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7813 Bayshore Blvd
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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, Just for Pre-Teen,/Teen Programs, and other instructional classes.
After school programming for ages 9-18 is available for STEM, 4-H, Leadership & Service, Health & Wellness and Sports and Recreation.
Other Services the center offers:
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.
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, and 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.
Clubs for Teens
SMARTgirls (prevention education and self-esteem enhancement) program), TORCH club (11-13 leadership club), KEYSTONE club (11-14 focusing on leadership skills and responsibility), 4H Clubs (leadership, citizenship and life skills), MacDill Teen Council (brainstorming solutions, leadership, civic engagement). Youth of the Year (recognition program for club members), and Teens Night Out (last Friday of each month; fun game/event night for ages 13-18)
Youth Sponsorship Program
Are you PCSing to or from MacDill Air Force Base? The Youth Sponsorship Program can help!
If your child would like a Peer Pal, please call the youth center at (813) 828-7438.
A diversified Youth Sports Program https://macdillfss.com/youth/#youth-sports offers flag football, cheerleading, basketball and soccer. Special events are conducted periodically for both the pre-teens and teens.