Youth Center


853-5437

Monday-Friday
6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Weekends
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July Youth Programs


Before and After School Care Registrations for 2022-2023 School Year
Opens Mon 11 Jul
Please register on Militarychildcare.com If you have any questions, please call 853-KIDS(5437)

Torch, Keystone and Teen Council Weekly Meetings
Wed · 6,13,20,27 Jul · 1 p.m.
Free · Ages 9-18
Torch Club, Keystone and Teen Council are a leadership and service club, designed to help youth ages 9–18 reach their potential and realize the impact and importance they can have on their local community. Each week the clubs will focus on Leadership and Community.

Teens: Career Launch “What Does a Career Provide/Hold and More”
Fri · 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Jul · 3:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Ever wonder why people work and do what they do? How would you value having a job you love? Join as we discuss careers and our passions. We will have weekly meeting covering topics such as: What’s the difference between a job and a career? How is the world of work organized? What are potential careers? And predicting the jobs of the future.

COI-STEAM: My.Future
Mon · 11, 18 & 25 Jul · 2:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
My.Future is BGCA's mobile-friendly social platform with access to over 185 Boys & Girls Club program activities in areas such as STEM, leadership and the arts. With My.Future, kids and teens can learn new skills, connect with their friends, and earn recognition and rewards in a safe and fun online environment. Currently, youth can participate in activities in 11 program areas, including in Digital Literacy Essentials, Media Making, Computer Science, Leadership, Visual Arts, Lyricism 101, Ultimate Journey, SMART Girls, Positive Club Climate and DIY STEM.

STEM-LEGO ZIP LINE CHALLENGE
Tue-Fri · 5-8 Jul · 1:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
This really fun Lego zip line is not only a fun DIY Zip-line Project, but an educational STEM activity for you! You will have to design your line to get the results you want.

Laser Tag
Tue · 5 Jul · 2:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Laser tag is a recreational shooting sport where participants use infrared -emitting light guns to tag designated targets. Get ready to have some fun as we try our Laser Tag sets.

Fine Arts-DIY Resin Art
Tue · 5 Jul · 2:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Resin art is anything created through the use of combining some resin and hardener for purely aesthetic purposes. You will have the opportunity to try out this new craze with us.

Image Makers Photography-Taking Better Photos
Tue-Fri · 5-8 Jul · 1:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Join us we learn how to use the digital 35mm camera. You will be able take pictures practicing up close and further away photos. You can then study your photos and see how positioning changes the photo.

Open Mic Comedy
Tue · 5 Jul · 3:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
YP what’s your talent? The mic is yours to share your talent with music, spoken word performance, dance, poetry, comedy, and storytelling. Bring your instruments and share your talents with Open Rec.

High Yield Activity: Fifty
Wed · 6 Jul · 3:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Can you get “Fifty” before your opponents? You will be challenged to make the basketball shot or your opponent gets the points. The first competitor to get “Fifty” wins.

BGCA Smart Moves: Learning to Cope with Stress
Fri · 8 Jul · 3:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 12-18
We all have stress daily in our lives. How do you handle stress? In this session we will share what common stresses we have and discover ways to manage and succeed.

4H Healthy and Fit: Physical-Yoga
Mon-Fri · 11-15 Jul · 4 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Yoga is a great physical activity to keep you healthy. Did you know Yoga helps us handle our stress management? Join as we relax and exercise.

DIY Lego Engineers Design Challenge- Mazes Galore
Mon-Fri · 11-15 Jul · 3 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Build a classical-style maze and make it as challenging as you dare. Design your maze and see if you or others can guide the ball past the traps. We have many different styles of mazes for you explore and design.

Weekly Fine Arts Project: 3-Dimensional Duct Tape Art & More
Mon-Fri · 11-15 Jul · 2:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
This is not your typical duct tape art. You can apply the duct tape to various mediums creating unique canvas art, glass pieces, stone pieces and more.

Passport to Manhood & Smart Girls Clubs: Long to Belong
Tue · 12 Jul · 4 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-15
Youth will have the opportunity to learn and understand peer pressure. Belonging to a group of friends can be wonderful. Youth will learn at times, being part of a group of friends can be problematic. Youth will gain coping tools in this session.

Youth of the Year: Community Art
Tue · 12 Jul · 2:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Are you ready to prepare to become Kirtland’s next Military Youth of the Year? We are having by-weekly meetings and activities to help you be your Authentic Self. Community Art is a service activity to enhance our community here at Kirtland.

High Yield Activity: Treasure Map
Wed · 13 Jul · 2:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-12
Have you ever created a treasure map? In this activity you will create a treasure map to your future using your name. Where will your hidden treasure be?

Weekly Triple Play Daily Challenges: Acrobatic Skills
Mon-Fri · 18-22 Jul · 1:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
You won’t want to miss this fun filled week full of daily challenges and games. This week we will you will try your acrobatic skills daily with a different activity each day: Dance Relay; Dance Surprise; Yoga Sequences; Human Obstacle Course and Teens Teaching Yoga

Fine Arts: Cubist Style Paintings
Mon-Fri · 18-22 Jul · 2:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
You may be wondering what a Cubist is paining. It is style of art which aims to show all of the possible viewpoints of a person or an object all at once. It is called Cubism because the items represented in the artworks look like they are made out of cubes and other geometrical shapes. Join us as we draw, cube and paint, shade or color our masterpiece.

DIY-MECHANICAL SCIENCE
Mon-Fri · 18-22 Jul · 3 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Get ready to explore the mechanical side of science. You will be building levers and cranks.

4H- STEAM: Sew a Tote
Mon-Fri · 18-22 Jul · 3:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Have you ever made your own tote? In this sewing activity you will cut and sew your tote. Then you will have the opportunity to design your tote. You could make your own appliques, add decorative stiches, fabric paints/markers and more.

Image Makers Photography: Lighting Techniques
Mon-Fri · 18-22 Jul · 2:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Youth will explore how lighting affects their photos. We will practice taking phots inside and outdoors. Youth will practice front, side and behind lighting techniques.

High Yield Activity: Memory Run
Tue · 19 Jul · 4 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Remember playing memory games when you were younger? Well this is the same but, with some twists. This is a physical race again against your fellow competitors and your memory is still needed.

Smart Girls; You’re Super Awesome
Tue · 19 Jul · 3:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members Ages 10-15
will talk about what it means to be an individual. We will define the concept of self-esteem as youth discover their superhero powers. In the activity youth will write a: I am Poem- expressing who they are. Next Smart Girls will be 27 July @ 1:30: Keeping it Clean

TEENS-DIY STEAM: Hot Air Balloons
Mon-Fri · 25-29 Jul · 2 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
In this activity you will have pay close attention to create your balloon. You will be using your weaving skills in this artsy hot air balloon. These delicate balloons will add a nice touch to your personal space.

Weekly Triple Play Daily Challenges: Hand Skills
Mon-Fri · 25-29 Jul · 1:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Test your hand skills daily with these ball challenges and games. Each day there will be a different challenge: Team Four-Square; Wally Ball; Sitting Volleyball; VIP-Very Important Passer

BGCA Fine Arts: Multicultural Mosaic Art
Mon-Fri · 25-29 Jul · 2:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Youth will try their creative ideas using an ancient art form skill that is used today. Artists may choose the mediums of their choice such as canvas, glass, rock, or cardboard as their base. They can use any material they like to make or use as the mosaic pieces. The possibilities are endless!

High Yield Activity-STEM: Invisible Ink
Tue · 26 Jul · 2:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Ever thought about how to send a secret message? Have a little spy in you? How would you pass a secret message? Join us as we use chemistry to create secret messages.

Youth of the Year: Buddy Boosts
Tue · 26 Jul · 1:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
What is a buddy and how can they boost you? In this session we will work on our self-esteem and self-confidence. Youth will learn tools to help resist media pressures.

BGCA Smart Moves: Resisting Media Pressures
Wed · 27 Jul · 3:30 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members Ages 12-18
Do you know media pressure is and how it may affect you? Join us as we explore different aspects of media and learn the strategies they use.

Triple Play-Healthy Habits: Selecting the Healthiest Drink
Thu · 28 Jul · 2 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
When you are thirsty; what drink do you desire? What is your favorite drink? In this activity we explore what we drink and how much sugar is in it. Is your favorite healthy?

DIY STEM-Chemistry: Make your own Lava Lamp
Thu · 28 Jul · 3 p.m.
Free for members-$2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
You know the mesmerizing feel of watching a lava lamp, with its large colored bubbles sinking, rising, and morphing? Ever wondered how does a Lava Lamp work? They look complicated but, the science behind them is not. With this project, you can make your own (temporary) lava lamp and discover the science for yourself!