Friends of Zach Gordon Youth Center

Events, programs, and activities happening at Zach Gordon Youth Center This page comes to you from the Friends of Zach Gordon Youth Center board to support and promote all of the awesome things that happen at the Zach Gordon Youth Center.

Did you know you can...
rock climb, play basketball, play pool, weight lift, play ping pong and racquetball, watch movies, make crafts, and eat food....
all at the ZGYC? Well, now ya' do!

[12/30/16]   It's hard to believe 2016 is coming a close! Here in Alaska that means it's about time for many of us to file for our PFD's. We hope you will support Juneau's kids and Pick. Click. Give for Friends of Zach Gordon Youth Center! Funds raised support The Center's healthy food program, purchase needed clothing for kids, and help pay for our Jesuit Volunteers, among other things. Pick. Click. Give. for Friends of Zach Gordon Youth Center and start your year off right! Thank you so much for your support!


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Zach Gordon Youth Center

We have a NEW page! This a board run page. The Center and all its programming, now has a page that will be updated regularly and we hope you will follow it! You can get to it from the link below. THANK YOU!

ZGYC serves as a home away from home for youth. This page will share about our Young Parent Healthy Teen Center and the BAM After School Program too!

[08/20/15]   We want to wish all the students, teachers, parents, counselors, nurses, principles, assistant principles, support staff and volunteers the very best for a wonderful school year! We are grateful to each of you for all you do to share your magic at school all year long! We look forward to seeing you after school! Good luck!

[08/13/15]   Friends! We will be closed tomorrow Friday the 14th until Wednesday the 19th in order to complete our renovations. New floors are being installed and the kitchen is getting ready for use! Hope to see you out berry picking or otherwise enjoying the great outdoors of Juneau on this sunny weekend!


All of us at Zach Gordon are so thankful for these three amazing Jesuit Volunteers who gave their time and their heart to our communities kid's over the last year. Thank you Chris, Theresa and Rachel!


There is a fresh coat of paint and new flooring in the rock climbing area at the Zach Gordon. Come check it out and climb!

Due to kitchen renovation, current climbing hours are Monday through Friday between 12:00pm and 5:00pm.


A few shots from
Climbing Camp today! There are still a few spots left in next week's Summer Olympics Camp. Ages 8-13. 1-4:30 M-F. Give us a call if you're interested! 586.2635 07/07/2015

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Did you know adults can work out at Zach Gordon Youth Center? It's quite a deal and your dollars go to support the great work that happens here for kids! Check it out! The Zach Gordon Youth Center has a racquetball court, a climbing wall gym, and a weight room with free weights, universal machine, rowing machine, exercise bicycles, and separate showers for men and women.


Sneak peak at the new kitchen! We are getting excited and looking forward to cooking many amazing meals in here! Stay tuned for our grand opening...


Last week marked the first week of Summer Camps!! A limited amount of space remains in a few of the camps, so call or stop by if you and your child are still interested!

For a list of the camps, visit


The climbing team took advantage of the sun and headed outside to climb!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! Summer Camp registration begins Friday, May 1st. Space is limited, and demand is high.

For a list of the camps offered this summer visit

ZGYC Climbing Team 04/09/2015

2014 Winter Bouldering Competition

Rock climbing is one of the nation’s fastest growing sports, and the Zach Gordon Youth Center has just the thing to help get you started and climb to new heights. Team practices range from learning new techniques, bouldering, rope climbing, field trips to The Rock Dump Indoor Climbing Gym, and climbing outside.

Climbing team meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00pm


Mark your calendars!!! The 31st Zach Gordon Youth Center Easter Egg Hunt is happening on April 4th!! Register early and join in on the fun at Thunder Mountain High School. Egg Hunting starts at 10am!!


Tlingit Language & Arts Program at the Zach Gordon has started!! This session will be drums and songs. Looking forward to seeing and hearing the final outcome! Next lesson is Saturday, March 14 from 1-4pm.


A successful open mic night at the Zach Gordon! We are grateful to be surrounded by so many talented singers, poets, dancers, musicians, song writers, and story tellers. Thank you everyone that came, and especially those that participated and provided us with entertainment!


Tlingit Language and Arts program has been a huge success! Last scheduled class of the 4 week session is next Saturday, November 29 from 3-5pm.


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Friends of Zach Gordon Youth Center


Look at all this pie! Come join us for the annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Zach Gordon Youth Center next Tuesday at 5:00pm- there'll be pie, turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, stuffing, and all that good stuff.


Friends of Zach Gordon Youth Center




396 Whittier St
Juneau, AK

General information

Youth Hours School Year Monday - Thursday: After School- 9:00 PM Friday: After School- 10:00 PM Saturday:3 :00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday: Closed Summer Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday: Closed Adult Hours Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday: Closed
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