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: Closed
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

*Aquatic areas close 1/2 hour before the facility 

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: 5:00am-4:30pm
New Year’s Day:  8:00am-4:00pm


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 

Sports Galore

Ages 4-6

Tuesdays 4:15pm-5:00pm OR Fridays 4:15pm-5:00pm

Introduce your child to a variety of sports.  Focus is on skills, teamwork and heart-healthy fun!

$67 Members; $97 Program Participants

Contact Mario Costa, Sports Director for more information at mcosta@oceancommunityymca.org.

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.


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 6:00pm-8:00pm

May 9th 2020- End of The Year Celebration – Come celebrate the end
of the school year with us at the YMCA.

Free for YMCA Members      $5 for Program Participants


Women on Weights!

A small group training class that will introduce weight training techniques in the wellness center.  This class will educate free-weight use, invoke confidence in training in the fitness center, and create invaluable special bonds; all while getting a great workout.  Movements with barbells, dumbbells, and body-weight will all be included.  6 Participants per


Monday 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM                    

Wednesday 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM           

Thursday 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM               

$80 Members • $120 Program Participants 

Youth Dance

Pre-Ballet for Ages 4-6

The goal of this introductory class is to foster creativity, freedom, and expression through movement to create a life-long love of dance.  We will explore movement with wonder and joy, discovering the magic of dance, while gaining confidence and poise every step of the way.

WEDNESDAY:    4:30pm-5:15pm            Sign Up Here

SATURDAY:        11:00am-11:45am       Sign Up Here

Pre-School Rhythm & Movement for Ages 3-5

Our tiniest dancers will be introduced to the fundamental aspects of dance including music and movement.  Dancers will learn basic dance skills, while focusing on fine and gross motor skill development, confidence, agility and flexibility.

 FRIDAY:      4:30pm-5:00pm   Sign Up Here

Beginner Ballet for Ages 7-12

In this class, classical ballet positions of the feet and arms are studied along with fundamental movements at the barre and then in the center.  In the center, work on more complex movements, jumps and turns as students progress at their own pace.  No previous ballet experience necessary.

SATURDAY: 11:50am-12:50pm       Sign Up Here

Hip-Hop for Ages 8-12

This is a high octane class filled with laughs and sick moves.  Dancers will learn to move to the hottest music, have fun and be energetic.  Dancers will learn age appropriate hip hop skills.  Check out video below for one of the dances the kids learned in under 4 weeks!

TUESDAY: 7:15pm – 8:15pm     Sign Up Here


Ages 3 and Up

This class is designed to focus on more individualized work with each child.  Designed so siblings or friends can create their own class and come at a time frame that works with your schedule.  We ask that swimmers be of similar level.  Please call 401-596-2894 or stop by the Welcome Center to submit a request form to set up your class today.  Act fast as spots fill up quickly!

Members: $ 50 for 1 lesson/ $195 for 5 lessons/$320 for 8 lessons

Program Participants: $90 for 1 lesson/$390 for 5 lessons/$640 for 8 lessons


Culture & Arts

Introduction to Spanish (Grades 3rd-5th)

This class will focus on exposing students to the Spanish language with motivating activities in a comfortable and highly participatory atmosphere.

TUESDAYS: 4:00pm – 4:45pm       Sign Up Here


Toddler Art (Ages 1.5-4)

Join Instructors Julia & Stephanie in this art class of self discover.  Let your toddlers make a mess and express themselves artistically in a safe environment using child friendly paints.

Thursdays 10:30am -11:00am    Sign Up Here


At Westerly-Pawcatuck

Ages 18+
Thursdays 6:00-9:00 PM in the Gymnasium

Come join us for a new way to play Come learn and compete in this new program that’s spreading across the nation. This program is catered to all skill levels.

Members:  FREE
Program Participants:  $13 guest fee 
(Please bring a valid photo ID, and complete a guest waiver to register at the Welcome Center)



Little Dunkers

Ages 6-10

This program is an introduction to the game of basketball. Dribbling, passing shooting and will all be taught through fun drills that simulate game situations. Each class will end with scrimmaging.

Fridays 4:45–5:30 PM    Register Here

Members $67 • Program Participants $97   

Big Dunkers

Ages 6-10

This program is an introduction to the game of basketball. Dribbling, passing shooting and will all be taught through fun drills that simulate game situations. Each class will end with scrimmaging.

Fridays 5:30–6:15 PM    Register Here

Members $67 • Program Participants $97 







The Ocean Community YMCA is pleased to begin offering the Reach & Rise® Mentoring Program in Rhode Island and Southeastern Connecticut. The Reach & Rise® Mentoring Program is a national YMCA program that is committed to youth development by nurturing the potential of kids and teens to help them achieve and reach their full potential. For more information please click here.



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