Youth Center Hours
Fall 2023 Hours
Monday – Friday 2-7pm
We are a fully trained staff that includes a full time licensed social worker, mental health counselors, certified teacher, special ed graduate student, plus graduate and undergraduate college students from Fordham, Utica, SUNY Duchess, Marist and SUNY New Paltz Human Services and Psychology Depts, to assist with activities and supervision.
**We will no longer require masks for NPYP programs but will ask anyone showing symptoms to wear one of our masks. As usual please keep your kids home if they are sick for any reason**
Our COVID policy: If your child tests positive, they will not be allowed to return to the center until they test negative and no longer have symptoms.
WE HAVE MANY RAPID TESTS AND KN95 MASKS FOR YOU UPON REQUEST
Wednesday, November 15th – An Annual NPYP Thanksgiving (8 days before Thanksgiving) – 4-6pm. Our tradition continues with a feast for our NPYP family. A ridiculous amount of food prepared by staff/kids/volunteers. Every kid who participates will need to either help set up, prepare food or clean up.
Thursday, November 16th 430pm – “Smash Bros Video Game Tournament” – snacks and prizes
Friday, November 17th 5pm – Neon Dance Party put on by our awesome NPYP interns. Music and food
CLOSED For Thanksgiving break 11/22-11/26 (Wednesday through Sunday)
Field Trip! – December 2nd – Six Flags Great Adventure Holiday in the Park. My favorite trip of the year. The whole place is lit up, may holiday gams and events plus all the rides with half the lines! $40
4th Annual Holiday Hoopla Saturday, December 9th in Hasbrouck Park
The NPYP will be closed for the holiday from December 22nd through January 1st
So excited to announce that that we are once again doing the CAFE (Cafeteria Alternative For Everyone) at the high school after a three year COVID hiatus. We will be offering not only a comfortable, fun alternative to the cafeteria during lunch periods (think youth center at the high school), but also a supervised outdoor recreation time for kids who need to let out some energy. This program is offered on M/W/F during lunch periods at the HIGH SCHOOL only.
Anyone needing community service hours for their health or participation in government classes, or just to volunteer (looks great on resume or college application) can have fun helping at one of our community events while getting hours. Just ask. We have many events in the next few months.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on our mailing list, which is crucial to know when trips are “on sale,” to get our weekly newsletter or for any questions. You can also text/call Jim at 845-325-2593
**We turned 34 years old on September 2nd!!
Weekly Schedule (But, if your not interested in some of the activities/events/trips? No worries, still plenty of stuff to do at the youth center which is open Monday through Friday 2-7 pm)
Subject to change.
Mohonk Mondays – Every Monday at 3:30 – we head up to the mountain house to feed the fish, hike if weather permits, and collect free food for us to bring back to the center courtesy of Mohonk!
Taco Tuesdays – Well, burritos on the Foreman Grill. Meat and veggie options
Waffle Wednesdays – Every Wednesday at 3pm – Homemade Belgian Waffles made with the kids with tons of their favorite toppings!
Empanada Thursdays! – Made from scratch by Heaven with the kids
BBQ Fridays 330pm – Always our busiest day of the week! Burgers (meat and veggie) and Hot Dogs!! Ultimate Frisbee at 430 with Wilkin!
Girl Talk 6pm – Alternating Fridays with..
BIPOC (Black Indigenous and People Of Color) Group 6pm
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There are Narcan trainings being offered the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library. This is a short, essential training that can help save a life.
We always have bagels, yogurt, mac and cheese and a fully stocked vending machine ($) for snacks
Come hang out in a fun, safe, supervised environment!!
** Feel free to call or text Jim at 845-325-2593 for clarity**
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More Programs and Info
|The C.A.F.E. (Cafeteria Alternative For Everyone) will return in the Fall of 2023. Offering an option for high school students during lunchtime at the “cozy corner” in the library and out side for some much needed rec time. These spaces will be open for the lunch blocks and provide areas to hang out with friends, listen to or play music, play games, get help with homework, or just relax in a supervised setting.|
| We Won!!
The NPYP won “Best Youth Program in the Hudson Valley” in Hudson Valley Magazine for 2018.
|Tutoring!!! We tutor in up to 70 classes daily at the middle school. The largest such tutoring program in New York State!! We also tutor at the youth center after school! If you need help, we got it!!|
|The NPYP volunteers at many community events. If you need community service or are just looking to volunteer your time, please let us know.|
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|The New Paltz Youth Program has been serving the community since September 2nd, 1989.|