Youth

Be Active, Learn & Connect

NVRC provides great ways for youth to be active, learn new things and connect with others through various drop-in activities at youth centres, registered programs, drop-in sports and volunteering opportunities.

NVRC works together with local community organizations Capilano Community ServicesNorth Shore Neighbourhood House and Parkgate Community Services, who offer youth outreach, variety of programs, events and activities for pre-teens and youth across North Vancouver.

Youth Programs

Be Active, Learn & Connect

NVRC offers a number of drop-in sports, personal development, sports, and arts programs for youth aged 10 to 18yrs. 

Youth Drop-in Programs

Featured here are the youth only drop-in programs. Youth are also welcomed to join other youth friendly drop-in’s.

Featured Programs
Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
John Braithwaite Community Centre

First Aid Babysitter Training 11yrs+

Receive instruction in child care, safety procedures and activities for young children. Must be 11yrs old by the last class and attend all sessions and meet competency requirements to receive the certification. Fee includes manual.

Harry Jerome Community Centre
Parkgate Community Recreation Centre

Home Alone

Home Alone is a Canada Childsafe program that prepares children to stay home alone and be safe in their community. Home Alone teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills, while increasing and reinforcing a youth’s capacity to improve his or her own safety. Whether in their community or on their own, this group will be given better tools to be Home Alone in a variety of different situations. The second half of our day is spent in the Parkgate kitchen learning to prepare a delicious snack and meal.

Youth Jam Session

Bring an instrument and jam night with other youth.

Ron Andrews Community Centre
Leadership – CPR, Red Cross, Babysitter Training & More!

Knowing what to do in an emergency is an important life skill. Whether you're a babysitter, job seeker or responsible citizen, you can learn how to recognize and respond to emergency situations with these first aid and leadership courses. View programs

Certifications – Swim Instructor & Lifeguard & Children’s

Program Instructor

Whether you're interested in a career in recreation or just want to upgrade your skills, North Vancouver Recreation and Culture can help you get there. View programs

  • Swimming Instruction & Lifeguarding 
  • High Five: Principles of Healthy Child Development 
  • Aquatic Leadership
Volunteer Opportunities – Get Involved!

Get involved in your community and have a positive and meaningful experience! Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, gain valuable work experience, develop skills and have fun! View Volunteer Page

General Recreation

Volunteers assist with art, basketball, hockey, soccer, skating programs and so much more. If you have an interest or passion, call us and we will work with you to find a suitable placement.

Special Events

Volunteers are an integral part of our special events. From youth event nights, carol ship celebrations to Breakfast with Santa, if you love special events, get connected with us.

Youth Centres

Come Hang Out With Us!

Looking for a safe, relaxed place to hang out?

Drop in to your local Youth Centre for FREE. You can meet friends there, play games (Nintendo, PS2, basketball, pool, foosball and more), or join in some of our planned activities. Looking for something different to do? Find out about our programs and drop-in activities. Just check out the list of Youth Centres below for locations and hours.  Some Youth Centres also have pre-teen only nights - check them out!

NVRC Operated Youth Centre Drop-In & Activity Schedule

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Service Partner Youth Centre Drop-In & Activity Schedule

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Youth Outreach Services

Available Almost Anywhere, Anytime

When you need someone to talk to, Youth Outreach Workers are there. Youth Outreach workers will meet you almost anywhere, almost anytime. 

Youth outreach workers from North Shore Neighbourhood House, Parkgate Community Services Society and Capilano Community Services can help you:

  • Work through problems
  • Take charge of your life
  • Accomplish your dreams
  • Learn skills to help you at school, work and home.

When you don't know where to turn, give us a call...

Youth Outreach Workers

Capilano/Norgate/Delbrook (Capilano Community Services)

D.J. H.

 

604.417.7095

dj@capservices.ca

Kelsey P.

 

604.417.5474

kelsey@capservices.ca

Tristan C.

 

604.418.3525

tristan@capservices.ca

City of North Vancouver (North Shore Neighbourhood House)

Ayesha S.

(Family Support Worker - Young Parents Program)

604.258.8539

NSNHFSWB@nsnh.bc.ca

Chris Z.

 

604.258.8765

czupanec@nsnh.bc.ca

Dave H.

(Youth Services Manager)

604.987.8138

dhuber@nsnh.bc.ca

Hal S.

 

604.258.8325

hslaunwhite@nsnh.bc.ca

Haley L.

 

604.258.8775

hlackier@nsnh.bc.ca

Kyla S.

 

604.258.8589

ksattler@nsnh.bc.ca

Kyle M.

(Youth Centre Coordinator)

604.868.7065

kmcmurray@nsnh.bc.ca

Priya B.

(Pre-Teen Outreach)

604.258.8750

pbrar@nsnh.bc.ca

Deep Cove/Seymour (Parkgate Community Services)

Dale C.

(Youth Services Manager)

604.783.8053

DCheyne@myparkgate.com

Kelsey W.

 

778.882.2566

kwright@myparkgate.com

Marionne F.

 

778.885.9583

mfacundo@myparkgate.com

Rachel L.

(Youth Centre Coordinator)

604.783.5754

rlynch@myparkgate.com

Simon R.

 

778.882.2566

srussell@myparkgate.com

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
Day Time Drop-in Program
Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM SPORT Open Gym 10yrs+ (Remembrance Day)
Mon, Wed, Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM SPORT Open Gym 8yrs+
Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Delbrook Youth Centre Drop-In (10 14 yrs)
Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM SPORT Badminton Youth Drop-In
Thu 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Delbrook Youth Centre Drop-In (10-14 yrs)
Fri 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM SPORT Open Gym 10yrs+
Fri 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM SPORT Open Gym 10yrs+
Fri 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Open Gym Teen Drop-In (13-18yrs)
Fri 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM Volleyball Youth Drop-In (12-18 yrs)
Fri 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM Volleyball Youth Drop-In (12-18 yrs)
Fri 3:45 PM - 10:00 PM Delbrook Youth Centre Drop-In (11-18 yrs)
Sat 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Open Gym Youth Drop-In (10-18yrs)
Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Delbrook Youth Centre Drop-In (11-18 yrs)
Sun 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM SPORT Open Gym 8yrs+
Sun 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM SPORT Open Gym 10yrs+
Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre
Day Time Drop-in Program
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lonsdale Youth Lounge Drop-In 12-16yrs
Fri 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Lonsdale Youth Lounge Drop-In 13-18yrs
Memorial Community Recreation Centre
Day Time Drop-in Program
Thu 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Lonsdale Youth Lounge Drop-In: Preteen Gr. 5-7
John Braithwaite Community Centre
Day Time Drop-in Program
Fri 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM JBCC Open Gym Youth Drop-In
Sat 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM JBCC Open Gym Youth Drop-In
Mickey McDougall Community Centre
Day Time Drop-in Program
Sat 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Badminton -13+
Location Day / Hours Contact
Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
851 W Queens Rd

Foosball, air hockey, video and board games, music, food and much more!

Spring : April 3 - June 30           

Tu 

3:30-6:30pm (10-14yrs)

Shawn

W

5:00-6:30pm (10-14yrs)

Andrew

Th

3:30-6:30pm (10-14yrs)

Shawn

F

3:30-10:00pm (12-18yrs)

Natasha, Andrew & Paul

Sa

6:00-10:00pm (12-18yrs)

Natasha & Paul

Activity Schedule: 

June

604.983.6327 or 604.983.6543 Paul

Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre
123 E 23rd St

Pool table, video games, arts & crafts, ping pong, board games, music.

A place to drop in, hang out and have fun! A variety of activities offered such as arts, science experiments, gym activities, videogames, pool table, ping pong and more! Free drop-in includes free snacks!

Tu 

6:00-9:00pm (Grades 5-10)

Th

6:00-9:00pm (Grades 5-10)

F

6:00-9:30pm (Grades 7-12)

Activity Schedule:

June

604.983.6407 Youth Centre
or 604.983.6402 Front Office
or 604.983.6428

Location Day / Hours Contact
John Braithwaite Community Centre
145 W 1st St

Teen Drop-in

Tu

3:00-5:00pm

Pre-teen Drop-in

6:00-9:00pm

Youth Centre

W

6:00-9:00pm

 

Th

6:00-9:00pm

 

F

6:00-10:00pm

Movies, music & games

7:00-9:45pm

Free basketball drop-in

Sa

6:00-10:00pm

Youth Centre

7:00-9:45pm

Free basketball drop-in

604.982.8318

Lynn Valley Community Recreation Centre
3590 Mountain Hwy

Pre-teen Drop-in
W 3:00-5:00pm (school year only)

604.258.8775 Talisa

North Shore Neighbourhood House
225 E 2nd St

Pre-teen Clubhouse 10-12yrs
F  7:00-9:00 pm

604.868.7065

Parkgate Community Recreation Centre
3625 Banff Court

Visit website for complete schedule*

604.983.6358