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2023 Summer Events

We had a busy summer! Take a look at all the events and activities we provided for local youth.

Stay tuned for our 2024 programs.

June 2023

6/2 – 8th Grade Graduation Party
6 – 10pm
200 Litton Dr, GV – Backyard
Calling all Nevada County 8th Grade Graduates! We are celebrating your promotion to high school with a party!
We will have free pizza, popcorn, and Lazy Dog ice cream.
There will be a Game Zone with Xtreme Nerf Wars (obstacle course), Gaga Ball, 9 Square, Cornhole, Ping Pong, Foosball, and a Ball Pit.
There will also be a Chill Zone with Art Projects, Board Games, DND, and a movie.
At 8:30pm we will start a DJ Dance Party!

6/8 – Community Event: Thursday Night Market
6 – 9pm
E. Daniel’s Park (Next to Sourdough and Co.)
Teen section featuring live music, games, activities, contests, and more. Stop by our booth to learn more about the NEO expansion coming this Fall!

6/15 – Community Event: Thursday Night Market
6 – 9pm
E. Daniel’s Park (Next to Sourdough and Co.)
Teen section featuring live music, games, activities, contests, and more. Stop by our booth to learn more about the NEO expansion coming this Fall!

6/16 – Board Game Night
6:30 – 8:30pm
Ages 11-18
200 Litton Dr, GV – Backyard
Join us in the backyard for a chill night of playing board games. We have a wide selection to choose from, or you can bring your own!

6/22 – Community Event: Thursday Night Market
6 – 9pm
E. Daniel’s Park (Next to Sourdough and Co.)
Teen section featuring live music, games, activities, contests, and more. Stop by our booth to learn more about the NEO expansion coming this Fall!

6/23 – Rainbow Social
6:30 – 8:30pm
Ages 11-25
200 Litton Dr, GV – Backyard
Rainbow Social is a hangout for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults ages 11-25. Text RAINBOW to 530-270-0207 to join our group text!

July 2023

7/4 – Community Event: 4th of July Parade
10am – 12pm
Look for us in the 4th of July Parade in downtown Grass Valley. The Parade starts at 10am. Get there early to grab a seat!

7/7 – Outdoor Movie Night
8 – 10:30pm
Ages 11-18
200 Litton Dr, GV – Backyard
Come watch a movie with us in our backyard and help yourself to some free candy and popcorn!

7/14 – Karaoke Night
6:30 – 8:30pm
Ages 11-18
200 Litton Dr, GV – 3rd Floor
Join us in the big room for a Karaoke party!

7/21 – Night Hike and Games
8 – 10pm
Ages 11-18
200 Litton Dr, GV – Backyard
Need a break from the sunshine? Take a lovely night hike with us! Afterwards we will play board games in our backyard.

7/28 – Video Game Tournament
6 – 8:30pm
Ages 11-18
200 Litton Dr, GV – 3rd Floor
We will be hosting a Super Smash Bros Tournament in the big room! Come compete for the grand prize: a Visa Gift Card!

August 2023

8/9 – Community Event: Nevada County Fair
10am – 10pm
Nevada County Fair Grounds, near gate 3
Visit the famous ball pit in the NEO lounge! We have free water, snacks, a charging station, games, activities, and lots of comfy seating! We will also have live music every evening.

8/10 – Community Event: Nevada County Fair
10am – 10pm
Nevada County Fair Grounds, near gate 3
Visit the famous ball pit in the NEO lounge! We have free water, snacks, a charging station, games, activities, and lots of comfy seating! We will also have live music every evening.

8/11 – Community Event: Nevada County Fair
10am – 10pm
Nevada County Fair Grounds, near gate 3
Visit the famous ball pit in the NEO lounge! We have free water, snacks, a charging station, games, activities, and lots of comfy seating! We will also have live music every evening.

8/12 – Community Event: Nevada County Fair
10am – 10pm
Nevada County Fair Grounds, near gate 3
Visit the famous ball pit in the NEO lounge! We have free water, snacks, a charging station, games, activities, and lots of comfy seating! We will also have live music every evening.

8/13 – Community Event: Nevada County Fair
10am – 10pm
Nevada County Fair Grounds, near gate 3
Visit the famous ball pit in the NEO lounge! We have free water, snacks, a charging station, games, activities, and lots of comfy seating! We will also have live music every evening.


The GREAT Camp 2023

The summer camp, in partnership with the Grass Valley Police Department, serves sixth- through eighth-grade students and helps them develop leadership skills. Fun activities, field trips and team building are all part of the camp that aims to develop relationships and improve communication, decision-making, empathy and anger management skills.

The camp in 2023 was for incoming sixth-grade students and was held June 26-30, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Silver Springs School.


Youth Hub Summer Camp 2023

The Youth Hub Summer Day Camp is a fun and educational camp for youth that will be offered as week-long sessions for five consecutive weeks this summer. Participants can choose to attend as many weeks they would like.

When: Weekdays from June 26 to July 28 (Closed July 4 & 5)

Time: 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where:  Deer Creek Elementary School in Nevada City

Ages: The camp is open to incoming transitional kindergarteners to 8th-grade students

Fees & Scholarships: The camp is available for all families, regardless of their household income. For low-income families camp may be available at no cost. The most any family would pay is $200 a week per child. Payments can be made online, or by check or cash. We also accept SNCS. Click here to determine what percentage of the camp fee you pay based on your income.

Meals & Snacks: Participants will receive breakfast and lunch, and a morning and afternoon snack.

Weekly themed activities: The five-week day camp will offer a range of age-appropriate activities on numerous subjects, including art, reading, writing, math, science and technology.

What better way to start the summer than by enjoying time outside and focusing on ways we can make our home a little bit better? This week campers will get to know each other and camp routines, including ways we can all be a little green by picking up our trash, not wasting materials, and unplugging. We’ll build shelters out of things we find in nature, create art from recycled materials, and learn what else we can do to take care of our planet.

Every day this week is a new theme, and every day it’s a surprise!

Christmas in July? Yep! During this week we will celebrate some of our favorite holidays (Halloween anyone?) and also celebrate a few holidays from around the world that aren’t familiar to us.  

For 3rd graders and above, this week also marks our first week of Quest Camp, where students play, connect and create through problem-based learning, social-emotional learning, art and writing, and game play.

During this immersive week, campers will participate in screen-free live-action versions of their favorite video games.  

For 3rd graders and above, our second week of Quest Camp, where students play, connect and create through problem-based learning, social-emotional learning, art and writing, and game play. 

Come explore the galaxy with us during our final week together! This week we’ll immerse ourselves in all things space. We’ll launch rockets, learn about space debris and maybe even create our own aliens! While we dream about space, we’ll also look back on all the fun we’ve had and dream about next summer.  

For 3rd graders and above, our final week of Quest Camp,  where students play, connect and create through problem-based learning, social-emotional learning, art and writing, and game play.

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