The Youth Program offers a variety of activities for youth ages 5-18 years. The School Age Program services local schools and offers before- and after school care for children 5-12 years old. Children dropped off in the morning are offered breakfast and a variety of free choice activities until they depart for school. Transportation to and from school is provided. After school, they're offered a nutritious snack and choice of activities and clubs based on interest.
The Summer Camp Program serves children 5-12 years of age and operates from 6:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Children are served breakfast, lunch and a snack and participate in activities such as field trips, swimming, bowling, skating and free choice activities. Fees for both these programs are based on a sliding scale for total family income. The Open Recreation Program hosts instructional classes (tae kwon do and gymnastics), monthly pre-teen and teen dances, a variety of special activities and free choice of game room and gym activities from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday; 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday. The Youth Sports Program offers soccer, basketball, softball, roller hockey, flag football, baseball and cheerleading. For more information, call (850) 884-3766.
ARTS AND CRAFT CENTER
The Multi Craft Skills Center consolidates the auto skills shop, frame shop and wood shops in one facility. For more information, call (850) 884-6942.
OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER
Adjacent to the Soundside housing area, the outdoor recreation center offers equipment and classes for the outdoor enthusiast. The inside of this beautiful waterfront facility may be rented for parties of 35 people. Outdoor recreation provides oversight for the Marina, Fam- Camp, Paintball Program, Rifle and Pistol Club, Dive Club, Swimming Pool, Picnic Grounds, POV Resale Lot and RV Storage Lot. Boating safety classes, which are a prerequisite for all motorized boat rentals, are offered Thursday at 2 p.m., and Saturday at noon. Additional boating and sailing classes are scheduled throughout the year. For more information, call (850) 884-6939.
Facilities include free launching ramps and a fishing pier. Rentals include: ski boats, canoes, kayaks, sailboats and pontoon party boats. Pop-up camping trailers, tents, gear, coolers, water sports equipment, aquatic supplies, fishing licenses, tackle and bait, ice and gasoline are also available. Reservations for boats and campers can be made in person, or by telephone with a credit card. Hours of operation are seasonal. For more information, call (850) 884-4097.
The FamCamp facility has 50 RV sites with water, electricity and sewage connections. Ten tent sites are also available. All sites have charcoal grills and picnic tables. The camper support building offers restrooms, showers and a coin operated laundry. The FamCamp is located off U.S. Highway 98, south of the main gate. Patrons may register at Outdoor Recreation or the Marina. For more information, call (850) 884-6939.
The swimming pool provides relief from the summer heat and a variety of water safety courses. The pool is open May-September, Tuesday-Sunday and holidays. Lap swim, swimming lessons, water aerobics and life-saving classes are also available. The bathhouse contains showers, restrooms and lockers. The pool is available for private parties as well. For information during the season call (850) 884-6866.
THE DIVE SHOP
The Dive Shop is open Monday and Friday, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., for equipment rental and services. Regular meetings are the first Thursday of each month. Memberships are available featuring dive certification classes, equipment checkout/ rental and tank refills. For an informational recording call (850) 884-6939.
Hurlburt Lanes 12-lane facility offers:
• AMF BOSS scoring system with selective bumper capability
• State-of-the-art Kegel Sanction Elite lane conditioning machine that ensures consistent lane dressing every time
• Lockers for personal equipment
• Video games
• Limited Pro Shop supplies are available and any item not in-stock can be special ordered
• YABA program for children
• Sunday afternoon Family XTREME Bowling, 9-Pin No-Tap Tournaments, Individual XTREME Bowling
• Free bowling for immediate family members of deployed personnel
• Birthday parties for children at reasonable prices or accept reservations for all other parties
• The "Spare Time Grill" offers breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, and lunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (850) 884-6941
Gator Lakes Golf Course includes an 18-hole championship layout course, complete practice facility, locker rooms, a pro shop, golf lessons and a quick service snack bar. The professional Pro Shop staff is available to assist with all golfing needs including advice, golf equipment and game improvement techniques. There is also a trained club repairer on staff. Gator Lakes Golf Course is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the base with large pine trees, lakes and wildlife. There is a great view of the taxiway from the back deck of the snack bar which makes it the perfect location to enjoy a relaxing lunch or have an after work snack and refreshment with a view. Please be sure to check out the visual tour link on our Web site for a glimpse of this great facility. For more information, call (850) 881-2251.
INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL
Located next to the Commando Store is a full service travel agency offering discounted vacation packages, airline tickets, college and professional sports tickets, bus tours, hotel accommodations and even cruises. Brochures and tickets are available for local and regional attractions such as Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and Six Flags. Tours include football and baseball games, Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. The office is open weekdays, and may be reached at (850) 884-7848 or by e-mail at leisuretravel@ hurlburt.af.mil.