Youth Activities Center

The Youth Activities Center offers a variety of programs and events:

School-Age Care - programs are age-appropriate childcare services for youth kindergarten to 12 years old and enrolled in elementary school including before and after-school care. These educational and recreational programs include arts and crafts, group games, field trips, guest speakers, special projects, volunteer projects, and special events.  Summer camp is also held throughout the summer for children ages 5-12.  Children will enjoy a variety of activities and fields trips such as water parks, museums, and the Zoo.

Youth Recreation - The program is available Thursday through Saturday for youth enrolled in kindergarten to 12 years old. The Youth Activities Center also is open for special events including dances and pool parties, field trips and lock-ins.

The MWR Youth Program also sponsors and co-sponsors various special events throughout the year that provide the base community with entertaining events that enhance their family's quality of life.  Events include holiday carnivals, a base-wide Easter egg hunt, a holiday tree-lighting ceremony, the Month of the Military Child Celebration and Seabee Day.

The Youth Activities Center also runs 4H programs and is an affiliate member of the National Boys & Girls Club of America. Children enrolled in the School-Age Care and Recreation Program will be able to participate in five core program areas: character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, and fitness and recreation.

New to the area or moving soon?  Join the Navy Child & Youth Programs Youth Sponsorship Program! It will provide you the necessary information and tools to help you cope with your transition to NCBC Gulfport. As the Youth Center team for details.