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United States Air Force
200 W. Castle Street
Fairchild AFB, WA 99011-9678
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.
Child and Youth Services - Child Care: Youth Services
Youth Programs at Fairchild AFB are affiliated nationally with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4H. All of the programs focus on developmentally appropriate activities for children that address cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and recreational skills and abilities. Information and calendars are available on the center's website. www.fairchildfun.com/yc.html
Fairchild Air Force Base (FAFB) Youth Programs offers a wide variety of programming to meet the needs of school-age children, pre-teens and teenagers. In addition to center-based programming there are also opportunities for youth to be involved in Youth Sports, youth camps, and several special events held throughout the year. Youth Programs at Fairchild AFB are affiliated nationally with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4H. All of the programs focus on developmentally appropriate activities for children that address cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and recreational skills and abilities. Information and calendars are available on the website.
School Age Care Program
The FAFB School Age Care Program (SAC) provides before and after school care for children in grades K - 6 (ages 5-12). The program is open Monday-Friday from 6:30 am-6:00 pm. Program fee categories are established by the Air Force and are based on total family income. Extended, full-day programming is available during regularly scheduled school breaks. A summer day camp is also offered. Visit militarychildcare.com to apply for School Age care.
The FAFB Teen and Pre-Teen Center provides open recreation and planned activities for youth ages 9-18. Teens may continue to participate in the program as long as they are enrolled in and attending high school. The Teen and Preteen programs are co-located in one building. Program hours are after school Monday - Friday, and later in the evening on Fridays for teens. Extended hours are available during regularly scheduled school breaks and during the summer months. Membership is required for participation in the program, and a membership fee is required. Some activities and field trips require a fee for participation. Membership packets are available at the Teen/PreTeen Center.
The FAFB Youth Sports programs offers team-based league sports for youth ages 5-12 and small-group developmental programs for youth ages 3-4. FAFB Youth Sports offers basketball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, cheer, and archery. The Start Smart programs offer developmental instruction to youth ages 3-4 (or 5-6) that includes parent participation. Start Smart programs include soccer, basketball, baseball, and football. League sports are $50 per youth, and Start Smart programs are $45 per youth. Each season lasts approximately 7 weeks and registration packets are available online at the FAFB Force Support website or at the Youth Center. The FAFB Youth Sports Program also offers a variety of clinics and camps for youth ages 5-18. Registration materials for the camps are located online or at the Youth Center.
Air Force Wide Programs & Specialty Camps
FAFB Youth Programs participate in annual Air Force programs and Specialty Camps through the year. The programs and camps include, but are not limited to, Youth of the Year, Teen Aviation Camp, Space Camp, Missoula Children's Theater, and Month of the Military Child. Participation and registration requirements vary for each program. Contact the Youth Center or the Teen/PreTeen Center for more information.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4H
FAFB Youth Programs are affiliated with the BGCA. Several year round and annual programs are offered at the Youth Center and Teen/Pre-Teen Center. These programs include the Youth of the Year, Fine Arts, Photography, Digital Arts Suite, Triple Play, Day of Play, Day for Kids, the Torch Club, the Keystone Club, 4H Cooking Club, 4H Photography, 4H National Youth Science Day, and Community Service Projects. Participation in these programs is included with registration and membership in Youth Programs.
FAFB youth can sponsor an incoming youth or be sponsored by another youth if they are PCS'ing to a new base. Youth Sponsorship materials and assistance are available at the Youth Center and the Teen/PreTeen Center. Sponsorship information is also available online at the FAFB Force Support website.