What is the YAPAtorium?

The YAPAtorium is a free, drop-in youth center located at the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center - (ARCC) in downtown Aberdeen. Our facility is open and available to youth, ages 11 to 17, Monday through Saturday. If you are interested in our program, stop by our front desk with a guarding and fill out a membership form. It’s that simple! Once members are enrolled, they will be permitted one free entry a day and will have access to a large variety of activities, programs, and services that the center provides free of charge.

The YAPAtorium has been a strong proponent of creating youth lead activities and supporter of a substance-free lifestyle in the Aberdeen area since 2005. We encourage youth take ownership of their public spaces and be a positive influence within their community. Join us and help us bring the events you’d like to have to Aberdeen.

Hours of Operation

 School Year Hours (September - May)  
 Monday - Thursday 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
 Friday 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 Saturday 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 Sunday Closed

 2021 Summer Hours (June-August)  
 Monday - Thursday  1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 Friday - Saturday  1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 Sunday Closed

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