Youth Center

853-5437

Monday-Thursday
6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday
6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Weekends
Closed


The Youth Programs goal is to provide a safe, enriching, supervised environments for youth of all ages. Our programs maintain an atmosphere that encourages flexibility and allows for freedom of choice within appropriate guidelines. We strive to reinforce family values and emphasize the uniqueness of each child by promoting positive attitudes and validating self-worth. Some of the programs we offer include: Before and After School Care, Power Hour (help with homework), and Youth Sports.

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Download 2019 Parents Night Out Schedule

Passport to Manhood: Cooperation and Conflict
Mon · 3 Jun · 2-3 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
This session address the different types of conflicts, recognizing characteristics of a safe and assertive youth, healthy ways to respond to conflict, and identifying the benefits and importance of cooperation!

4H Mondays-Egg to Chick
Mon · 3 Jun · 1 p.m.
Free to members $2.50 non-members · Ages 9-18
Join us and 4H as we set up for chick eggs in our Center of Innovation. Learn about the science behind chick incubation and Embryology while we wait for the chicks to hatch. Keep coming back daily, weekly to help take care of the eggs and chicks.

Paintball Camp
Mon-Fri · 3-7 Jun
Free members; $30 for non-members · Ages 12-18
Grab your friends and get ready to battle it out in the arena! Learn the different rules and strategies to be at the top of your game. Needs permission slip signed and payment. Spaces limited.

DIY STEM: Marble Madness
Tue · 4 Jun · 2 p.m.
Free to members $2.50 to non-members · Ages 9-12
Let’s test your engineering skills as you design and test your marble roller coaster. You will have to practice teamwork, communication, use your creative thinking and solve design problems you build a roller coaster.

Teen Council/Keystone and Torch Club Community Project: Gardening
Wed · 5 Jun · 1 p.m.
Free to members $2.50 to non-members · Ages 9-18
Come join us for our Community Service Project as you earn your Millions Hours of Service credit. Learn some gardening techniques as we be cleaning and planting flowers at the Youth Center. We will be building gardening boxes also.

BGCA STEM/4H Science of Gardening
Wed · 5 Jun · 2:30 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Do you know what a Hydroponic Garden is? Are you ready to learn some gardening skills? We will be planting seeds and placing plants in out Hydroponic Garden Tower.

DYI STEM: BGCA Ultimate Journey -Soaring
Thu · 6 Jun · 1 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Have you ever thought about birds in flight? We will explore the physical features of birds that enable them to fly. Then the challenge will begin as you engineer a design, build and test paper airplanes to simulate birds soaring.

DYI STEM: Build a Weather
Thu · 6 Jun · 3 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Create a weather station using a two liter bottle. Observe and record the weather with your own multi-functional weather station.

Parents Night Out
Fri · 7 Jun · 6:30-10:30 p.m.
$10 for members; $15 for non-members · Ages 5-12
Give yourself you’re a break! You deserve it! Spaces Limited register early. Registration closes on 4 June.

Field Trip: Main Event
Fri · 7 Jun · 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
$20 for members; $25 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Are you ready for a day of fun? 4 Hours of all you can play activities: Bowling, Gravity Ropes(48" Height Requirement), Laser Tag(48" Height Requirement),Billiards, Shuffleboard, Fun card, two pieces of Pizza and a drink. Permission slips and payment must be received to register for the trip.

Giant Jenga
Fri · 7 Jun · 1 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members Ages 9-18
Join us for life-sized Jenga! Test your skill at balancing and removing Jenga pieces keeping the tower standing.

Teen Trip: 4H-Adventures in
Leadership Camp
Sun – Wed 9-12 Leave Jun 10 a.m. on 9 Jun Return 12 Jun @ 3:30 p.m.
Free · Ages 12-18
Meet at 4H Extension Office in Albuquerque
Come experience a fun and challenging residential camp at the rustic Ghost Ranch in New Mexico! Participants will hike colorful rock formations, test their leadership skills with low and high ropes courses, complete activities from the multiple cultures of New Mexico, and become health living ambassadors. Spaces Limited.

BGCA Triple Play: Shoot the Hoop
Mon · 10 Jun · 4 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Challenging yourself while engaging in friendly competition with your peers. Can you make the shot? Youth will make shots at the basketball hoop from various locations on the court.

BGCA Fine Arts: Locker Magnets
Tue · 11 Jun · 2 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Bring photos or create your own designs to make locker magnets!

BGCA Triple Play Zig Zag Kickball
Wed · 12 Jun · 2 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Come play a new wacky version of kickball. You don’t have to know how to play. Give it a try and just come have fun!

DIY STEM: Dough Labs
Thu · 13 Jun · 2 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Learn how to apply the scientific method and infuse your creative ideas! We will explore microbiology, chemistry, physics and food science.

BGCA Fine Arts: Crafting for Special Figures
Thu · 13 Jun · 2 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Do you need a gift for Father’s Day? You can make a one of a kind piece of art for that special figure.

Field Trip: Golf Lessons at Tijeras Arroyo Golf Course
14 June, 5 July, 12 July, 19 July · 8:15-10:45 a.m.
$10/class · Ages 9-18
Topics will include but are not limited to…the golf swing itself, the game, golf etiquette & safety, putting, scoring, clubs and club design. There will be engaging & fun drills & games for improving the various aspects of the game of golf. We will engage in various levels of fun competitions to help capture some excitement with the game. Needs permission slip signed. Spaces Limited.

BGCA Triple Play Water Balloon Wars
Fri · 14 Jun · 2 p.m.
Free to members $2.50 to non-members · Ages 9-18
Come cool off from the heat in a fun filled afternoon of water balloon wars. Set up your team’s forts and let the games begin!

Smart Girls Club: What’s With Bullies?
Mon · 17 Jun · 1-2 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
The session addresses the opposite of friendship: peer pressure and bullying. Girls this age might be unfamiliar with the term “peer pressure,” but they certainly know what it feels like. This session gets them to think about how to address both peer pressure and bullying in healthy ways.

4H Monday: Welcome to New Mexico 4H
Mon · 17Jun · 1 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Come see what 4H is about. It’s more than you think. We will be designing shirts using the heat press machine and various types of paints so, you make your shirt extra special.

Teens: BGCA Fine Arts: Dirty Cup Painting
Mon · 17 Jun · 4 p.m.
Free for members, $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
If you are new to painting and especially to pouring, when someone first mentions doing a dirty pour you might do a double take. What is a dirty pour? What exactly do they mean by that term? Why is it dirty? Do they mean that the paints are dirty colors? You won’t want to miss this come check it out!

Field Trip: Isotopes Game
Tue · 18 Jun · 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$11+ money for lunch/ snacks · Ages 9-18
Come cheer on the Albuquerque Isotopes in their 2019 season. The Albuquerque Isotopes are the Triple-An affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Needs permission slip signed and payment. Spaces Limited.

Summer Brain Gain- Fruit Sculptures
Wed · 19 Jun · 1-3 p.m.
Free for members, $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Create a masterpiece using fresh fruits. Take your sculpture home or enjoy it here.

DIY 4H Sewing: Monsters
Thu · 20 Jun · 2 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 non-members · Ages 9-18
Get ready to design and create a monster pattern. Then you can cut and sew your monster together using the sewing machine, hand sewing and gluing.

Teens: BGCA DIY STEM: Thermal Power
Thu · 20 Jun · 4 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Youth will have the opportunity to explore and learn about thermal power. In this activity we will build mini turbines while exploring nothing more than a combination of hot and cold water and a special thermal power conversion cell.

Movie Day Field Trip: Pets 2
Fri · 21 Jun · 1-5 p.m.
$12 Pay at Theater+ money for snacks · Ages 9-18
Cool down, kick back and join us for a movie at Icon Cinema. Signed permission slips are needed. Space is limited!

BGCA High Yield Teens: Memory Run Game
Fri · 21 Jun · 4:30 p.m.
Free for members, $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Are you up for a challenge? Try a new twist with the popular game of memory. It’s a relay race to get to make your matches for your team.

4H Monday: Healthy Snacking Day
Mon · 24 Jun · 1 p.m.
Free for members, $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Do you know what a healthy snack is? Join us as we make healthy snacks and learn about nutrition.

Explora & Pre-Teen Lock In
Mon · 24 Jun · 2 p.m.-6:30 a.m. Sat 25 Jun
$30 for members; $40 for non-members Ages 9-12
Join us for a fun filled event with youth from Holloman AFB. We will go to Explora and come back to the Youth Center for the lock-in. It will be fulfilled day of games and dinner. Youth must be picked up by: 6:30 am on the 25 June. Permission slips and payment required at sign up.

Game Day-UNO Dare
Tue · 25 Jun · 1 p.m.
Free for members, $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
What will you do in this new version of UNO? UNO Dare action cards force your opponents to either draw two cards or perform a hilarious dare.

DIY STEM Lego Planters
Wed · 26 Jun · 1 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Get excited about planting and use those critical thinking skills to build your own Lego planter!

Teens: 4H Basics of Babysitting Class
Wed · 26 Jun · 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Free for members, $5 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Become more familiar with the job characteristics of being a babysitter. By the time you’ve completed his course, you will have gained knowledge on what and who a babysitter is and whether or not being a babysitter is the job for you! The Youth Center does not offer First Aid and CPR certifications. To be a Certified Babysitter you must obtain: 1. Basics of Babysitting; 2. First Aid Certification; 3. CPR Certification before you can become a Certified Babysitter. This class only meets the Basics of Babysitting potion.

BGCA Summer Brain Gain/STEM: Spectacular Spuds Experiment
Thu · 27 Jun · 2 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Potato chip science is big business! The FDA does some very important tests so that the food you eat—including potato chips—is accurately labeled. We may not have access to the FDA’s expensive machines, but we can still do some pretty cool tests without them. Join us as we analyze the fat content in potato chips! Are they healthy?

Nerf Gun Wars
Thu · 27 Jun · 3:30 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-12
Test your shooting skill as we play a wide variety of shooting challenges. Then get your friends ready for some teamwork and strategy planning as we battle with Nerf guns.

Triple Play Field Trip: Swimming at Kirtland AFB
Fri · 28 Jun · 12:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
$2.50/Person · Ages 9-18
Keep your heart rate up and take some of the impact stress off of your body with a few hours of swimming! Games, endurance, muscle strength, and cardiovascular fitness awaits you! Needs permission slip signed and payment. Spaces Limited.

BGCA Fine Arts-Washi Tape Mason Lantern
Fri · 28 Jun · 4 p.m.
Free for members, $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
In case you were unaware, washi tape is decorative Japanese tape that crafters are completely obsessed with. It also has a magic power that makes everything it's stuck to the most adorable thing in the world. Join us as we create Mason jar lanterns.

Teens: Think Fast: Internet Advertising
Fri · 28 Jun · 5 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Teens will explore popular websites and record their observations about the advertisements they encounter, then discuss those observations in order to develop an understanding of--and the ability to think critically about--the techniques advertisers use to influence their purchasing decisions.