It can be hard to figure out your place in the world. As a young person with your whole life ahead of you, having the right guidance and support can make a real difference in figuring out who you are and what you can achieve. Whether teens come to the Y looking to explore their interests or for support in navigating challenges, the Y is committed to nurturing their future success.
Come hang out at the Y after school or during the summer afternoons where you can meet friends your own age who may or may not go to your school. Play Ping-Pong, compete with each other on the latest video game, or just hang out and mingle. Your afternoon is spent your way at the Y.
Location: Teen Center at YMCA of Bristol
Ages: 12 – 17 year olds
- Y Members: Free
- Potential-Members: Must pay daily guest fees
Teen Leaders Club
The Teen Leaders Club is formed by teens, for teens, and about teens. Club members meet on a weekly basis to work closely with their peers and advisors on skill, character, and leadership building activities.
The Leaders Club provides a safe haven for young people to become confident and competent adults. They develop a sense of belonging in their community. It helps to promote and enhance the personal growth of social skills in order to develop leaders who will be a positive force in their communities. By connecting with adult advisors, teens have role models and mentors who can have a positive impact on their lives.
If you are interested in spending time with friends, volunteer work, having fun, and helping your community, Teen Leaders is for you. Through this program, teens develop greater leadership skills and confidence.
More Information coming soon!
AGE GUIDELINES FOR TEENS IN THE YMCA OF BRISTOL
Ages 18+ may use any part of the facility without supervision.
Ages 0-17 may access age-appropriate areas (as listed below) under direct supervision of an adult.
Ages 12+ may join as individuals, however, youth ages 12–17 must have a parent or legal guardian sign
the membership agreement and waiver.
Ages 18+ may be considered the supervising guardian for siblings age 11 and younger when using YMCA
facilities provided responsible and appropriate behavior is exercised at all times.
Ages 12+ may use YMCA facilities without adult supervision unless posted otherwise.
Ages 14+ may participate in all Group Exercise classes without a parent or supervising guardian.
Ages 12+ may participate in all Group Exercise classes without a parent or supervising guardian except
those that utilize weights or bikes.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Ages 18+ may use steam rooms and saunas.
Ages 14+ may use all wellness equipment without adult supervision.
Ages 12-13 may use Free Weights/Functional Training Studio only with direct parental supervision and
after successful completion of a free weight orientation.
Ages 12+ may use Nautilus and cardio machines without supervision after completion of an orientation.
Ages 12+ may use the swimming pools without adult supervision.