NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

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For the safety of our patrons and employees, we will be practicing safe physical distancing and masks must be worn at all times in all CYP facilities. Please see our COVID 19 page for our current operating information.

The Great Lakes Youth Center, located in Forrestal Village offers before and after school age care (SAC) summer and holiday day camps. Youth programing and teen programming including, open recreation, youth and teen day trips and special events are also offered. SAC, youth, and teen programs are affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club of America and 4H. Great Lakes Great Lakes Youth Center also offers youth sports and fitness programs along with instructional and recreational classes and programs.

School Age Care Program
School Age Care program (SAC) provides a fun environment, while offering a wide variety of developmentally age appropriate activities before and after school for children in grades K-7th grade. SAC also offers special holiday childcare options, as well as summer camps for children. Please visit MilitaryChildCare.com to request for care.

The programs are designed to enhance rather than duplicate the school day, are affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and offer 4-H programs. Scheduled developmentally appropriate activities in core program areas and technology are planned based on knowledge of youth development and needs and interests of the children enrolled. Navy SAC programs are DoD certified and nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).

Hourly Care is offered to parents who may need occasional care for appointments. (Openings are based on space availability.)

Eligibility: Active Duty, reservists on active duty attached to NS Great Lakes and DOD Employees employed by Naval Station Great Lakes.

Youth and Teen Program
The Youth and Teen program offers various activities for youth ages 9-18 yrs old. We offer activies and clubs every month that help youth enhance their skills and knowledge in various areas: Character & Leadership, Health & Lifeskills, Arts, Sports & Recreation, and Education & Career Development.

Youth Program  
Ages 9-12 yrs. old
5 PM – 7 PM (Spring & Summer Hours)
5 PM -  6 PM (Fall & Winter Hours)

Teen Program
Ages 13 – 18 yrs. old

3 PM – 7 PM (Spring & Summer Hours)
3 PM - 6 PM (Fall & Winter Hours)

CYP Facebook Page
Great Lakes Teen Center Facebook Page
 


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Events

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

MOMC - MWR Library Spring Reading Program

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Library

This event repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

MOMC - Commissary Coloring Contest

This event repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

MOMC - "Brick by Brick Great Lakes"

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

This event repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

MOMC - MWR Library Story Writing Contest

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Library

This event repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

MOMC - MWR Kids Creativity Contest

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

This event repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

MOMC - MWR Library Craft Activity Bag

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Library

This event repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

MOMC - MWR Geocaching Scavenger Hunt

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

This event repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

10:00AM

GL Facebook Live! Virtual Storytime with Ms. Linda

3:30PM

MOMC - MWR Youth Let's Get Messy Curbside Kits

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

Thursday, April 22, 2021

7:30PM

MOMC - Commissary Movie Night: Despicable Me 3

Monday, April 26, 2021

10:00AM

MOMC - MWR Virtual Creativity Corner

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

7:00PM

MOMC - MWR Virtual Super Hero Training Academy

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

Friday, April 30, 2021

3:30PM

MOMC - MWR Teen Curbside Kits

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation