The Base is a large, purpose-built youth centre which offers a wide range of activities including sports, recreation, education and personal development. The Base has on average 300 members attending each week, ranging from school age Year 3 to Year 11.
We initially began as a chill out space with computers for teens, but we have adapted to the rise of social media and technology by offering varied provisions catering to young people.
At the youth centre we focus on enhancing the wellbeing of people in the Hook area with exercise classes such as circuit training and teen yoga, as well as practical life skills with our babysitting course which includes first aid, and basic cooking classes for children and teenagers.
Our key aim is to support the local community through groups such as ‘Inclusion’, which teaches children who have been excluded from school essential life skills in a non-traditional classroom environment, as well as our unique intergenerational group which encourages young teens to interact more with older generations.
The centre is at the heart of Hook Village located above Hartletts Café, next door to Hook Community Centre and provides a wide and varied amount of activities for all ages:
CIRCUIT TRAINING, TEEN YOGA, OUTDOOR SPORTS (basketball, cricket, and football, hockey) POOL, AIR HOCKEY, FOOTBALL TABLE, TABLE TENNIS, COOKING, TUCK SHOP, COMPUTERS with free wi-fi, PS3, Wii, PS4, DISCUSSION FORUMS, MUSIC QUIZZES, BABYSITTING COURSE/FIRST AID, PHYSICAL & MENTAL CHALLENGES, TALENT EVENINGS, PAMPER EVENINGS, PARTY NIGHTS, FILM EVENINGS
BYC FUTURE: After a period of time of unloved years at the centre, with a new manager & management committee taking control of The Base Youth Centre in September 2015 we open every night entertaining young people.
Open to younger age groups on Monday & Tuesday evenings (7-13yrs), Wednesday evenings open to age 11-17yrs with 6 week rotational programmes e.g. base bakers, babysitting course, beauty evening, teen yoga. Thursday evening open to 12yrs-17yrs for circuits, encouraging fun exercise & wellbeing. Friday evenings D of E Hook hire our centre, with Saturday & Sunday’s being open for Base events or party hire. We also have regular organised events & outings such as Jump Factory, Roller Disco, Year 6 Leavers Bash, Halloween Party, Christmas Party.
Our future is bright and with big plans, you’ll continue to see The Base change in front of your eyes.