Youth Programs

Offering quality early childhood development programs



(662) 434-2504
DSN 742-2504

Director: Latasha Jones Swoop


386 Imes St
Building 348


Recreation Program

Monday – Friday:  3pm - 6pm
Saturday / Sunday / Holidays:  CLOSED
AETC Family Days:  CLOSED

Front Desk 
Monday – Friday:  10am-6pm
Saturdays / Sundays / Holidays:  CLOSED

The Youth Center contribute to the readiness and improve productivity through quality youth programs providing opportunities for youth to develop their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive abilities including opportunities for achievement, leadership, and recognition through United States Air Force Programs, Boys and Girls Club of America Programs, and National 4-H Club Programs, while still promoting quality of life and esprit de corps for the members of the Columbus Air Force Base Community.

The program offers a wide range of educationally enhanced programs, instructional classes, field trips and events for youth and teens 9-18 year of age on Columbus AFB. The Youth Center provides a safe and fun environment supervised by a caring and well-trained staff.


  • Games and Social Recreation Activities
  • Special events for families
  • Educational Enhanced Programs
  • Computer Lab
  • Separate Teen Room for ages 13 and above
  • Field Trips
  • Classes such as ballet, gymnastics, martial arts & more
  • Camps (Skill) during the summer


Torch Club, Keystone Club, Power Hour, Fine Arts, Photography, Youth of the Year, Youth Sponsorship, Gardening, Smart Girls, Sports and Fitness, Lights on after School, Spring Fling, BGCA Day for Kids, Breakfast with Santa, MLK Celebration, 4-H Programs and more.

Upcoming Youth Events

Summer Camp

May 30 - July 26

Babysitting Course

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - May 31 @ 6:00 pm

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp

June 5 @ 12:00 am - June 9 @ 12:00 am

Donuts with Dad

June 15 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Petting Zoo at the Youth Center

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Kids Summer Fishing Camp

June 26 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 12:30 pm

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