Westwood YMCA PROGRAMS & Rentals
For more than 160 years, the YMCA has nurtured potential and united communities across America to create lasting, meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.
At Westwood YMCA, we understand that swim lessons are more than just stroke development. The children learn how to swim in an outdoor environment on the pristine Quidnick Reservoir. As they learn to swim, children also develop endurance, self-confidence, and an appreciation for water safety. Each individual child is assessed on their swimming ability, and are placed into the appropriate swimming class. The Y staff works hard to create an encouraging atmosphere in the water, where each swimmer can learn and progress at his or her own rate and comfort level.
Swim Lesson Schedule
- 3:30-5:30pm Tuesday & Thursday Swim Lessons
- 9:00-11:30am Saturday Swim Lessons
If you love to swim, boat, hike, fish, camp, or just breath in fresh clean air, Westwood YMCA is the place for you and your family! With 80 acres of heavily-wooded land carefully preserved for camping, hiking, and day camp activities as well as nearly 300 acres of pristine water for swimming, fishing, kayaking, and paddle boarding, visitors always find something exciting to do.
Westwood YMCA offers rentals during the summer season. Enjoy a weekend stay with family in our Executive Cabin, lake side, or Upper Camp cabins. Host your event in the Mirimichi Lodge, the Arts & Crafts Building, or the Alumni Hall/Conference Room. Enjoy the waterfront, waterslide, athletic courts, ropes course, archery field and more. For more information, stop by for a tour or call (401) 397-7779.
Children that attend one of Westwood YMCA’s summer camps will get to enjoy innovative programming in a beautiful setting that consists of 80 acres of heavily wooded land preserved for camping and hiking and the expansive and pristine Quidnick Reservoir used for activities such as swimming, fishing and boating. The day camps are ideal for children age 5 and older. Camps are available for members and non-members. Families can apply for financial assistance and sibling discounts.
Camp Rainbow is for children entering kindergarten through grade 2. Campers learn about healthy lifestyles and engage in activities to increase their social, emotional and physical development.
Camp Adventure is for children entering grades 3 to 4, who concentrate on swimming and plan activities to develop leadership skills and build character.
Camp Exploration is for children entering grades 5 to 7, who learn new skills such as boating and archery while improving their swimming ability with daily lessons. Archery is only for children entering grade 6 and up.
Race 4 Chase
Westwood YMCA’s Counselor in Training program provides leadership skills to our older campers, while still enjoying a premier camp experience. Space for this program is limited, so there is an application process, including a letter of intent, a full four week commitment, two letters of recommendation, and an in person interview.
Parents and guardians in the Coventry and Exeter-West Greenwich area that need childcare for kindergarten age children (5 years old by September 1) or before and after school services for youngsters from the first grade to sixth grade can trust the Westwood YMCA to provide safe, affordable and convenient options. Programs are packed with learning opportunities, fitness readiness activities, arts and crafts, sports play and quiet games. In addition, events are held in observance of holidays and special occurrences such as the first day of a season. Healthy snacks are also provided.
For more information, locations, and applications see the Childcare Page.
2093 Harkney Hill Road
Coventry, Rhode Island 02816
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Friday: 7am – 6pm
Regular Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
(Memorial Day – Labor Day)
Sunday – Saturday: 9am-7pm
Boat House Closes an Hour Before Closing
Open: Memorial Day, July 4th, VJ Day, and Labor Day from 11 am-5pm
Closed: Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Martin Luther King Day