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Looking for teen programming in Arlington? You've found it! Scroll through the categories below to explore a wide range of activities for middle and high schoolers.

Late-Night Programs

Late Night at the Mill - Summer Series
Try out sports and esports, show off your best art project, play board games, and more on select Saturdays from 7-10 p.m.  

Teen Takeovers
Teen Takeover happens at various community centers once a month from 7-10 p.m.

Teen Sports Nights (high school only)
These include Kick'n it Late Night at the Gunston Tent, Ballin' at the Mill Late Night, and Friday Night Sports.  

Sports, Open Gym & Fitness

Ballin' at the Mill Late Night (high school only)
Drop in basketball at Arlington Mill Community Center every Friday from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. 

Kick'n it Late Night at the Gunston Tent (high school only)
Drop in soccer at the Gunston Tent every Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.

Learn what it takes to participate in esports and learn the skills associated with them. Returning in Fall 2024.

Friday Night Sports
Enjoy a wide variety of sports activities, including basketball, badminton, dodgeball, volleyball, as well as esports each and every Friday. Returning in Fall 2024.

Open Gym
Drop in and shoot some hoops. 

Teen Fitness Memberships
$10 fitness memberships for ages 13-17. 

After-School Programs

Arlington Mill Drop In Summer Teen Program
Come fill your afternoon with a variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, board games, ping pong/pool tables and more. Monday through Friday from 12:30-6 p.m.

After-School Programs at Gunston and TJ
Make new friends, develop skills, and have some fun at our center-based teen programs through music, dance, games, cooking, art, sport games, and activities chosen by teen participants. Returning in Fall 2024.

DJ & Music Production

DJ Classes 
This self-paced class teaches the fundamentals of DJ'ing.   

Music Production Classes
Learn the basic skills needed to create your own beats using a computer.

Internships, Jobs, Volunteering & Skill-Building

T.E.A.M. Training
Fun is serious business and this program will teach your teen how to run it! We will teach aspects of operating a small amusement rental business.  

Join a unique opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Join the Park Corps
Work alongside Arlington’s natural resource professionals in forestry, wildlife management, education, habitat restoration and more. Applications closed for Summer 2024.

National Youth Congress Internship
Youth Congress is an organization that allows teenagers to experience and gain independence and leadership through paid internships. Applications closed for Summer 2024.

Teen Trips

Saturday Trip Series
The Teen Trip Series takes teens on fun and educational excursions in the DMV area on select Saturdays throughout the summer.

School Days Out
Enjoy a variety of activities and trips during APS days off.

Teen Arts Programs

Engage your creativity by enrolling in one of our teen art classes. Click here and scroll to see the art offerings for teens.

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Office For Youth, Teen and Family General Inquiries
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