Hawaii – Air Force Community
Child and Youth Programs
MWR Youth Programs affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America: MWR has several youth programs on Oahu and one on Kauai. On Oahu, the School-Age Care Program operates sites at Catlin Clubhouse and the Hickam SAC Building to offer child care before and after school hours. Serving children 5 to 12 years old, the centers offer fun activities in arts and crafts, games, healthy snacks and help with homework. Catlin is open only to children attending Aliamanu, Pearl Harbor and Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary schools. The Teen Center also provides a safe after-school environment for kids 13 and older to go to work on homework, play and participate in clubs. On Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Kauai, the Youth Center offers a School-Age Care Program and plans trips and activities for kids 5 to 12 years old. For more information on Oahu’s programs, call Catlin Clubhouse at 808-421-1556, Hickam SAC at 808-448-4396 or the Teen Center at 808-448-0418. For more information on PMRF, Kauai’s Youth Center, call 808-335-4419.
MWR Youth Sports: Children can develop a winning edge when they join the MWR Youth Sports Program. Children and teens, ages 3 to 18, will learn teamwork, sportsmanship and other valuable lessons when they join in the fun. Most youth sports teams are part of the Hawaii Military Youth Athletic Association. A variety of sports including soccer, basketball, baseball and football are offered. Spirited sideliners can help lead the team to victory in cheerleading. Volunteer coaches are always needed. Get involved and be a part of this winning team. For more information, call the MWR Youth Sports Office at 808-473-0789.
MWR Youth Camps: During those much-anticipated school breaks, MWR Youth Programs offer day camps that are jam-packed with fun, trips and activities. Children can enroll into summer camps that focus on sports, outdoors or culture. For the winter, spring and summer breaks, children can play with other kids their age and have a blast at Camp Adventure. For more information, call Catlin Clubhouse at 808-421-1556 or PMRF, Kauai’s Youth Center at 808-335-4419. For more information about all Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam child and youth activities, visit www.greatlifehawaii.com.
Child Development Centers: Our Child Development Centers (CDC) provide a safe, healthy learning environment where children 6 weeks to 5 years old can discover, learn and explore the world around them. Open to children of military and DOD families, there are several CDC locations on Oahu: Hickam Harbor, Hickam Main, Hickam West, Peltier, Naval Station, Ford Island, Center Drive and Wahiawa Annex. On Pacific Missile Range (PMRF), Kauai, there is one center, Building 1283. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, CDC staff are certified in CPR and first aid and trained in developmentally appropriate activities for young children. Sponsor of the USDA Child Care Food Program, CDCs offer nutritious meals and healthy snacks. For more information, call the Kids Line at 808-471-5437.
Child Development Homes: This program provides quality child care through a network of certified home providers who live in military Navy housing. Home providers offer care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years and provide developmentally appropriate activities in a home atmosphere. Child care hours are flexible to meet parents’ needs. For more information, call 808-471-8558.