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 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)

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