Ahhh summer! Aside from sleeping in your tweens and teens are probably already saying “I’m bored” just 2 weeks into summer.
As someone who generally writes about activities for younger kids, I thought that it would be a good resource to write about summer activities for the older kids if only to give them more options to keep that summer boredom at bay!
Summer activities for tweens and teens around Edmonton
Register for the free Teen Fitness pass at GoodLife Fitness. Teens 12-17 can work out for free at a GoodLife Fitness close to you
Check out one of the 9 YEGyouth Summer drop-in programs across Edmonton. Play basketball, lacrosse, card games, water fights, DIY art projects, or just hang out
Take a drop-in Hip Hop class at 3RDSTREETBEAT
Volunteer at Edmonton Food Bank Warehouse, sorting food, packing hampers, and more
Drop-in at the 124 Street Youth Program at Inglewood School on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 pm – 7 pm. Free off-site trips also take place on alternating Saturdays (permission from parent/guardian required for off-site trips)
Check out the Gretzky is Everywhere exhibit at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Youth 17 and under are free all day, every day.
Take in one of the many festivals happening around Edmonton
Have a passion for skateboarding, riding a BMX, riding a scooter or rollerblading? Go to the Ride N Play indoor skate park
Hang out at one of the Edmonton Public Library Teen or Jr.Teen Lounges or check out other programs offered.
Enjoy one of the 4 outdoor pools around Edmonton, admission is free all summer long!
Teens in grade 9-12 can take part in FREE monthly events and special programs trough the Rising Youth Program at several locations in Edmonton
Splurge and head to the Edmonton Aerial Park at SnowValley. To save a little bit on admission plan to go Sunday-Thursday after 6pm! Admission is discounted by 25% making it just over $30 when you buy your tickets online.
Youth and adults (14-22) of Of Aboriginal Ancestry (First Nation, Métis or Inuit) can apply for the Nîkâniw Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program. This 2-year program combines the cultural teachings and guidance of Indigenous Elders and Leaders with the instruction of water safety education, first aid, CPR, leadership and life skills.
Take advantage of $5 Laser Tag, at Laser City all summer long.
Join BAM or Jr.BAM a non-profit youth for youth organization in St.Albert! Weekly activities and more take place with this organization. Follow @bamstalbert on Instagram for weekly updates!
Save the date for Aug 12th! YEG Youth Day is happening at Castledowns Park 12-4pm. Hosted by SOS Safety Magazine and Virgin Radio Edmonton, there will be games, bouncy castles, free food & drink, face painting, a live DJ, special guest appearances, prizes, hay rides, and MORE!
Go to one of three Youth Unlimited teen centers in Edmonton. Activities available include video projection gaming rooms, table games like pool and ping pong, fitness equipment, high-end music sound systems, recording studios, “jam” rooms, and more!
Do you know of other activities available for tweens and teens around Edmonton this summer? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can add it to the list.