Youth Programs


Youth Programs serves youth ages 5-18 in supervised settings. Before and After school care, summer camps, winter camps, recreation programs, family events, family fit programs, league sports, informal sports and sport camps are offered throughout the year. Youth Programs offers a sponsorship program for a successful transition for youth when PCSing from one place to another. Teen Aviation, Teen Leadership, and Space Camp is promoted through our program. We also offer summer camps such as Missoula Childrens Theater, Extreme Sports, Outdoor Adventure, and other camps based on trends. Our goal is to enable all youth especially those who need us the most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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The Mission of the School Age Program is to provide a stimulating setting where children can explore, develop, and learn in a safe and secure environment at their own pace. The School-Age Program has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). This national recognition shows our commitment to quality and continuous program improvement. The philosophy of the School-Age Program is based on the belief that all children are strong, powerful and competent individuals who are constantly learning and growing. The mission of the program is to provide a stimulating environment where children Thumbnail image can explore, develop and learn at their own pace. Additionally, it is to provide a child-centered program in a warm, secure environment with love and good physical care. Each child has unique abilities that will be recognized and nurtured. The school-age program offers a wide range of physical as well as quiet activities. An indoor gym and an outside area are available as daily choices for physical activities. A library room offers an appealing area to finish schoolwork. A “Discovery Room” provides a place to explore new interest areas. Our creative art room allows children to be creative and express themselves through art. An “Almost-Grown Zone” offers programs for ages 9 to 12 and have a chartered B&G “Torch Club” with 15 active members. The staff completes activity plans weekly with input from the children. The school-age program offers childcare before school beginning at 6:00 a.m. to 7:20 a.m., at which time they are taken to school. After school care begins at 2:30 p.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m., transportation is provided for a small fee, or children nine and older are welcome to walk. On teacher workdays the center provides all-day care from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. During spring, winter and summer break the center offers all day care filled with a variety of activities and field trips. A USDA approved breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are provided daily. School-age fees are based on combined family income and can be determined at time of registration.

Thumbnail imageThe Youth Center can accommodate approximately 120 children ages 5-12 in the School Age Program. We offer a diverse activity schedule to meet the needs and interests of Shaw's youth. The center is equipped with a gymnasium, outdoor basketball court and playground, art studio, and a variety of activity rooms.

The Youth Annex located in the 5000 Housing Area provides activities for Tweens (ages 9-12) and Teens (ages 13-18). The center also operates The Youth Sports Complex located on the far side of the flight line by the FamCamp.


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Youth Center
322 Laurel Street

Ofiice Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
*Closed Weekends and Holidays

Service Hours:
Monday - Friday
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
*Closed Weekends and Holidays

Phone: (803) 895-1779 
DSN: 965-1779
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Youth Annex
322 Laurel Street

Monday - Friday
12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
*Closed Weekends and Holidays

Phone: (803) 895-2252
DSN: 965-2252
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