Newburyport Youth Services (known as NYS) provides a combination of recreation and social services to children and families in Newburyport. Please explore our pages for programs, activities and opportunities.

Our Mission

The mission of Newburyport Youth Services is to create quality programming and events for our city’s youth in safe and supportive environments that encourage growth, self exploration and empowerment. The department also acts as an advocate for the youth, so that their ideas, concerns and needs are heard and addressed by the community of Newburyport.



12/15/2014: The NBPT Rec Center will be closed for winter break from Noon on Wed, Dec 24th and reopening on Mon, Jan 5th at 9am. Questions can be emailed to youthservices@cityofnewburyport.com. Online registration will continue to stay open!

February Vacation programs are filling up so we encourage early registration. There is something for everyone ages 4-18!

Information on the Drop-In Center is here. Please download the flyer and registration packet on the Drop-In Center page.