Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch

2018 New Fall Program Guide

 

Our Program Guide makes it even easier to view classes and choose your favorite programs. simply search by age and type, view the days/times/location on the activity grids.

Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch
95 High Street, Westerly, RI 02891
401-596-2894

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 **Summer hours are in effect!

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: 6:00am-5:00pm
New Year’s Day:  8:00am-4:00pm

CHILD WATCH & CANTEEN HOURS:

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 


New! Sports Galore

Ages: 4-6

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


NEW! 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- Pawcatuck Branch 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.

Practices are Friday evenings  5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Members: FREE  Program Participants: $25

 


Home Alone Safety for Kids

 

Big kids are learning to be more independent, growing up and trying new things. By the time children turn 5, they sleep in bigger beds, eat new foods and play with different toys. As a result, big kids will experience an action-packed phase of development that affects their behavior and routines, so it’s important to ensure that they stay safe.

Wednesday, April 11th from 5-7      Click Here to Register

Wednesday, March 14th from 5-7      Click Here to Register

Members: FREE  Program Participants: $8


Kids Night Out!

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

Register here for ages 4-6

Register here for ages 7-12


Preschool Program-Story Crafts

Children are introduced to new stories each week and create new crafts based on the story.

Wednesdays- 11:00 am to 12:00 pm  for ages 2 1/2-5       Click Here to Register

Thursdays- 11:00 am to 12:00 pm for ages 2 1/2-5           Click Here to Register

 


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.


Teen Nights!

Join us for food, fun, & friends all this Fall.  Students in grades 5-8 are welcome to join us for an evening of music, special guests and fun!  Teen nights are limited to the first 100 teens, so don’t be late and miss out! 

Saturday, March 10th from 6:30-8:30 pm    Click Here to Register

Saturday, May 12th from 6:30-8:30 pm   Click Here to Register 

Free for YMCA Members

$5 for Program Participants

 

 


COMMUNITY YOGA FOR ALL!

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


Intro to Theater: A Partnership with Granite Theater of Westerly

Ages 7-9                    Register Here 

Ages 10-12                Register Here 

Monday 4:00 – 5:30 PM  

The Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch is pleased to partner with the Granite Theater of Westerly to provide local youth with a performing arts experience.  During the time in this class, children will have a hands on opportunity to build props, design costumes, tour the theater and see first-hand management of sound and lights.  The students will gain knowledge of stage movement and terminology.  Acting on stage and improv theatre games will enhance reading comprehension and problem solving skills.  This program is intended to support and develop an appreciation for team work and interdisciplinary performing arts experience.

Members $120 • Program Participants $150


NEW! Home School Physical Education!

Ages 7-12

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 


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