Teen Center

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To support local youth by providing them with a safe, supervised and social environment which promotes skills for a healthy lifestyle. The Teen Center has a "drop in" atmosphere that allows kids to attend when they want and freely choose their activities.


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Our Gurnee Teen Center's school year drop in program will begin on August 25th, 2021 and will run until June 14th, 2022 with a flat fee of $25.00.
Monday-Thursday: 2:00pm-8:00pm.
Friday: 2:00pm-6:00pm.

Our Teen Center Offers...


We offer sports equipment for the teen members to use such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, dodgeball, fishing equipment... etc. We also offer indoor games such as pool tables, air hockey tables, board games, various video gaming systems and computers for members to use.


We run many clubs for teen members to participate in such as cooking club, book club, science club, girl's group, guys group, D.N.A, arts and crafts club... etc.

Computer Labs

We are equipped with numerous computers for teen members to use for homework, games or internet browsing. We also offer a quiet homework room for teen members to use and homework help from staff members.

Summer Programs

We run a Summer program every year for teen members to participate in. Our Summer program includes games, activities, trips and events. Some trips we have gone on in the past are Action Territory, Raging Waves Waterpark, camping, Cubs baseball games, fishing at various Lake County forest preserves... and many more. New trips and activities are added every year.


We put on new events for teen members and/or community members. Some events we have participated in or hosted in the past are a Haunted Carnival, Teen Center/Park District Summer Games, Township Olympics, Pizza Movie Nights, Open Mic Nights, Wednesday Night Duels... and much more.

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  1. Gurnee Teen Center

    Physical Address
    17801 W. Washington St.
    Gurnee, IL 60031

    Phone: 847-244-1101, ext. *459

    School-Year Hours

    Monday through Thursday

    Summer Hours

    Monday through Friday

  2. Joe Doyle

    Gurnee Teen Center Director
    Email Joe Doyle
    Phone: 847-244-1101, ext. *451

  3. Alexi Ragans-Stauffer

    Assistant Teen Center Director
    Email Alexi Ragans-Stauffer
    Phone: 847-244-1101, ext. *452Facebook Logo Link to Gurnee Teen Center FacebookGurnee Teen Center Instagram

    The Teen Center is a safe space regarding gender expression sexual orientation and gender identity