Youth Programs

2014 AIR FORCE YOUTH PROGRAM OF THE YEAR!

Building 3656, NEW NUMBERS: School Age Care (SAC) Front Desk, (321) 494-3006 and Youth Development Front Desk, 321-494-3761.

Youth Programs

HOURS OF OPERATION

SAC, Mon - Fri, 6:30 am to 5:30 pm
Open Rec (School Year) Mon - Thu: 2:30 - 6 pm Fri: 2:30 - 10 pm
School Early Release days:
1 - 6 pm
Summer/Spring/Holiday breaks:
2:30 - 6 pm
Office: 9 am - 6 pm

Click here to receive info by email:

Parent Handbook  •  Youth Sponsorship Brochure      SAC Brochure

Youth Programs Needs Assessment Survey - Your opinion counts! Click here to take survey.

MEMBERSHIP

Did you know that membership at the Youth Center is only $40 a year? Benefits include no fee walk-in every day after school for ages 9 and up, hang out, socialize, play sports, do homework, use computer room, get a healthy snack from the snack bar, use the outdoor court, participate in 4-H and Boys & Girls Club activities, leadership clubs, and much more! Members enjoy lower prices on special events, field trips and dance classes! Join today!

MILITARY CHILDCARE DOT COM

A DoD program that makes it easier to find the child and youth care your family needs. Just follow four simple steps!

We care for your children while you protect America.

  • 1. Create account
  • 2. Search and request care
  • 3. Manage my requests
  • 4. Update my profile
To get started, register online here.

SEPTEMBER GET FIT CHALLENGE

The activities and games featured in this challenge help young bodies become active and remain fit. Club members will enjoy and benefit from participating in a variety of action-packed activities that promote good health, as well as a healthy dose of fun too!

KEYSTONE TEEN CLUB

Keystone Teen Club: Club meets Wednesdays at 4:30 pm. This teen group is exclusively for ages 13 - 18 and is an excellent opportunity to make a difference within Youth Programs and the community.

TEEN COUNCIL

Do you need volunteer hours? Would you like to influence our programming and special events, be there. Open to members and eligible guests.

TORCH CLUB

Torch Club: Club meets Mondays at 4 pm. This small leadership group is for ages 10 - 12 and an outstanding opportunity to acquire leadership skills.

CONGRESSIONAL AWARD PROGRAM

We can assist in your quest to earn the Congressional Award! This award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans who have displayed a trend of volunteerism. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14 to 23 year olds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award certificates. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness and Expedition/Exploration. Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you’d like to try for the first time. You move at your own pace - on your own or with your friends. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals. The Congressional Award has no minimum grade point average requirements. It accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take on the challenge.

We have new phone numbers: School Age Care (SAC) Front Desk: 321-494-3006 Youth Development Front Desk: 321-494-3761.

SCHOOL AGE CARE (SAC) PROGRAM

We have immediate openings for before & after School Care enrollments for school year 2017-2018, ages K thru 6th grade. Transportation to and from is provided for the following schools; Holland, Sea Park and Roosevelt Elementary schools. Care is available through the school year during winter and spring break holidays & teacher in-service days. Please contact SAC at 321-494-3006 for more information or go online at https://www.militarychildcare.com/ to register.

YOUTH SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

Are you headed to the Space Coast area? Are you already here and wondering what there is to do in this location? Will you be moving to another base? The Patrick Youth Sponsorship Program can make your stay even better. We will match you with a youth sponsor to make your transition smoother. Youth sponsors are matched to youth according to their gender, age and interests. We also focus on supporting peer-to-peer connections in this program and helping to make them at other Youth Programs. Join us for Youth Newcomer’s the first Friday of every month from 5 - 6 pm. Please come out to learn more about our programs and how you can become involved in all our great activities! Contact us at 321-494-3006 or 321-494-3153 to request a youth sponsor or to become a youth sponsor in this program. Check out our youth Sponsorship Program brochure online at gopatrikfl.com/youthprograms.

BGCA NATIONAL DAY FOR KIDS & WORLDWIDE DAY OF PLAY

Fri, Sep 15, 6 - 10 pm. Turn off the television and just play! We’ll have fun fitness activities, games, crafts and snacks. This is a great family activity!

HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION

Thu, Sep 28, 4:30 - 6 pm. Join us as we celebrate the music, art & food of the many Hispanic cultures.

WEEKLY RUNNING CLUB

For all age groups, Tue from 3:15 - 4:15 pm. Wear your running shoes! The club will focus on physical training and goal-setting mentality needed to accomplish individual running goals.

PRETEEN/TEEN NIGHTS, ages 9 + Fridays from 6 - 10 pm

  • Sep 8: Teens Only Night, ages 13 - 18, (permission slip required)
  • Sep 15: National Day for Kids - Carnival Night
  • Sep 22: Skyzone (permission slip required)
  • Sep 29: Healthy Cooking Night

GIVE PARENTS A BREAK & KID’S NIGHT OUT, 6 – 11 pm

For youth in K-6th grades. Arts & Crafts, games, sports, snacks & a movie...lots of fun! Cost for Kid’s Night Out is $20 for members and $25 fornonmembers. Sign up in advance is required.
  • Sep 8: Carnival Night, sign up by COB Wed, Sep 7

READY, SET, RUN!

This is a FREE character-building program that trains youth ages 8 - 13 & meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm at the Youth Center. Call 321-428-3781 to register. Open to all youth!

YOUTH LEADERSHIP

Torch Club for ages 10-12, Mondays at 4 pm. Keystone Club for ages 13-18, Thursdays at 4 pm. These Boys & Girls Club programs are excellent opportunities to learn leadership skills, contribute to the community, socialize with your peers, mentor younger kids, work towards Youth of the Month, Quarter & Year, and make a difference within Youth Programs and the community.

FITNESS CLUBS

Let’s Move Program - a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Meets every Monday from 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Go to: www.letsmove.gov
Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years; giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices; providing healthier foods in our schools; ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food; and, helping children become more physically active. Program can be accomplished from home as well.

PRESIDENTIAL YOUTH FITNESS PROGRAM

Presidential Youth Fitness Program - provides a model for fitness education within a comprehensive, quality physical education program. The program provides resources and tools for physical educators to enhance their fitness education process. Meets every Wed from 4:30 - 5:30 pm. For more details and registration go to: www.pyfp.org.
Program includes:

  • FITNESSGRAM® health-related fitness assessment
  • Instructional strategies to promote student physical activity and fitness
  • Communication tools to help physical educators increase awareness about their work in the classroom
  • Options to recognize fitness and physical activity achievements

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PEN PAL?

Youth & Teens at Patrick...Would you like to connect with a youth or teen PCSing to Patrick AFB? You can be a great help to others by calling the Youth Center at 321-494-4748 to learn more about the Youth Sponsorship Program. If you are a youth or teen relocating to Patrick AFB...you can call the Youth Center and request a youth or teen sponsor. Give us a call at 321-494-4748 or stop by to sign up!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the following programs: Club Tech (computers), Dramatic Arts (theater), Fine Arts (painting or drawing skills). Volunteer hours could be for a season or monthly, depending on the program and your free time.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAM - WE HAVE VACANCIES!

We have individual classrooms with different activities in each room to include: a homework assistance program, arts & crafts, fitness activities and skill building activities. Meals are provided under the guidance of the USDA Food Program. Call now for enrollment information.

Forms

  • AF Form 1181, Air Force Youth Flight Program Patron Registration
  • DD Form 2652, Application for DoD Child Care Fees
  • DD Form 2606, DoD Child Development Program Request for Care Record