Programs for Teens

Welcome teens and young adults to your guide for activities and events designed for you, by you!

Through your feedback, we are happy to bring you these programs and events that we know you will enjoy.

The All Access Granted Teen After School Program is located at Anna Yates Elementary School

Specifically designed for the developmental, creative, and active needs of young teens in grades 7-9, this program provides the much needed transition between our after school program and our older teen "Leaders in Training" job readiness program. The Teen Lounge includes specially selected theme days with coordinating activities, weekly special events, and monthly trips. The program offers activities to help young teens develop both their sense of self and independence in a safe environment. Activities include: homework club, tutoring time daily; mentoring program; community service projects / seminars. In addition, we'll have crafts, cooking activities, games, dances, movie nights, special guest presentations, field trips, and lots of other fun! Our highly trained recreation staff brings a wealthy of experience and enthusiasm to ensure a positive after school adventure. This program is open to all teens in the greater 94608 zip code. Parents: This is not a drop-in program; all participants must pre-register and have their parents' approval. Monthly fee is $30R / $35NR

All Access Granted Teen After School Program Dates: August 29, 2016-June 9, 2017 


  • Monday / Tuesday /  Thursday / Friday: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1:20 p.m. - 6 p.m.
For more information or to register please contact the Emeryville Recreation Center 4300 San Pablo Ave Emeryville CA 510-596-4395 

Teen Excursions

Designed just for our own teens, a safe and fun Friday Night out! Every Friday we have music, table games, cooking and more. Excursions will accept the first 20 participants. Trips are at an additional charge. Admission to all "Teen City" Friday night activities (6 - 9 p.m.), require drop-in fees or a monthly "All Access Granted Pass". 

Register for All Teen Excursions Here!

Leaders in Training (L.I.T) 2016

The Emeryville Recreation Center’s L.I.T. program is a youth leadership course designed to offer employment readiness to teens. L.I.T.’s are volunteers between the ages of 13 to 17 years old. They will work with certified Recreation Leaders to learn the art of community leadership. L.I.T.’s are often later hired as Recreation Leaders based on the leadership skills they have gained during their assignments with us. Staff will also provide L.I.T.’s with a working reference when they are ready to enter the workforce. 

This year the L.I.T. program will offer two 5-week sessions. Youth who are accepted will be assigned to one of the sessions, with up to 12 youth per session. Each session will provide opportunities to gain life skills, career training, job shadowing, and community service. 

Check back in February for dates and how to apply.

Drop-In Teen Camp 

Is your teen sitting at home bored most of the summer? Send them over to our new Summer Drop-In Teen Camp! We will be offering loosely structured sports and art programming to those interested in participating, as well as general supervision for those who want to just spend time with friends. Teens can pay by the day or purchase a “Teen Summer Pass” that includes Drop-In Teen Camp as well as Teen Center Friday Nights all summer long. 

Check back in February for dates and times.

Teen Center Friday Nights

Are you looking for a fun and safe way to spend a Friday Night? No worries because Teen Nights are here! Come enjoy Friday nights at the Recreation Center during the summer. There will be music, pool, foosball, video games, art projects, and of course dinner! This program offers activities to help young teens develop both their sense of self and independence in a safe environment. All participants must have an Emergency Contact Form filled out by a guardian on file. Drop in fee: $3