Stan Bassett Youth Center

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. All daily activities are FREE!!!

All youth must be registered to attend, registration is FREE and easy! Create an account or log in to sign up a FREE Youth Center Yearly Membership. Registration for a number of Ellensburg Parks and Recreation activities including Youth and Adult Sports, Aquatic programs, and special events is now online!

Classes and activities include:
  • Nutrition / Cooking Classes
  • Boys Group - Fun-filled bonding activities
  • Girls Group - Fun-filled bonding activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Games and Activities
  • Table Games: Pool, Fooseball, Air Hockey
  • Nintendo Wii: Dance, Dance Revolution (DDR), Mario Kart, Smash Brothers Brawl

Trips and Tours

The Youth Center offers a wide range of summer Trips and Tours to area attractions for youth entering 3rd through 8th grade. Trips and tours 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.

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. Additional amenity details and facility pictures are available: Youth Center Amenities.

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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
    3:00 to 7:00 PM

    Early School Release Hours
    1:00 to 7:00 PM

    Summer & School Closure Hours
    Noon to 5:00 PM