Children, Youth, and Teen Programs focus on the needs of families in order to provide maximum access to useful, flexible, and affordable programs such as child development, social, recreational, and athletic programs. Children, youth and teens, ages 6 weeks to 18 years, shall be served in integrated, balanced, quality programs that support the continuum of the Marines family, on and off base.
• Child Development Centers
• Family Child Care Homes
• School-Age Care
• Resource and Referral
• Youth Activities
• Open recreation at the youth center which offers "fosse ball", pool tables,, video games, hand hockey tables, etc.
• Computer labs are available to assist with homework assignments and expansion of youth's computer skills.
• Skill development classes such as field trips, dances,lockdowns, bowling events, pizza parties, etc.
The Marine Corps affiliation with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America forged a unique partnership to expand youth and teen development program opportunities. The affiliation provides programs, materials and services that address health, social, education, vocational, character development and guidance of Marine Corps youth and teens.
Teen activities such as: Youth sports, fitness and recreation mission children, youth and teen programs, are all under the staff cognizance of the Deputy Director for Programs, who is responsible for providing Marine Corps plans, policy, and resources to improve and sustain the capabilities of Commanders to provide quality, affordable child care and youth activities. Programs which support these capabilities include Child Development Centers, On/Off Base Family Child Care, School Age Care. Resource and Referral Services, Youth Activities and Youth Sports.
MCRD Youth Sports is designed to encourage sportsmanship, working with others to attain a common goal and help develop skills in many team sports These programs are designed for ages 4 to 14 years old. Currently the program offers the following sports: Basketball, Soccer, Tee-Ball, Three Pitch Softball, Summer Basketball, Flag Football, Cheerleading, Tennis, Summer Camps and special events.
In addition to our youth programs we are always looking for Volunteer Coaches to assist our Sport Teams. If you are interested in Volunteering, please contact the Youth Sports Coordinator.