Teen, 12-18


Classes are offered in arts, dance and drama, martial arts, games and sports, and more. For a current listing of offerings browse our online recreation guide or register online.

Outdoor Programs
Activities include:
  • Canoeing
  • Challenge course
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skateboarding
  • Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tree climbing
For more information visit our Outdoor Program page or register online.

Aquatic Programs
Classes include swim lessons, springboard diving, water polo, junior aquatic staff, American Red Cross lifeguarding and more. For more information visit our Aquatics page or register online.

Teen Court (Ages 12-17)
Make a difference in your community through service in one of Eugene's neighborhood Teen Courts. As a court member, you will gain experience in decision making, communication, law and ethics. You will give youthful defendants an opportunity to take responsibility and regain a clean juvenile record. Help your fellow students, your community and yourself through this important volunteer service.

West Eugene and Bethel Teen Courts hold neighborhood peer hearings to recommend consequences for qualifying nonviolent juvenile offenders. Participation by defendants is voluntary and limited to those admitting guilt.

Youths act as jurors, case presenters, defendant advisers, bailiffs and court clerks. Courtroom outcomes are recognized by the Lane County Department of Youth Services.

If you are 12-17 years old and live or attend school in the Bethel District (Bethel Teen Court) or in the area served by Churchill High School (West Eugene Teen Court), you probably qualify as a court member. Teen Court volunteer hours apply towards most school community service requirements.

  • Petersen Barn Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., Eugene, OR 97402
  • Ph: 541-682-6376, Contact office for court hours
  • Program supervisor: Billy Hernandez
Youth Groups (Ages 14-18)
Choose from three dynamic opportunities for self-expression and personal growth. These groups of youth ages 14-18 years set their own goals and activities.

ACT-SO (Afro-American Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics)
ACT-SO is an enrichment program designed to recruit, stimulate, improve and encourage high academic achievement among African American high school students. Community volunteers mentor high school students to promote academic and artistic excellence. Contact Kenya Luvert at 541-682-8234.

Y2MiH (Youth 2 Make it Happen)
Are you an artist? Play in a band? Want to put on a dance or a play? Want to make an impact in your community by organizing a special event?

If any of these sound like you, let the Recreation Division contribute resources, facilities and support to your event. Y2MiH works with high school students who want their voices heard, their vision seen and their ideas shared. Contact Peter Chavannes at 541-682-6359.

YAB (Youth Action Board)
YAB is an open forum for youth to speak about issues impacting their personal lives. YAB participants work together to affect and initiate positive change within the community and themselves through self-expression, collaboration and supporting each other as a diverse group. Contact Peter Chavannes at 541-682-6359. Watch Teen Court Program Video