Today's world is a challenging place for teenagers. The Y provides a safe place where teens can cultivate their interests, develop leadership skills and nurture their creative and athletic passions.
SUMMER ACTIVITES FOR TEENS
Join us and other teens on adventures to get you out of the house this summer! Be sure to register for the awesome events listed below by the Wednesday prior to the event to ensure the event is taking place and you have a spot. All events must have at least 8 teens for the event to run.
Aquatic Leadership June 17-21 $180 / $220
Improve your swimming skills, Learn lifesaving techniques for water, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Oxygen Administration (this is not a lifeguarding course) Bring a lunch, towel, swim suit, and sense of adventure. Teens will be traveling to Park South YMCA daily for training and use of their pool. We leave at 8am and return at 5pm. Friday includes a trip to Hawaiian Falls
Intro to Rowing Clinic June 24-28 $125/$175
The Intro to Rowing Clinic is a “learn to row” program that introduces the sport of rowing to teens 13-17 years old. No prior rowing experience is needed, but participants must pass a swim test. Experienced rowing coaches from Dallas United Crew will teach teens basic rowing training techniques and rowing on the water. This is a half day camp from 9am-1pm.
Colin County Adventure Camp Fri., June 28 $45 / $55
Reality is not TV… until our teens do it! Don’t be the “biggest Loser” trying to be a “Survivor” during this “Amazing Race” where you only have a “Minute to Win It.” Join us for a day of amazing challenges, a games and activities. Will you be the ultimate champion? Teens will meet teens from other YMCA’s for a fun filled day at our camp retreat center. Transportation and lunch provided. Parents drop off at YMCA in White Rock at 8am and pick up at 4pm.
Six Flags Tues., July 2 $80/ $90
Summer break is halfway over...what have you done? Let’s hit the roller coasters and have some fun! Transportation and lunch will be provided. Be at the YMCA at 8am and Return at 5pm. (reduced rate available if you have a season pass).
Model United Nations Thurs., July 18 $45/ $55
Teens will meet with other YMCA’s at the Lakewest YMCA. Groups will represent different countries and write status reports and participate in committees to develop resolutions to problems on a national affair. Lunch and bussing to and from Lakewest will be provided. Participants in this program will need to attend 2 two hour training/research sessions prior to the event. We will schedule the training based on participants availability .
Service Project Thurs., Aug 1 $30/ $35
Teens will received 8 service hours. Location TBD. Parents will drop off and pick up from the service site. Drop of as early as 8am and pick up as late as 5pm. Lunch, snacks and water will be provided. Maximum of 10 kids.
Hawaiian Falls Thurs., Aug 15 $60 / $70
We will be heading for the waterslides at Hawaiian Falls. Come and Join us as we make a splash and learn about water safety. Lunch is provided. Be at the YMCA at 8am and Return at 5pm.
For more information or a registration form, contact Cassie McKee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-328-3849, x 23.
Year-Round Teen Programs
TEEN ACTION COUNCIL
This group consists of representatives from Lakehill Preparatory, Gaston, Woodrow, Skyline and Spence Schools. Students that are accepted will be responsible for planning Teen nights and service-learing projects and then sharing information at their schools. Teens ages 12-17 meet one to two times a month. Meetings times, dates, and locations are determerined by teens and their advisors. If interested, contact Cassie McKee at 214-328-3849 ext. 23 or at email@example.com.
You will jump ahead of the other babysitters in your neighborhood by taking the ASHI Babysitting Certification Training. Students learn basic CPR, infant and toddler care, feeding, emergency response and more. Classes are held the second Saturday of each month from 1-4 PM; please contact Cassie McKee at 214-328-3849 ext. 23, or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Cost: $60 Member and $80 for Activity Member
TEEN MODEL UN
Model United Nations is a simulation in which students, representing UN member states, meet to find solutions to common problems. It is a fascinating laboratory where concepts and principles from the classroom can come to life. As students simulate international organizations, they begin to find new answers to tough questions, to learn and respect opposing points of view, and to utilize the tools of peaceful change. This program creates a working replica of the United Nations, conducted almost entirely by students. Students can participate in a model General Assembly, International Court of Justice, Economic and Social Council, Security Council, Human Rights Council or Conference Newspaper. Students will compete at an out of state MUN Conference in March.
The following schools currently enrolled in this program are:
• Woodrow Wilson High School
• Lakehill Preparatory School
• Spence Middle School
Contact Cassie McKee at 214-328-3849 ext. 23, or at email@example.com to start a MUN club today.