438 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906

EAST SIDE / MT. HOPE YMCA

Located in the heart of the East Side, the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA is widely known for a warm and inviting atmosphere and highly-popular Early Learning Center.


Facility Hours

Mon-Fri: 6 am – 7 pm
Sat: 9 am – 2 pm
Sun: 7 am – 12 pm

Phone: 401.521.0155
Fax: 401.946.7589

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  • PROGRAMS

EAST SIDE / MT. HOPE YMCA

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. Schedule your workout today.



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CHILDCARE

MOUNT HOPE YMCA CHILD CARE CENTER

421 Hope Street, Providence

The Mount Hope YMCA Child Care Center, a part of the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, is dedicated to supporting strong, healthy families in our community. Our childcare program provides full-time learning and care for children age six weeks to pre-kindergarten. The Center is located across from the East Side YMCA on Hope Street.

The Child Care Center is Bright Stars accredited and maintains the highest standards of child safety, child development, and continuing staff development. We employ a nurse on site. All our lead teachers and teacher’s assistants are full time and hold an associate or bachelor’s degree, or are enrolled in an accredited program pursuing a college degree.

The Center is housed in a renovated former school and preserves the old charm and character of the lovely building with big rooms and high windows which provide a spacious, bright, learning environment for all children. If you are looking for either a childcare opportunity for your preschooler, infant and/or toddler, we encourage you to check out the Mount Hope YMCA Child Care Center.

The center is led by Samantha McCormack, Child Care Program Director. She has been in Early Childhood Education for over 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to the center with expertise in DCYF licensing, Bright Stars, Environmental Rating Scales (ECCERS) and RIELDS.

For more information or a personal tour of the Center, contact Samantha McCormack, Program Director, at 401-521-7252. You can also submit the Child Care Interest Form and return it to the Center or email it to Samantha McCormack smccormack@gpymca.org.


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DONATIONS

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

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.

KIDS CARE

Kids Care is temporarily paused.

PAYMENT

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.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION VS. MEMBERSHIP

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
  • Pools
  • Kids Care
  • Youth swim teams
  • Early registration for popular programs
  • Free group exercise including Les Mills ™ programming and yoga
  • Pilates
  • Indoor cycling classes
  • Free water exercise classes
  • Family programs
  • 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.

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REFUNDS

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.

WHAT IS NATIONWIDE MEMBERSHIP?

Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home Y is the local association that enrolled you as a member and collects your membership dues. We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities.

PROGRAMS AT EAST SIDE/MT. HOPE YMCA

PROGRAMS

Family Story Time

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Family Game Day

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AQUATICS


There is no organization more qualified in swim instruction than the Y, who invented swim lessons in 1903. The Y teaches water safety, a critical life-saving skill for all children and adults, and how to swim. These skills build confidence and make it possible to safely enjoy pools, water parks, and the outdoors.

People of all ages can learn fundamental swimming skills from nationally certified instructors while fostering a life-long appreciation for physical activity and wellness.

Not sure where to begin? Use our swim level selector below to determine which swim lesson level is right for you or your child.


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PARENT CHILD LESSONS

The parent/child swim program introduces infants and toddlers to the joys of swimming for the first time under the care and love of their parents. As a parent, you will learn about the importance of supervision, water safety and how to encourage and guide your child to become more familiar with being in the water.


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GROUP SWIM LESSONS

Group swim lessons offer an excellent opportunity for infants, toddlers, youth, and adults of all ages to learn water safety skills in a safe and supportive environment. The Y’s swim lessons are grounded in a skill continuum, that allows students to flow easily from one skill to the next with clear stages of progress along the way. We welcome participants of varied and diverse abilities. Our instructors are committed to fostering a sense of achievement in classes, with an emphasis on group activities that build relationships and character development.


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PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Private Swim Lessons for ages 3 and up to allow for individualized attention to help improve or master swimming skills. Together, the instructor, participant and/or parent determine the goals for the session, and the curriculum is customized in order to meet these goals.


Y education and enrichment programs offer youth and families access to endless opportunities to achieve healthy living. Well-being and fitness at the Y is so much more than just working out. Beyond fitness facilities, we provide educational and enrichment programs to promote healthier decisions, and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength. Because where there’s the Y, there’s a way to a better us.





AMENITIES


CARDIO


STRENGTH CIRCUIT


FREE WEIGHTS


GROUP EXERCISE STUDIO


FAMILY LOCKER ROOMS


HEATED INDOOR POOL


POOL HOURS


Monday 6:00 am – 6:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Sunday 7:00 am – 11:30 am



SWIMMING

Youth swim lessons include three levels: Swim Starts, Swim Basic, and Swim Stroke.


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CAMPS

Choose from 4 different camp locations and a variety of camp options for kids.


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HEALTHY AGING

The Y empowers all to live well, offering a variety of programs that support healthy lifestyles


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PERSONAL TRAINING

Get results and take your fitness regimen to the next level with our personal training programs.


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