6118 Jenkins Rd
Dahlgren, VA 22448
Weekdays: 5 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Federal Holidays: Closed
The Youth Activity Center offers a before and after school program during the school year, as well as a summer camp for youth school ages K to 12. As an affiliate of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), the Youth Center participates in eight BGCA core programs. They include Triple Play (a fitness program), Smart Moves (education about peer pressure and social concerns), Keystone Club and Torch Club (organizations that work on making youth civically aware), Power Hour (a homework assistance program), fine arts and photography programs that allow youth to compete nationally with other BGCA club members. The Navy FitFactor program is a vital part of the YAC program. Our caring staff members supervise a wide range of activities from recreation to crafts to homework time. In addition, the Friday night teen program and the Saturday open recreation program also operate throughout the school year for youth school age K – 12 where children have access to the table and board games, computers, music, crafts and children books. The YAC hosts several youth dances and a variety of special family events throughout the year. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art computers, educational toys and games, ping-pong tables, a pool table and much more.
Youth Sponsorship Program
The mission of the Navy’s Youth Sponsorship Program is to alleviate educational disruptions by empowering all youngsters through a stream of continuous support to provide stability, leadership skills, sustain academic learning, a connection between school and peers, and to produce competent citizens. It identifies and reaches out to incoming/outgoing youth to help them adjust to their new surroundings. The program is comprised of the installation’s Child and Youth Program’s Youth Sponsorship and local education agency’s Student-to-Student (S2S) Program.
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