Youth Programs and Activities
All our programs are delivered in a safe, youth-friendly environment and designed with youth in mind to keep you coming back for more! Check out the leisure guide to find out all the stuff there is to do.
Calling all youth in Grade 6 & 7–come hang out and visit with your friends on Friday afternoons at Gleneagles Community Centre. Drop in from 3 to 5 p.m. or register for the Late Night Program from 5 to 8:30 p.m. for sports and games, arts and crafts, or field trips to awesome locations!
View the leisure guide for current dates and to sign up.
Are you interested in becoming a member of one of our youth committees?
The application process for the 2018/2019 year is now closed. Please check again in September 2019 for the 2019/2020 school year application.
Youth Week is an international celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May. It is a week of fun, interaction and celebration intended to build a strong connection between young people and their communities and to profile the accomplishments and diversity of youth. Youth Week events in West Vancouver typically consist of a variety of events designed to showcase, entertain and empower youth in our community.
Join this celebration of youth accomplishments, diversity and issues, while helping to build a strong connection between young people and your community.
Check back in March 2019 for more info on events and activities planned for Youth Week 2019!
Join us every Thursday for activities, events, information, resources and referrals for queer and transgendered youth, allies, families and friends.
There will be opportunities to be involved in special events, raising community awareness and leadership development.
Location: Youth Lounge, West Vancouver Community Centre
The Summer Work Experience & Adventure Program (SWEAP) is a unique opportunity for West Vancouver youth ages 15-18. Offered at Ambleside Youth Centre (AYC), the program provides youth with employment training and a paid work placement for the participants, as much as possible in a setting consistent with your interests and/or career choices. You do not need to be job-ready to apply, as the focus of the program is on pre-employment training, opportunity, and direct work placement for development and growth.
We work together with local North Shore businesses to provide a positive first work experience for youth and convey a realistic healthy message to our young people about responsibility, relationships, and rewards. We also work with many local service providers and other community leaders to expose the participants to a range of workshops and training that will assist them in gaining the confidence and knowledge they need to enter the workforce.
We had another successful year with SWEAP! Please check back in April 2019 to apply for summer 2019!
Find out more about how to get involved in this program:
Places and spaces
Hang with your friends, play pool, do stuff online, ride your board...see below for all the places in West Vancouver for youth to gather.
Here's everything you need to know about youth dances, from rules to registration:
Looking to complete volunteer hours for school? Want to work with a community group or start building your career skills and resume? There are lots of opportunities for you!