Fun for tweens and teens: Sign up for Office of Youth Services summer activities

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MANCHESTER, NH – This summer Office of Youth Services is hosting free activities for Manchester youth! Activities are open to incoming Manchester middle and high school students).

OYS will be hosting a variety of activities including Boot Camp, Capture the Flag, Girl Talk in the Park, Hiking at Lake Massabesic, Movie Afternoon, Nature Walk at Livingston Park, Pick-Up Basketball, Pick-Up Soccer, and Service Projects.

Visit ManchesterNH.gov/youth for more info.



JUNE

Talent Show – Come show off your talents at the Manchester City Library on Monday June 24. Limited spaces to perform, call 603-640-6470 to sign up.  Performers arrive at 12:30 p.m., talent show begins at 1 p.m. in the Manchester City Library Auditorium.

Kick Ball Games & Contest – Pick-up games of kickball begin at 10 a.m. in Wolfe Park on Harvell Street on Tuesday June 25.  Longest kick contest begins at 11:30 with prizes for 1st and 2nd place.  Please wear sneakers and bring a water bottle and sunscreen.

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament – Grab your teammates and compete in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Sheridan-Emmett Park on Beech Street on Wednesday, June 26.  Limit of 12 teams with team sign-ups at 12:30 p.m. and the tournament starting at 1 p.m.  Please wear sneakers and bring a water bottle and sunscreen.

Downtown Scavenger Hunt – Bring a friend and solve clues as you make your way downtown.  Start at the Office of Youth Services (848 Elm Street, Third Floor) at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 27 when you pick up your first clue.  Prizes for 1stand 2nd place finishers who solve all the clues and make it to the final destination before 12 p.m.

Meet & Greet Picnic with OYS Staff – Meet the OYS staff and learn about what OYS offers and how OYS staff can support students.  Come meet us at Rock Rimmon Park on Mason Street on Friday, June 28 from 12 p.m.-2 p.m.  Enjoy the splash pad and playground.  Bring a bagged lunch and a blanket or chairs to sit on.  Families are welcome.


JULY & AUG

Boot Camp – Cardio conditioning and strength training for all levels Wednesdays in July from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. in Livingston Park.  No equipment required, participants must wear sneakers and bring a water bottle and sunscreen.  Note: Boot Camp will not be held on July 31.

Capture the Flag – Pick-up games of capture the flag Fridays in July from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in Cullerot Park.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a water bottle.  Note: Capture the Flag will not be held on July 5.

Girl Talk in the Park – Bring a bagged lunch and check in about what’s going on in your life every Tuesday in July and August from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. in Veterans Park.  Sorry, girls only for this activity.

Hiking at Lake Massabesic – Meet in the parking lot off  Londonderry Turnpike for a hike around the lake Thursdays in August from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Movie Afternoon – Get out of the heat Fridays in August at the Manchester City Library for a movie.  Movies will vary each week, check back soon for movie announcements.  Movie begins at 1 p.m.  Note: No food or drinks or allowed in the Auditorium during the movie. (Movie titles will be announced via the OYS Facebook page.)

  • August 2
  • August 9
  • August 16
  • August 23
  • August 30

Nature Walk at Livingston Park – Take a walk around the pond at Livingston Park Mondays in July from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  Enjoy the beautiful park and observe the animals and insects that call it home.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Pick-Up Basketball – Pick-up basketball games and skills drills at the West High School gym each Tuesday in July and August from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a water bottle.

Pick-Up Soccer – Pick up soccer games and skills drills Wednesdays in July and Monday and Wednesdays in August from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sheridan-Emmett Park, Beech Street.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a water bottle and sunscreen.

Service Projects – Join us to give back to our community through service projects in July.  Each week we will have a new project and location.  Participants must wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. (Projects to be announced vie OYS Facebook page).

  • July 11
  • July 18
  • July 25

Registration is REQUIRED. Download the registration form now at: ManchesterNH.gov/youth.

Check out the OYS Facebook events tab for all the activities and RSVP so you don’t miss any announcements. Visit ManchesterNH.gov/youth for more info.