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Aloha!  Welcome To The Windward YMCA

The Windward YMCA is the only branch in the world with a historical Hawaiian Heiau in its back yard. This is why 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 at the Windward YMCA, like our heated, salt water pool, over 95 group exercise classes weekly or even the serenity of our Heiau and it's abundant natural beauty that will draw you back for more. "Hele Mai!" See for yourself!


For Community

Support Windward YMCA's 2019 Annual Campaign to help us reach our $90,000 goal!

Every year, thanks to generous members, businesses in the community & supporters of the YMCA and it's mission, the Windward YMCA is able to make a real difference to people in our community, ensuring everyone has access to the programs and services they need to learn grow and thrive at the Y. 100% of monies raised through our Annual Campaign stays right here at the Windward Y. In 2018, thanks our generous donors and supporters, we were able to surpass our $85,000 goal to raise a record-breaking $101,000.

Summary of Program Subsidy & Scholarships Awarded in 2018:
  • Teens & Aquatic Programs: $7,419
  • Summer Camp: $35,618
  • A+ and Intersession Programs: $4,584
  • Membership subsidy: $38,967
  • Kailua Monthly Houseless Service Care Events: $15,940
  • Togetherhood Ulupo Nui Initiative: $13,050
     Total Given away in 2018: $115,579 

In 2019, the Windward YMCA is striving to reach our $90,000 Annual Campaign goal, which will allow us to continue to serve the Windward side's growing needs. Your donation will help us provide keiki with a fun, safe place to learn and grow after school and during school breaks, will help our keiki learn lifesaving water safety skills in our learn-to-swim classes, will support a senior with continued access to physical, mental and social well-being and will provide for folks struggling to get back on their feet with a hot meal, a hot shower with clean clothing and access to service providers to gain jobs, housing and other assistance at our monthly houseless service care events.


You can donate to Windward Y's Annual Campaign HERE.

Please designate "Windward Y" on the drop-down menu when making your donation. You can also donate at the Welcome Center during our normal business hours. In addition, the Windward YMCA hosts multiple events to support the campaign. Click the highlighted event for the full flier with more information!

Friday, February 15: Panda Express Dine Out 10am-10pm at 200 Hamakua Dr. location only (20% of proceeds will be donated to the Windward YMCA, must show online flier, us code on flier for online purchase or bring in flier when making your purchase).
Saturday, February 16: Rummage Sale, 8am-1pm at the Windward Y courtyard. Donations accepted up through Friday evening! 

Thursday, February 28: California Pizza Kitchen Dine Out, 11am-10pm at the 609 Kailua Rd. location only (20% of proceeds will be donated to the Windward YMCA, must show online flier or bring in flier when making your purchase).

Saturday, March 9: 80's Zumba Dance Party, 6pm-8:30pm in the Windward Y courtyard. Presale tickets are $20 at the Welcome Center or $25 at the door. Wear your 80's best and dance the night away. Costume contest, photo booth, tons of prizes and giveaways, food for purchase, vendors & more!

Saturday, March 23: Aqua Zumbathon, 1-2:30pm at the Windward Y pool. Tickets are $10 and available at the Welcome Center. Tons of prizes and giveaways, light refreshments & all your favorite instructors!

Thank you for your continued support of our charitable organization!


2018 Zumbathon & Aqua Zumbathon

For Youth Development

February One-Day Programs Available!

Register online using the activity number below or visit us at the Welcome Center to register in person.


During the school year, our Windward YMCA operates the Department of Education's A+ After School programs at 10 DOE Windward District Elementary Schools. During School Year 2015-2016 & 2016-2017 we were voted "Principals Choice" For After School Child Care.

To add to the excitement, when school is out, the "Y" is in! We offer Fall, Winter And Spring Intersession Programs and during the Summer is our Famous "Summer Day Camp programs.


For Healthy Living

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 90 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 with 30 HD channels for your entertainment. We've got a wide variety of weight equipment and free weights, which were recently upgraded at the end of 2016.

Our Healthy Lifestyle Coaches on duty are happy to take you through a guided workout, help you learn how to use a piece of equipment or answer any of your fitness related questions. Need some help? Just ask!

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.

We're happy to announce that we are now offering Dietitian Consultations! Our Registered Dietitian on staff, Heather Bessee, has been helping individuals improve their health through their diet since 2002. Set up a consultation today to get your diet on track!

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? Our programs include The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, Enhance Fitness for individuals with Arthritis, Parkinson's classes and Healthy Weight & Your Child for children with obesity. 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.



Aquatics, Swim Lessons & Swim Team

Our heated salt water pool is perfect for lap swimming, swim lessons, water exercise classes and Mermaids! Yes! Mermaids or "Synchronized Swimming" - Every Sunday from 2:30p to 4:30p, led under the direction of Swim Coach - Alice Roberts.


We offer Swim lessons 7 days a week! Please view class options by clicking "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.

Keiki (Child) Watch

The Windward YMCA offers Keiki Watch for members who need to have their keiki cared for while utilizing the facility. Keiki Watch is only available by reservation and can only be booked 1 week in advanced.

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For Social Responsibility

Togetherhood - Activating People for Good

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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Our Togetherhood Project is right in our very own back yard. 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. All together with our YMCA Members, Community Members and Program Participants.

Click Here for More Information on the YMCA Togetherhood Movement.