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TEEN CENTER

There will be a COVID-19 health check-in prior to entering the Teen Center.

We’re open year-round! Come be a part of the Teen Center and make your mark. Stop by any afternoon to check out our activities. We have a pool table, foosball table, ping pong, and air hockey. Board games, Xbox, and room just for relaxing. Food and/or drinks will be provided with some of the planned activities. It’s a fun place to hang out! (Available activities may differ depending on current phase and safety guidelines.)

For teens of middle and high school age.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Winter/Spring & Fall Hours 

Monday 2:00-6:00p 
Tuesday-Thursday 3:00-6:00p 
Friday 3:00-8:00p  

Closed Dates: Saturdays, Sundays 

Summer Hours 

June 16 – August 28 
Open Tuesday-Friday from 4:30-8:30pm 
At staff’s discretion and due to participation, the teen program hours may change slightly to close early or later. 

ADDRESS

8521 Madison Avenue, Bainbridge Island

The Teen Center is located at the Aquatic Center in Meeting Rooms B and C. Our main entrance is located on the side of the building under a blue awning, but can also be accessed through the main lobby entrance of the Aquatic Center. View the map below for directions.

Party Rentals

PARTY RENTALS

Ages 10-18. Rent the Teen Center for your birthday party or any celebration! Celebrate your fantastic day playing pool, foosball, air hockey, and ping pong. We also have an Xbox One (some games provided, or bring your own)!

Rental Choices:

A:  $130.80 tax included

1.5 hours of Teen Center with ½ hour of party time
One staff member for up to 10 children/teens

B:  $218.00 tax included

1.5 hours of Teen Center with ½ hour of party time
Two staff members for up to 11-20 children/teens

C: Customize your party

Contact DavidL@biparks.org for price and availability.

Party rentals will be available when the county phase and health guidelines allow us to provide this opportunity again. Participants will need to follow all current social distancing, wear masks, and other health guidelines. 

TEEN CENTER OPEN DROP-IN

Teen Centered - New Chairs!Located at the Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center, the Teen Center is within easy walking distance of the Bainbridge High School, Woodward Middle School, Kitsap Public Library, Safeway, and Eagle Harbor High.

Stop by any afternoon or evening to check out the space. We have a pool table, ping pong, air hockey, foosball tables, board games, comfy chairs for relaxing, a game room, and weekly activities!

We believe that what teens do in their free time affects the quality of life for themselves and their community. Our job is to keep young people engaged and busy during their teen years on the Island. We do this by actively developing youth leadership through learning names and developing relationships and offering choices of stuff to do – or not do. Sometimes teens need to hang out.

Established in 1992 by the Park District – in partnership with the Rotary Club and School District – the Teen Center has been providing year-round activities for teens of Middle and High School-ages for more than two decades. Adult staff members are always on hand to supervise and instigate fun every afternoon after school and on Friday and Saturday nights. In the summer, we are open from late afternoon through evening. While other places have great things for teens, our experience, Park District resources, and dedicated space make us the “Place to Be.”

JOIN US FOR THESE FUN ACTIVITIES

Unplugged Day! 

On the last Friday of every month, we are unplugged with no video games, no computers, and no CELL PHONES! You can do it, we promise, and we’ll bring the snacks!  

Friday 3:00-8:00p 4/29 & 5/27 Free  

JellyBean Day 

How many flavors are there? Who invented the JellyBean? What is the world record for most Jellybeans in a human’s mouth? Answer trivia questions correctly, and you could win your own JellyBean prize!  

Friday, 4/22  

May the Fourth Be with You  

Join us for Force trivia and fun treats!  

Wednesday, 5/4  

Chocolate Chip Day  

Get the lowdown on how these tasty morsels came to be, and yes, you’ll get to take some home too! Monday, 5/16  

National Best Friend Day  

Bring your best friend and play some games. Prizes for the winners of our mini-doubles pool and air hockey tournaments!  

 Wednesday, 6/8  

Last Day of School! 

Come by and celebrate the start of summer break and the relaunch of No More Schoolapalooza! Music, games, and food will be on hand, so pick up a yummy treat, play games for prizes, sign our wall, or get pics at our photo booth with your besties. Sign up to be part of our new creativity club and vote (or give us ideas) on what you would like to do. We hope you had an incredible year and look forward to seeing you over the summer! 6/16 (date subject to change)  

Summer Creativity Club 

Meeting once a week all summer long, be involved as much or as little as your schedule allows. All activities will be teen-created and staff supported. Create book club, play or movie scriptwriting, group painting with snacks and soda, movie watching and post critique/discussion, music writing, and performances — endless ideas and possibilities. You get to decide what happens!

6/16-9/2 (Meeting days and times to be determined by participants and staff.)  

Five-Hole Ping-Pong Ball Challenge   

Ready for some fun, snacks, and great prizes? Enjoy some snacks while competing, or watch the best of the best compete for the highest score through a five-hole course and get the grand prize! 6/28  

National Freezer Pop Day 

We always stay stocked with these teen favorites throughout the summer, but did you know there was an official day to celebrate these delicious frozen treats? We are excited to share our favorite Otter Pop flavors while relaxing outside in our Adirondack chairs on a hot summer day. 7/8  

Paper Airplane Obstacle Challenge  

Send your best paper airplane flying up, over, and through the obstacle courses designed for beginners and experts alike. We’ll practice the subtle art of gliding folded paper airplanes in the weeks leading up to the event in the Teen Center. 7/20  

Thread a Needle Day  

Got some mending to do? We can help! We’ll have everything you need to sew up that favorite article of clothing and have help on hand if you don’t know how! 7/29   

Coloring Book Day  

Come color with us! We can make copies of your favorite pages from our books or bring your own. De-stress with this favorite pastime ― fun no matter what your age! 8/3    

Relaxation Day 

Find your center. Explore ways to reduce stress and relax much-needed skills ahead of the new school year! 8/12 

Bowling Day 

Show off your mad skills in our mini-bowling competition! The first prize is a box of popsicles! 8/20 

  

Friday Game Night!  

Unwind with Clue, Exploding Kittens, UNO, Jenga, Drawit, Jackbox, or bring your favorite game! We’ll have tables outside (weather permitting), mini-bowling, and cornhole. Play with friends or meet new ones.

Fridays, 4:30-8:30p. Free.

    CURRENT WISH LIST

    • Individual use art supplies/materials
    • “E” and “T” rated Xbox One games and controllers
    • Teen oriented books! (and a bookshelf)
    •  D&D books and props
    • Waterproof cards

    CLASSES

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    Between studies and socializing and sleeping, we understand that there’s not a lot of free time in a teen’s day. With added school sports, music, and interest clubs/groups, young people can have little time for themselves just to hang out and be. We try to carefully expand the free-time choices available to teens and offer them within walking/biking/busing distances, without overwhelming families. The Park District has many things happening specifically for teens. You can check them out in our most recent catalog which is available on our homepage. Look for the purple star throughout the catalog for other programs teens can participate in.

    SERVICE/VOLUNTEERING

    Teens

    First, we need to tell you there are always snacks for volunteers. Always.

    Second, we have entertaining options for fulfilling required community service hours. 9th grade Health? Honor Society? Service Learning Project? Diversion? Scouts? We’ve got you covered.

    If spending time sorting (and testing!) candy for the Egg Hunts, collecting canned goods at a music event, helping younger summer campers, or picking up beach debris on Earth Day sounds good to you, contact us, and we’ll find ways for your to have fun while giving meaningful service!

    Adults

    If you’re the kind of person who would like to be a part of what the Teen Program offers and have some volunteer time, we’d be happy to come up with ways you would enjoy helping!

    Park District Special Events

    Need volunteer hours for your school requirements? Just want to get involved with something fun? There are exciting opportunities for you to volunteer. Contact Emily Swift at emily@biparks.org or 206-565-5178 for more information or get involved.

    TEEN CENTER STAFF

     

    David Lambert

    David Lambert

    David Lambert is a North Kitsap High School graduate but spent most of his waking hours outside of school, working on Bainbridge Island throughout his high school years. With degrees in Electronics and Physics, he spent the better part of a decade testing weapons for the Department of Defense before turning towards more creative and youth-focused endeavors. He is always up for conversation ranging from sports to gaming to the nature of reality itself. 

    Joti Chandra Kaur

    Joti Chandra Kaur

    Joti Chandra Kaur has an extensive background of working with youth, in multiple settings, from diverse populations. She also teaches yoga and enjoys sharing it with others. Her real passion is guiding clients through gong therapy at her small home studio. You might spot her on an early morning walk, cooking healing, nourishing food, or cruising around with a good beat playing in the background in her downtime. “One good thing about music is that you feel no pain when it hits you. So hit me with music!”

    Marie Kingombe

    Marie Kingombe

    Marie Kingombe is a BHS graduate from 2018 and is currently enrolled in Olympic College. Marie is excited about the opportunity to provide a welcoming atmosphere for everyone that comes into the Teen Center. She strives to help them enjoy their time while at the Teen Center!