South County YMCA
WELCOME BACK TO YOUR HAPPY PLACE
We're here to help you focus on what matters most: your health, your family and friends, and your community. Taking care of our health is more important now than ever before. At the Y, we're here to help you stay active and healthy and improve your well-being in spirit, mind, and body. The Y offers programming and activities for the whole family, as well as physical and virtual spaces to connect with old friends and meet new ones.
CAMP FULLER & JOHNNYCAKE CENTER TEAM UP TO PROVIDE A MEMORABLE SUMMER FOR LOCAL CHILDREN
Four-week enrichment program provides life-changing camp experience by the sea
[SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI – Tuesday, July 21, 2020] – The South County YMCA and Camp Fuller YMCA’s have teamed up with the Jonnycake Center of Peacedale, Rhode Island to create a four-week summer enrichment camp experience for South County children.
Explore Camp Fuller is a month-long, summer enrichment program designed exclusively for families connected to the Jonnycake Center of Peacedale. Throughout the program, children took part in outdoor exploration and enjoyed a fun-filled summer vacation in a safe and supportive environment.
Twenty-six children soaked up a variety of outdoor activities on the beautiful, seaside grounds of historic Camp Fuller located in Wakefield, Rhode Island. Led by certified YMCA Camp Counselors, campers enjoyed daily nature walks, kayaking, canoeing, arts and crafts, sports, and fun games. A pre-packed lunch was also generously provided by the Jonnycake Center.
“We are so grateful to the YMCA for opening up Camp Fuller to local children who needed fresh air and fun activities this summer,” said Kate Brewster, Executive Director of the Jonnycake Center. “This was a great example of a community coming together to provide meaningful opportunities for kids who might otherwise not have had access to camp this year,” said Brewster.
"Every day we picked up our daughters, Sanai and Skylah, they had a smile on their face, said Maghnee Gomes, a South Kingstown resident. “This will be an experience they will never forget."
During the COVID-19 pandemic, out-of-school-time plans for many families have been altered. This has resulted in many parents thinking outside the box when it comes to providing a memorable and safe summer vacation for their children.
“The Camp Fuller team has been thrilled to participate in this incredible day camp program, said Kate Messier, Camp Fuller’s Executive Director. "While we’re conditioned to be resident camp, sharing our site, our history, and our traditions with local children who haven’t had the chance to attend Fuller has been nothing short of inspiring for the entire team.” Said Messier. “We look forward to partnering with our South County Y and the Johnnycake Center to make more magic possible in our community.”
“My three children really enjoyed Camp Fuller, especially my son Ben who was able to swim, canoe, and dig for clams for the first time in over two years due to significant medical treatments,” said Beth Delon, a Narragansett mother of four. “It was a great way to start the summer, especially during this challenging time.”
Explore Camp Fuller began Monday, June 29 and will commence Thursday, July 23 with a fun-filled day of closing ceremony activities like kayaking, canoeing, luncheon, and a tour of Camp Fuller conducted by the young explorers.
Not quite ready to come back?
We understand. Everyone’s comfort level is different, which is why we’ve extended free access to our virtual classes. Haven’t tried a class yet? There are over 800 world-class workouts backed by science to choose from.
We have taken the necessary steps to ensure your well-being. This means thing will look and feel a little different when you come to the Y. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect:
SCHEDULE YOUR WORKOUT:
You will be required to schedule an online appointment 24-hours in advance at www.bookaspot.org for all types of workouts from swimming to group exercise classes.
ONLINE HEALTH SCREENING:
Complete an online health assessment and a new membership agreement prior to your scheduled workout.
H2O & TOWEL:
Water fountains and locker rooms will be closed. Please remember to bring your own water bottle & towel.
Building capacity will be limited to 25% to support six to 14 feet of physical distance while exercising.
Masks will be required to and from the facility and in areas where six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Help support a healthy environment by cleaning the equipment before and after each use.
Receive up to 50% off summer camp fees. Register today.
SAFETY IS #1. KEEPING OUR CAMPERS SAFE.
As the inventors of camp, we're known for our safe and nurturing environment. While much has changed, the one thing remains, is our commitment to provide a safe, reliable and enriching summer camp experience for all.
Here's how we're maintaining a healthy environment:
- Campers will be assigned to stable groups of 15 or fewer including staff. This means your little ones will not change groups and will stay with the same group of children for the duration of their enrollment.
- Campers will need to bring their own lunch and snacks from home.
- Campers will not be required to wear face coverings during the day, however, staff and any adult visitors will be required to do so.
- Daily health screenings will be required for all campers and staff.
- Regular hand washing and personal hygiene will be encouraged for all campers and Y counselors.
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
The South County YMCA's Before and After School Program is for children ages kindergarten through middle school. Our program offers academic support, health and wellness activities, and the opportunity to be creative through art and mixed media activities!
Our Before and After School program provides:
- Healthy Snacks
- Homework Assistance
- Free Recreational Swim Time
- Extended Hours
- Open During School Vacations
- Transportation Available
- ...and much more!
We service the following elementary schools for Morning and Afternoon care:
- Wakefield Elementary School
- West Kingston Elementary School
- Matunuck Elementary School
- Peace Dale Elementary School
- Narragansett Elementary School
We service the following middle schools in the afternoon only:
- Broad Rock Middle School
- Pier Middle School
- Curtis Corner Middle School
South County YMCA Child Care Center
At the South County YMCA Preschool, children use their curiosity and imagination to become creative thinkers. Our comprehensive curriculum prepares children to become independent learners and develop self-confidence for sharing in a classroom setting. We focus on the areas of pre-reading, math and science skill development. A positive self-image is developed as they begin to become proficient in the areas of cognitive and physical development. As an onsite, year-round program, our preschool also includes age-appropriate enrichment activities like swimming, gymnastics, sports, fitness, dance, music and outdoor play. We are committed to the physical well-being of the children and provide weekly activities based on age and developmental levels.
For more information about our preschool program, contact the South County YMCA at 401-783-3900.
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.