Programs - YMCA of Three Rivers Waterloo Region


Free Safe Inclusive Space for Teens

We are open for teens to come in, relax, and enjoy a game of pool, table tennis, healthy snacks, a computer lab and the music room. Participants are supervised by staff inside the YMCA Teen Drop-In Zone. Participants are asked to sign in/out, and to complete a Registration Form

Teen Zone Weekly Schedule

Food 4 U

Staff and volunteers provide youth with a healthy, family style meal, free of charge.  Every Wednesday at 6pm.  No registration required. 

Drop-In Sports

Staff and volunteers facilitate different sports each Wednesday and Friday from 7:45-9:00pm in the gym at the Chaplin Family YMCA.  Suggestions welcome!  No registration required.

Youth Volunteer Council

A formalized group that empowers youth to discuss world and social justice issues, plan events, and vote on important issues in the Teen Drop-In Zone community with the goal of empowering youth to be a voice for the issues facing them and their peers in our community. Please email for details and to submit an application. 

Leadership Development

Provides an opportunity for youth 13-18 to learn and develop leadership skills that will benefit their volunteer, career and personal goals. Please email for more information.

Youth Leadership

Girls Program

Girls will build confidence and learn more about themselves and their community.  Programming includes healthy snack preparation, guest speakers, leadership activities, and a Find Your Fit component.  Girls ages 14-18. Thursdays 5:00-7:00pm. 

Newcomer Youth

  • Chaplin Family YMCA (Teen Drop-In Zone) 13-19 year olds, Fridays 4:00-6:00pm

  • Stork Family YMCA (Studio), 13-19 year olds, Saturdays 1:30-3:30pm

  • AR Kaufman Family YMCA (Gym), 13-19 year olds, Sundays 1-3pm

Youth who have been in Canada for less than two years learn more about their community, practice their English language skills, meet new friends and go on a field trip.  Participants who complete the program earn a 3 month free membership to the YMCA.  No Cost.  Registration required (please visit the Front Desk at your nearest YMCA. Email for more information.