Winter Programs (Grades 6-12)

snowflakesOur winter season at the Youth Center runs from the Monday after Thanksgiving through mid-March! We have plenty of programs, events and field trips each winter such as the 8th Grade Dress-up Dance, events on the ice rink, and much more!

Registration started Wednesday 12/4 at 9:00am online and at the Youth Center.

Our memberships, programs, field trips and events are open to North Andover residents only. 

Registration form (for in-person signups)

If signing up at the Youth Center, you can pay by cash or check (made out to Town of North Andover) for any programs/trips with a fee. We also have copies of the registration form at the YC. 

Online Registration (new site!)

Visit the site and make your account if you choose to sign up online. (Parent/guardian must sign up as account holder, then create account member profiles for your child/children)

Middle School Programs

Weight Room Wednesdays
Dates: Wednesdays 12/4 - 3/11 (excluding 12/25, 1/1, 1/8 and 2/19) Time: 3:00-4:30 Cost: Free (Open to Members) 
The weight room can be available by request, but during these open gym hours you can count on specialized help to reach your goals! Want to learn new exercises, practice correct form, utilize a spotter to help you achieve your new personal record, or just want some advice? Come use the YC weight room!  Sign up in advance, or drop-ins are welcome if space is available (drop-in only if parent signed the weight room release on the membership form.) NOTE: Must be at least 13 years old to join! Contact Lauren at lsanford@nayouth.com with any questions.
 
Indoor Rock Climbing @ the YC 
Dates: Fridays 12/6 - 3/13 (excluding 12/27, 1/17, 1/31 and 2/21)  Time: 3:30-4:30 Cost: Free (Open to Members)
Come test your skills on the Youth Center’s indoor rock climbing wall! No need to register in advance - just drop in to the wall in the gym on Fridays! Contact Lauren at lsanford@nayouth.com with any questions.
 
Get Fit Mondays
Dates: Mondays 12/9 - 3/9 (excluding 12/23, 12/30, 1/20 and 2/17) Time: 3:00-4:30 Cost: Free (Open to Members)
The Weight Room will be open for drop-in on Monday afternoons from 3pm-4:30pm! Kyle will be there to teach about different strength training exercises and weightlifting techniques! Sign up in advance, or drop-ins are welcome if space is available (drop-in only if parent signed the weight room release on the membership form.) NOTE: Must be at least 13 years old to join! Contact Kyle at kpalladino@nayouth.com with any questions.
 
Next Man Up - SOLD OUT
Dates: Thursdays 12/12 - 1/30 (excluding 12/26)  Time: 2:30-4:30 Cost: Free (Open to Members)
Next Man Up is a community service group for Middle School boys. Join Kyle on great community service trips to organizations around the Merrimack Valley such as Clean River Project, Bread and Roses, Lazarus House, and more! Open to 13 middle school boys (must be YC members)! Not open to boys who participated in the previous season's session. Contact Kyle at kpalladino@nayouth.com with any questions or if you would like to be added to a waitlist. 
 
Beyond Beats - SOLD OUT
Dates: Mondays 1/6 - 2/10 (excluding 1/20) Time: 3:00-3:45 Cost: Free (Open to Members)
Express your musicality! Experiment with beatmaking using state of the art equipment and professional instruction in the Conference Room of the Youth Center! Open to 5 middle school members. Contact Demi at dtetrault@nayouth.com with any questions or if you would like to be added to a waitlist. 
 
Step Up - SOLD OUT
Dates: Tuesdays 1/7 - 2/11 Time: 2:35-4:30 Cost: Free (Open to Members)
Join the winter session of our popular community service group for middle school girls! Step Up takes volunteer trips to places like the Brightview Senior Center, the Library, and Community Giving Tree! Make friends, give back, and have fun! Open to 13 middle school girls (must be YC members)! Not open to girls who participated in the previous season's session. Contact Demi at dtetrault@nayouth.com with any questions or if you would like to be added to a waitlist. 
 
Yogi Masters 
Dates: Tuesdays 1/14 - 3/10 (excluding 2/18 Time: 3:15-4:00 Cost: Free (Open to Members)
Relax and unwind and give Yoga a try! Yoga is proven to reduce anxiety and help you feel more connected to your mind and body. This class is aimed for beginners and to anyone who wants to try it for the first time! Sign up or drop-in! Open to middle school members. Contact Lauren at lsanford@nayouth.com with any questions.
 
Chopped - SOLD OUT
Dates: Thursdays 1/16 - 2/6 Time: 3:30-4:45 Cost: $20/members, $25/non-members 
We will be breaking into two teams to see who can make the best meal! This program will meet at the Youth Center, and shuttle over the Andover/North Andover YMCA to use their kitchen. Let’s see which team will take the cake! Open to 10 middle school students. Contact Brenna at bcarney@nayouth.com with any questions or if you would like to be added to a waitlist. 
 

Middle School Field Trips

 
In the Game Peabody - SOLD OUT
Date: Wednesday 1/8 Time: 1:30-5:30 Cost: $35/members, $40/non-members
Join us at North Shore's newest family fun center, In The Game Peabody. They have everything from a modern arcade, laser tag, climbing wall & ropes course. Open to 13 middle school students. Contact Lauren at lsanford@nayouth.com with any questions or if you would like to be added to a waitlist.
 
Tubing at Nashoba Valley - SOLD OUT
Date: Wednesday 1/29 Time: 1:15-5:30 Cost: $40/members, $45/non-members
Brave the cold and come to Nashoba Valley with Kyle and hit top speeds down some intense hills! Open to 13 middle school students.  Contact Kyle at kpalladino@nayouth.com with any questions or if you would like to be added to a waitlist. 
 
Gunstock Ski Trip - SOLD OUT
Date: Friday 1/31 Time: 3:00-10:30 Cost: $65/members, $75/non-members
Come ski or snowboard under the lights with us on our Gunstock field trip! Price includes includes ticket, gear rental & helmet. Open to 12 middle school students. Contact Lauren at lsanford@nayouth.com with any questions or if you would like to be added to a waitlist.
 
Self Defense Workshop at Cervizzi’s
Date: Thursday 2/27 Time: 2:35-4:00 Cost: Free (Open to Members)
We are pleased to offer a free self defense workshop at Cervizzi’s Martial Arts in North Andover! Since 1995, Cervizzi’s has been providing self defense and life skills development to thousands of children on the North Shore. Grandmaster Paul Cervizzi will conduct a 60 minute workshop on introductory self defense concepts and strategies. This will be an interactive training session involving conditioning drills and basic techniques in a fun and safe environment! Open to 13 middle school members. Contact Demi at dtetrault@nayouth.com with any questions.
 
Launch Trampoline Park - SOLD OUT
Date: Friday 3/6 Time: 2:30-5:00 Cost: $30/members, $35/non-members
Head to Launch in Methuen with Kyle for some trampoline action! Take part in different games such as jousting, dodgeball, dunk contests, and more! Open to 13 middle school students. Contact Kyle at kpalladino@nayouth.com with any questions or if you would like to be added to a waitlist. 
 
CoCo Key Water Park - SOLD OUT 
Date: Saturday 3/14 Time: 12:30-5:30 Cost: $35/members, $45/non-members
Want to enjoy a tropical escape in the middle of winter? Join the YC on a trip to CoCo Key in Danvers for the day! CoCo Key offers thrilling water slides, as well as pool games and activities for guests of all ages. Open to 13 middle school students. Contact Lauren at lsanford@nayouth.com with any questions or if you would like to be added to a waitlist. 

Middle School Events

7th Grade Dance
Date: Friday 1/3 Time: 7:00-9:30 Cost: $7/Members, $10/Non-Members
Dances are at the Youth Center and are for North Andover residents only. Pay at the door! Members, please bring your card to every dance. The Youth Center closes at 4:45pm on dance nights. Contact Demi at dtetrault@nayouth.com with any questions.
 
8th Grade Dress-up Dance:
Date: Friday 1/24 Time: 7:00-9:30 Cost: $10/Members, $15/Non-Members
Our annual 8th Grade Dress-up Dance is held at the Youth Center and is for 8th Grade North Andover residents only. We will be selling tickets at NAMS lunch the week of the dance. More information to come! Contact Demi at dtetrault@nayouth.com with any questions.
 
Curling 
Date: Thursday 2/6 Time: 3:00-4:30 Cost: Free (Open to Members)
Create your team of 2, and come to the YC’s outdoor rink for our fun version of the Olympic sport of Curling! Sign up in advance or drop-in that day - you won’t want to miss this! Date of 2/6 is weather-permitting. Contact Demi at dtetrault@nayouth.com with any questions.
 
6th Grade Dance
Date: Friday 2/7 Time: 7:00-9:30 Cost: $7/Members, $10/Non-Members
Dances are at the Youth Center and are for North Andover residents only. Pay at the door! Members, please bring your card to every dance. The Youth Center closes at 4:45 p.m. on dance nights. Contact Demi at dtetrault@nayouth.com with any questions.
 
3rd Annual Winter Classic Hockey Event 
Date: Friday 2/14 Time: 3:30-5:30 Cost: Free (Open to Members)
Join us under the lights on the YC rink for our 3rd Annual Winter Classic Outdoor Ice Hockey Game! Two teams will face off in a best of 5 series to skate and deke their way to victory. The teams will be selected by a draft the day of the game by 2 team captains. Goalies are essential, so please consider signing up to be a goalie for this fun event! We do have a small supply of skates and sticks available for players if needed. This event is limited to the first 14 skaters and 2 goalies to sign up! Contact Kyle at kpalladino@nayouth.com with any questions.

High School Programs

Black Knights 3 vs. 3 Basketball League
Dates: Wednesdays 12/11 - 2/26 (excluding 12/25 and 1/1) Time: 5:00-7:30 Cost: Free/members, $60/non-members
Join the 3 vs. 3 high school basketball league! Play with your friends and win it all! The league is for high school boys who are NOT playing freshman, JV, or Varsity Basketball at the high school. There are two divisions: JV (Freshman/Sophomores) and Varsity (Juniors/Seniors) Sign up your whole team with the Black Knights registration form, or register individually online (just make sure you include your team or captain's name!) Contact Kyle with any questions, or if you would like to sign up as a free agent!
 
Weight Room Programs: High school members are welcome to participate in our drop-in weight room programs listed above. The weight room may also be available for high school members during other times - inquire at the YC!
 
Freshmen/Sophomore Youth Council: See what our 2019-20 Freshmen/Sophomore Youth Council is up to here!
 
Junior/Senior Youth Council: See what our 2019-20 Junior/Senior Youth Council is up to here!
 
Adventure Leaders: See what our 2019-20 Adventure Leaders are up to here!
 
Mentor Volunteer Program: See what our 2019-20 Mentees & Mentors are up to here!
 

Elementary School Programs

Saturday 4th & 5th Grade Drop-in
Dates: Saturdays 9/28 - early June Time: 1:00-4:00 Cost: $3 drop-in
Check out our Saturday program at the Youth Center for North Andover 4th and 5th graders. See friends from different schools, hang out with the staff, and take part in foosball, carpetball, knockout tournaments and more! Parents/guardians, please fill out a permission form at the Youth Center on your child’s first Saturday. More info about Saturdays here!

All Ages Programs

Brooks Skating
Dates: Sundays 11/17 - 3/1 Time: 6:30-8:30pm Cost: $3 per skater
Read about Brooks Skating here!
 
Our outdoor ice rink is also available to the public, when frozen! Read more about our rink here!