NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

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
 

Events

Sunday, December 8, 2019

6:30PM

FREE Advanced Screening: JUMANJI-The Next Level

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Theater

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

5:00PM

Family Game Night

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

Sunday, December 15, 2019

1:00PM

Splash Bash

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

10:00AM

Preschool Story Time

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Library

Monday, December 23, 2019

6:00PM

DIY Relaxation Essentials

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Liberty/Single Sailor

Friday, December 27, 2019

5:00PM

Cross Country & Snow Shoe Class

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

Friday, January 3, 2020

Esports Junior League: Madden 2K20

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

Saturday, January 25, 2020

10:00AM

Polar Bear Plunge 2020

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

Thursday, March 5, 2020

4:30PM

Parent Involvement Board Meeting

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Child Development Center 3110

Thursday, June 4, 2020

4:30PM

Parent Involvement Board Meeting

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Child Development Center 3110

Thursday, September 3, 2020

4:30PM

Parent Involvement Board Meeting

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Child Development Center 3110

Thursday, December 3, 2020

4:30PM

Parent Involvement Board Meeting

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Child Development Center 3110