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

Winter 2023 Hours
Monday – Friday 2-7pm
Our entire staff is fully vaccinated
**We still require masks for all indoor activities and while on field trips**
Our COVID policy:
Positive Test: 5 days from first symptoms and a negative test before you can return
Someone in household tests positive: 5 days from their positive test and you must test negative upon returning

Fall 2022

Info/Upcoming Events/Activities:


 Happy New Year!

Field Trip: New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors  at MSG in NYC 1/16/23 $30 **SOLD OUT**

NP YBA (Youth Basketball Association) info:
10 week season
Start date: Sunday January 22nd through Sunday March 26th 2023
Games will be Sundays at SUNY New Paltz Athletic Center and one practice per week @ the New Paltz Middle School.
$80 – clinics grade 1-3
$100 – practice/games grade 4-12
Until our YBA site is up and running we will have two days of paper registration at the middle school from 6-8pm
Thursday 1/5/23
Friday 1/6/23
Coaches are needed at all levels
Sponsorships are also available


**We turned 33 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 

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!!

Girl Talk 6pm – Alternating Fridays with..
BIPOC (Black Indigenous and People Of Color) Group 6pm

Dungeons and Dragons – most Saturdays from 12-3

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
Masks must be worn at all times. We have extras if you forget
Temperatures will be taken upon arrival. As always, please keep kids home if they are sick for any reason.
The C.A.F.E. (Cafeteria Alternative For Everyone) will return when they have space for us again. Offering an option for high school students during lunchtime at the old guidance space or large gym (for Basketball) during D lunch. 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.
G.A.M.E.S. will return for its 26th season when schools have space for us. Basketball, dodgeball, games, and snacks
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 is celebrating its 33rd year serving the community.
D.O.B.: September 2nd 1989