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New to the Armory Youth Project?

If you are new to the Armory, please complete the new student registration at the link below.  If you have already registered, just find your favorite programs below and sign up! 

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2023 Youth Fall/Winter Programs

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Teaching life skills and the importance of serving others by giving back to the community. 

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Emotional & Social – Mentoring to help build confidence, strong self awareness and respect for oneself and others.

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Promoting a healthy body and mind while demonstrating the importance of working in teams.

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Partnering with Young Life to encourage our youth in their Christian Spiritual development.

Maker's Market Gift Giving Workshop

Monday, December 4th, and Tuesday, December 5th, from 3:15-5:00 pm each day​.

Create crafted gifts and wrappings to give to family and friends over the holiday season!


This is a two day workshop with Jill. 

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Maker's Market Gingerbread House Workshop

Monday, December 18th, 2023 from 3:15-5:00 pm

Create an all edible gingerbread house and a holiday tea. A wonderful opportunity to celebrate the holiday season!

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Gingerbread House Workshop

Songwriting Workshop

Tuesday, November 21st

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Join Seth from Title Track for our Collaborative Songwriting Workshop! No previous experience is necessary. A new song is produced every time!


This creative empowerment process builds community and provides individuals with valuable tools, experience, and confidence to bring into future creative projects.

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Upcycle Art Challenge

Upcycle Art Challenge

Happening the week of

November 27-30th

Beginning November 27-30th, students in grades 6-12 can participate in the Armory's Upcycle Art Challenge in partnership with the Spirit of the Woods Garden Club.


This art challenge is part of a statewide and national contest making sculptures with an environmental theme out of recycled materials. 

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Open Art Room

Wednesdays 3:30-5:00pm

You don't have to be an artist to be creative, you just have to have an open mind and allow the natural creativity to flow! 

Please join our instructors in a very relaxed and inviting atmosphere to explore the many Art creations!

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Art Room
Study Room/Tutoring

Study Room/Tutoring

Wi-Fi and Chrome books available, along with a quiet place to study.

For tutoring, please use the request link below. Our staff will coordinate with you and our free tutors as soon as possible.

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Moms in Motion Safe Sitters

Moms in Motion
Safe Sitters


Come practice your Safe Sitter babysitting skills with the parents close by!

Mondays from 3:00-3:45 PM

Classes will run from October 2nd through December 18th.

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Summer Camps

Archery Tag

Beginning November 7th!

Tuesdays 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Grab a helmet and get ready for some fun!

Sign up encouraged to guarantee classes remain on our calendar.

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Archery Tag

Cooking with Dave from Big Al's

Tuesday, November 14th

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 

Come cook up some pizza in the AYP kitchen with Dave from Big Al's Pizza!

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Cooking with Big Al's

Prom Boutique

Beginning September 9th-30th!

Tuesdays 3:00 - 5:30 pm

Saturdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Open to students in grades 6-12.

Appointments are required and must be made 24 hours in advance.

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Prom Boutique
Open Bay

Open Bay

Monday - Friday from 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

Open to students in grades 6-12. 


Join us for a game of pool, air hockey, video games, table tennis, or just grab a snack a socialize! 

You can walk in for this program, only AYP General Registration is required.

Open Gym

Monday - Friday from

2:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

Come shoot some hoops or play some soccer or volleyball at the Armory!

You can walk in for this program, only AYP General Registration is required.

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Guitar with Joe


Fridays, 3:30-5:00 PM

Join Jackie each Friday and spend 30 minutes learning innovative ways to exercise, 30 minutes creating a healthy snack, and 30 minutes engaging in stress relief tactics.

Sign up encouraged to guarantee classes remain on our calendar. 

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Disc Golf

Check back in the Spring!

Join us for some disc golf! We have all the discs you need and a 9-hole course on site.

Sign up encouraged to guarantee classes remain on our calendar. 

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Financial Fun


Wednesday, December 13th

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Melanie Fisk in a hands-on exploration workshop investigating potential career opportunities, their required education & training, and how it correlates to income potential. 

Garden Club

Garden Club


Check back for our next class!

Join us at the Armory for Spirit of the Woods Garden Club! Have fun learning about plants and getting your hands dirty out in the garden!

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Guitar with Joe

Wednesdays 3:30-5:00pm

Come on in and join Joe for FREE basic guitar lessons. No equipment necessary, we have everything you need! 

Sign up encouraged to guarantee classes remain on our calendar.  

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Safe Sitter Certification

October 24th, 31st, November 7th, and 14th

3:00-5:00 PM.

Class size is limited to 8, so register now to secure your spot! Open to students grades 6-12.

Students MUST ATTEND ALL 4 CLASSES to receive the Safe Sitter certificate of completion.

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Raising Writers




Local poet Lauren K. Carlson is partnering with the National Writer Series to offer creative writing classes for middle and high school students.


With Raising Writers: Manistee Area students will learn about contemporary poets and creatively use their writing and voices to express themselves. 

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Advanced Workshop

Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 PM

All Levels Workshop

Thursdays 3:30-4:30 PM

Cooking & Convo

Check back in January!

Join Cassandra in a unique cooking class followed by a great conversation!  




Middle School 3:00-4:30 pm

High School 4:30-6:00 pm

Join Devin Schweigert for some soccer skills, drills, and scrimmages!


Open to all 6th-12th grade students in all skill levels. 

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Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Check back in the winter!

Join our experts in a friendly competition for a fast-paced Pickleball game!

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We are open to your program ideas!

Do you have a great idea for a program we could run at the Armory Youth Project? We would love to hear from you. Submit your ideas by clicking below. 


Disc Golf
Garden Club
Coking & Convo
Financial Fun
Raising Writers
Safe Sitter

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