Youth clubs and projects - Camden Rise
Camden youth centres and projects
Find out more about what the borough's youth centres and projects have to offer below. You can also find after-school and holiday sports and physical activities here.
For education, careers and training advice, please continue to contact our Careers and Connexions service.
Council youth centres
Camden Council runs three main youth centres where young people aged 13 to 19 (25 if you have a learning disability) can get support, meet other young people and get involved in activities, including:
- trips out
- Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Somers Town Youth Centre
Address: 134 Chalton Street, NW1 1RX
Tel: 020 7974 4957 / 4559 or 020 7974 8257
Open: Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm by appointment or come along Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 6.30 to 9pm – but please check before turning up. Read about STYC's recent international volunteering programme.
Fresh Youth Academy @ Ingestre Road and Maitland Park Youth Project
Open: Monday to Friday, 11am to 5pm by appointment or come along Monday to Thursday, 6-9pm – but please check before turning up.
Netherwood Youth and Family Hub
Address: 5 Netherwood Street, NW6 2QU
Tel: 020 7974 5003
Open: We are open to young people and families Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm, by appointment. Youth club sessions run Monday to Thursday, 5.30 to 8.30pm and Friday, 4.30 to 7.30pm – please check before turning up.
Youth Early Help - helping young people to succeed
If you're aged 11 to 19 (up to 25 with learning difficulties and disabilities), you can contact us at any of the three Council youth centres above (Somers Town, Fresh or Netherwood) or drop in to one of these centres.
Parents or carers can also contact us - and if you prefer to email, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Holiday Activities and Food programme
The Camden Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Winter programme will run from 27 December 2023 to 5 January 2024 and is open for children and young people aged 5 to 16 who live in Camden and are eligible for free school meals.
The programme offers free, fun activities and nutritional education - from learning to make healthy meals, to creative activities, including photography, drama, arts and crafts, and sports such as football and basketball. A free hot meal is included as part of each day’s activities. The Camden HAF programme is co-ordinated by Young Camden Foundation on behalf of the Council, with funding from the Department for Education.
- To find out more and book your places, visit haf.youngcamdenfoundation.org.uk
Camden Detached Youth Team
The Detached Youth Team is part of Camden’s Integrated Youth Support Service. We’re a mobile street-based team of youth workers who engage with young people in the community - local estates, parks and other community spaces. We aim to work with young people who do not go to youth centres or attend mainstream youth activities. We have a wide range of programmes and activities that offer young people the chance to try new things through new adventures and unique experiences, as well as opportunities for them to gain new skills and learn in a different way, while trying out fun and enriching activities and getting their voice heard.
If you're interested in having street-based sessions in your local area, please get in touch with the team by email: DYT@camden.gov.uk
The Avalon Project
The Avalon Project is a multi-skills project, open to young people aged 13 to 19 years old (up to 25 years old for young people with special educational needs and disabilities) in Camden and surrounding boroughs. Now in new premises in Euston, the Avalon Project offers unique opportunities for those looking for practical skills in motorcycle mechanics and off-road riding experiences. Visit their website, email or call 020 7974 2392. You can also follow @1avalonproject on Instagram.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Camden
- Duke of Edinburgh’s Award web page
- Camden DofE on Instagram
- Email: email@example.com
- Tel: 07970 908975
Youth projects for disabled young people
icandance - icandance is a creative, therapeutic community that celebrates and empowers disabled children and young people, aged four to 25, through dance and performance. Find out more here.
Young People for Inclusion is relaunching for 2023. They're teaming up with Somers Town Community Association to deliver YPFI activities from STCA's community centre on Ossulston Street, near King’s Cross. From 31 March, YPFI will be running every other Friday at Somers Town Community Association, 150 Ossulston Street, NW1 1EE from 5pm to 7.30pm. YPFI is a youth project for 16 to 25-year-olds who are disabled, learning disabled or neurodivergent. They organise a variety of activities to improve young people's life skills, independence and personal development, while supporting young disabled people to create change in their community. Find out more here.
Other community youth, sports and play projects
There are lots of other youth clubs and play schemes in Camden run by community organisations and charities.
- Castlehaven Community Centre
- Coram's Fields Youth Centre
- Fitzrovia Youth in Action
- The Hive Camden
- Kentish Town Community Centre Youth Project
- King's Cross Brunswick Neighbourhood Association (KCBNA) Youth Project
- The Pirate Castle, Camden Town - boating and outdoor activities
- Maiden Lane Community Centre
- New Horizon Youth Centre
- The Dome - Queen's Crescent Community Association Youth Services
- HVH Arts - young people's arts project based in Queen's Crescent and Gospel Oak
- GOAL Youth Club (Gospel Oak Action Link)
- ARC Youth Club at SHAK (South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership)
- Samuel Lithgow Youth Centre
- Sidings Youth Project
- Somers Town Community Centre
- Somali Youth Development and Resource Centre (SYDRC) and N1C Centre
- WAC Arts
- The Winch Youth Club and Youth Activities
- NW5 Project
- The Globe Tennis Club
- Community play schemes
- Young Camden Foundation - projects
- Young Camden Foundation - HAF programme
Sport and physical activities
Find out how to get involved in sport and physical activities, including swimming, dance and after-school sports clubs, as well as holiday activities, including Multi-Sport Camps, Girls Get Moving Mondays and football sessions.