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Teen Programs · Downtown Oakland YMCA

The Y has always been a place for teens to enjoy open gyms, work out, play games, make new friends and spend time after school in a safe environment. If your parent/guardian is not member, we offer REDUCED rate memberships for teens (ages 13-17) and Young Adults (18-25) check here for more info!

Drop-In Sports (ages 13-17)

Open gyms are always a draw for teens and we deliver at the Y! Play all your favorite sports and games in the gym. Games will be facilitated by our YMCA staff members. Teens may sign in once in the gym and score is always kept! 

Day Time  Fee
Monday-Thursday (half court) 7-9 pm Free with membership
Friday (Full court) 5-9 pm Free with membership

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Porpoise Swim Club (ages 13-16)

Our swim team introduces teens aged 13-16 to the sport of competitive swimming and team work. Learn More!

Swim Lessons (private & small group)

You are never to old to build confidence in water! Whether you need to learn to swim or want to refine your technique, we have the instructor for you. Learn More!

Service Learning Projects

Reflecting the national Y initiative of Togetherhood, we welcome our teens to initiate and lead projects to serve our Y community. These are effective and powerful ways to encourage and foster leadership development, project management techniques and academic enrichment. Note, middle school and high school service hour requirements may be met through these projects. Contact Caitlin LaFleur for more information.

Teen Zone (ages 13-17)

We have a dedicated space for teens to play X-Box and table games, providing a safe place for after school. Our staff members engage teens in various activities throughout the facility, including, but not limited to sports, X-box Kinect, table games, exercise and more.

Days Time Fee
Monday-Friday 5-9 pm Free with membership

Youth & Government

Our program offers a once in a life time experience for both middle and high school aged students. Learn More!




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