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PRAIRIES Pre-teen and Teen Center
641 Chapel Lane
Bldg 234 Prairies
WPAFB, OH 45431
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.
Prairies Youth CenterOffers programs for youth 9-18 years old. Programs and classes include 4-H, Torch Club, Keystone Club, Air Force Teen Council, Life Skills, Lego Robotics, Power Hour, STEM Lab, Smart Girls, Passport 2 Manhood, Triple Play, Healthy Habits, Fine Arts, Imagemakers & More!
School Time Open Rec Hours:Hours: Monday- Thursday, 2:30 p.m.-7 p.m. | Friday 2:30 p.m.-8 p.m.Closed: Saturday, Sunday & Federal HolidaysWinter Break Open Rec Hours: Monday - Thursday, noon -7 p.m. | Friday noon - 8 p.m.Closed: Saturday, Sunday & Federal Holidays
A Before and After School ProgramSchool age children are separated by age into two categories: primary (ages 5-8) and pre-teen (ages 9-12). Daily activities feature age appropriate activities including art, science, drama, outdoor play, homework time, and more. Also, during spring, summer and winter breaks, full time care is available and includes a variety of activities and fields trip. School Age Care is affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and local 4-H chapters. A variety of clubs are offered throughout the year using BGCA & 4-H as a basis for programming. Programs included: Life skills, Night Hoops, Science Club, Tech Club, Drama Club, Imagemakers, Healthy Habits, Triple Play, Smart Girls, Passport 2 Manhood, & More!
Students are walked to and from Beverly Gardens Elementary (Mad River Local Schools), and transportation is provided to Fairborn City Schools. Our location is also a bus stop for Spinning Hills (Mad River Local Schools). Please contact your child's school to see if transportation can be provided to the program as bus stops change frequently.
The School-Age Care program welcomes students with special needs (medical/developmental). Prior to enrollment, forms must completed before beginning care. Stop by the School-Age Care center to pick up all necessary forms.
To enroll, please visit MilitaryChildCare.com to register. Once you are offered a slot, you will be sent an email to accept. You will then come to the program to complete all necessary paperwork. Your child must be current in all immunizations including the flu shot.Fees are based upon income. Parents must provide proof of income to determine fees.
Hours:Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.Closed Saturday, Sunday, Federal Holidays & some Family Days
Youth SportsThe Youth Sports Program provides recreational leagues and instructional clinics to youth throughout the year. Athletic activities include soccer, track, cheerleading, and more. All volunteer coaches are certified through the National Youth Sports Coaches Association. The Youth Sports Program also includes a special needs sports program.
Recreational LeaguesBasketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Coach Pitch/T-Ball, Soccer, & Softball.
Additional Programs & ActivitiesSpecial Needs Sports Program, Tae Kwon Do, Run Club, Summer Clinics, American Kid's Run, & Xperience Sports Training Classes.
HoursTuesday & Wednesday: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
PhoneYouth Sports Office: 937-656-8693 or 937-656-8688asst. Youth Director: 937-656-8682