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Aloha!  Welcome To The Windward YMCA

The Windward YMCA is the only YMCA branch in the world with a historical Hawaiian Heiau in its back yard. Our members & the community feel the "Aloha Spirit" is alive and well here at the Windward YMCA. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are one of the many reasons you will want to join us. Experience the many amenities the Windward YMCA has to offer you including our heated, saltwater pool, over 95 group exercise classes weekly and the serenity of our Heiau and it's abundant natural beauty that will draw you back for more. "Hele Mai!" See for yourself!

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There's always something going on at the Windward Y for everyone! We invite you to join us for special classes, club activities, volunteer opportunities, wellness seminars & much more. Check out our Windward Y Events Calendar.



For Youth Development


Winter Intersession is December 23-January 7

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Registration is now open online HERE or at the welcome center.

Full Winter Intersession flier and registration can be viewed HERE.

Join us for a fun winter break! We'll have STEM, arts and crafts, games, swim time, team building activities & tons of fun excursions including Chuck E Cheese, Ice Palace & Koolau Theatre. Lunch options are available and must be registered and paid for in advance. Please note there will be no program on 12/24, 12/25, 12/31 and 1/1.

Thanks to generous donors and Y supporters, the Y is able to offer financial assistance to those in need who qualify. Please inquire at the welcome center.

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When school is in session, the Y is here for your keiki!

During the school year, our Windward YMCA operates the Department of Education's A+ After School programs at 9 DOE Windward District Elementary Schools. During School Year 2015-2016 & 2016-2017 we were voted "Principals Choice" For After School Child Care. The Y also offers Before School Program for keiki at 2 school sites for parents who need a safe and fun place for keiki to be prior to the start of school.

When school is out, the "Y" is in! We offer Fall, Winter And Spring Day Camp [Intersession] Programs and during the Summer is our Famous "Summer Day Camp" and weekly overnight Camp Erdman programs.


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For Healthy Living

Group Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Center, Personal Training & More!

Welcome to your second home! Our Healthy Lifestyles Department is here to make you feel welcome and help you reach your health & wellness goals. With over 95 Group Exercise classes each week, we've got something for everyone. We offer a variety of classes for seniors, water lovers, hard core exercisers, Yogis and everyone in between, at times convenient for you. To view our current group exercise schedule, click HERE.

Our Healthy Lifestyles weight & cardio room is equipped with a variety of cardio equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent and upright bikes & more, each with heart rate monitors and personal LCD touch screen TVs for your entertainment. We've got a wide variety of weight equipment, free weights, cable machines & other equipment to meet your fitness needs.

Looking for a workout specifically tailored towards your fitness & wellness goals? Our nationally certified Personal Trainers will work with you to stay motivated and create a training program to help you reach your goals.  

Are you struggling to manage a chronic disease? Did you know the YMCA offers programs & classes to help prevent, manage and decrease the risk of certain chronic diseases? Let us help you make a lifestyle change without fear of judgement and with the support of the staff and participants around you so that you can improve your quality of life and feel great both inside and out.

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Keiki (Child) Watch

The Windward YMCA offers Keiki Watch for members who need to have their keiki cared for while utilizing the facility for up to 2 hours each day. Keiki Watch is free for members with a family membership or $5/hour per child for other membership types. Parents/guardians must remain on-site while utilizing keiki watch. Keiki Watch reservations are available by calling (808)261-0808, stopping by the welcome center or keiki watch room during operating hours. Reservations can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance.  

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Aquatics, Swim Lessons & Swim Team

Our heated, saltwater pool is perfect for lap swimming, swim lessons, water exercise classes and Mermaids! We offer swim lessons 7 days a week. To view class options, click "register online". If you are unsure of what level to sign up for, please contact the YMCA to schedule a swim assessment. For any questions regarding our Learn to Swim Program, Swim Team or Private Lessons, please call our Aquatics Department at 262-1488.

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For Social Responsibility

Togetherhood - Activating People for Good: Ulupo Heiau

The Y's Togetherhood program connects people from all backgrounds to plan and carry out volunteer projects that address a real need in their community.

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Windward Y's Togetherhood Project is right in our back yard at the Ulupo Heiau. Our most recent work day activated over 80 volunteers to the Heiau and lower Kalo or Lo'i patches, where we cleaned the ‘auwai, pulled invasive weeds, removed rocks, harvested kalo and cleaned up the area. Volunteers included our YMCA members and staff, community members and program participants. Togetherhood is a quarterly event open to all. Please call or stop by the Y to sign up for the next Togetherhood!

Click Here for More Information on the YMCA Togetherhood Movement.

Monthly Houseless Service Care Event

Join the Windward Y at Daybreak Church on the last Tuesday of each month from 10am-12pm to provide outreach to houseless individuals in our community. Each month, our Houseless Coalition (churches in the area, community partners & the Y) offers a hot lunch, clean clothing & hot showers, toiletry & snack bags and outreach services such as housing and job assistance, Veterans services, health & rehab services, spiritual services & more. All are welcome to volunteer for this event. Please contact us at (808)261-0808 to sign up for a volunteer position which may include prepping or serving lunch, sorting & passing out clothing, handing out toiletry and snack bags or other jobs as needed.


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