The Youth Activity Center

Hopewell Valley YMCA’s Free Teen/Tween Center

Grades 6-9



Designed by teens, for teens, the Youth Activity Center is a safe place for teens to gather, be with their friends, feel welcome and included.  It is located on the first floor of the YMCA’s administrative offices at 62 S. Main Street in Pennington Borough and is in walking distance from Timberlane and Hopewell Valley Central High School. It is professionally staffed and a place where teens can feel welcome.  We can provide assistance for special needs students, if needed.  The YAC is open to all Hopewell Valley teens in grades 6-9. It is open from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Monday through Friday.

There are several ways to arrive at the Youth Activity Center.  If your child needs busing from their school, please contact HVRSD transportation office.  Your child can also walk to the Youth Activity Center, carpool with friends or ride their bike.

You can view our FAQ or contact us anytime at 609-737-3048 or





Astronomers Club
Academic Tutoring 
Magic the Gathering Group
Magic the Gathering Tournaments
Social Enrichment Circle: CONTACT
Movie Night/TV Rants – Fridays 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Youth Activity Center Clubs

Your tween/teen can attend the additional clubs at the center at any time during the year.  If your child is interested, please contact, expressing your interest.


Academic Tutoring

We offer FREE academic tutoring in our Youth Activity Center.

Magic the Gathering Club

Magic the gathering is for grades 6-9 and will be held at the YMCA Youth Activity Center. Whether you are new to the game or an experienced player, you will definitely find yourself immersed in the world of Magic. Come on out and invite your friends… the more the merrier. Players can bring their own deck or borrow one of your friends.

Magic the Club Tournament times: TBD


Social Enrichment Circle: CONTACT

The social enrichment social gives teens an opportunity to discuss issues affecting their unique community, while teaching interpersonal skills necessary to constructively communicate with others.  Volunteers understand that life can be difficult and challenging for teens in today’s world of online communication and minimal interpersonal communication. Volunteers will meet with Hopewell Valley teens on a weekly basis for 1 hour to talk and listen non-judgmentally with the hope of increasing the teen’s caring communication skills and personal coping skills. Talking and interacting with others builds community, and community provides an emotional safety factor for teens.


Movie Night/TV Rants

Fridays 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

End your busy school week by enjoying fresh popcorn, refreshments and watching a movie with friends.


For more information: Contact our Youth Activity Center Coordinator at or 609-737-3048