Dare County has declared a State of Emergency due to the unprecedented public health threat posed by COVID-19 and determined that restrictions and prohibitions are necessary to protect public health and safety and are also in keeping with the President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America. Visitors and non-resident property owners are prohibited from entering Dare County. View details at   Click here for the latest information on COVID-19. 

The Dare County Youth Center on Roanoke Island located in downtown Manteo serves as a safe and fun place for youth. The center has many things to entertain kids including gaming systems, a game room with pool table, foosball and more, computer room, tutoring room, a library/reading room, arts & crafts room and a music room.

Carolyn Norman Holadia, Center Director has many planned activities to keep the youth busy after school and while school is out. The various spaces have been painted bright colors and visitors will enjoy seeing the beautiful mural that was painted and donated by artist James Melvin.

Rooms at the Center include:

  • Kitchen
  • Game Room
  • Library
  • Computer Room
  • Arts and Crafts