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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, saltwater 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!


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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!

Thursday, March 21: Annual Campaign Bake Sale from 8am-4pm at the Windward Y! Calling all bakers: donate baked goods to help us raise funds for Annual Campaign. Sign up located at the welcome center. Drop off baked goods Wednesday (all day) or Thursday morning. Mahalo for your support!

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 Aqua Zumbathon

For Youth Development

Spring Intersession is next week, March 18-22!

Registration is OPEN for Spring Intersession! Register online HERE or stop by the branch to register in person. Have your keiki join us for an amazing week of games, crafts, fun excursions, making new friends & having fun at the Y!

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 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. We also Dietitian Consultations if you need to re-vamp your diet! 

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 kieki watch. Keiki Watch is available by reservation and can only be booked 1 week in advance online, at the welcome center or at the keiki watch room during operating hours.


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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! Yes! Mermaids or "Synchronized Swimming" - practices every Sunday from 2:30p to 4:30p, under the direction of Swim Coach Alice Roberts.


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 Nui

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.

Join us for our next Togetherhood on Saturday, March 9 from 8am-12pm. Click HERE for more information!


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: Ulupo Nui is a quarterly event open to all. Please join us at our 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.