New Paltz Youth Center
Offering year-round educational, recreational and social opportunities for New Paltz Middle School and High School students since 1989. We are committed to helping teenagers achieve their goals.

Youth Center 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.


Winter 2024

Info/Upcoming Events/Activities:

***Splashdown Beach trip has been moved from July 18 to July 19th***

***Our Summer Schedule Is out! Weekly trips to Moriello Pool, SPINS Bowling, Mohonk Mountain House and Preserve, Dungeons and Dragons. Plus we’re going to the Ulster AND Dutchess County Fairs, two water parks, the Palisades Mall, at least three movies and our own Summer Olympics and Amazing Race! Plus we will be volunteering/attending several special events.   
Don’t want to do any of it? No worries.
We will be open 12-8pm, Monday – Friday, starting July 1st.
Please copy and paste the following into a new browser to see our summer schedule:



NPYP by the numbers:

In 2023, the youth center had 391 different kids come to the center and our total sign ins was 9,897.

In 2023, our tutoring program at the middle school saw us tutor in 1,329 classrooms! We provide more tutoring to the school district than any other community program in New York State!!

For the 2023-24 school year, our CAFE program at the high school had  83 total sessions and 4,298 total sign ins for our cozy corner and outdoor recess(weather permitted) programs


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 newpaltzyp@gmail.com 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 turn 35 years old on September 2nd!!

6th graders are required to stay at the center until they leave for the day.
7th graders are allowed to come and go with parents permission
8th-12th graders are free to come and go, unless a parent stipulates otherwise.
Counseling Services for young people and families – Times Vary. Click on the flyer to the right for more info!

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-ish – 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

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.

 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.

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**
Get on our mailing list!!

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.
Visit us on facebook, instagram or twitter or just give us a call at 255-5140
or email us at newpaltzyp@gmail.com
The New Paltz Youth Program has been serving the community since September 2nd, 1989.