Teen Programs at Hockomock Area YMCA
The Hockomock Area YMCA is committed to developing the skills and abilities of young people through positive experiences and meaningful relationships with peers and adults. The primary goal of our teen camp programs is to provide a well-rounded experience that helps demonstrate young adults’ potential in all areas. This is accomplished through leadership development, human relations, skills development, values awareness, and self-discovery.
YMCA teen campers are part of a dynamic community of teens with skilled and supportive staff who share a common goal of developing an environment that promotes responsibility, personal development, and fun in each part of the day. Our summer teen programs will create lifelong memories and develop skills, which reach deep into adulthood.
We Are A Safe, Friendly Atmosphere for Teens
Opportunities for teens are a core strategic initiative of the Hockomock Area YMCA. We offer a supportive, caring environment for young adults to participate in programs and activities that build leadership skills and foster social responsibility. Our YMCA provides a friendly atmosphere for teens to relax, do homework, meet with friends, and interact with peers.
At our North Attleboro Branch, teens are offered a variety of activities within the Joan S. Morse Youth Center or at 'The Zone', which is located downtown.
The Zone offers a variety of positive social, recreational, enrichment, and educational activities, including tutoring, movie nights, pool and game tournaments, arts and crafts and community service opportunitiies. The facility includes a computer lab, meeting space, lounge, arts and crafts space and more.
Visit The Zone at its NEW location, open since Fall 2013! 585 East Washington St., North Attleboro | 508.643.9898 Flyer here!
The Zone school year hours:
Monday - Friday, 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
School vacation weeks, open early: Monday - Friday, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Middle School Nights (Grades 6–8)
Teen members get exclusive use of our indoor facility for basketball, swimming, volleyball, movies, special events, and more. $5.00 fee for guests/ free to members. YMCA staff supervise middle school nights, with guidelines for conduct and participation enforced to ensure a positive experience for all.
Fifth- and Sixth- Grade Dances
Dances are held in the gym and include music by a disc jockey and giveaways. Tickets available at your member service desk one day prior to the event. Enjoy concessions ($1 additional cost per item) in our Teen Cafe. Cost: $6
NA Branch - upcoming date: Dec. 14, 7-10pm
Teen Corps (Ages 15-19) Summer Program
This is a 7-week volunteer job readiness training program for teens. Designed to build solid workplace skills, teens will volunteer in one of the YMCA program areas and work side-by-side with staff in a program department (example: Member Services, Aquatics, Sports, Health & Wellness, ChildWatch, etc.) Teens will receive the benefit of having survived a mock interview and gain insight from having taken classes such as: Customer Service 101, Landing the Job, Professionalism, and Working with Children. Help others while helping yourself.
Youth and Government Club (Grades 9–12)
Branch: FR, FX
This program is for teens who show an interest in law and politics. Teens act as delegates – writing and proposing legislation. After a series of meetings, caucuses, and conferences, Youth and Government delegates from across the state will present their legislation to the mock government at the Massachusetts State House. Experience first-hand what the government is all about. Check out www.maymcayag.org for more information or contact your local branch’s teen director.
Senior Leaders Club (Grades 9–12)
NA: Mondays 6:45 p.m.–8:00 p.m. starting Mon Sept 23 for the 2013/14 school year
FR: Tuesdays; FX:Wednesdays
This is a place where teens become leaders in their community! Leaders Club is designed to offer young adults the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they provide volunteer service within the YMCA and their community.
Sessions and events are balanced with values discussions, peer relationship building, and programs targeted at managing all aspects of a young adult’s daily life. Leaders Club members participate in several social outings, including Senior Leader rally weekends that include hundreds of Leaders from all over the Northeast area. This program is extremely hands-on and is managed by an elected executive board of peers and a YMCA advisor. Go to Leaders Club for your application to join for the 2013/14 school year.
Junior Leaders Club (Grades 6–8)
NA: Mondays 6-7pm during the school year; FR: Wednesdays; FX: Thursdays
Junior Leaders Club is designed as an introduction to Senior Leaders Club and is operated in the same format. Members participate in several events hosted by the YMCA and perform regular community service hours. Members are encouraged to participate in most social opportunities offered to the Senior Leaders, as well as opportunities designed exclusively for the Junior Leaders.
Teen Summer Adventure Programs
Be on the look out for our great summer camp options for teens!
The Hockomock Area YMCA is pleased to offer life skill training for youth ages 11-15 in the areas of babysitting, CPR, and first aid. The following courses, upon completion, will offer certification paperwork from the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI). Cost for each class is $60 members / $90 program members. Register online
ASHI Babysitting Course
Familiarizes and provide teens/young adults with basic knowledge and skills to care for infants and children. Participants will better understand and be able to meet the challenges of babysitting through increased confidence and skill. Student handbook will be provided and, upon course completion, certification card will also be given. DATE: TBA
ASHI CPR Course
Great opportunity for teens to learn a life saving skill throught he American Safety and Health Institute. Participants who pass this class will receive CPR Certification.
When: Dec. 7, 2013 from 12:30-5pm, in No. Attleboro
ASHI First Aid Course
Course will familiarize and provide teens/young adults with basic first aid. Participants will better understand and be prepared to meet safety issues through development of skills and the resulting self-confidence to act when needed. Participants will be given a student handbook. Following successful completion of the course, they also will receive a certification card. DATE: TBA