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United States Air Force
Youth Center - Air Force
2451 N. O'Neal Avenue
Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404
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.
School Age Care is available through the installation Youth Centers, providing care for children in elementary to middle school ages. Youth centers also have designated teen areas. Both centers follow local school district calendars, offering before and after school care during regularly scheduled school days and provide all day services during school district closures and holidays. *This does not always include closures for inclement weather.*
The school-age program provides age-appropriate activities through the 4-H and Boys and Girls Clubs of America curricula. Activities include field trips, building life skills, exploring creative arts, developing healthy lifestyles and various other activities. Children in attendance are served well-balanced and nutritious meals/snacks from a menu that meets the US Depart of Agricultural Child and Adult Food Program standards.
You may access the JB Charleston-Youth Program Handbook here.
Center Contact Information:
2451 N. O'Neal Ave. Bldg. 1993Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9a-6pSchool Program Hours: Monday - Friday 2:30-6pSummer Camp Program Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30a-6p
Chapel Dr. Bldg. 788Goose Creek, SC 29445
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9a-6pSchool Program Hours: Monday - Friday (Before School) 6-8a (After School) 2-6pSummer Camp Program Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30a-6p
Youth Recreation and Sports are offered through the installation Youth Centers and follow traditional sporting schedules.
Using sound developmental principles, we offer diversified program activities in five areas: Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, The Arts, Informal Youth Sports, Fitness and Recreation, and Health and Life Skills. Examples of programs offered include:
Note: Children 5 years of age and under are allowed to participate only in those activities organized specifically for their age group, such as special events and instructional lessons. Children 5 to 8 years old must be accompanied by a parent or sibling over 16 years old unless they are participating in an activity that includes continuous supervision by an adult. Prior to participating in a sport, each child must have a physical examination within the last year that will remain current throughout the season. *Four-year-olds participate in the Start Smart sports program offered through the Youth Sports Program.
Youth Recreation and Sports
Classes offered through our center promote and enhance the development of our youth. Both Centers offer a variety of classes, such as Dance, Gymnastics, and various martial arts. Please contact Youth Programs for a listing of all instructional classes currently offered.