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Old 02-14-2007, 06:02 PM
 
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Just wondering what kind of activities are out there for tweens and teens? We're moving to union county and just want an idea of what kids do?

My kids go to a private school here in Maryland and they have a lot of activities for the kids to be involved in? Parties are mixers and are generally from 7-9 for middle school and later for the upper school. Are there bowling alleys, skating rinks, go cart tracks, Teen dance clubs, or other social places where kids can meet.

I want my sons to be able to interact with others their own age. What's out there Charlotte.
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:52 PM
 
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Just wondering what kind of activities are out there for tweens and teens? We're moving to union county and just want an idea of what kids do?

My kids go to a private school here in Maryland and they have a lot of activities for the kids to be involved in? Parties are mixers and are generally from 7-9 for middle school and later for the upper school. Are there bowling alleys, skating rinks, go cart tracks, Teen dance clubs, or other social places where kids can meet.

I want my sons to be able to interact with others their own age. What's out there Charlotte.
Well, during the school year several YMCA's have what they call "Middle School Madness" every other Saturday night or so. They open the Y up just to those kids (with tons of chaperones and staff) and have a big dance. They also open up the gym for games of 3 on 3 basketball and have a room with arcade games. About 300 kids have a great time from 7-10 meeting their friends or making new ones. On the nights the Y isn't having Middle School Madness, the JCC (Jewish Community Center) will sometimes have what they call "Jamming at the J" - same sort of thing and all are welcome to attend. I would call both places for more info. There is a popular skating rink on hwy 74 near Indian Trail going toward Monroe. There is The Ice House for ice skating near Carolina Place Mall in Pineville. Sleepovers are big here, especially in that age group. In the summer most of those kids congregate at their neighborhood pool, since they are old enough to go without Mom or Dad and "hang out" until they mosey over to one or the others houses to check out the snacks. We moved into our current neighborhood when my son was a 6th grader. He quit going to the pool after his 9th grade summer, but boy, those were the days I loved seeing him get out, find his friends and then come and go as the wind seemed to carry him all day long. But I digress LOL...Hope this helps a bit.
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