Here we are, January 2017 — can you believe it?! Take a look at what we’ve got planned so far. As always, things can change when youth speak up.
The end is near for 2016, and we’ve got some fun things going on for December. See you there!
The Youth Center has been up and running at a week-to-week schedule but for November we’ve got our month planned out (although things always happen to change). Everyone 12-18 is welcome to the Youth Center and keep an eye out for other activities going on outside of our little hub. 🙂 -Rachel
I want to start off this blog post with a thank you to all the youth at the NYC and especially Rachel for making this past summer so, so special. I really enjoyed hanging out with you guys, we had some good times. I look forward to coming to visit during Christmas, so everyone better be there!
The reason I am doing this blog post is to say goodbye, unfortunately. As some of you may or may not know, I am currently writing from Calgary, where I am going to College for Journalism. Calgary is so much bigger than Nakusp, and I miss home already, however for the last 3 days I have been trying to settle into my new life and explore a little.
I hope to see you all very soon, and I will probably stay in touch through Facebook! Again, a big thank you to Justin, Taylor P, Taylor M, Lucy, Mary, Gracie, Xander, Phoenix, Cam M, Jade, Ethan, Taylor S, Emma O, Emma V, and anyone else I missed that has made a huge impact on my last summer before school! Oh yeah, and thanks a million to RACHEL for being a freakin’ extraordinary friend and boss. I will miss the youth center for the next little while, but I hope you know I will be thinking about you! I hope that you can all have an opportunity like I do now, in the future. I am sure that all of you will do amazing things! Follow your dreams! Hahaha, I had to put in something stereotypical.
This week we have more exciting events! Especially Anime with Amy! Last week, we went to the Nelson Youth Centre where we discovered that they have an indoor skate park, basketball court and a fabulous art room that we got crazily creative with.
On Monday, the 15th from 5-8 pm we are having a Youth Meeting so you can give us your suggestions for our youth centre. I know I got inspired from the Nelson Youth Centre, so hopefully you did too. We will also talk about fundraising and the September calendar! If you want to be involved with the youth centre, and make it your own “Youth Centre run by Youth” then this is your chance!
On Tuesday the 16th we will host a Ping Pong Tournament, as suggested by Ethan. From 5-8 pm you can come to the Youth Centre to verse your friends, or me or Rachel! Winner will keep the table until they lose.
The next event is the most anticipated date at the Youth Centre by far! Amy Surina will be coming on Wednesday the 17th from 6-9pm to teach us about Anime and how to draw it! She recently went to school in Japan just to be able to do this. So, we have asked someone very qualified to fulfill your anime needs. Wednesday is our Art Night, so come and get creative!
The last night of the week, Thursday the 18th is the weekly Nerd Night. Pam and Jay had Pokemon Go planned, however that is subject to change. So, come to the Youth Centre with an open mind and expecting a good time!
The next weekend we will be closed. So, come back after that on the 22nd for Girls Night! I’ll give you a sneak peek; snacks, dance parties, banana chocolate pops, and possibly studding clothing.
Have a great week everyone!
Hey Youth 🙂
This week we have a full 6 days planned! Including two field trips, a girls night, a nerd night, and a game night!
Today, Monday the 8th is Girls Night from 5-8 pm. Come to the youth centre to hang out with friends, listen to music and maybe get creative! Girls Night is the perfect opportunity for girls between the ages of 12-18 to gather at the youth centre to meet new people, chat, eat, or make something. We aim to make it about you girls! You get to pick whatever you want to do, sort of like a free-for-all. It should be fun, see you there!
Tuesday, the 9th we will have our second field trip so far this summer! We are going on a hike down the Nakusp Hot Springs trail. We will meet at the youth centre at 2:30pm, and be on our way up the Hot Springs road courtesy of our Van driver, Annette! Then, at the top we will head out down the trail, which should take 2-2 1/2 hours. Speaking from experience, to say the least this trail is beautiful! The forest surrounding has lots of lush vegetation and there are so many amazing things to look at! If you are planning on coming with us you will need to wear comfortable, appropriate shoes and clothes, bring a water bottle, a snack that will give you lots of energy, a sweater or something to keep you warm and a noise maker if you desire to. This trail is easy to medium terrain. So, please be sure to know your limits. I love hiking and I’m very excited for this field trip!
The day after our adventure, Wednesday the 10th is Drop In! From 6-9 pm the youth centre will be open to you guys to come hang out with your friends and possibly get up to some mischief! *Side glance, and a sly grin*
After our mischief is managed, excuse the Harry Potter reference, we will have our weekly Nerd Night on Thursday the 11th! From 6-9 pm Pam and Jay have organized for us a Star Wars D&D Night! Be sure to drop in and check out what’s going on!
As per request of a few youth, we will have a Game Night on Friday, the 12th from 6-9 pm. The games could originate from a video, a board, or even have a throwback to tag. We have an xbox with a couple of controllers, or feel free to bring your own console. Rachel has recently bought a ton of new video games for the youth centre, so please be sure to thank her for the fun to come! Show up at the youth centre this Friday and you will be guaranteed to have a good time. Who doesn’t like video games?!?
Last but certainly NOT least is our third field trip this summer, second this week. On Saturday the 13th the Nakusp youth centre will be driving down to the Nelson youth centre to clash with their hooligans. The Nelson youth centre is full of activities for everyone! They have an indoor skate park, a recording studio, an indoor basketball court, a dance studio, an art room, possibly a concession, a couple of pool tables, vending machines, and a lounge that you can just chill in if you don’t feel like socializing. Like I said, the Nelson Youth Centre has something for everyone and you will for sure have a good time! Just ask Taylor P and Jade G what they did there last year and they will give you the 411 on all the cool things that are happening. In addition to our exploration of their youth centre, we will have 1 hour of free time when we arrive in Nelson for you to go to the mall, to main street or to grab a bite to eat. If you are bored and fed up with Nakusp, this is a great opportunity to get out of town for an afternoon/evening and make new friends, explore, and become jealous that Nelson youth have such an awesome place to hang out! With a van full of youth, $20 in your pocket and a craving for adventure, what could go wrong!?
Be sure to check out the rest of the August calendar on our facebook page, like and share this blog and get involved with the Nakusp Youth Centre! We are currently looking for volunteers, so if you would like to apply or know someone who would, you can print and fill out this form and bring it into the youth centre to Rachel, the coordinator.
Hope everyone has a great day, and I’ll see you at the youth centre!
Hey Youth 🙂
It’s August! That means that summer is half over already! Unbelievable, right?! For August we have a full calendar! You can check it out on our facebook page, or here:
Today, Tuesday the 2nd we are patting ourselves on the back for our puns, but we won’t taco ’bout it too much. It’s Taco 2zday! The Youth Centre will have tacos, chips, dip, and drinks for you to come and enjoy for FREE! Come down to the youth centre from 5-8 tonight to get a free dinner and socialize! I will be there, dancing to salsa music with a taco in my right hand and an iced tea in my left. Yum!
Moving on to Wednesday the 3rd, it’s Art Night! Art Night is an opportunity for everyone to come down to express themselves through art in a safe, friendly environment. We have a ton of supplies, so just bring yourself! Or, bring a friend and an art project you are currently working on, we love to see your ideas and inventions! The youth centre encourages you to participate, however you can come down to just hang out and say hi. 🙂 Art night is the perfect time for you to get your creative juices flowing and make some great masterpieces from 6-9pm.
On Thursday the 4th we have our weekly Nerd Night. This night will be loyally dedicated to Video Games! You can bring your own games and consoles. Or, use the one that we have! From 6-9pm we will have epic battles and LOUD NOISES.
In other news, this weekend the youth centre will be closed. Rachel and I sacrificed our precious Saturday this past weekend to bring you an additional drop in, so we will be enjoying the sun and the beach, maybe we will see you out there!
Don’t forget, tonight is Taco 2zday, I hope to see you there!
First of all, congratulations to Justin for winning the raffle prize of a fun packed, exclusive weekend prize bundle to the Medieval Fest! I hope you had a great time!
This week is packed with new, fun activities! There is something for everyone to try this week, so keep reading to find out more!
Tonight, Monday the 25th is Girl’s Night. We are hosting a Clothing Swap. So, bring your old, unwanted clothing and we can all swap! This is basically an opportunity for you to get rid of your old clothes that don’t fit you, or that you never wear anymore and gain some new, cute pieces for your wardrobe in return, without money, how cool is that! From 5-8pm tonight we will have music, snacks, clothes and girls!
On Tuesday the 26th we will be open! This night is centred around games, especially outdoors! Weather permitting of course. We could play volleyball, frisbee, basketball, or soccer! Or, come and suggest a game that you and your friends would want to play in the park from 6-9pm. We have already gotten a suggestion of ManTracker, which seems to be pretty popular! However, I think we need a bunch of people to play, so come on out and join the fun!
On Wednesday, the 27th we are heading to Revelstoke for our first Field Trip!!!!! We will be going to the Mountain Pipe Coaster at Revelstoke Mountain Resort! Reminder for anyone who has a permission slip, they are due TODAY, you can come to the Youth Centre to drop them off with Rachel. The $20 fee will buy you a ride there and back, a pizza dinner, and one ride on the coaster! If you didn’t receive a permission slip last week you can come in to the Youth Centre, with your parent, tonight to fill one out! See you there, it should be an awesome trip!
Last but certainly not least we have our weekly Nerd Night on Thursday the 28th! Pam and Jay have organized a game of Magic Cards! Bring your own cards or buy a set at the Youth Centre for $5 a packet! Come on down and join the fun!
That’s it for this week, I hope to see you there!
This week is packed with fun, interactive stuff for you guys!
Tonight, we have Drop In for everyone to come hang out. Weird it’s on a Monday, right? Is this the Twilight zone? Either way, Drop In will still be good; chips, popsicles and pool, how does that sound? 6-9pm.
Tuesday the 19th we are having our first Youth Meeting! This will be an opportunity for everyone to come out and voice their opinion on what activities should happen next at the Youth Centre. We will have food and games to keep you entertained and satisfied! Or, come meet the new Coordinator, Rachel. She has organized a ton of easy, fun ice breaker games for everyone to get to know each other a little better from 5-8pm.
Wednesday the 20th is the first ART NIGHT of many. Do you like drawing, painting or doing crafts? Then Art Night is for you! Come down to the YC and use our supplies, or bring your own! We will make this the perfect environment for everyone to relax, create and socialize. Remember, it’s a judgement-free zone, so get those creative juices flowing and spread your artistic wings at the YC!
Thursday the 21st is Nerd Night! Pam and Jay have planned a Halo D&D night. Come down to enjoy some fun and D&D!
See you there!
This week is full for the NYC! On Monday (Tonight) we have a Girls Night from 5-8 p.m. bring your friends to enjoy some food, crafts, and music! This is an exclusive night for girls, so Justin, no crashing this time. 🙂 The girls can pick a craft to do, I have a few suggestions up my sleeve, or we can have a relaxed, laid back night!
On Wednesday there will be a Drop In night from 6-9 p.m., ages 12-18 are welcome, so tell your friends! Come hang out, play some pool or ping pong, listen to music, eat chips and salsa, or we could organize a trip to the beach for some volleyball. Don’t forget, I will have Mango-Orange popsicles frozen and ready for this night. 🙂
To close out the YC’s week there will be the first July Nerd Night with Pam and Jay, they will be organizing a game of Munchkins! Drop by or miss all the fun. Thursday the 14th, 6-9 p.m. is when and where the action is at.
Hope to see you soon!