Because . . .
LEARNING & PRACTICING TODAY MEANS I’LL BE READY FOR THE FUTURE
Teens find the YMCA a place where they can have fun, spend time with friends, learn new things, be themselves, and learn to make a difference. Many locations have rooms dedicated to hosting the activities youth and teens enjoy most. Activities include sports, organized games, cool activities that youth and teens can relate to, computer labs and homework help after school. Other offerings include: teen night, teen centers, counselor and leadership training camps, youth strength training, Teen Leaders’ Club, and volunteer opportunities. All teen programs are not available at all locations.
After School Teen Club
Designed for Middle School Teens, the After School Teen Club includes a variety of activities geared specifically to teens: activities may include swimming, games, fitness and crafts. Teens also have the opportunity to develop leadership skills through community service and character development discussion and activities.
Teen Leaders’ Club
The Teen Leaders’ Club was established to give teens the opportunity to provide volunteer service to the community while developing leadership skills, volunteer service, academics, good health, and living by the YMCA Character Development values. Leaders’ Club is organized for the purpose of providing each member with the knowledge and training needed to help serve others while shaping a healthy lifestyle for themselves. Leaders’ Club members provide 100 hours of volunteer service during the school year and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. Teens must contact a Program Director for an application and registration.
Volunteer at the YMCA and help lead children in games, crafts and sports. Teens between the ages of 16 and 18 can volunteer in our Child Watch center and help supervise children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. They can also volunteer in our Youth Watch center and help supervise children ages 6-12 years.
Teen Open Basketball
This member service is for teens looking to play basketball and have fun. Teens can participate in pick-up games, shoot hoops and have some fun.
A fun and exciting night of basketball, volleyball and swimming and socializing. Supervised by trained YMCA professionals of course!
High School Teen Night
Come spend a supervised evening of fun and excitement at the YMCA. Activities such as basketball, swimming, board games, interactive computer games, and more are available. Grades 9 – 12 only. Must present school ID to attend.
Middle School Teen Night
Friends, fun and excitement ? with professional YMCA staff supervision. Enjoy swimming, games, and activities in a night reserved just for middle-schoolers.
Teen Center Nights
Every Saturday, teens enjoy a safe environment with open gym, movie/café and game room.
Teen girls feel empowered by strengthening their bodies and minds through weight training and wellness education. The foundations of strength training are taught using free weights and resistance tubing. Each class concludes with a group discussion on topics such as fitness, nutrition, self-esteem and body image.
Teen Strength & Conditioning Level I
This structured, supervised strength and conditioning program helps teens increase their overall muscular strength and flexibility while teaching them basic strength training fundamentals and concepts. Level I is centered around teaching teens how to properly use the selectorized equipment within the Wellness Center.
Teen Strength & Conditioning Level 2
This program is slightly more advanced than Level I. It is designed to teach teens how to make the transition from selectorized equipment to free-weight exercises. Participants in this program have either taken Strength and Conditioning Level I, or are currently enrolled in Level I.
In this six-week program, teens prepare a weekly meal which they then enjoy eating. This program teaches teens about healthy cooking, cooking measurements, dining etiquette, etc. The objective of this program is for teens to take with them learning tools for everyday life.
Teen Summer Camp
Ready to break away from the traditional camp setting? This program gives teens opportunities to have fun and make new friends. Teens are encouraged to develop their social, teamwork and leadership skills through active participation in community service projects, character development discussions, field trips, games, swimming and more while enhancing their self-esteem and confidence. This program is held in ten one-week sessions during the summer.
Counselor In Training
This camp is offered in three-week sessions. Teens must apply and interview for a position in the camp. Designed for teens that already possess social and teambuilding skills, this camp focuses on opportunities for teens to gain leadership training and development. Teens are challenged to reach their highest potential through service projects, character development discussions, childcare training and leading children in traditional camp activities. Teens are involved in weekly field trips, swimming & fitness activities. There is a minimum number required to run this program. Apply at the Y.