Youth Programs and Activities

All our programs are delivered in a safe, youth-friendly environment and designed with youth in mind to keep you coming back for more! Check out the leisure guide to find out all the stuff there is to do.

Leisure Guide

Drop-in Programs

Gleneagles Late Night Program

Calling all youth in Grade 6 & 7–come hang out and visit with your friends on Friday afternoons at Gleneagles Community Centre. Drop in from 3 to 5 p.m. or register for the Late Night Program from 5 to 8:30 p.m. for sports and games, arts and crafts, or field trips to awesome locations!

To register
View the leisure guide for current dates and to sign up.

Leisure Guide

Youth Leadership Opportunities - Advisory Committees

Are you interested in becoming a member of one of our youth committees for the 2018/2019 school year?

Application deadline for all committees for the 2018/2019 school year is Friday, November 2, 2018. Learn more:

Youth Leadership Opportunities

Youth Week

Youth Week is an international celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May. It is a week of fun, interaction and celebration intended to build a strong connection between young people and their communities and to profile the accomplishments and diversity of youth. Youth Week events in West Vancouver typically consist of a variety of events designed to showcase, entertain and empower youth in our community.

Join this celebration of youth accomplishments, diversity and issues, while helping to build a strong connection between young people and your community.

Check back in March 2019 for more info on events and activities planned for Youth Week 2019!

Youth Week

Whatever (a drop-in for LGBTQI2S youth, allies & friends)

Join us every Thursday for activities, events, information, resources and referrals for queer and transgendered youth, allies, families and friends. 

There will be opportunities to be involved in special events, raising community awareness and leadership development.

Location: Youth Lounge, West Vancouver Community Centre


Whatever Program

Summer Work Experience & Adventure Program

The Summer Work Experience & Adventure Program (SWEAP) is a unique opportunity for West Vancouver youth ages 15-18. Offered at Ambleside Youth Centre (AYC), the program provides youth with employment training and a paid work placement for the participants, as much as possible in a setting consistent with your interests and/or career choices. You do not need to be job-ready to apply, as the focus of the program is on pre-employment training, opportunity, and direct work placement for development and growth.

We work together with local North Shore businesses to provide a positive first work experience for youth and convey a realistic healthy message to our young people about responsibility, relationships, and rewards. We also work with many local service providers and other community leaders to expose the participants to a range of workshops and training that will assist them in gaining the confidence and knowledge they need to enter the workforce.

We had another successful year with SWEAP! Please check back in April 2019 to apply for summer 2019!

Find out more about how to get involved in this program:

Summer Work Experience & Adventure Program

All Programs and Activities

Visit the Leisure Guide website for all programs and activities. Search by age range, or use the Find Program's easy!

Leisure Guide


For more information about programs activities for youth, please contact:

Melanie Clark
Youth Program Coordinator



Places and spaces

Hang with your friends, play pool, do stuff online, ride your board...see below for all the places in West Vancouver for youth to gather.

Where To Go


Here's everything you need to know about youth dances, from rules to registration: 

Dance Facts


Looking to complete volunteer hours for school? Want to work with a community group or start building your career skills and resume? There are lots of opportunities for you!

Volunteer Opportunities