Youth Programs

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Joint Base Charleston Youth Programs offers a variety of recreational, educational and sports programs for youth 5 to 18 years of age.

Open Rec/Teen Program

The Open Rec/Teen Program offers a variety of activities geared to pre-teens and teens.  Activities include lock-ins, dances, field trips, health and fitness activities, college and career preparation, and leadership opportunities.  Visit us on Facebook for the latest happenings.

School Age Program

Joint Base Charleston School Age Programs offer care before school, after school, before and after school, and all day during school holidays, teacher in-service days and during school vacations for elementary and middle school children kindergarten through fifth grade. 4-H and Boys and Girls Clubs of America curricula The school-age program provides age-appropriate activities through 4-H Club and. Activities include field trips, building life skills, exploring creative arts, developing healthy lifestyles and various other activities.  Transportation is offered at select school in the North Charleston and Goose Creek area.

Eligibility is contingent on the status of the sponsor. Eligible patrons include active-duty military personnel, DOD civilian employees paid from either appropriated funds or non-appropriated funds, Reserve Component military personnel on active duty or inactive duty training status, combat-related wounded warriors, surviving spouses of military members who died from a combat-related incident and eligible employees of DOD contractors.  To request care visit www.MilitaryChildCare.com.

Sports Program

Joint Base Charleston Youth Programs offer a variety of organized, instructional and recreational sports programs for children and youth 4 to 12 years of age.  The program is designed to help children and youth develop the fundamental skills for each sport and instill sportsmanship qualities. This program also offers a great opportunity for parents to earn volunteer hours by contributing their knowledge and skills to the program.

Interest-based Instructional Classes

Instructional classes are offered based on community interests. These classes promote the enhancement of specific skills and are taught by certified instructors. If interested in a class not currently offered, patrons are encouraged to suggest it so that youth programs can look into making it available.

Current Classes:

  • Martial Arts
  • Homeschool Programs
  • Dance

Youth Sponsorship

Moving to or from Joint Base Charleston – Let Youth Programs be your guide.

Through the Youth Sponsorship Program Youth Program staff assist youth with transitioning to and/or from Joint Base Charleston.  Let us help ease your youth’s transition by connecting you with a youth at your destination base.  Complete the Youth Sponsorship form at (insert link) and return to Joint Base Youth Programs at 628fss.fsf.2@us.af.mil

Benefits of Becoming a Youth Programs Member

Free/Discounts on varied special programs or workshops
Free/Discounts on varied dances/lock-ins