Important Update:

Kawartha Youth Unlimited / YFC has made the decision to pause all programs in line with the School Board’s decision to close schools until April 5th as a proactive and preventive measure in the wake of COVID-19 novel coronavirus. We will be closely monitoring the situation and will post updates as available. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

Welcome to
the Switchyard

Bancroft Youth Unlimited!

Stories & News
The Switchyard would like to welcome our new Director, Dillon Campbell. Dillon will be taking over the director role and overseeing operations at the Switch Yard. Dillon is from Sarnia, ON and recently graduated at Heritage College and Seminary where he majored in Youth Ministry. Dillon brings a lot of energy, ideas and is very excited for what the future holds for The Switch Yard. Welcome Dillon!

The Switchyard is celebrating 25 years!

25 Years – A Look Back on History

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

Ephesians 5:1-2

In 1994, God placed on the heart of Joe Tenthorey to pour into the hearts of the young people in Bancroft. Joe had a passion for youth and to see youth come to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Joe enjoyed building relationships with these youth and give them someone they could trust and count on in every circumstance. This sparked The Switchyard. For 25 years, The Switchyard has been just that, a place where young people can come and be safe. Somewhere they can trust and escape from whatever life situation they find themselves in.  For 25 years, we have had dedicated staff and volunteers to pour their time and energy into the youth in Bancroft. As we celebrate 25 years, we have seen God work in tremendous ways. We have seen youth coming to a saving faith in Jesus Christ, families being started, relationships being built, and miracles happening. God has always been present each day and we thank Him countless times for all he has done. We look forward to another 25 years where we can continue to see people grow closer to God and for all that God has in store here in Bancroft.


Switch Yard Annual BBQ & Live Auction

June 7, 2019, is the Switch Yard Annual BBQ and Live Auction! Gates open at 5:00pm, Dinner starts at 5:30pm

Check out our summer schedule!

Our programs


Drop-In 7:00-9:00pm


Fusion Youth Ministries (Sr. High)
3:00 – 7:30pm


Drop-In 7:00-10:00pm
(Dinner Provided)

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Bancroft Youth Unlimited

Be part of our team!

Who we are

Bancroft Youth Unlimited is a satellite of Kawartha Youth for Christ, working together with local residents, businesses, churches, schools and government for the youth of our community.

Our Vision

Through strategic partnerships and our own endeavours, it is our vision to see the lives of youth in Bancroft and surrounding area attain their full life potential as God designed it.

Our Hope

We aim to lead and support projects in Bancroft that build community within our town and provide key opportunities for the personal and spiritual development of our youth. We want to create a safe place where everyone belongs.
Contact Bancroft YU
(613) 332-3108


26 Hastings Heritage Way
Bancroft, ON
K0L 1C0

About Bancroft YU
Contact YU Kawartha
+1 705 743 2900


256 Brock St.
Peterborough, ON.
K9H 2P7