Youthapalooza – A Free Overnight Outing For Mid-Shore Region Teens

An overnight adventure for teens age 14 to 17 begins at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27 at the YMCA in Easton.

Youthapalooza is free and open to youths from Mid-Shore counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent Queen Anne’s and Talbot. Sponsored by Mid-Shore Mental Health Systems, a 501(c) 3, and numerous area businesses, the event offers youth the opportunity to participate in rock climbing, karaoke, basketball, swimming, video games and more.

The purpose of Youthapalooza is twofold: the event brings youths together to socialize, have fun and make friends while participating in the improvement of behavioral health programs specific to youths’ needs.

A D.J. will host the evening that also includes pizza, snacks, movies and door prizes. Youths must pre-register by April 15, 2012 to participate; space is limited to 125. Youthapalooza begins with registration at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27; doors are locked at 8:30 p.m. until 8 a.m. Saturday, April 28.

Only youths who have pre-registered and have signed parental permission slips may attend. Parents are not required to remain, but may do so as a volunteer.

Adult volunteers as well as YMCA staff will chaperone the event to ensure the safety of participants. Contact Michele Hall or Holly Ireland at 410-770-4801 to register by phone; registration forms and additional information is available online at