Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch



Monday-Friday:  8:00AM – 12:30 PM & 3:30-8:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM-1:00PM  Sunday: Closed

Now teens have a place to hang out, play video, bring snacks, and mingle with friends. The canteen is always staffed by a Y employee and they provide a safe, fun and clean space. Two hour maximum stay in the Canteen. Children aged 7 year to 12 years, must be signed in by parent and parent needs to stay in building. FREE with membership

*Canteen is OPEN during the day for School holidays and vacations.

Enrichment Class Proposal Form

Interested in teaching a subject that you are well versed in and want to share with the community?  Fill out the proposal sheet below and send it back to Colin Sheehan, Youth & Family Director either by email at csheehan@oceancommunityymca.org or by returning a paper copy to the Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch.

What are we looking for currently?

Language – Italian, French, Mandarin (All Ages)

Life Skills after High School- Resume Creation, Networking (+17 plus)

Dance- Lyrical, Jazz (All Ages)

Art- Watercolor, Drawing (All Ages)

Music- Guitar, Singing, Songwriting (All Ages)

S.T.E.M. Courses

Enrichment Class Proposal Form 

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


Music Education

GUITAR I (Ages 8-13)                                  

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.

SATURDAY 12pm-1pm               Sign Up 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.

SATURDAY 11am-12pm             Sign Up Here 


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       Sign Up Here



This class is a stepping stone for swimmers who may be interested in Transitioning from our progressive swim lessons, to possibly joining our Dolphins Swim Team. This class will include introduction to Butterfly and completion of the Breaststroke. Swimmers will practice more advanced racing techniques, underwater streamline, starts, and proper flip turns for each stroke. Not only will this class serve as a place to learn and build confidence, but swimmers and parents will get a glimpse of what it is like to be on swim team.

Ages 6-12

Saturday 11:05 AM-12:05 PM

Once a week Saturday:  Members $70 • Program Participants $ 140




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.




Introduction to Theater


The Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch is pleased to be partnering with the Granite Theatre of Westerly this Spring to provide local youth with a performing arts experience. During the 10 week program, children will have a hands on opportunity to build props, costumes, tour the theatre and see first-hand management of sound and lights.

Students will learn:                                                                                                   – Appropriate body movement during an audition

– How to perform a cold reading with provided material

– Choosing the right piece to showcase your abilities

Mondays 4:30-6:00 pm

Members $90  Program Participants $120

Ages 12-14        New Session Begins Spring II

Ages 7-11          New Session Begins Spring II

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