Positive Vibes for a New Generation
Every Friday, teens in grades 6-12 are invited to attend Late Nite at select YMCA community centers for FREE. This program is available at Gordon (Sumner), Haselwood (Silverdale), Lakewood, Morgan (Tacoma), and Tom Taylor (Gig Harbor) Family YMCAs.
Friendships That Last a Lifetime
Late Nite at the Y gives young people endless opportunities to stay active, participate in team sports, and connect with peers in their age group. YMCA community centers provide a safe gathering place for students with consistent adult involvement.
Youth are empowered to reach their fullest potential in a health-focused space that encourages the development of their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Gain an All-Access Pass to Enjoy Your Favorite Activities*
Meet with friends and connect with others in your age group.
Hit the court for basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and racquetball.
Empower yourself to reach your health goals in the Y's cardio and weight rooms.
*Some age restrictions may apply.
Participants must have a student ID or government-issued identification upon checking in.
Participants must also gather each night at 7pm for rules and announcements.
The Y has brought on a team of Late Nite staff who are dedicated adults and volunteers that believe in providing a safe and fun place for teens to hang out in a positive environment. Staff are responsible for the teens who participate.
Students must arrive between 5-6:45pm.
Re-entry is not allowed if departing early.
Participants sign in when arriving at Late Nite but can leave on their own and will not be allowed to re-enter. Loitering outside the building or in the parking lot is not permitted. The local authorities will be called if loiterers do not leave when asked.
Appropriate work-out attire is required, such as sweats, shorts, T-shirts and sweatshirts. Shoes must be non-marking athletic shoes.
All coats, jackets, bags, purses, backpacks, and other items brought to Late Nite must be checked in at the Welcome Center and can be picked up when leaving.
Our teen leadership teams will engage participants in various activities, including volleyball, basketball, and pickleball. The activities will evolve based on which programs are most popular among students.
Students are given an all-access pass to the Y, excluding our pools and aquatics centers. They are invited to meet with friends, connect with others in their age group, and utilize our sports courts, weight rooms, and cardio spaces.
Young people may be picked up any time. Participants are responsible for transportation arrangements to and from Late Nite. All activities stop one hour before the end time, and participants must be picked up within 30 minutes after it ends. Failure to leave in a timely manner will result in ineligibility for Late Nite.
The grades refer to the year they are going into for the 2023-2024 school year.
No, parents are not allowed at the program.
No, but it is recommended. Pre-registered students will have a speedier entry, parents will have the opportunity to sign a waiver in advance, and staff will have less paperwork to do upon their arrival.
Locations with both middle and high school students will have staff designated explicitly to each age group. The programming at each location will be set up in a way so the two age groups do not co-mingle.