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-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:  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

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, starting Tuesday, September 19th. 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.

Celebrate Back to School on Saturday, September 30th!

Don’t miss out on our First Youth Night of the Year.  This event is for anyone in Fifth through Eight Grade!  Saturday, September 30th from 6;30-8:30 PM.  Sports, swimming, games, contests, prizes and so much more!

Free for YMCA Members

$5 for Program Participants





Yoga means union.  Unite!  Join us for Yoga & Fellowship on the third Saturday of each month.  This FREE Class is being offered in collaboration with local yoga instructors; Annie Chapman & Maggie Skinner, inspired to give back and offer yoga for all.

Enjoy lunch catered by local restaurants after class.  Free Child Care available for all, including program participants and those not already members of the Y. No registration necessary. Just drop in!

Saturday, October 21st         11 AM

Saturday, November 18th     11 AM

Saturday, December 16th     11 AM 



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

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


This is a great class for beginners and novices looking to learn an exciting sport invented by the YMCA! Learn the basic skills and rules of the game.  After this class, you will have the appropriate skills to play and score a match.  Rackets will be provided by the Y.

Grades 3-6 Wednesday 4:30-5:30 PM


Members: $91  Program Participants: $ 129


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