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Teen Center School Year Program: Tug of War

  • Date: 09/17/2019 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Today's Activity: Tug of War
Find a level, grassy area to play on.

  1. Make a line on the ground with flour or paint. This will be the center line. A wading pool can be used for added fun!
  2. Choose a non-player to be the judge. His job is to mark the rope, start the pull, determine a winner, and watch for players breaking the rules.
  3. Mark a long rope at the center with tape. If you make knots in the rope, be sure that they are at matching intervals from the center.
  4. Measure an equal distance from the center in each direction and tape the rope at those points.
  5. When this line crosses the line on the ground, the team on that end has lost.
  6. Make one more set of tape marks two feet further from the ones you just made. This is as far as each team is allowed to get to the center of the rope.
  7. Form two teams of at least six players each. The teams should have equal numbers of players.
  8. Line both teams up on their respective ends of the rope. Stagger each player so that one is to the right of the rope and the next is to the left.
  9. Have everyone pick up the rope and hold it tight, taking up the slack between the two teams. The judge can now line up the center tape over the line.
  10. When the judge decides the teams are ready, he yells, "Pull!" Each team pulls until one side's tape crosses the line.

2019 - 2020 Teen Center School Year Brochure Cover

School Year Program

The Teen Center School Year Program is a drop in, noncustodial program, open to all 6th through 8th graders (ages 11 to 14) living in Manhattan Beach, attending a Manhattan Beach school or whose parents work in Manhattan Beach. The Teen Center program schedule is concurrent with the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. We are open on most school holidays and in-service days. The teen center provides plenty of indoor and outdoor space to play and exercise and has a variety of exciting and engaging activities available each day. Daily options may include arts and crafts, basketball, volleyball, rock climbing wall, ping pong, billiards, foosball, Xbox Kinect, PlayStation 4, retro arcade games, Nintendo Wii U, movies and more! Resident fee includes fall, winter, ski week and spring breaks. Nonresidents must register separately for each vacation program.

Dates Day Time Location Phone Number Cost
August 21, 2019 through June 5, 2020 Monday through Thursday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Teen Center at Manhattan Heights Park Community Center
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 802-5426 Manhattan Beach Residents
for the entire 2019 to 2020 Teen Center School Year Program including Vacation Camps
Friday 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Teen Center Vacation Camps

FALL 2019 Winter 2020 SKI WEEK 2020 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
November 25, 2019 to November 27, 2019 December 23, 2019 to December 27, 2019, December 30, 2019 to December 31, 2019 and January 2, 2020 to January 3, 2020 February 17, 2020 to February 21, 2020 April 6, 2020 to April 10, 2020 TBA


  • Online Registration - Starting at 6:00 AM
  • Mail-in
    City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department
    ATTN: Registration
    1400 Highland Avenue
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
  • Walk-in
    City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department
    1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM


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