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 10 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 (Late August - May) 
 Monday - Thursday3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
 Friday3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 Saturday1:00 - 9:00 p.m.

 2023 Summer Hours (June- Early August) 
 Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
 Friday - Saturday 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Melgaard Park Skate Park Renovation Project: to donate to the Melgaard Skate Park Renovation Project click here