Teen Night

A teenage girl in jeans and a black sweatshirt laughs and gets ready to throw a ball during a game in a YMCA gymnasium.

Did you know Fridays are FREE for 13 to 24-year-olds at the Y?

At Teen Night, you can work out in the gym, swim, play sports, join a dance group, or even take a music or art class, all while hanging out with your friends. Take advantage of what the Y has to offer, all for FREE!

Check your local branch for specific times and offerings.
(Please note, the Bob Hayward Y (London) offers Teen Night on Thursdays instead of Fridays.)

A few things you need to know:

  • Everyone who attends Teen Night will be issued a membership card that works on Fridays only.
  • On your first Teen Night, please bring ID and a signed copy of our Respect Contract and Waiver (if under 18 years).
  • Youth must be engaged in a program during Teen Night (i.e. basketball, group class, etc.)

Follow @ymcaswo.youth on Instagram for updates on youth programs and opportunities!

Two teenage boys talk while one holds a basketball in a YMCA gymnasium.

“I come to Teen Night because it’s a fun place to be on a Friday night. I get to play my favourite sport (basketball) and work out on the fitness floor. Teen Night gives me a chance to hang out with my friends and to meet new people every week. I love Friday nights at the Y!”

“Teen night has been one of the primary reasons I’ve been able to get back on my feet after my life-changing car accident. I’ve met a lot of people there who have become my friends and even visited me when I woke up from my coma. The staff at the YMCA are really welcoming and some of my favourite people in the world”

“Beth started coming to the Y on Fridays with her cousin and enjoyed using the turf area for workouts and going for swims. We noticed that she was visibly upset one day so we approached her to see if she was OK. She disclosed to us that she was going through a tough time and that she suffers from some mental health challenges. One of the core values at the Y is caring and we immediately let her know that we cared about her and for her well being. We were able to provide her with the contact information to the CMHA and other community resources. Above all, we really wanted her to know that we cared about her and that she was always welcome at the Y. I am very pleased to say that Beth continues to come to the Y every Friday where she continues to swim, exercise, and develop positive relationships with Y Staff and other Teen Night Participants.”

Teen Night is funded in part by generous donations from the Westminster College Foundation and the Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation Fund at London Community Foundation.