Youth

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 Services,  Parkgate Community Services and North Shore Neighbourhood House, who offer youth outreach, variety of programs, events and activities for pre-teens and youth across North Vancouver.

From drop-in activities at youth centres and connections with youth outreach workers to drop-in sports and volunteering, NVRC provides great ways for youth to be active, learn new things and connect with others.

Youth Programs

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

Featured Youth Programs

Yoga for Girls 10-24yrs

Move your body, stretch, and flow during this Girls only Yoga class. Feel free to join in at the Women's Only Swim beginning at 8:00pm in the pool.
Ron Andrews 
402838                  Su           Oct 28-Dec 2       6:30-7:30pm   
$69

NVRC Youth Advisory Committees

Grades 8 to 12
Make a positive difference to the community for youth by youth!  Learn how to plan special events and services for the community.  Have your say on NVRC youth programs and services.  Excellent volunteer experience and meetings are 1 hr weekly after school at Delbrook or Harry Jerome Recreation Centre.  

For more information contact:
Chill Yin Lee, Delbrook at 604-983-6327 or email
Jennifer Folkersen, Harry Jerome at  604-983-6414 or email

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.
 

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.
 

Leadership – CPR, Red Cross & 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 First Aid 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 Certifications Page

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!
 
Volunteers assist with art, basketball, hockey, soccer, skating programs and so much more. Volunteers are also 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 Drop-in Programs
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, fooz ball 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
Location Day / Hours Contact

Delbrook Youth Centre

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
851 West Queens

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

Fall:  September to December    

Tue  4:15pm - 6:00pm (10 - 14yrs) 

Thu  4:15pm - 7:00pm (10 - 14yrs) 

View the December activity schedule*.

*Please note the Youth Centre will be closed on Fridays & Saturdays as of November 23rd (until further notice).  There will still be FREE youth activities held at the Delbrook Recreation Centre such as: 

  • Music and Dance:  6:30pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday, Ash Room (lower floor)
  • Gym Sports: 6:30pm to 8pm, Saturdays (not on Dec 1)

For more information contact:  Chill Yin Lee at 604-983-6327

We are still open on Tues and Thursdays.

Youth Centre: 604-983-6301

Front Desk: 604-983-6530

Lonsdale Youth Lounge 
Harry Jerome Centre
123 East 23rd Street

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!

Tue 6:00 - 9:00pm (grades 5-10)

Thu 6:00 - 9:00pm (grades 5-10)

Fri  6:00 - 9:30pm (grades 7-12)

View the December activity schedule.

Youth Centre Office: 604-983-6407

Front Desk: 604-983-6402
 

Service Partner Youth Centre Drop-In & Activity Schedule
Location Day / Hours Contact
John Braithwaite Youth Centre
145 West 1st Street

Mon - Closed

Tue - 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Pre-teen Drop-in &  6:00pm - 9:00pm Youth Centre

Wed - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Thu - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Fri - 6:00pm - 10:00pm - Movies, music and games night / 7:00pm - 10:00pm Free basketball drop-in

Sat - 6:00pm - 10:00pm - Youth Centre / 7:00pm - 10:00pm Free basketball drop-in

Sun - Closed

604-982-8318
Lynn Valley Centre
3590 Mountain Hwy.
Pre-teen Drop-in
Wed 3:00 - 5:00 pm (school year only)
Talisa 604-258-8775
North Shore Neighbourhood House
225 E 2nd Street
Pre-teen Clubhouse 10-12yrs
Fri  7:00 - 9:00 pm
604-868-7065

Norvan Boys & Girls Club
800 Forsman Avenue

Tu / Th 6:00 - 9:00 pm (grade 5 - 7)
Fri   6:00 - 10:00pm (grade 8 - 12)  website

604-986-3449

Parkgate Youth Centre
3625 Banff Court

 

Visit website for complete schedule* 604-983-6358
Seycove Youth Centre
1204 Caledonia Avenue
Tuesday and Thursday school lunch hour drop-in (Sept to June) 604-903-3666 ext.276
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
Name   Phone Email

Capilano/Norgate/Delbrook (Capilano Community Services)

Adam   604-417-7095 email
Valerie   604-417-5474 email
Tristan C.   604-418-3525 email

City of North Vancouver Youth Outreach Workers (North Shore Neighbourhood House)

Ayesha S. Family Support Worker - Young Parents Program 604-258-8539 email
Chris Z.   604-258-8765 email
Dave H. Youth Services Manager 604-987-8138 email
Pria B.   604-258-8325 email
Addie M.   604-258-8775 email
Kyla S.  

604-258-8589

email
Kyle M. Youth Centre Coordinator 604868-7065 email
Alice N. Pre-teen Outreach 604-258-8750 email

Deep Cove/Seymour (Parkgate Community Services)

Dale  Youth Services Supervisor 604-783-8053 email
Erika   778-882-2566  
Marionne F.   778-885-9583 email
Natasha Youth Centre Coordinator 604-783-5754  
Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
Day Time Drop-in Program
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 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM SPORT Open Gym 8yrs+
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 3:45 PM - 10:00 PM Delbrook Youth Centre Drop-In (11-18 yrs)
Sat 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM SPORT Open Gym 8yrs+
Sat 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM SPORT Open Gym 8yrs+
Sat 8:00 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
Mickey McDougall Community Centre
Day Time Drop-in Program
Sat 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Badminton -13+