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Camden youth centres and projects 

Find out more about what the borough's youth centres and projects have to offer, including May 2024 half-term activities, below. For education, careers and training advice, please 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:

Somers Town Youth Centre

Address: 134 Chalton Street, NW1 1RX
Tel: 020 7974 4957 / 4559 or 020 7974 8257
Email: joanne.peet@camden.gov.uk

Open: Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm by appointment or come along Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 6.30pm to 9pm – but please check before turning up.

Fresh Youth Academy @ Ingestre Road and Maitland Park Youth Project

Address: Ingestre Road Community Centre, Ingestre Road, NW5 1UX
Tel: 020 7974 2079 / 1534
Email: mukith.miah@camden.gov.uk or aaron.pownall@camden.gov.uk

Open: Monday to Friday, 11am to 5pm by appointment or come along Monday to Thursday, 6pm to 9pm – but please check before turning up.

Netherwood Youth and Family Hub

Address: 5 Netherwood Street, NW6 2QU
Tel: 020 7974 5003
Email: vanessa.simon@camden.gov.uk

Open: We are open to young people and families Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm, by appointment. Youth club sessions run Monday to Thursday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm and Friday, 4.30pm 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 youthearlyhelp@camden.gov.uk.

Summer Holiday Activities and Food Programme

The Camden Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Summer Programme, which will run from 25 July to 30 August 2024, 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.

Camden Summer University 2024

Camden Summer University means you can stay safe, have fun, learn something new, make new friends and have something to show when applying for university, apprenticeships or work. It’s free to enrol if you're 13 to 19 and either live in Camden, go to a local state school or attend a council-run youth centre. The programme runs from Thursday 25 July to Friday 23 August 2024. Check the website from 5 June onwards to view courses - bookings open on 17 June.

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 neil.monaghan@camden.gov.uk or call 020 7974 2392. You can also follow @1avalonproject on Instagram.

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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 has teamed up with Somers Town Community Association to deliver YPFI activities from STCA's community centre on Ossulston Street, near King’s Cross. YPFI runs 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, arts and play projects

There are lots of other youth clubs, play schemes, arts activities and sports in Camden run by community organisations and charities for children and young people of all ages.

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.

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