Edwards AFB Community
Youth Main Center
24 Lathrop Drive
661-275-KIDS (5437) or DSN 525-5437
Office Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Open Recreation Hours: 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed on federal holidays.
Youth Programs is the focal point for all youth activities at Edwards. A wide range of supervised programs is available to youth age 9 to 18. Youths age 13 and older may find additional programs available through the Teen Center. Youth Programs offers an array of youth, preteen and teen activities, including dances, holiday and family events and trips. Professional instructional classes are available through the center for classes such as ballet, dance and music. The center relies on both youth and parents to take an active role in shaping the programs. The main center is affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club of America and 4-H and offers many BGCA, 4-H and Air Force programs, such as Power Hour and homework help, tutoring, cooking club, art club, STEM club and photography club just to name a few. The Torch Club, a Boys & Girls Club of America sponsored program, provides youth age 9 to 12 leadership opportunities within the base community. To learn more about current services, visit https://edwardsfss.com.
The center also facilitates the Youth Sports and Fitness Program for children age 5 to 14 and a Start Smart program for age 3 and 4. The program offers a wide range of sports activities throughout the year and provides children a chance to compete and gain instruction and confidence in such sports as basketball, baseball, softball, track, volleyball and soccer.