Youth Programs

Winner of the 2018 HQ AFMC Child & Youth Services Flight Award!

The mission of Youth Programs is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The program provides a safe place to learn and grow, encourages ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, and creates life-enhancing programs and character development experiences and opportunities. See our Facebook page.

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Open Recreation Mon-Thur - 1330 to 1730 | Fri - 1330 to 1700 | Friday Activities - 1730 to 2030

Reception/Front Desk Mon-Fri - 0600 to 1700 |

School Age Program (1st-6th Grade Before School) Mon-Fri - 0600 to 0830 |

1st-6th Grade After School Mon-Thu - 1600 to 1730 | Fri - 1400 to 1730

Kindergarteners Before School Mon-Fri - 0600 to 0830 |

Kindergarteners After School Mon-Thu - 1200 to 1730 | Fri - 1400 to 1730

Kindergarteners Before School Mon-Thu - 0600 to 1225 | Fri - 0600 to 1100

Kindergarteners After School Mon-Thu - 1600 to 1730 | Fri -1400 to 1730

School Holiday/Summer Mon-Fri - 0600 to 1730 |

Open Recreation 9-18yrs

Youth Programs Open Recreation is designed to provide safe, age-appropriate activities that help youth develop strength, confidence and provide a healthy and sound environment. Programs such as youth development or leadership development through club organizations, health education, youth/parent activities, youth sponsorship programs and relocation assistance are available. Being affiliated with the Boys & Girls clubs of America and 4-H, we have incorporated many of their programs such as the Power Hour, Keystone Club, Torch Club, Smart Girls and Air Force Specialty camps such as: Space Camp, Teen Aviation Camp, 4-H Teen Adventure Camp, Regional STEM Camps and Missoula Children’s Theater. Youth Programs uses these clubs to provide community service in conjunction with monthly activities.


Youth ages 9-18 years old of Active Duty Members, Reserves, Retired military and DoD Civilians who have access to base privileges. Youth 6-8 years old are allowed to participate only when they are in an activity that involves continuous direct supervision by an adult or they are accompanied by a parent. Youth 18 years old must still be in high school. Married and active duty youth are not allowed to participate as youth participants.

Registration and Membership

Youth must have an AF Form 88, Air Force Youth Programs Registration, on file to participate in Open Recreation. In accordance with AFI 134-144 immunizations to include a flu shot must be submitted at time of registration and updated annually. Open Recreation is a PRIVILEGE not a right. The annual fee is $60 per youth and we don’t prorate. All memberships expire the next year on the same day. Youth may also purchase a day pass for $2 per day.

Sports Program 03-13yrs

MISSION STATEMENT: Hill AFB Youth Sports Program Mission is to teach the basic skills which young people need to play various youth sports in a safe and nurturing environment, where all children receive an equal chance to participate, regardless of skill level. PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY: Hill Air Force Base has established an excellent approach to encourage a wide variety of desired outcomes to occur through the participation in our Youth Sports programs. These fundamental goals include:

  • Develop positive personal, social, and psychological skills.
  • Obtain enjoyment through recreation
  • Develop physical fitness and self worth
  • Develop the physical skills to enhance the likelihood of participation in physical activities throughout life
  • Learn and develop the rules and strategies of organized team, and individual sports
  • Develop respect for rules as a facilitator of safe and fair competition
  • Promote sports as an alternate to drug, alcohol, and tobacco use as a way to recreate, escape from reality, or enhance performance
  • Promote interaction with positive role models and other children

*Start Smart is a program created by NAYS (National Alliance for Youth Sports) — Prepares children ages 3-4 for organized sports in a FUN, non-threatening environment *Jr. NBA Basketball Ages 3-13 years old *Baseball & T-Ball Ages 3-13 years old *Soccer Ages 3-13 years old *NFL Flag Football Ages 7-13 years old *Additional Sports Programs and Activities: MLB Pitch, Hit & Run America’s Kids Fun Run NFL Punt, Pass & Kick

Instructional Program 5-18yrs

Karate/ Mix Martial Arts Instructor: Jose Garcia Phone: 801-529-3346 *Class Times: Monday & Wednesday 5:00-6:00 5-10 year olds, 6:00-7:00 11-18 year olds. Location: Hess Fitness Center (Bldg. 520) Fees: $45/month. Additional fee for uniforms. Judo Instructor: Don Chesmer Phone: 801-499-6955 Class Times: Junior Novice (5-12 year olds), Monday – 5:15 – 6:30 & Wednesday – 5:00 – 6:15 Junior Advanced/Adults (12 year olds and older) Wednesday – 6:15 to 7:45 & Friday – 5 to 6:30 Location: Hess Fitness Center (Bldg. 520) Fees: $35/month. Additional cost for uniform & annual membership Piano Instructor: Tracie Cushman Phone: 801-777-2419 Class Times: Wednesday 4:00-4:45 8 and older, 5:00-5:30 4-7 year olds Location: Youth Programs (Bldg. 883) Fees: $80/month. Sheet music and other materials included.

School Age Care Program 5-12yrs

The School Age Care program provides supervised recreational, educational, social, and cultural programs for youth ages 5-12 (kindergarten-sixth grade) in a safe and healthy environment. We offer a variety of services/contracts to include: Before only, After Only, Before and After School, and Full Day Summer Camp.

AF CYP Mission Statement

To assist DoD military and civilian personnel in balancing the competing demands of the accomplishment of the DoD mission and family life by managing and delivering a system of quality, available, and affordable programs and services for eligible children and youth birth through 18 years of age.


Air Force School Age Care provides a safe, enriching, and supervised environments for children and youth during out of school time. Individual interests, experiences, abilities and needs guide the programming. Children have the right to be heard, listened to and influence decisions. We promote experiences and opportunities that enhance rather than duplicate the school day. 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.


  • Personal Development – supporting positive self-concept, fostering independence and life skills, encouraging responsibility
  • Social Development – establishing friendships, learning social skills, gaining social support, developing a sense of community and teamwork
  • Physical Development – building physical and recreational skills, appreciating the ability to rest and relax

Dress Code

APPROPRIATE DRESS REQUIRED FOR ALL YOUTH CENTER FUNCTIONS - Halter tops and spaghetti straps are not permitted. Shirts must cover midriff. Garments should not contain inappropriate slogans or advertisement for alcohol, tobacco, or include sexually suggestive content or text. Pants will not be worn in a manner that shows undergarments. Shorts must be no shorter than finger-tip length, measured from the middle finger. Closed-toe shoes are highly recommended for Open Recreation. Thank you.


7712 6th Street Bldg. 883



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