Thataways Youth Center

thataways small_thumb.jpg1331 Overbrook Rd.
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 222-5134 | Email

Thataways Youth Center is part of Burlington City Park. The facility is home to the Burlington Youth Council and the Teen To Teen Video and Theatre program, offering something to every age. Thataways is also used as a site for afterschool care and summer day camps.

Rentals are commonly attracted to Thataways. It serves as a great place for family reunions, baby showers, birthdays, or any event that you can think of. Thataways can add music to any occasion or event from a library of songs. The facility houses a pool table, foosball table, air hockey, and multiple arcade games to keep you occupied. You can view our calendar of availability here.

What's Happening at Thataways:

2022 Fall Events at Thataways

BYC Pet Supply Drive

Date: October 17-December 2nd
Drop off times: 9am-6pm
BYC is collecting pet supply products including things like peanut butter, pet food, pet treats, leaches, collars, and more (a full list of donatable items can be found here) for Burlington Animal Services. Items can be dropped off at Thataways, with a BYC member, or at a local host box set up by members. 

Winter 2022 Generation Chats

Date: November 28th and January 1st
Time: 6-7 pm
Ages: Middle/High School Students and Active Adults
Cost: Free
Active adults and middle/high school students can talk about different topics such as the value of a dollar, jobs, and other life events. This Zoom Call will be an opportunity for seniors in the Burlington area to chat with local Burlington Youth Council members. Members will share ideas for community service projects and chat with seniors about other topics. Register here. 

Breakfast with Santa

Date: December 10th
Time: 8:00-10:00 am
Ages: All ages
Cost: $10
Enjoy this Christmas tradition of eating breakfast with Santa. Event includes a breakfast biscuit, breakfast beverage, fruit, craft, face painting and an opportunity to take pictures with Santa. No walk-ins day of event. Register here. 

Rec Night

Date: December 16th
Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
Cost: $3 per child (includes 2 slices of pizza, chips, and a drink)
BYC members are choosing to give back! By offering this low-cost program parents can enjoy an evening to themselves while also knowing the cost of admission will contribute to a local charity. Members plan to engage children in games, crafts, a short film, and a just dance party! Register here.

Activity Books

Date: Now until March 31st
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Paper activity books created by the BYC mailed right to every registered person's house! Books include activities such as word searches, crosswords, mazes, coloring sheets, recipes and more. As a special bonus, each member of the BYC incorporates something original into the book like a letter, poem, or piece of art. Register here.