UPDATE: The Cave will be closed for the Summer due to COVID19. There are no predicted dates for re-opening at this time. Please check back for updates.
The Cave is a social and recreation center serving young people within the community. It is free to attend and two chaperone's are on duty.
The Cave offers a variety of beverages, snacks and food all free of charge for the youth who stop by. The Cave also has a variety of recreational games, activities and arts & crafts such as: board games, basketball, a pool table, Wii Games, Xbox Games, age appropriate movies, origami, friendship bracelet making, painting and much more!
High School (Grades 9-12)-
Every Friday 7-10pm
Middle School (Grades 6-8)-
Every Saturday 5-8pm
There is no need to register or sign up. Youth just stop by, sign in and have fun!
For Middle School Youth, if parents want to sign their child in and leave a phone number as a contact you may do so.
Please note: Our chaperones are there to monitor interaction while being at The Cave, but if the attendee chooses to leave The Cave our chaperones will not stop them. They can give the parent a call to notify the attendee they have left, if a number is left behind.
Middle School Youth will also be provided with a free dinner (example: pizza or sandwich supplies on site), and orders will be taken between 5:30-5:45pm.
Dates The Cave will be closed:
April: Friday April 10 and Saturday April 11
July: Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4
November: Friday November 27 and Saturday November 28
December: Friday December 25 and Saturday December 26
January (2021): Friday January 1 and Saturday January 2
The Cave is located behind the Collinsville Congregational Church (7 South Street, Collinsville, CT 06022) and you enter through the middle red door.
The Cave is sponsored by the Canton Youth Services Bureau.
Once a month The Cave offers a special event or activity. To view a schedule for special events, sign up on the Parks and Recreation e-mail blast list, or check Facebook and Instagram (@cysbct for both).
Below is the following dates and times the Youth Center is open:
Special Event Schedule:
March: Teens- Friday March 20th, 7-10pm | Middle School- Saturday March 21st, 5-8pm
First Day of Spring Festivities! The Cave will have fresh garden soil, seed and plant holders for participants to make their own potted plant to take home! The Cave will also have picnic style foods for both teen night and middle school evening.
April: Teens- Friday April 3rd, 7-10pm | Middle School- Saturday April 4th, 5-8pm
Easter Activities will be held at the Cave. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for participants and whoever can find the golden egg wins a gift card prize! Youth will also be able to make their own Easter basket or wooden box to take home. The Cave will have supplies for participants to also “stuff” their Easter basket with goodies (candy, novelties, etc.). One basket per person limit.
May: Teens- Friday May 1st, 7-10pm | Middle School- Saturday May 2nd, 5-8pm
The Cave will have supplies for youth to make cards for Mother’s Day, along with assorted flowers for youth to make their own flower arrangements. There will also be additional supplies for youth to make their loved ones gifts, and wrapping supplies on site! The Cave will also have meals on site for youth while they craft.
June: Teens- Friday June 19th, 7-10pm | Middle School- Saturday June 20th, 5-8pm
For Father’s Day, The Cave will have supplies on site for youth to make Father’s Day Cards and gifts from craft assortments to take home. Along with Father’s Day supplies available, The Cave will be having a First Day of Summer Activities going on as well, such as age-appropriate scavenger hunts, water balloons and more!
July: Teens- Friday July 10th, 7-10pm | Middle School- Saturday July 11th, 5-8pm
Make your own Ice-cream Sundae! The Cave will have a variety of ice-cream flavors and toppings where youth who attend can make and enjoy their own ice-cream sundae.
August: Teens- Friday August 14th, 7-10pm | Middle School- Saturday August 15th, 5-8pm
End the summer of right by stopping by the Cave for our free food, games and activities! We will have supplies to make S’mores (even if we have to be indoors due to weather), summer games and activities to compete for prizes!