Youth Programs



Main Number: (501) 987-6355


Building 1992
Address: 1992 Arkansas Blvd
Little Rock AFB, AR 72099

Hours of Operation

School Days:

Youth Programs
Monday - Friday: 2:00 - 6 p.m. (ages 9-18)
Saturday: 12 - 3 p.m. (ages 9-18)

School Out Days:

Youth Programs
Monday - Friday: 1 - 6 p.m. (ages 9-18)
Saturday: 12 - 3 p.m. (ages 9-18)

School Age Care (grades Kindergarten through 12)
Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Introduce Your Child to the LRAFB Family


We are looking for kids age 9-18 who want to make new friends, discover new interests, develop into productive citizens, and have fun! We focus on these categories when planning the programs: character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, informal youth sports, fitness and recreation. 

NEW! Non-DoD civilians are now authorized to use Youth Programs, Open Rec, and School Age Care.

To learn more about our nationally accredited programs for school-age children, call: (501) 987-6355!

Cost: $50 for annual membership or $2/day.

* Non-DoD is $100 for annual membership or $2/day.


2017 America's Armed Forces Kids Run

Sat, May 20 | 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Ages: 3-13
Cost: FREE

Come out, have fun getting splashed with color, and receive a free t-shirt for participating in the world’s largest children’s running event! Register at or download and drop off a completed form from Volunteers are needed to make this event a success! Contact the Youth Center for more information. 

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Featured Camps for 2017

Teen Aviation Camp

If attending the US Air Force Academy or a career in aviation is in your sights, this is the camp for you. You'll tour the Academy, attend mechanical/aeronautical engineering classes, fly a Cessna, and interact with Air Force Cadets. Check with your Youth Programs Directors and let your summer take flight!

  • Duration is from 24 to 30 June
  • Location is the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Registration ends 2 May 2017 
  • Downloads for 2017 Teen Aviation Camp

Space Camp

At the 2017 Space Camp, youth will have an opportunity to choose their experience - Space Academy, Robotics Academy, or Aviation Challenge Mach II. 

The possibilities are out of this world in Space Camp!

  • Duration is from 30 July to 4 August
  • Location is Huntsville, Alabama
  • Registration ends 15 May 2017 
  • Downloads for 2017 Space Camp

What We Offer



The Youth Programs offer a wide variety of social activities:

  • Computer lab --offers monitored internet access, computer games, and reading materials
  • Video game consoles (Play station II, X-Box, and Dreamcast) with a wide variety of all the most current video games
  • Entertainment center that offers the opportunity to view the latest movies on a big screen TV and listen to your favorite CD on the high-quality sound system
  • Table top games like foosball, pool tables, air hockey are also available.

School Age Care

Nationally Accredited Programs for School-Age Children

Our School Age Care is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade (age 12). The program consists of before-school care, after-school care, and a full-time vacation program. We also offer care on days when school is in operation for half-days or during school record days. It is designed to provide many opportunities for children to broaden their horizons, engage in sports and recreational activities, and develop interests and skills that will continue into adulthood. The program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation. Our staff has an extensive training process that gives them the knowledge and skills to offer the highest quality of programming. We also encourage and support your child's development, allow them to explore and build on their interests, promote freedom of choice, and help your child grow into competent, independent, and productive citizens.

Call for additional information, including registration deadlines, fees and programs. (501) 987-6355!

Youth Programs @ LRAFB

Torch Club
Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m For members age 9-12. Join the Torch Club, a Boys & Girls Club program that brings young people together to participate in activities geared towards recreation and community service. FREE with a Youth Center Membership.

Passport to Manhood This is a new program geared towards young men, ages 8-17, to promote positive values and responsible behavior. You must be a YC member or pay guest fee to participate.

Keystone Club
1st and 3rd Friday of each month. This club is designed for teens, ages 13-18, to develop character and leadership skills through community involvement, electing club officials, attending regional and national conferences, holding fund-raisers, and planning and implementing events for the local community.

4-H Clubs
4-H Clubs meet on a regular basis. During meetings youth have fun as they learn new skills, participate in group projects and develop leadership skills as they work together with others.

For more information, visit 4-H clubs.

Congressional Award Program
Do you like adventure, physical challenges, helping others and making yourself a better person? If you are already doing these things or would like to begin, the Congressional Award program is for you. This program is open to anyone 14-23 years old.

Youth can visit the website: [Congressional Award][2].

Boys and Girls Club Programs (BGCA)
The program provides high-quality programs and curriculums that traditional Boys & Girls Clubs provide.

For more information, visit BGCA online.

Request Childcare Online (MCC) is a Department of Defense website for military families seeking child care. This site will allow families to search for and request care from a wide range of military operated and military subsidized child care options across all Services to include Child Development Centers, School Age Programs, and Family Child Care Homes.

Create your account and get started! Visit,

Non-DoD Youth Patron waiver

Non-DoD civilians are now authorized to use Youth Programs, Open Rec, and School Age Care. View waiver.

Open Rec (ages 9-18 yrs) offers Boys & Girls Clubs of America activities and School Age Care (ages K-12 yrs) national accredited program offers weekly child care before/after school and summer camp. Contact Youth Programs for more information.

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