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Department of the Air Force
1679 Ellsworth Stree
Ellsworth AFB, SD 57706
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.
Please call (605) 385-5403 for the most updated information due to the current COVID-19 situation. A wealth of creative, supervised youth activities are available through the Youth Center for youth between the ages of 5 to 18. Some activities offered include: Instructional classes; Teen Outdoor Adventure Program; Keystone Club; Before and After School Age Care Program and other programs for youth sponsorship, employment and religious activities. To be added on the waitlist for School Aged Care you must submit an application on www.militarychildcare.com.
Youth CenterThe Youth Activities Center provides an array of activities, instructional classes and sports for our military dependents. Youth 9 to 18 years of age can drop in to the center to play pool, ping pong, foosball or air hockey. Additionally, they can participate in "Power Hour" where tutors are available to give help with homework.There are computers available for research and leisure use, a variety of video games to entertain the youth as well as programmed activities including art and craft times, movie time, cooking experiences and field trips into the local area.Some of the programs offered at the Ellsworth Youth Center include:
Mission Statement: the objective of the Youth Sports Program is to teach fundamental skills and instill in all players a spirit of sportsmanship, discipline and team work. The environment is to be a fun learning situation allowing the youth to experience team cooperation, leadership and fellowship. The emphasis is on improving individual and team skills, not winning.