YOUTH STEM CAMPS 2022
The society for American Engineers offers STEM camps during the summer for youth age at least 15 and have completed their freshman year of high school. Lots of different camps available all summer long. Find a full list and registration requirements at the SAME website.
Registration required by March 15, 2022
WELCOME TO THE MACDILL YOUTH CENTER!
Pricing: $75/pre-teens • $25/teens
After school programming for ages 9-18 is available for STEM, 4-H, Leadership & Service, Health & Wellness and Sports and Recreation.
Download the Youth Center Brochure
MACDILL YOUTH SPORTS AWARDS
The MacDill youth sports program has been awarded the "Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider" designation by the National Alliance for Youth Sports.
Read the full article here.
YOUTH DANCE LESSONS
Dance lessons are available at the youth center for ages 18 months - 14 years of age. Classes include mommy & me, tap, jazz and ballet. Prices vary by class. Call the youth center for more info.
YOUTH MUSIC LESSONS
The youth center offers a goal-oriented method to teaching with a practical approach to music theory and teaching music first on the instrument. Download the Music Lessons Brochure
Monday • 10:30am - 2pm
Tuesday • 10:30am - 2:30pm
Friday • 10am - 6pm
About the instructor:
Michael Bunk holds a Bachelor's degree in music education with an emphasis in classical guitar performance from the University of Massachusetts, an associates of secondary education from Hillsborough Community College and over 25 years of experience in individual and group teaching. He currently acts as the theory tutor for students at the University of South Florida and has toured extensively in the U.S. supporting such notable names as Marky Ramone and Tiny Tim.
Sign up your kids for traditional taekwondo at the MacDill Youth Center! Our program instills confidence and promotes fitness while teaching kids respect, self-discipline and other important life lessons.
Classes are $60/month + cost of uniform and gear
Mondays & Wednesdays • 5pm - 5:50pm
Ages 5-18/All Belts Welcome
Instructor: Joel Emerson, 3rd Dan CTF
YOUTH SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
Are you PCSing to or from MacDill Air Force Base? The youth sponsorship program can help!
If your child would like a Peer Pal, please call the youth center at (813) 828-7438.
Download the Youth Sponsorship Brochure
YOUTH OF THE YEAR Pim Kruthun
Congratulations to Pim Kruthun! She is the MacDill Military Youth of the Year 2021!
PRESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD
The President's Volunteer Service Award is an opportunity to honor outstanding volunteers. Click here to learn more.
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Pre-teens have an assortment of interest areas at the Youth Center. Youth ages 9 and 10 can become members of the Ambassador Club, while youth ages 11 and 12 can become members of the Torch Club. These are leadership clubs where the youth are responsible for planning community service, educational, health and fitness, and social activities throughout the year.
Pre-teens also have access to the basketball court, game room, education room, instruction room and two rooms specifically for pre-teens.
Programs like 4-H, Fine Arts Exhibition, Photography Contest, and computer classes are available throughout the year.
The above "Trust" video was created from the Recording and Music Video Camp offered through the youth center.
The above "Caring" video was created from the Recording and Music Video Camp offered through the youth center.
Clubs For Your Teen
SMART Girls– Is a prevention education and self-esteem enhancement program for female club members. It is designed to help girls develop and adopt a healthy attitude and lifestyle, develop a positive self-concept and develop sound decision-making skills. The SMART Girl’s program has modules for 9-12 and 13-17 years old. Each module has two components: “It’s Your Body” and “Take Care of Your Body”.
TORCH Club – Provides the opportunity for youth ages 11-13 to become part of a Leadership Club. Members discuss and plan special events, programs, and community service projects or events. Limited to 15 members. Club will meet once a week for an hour.
KEYSTONE Club – Teens ages 14-18 years old. Program has a rich tradition instilling leadership skills and responsibility among older Club members. Club is responsible for planning for Youth Center and special community events and projects. Member will be eligible to attend the Regional Keystone Conference, which was held in Virginia Beach last year.
4H Clubs – Is a community of young people who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Membership forms must be completed to join in the 4H activities.
Youth of the Year – Premier recognition program for club members, promoting service to club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. Winners will receive scholarships for college.
MacDill Teen Council – The MacDill Teen Council Program allows teens to brainstorm solutions and initiate change at the installation, amor command and Air Force levels. As members of the AFTC, teens can develop leadership skills and exercise their civic engagement while interacting with other teens and senior leaders at all levels.
Teens Night Out – Offered the last Friday of each month at the youth center. Enjoy a fun game/events night for teens ages 13 to 18.
Our youth sports program is predicated on skill development and team building. We want our youth to have fun while learning!
We currently offer the following sports:
- Flag Football