Teen Camps

POP! Isn’t just about pop culture, it’s about the Power of People.  This summer, teens learn to develop their strengths and to strengthen community while having fun with each pop culture-filled week. 

Teens (12 to 15 years old) are invited to participate in a week-long camp. This teen summer camp is geared for middle school up to teens that just completed their 9th grade year. Teens must have completed 6th grade to be in the camp if they are twelve years old.

Through differently weekly themes, teen campers will experience traditional camp activities along with interactive field trips, team-building skills, service projects, and character building all while having fun and meeting new people!


Week 1:  June 4-8                          The Force (of Coming Together) Teens come together to have fun.

Week 2: June 11-15                       There are Stranger Things   Throwback to the 80’s!

Week 3: June 18-22                       How to be Incredible Learning the beauty of uniqueness to help each other.  

Week 4: June 25-29                       13 Reasons Why Not To Learning to develop resiliency and build positive skills.

Week 5: July 2&3, 5&6                   We Are the Guardians of the Galaxy Giving back to our communities.

Week 6: July 9-13                           Teens Got Talent An exploration of the arts with all-camp talent show.

Week 7: July 16-20                         Those Friday Night Lights Discovering the fun of sports and a healthy lifestyle.

Week 8: July 23-27                         Being Grown-ish Looking ahead to life beyond high school. 

Week 9: July 30-Aug 3                    What a Wonder! Learning needed to fully accept themselves and others.

Week 10: Aug. 6-10                        Pop Culture 101 Activating the ‘Power of People’ to make positive change!


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!