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The YAC (Youth Activity Center)

Hopewell Valley YMCA’s Free Teen Center

Designed by teens, for teens, the YAC is a safe place for teens to gather and be with their friends. 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.

The YAC is open to all Hopewell Valley teens in grades 6-12. It is open from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Monday through Friday.

Teen Leaders, Grades 8-12

At the Y, we believe in the value of our youth. This group is for teens who wish to make a difference in their community. Group activities will be centered around four goals: Leadership Training, Personal Growth, Service to Others and Social Development. Teens will have the opportunity to participate in leadership development training, organize service projects, and grow as leaders. Our teen leaders help organize events such as the Pennington Holiday Walk, Timberlane Meet and Greet and more.

This is a teen organization with staff available for assistance. All planning and decision making will be the responsibility of the teens.

The Hopewell Valley Teen Leaders group meets 1-2 Wednesdays each month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Youth Activity Center (Y.A.C.) located at 62 South Main Street, Pennington, NJ.

Teen Leaders, Grades 8-12

Magic Gathering Group – 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Teen Billiards – 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Teen Book Club – 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Social Enrichment Circle – Last Thursday of each month 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Movie Club: Every Friday 3:30 – 6:00 pm

Yoga for Teens
A Program design to tone the body and calm the mind using strength conditioning, yoga poises and relaxation exercises.
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fee: $110
Location: Admin Gym

Yoga Elite for Teens
A program designed for athletes to condition and strengthen the body or aide through an injury.
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fee: $110
Location: Admin Gym

Teen Masters
Designed to improve public speaking, organization & communication skills, build confidence, career growth and social connections.
Day: Wednesday
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fee: $75
Location: Teen Center

Beauty Bootcamp
A series of classes for teen girls. Learn social enrichment, make up artistry, personal growth, and healthy lifestyle choices through the world of beauty, social media and fashion.
Day: Thursday
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fee: $75
Location: Teen Center/Admin Gym


For more information:

Contact Topanga Harmony; hvyac.teens@hvymca.org

Contact Us

62 South Main Street
Pennington, NJ 08534
609.737.3048 Phone
609.737.8081 Fax

Admin Office Hours


To reach staff in your child's child care or camp program directly, please refer to the Before and After School Care or Camp parent handbooks.