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The YMCA involves teens through a variety of programs that are both challenging and fun. Available to teens are recreational activities that also provide opportunity for social interaction and making friends. Check out some of what we have for you: Basketball, weight training, leadership development opportunities, advanced aquatics, including Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and NLS and this year the Youth Centre.


Stratford Youth Centre Ages 12 to 18 yrs


Located in the plaza across the street from the YMCA on Downie Street

Centre includes: pool tables, art supplies, cooking supplies, computer area, resource area, video games couches, and chairs
Activities: art group, employment services, resource area, counselling, life skills and public health workshops, recreation, homework help and putting youth-in-need in touch with public and special workshops. Special events held regularly including sport & gaming tournaments, gym/swim nights at the YMCA, charitable fundraisers, weekly dinners, dances, movie nights and plenty more. Pick up a monthly event calendar at the Youth Centre for more information. Click HERE for a printable version!

No cost and No membership required – centre is fully accessible to all youth

Teen Strength   Ages 12 to 14 yrs

Registration Required. Gain the tools to use the Fitness Centre equipment safely and effectively. This 2-hour program will cover the basics of strength training. Once the program is complete, full access will be allowed to the Fitness Centre. Program runs monthly usually on PA Days. Visit the Membership Desk for more information and to register.