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95 High Street, Westerly, RI 02891
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!
Saturday & Sunday: 6:00am-6:00pm**
*Aquatic areas close 1/2 hour before the facility **Summer hours are in effect!
The OCY is closed on Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Christmas
Christmas Eve & New Years Eve: 6:00am-5:00pm
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
CANTEEN: Ages 9-14 years
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-12:30pm & 3:30pm-8:00pm Friday: 3:30pm-9:00pm
What does the Y do during a winter storm?
Weather Policies for the all 3 branches:
Click here: Inclement Weather Closing & Cancellation Procedure
A fun, inspirational workshop on the art and craft of writing personal narrative/essay/memoir, for all levels of writers. The workshop focuses on the fundamentals of creating a gripping, poignant narrative from your own life experiences. As part of a community of fellow writers, you will have a chance to share your work with the class and receive helpful, constructive criticism. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have written several short exercises and at least one (under 3,000 word) personal memoir.
SESSION I: Mondays, June 3rd, June 10th, June 17th, June 24th, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00p.m. REGISTER HERE
SESSION II: Mondays, July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th, August 5th , 5:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. REGISTER HERE
Class Location: Ocean Community YMCA Training Center 90 High Street, Westerly RI
Learn more about Ethan Gilsdorf HERE!
Learn more about the Westerly Memoir Project HERE!
Program FEE: Members ($50) Program Participants ($80)
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
Program will Resume in the Winter! Please Contact Nick Austin our Sports Director for more information. Naustin@oceancommunityymca.org.
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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
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) (FALL I PROGRAM)
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.
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
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
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 10:30-11:30 am
Members:$100 • Program Participants:$200
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
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