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The Y is committed to ensuring that every young person has the opportunity to become a healthy, contributing member of society. We offer activities and programs for teens that provide them with academic assistance, employment opportunities and other life skills, all while having fun. Teens feel welcome and have proven success at the Y.

Teens are valued and recognized for their potential as being happy, healthy, and productive community members. The Y offers programs for teens to build self-esteem and self-confidence, learn healthy lifestyle choices, achieve their personal and educational goals, and create new friendships and lasting relationships in a safe, supportive and engaging environment.

Babysitter Certification

Young adults gain the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation. Offered at the Sherwood Regional Family YMCA.

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C.I.T. Counselors in Training

CITs are mature campers interested in becoming future camp counselors. This two-week or three-week experience at YMCA Camp Collins is spent working with our experienced camp staff to be leaders and future camp staff. We also offer a CIT program at the Clark County Family YMCA.

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Lifeguard Training

Teens learn and practice rescue skills, injury prevention and teamwork. In this training, youth earn a nationally recognized lifeguard certification and become eligible to apply for a job as a lifeguard.


Offered at the Following Locations

Clark County Family YMCA

Sherwood Regional Family YMCA

Teen Camp

This camp at YMCA Camp Collins is designed for teenagers who want to get outdoors, make new friends and participate in activities that challenge them in a variety of different ways.

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Teen Centers

Sherwood Regional Family YMCA

The Sherwood Teen Center is a free, come-and-go operation where youth will find classic tabletop games like air hockey, ping-pong, foosball and pool tables alongside Xbox, PS2 and Nintendo Wii games. In addition, there are group activities that include dances, homework club, service projects, athletics, classes and more.

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Clark County Family YMCA

Youth make new friends and engage in enrichment classes. These teens can be active on the basketball court or hangout and play games. Rhapsody Church hosts youth group—Ground Zero—in the youth teen center every week

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Teen Strength Training

Youth work with a trainer to become empowered in their wellness journey. This training educates teens in the areas of cardio fitness and strength training. We also demonstrate and practice balance, flexibility and stretching techniques.


Offered at the Following Locations

Beaverton Hoop YMCA

Clark County Family YMCA

Sherwood Regional Family YMCA

Youth in Government

YMCA Youth and Government offers opportunities for teens to get involved in their communities and learn how to make their voices heard about issues that are important to them. Offered at the Sherwood Regional Family YMCA.

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Teen Sports

Many of our youth sports programs are geared towards teens and are available at several locations. This includes competitive basketball and more.

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