At the Y, teens can work on leadership skills, prep for college, play a sport, and give back through programs designed for them. We’re committed to empowering youth around New York City, and many of our teen programs are free for qualified participants.

In addition to our programming, the Teen Center at the Rockaway YMCA also provides young people with a safe space to socialize, seek support, and participate in activities. Teen Center is free with the support of the Y's Annual Campaign.

Teen Center

Teen Center Hours

Ages 12-17 years
Mondays and Thursdays 4-8 PM

Teen Center is a fun and safe place for teens to socialize and interact with peers. A variety of activities including sports, games, crafts and social groups are available to teens.

All are welcome. No registration necessary!

Swim & Sports

Lifeguard Training and Certification

Become a certified lifeguard and help save lives.

Become a Lifeguard

Youth Sports

Teens can learn to play a sport, develop make new friends, and become empowered in youth sports programs such as basketball, soccer and martial arts. Sports programs are not part of the Teen Center. 

Find a Sports Class

Teen Recreation

Teen Recreation is an opportunity for teens to utilize the YMCA’s beautiful full-court gym by participating in structured athletic activities such as basketball, volleyball or indoor games.

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Day Camps

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!

Find a Day Camp

Sleepaway, Adventure, and Sports Camps

Teens can participate in traditional sleepaway 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.

Camp Info

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