Youth Center

853-5437

Monday-Friday
School Age Program:
6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open Recreation:
3:15-6 p.m.
Wednesdays
1-6 p.m.

Teens
Monday-Thursday
3:15-7 p.m.
Wednesday
1-7 p.m.
Friday
3:15-9 p.m.

Weekends
Closed


The Youth Programs goal is to provide a safe, enriching, supervised environments for youth of all ages. Our programs maintain an atmosphere that encourages flexibility and allows for freedom of choice within appropriate guidelines. We strive to reinforce family values and emphasize the uniqueness of each child by promoting positive attitudes and validating self-worth. Some of the programs we offer include: Before and After School Care, Power Hour (help with homework), and Youth Sports.

BGCA Triple Play: Table X Challenge Table Tennis
Tue · 4 Sep · 4-5 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
It’s table tennis with a twist! See if you can make the challenge shots and score points. The player that scores the most in five shots wins!

BGCA Triple Play: Shoot the Hoop
Thu · 6 Sep · 4-5 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Challenging yourself while engaging in friendly competition with your peers. Can you make the shot? Youth will make shots at the basketball hoop from various locations on the court.

Parents Night Out
Fri · 7 Sep · 6:30-10:30 p.m.
$10 for members; $15 for non-members · Ages 5-12
Give yourself a break! You deserve it! Registration is required and spaces are limited.

BGCA Triple Play 41 Pool
Fri · 7 Sep · 4-5 p.m
Free for members; $2.50 for non-member · Ages 9-18
Ready for a twist on a familiar game of pool? Try your skills at 41 pool. Youth will use math skills as they work for an exact score of 41.

Teen Night: Loaded Questions
Fri · 7 Sep · 7-9 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
With simple rules, no right or wrong answers, and exciting twists you are to have a ton of laughs and fun!

4-H Sewing Project: Sock Monsters
Mon · 10 Sep · 4-6 p.m.
Free for members, $5 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Grab a needle and thread and create something crazy with an assortment of crazy socks!

BGCA Safety Week Internet Safety for Youth and Parents
Tue · 11 Sep · 4:30-5 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
As Internet use by children and teens increases, so do concerns about their online safety. In this class we will discuss how the internet/social media is not truly private and how to protect their personal information and identity.

Home Alone Training
Wed · 12 Sep · 1-2 p.m.
Free for members, $2.50 for non-members · Ages 10-18
Are you ready to be home alone? Do you know the laws of being home alone? Attend our Home Alone Safety Training and see if you are ready to be left at home alone. Sign up at the Youth Center 853-KIDS. Spaces Limited

DIY STEM: Magnetic Slime
Thu · 13 Sep · 4-5 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
There’s a good chance you’ve (1) already worked with magnets and (2) made slime many times. It’s a good bet you haven’t done it at the same time, however. To remedy that, we’re making Magnetic Slime!

BGCA Safety Week-Basic Babysitting Class
Fri · 14 Sep · 5-7 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 12-18
Have you thought about getting a job? Come and find out if Babysitting may be for you. You will learn the basics of babysitting. *To become a CERTIFIED Babysitter you will need to get an Infant Child CPR Certification and a First Aid Certification. These are not offered at the Youth Center. Sign up at the Youth Center 853-KIDS. Spaces Limited

Teen Night BGCA Fine Arts-Paintball Canvas Painting
Fri · 14 Sep · 7-9 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Try a twist on paintball and create a unique piece of art. Toss paintballs at a canvas. Dress in old clothes as you’re sure to get messy!

BGCA Fine Arts-Washi Tape Art
Mon · 17 Sep · 4-5 p.m.
Free for members, $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
In case you were unaware, washi tape is decorative Japanese tape that crafters are completely obsessed with. It also has a magic power that makes everything it’s stuck to the most adorable thing in the world.

Nintendo Labo
Tue · 18 Sep · 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Free for members, $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Design, discover and invent your own ways to play using Labo and the Nintendo Switch. Build using interactive instructions, bring your Toy-Con to life with the Nintendo Switch and explore the technology behind it all.

DIY STEM OZO Bots
Wed · 19 Sep · 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Free for members, $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Discover basic programming and coding, as you simply train the robots to follow patterns on the surfaces that they roll over. They look a little like Pac-Man ghosts, with domes for heads. Ozobot can identify lines, colors, and codes on both digital surfaces, such as an iPad, and physical surfaces, such as paper.

BGCA Healthy Habits for you Mind and Soul
Thu · 20 Sep · 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Free for members, $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Learn ways to make healthy food choice as you are eating or snacking away from home eating with your friends and family.

STEM/BGCA Fine Arts 3D Pens
Fri · 21 Sep · 4-5 p.m.
Free for members, $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
You can now create a plastic masterpieces on the go with 3D-printing pens. Simply place the pen on a surface, draw a line up into the air, and then start adding details to this anchor. What will you make?

Teen Night BGCA Fine Arts: Clay Night
Fri · 21 Sep · 7-9 p.m.
Free to members $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Come try out our Clay Oven in our Makerspace. Create your own beads for jewelry making or a figurine. Bring your ideas and be creative!

BGCA Fine Arts: Calligraphy
Mon · 24 Sep · 4-5 p.m.
Free to members $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Calligraphy Workshop for youth! A fine arts project to learn English, Arabic, and Persian calligraphy and create beautiful artwork in collaboration with children of other cultures and history.

BGCA Triple Play-Physical Invent a Sport
Tue · 25 Sep · 4-5 p.m.
Free to members $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
What sport or challenge sport can you invent? Youth will experiment with various sporting equipment while working with one another to create a sport or challenge. Will your challenge use only feet or arms but, no hands? You decide!

STEM 3D Printer Exploration-Design and Print
Wed · 26 Sep · 1-3 p.m.
Free to members $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Learn how to use a 3D printer. Youth will have the opportunity to explore a 3D program while designing the layout and size of the item they wish to print.

Multicultural Sand Painting
Thu · 27 Sep · 4-5 p.m.
Free to members $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Come explore an ancient and current multicultural art form. What is the sand art? It is the practice of modeling sand into an artistic form, such as a sand brushing and sand painting.

Open Mic
Fri · 28 Sep · 4-5 p.m.
Free to members $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
This open mic is for all styles of music and spoken word performance, including poetry, comedy, and storytelling. Bring your instruments and share your talents with Open Recreation.

Teen Night-Nerf Wars
Fri · 28 Sep · 7-9 p.m.
Free to members $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Come join us for a high powered night of fun. Create your shelter and teams and let the games begin.