Teens | Classes and Programs

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About Our Teen Programs

Welcome to the “Teen Nvasion” where we are implementing our new initiative of A.C.T.T. Now (Advancing Community Through Teens Now) by taking control and re-establishing the presence of our youth within our community. A.C.T.T. Now is dedicated to providing teens with safe, supervised activities that promote positive self image, health, wellness, and a sense of community. A.C.T.T. Now will also help teens gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to be on their way of becoming fully functional adults. See a complete list of Teen Programs in our Activities Guide.

Class & Program Spotlights

Teens on the Move Spring Break Edition

During Career Week a few professionals will stop by and guide participants in exploring some of today's hottest careers. Participants will also receive insider advice on the knowledge and skills needed for success. This week you will be able to connect with experts, aspire to new heights, make friends, and explore multiple options for your future. Spend the mornings with our career introductions and the afternoons attending our break away trips like: bowling, laser tag, roller skating, and more. Please inquire about the necessary paperwork needed prior to the first day of camp. Limited Spaces are available. Sign up today for this price we are sure this will fill fast! Teens will meet at theTP Community Center.
*Some trips may require admission and/or money for food. Register for one day or all four!

Cost:
Resident: $25/day, $100/Week
Non-resident: $35/day, $120/Week

Where:
Teen Lounge at Takoma Park Community Center

When:
Monday-Friday, April 14 – April 18
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Who:
Ages 13- 17 years

 

Counselor in Training (CIT)

Sign up for a three day training to become a CIT. Prior to volunteering for summer camp, each teen will be required to attend trainings hosted by the Takoma Park Recreation Department. During these trainings, teens will have an opportunity to develop leadership skills while becoming First Aid/CPR certified. During the summer camp sessions, the CIT will support all planned program activities on site as well as any regularly scheduled off site activities such as swimming and field trips. This vvolunteer opportunity, to work with Camp Takoma, involves working directly with children by helping them to enjoy and feel successful in each activity. In order to volunteer this summer you must register and attend all three days of training. Once training is complete, teens will sign up for a two-week session to volunteer with Camp Takoma from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration begins March 1st.
 

When:
Training dates (must attend all trainings):
*Tuesday, May 6, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
*Thursday, May 8, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
*Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where:
Teen Lounge at Takoma Park Community Center

Who:
Ages 14- 17 yrs

Cost:
$25 Resident/ $35 Non-resident

 

Teens on the Move Summer Edition

Teens On The Move combines a perfect balance of experiential learning, community service, fun activities and career development. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day of
camp. Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $35/$40 per trip space permitting - must register 7 business days before the trip.

When:
Monday-Friday, July 7 – July 11 OR
Monday-Friday, July 14 – July 18 OR
Monday-Friday, July 21 – July 25
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Who:
Ages 13-18 yrs

Cost:
Resident: $110/Week
Non-resident: $120/Week

Where:
Teen Room at Takoma Park Community Center

Registration starts Saturday, March 1 for summer camp!

 

Teen Fitness

It does not matter if you are skinny, weak, or the star of your sports team. Shay will show you how to do a workout appropriate for your ability level. Shay will concentrate on your cardio and strength. These 2 healthy and energizing routines will help you burn calories and strength while building muscles; to help you build a lean, healthy body. Cosponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Free with a Recreation Center Membership ID

Where:
Takoma Park Recreation Center

When:
Mondays and Wednesdays
April 2 – May 28 OR
Mondays and Wednesdays
June 2 – August 27
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Who:
Ages 12- 16 years

 

Teen Lounge

This special room is for TEENS ONLY! Ages 13 - 17 are welcome to become members to gain access to a 60 inch plasma television, X-Box 360 games, wii workstations, games and a comfortable sitting for socializing with friends. Summer hours vary

Cost:
Free

Where:
Teen Lounge, Takoma Park Community Center

When:
Monday - Friday*
3:00 - 7:00 pm
*Tuesdays 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Due to M.A.N.U.P.)

Who:
Ages 13- 17 years

 

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