THE CANTEEN, YOUTH & TEEN CENTER Ages 9 – 14 years
Monday-Thursday: 8:00AM – 12:30 PM & 3:30-8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM-1:00PM
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.
New! Improv 101!
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-5:00 PM
This is an acting class for young students that want to learn the basics of acting. From improvisation, to monologues, to scene study, to how to audition; this class will offer a fun, safe, learning environment for young students wanting to become actors. Students will get training from Andrew Medeiros, a professional actor, who has years of training in theatre, film and commercial productions. Register today!
Members $100 • Program Participants $200
New! Homework Club!
Why not try something new this Spring? We will meet in the Community Room at the Westerly Branch for snacks and a quiet location for students to complete their homework. Students will have the support of Y Staff and Volunteers, and will be able to review homework and read with their peers. Prizes will be given to those who show improvement on their report cards or are in good standing. Space is limited so don’t wait to register for this new program! Parents are welcome and encouraged to drop-off and work out while their kids do their homework!
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 or Thursdays 4:30-5:30
$35 Members • $55 Program Participants
New! Flash Dance!
Learn how to dance in a Flash! This choreography class brings the dance studio right to the Y! Using today’s popular music, you’ll enhance your health while learning new moves! This class is for ages 14 and up!
Mondays 6:45PM -7:30PM
Saturdays 11:00 am – 12 pm
$40 Members • $80 Program Participants
American Red Cross Babysitting Training
This course, for 11-15 year olds teaches knowledge and skills necessary to safely give care for infants and children. Successful participants will receive an American Red Cross Certificate. Three 2 hour sessions start Wednesday, March 1st, Wednesday, March 8th & Wednesday, March 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. This class is limited to 10 participants. Must attend all 3 classes to receive certificate. Must be 11 by the end of the class.
Contact Danita Ballantyne at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wednesdays: March 1st, 8th & 13th.
Members $80 Program Participants: $120
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.
Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-4:45 PM
Saturday 10:00-11:00 AM
Twice a week Tuesday/Thursday: Members $125 • Program Participants $250
Once a week Saturday: Members $70 • Program Participants $ 140
DODGE IT! DODGEBALL LEAGUE
Ages 6 – 12
Thursdays 4:00-4:45pm • Racquetball court
Teams will be made the first class or different teams each class depending on enrollment. Organized games for 45 minutes. Staff lead and in a safe environment. Traditional 6 v 6 dodge ball. Need at least 10 participants.
Members $61 • Program Participants $94
BACK HANDSPRING CLINIC
The back handspring clinic is for the athlete that is ready to learn or improve standing back handsprings. This class will include in depth back handspring drills, mastering timing and confidence and basic tumbling. Participants attending this clinic should be able to demonstrate a handstand, bridge, and bridge kick-over (bridge kick-over from slightly elevated surface is acceptable).
Members $61 • Program Participant $94
LEADERS CLUB at Westerly-Pawcatuck
Junior Leaders (Grades 6-8) Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm
Senior Leaders (Grades 9-12) Tuesday 6:30–7:30pm
The Leaders Club is a leadership development program for teens in Grades 6-12. The program includes weekly meetings; training component and Y volunteer opportunities (aquatics, sports, gymnastics, child care, etc.) In addition, teens will participate in training and social activities at local Y’s as well as across the Northeast. Leaders Club programs are one of the largest Y teen programs in the country. If interested in getting involved in a program that creates an environment for positive change, keeps you involved with friends and is fun, contact email@example.com. No meeting when school is not in session. Enrolment is open all year.
Members $40 • Program Participants $55
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.
YOUTH WELLNESS CENTER TRAINING
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm or
Training Ages 11 –13 – 4 Week Class
This class will introduce teens ages 11-13 to the various cardio and resistance machines in the Wellness Center. Safety, proper form, fun and basic program design are the main focus of the program. After completing this course successfully, participants can use the equipment in the Wellness Center (with the exception of the Free Weight area) while accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Members $30 Program • Participants $46