Stan Bassett Youth Center

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After School Daily Activities

The Stan Basset Youth Center (SBYC) free-flowing activity philosophy promotes the growth of youth through a wide range of group and individual educational, recreational, technological, and cultural activities.

The Ellensburg Youth Center will be open for an After School program Monday through Friday, from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Youth in 3rd to 8th grade will receive homework help and also participate in fun filled arts and crafts activities, STEM activities, active games and more!

All youth are required to be registered prior to attending the Youth Center.

Register Online

Summer Activities 

Daily Drop-In
Youth entering 3rd to 8th grade will participate in fun filled arts and crafts activities, STEM activities, active games and more. Summer Drop-In Programs will be held Monday through Thursday afternoons, with activities from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm! There are no "re-entry" privileges; youth exiting the program for the day will not be readmitted.

Summer Trips
The Stan Bassett Youth Center (SBYC) offers a wide variety of summer trips to area attractions and events including, the Point Defiance Zoo, beach days, Woodland Park Zoo day, hikes/nature walks, and many more. Summer trips provide youth with an opportunity to bond with other youth, and to visit a wide range of attractions which they may otherwise be unable to visit.

Trips open for registration on May 16, 2022, register online  or in person at the Stan Bassett Youth Center between noon and 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  

Staff and Volunteers

Youth are supervised and instructed by a well trained staff and countless talented, dedicated, passionate volunteers. Parents and community members are always welcome to visit the center and/or volunteer.

Virtual Learning Resources

The Youth Center has compiled a list of Virtual Learning Resources to help engage youth in learning at home. Subjects include Reading, Math, Science, Music, Foreign Language, Nutrition, Physical Education Virtual Learning Resources

    Facility Information

    The Youth Center is comprised of a large games room, lounge area, and computer lab.

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    David Hurn
    Youth Programs Coordinator
    406 E. Capitol
    Ellensburg, WA 98926

    P. (509) 925-8604


    Open Monday through Friday
    School Year Hours
    2:00 to 6:00 PM

    Early School Release Hours
    12:30 to 6:00 PM

    Summer & School Closure Hours
    Noon to 5:00 PM