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)

Events

Friday, December 14, 2018

4:00PM

Youth Center - Keystone Club (Teen)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

5:00PM

Youth Center - Torch Club (Youth)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

6:00PM

Parents Night Out

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

Monday, December 17, 2018

4:00PM

Youth Center - Foodie Club (Teen)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

5:00PM

Youth Center - Foodie Club (Youth)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

Thursday, December 20, 2018

5:00PM

Youth Center - 4H Club (Teens)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

Friday, December 21, 2018

5:00PM

Youth Center - Passport to Manhood Club

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

Monday, December 24, 2018

4:00PM

Youth Center - Foodie Club (Teen)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

5:00PM

Youth Center - Foodie Club (Youth)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

Thursday, December 27, 2018

5:00PM

Youth Center - 4H Club (Teens)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

Friday, December 28, 2018

5:00PM

Youth Center - SMART Girls Club

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

Monday, December 31, 2018

4:00PM

Youth Center - Foodie Club (Teen)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

5:00PM

EPICENTER - New Year's Eve - Family Party

NAVSTA Great Lakes - EPICENTER

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

5:00PM

Youth Center - Foodie Club (Youth)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

Thursday, January 3, 2019

5:00PM

Youth Center - 4H Club (Teens)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

Friday, January 4, 2019

3:00PM

Youth Center - Late Night Friday #WeOwnFriday (Teen)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

5:00PM

Youth Center - Late Night Friday #WeOwnFriday (Youth)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

Monday, January 7, 2019

4:00PM

Youth Center - Foodie Club (Teen)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

5:00PM

Youth Center - Foodie Club (Youth)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

Thursday, January 10, 2019

5:00PM

Youth Center - 4H Club (Teens)

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center