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.

Download 2019 Parents Night Out Schedule

BGCA High Yield Activity: Roadblocks
Mon · 1 Apr · 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-13
In this wacky challenge youth will have to get through the obstacle courses. Youth will experience many obstacles in their lives. The goal of this activity is to learn to overcome roadblocks.

Teens: BGCA Fine Arts-Creative Journals
Mon · 1 Apr · 6-7 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-member · Ages 13-18
Journals contain some of most personal thoughts and memories. Teens will have the opportunity to make their own journals and personalize them to make their journal unique to them.

BGCA/4H Image Makers Photography
Tue · 2 Apr · 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Grab your camera and get ready to discover various lighting techniques while taking photos. You can learn about front lighting-sun shining in someone’s face;
Back-lighting, sun behind your object; side lighting-sunlight on one side of your subject.

Teens: DIY STEM: Nintendo Switch-Robot Labo
Tue · 2 Apr · 6-7 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Invent your own ways to play the Nintendo Switch. Teens will explore toy con tech as they build a Toy Con Robots. Can you discover the science of how it works?

Nerf Gun Wars
Wed · 3 Apr · 3-4 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.

TEENS: Triple Play-Foot Volleyball
Wed · 3 Apr · 6-7 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Description of Event (We need 2 to 5 sentence): Try a new and wacky way to play volleyball. Teens will use their feet instead of their hands as we balloon volleyball.

Month of the Military Child: Respecting the Flag
Thu · 4 Apr · 4:30-5 p.m.
Free · Ages 9-12
Do you know what you should do when you hear the National Anthem? How about when your flag isn’t on display? Join us we learn how to fold the flag into a traditional triangle shape and store in a safe place to show your respect. We will then go outside just before 5:00 for the National Anthem showing our respect for all who serve including our military youth!

Parents Night Out
Fri · 5 Apr · 6:30-10:30 p.m.
$10 for members; $15 for non-members · Ages 5-12
Give yourself a break and drop your kiddos off at the youth center for a night of games, dinner, and fun! Registration is required. Spaces limited!

BGCA Triple Play: Capture the Flag
Fri · 5 Apr · 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Learn the rules of strategy as we play capture the play. Teams will be created and let the games begin.

TEENS: Pie Face
Fri · 5 Apr · 7-9 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
In this thrilling game, players take turns cranking the handle and hope they are lucky enough to end their turn with a clean face. The mechanical hand could go off during any turn, flinging either a wet sponge or whipped cream in the player's face. Teens will love watching friends, or their friends getting a face-full in the hilarious game of Pie Face.

Month of the Military Child: Boot Camp Challenges
Mon · 8 Apr · 4-5 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
In the Boot Camp Challenge, the goal is to encourage young people to be active every day. These activities and games promote healthy physical activity through a variety of aerobic exercises.

TEENS: Paint Wars
Mon · 8 Apr · 6-7 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Teens wear your old clothes that can get dirty and get ready for war. Don’t forget to take a supply of paintballs and strategize your survival.

BGCA Healthy Habits-Eating Away From Home
Tue · 9 Apr · 4-5 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Youth will discover that foods we eat when we are away from home often comes in larger portions and sometimes is high in calories, fat and added sugar. Through this activity youth will gain the knowledge that it is possible to make nutritious choices when away from home.

TEENS: GLOW Kickball
Wed · 10 Apr · 6-7 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Play one of your favorite games with us but in the DARK! Glow in the dark clothes encouraged for this friendly and social game of kickball!

Heat Press “Purple Up Tees”
Wed-Thu · 10-11 Apr · 3-4:30 p.m.
Free to members; $5.00 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Create your own “Purple Up!” t-shirt with our heat press. Celebrate the uniqueness of being a military child. We appreciate your service too! Wear your Purple Up shirt on Thursday and celebrate you!

TEENS: Paint Your Own Month of the Military Child T-Shirt
Thu · 11 Apr · 6-7 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Create your own “Purple Up!” t-shirt using fabric paints and markers. Celebrate the uniqueness of being a military Teen. We appreciate your service too! Wear your Purple Up shirt on Thursday and celebrate you!

Teen Night: Nerf Gun Wars
Fri · 12 Apr · 7-9 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
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.

BGCA Smart Girls and Passport to Manhood: High Yield Activity: Replacing Words That Hurt With Words That Heal
Mon · 15 Apr · 4-4:30 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-13
To give members practice at using words that heal or encourage rather than those that hurt. Let’ get comfortable with giving and receiving compliments.

TEENS: Black Light 9 Square in the Air
Tue · 16 Apr · 6-7 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Teens. Grabs your smart phones and Google “Glow in the dark 9 square in the Air.”

BGCA Fine Arts/DIY STEM: Physical Pixel Art
Wed & Thu · 17-18 Apr · 4-5 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
It’s time to brain storm the perfect picture. Pixels are the building blocks of pictures and you will create your own pixels. In this artistic challenge youth will take the physical pixels they make to create an artist picture.

Month of the Military Child: Family Night: DIY STEM: Paper Flashlights
Fri · 19 Apr · 5-6 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Do you think you can make flashlight from paper? Come create and design your own paper flashlight in our maker space.

Teen Night High Yield Activity: Lifestyles
Fri · 19 Apr · 7-9 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Teens will join several activities to challenging their minds on what and where will their chosen lifestyles will lead them. Teens will take into account lifestyle factors, teens will identify two career choices in the social service professions that would support their top three personal lifestyle considerations.

Earth Day: BGCA Torch, Keystone and Teen Council Clubs Service Activity-Spring Clean Up
Mon · 22 Apr · 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Celebrate and help take care of our Earth while gaining your Millions Hours of Service. Let’s be the difference and help beautify our Youth Center grounds and Open Recreation.

Makerspace: Earth Week-Recycled Art
Tue · 23 Apr · 4:30-5:30
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Recycled art is creative work that's made from discarded materials that once had another purpose. Artists who make recycled art take those materials and make them into something new.

4H Sewing Project: Military Sock Monsters
Wed · 24 Apr · 4-6 p.m.
Free for members, $5 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Grab a needle and thread and create something crazy with an assortment of crazy socks and various crafting supplies.

TEENS: BGCA Triple Play-Basket Case
Wed · 24 Apr · 6-7 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
It's practically impossible not to burst out laughing as you watch your friends duck and sway when playing this wacky game.

4H Baking: Upside-Down cake
Thu · 25 Apr · 4-5:30 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
There is always time to make dessert with a microwave. Practice your life skills as we make and bake Upside-down cake using the microwave.

TEENS: BGCA Digital Arts- Garage Band
Thu · 25 Apr · 6-7 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members Ages 13-18
GarageBand is a line of digital audio workstations which allows users to create music or podcasts. GarageBand for Mac has everything you need to learn, play, record, mix, and share incredible music, even if you've never played a note.

DIY STEM: Nintendo Labo
Fri · 26 Apr · 1:30-3 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Nintendo Labo™ is a series of DIY kits crafted to work with Nintendo Switch™. Build Toy-Con creations from cardboard and bring them to life with your Nintendo. Join as we create and play the new games

Teen Night: Teen Star Search Karaoke Night
Fri · 26 Apr · 7-9 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Teens bring your friends for a fun filled Friday night as sing the night away with Karaoke! Who will the star?

BGCA Triple Play 41 Pool
Mon · 29 Apr · 4-5 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Ready for a twist on a familiar game of pool? Try your skills at 41 pool. Youth will use math skills as they work for an exact score of 41.

BGCA Triple Play: Table X Challenge Table Tennis
Tue · 30 Apr · 4-5 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
It’s table tennis with a twist! See if you can make the challenge shots and score points. The player that scores the most in five shots wins!

BGCA Triple Play: DIY Bowling
Tue · 30 Apr · 6-7 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Try a twist on an old familiar game of bowling. Teens will see who can come up with the most difficult lane setup or the best ball substitute in this fun wacky challenge.