Carmel Youth Center exists to grow future leaders who can change their communities and the world for the better.




As a youth development organization, the CYC provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community, so all young people acquire the skills, self-confidence, and opportunities to realize their full potential and to thrive in a Global Society.


It all began in 1949...

In 1949, Bing Crosby established the Carmel Youth Center (CYC) as a 501 (C)(3) in Carmel, California. Bing founded the Center while he was living in Pebble Beach, and eventually helped create over two hundred private, non-profit youth centers. Of those two hundred centers, the Carmel Youth Center is the only one remaining.


Our mission continues...

The CYC continues to be a safe, nurturing environment that boosts curiosity, builds confidence, and develops the life skills kids need to survive. While Bing Crosby was the guiding force behind the formation of the Center, many community members actively participated in the organization of the Center the CYC continues to provide programs to meet the emerging needs of young people in our community.


We are launching over 10 new programs this semester! Join now and have unlimited fun with these hands-on, high-energy, educational clubs. For just $150 a month, your child will have unlimited access to any club, a free healthy snack and full-day camps for Fall and Spring breaks. Don't worry about minimum days and Veterans Day, we have those covered too! And did we mention that you get a night off every month on us? That's right, the CYC will be having Parents Night Out on the last Friday of every month, dinner included! 

We are so excited to make a true impact on our youth by providing these new services. Click below to register for your new membership today!