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Department of the Air Force
7813 Bayshore Blvd
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
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.
There is one Youth Center on MacDill AFB. The MacDill Youth Center offers a variety of programs: School Age Program, Youth Sports, Pre-Teen,/Teen Programs, and Instructional classes. Call 813-828-7438 for more information.
The MacDill Youth Center is available to family members between the ages of 5 and 17 of Active Duty, Retired Military Personnel, Reservists and Federal Civilian Employees. Annual activity cards, which offer substantial discounts for classes and activities, are available for a nominal fee.
Programs and activities offered at the Youth Center help improve and maintain the physical, social, and mental well-being of youth to include year-round programs and wholesome leisure-time experiences. Not only are there games, crafts, life skills, and sports, but youth can learn how to become meaningful members of their community.
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Pre-teens have an assortment of interest areas at the Youth Center. Youth between the ages of 9 and 10 can become members of the Ambassador Club, while youth between the ages of 11 and 12 can become members of the Torch Club. These are leadership clubs where the youth are responsible for planning community service, educational, health and fitness, and social activities throughout the year. Pre-teens also have access to the basketball court, game room, education room, instruction room and two rooms specifically for pre-teens. Additional programs include: FitFactor, 4-H, Fine Arts Exhibition, Photography Contest, and computer classes are available throughout the year.
Teens have a designated area where they can come to interact with their peers, get homework and career assistance. There are computers with internet access, and a wide assortment of video games. The Teen Room also has a full-size pool table and teens have access to the other parts of the Youth Center such as the basketball court and game room. Types of activities that are provided for teens include: Youth of the Year competition, Keystone Club, Money Matters, Operation Night Hoops, computer certifications through Giant Campus, a Job Fair before the summer months, FitFactor and quarterly special events such as Teen Night Out, Iron Chef competitions, and social activities.
A diversified youth sports program offers basketball, baseball, and soccer leagues along with a cheerleading program. Special events are conducted periodically for both the pre-teens and teens.