Frequently Asked Questions
I am exploring options for my son who will be finishing 5th grade this year. Can you please tell me the hours of the youth center and the cost? I can't seem to find that info on the website. Also with the cost, do they pay only when there? Per week? How does that all work? Thank you!
The Youth Center is open from 8 am -3:30 pm, Monday-Thursday from Wednesday June 14 - Thursday August 3rd. (Closed July 3-6) The cost is $225 for the summer and includes weekly field trips. Students bring their own lunch to the center.
At the Youth Center students are free to come anytime and leave anytime. However, once they have signed out they cannot come back unless prior permission is given from a parent due to other commitments, such as a basketball camp, or other enrichment. There are planned activities, but also an open free
I am looking into signing my 2 children up for the Summer Youth Program and am hoping that you can give me additional information about what the kids can do at the Youth Program on non-field trip days? Is it structured, loose…. Sports, crafts etc?
The IGH Youth Center provides a variety of different activities.
There is a pool table, ping pong table, Wii, games, arts & craft projects, cards and a snack shack. There are also planned walking trips to The Grove, nearby parks and Simley Pond for fishing. This year we have also formed a partnership with Inver Glen library. Students may sign-up to walk (with staff) to the library to participate in some fun STEM classes they are planning. If your son/daughter would like to gain some leadership skills, we have a new partnership with CHS as we start a Youth Toastmasters Club. (More information will be sent home with students.) Some activities will require students to sign-up for at the Center; not all kids will have to go if staffing ratios can accommodate different activities off-site.
Field trips sign-ups are posted at the center. We ask that students sign-up in advance for each trip so groups can be arranged prior to departure. Field trips are part of the registration fee; some students bring their own spending money. Staff is not responsible for security of personal belongings.
Students are encouraged to leave electronics at home.