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The Shipman Youth Center is a not-for-profit community organization providing support to children and youth ages 10-18. The center was inspired by Thomas Shipman, a designated Lake Placid youth police officer who died unexpectedly in 1995 and built with community donations of money, materials and labor. For the last 7 years SYC has provided services to hundreds of children. Programs include home work time and assistance, community services, recreational services, weekly family style dinners, dances, and guest speakers. SYC provides a supervised safe and exciting environment where local children can grow and develop as individuals.    

Hours of Operation

During School Session

Monday (2:00pm-6:00pm)

Tuesday - Friday (2:00pm-8:00pm)

Saturday & Sunday (Closed)


Summer Break


Monday - Friday (1:00pm-7:00pm)

Saturday & Sunday (Closed)



 For more information contact Jason Hooker, Director, at 523-8786 or visit

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