Weekly Events at Thataways


Thataways Afterschool Program (Runs AUgust-June)

2:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Full and Part Time available)
Ages: Elementary & Middle School Students
The Burlington Recreation and Parks Department offers a pick up and drop off Afterschool program at Thataways for the following school sites: Smith & River Mill Academy. This pick-up program is held on site from the end of the school day until 6:00 pm. Full-time and part-time participation is available. The program is also offered on certain teacher workdays, holidays, and snow days. Field trips, homework time, and arts and crafts are provided in a safe and fun recreational environment. Registration is currently being accepted for all BRPD After school programs. For more information about Afterschools offered throughout the City of Burlington, please call (336) 222-5030 or visit Youth Programs


Burlington Youth Council


2nd & 4th Mondays of each month
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages: Middle & High School students only!
Cost: Free
The Burlington Youth Council (BYC) is a community service organization that meets the needs of the Alamance/Burlington middle and high school students. The BYC is the backbone of Thataways, in which they offer suggestions of programs and activities that are held there. This active group of teens volunteer for various events and assists with local programs in the Alamance County area as well as offering activities for themselves. To become a member of BYC, students must be enrolled in a school in Alamance County and maintain satisfactory grades. Members must also attend BYC meetings and events on a regular basis. www.BurlingtonNC.gov/BYC

Teen to Teen Video & Theatre

7:00 pm - 8:30pm 
Ages: 13-19 
Cost: Free 
Teen to Teen Theatre explores difficult issues that affect adolescents through the creation and presentation of dramatic skits and workshops. Teens perform original a

nd scripted works including plays, musicals, and videos. Participants receive training in basic acting skills and character development, plus helpful information about community-based assistance and learning to make healthy life choices. Teen To Teen is designed to educate, empower and encourage our youth. Presentations can be provided to community, church, scout, youth and special interest groups by special arrangement. For more information, please call (336) 222-5134 or visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/teen2teen


Special Population’s Dances 

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
For All Ages (recommended for ages 16 & older) 
Cost: Free, small cost for games and concessions 
Dances are designed to offer persons with developmental disabilities an opportunity to dance and socialize. We'll also have billiards, foosball, and video arcade games, as well as four televisions for watching pleasure. Concessions are also available, so come out for a fun time and get to know others. 


Bingo Night for Special Populations

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All Ages
Admission: Free
We will be offering Bingo to any age person with developmental disabilities.  If your club or organization would like to help by donating prizes for Bingo night, please call (336) 222-5134. 


Country Line and Couples Dancing Classes

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
All Ages
Admission: $4 per person
Classes are offered to individuals of all ages interested in learning to dance from beginners to advanced. A variety of dances are offered from two-step to the newest country line dances. Instructors are on hand to teach the latest dances. 

SAturdays & sundays

Reserved for Burlington Recreation & Parks Events or rentals

For a listing of special upcoming events, please see our Upcoming Events.

 Disco Ball



Saturday, December 8 • 8:00-10:00 am

Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: $7 per person (includes biscuit, fruit, beverage, face paint, a holiday craft and the company of Santa). Pre-registration is REQUIRED, no walk-ins day of event. Space is limited. Register here.


Friday, January 11 • 6:30-9:00 pm
Ages: 3rd-5th Graders Only
Cost: $8 per child (includes dinner). A parent or guardian must register participants upon entry and sign out at pick-up. Pre registration is available but not required here.

Thataways Youth Center

(336) 222-5134