Youth / Teen Center

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Teen Center Lock-In – May 31, 2024

Join us at the YMCA at ACRC for our Kick-Off to Summer Event! The Lock-in is an event that will last from 6:00pm – 10:00pm with multiple activities for you to participate in with your friends. Meet in the Teen Center at 6:00pm for an hour of swimming or gym time, followed by fun activities afterwards back in the Teen Center. All youth MUST have a ride and be picked up by 10:00pm, we will not allow youth to walk home past 9:00pm.

Calendar of Activities/Events

Youth / Teen Center Hours

Monday – Friday3:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday*12:00pm – 3:00pm
*check calendar for days

This is a FREE, supervised space where activities are geared towards kids in 5th-12th grades, but we do welcome younger children if they are accompanied by an adult. Children and adults must check-in with the attendant upon arrival. Participation in this program means access to homework help, a snack, open gym time, and weekly activities. As our program continues to develop, we will be able to offer so much more!

TC Open swim for 10+ only: Children 10-13 will have to take a swimming test to see if they can be in the water without a parent. If they do not pass, Teen Center Staff will NOT be in the water with them, therefore will not be able to swim without a parent. 14+ can be unaccompanied, HOWEVER if the lifeguard notices that they are not strong swimmers they may be asked to leave or have
an adult join them. Be sure to check in at the Y/T Center by 5:55pm if you plan to go to Open Gym time.

Questions? Reach out to our Youth Development Director, Alyssa Jenkins. You can reach her by calling the Y at 507.433.1804 ext. 118 or by email at

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