Columbia Association Youth and Teen Center

We Reopen On June 28! We are committed to following CDC and county guidelines that include small class size, physical distancing, face conversing (staff and participants), health questionnaires and sanitizing procedures.

Want to banish the phrase “There’s nothing to do” from your child’s vocabulary? Here’s a solution you’ll both love — hanging at the Youth and Teen Center (YTC) at The Barn!

We provide preteens and teens (ages 9 to 18) with a fun, supportive place to call their own. Young people will enjoy making new friends, recreational activities, and our mentorship programs. Parents will appreciate our safe, positive environment for kids to connect with one another and the community.

The Youth and Teen Center at The Barn is a multi-purpose, two-story facility where teens can access a computer lab, watch movies, play Wii or XBOX on a large flat screen TV, or enjoy billiard tables, air hockey, ping pong and various board games in the recreation room. Our upstairs area features a mini-gym for basketball, volleyball and other games and activities, as well as a snack bar run by the entrepreneurial program.

Our programs and activities are available throughout the year after school, during the summer time, and occasionally on weekends.


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The Drop-In Program (Starts June 28!)

Monday-Friday, 2:30-6pm during the school year, 4-7pm during the summer

Registration is required for The Drop-In. Serving all of Howard County and Columbia, the program operates year round, after school, during the summer and some weekends. Recreational and educational programs are designed to promote self-esteem and develop relevant life skills. The program is open to registered YTC participants ages 9-18 years old. The registration fee is $80 per participant, $50 for each additional participant.

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