Teen Activities and More

Teenagers, regardless of background, face choices that can positively or negatively influence their lives. The Y helps teens and their families to reach new heights and is committed to programs that offer character development, citizenship, leadership and service.

Teen Camps

Through different weekly themes, teens are inspired and empowered as they experience traditional camp as they swim, work in teams, play fun games and make new friends.

Teens will also have the opportunity to learn and grow by participating in:

  • Listening to professional speakers
  • Participating in educational components such as robotics and arts
  • Planning and volunteering with various service projects

Our goal is for teens to learn to work together, learn new skills, gain better decision making and conflict resolution skills, while discovering something new about themselves.

For teens ages 12 -15.

Location:
McKinney Family YMCA
300 Ridge Rd.
McKinney, TX 75072


Teen Outside/Overnight Camps

Teens are invited to a summer of adventure at one of our three outdoor camps. They will have the opportunity to partake in wakeboarding, rock climbing, ziplining and more. Join the fun this summer!

For teens ages 12-18.

Locations:

Camp on the Lake

Collin County Adventure Camp

Camp Grady Spruce


 

Youth & Government

Youth and Government is an exciting hands-on experience in the mechanics of the state legislative and judicial process of government. It provides opportunities for high school teens and middle school youth to study and debate public issues.  Teens participate in a mock trial, write legislation, or experience creating a news broadcast/newspaper. Students across the state of Texas participate in their local District Conference and culminate the experience in a four-day State conference in Austin, Texas.  We are honored to be allowed to use the Capital buildings to make this a truly realistic experience. For some students this is a once in a lifetime experience and for others it is the beginning of a career.


Teen Advisory Board

What is the Teen Advisory Board?
It’s a forum for teens to meet other teens who enjoy service and to have a voice planning the activities for teens at the Lakewest Family YMCA. To help promote our services to your peers
We will meet as a group at least once a month. During the meeting we discuss and plan upcoming activities, talk about ways the Lakewest YMCA can help teens. Meeting dates and times will be determined by the group as a whole.

What programs will TAB help plan in the upcoming year:
Whatever the group decides; it’s up to you! The possibilities are endless!