Fort Bragg Community
ARMED SERVICES YMCA (ASYMCA) FORT BRAGG/POPE AAF
Location: Bldg. 2-2411 Rodney Trail (corner of Woodruff and Jackson Streets)
Hours of Operation:
(hours vary for special events)
Programs currently serving Ft. Bragg:
This program provides a layette for new mothers who are active duty, E-6 and below, and for the spouses of an active duty Soldier/Airman E-6 and below. The layettes are delivered by volunteers every day, including holidays, to the Mother/Baby Unit at Womack.
BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Before & After School programs are located in Harnett County for children attending Highland, Johnson Elementary Schools Morning hours are 0600-0800; afternoon hours are 1430-1830 Monday through Friday. Program includes snacks, homework time, games, outdoor activities, and arts and crafts. Full day care is available on teacher workdays.
FAMILY FISHING DERBY
Annual event held at Lake Rim Park which promotes quality family time and relaxation, while introducing families to outdoor activities.
HOLIDAY HEARTS PARTNERSHIP
Through a partnership with ACS, we are able to provide children of junior enlisted Soldier/Airmen a chance to receive gifts during the holiday season that they would not have otherwise received due to a financial hardship.
JUNIOR ENLISTED GOLF OUTING
Annual event that provides Junior Enlisted Soldiers and Airmen with a day of golf, food and fun at no cost to the service member. In addition, the event provides the community with the opportunity to meet the Soldiers who serve.
The ASYMCA sponsors the “Kids’ Olympics”. This program teaches children and parents the importance of sportsmanship, health and fitness. Every child receives a participation medal and a T-shirt, along with other medals they may win in each of the 10 events. Each event is divided into the following age categories: 5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, 9-10 year olds, and 11-12 year olds. Boys and girls compete separately.
Collection of formal wear that can be checked out for special occasions. A $10.00 fee is charged for rental and gown must be dry-cleaned prior to being returned.
Annual event held in the spring to promote quality time for mothers and daughters of all ages. Goody bags for all “ladies” and lots of door prizes.
A youth mentoring program offered at elementary schools on and off post, addresses the unique challenges of military life. The program, which runs for 10 weeks, 3 times a year, targets children from 6-12 years of age that are experiencing temporary difficulty in school, either socially or academically. Referred by teachers, parents or school officials, the bi-weekly sessions provide after-school homework assistance and mentoring in a small group.
OPERATION KID COMFORT
A free program designed to serve the children of deployed service members stationed in North or South Carolina. The program addresses the emotional stress that these children suffer during a parent’s absence from home. Photo transfer quilts that bear the images of the deployed family member are made for children (newborn to age 6) to help comfort them. Pillows are made for children 7-12 years old.
OPERATION RIDE HOME
Jack Daniels Distilleries generous donation helps service members and their families travel from base s to homes across the U. S. during the holiday season.
SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP
Summer camp begins the day school lets out and continues until the day before school begins in the fall. Camp is held at Highland Elementary School in Harnett County. Hours are from 0630-1830 Monday-Friday.