The Dodge YMCA provides young people with a safe space to socialize, seek support and participate in activities that build self-esteem, prepare them for higher education and to succeed as an adult. Our goal is to empower, inspire and teach young people to be leaders through our various programs and workshops.

All teen programs are FREE and open to the community. Please stop by the Membership Desk to see our current schedule and pick up an application.

Leadership & Civic Engagement

Leaders Club

This program provides club members with opportunities for leadership training, personal growth, community service, and social development. Young people meet on a weekly basis in a small group of peers and advisors to map out career and educational goals, seek information, and share experiences related to self-improvement.

Teens Take the City

Roll up your sleeves and get involved in issues that affect the community. Learn about civic involvement by learning about the NYC government, meet NYC officials, develop policy proposals and present them at legislative hearings. Be the voice in your community and work towards making a positive difference.

Y Global Teens

YMCA Global Teens is a leadership development and service learning program that engages teens in a year-long empowering international experience culminating with a summer service abroad experience.

Teen Center

Saturdays, 8-10 PM

On Saturday nights during the months of September to June the Dodge Y opens its facility to teens only. We have structured cooking classes, open basketball, dance/hip hop class, ping pong, art and teen training sessions. Come join us for an evening of recreation and fun! Doors close at 8:30 PM sharp.

Swim & Sports

Teen Fitness Orientation

Ages 12-17

To start your teen’s fitness experience off on the right foot, we require a teen orientation to teach them gym etiquette, the proper use of equipment, and to work out in a safe manner. Stop by the membership desk to register.

Swim Lessons

Teens can learn to swim, improve their skills, or join a youth swim team. Swimming programs are not part of the Teen Center. 

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Lifeguard Training and Certification

Become a certified lifeguard and help save lives.

Become a Lifeguard

Teen Strength & Conditioning

Ages 12-18

Get where you want to be physically through instruction by a certified trainer! Through the use of free weights, resistance machines and cardio fitness, this class helps you build strength, increase speed, maximize power, and improve your overall athletic performance. No matter what your fitness level is, we will work with you to help you achieve your goals.

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Teen Fitness Program

This is a structured group training program that guides you through various exercises, setting weekly goals and achievements. Learn how to record your accomplishments and progress with a certified Y fitness trainer.

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Summer Camp

YMCA teen camps in all five boroughs are designed to immerse campers in fun activities that keep them active, learning, and engaged during the summer months. Teen campers participate in hands-on programming geared towards building self-confidence as well as activities designed to engage teens in developing educational and career goals. Campers go on field trips, and participate in swimming, dancing, singing, sports and more!

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Overnight, Adventure, and Sports Camps

Teens can participate in traditional overnight camps, adventure camps, and sports camps at YMCA Camp in Huguenot, New York, located 86 miles northwest of NYC between the Delaware Water Gap and the Catskill Mountains.

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