TEEN CENTER

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

For teens of middle and high school age.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Fall and Winter/Spring Hours 

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

Closed Dates: Saturdays, Sundays | 11/11, 11/24-25, 12/19-30, 1/2 and 1/16

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.

Teen Center Events

 

Days of Thanks – 11/21-23

Sometimes, little things can improve anyone’s day; even a simple thank you or compliment can turn the worst day around. Be thankful, and eat some tasty snacks at the Teen Center this week!

 

Early Holiday Gifts for the Teen Center – 12/9

We have gifts that need to be opened and used by you! Come on down and be one of the first to check out the new activities and games at the Teen Center!

 

Holiday Spirit Week – 12/12-16

The week before winter break is full of holiday fun and great treats! Help us decorate, hang out with your friends and eat some great grub!

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: $160 tax included – Normal Teen Center Party

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

B: $225.00 tax included – Large Teen Center Party

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

C: $240.00 tax included — Laser Tag Birthday Bash

1.5 hours of Laser Tag with ½ hour of party time
Two staff members for up to 8-12 children/teens (Additional Participant Fee +$20 | Max of 20)

D: 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 must 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!

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 in 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!

 

Friday Game Night!  

Unwind with Clue, Exploding Kittens, UNO, Jenga, Drawit, or 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

  • Xbox One controllers and games
  • D&D 5th edition books and props
  • Ping-pong paddles

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 volunteering for special events, 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!

Don’t hesitate to contact our Teen Center Coordinator David Lambert at DavidL@biparks.org.

Park District Special Events

Need volunteer hours for your school requirements? Do you want to get involved with something fun? There are exciting opportunities for you to volunteer. Contact Stephanie Bugas at StephanieBugas@biparks.org for more information or to 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!