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United States Army
301 C. St.
Yuma, AZ 85365-9498
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 Yuma Proving Grounds Youth Center offers programs for youth in grades Kindergarten through twelfth grade. For more information call 928-328-2860. Contact the School Liaison Officer at 928-328-3119/3130/DSN 899-3119/3130.
School Age Services
Our School Age Services program services Kindergarten through fifth grade before and after school 5:45 - 7:45 a.m. and 2:15 - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. On half days the School Age Services program is open before school 5:45 - 7:45 a.m. and after school 12:30 - 6:00 p.m. During school breaks camps are offered 5:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hourly care for school agers is also available 10 hours per week for no more than two consecutive days per week. Reservations are required for hourly care. Registration is free and occurs at Central Registration which is at Bldg. 1105. To register please call 928-328-3119 or 928-328-3339 to set up an appointment. To find out about our program and to set up an orientation where you and your child can tour the facility, meet the staff, and make new friends, please call 928-328-2860. The fees for the before and after school SAS program are on a sliding scale based on total household income.
Middle School Teen Program
The Middle School Teen program services sixth through twelfth grade after school 3:15 - 6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 3:15 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, and 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Saturday. Hours of operation are subject to change. During school breaks, camps and special events are offered. Registration and the open recreation program are free. Registration occurs at Central Registration which is at Bldg. 1105. Fees for camps and special events vary depending on the activities the youth have selected. To register please call 928-328-3119 or 928-328-3339 to set up an appointment. To find out about our program and to set up an orientation where you and your youth can tour the facility, meet the staff, and make new friends, please call 928-328-2860.
The Youth Sports program services 3 - 5 years old (Smart Start) and 6 - 12 years old (Youth Sports League). We partner with MCAS for the following sports - flag football, soccer, baseball, basketball, and cheerleading. Registration occurs at Central Registration which is at Bldg. 1105. To register please call 928-328-3119 or 928-328-3339 to set up an appointment. For more information regarding the Youth Sports program or if you are interested in volunteer coaching, please call 928-328-2860.
Youth Sponsorship Program
If you are new to YPG and would like your youth to make fast friends and learn his/her way around the installation quickly ask for a Youth Sponsor. Youth in both programs, School Age Services and the Middle School Teen Program have been trained on how to assist other youth during their transitional time. Many of our Youth Sponsors have been through numerous PCS's themselves, so they understand the difficulties of a PCS. Help your youth succeed! Call 928-328-2860 and ask for a Youth Sponsor. We look forward to meeting you!
Girl/Boy Scouts - These programs are run privately and not through Youth Services
Girl Scout Troop 452 currently meets at Price Elementary School twice a month. It is a combined troop since we are an isolated installation. From the basic troops meeting all the way to the Gold Award and "Extreme Girl Scouting," Girl Scout experiences and activities are designed to help each girl develop her own potential, relate to others, develop values and contribute to society. The Girl Scout Program is for all girls, ages 5-17. It is a single program which is adapted to meet the developmental, educational, emotional and social needs and interests of girls at five program levels (Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Girl Scouts).
Please call 928-920-0134 for more information.
Yuma Proving Grounds does not, at this time, have a local Boy Scout troop. If your son is interested in becoming a Boy Scout, please contact the Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council at 928-782-1896. The office, located at 1950 W 3rd St. Yuma, AZ 85364-1812 is open Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 -7:00 pm.
Youth Religious Programs
The YPG Chapel offers various child and youth activities throughout the year including Kid's Club, a weekly program, with projects, trips and fun activities that help young minds learn to live a Christian life. For more information call the Installation Chaplain's Office at 928-328-3465/2568.
Opportunities are available to teens ages 15 and above who reside in the state of Arizona. During the summer, when school is not in session, youth may work up to 8 hours per day but no more than 48 hours per a week. During the school year, youth may work up to 5 hours per day, not to exceed 28 hours per a week. Youth may not work past 9:00 pm. Please phone 928-328-2860 for more information. To apply for jobs at Yuma Proving Grounds, youth may contact the personnel office at 928-328-2799.
Driver's LicenseIf you are between the ages of 16 and 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign the legal guardian section on the driver license application. The legal guardian's identification may serve as one form of identification, but you will still need two additional documents, such as an original birth certificate and Social Security card. You will be subject to the written, vision and road skills test as well as the appropriate application fee. The Department of Motor Vehicles can be reached at 928-317-2000 for further information.https://azdot.gov
CurfewYuma County has a curfew, which applies on the Yuma Proving Ground. Unless an exception applies, any minor under the age of 18 who is not "at home" between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am the next morning, and potentially the minor's parent/guardian could face criminal sanctions.
As an example of published exceptions, if someone under 18 attended a YPG FMWR function that kept the minor away from home past 10:00 pm, and on leaving the minor went directly home it would not be a violation. It is probably also arguable as an exception that if a minor is a guest at a friend's home where there is adult supervision, and then after 10:00 pm on leaving the minor went directly home. Minors under 18 merely out and about after 10:00 pm with someone over 18, that is not a parent, guardian, or someone having supervisorial custody (granted by a Court, parent, or guardian) is not an exception.
For details, see Commander's Policy Statement No. 9S - Supervision of Children on Yuma Proving Ground, dated 20 December 2018. This policy is provided to the housing residents in their Housing Resident Handbook; it is also posted in the YPG Intranet site, and posted on all official bulletin boards.