Youth Move

Youth Move is for anyone between the ages of 10 to 18 looking for ways to get involved in their community, make some new friends and try different activities. Youth Move has drop-in sites, registered special events, and registered virtual programming.

Follow us on Facebook (CityofThunderBayYouth) and Instagram (@youthmovetbay) for our most recent updates and daily activities! 

Drop in Sites

Youth Move drop in sites are year-round spaces where youth are free to stop by.  Check out the drop-down menu to see what we're up to! 

Kinsmen Youth Centre

Outdoor Drop In Now Open! Come hang out with us. Sports, games, crafts, snacks BBQ's & more! 

Location: 609 James St. N


Mon - Fri: 3pm-7pm (new activities each day!)

Sat: 1pm-4pm (Community service opportunities)


Staff and participants must wear a mask where phyiscal distancing is not possible. Active screening will be mandatory and hand washing/sanitizing will be mandatory prior to entering our centre. Please complete the screening prior to drop off:


Please e-mail or call 807-631-5014 with any questions. 

Special Events

Youth Move has a variety of events for youth to check out throughout the year. To register for any of our special events please visit our new, easy-to-use online registration option through PerfectMind! Registrations can also still be taken by phone at 625-8463 (hotline). To ensure everyone's safety during Covid-19 we have put several protocols in place for our special events including screening, social distancing, sanitization and more. For more information, email us at:

 Summer 2021 Special Events 

Kick off summer in full bloom with our Kinsmen Garden Project and end with a bang at our End of Summer Party! From beginning to end, we’ll help you make it a summer to remember! Join us at our registered special events! For more information about these events including full descriptions, please visit our online registration portal. *Note: all events are pending Covid-19 restrictions. 




Time & Location


The Kinsmen Garden Project


Sat. July 3rd

12pm @ Kinsmen


Sailing with Sail Superior

Wed. July 7th

2pm @ Baggage Building at Marina


Suspension Bridge Adventure

Wed. July 21st

12pm @ Eagle Canyon


Picnic & Wilderness Exploration Hike

Sat. July 31st

12pm @ Centennial Park


Survival Camp @ Chippewa

Sat. Aug. 7th

4pm @ Chippewa Campground

FREE, dinner included

Nailed It: Sweet Treat Decorating Competition

Wed. Aug. 11th

6pm @ Kinsmen


Bonfire Night

Fri. Aug. 13th 

7:30pm @ Kinsmen


Title TBD by YOU: Summer Theatre Production**

Tues. July 27th

Tues. Aug 3

Tues. Aug 10th

Tues. Aug. 17 &

Fri. Aug. 20th

Tuesdays 6pm-7:30pm @ Kinsmen 

Final play at 6pm on Fri. Aug. 20th on Zoom. 


ILYSM Summer: End of Summer Party

Sat. Aug. 28th

12pm @ Kinsmen


Virtual Programs

To best engage and reach youth in Thunder Bay, we started running virtual recreational programming! From art to baking to exploring new hobbies - there is something for everyone! All events are free. This summer we have teamed up with the Youth Inclusion Program to run events together for ages 10-24. To register for virtual events this summer please see our online registration portal. 

 July Virtual Events
  • Friday July 16th @ 1:00pm: DIY Wind Chimes (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Friday July 23rd @ 1:00pm: Beach Party (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Friday July 30th @ 1:00pm: Spa Day (Kits and Live Zoom)
 August Virtual Events
  • Friday August 6th @ 1:00pm: Cooking Essentials: Learn the Basic Techniques (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thursday August 13th @ 1:00pm: Make your own Safety Pin Bracelet (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Friday August 20th @1:00pm: Homemade mini donuts and mini corn dogs (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Friday August 27th @ 1:00pm: Cruella Deville Movie Party (Kits and Live Zoom)

Things to know

Youth Move is nut safe – any food sent from home must be nut safe.

Youth may sign out at any time.

Participant Information Forms are required for all youth and can be found at any of the Drop In sites or Special Events.

If your child has a disability, we welcome them to come with a PSW or support may be provided through Junior Inclusion Services.

Contact us

Phone: 625-2344


Program Coordinator:

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