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United States Air Force
2901 Arthur MacArthur Rd.
San Pedro, CA 90731
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 Teen Center and the Youth Center at Los Angeles AFB are the best in the Air Force, a model for all other bases! The Youth Program is partnered with 4-H and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The Los Angeles Air Force Base Youth Program is a recreational program in which youth can develop and acquire life long skills and hobbies through enriching experience that are physically and mentally challenging. The staff supports youth facing daily issues and concerns by guiding children to develop independence, self-discipline, and creative, thoughtful solutions.
Open Recreation Program
The Open Rec Program is designed for youth 9-18 years old. The program strives to make a significant link to adulthood, developing qualities that enable the youth to become productive citizens and community leaders. Activities include STEM Technology Room, Teen Council, BGCA Keystone Club, 4-H Club, Volunteer Program, Teen Summit, College Bound, Special Events, Dances, Trips, Seminars, Talent Show, Sports, and Fashion Shows, Sports, Table Games, Computer/Homework Center, Field Trips, and BGCA Torch Club Members. The Youth Center is located at Fort MacArthur, Building 425.
School Age Care
This program is offered for children 5 years to 12 years Before and After School Program provides age-appropriate child care with quality programming, youth activities and events. Clubs, Activities, and USDA approved meals and snacks are offered. Transportation to and from select schools is available. The SAC is accredited through the Council on Accreditation and it participates in USDA Food Program. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included in the child care fee appreciate to school day hours and full-day care. The program focuses on team building, cognitive growth, and development of social awareness and problem solving skills. The staff offers homework support to youth enrolled in the School Age Program.
Before and After School care is offered on school days and full-day care is offered on school breaks. The program is not offered on Federal Holidays or Family Days.
Youth Sponsorship Program
Children and teens relocating to Los Angeles AFB may want a personal contact to talk to them about all the activities available on base and in the area. Please visit https://www.lafss.com/yp/ and select the Youth Sponsorship button. Your information will be given to someone with similar interests and you will receive a letter of welcome.
The Youth Center at Los Angeles AFB caters to the best youth in the region. The School Age Care serves youth enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten through 12 years old. We provide transportation to designated schools. Open Recreation is specifically designed to meet the needs of youth ages 9 through 18 years. Our partnerships with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4-H enhance the programs we offer throughout the facility. Center-wide, we provide a wide variety of activities. Some that may be available when you visit are Cooking, Art, Fitness, Life Skills, Field Trips, Educational Opportunities and much, much more! The Youth Center is located in Building 425 on Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, 22 miles south of the main base.
The Los Angeles AFB curfew policy is intended to provide a safer community and better protects children from becoming victims of crime or becoming involved in delinquent behavior.
Consistent with the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC), the base curfew restricts minors (children under the age of 18) from being outdoors or in public places, unless accompanied by an adult, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
Exceptions to the base curfew policy apply only when a minor is attending an event, or going to or returning directly home from an event (such as a youth program activity, movie, school dance, etc.), involved with an emergency such as a fire, natural disaster, or automobile accident. Another exception would be a youth sent on an errand by the parent with a note annotating the need for the errand after curfew.
Parents are still required to notify the base entry gate the child will be entering during curfew hours. In the event parents fail to provide pre-notification of a child's arrival time, a dependent/civilian misconduct report will be completed.