11:00 am

Members:$74 • Program Participants:$148

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