Kent County YMCA
HERE FOR YOU
Your health and well-being are important to us which is why we're closed until it is deemed safe to reopen. In the meantime, we're committed to helping you, your family and our community stay active and healthy. Access hundreds of on demand workouts you can stream from the comfort of your own home.
We are waiting on guidance from the Governor and the Department of Health on the status of all summer programming. Should camp be cancelled, full refunds will be issued. Check back here for updates.
Welcome to the Kent County YMCA! We welcome families, children, young adults, older adults and everyone in between. The Y has something for everyone. People with serious fitness goals will find up-to-date fitness facilities and certified staff, including personal trainers. Those who want to simply live healthier will find classes, swimming, and a wide range of individual and group activities. Plus, there are many programs just for kids. And, it’s all close to home!
What's New at Kent County YMCA
Choose a cause, join a team! Join us as we Cycle for YOUR Cause! With so many initiatives to choose from, an immediate impact is guaranteed.
Our causes include:
- LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a program for Cancer Survivors
- Swim Lessons and Water Safety
- Race 4 Chase, a Kid’s Triathlon
- Summer Camp
- Families Impacted by Addiction
- Veterans Membership
Active Family Center Schedule
Looking for some family time? Or a place to have your children be engaged while you participate in program/classes at the Y?
Cancellations, Closing and Inclement Weather Policy
All classes and programs operate according to schedule. In case of inclement weather, please check the website or call the Branch for automated messaging. You can also download the “YMCA of Greater Providence” app for updates (available on iTunes and Google Play).
As of June 1 child care facilities will be allowed to reopen in Rhode Island. We have made the decision to hold off on reopening our childcare programs until we feel confident in delivering programming in a manner that will keep our little ones and staff safe, as well as, provide the quality that you have come to expect form us. We are actively working on plans to restart youth programs that are in line with new state regulations and current guidance from the CDC. While we do not have a specific reopen date, we will continue to keep you informed.
Current enrolled families can select from the options below should you like to make a status change for your child.
Donate your credit to the Y. Our buildings may be closed, but our work continues to support our communities through this crisis. But we can't do it alone. Your donation will help us continue to support those who need it the most.
We will come out on the other side of this and the Y will be there to offer support to families during out-of-school times. Leave the credit on your account for use when we resume operations.
We understand that in times like these, every penny counts, so we can fully refund any fees pad for the week of March 16, 2020.
SUMMER CAMP UPDATE
Please take a moment to review some important updates regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our 2020 camp season. While we do not have a final decision around what camp will look like this summer, we are hopeful that you will find the information provided helpful as we all look towards summer.
Before and After School Care
For the times you can’t be there yourself, the Kent County YMCA supports your efforts to nurture your child’s healthy development. Each of our before and after school childcare centers strive to promote a safe, nurturing, exciting environment loaded with educational, social and physical activity. As one of the nation’s leading childcare providers, our childcare staff are some of the best in the business, with training and experience that allows them to run some of the most engaging and effective childcare centers in the area.
Our Before and After School program provides:
- Healthy Snacks
- Homework Assistance
- Extended Hours
- Open During School Vacations
- Sibling Discounts
- Transportation Available
- ...and much more!
Y's Owl Preschool
The Kent County YMCA has been offering the Y’s Owl Preschool to children ages 3-5 in the Kent County community for over fifty years. The program is state licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families and is a participant in the Bright Stars Quality Program. Our program offers your child a warm, supportive environment that fosters the development of healthy self-esteem and encourages personal growth. Your child will enjoy a variety of mind-enriching activities that encourage creativity and individuality.
Full and Half Day Spaces Available!
Frequently Asked Questions
The YMCA of Greater Providence is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (Tax ID: 05-0258878). All cash or in-kind donations made to the YMCA of Greater Providence are tax deductible. Additionally, many companies and organizations have Matching Gift programs – the company will match the employee’s donation to the employee’s charity of choice.
Financial assistance is made available to those who cannot afford the services the Y provides. As a charitable organization, our mission is to ensure that Y services are available and accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay.
Financial assistance is made possible through donations to our Y’s.
Click here to access the financial aid forms. All information is confidential.
Guest Passes are limited to three (3) per year. Anyone who uses a guest pass must fill out an informed consent form, provide a photo ID and check in at the Welcome Center at each visit.
Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian and their parent/guardian must sign the informed consent form.
As an added benefit of a Y Family Membership, children can access Kids Care while you work out. For Kids Care schedules and policies, please contact your nearest branch.
Your first month’s membership dues will be pro-rated at the time that you join. Most members pay dues through a monthly bank draft/credit card that will be established at the time you join. You may also pay for your membership dues on a quarterly or annual basis.
|Membership Type||Ages||Cost/Month (2019)|
|Individual Plus||Couple Ages 62+
+ 1 (up to age 26)
|Couple Ages 62+
+ 1 (up to age 26)
|Family||2+ Members living in
same household with
children up to age 26
and/or seniors 62+
|2+ Members living in same household with children up to age 26 and/or seniors 62+||$84|
*Senior Benefit (10% adjustment) for Seniors $49 and Senior Couples $67
If you are interested in joining the Y, you need to create an online account. A Y membership allows full use of our facilities and all the added benefits of a membership.
- A Program Participant is an individual who enrolls only in a specific program or programs and pays a non-member fee, with no further facility or membership privileges.
- Full Service Member is an individual who pays a monthly fee for a specific membership type and has access to all seven full service branches. As a full service member you have access to:
- Wellness/Fitness centers
- Kids Care
- Youth swim teams
- Early registration for popular programs
- Free group exercise including Les Mills ™ programming and yoga
- Indoor cycling classes
- Free water exercise classes
- Family programs
- A.W.A.Y. program
- Members only special events
If you are signing up for a membership, please read through the Frequently Asked Questions, then click the “Join Now” button and fill out the application.
New members have 30 days from the date of membership to decide if the Y is the place for them. If you are not completely satisfied, you will receive a full refund. To do so, you must complete the appropriate form available at the Welcome Center. For additional refund policies, please contact your nearest branch.
Volunteers are welcome at the YMCA and we urge new members to get involved. You may help with programs, events, serve on a committee, or join one of our branch councils. We are always grateful for the assistance and need people with a wide range of skills and interests to help us meet the needs of all we serve. Stop by your nearest branch and ask how you can join our team of volunteers.
We are dedicated to ensuring our facilities, programs and services are open and welcoming to all. As part of this effort, we are proud to offer our members access to YMCA facilities across the United States that participate in Nationwide Membership. Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating Y’s in the United States through membership at your primary Y. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities. To find a Y in your area, visit ymca.net.
At the Y, we are for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is an organization open to all people: men, women, girls and boys of all ages, all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities and financial circumstances. All our branches and every program embraces diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of the communities we serve.