The Main Youth Center is located at Building 5210, 24 Lathrop Drive and offers a wide range of programs and events for youth ages 9-12. This is the Open Recreation Program and Clubs.  The Main Youth Center is also the hub for all Edwards AFB Youth Sports and Instructional Classes such as Dance and Gymnastics.

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The Open Recreation Program provides after school activities for children ages 9 to 12. On non-school days, after school and during the summer there is limited care. Call 275-KIDS for club, activity and programming hours.  We offer programs, clubs and activities for youth 9-12 years old like: Pre-Teen Dances,  Talent Shows, Youth Fitness, STEM, Robotics, Cooking, Life Skills, Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), Power Hour and Project Learn (homework help), Torch Club (leadership and service club), BGCA Fine Arts Exhibit Program (artistic expression club), Image Makers (photography club), and 4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health youth development program).  The Main Youth Center also has various activity rooms, an indoor gym and basketball court and playground area.

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Youth, ages 9 to 12, are eligible to purchase an annual membership. Membership is $120.00 from now until the 2021-2022 school year. Regular price for the annual fee is $360 per child. Daily membership is $5 per child.  Parents must complete an AF Form 88, Youth Programs Application, whether their child is participating as a member or non-member.

With a YP membership you receive: an ID card, discounted or free selected programs and activities, and discounts on sport and instructional classes.

Family members of active duty, retired military, DoD and NAF civilian personnel are allowed to participate in programs and activities.


Youth Sponsorship helps relocated youth to become familiar with their new home at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Sponsors are matched to youth according to their grade; gender, age, and interests. The sponsors escort incoming youth from school to Youth Programs. They introduce the new youth to others within their age/grade level and to the various activities as well as a center tour.

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