We provide a healthy, substance free, supervised environment for teenagers offering programs which develop social skills, personal growth and responsibility in a fun and supportive atmosphere.



Monday-Friday (following SLCSD calendar)

Middle School - 2:30 - 4:30 pm

                          High School - 2:30 - 6:00 pm                            

NEW SLYC MEMBERS:  Youth must sign our Saranac Lake Youth Center contract (code of conduct, center rules, contact info) upon arrival to the Center for the first time.

Please remember that if the school dismisses early or cancels school due to weather, the Youth Center will be closed as well! Please "like" our Facebook page or  follow us on our Instagram page to get notifications on Center closures. 

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Due to the NYS on PAUSE Executive Order, the Saranac Lake Youth Center will be CLOSED until the schools re-open or the restrictions are lifted, whichever is sooner.

The current health crisis from the COVID-19 pandemic is a  very scary situation for everyone, but especially our youth who may not understand the enormity of the situation.  The CDC gives the following recommendations on how to best support your child.

Ways to support your child

  • Talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.

  • Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.

  • Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.

  • Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.

  • Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.  (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html)

If you or your child needs assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to Aleacia at saranaclakeyouth@gmail.com or leave a message via the center's Facebook or Instagram pages.  You can also leave a message at 518-891-5846 but please be aware that the phone isn't being checked regularly.

We miss our SLYC youth but we want everyone to be safe!  Hopefully we will be open again soon. In the meantime we are planning fun activities for summer and looking forward to being reunited with all of you!


Be well everyone!



Aleacia Landon, Director

Saranac Lake Youth Center


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We are always looking for people who are willing to share their time and talents with the youth.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact SLYC Director, Aleacia Landon at 518-891-5846.

NOTE: You must have a background check completed prior to working with the youth in our center.

23rd Annual Olga Memorial Footrace!

The Olga Memorial Footrace has become a traditional Saranac Lake summer event.  For the past 22 years it has continued to support multiple community causes, including the Riverwalk, Girl Scouts and the Skatepark. This year we are very pleased to continue the partnership between the Rotary Club of Saranac Lake and the Saranac Lake Youth Center. Our goal is to raise $10,000. The proceeds will benefit our local youth through increased programming at the Youth Center and enhance the Rotary’s literacy program that puts a book in the hands of every child in the elementary school!

The course is mostly flat, circling Moody Pond and passing by Lake Flower.  The 10K is a two loop course and is a true 10k distance. Race results, raffle and awards ceremony will immediately follow the last finisher.

For more information call Aleacia at 518-891-5846 or email at saranaclakeyouth@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/OlgaMemorialFootrace.  This year we will have online registrations on the Rotary's website at www.saranaclakerotary.org.  This should be active in the beginning of July.

We hope to see you there!

© 2020 by Saranac Lake Youth Center

Last Updated: 4/13/20

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    29 Woodruff St.

    PO Box 1003

    Saranac Lake, NY 12983


    Saranac Lake Youth Center staff are available during open hours.


    2:30 - 6:00 pm (subject to change during summer months)




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    Saranac Lake Youth Center is a partner agency of United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc.

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