Youth Programs

Offering quality early childhood development programs



(662) 434-2504
DSN 742-2504

Director: Latasha Jones Swoop


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

Youth Soccer Spring Registration

January 17 @ 8:00 am - February 3 @ 4:30 pm

Part Day Enrichment

February 1 @ 8:00 am

Glow Night for Teens at Upsurge in Tuscaloosa

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Youth T-Ball Coach Pitch Registration

February 20 @ 8:00 am - March 10 @ 4:30 pm

Spring Break Camp

March 13 @ 7:00 am - March 17 @ 6:00 pm

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