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Youth Center (APG North)
2522 Bayside Dr
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5001
A wide range of programs are available for youth and teens, including youth sports and recreation programs, educational programs and programs that support leadership and career development. Please review the information to learn what programs and services are available at this installation.
The Aberdeen and Edgewood Area Youth Centers (AAYC and EAYC) offer a variety of care options for children 6-17 18 years of age. Children can be involved in a variety of activities based on the individual needs of each child. The AAYC is located in Building 2522 and can be reached by calling 410-278-4995. The EAYC is located in Building E1902 and can be reached at 410-436-2098.
The Middle School and Teen program provides before and after school, evening and weekend options for children in 6th through 12th grades. Two centers on post:
Aberdeen Proving Ground Youth Services (CYS)is a full service program with a wide variety of activities that will delight and educate your child. YS will provide a wide range of opportunities for participation in team and individual sports, social skill and personal life skill fundamentals. Programs are age appropriate, encourage positive participation, citizenship, physical skills, and emphasize fun rather than competition. Programs are conducted in an environment that is consistent with basic growth and development. Come visit us in Building 2522 (Aberdeen Area) or in Building E-1902 (Edgewood Area).
Youth Services is a family-oriented organization. Parents and youth are encouraged to volunteer as chaperones, coaches, referees, scorekeepers, drivers and to provide other community service.
Active military, civilian employees, reservist, retired military and contractors working on the installation (with ID cards) are eligible to utilize the Youth Services. Family members of the above three categories, ages 6-18, who are enrolled in first to twelfth grade are eligible for YS.
In accordance with AR 608-10, children with special needs will be accepted upon recommendation of the Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP). Family members of installation employees may sponsor a child for a YS sports, developmental, or special recreational activity. The sponsor and child's parent must personally register the guest prior to participation.
Children must be registered prior to participation in an activity. Parents must provide a birth certificate, school, grade and proof of employment. Registration is valid for one year and parents must register their children in person. Registration is required to determine eligibility, activity roster limitations and for emergency notifications.
Recreation evening and weekend activity fees will be determined per activity, but there is no fee for open recreation. Clinics and instructional class fees are determined by contract. Fees are payable in advance of services rendered. Fees are non-refundable except for persons on Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Orders or with a doctor's statement of medical release.
Fees for the Youth Centers are based on Total Family Income (TFI) and are due either monthly or bi-monthly.
If you are interested in meeting other military teens, you can request a Teen Sponsor through the Aberdeen Proving Ground Child and Youth Services. For more information about the Youth Sponsorship Program, you may reach us at 410-278-7571/7479.
The Youth Sports and Fitness program provides support for children 2-1/2 to 18 years of age to encourage healthy life-long habits.
Team Sports are only available with the participation of volunteer coaches and assistants. All coaches are trained and certified by the National Alliance of Youth Sports (NAYS). Players must be registered with CYS in order to enroll.
Currently there are no Boy/Girl Scout Troops on the installation. Information about these clubs can be found in the Yellow Pages for each county. Boy Scouts Of America can be reached at 443-423-1480 and Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Inc.can be reached at 410-358-9711/410-744-9018.
Aberdeen Proving Ground currently offers two youth programs: a Protestant Youth Program and Gospel Youth Program. For details and more information on these programs contact the Post Chapel 410-278-4333.