Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch

Teens

THE CANTEEN, YOUTH & TEEN CENTER Ages 9 – 14 years

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 9 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.

Enrichment Class Proposal


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.


Y AFTER DARK

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 6:30pm-8:30pm

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

 


Music Education

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.

THURSDAY 4pm-5pm               

 

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

                                        


New! Athletic Performance Training!

Ages 12-16

Small group training class for middle and high school kids which mimics strength and conditioning programs athletes use off season to improve speed, agility and power.

Wednesdays 4:00-4:50 PM          Click Here to Register 

Saturday 3:00-3:50 PM             Click Here to Register

$80 Members • $80 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 – 6:20 PM                     Click Here to Register

Tuesday 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM               Click Here to Register

Wednesday 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM            Click Here to Register

Wednesday 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM               Click Here to Register

Saturday 7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                   Click Here to Register

$80 Members • $120 Program Participants 


DOLPHIN PUPS PRE SWIM TEAM

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

 


REACH & RISE® MENTORING PROGRAM

 

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.

 

 


LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

Introduction to Theater

Ages 7-14 
Mondays 4:30-6:00 pm

PROGRAM IS LOCATED AT GRANITE THEATRE of WESTERLY

The Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch is pleased to be partnering with the Granite Theatre of Westerly 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

Members $90  Program Participants $120

Ages 12-14        Register Here

Ages 7-11          Register Here

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