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 City Guide.


The Teen Lounge is BACK and better than ever! We have more space, new furniture, and more! Come see for yourself! Join us as we celebrate the new opening with music, food and fun. Bring all your friends and have a great time! For more information, please contact Leicia Monfort at LeiciaM@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7283.



Spring Break Career Week

Hey Teens! Schools out for Spring Break so what are you going to do with all of this valuable spare time? Ever wonder what type of profession will fit your future? Well you’re in the right place. 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 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. Limited Spaces are available.

Monday - Friday,
April 6 - Friday,  April 10
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

13 - 17 yrs


Summer Camp and Counselor In Training (CIT)

Counselor in Training (CIT)

 In addition to Teens on the Move Summer Camp we will offer our Counselor in Training Program (CIT)! Registrants will participate in a 3-day (2 hour/day) training and commit to at least a two week volunteer commitment with one of our camps. Registration starts in February and training takes place May 12, 14 & 16, 2015. This training is mandatory for all Summer Camp volunteers.  For more information on either program please pick up our Summer Camp Brochure at either facility or click below.

Summer Camp Registration Begins Sat. Feb. 7

Preview summer camp opportunities by going to the Summer Camps 2015 Season in Activenet or pick up our Summer Camp Guide at either center!


Teens on the Move Summer Camp

Teens on the Move Camp combines a perfect balance of experiential learning, community  service, fun activities and career development. Sign up for one day or all three weeks!  Typical trips inlcude: go-karting, bowling, laser tag, ropes course, etc.  Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day of camp.

July 6 - July 24

13 - 17 years


Classes and Programs Spotlight

For a complete list of classes and offerings visit Activenet. Be sure to check out the Youth and Adult sections too since some classes cross over age groups!




Educational & Development


Martial Arts



Teen Lounge

This special room is for TEENS ONLY! Ages 13 - 17 are welcome to become members to gain access to multiple smart TVs,  Playstation games, games and a comfortable sitting for socializing with friends. Its staffed and programmed afterschool - be sure to stop by!  ** Be sure to check out the NEWLY RENOVATED Teen Lounge! **


Teen Lounge, Takoma Park Community Center

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

Ages 13- 17 years


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