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Department of the Air Force
16170 Montana Avenue
Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437
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.
Youth CenterThe Vandenberg Youth Center is located at 16170 Montana Avenue near the intersection of Summersill Ave and Juniper Street. Please come by for an orientation and tour for this wonderful facility. We offer a wide range of developmentally appropriate activities to include:
The Youth Center is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club of America and we are also a community 4H program which offers various clubs, to include an animal and agricultural program. Youth members have the opportunities to participate in the following activities: Fit Factor, an Air Force Wide fitness program, home work help, arts and crafts, computer technology, photography, sewing, cooking, construction, dramatic play and community service and youth leadership programs.
New youth are invited to come by for our monthly new comers' party on the 4th Friday of each month. Teens can join "Club Service an Americorp program and serve as a youth center volunteer to earn scholarships for college.
School Age Care Programs: Vandenberg Youth Center offers before school, after school, and full day camp care for youth ages Kindergarten (5 yrs) - 12 years. Chaperoned pick-up from Crestview Elementary School, located on base, is provided. Additionally, shuttle service is provided from Vandenberg Middle School for a fee. Children attending Manzanita Elementary School or Vandenberg Middle School may be eligible to take the school bus to the Youth Center. Families residing off-base must provide transportation for before and after school care to/from other area schools.
Youth Sponsorship Program
Kids In Touch with Kids is a pen pal program for children ages 6-18 who will be moving to Vandenberg AFB. This is a way of making friends before arriving at Vandenberg and a great way to get information about the area before your arrival here. To participate in this program send your name, age, gender, current address/phone number and your interests/hobbies to:
30 FSS/FSFYKids In Touch With Kids1036 California BlvdVandenberg AFB CA 93437
Once your request is received, a pen pal of similar age and interests will be assigned to you.
Volunteer work is an excellent way to enhance your marketable skills. Experience through volunteering is considered when one applies for paid positions, especially with federal, state, and municipal agencies. This experience is also considered when one applies for scholarships, especially for ROTC scholarships.
Volunteer opportunities for teens exist on and off base. Please contact the Volunteer Resource Program Coordinator to be linked with these activities. Also, the American Red Cross can assist you in preparing for volunteer work in the hospital and important child care skills.
Vandenberg Youth Center is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club of America and are a community 4-H program. Youth members have the opportunities to participate in the following activities: Fit Factor, an Air Force Wide fitness program, home work help, arts and crafts, computer technology, photography, sewing, cooking, construction, dramatic play and community service and youth leadership programs. Phone: 805-606-2152.
Dependents must have in their possession a current, not expired, driver's license issued by either California or their state of residence upon arrival to CA. Dependents must obtain a California driver's license within 10 days of arrival.
If you are a dependent minor between 16 and 18 years of age, you must also possess a "Non-Resident Minor's Certificate" issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles unless you hold a California driver's license.
Youths under 18 must be in their quarters or the quarters they are visiting from 10 p.m. to 6a.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight to 6a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Youths accompanied by adults may be out later. Also, those attending civic, religious or school events may be out after curfew but must return directly to their quarters when the event ends. Any person in violation of the curfew will be stopped, identified and escorted to the law enforcement desk or their residence. In all cases a parent or responsible adult must accept the violator. Law enforcement workers will forward a report to the sponsor's commander for action.
For more information regarding the curfew rules, call 805-606-3912/3911 or DSN 312-276-3911 or 312-276-3912.
Home Alone Policy
There is a Child Supervision Guideline policy that states children, 11 and under, may not be left unattended. Contact the 30th Medical Group Family Advocacy Program at DSN 312-276-5338 or 805-606-5338 for more information concerning children safety and welfare.