NAVSTA Great Lakes - Youth Center

The Great Lakes Youth Center, located in Forrestal Village offers before and after school age care (SAC) summer and holiday day camps. Youth programing and teen programming including, open recreation, youth and teen day trips and special events are also offered. SAC, youth, and teen programs are affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club of America and 4H. Great Lakes Great Lakes Youth Center also offers youth sports and fitness programs along with instructional and recreational classes and programs.

School Age Care Program
School Age Care program (SAC) provides a fun environment, while offering a wide variety of developmentally age appropriate activities before and after school for children in grades K-7th grade. SAC also offers special holiday childcare options, as well as summer camps for children. Please visit MilitaryChildCare.com to request for care.

The programs are designed to enhance rather than duplicate the school day, are affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and offer 4-H programs. Scheduled developmentally appropriate activities in core program areas and technology are planned based on knowledge of youth development and needs and interests of the children enrolled. Navy SAC programs are DoD certified and nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).

Hourly Care is offered to parents who may need occasional care for appointments. (Openings are based on space availability.)

Eligibility: Active Duty, reservists on active duty attached to NS Great Lakes and DOD Employees employed by Naval Station Great Lakes.

Youth and Teen Program
The Youth and Teen program offers various activities for youth ages 9-18 yrs old. We offer activies and clubs every month that help youth enhance their skills and knowledge in various areas: Character & Leadership, Health & Lifeskills, Arts, Sports & Recreation, and Education & Career Development.

Youth Program  
Ages 9-12 yrs. old
5 PM – 7 PM (Spring & Summer Hours)
5 PM -  6 PM (Fall & Winter Hours)

Teen Program
Ages 13 – 18 yrs. old

3 PM – 7 PM (Spring & Summer Hours)
3 PM - 6 PM (Fall & Winter Hours)

CYP Facebook Page
Great Lakes Teen Center Facebook Page
 

Events

Thursday, January 23, 2020

6:00PM

Intro to Card Stamping

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Snowman Building Competition

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

10:00AM

Polar Bear Plunge 2020

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

1:00PM

Splash Bash

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3:00PM

Snowshoe Hike & S'mores

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

5:30PM

Traveling Made Easy

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

10:00AM

MWR Hiring Event

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Veterans Memorial Golf Course

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Scented Valentine Sensory Dough

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Snowman Building Competition

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

10:00AM

Family Fun & Fit: Family Zumba

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

6:00PM

Chocolate & Crafts

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Scented Valentine Sensory Dough

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

5:30PM

Daddy Daughter Sock Hop

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

5:00PM

Family Game Night

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Scented Valentine Sensory Dough

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

Friday, February 21, 2020

5:30PM

2020 Family Fun & USO No-Dough Dinners

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Scented Valentine Sensory Dough

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

1:00PM

Splash Bash

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

Thursday, February 27, 2020

6:00PM

Unique Gym Game Night

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Scented Valentine Sensory Dough

NAVSTA Great Lakes - Community Recreation