Travis AFB Community
Travis Youth Center
The Travis Youth Center, located in Building 7763 on Fairchild Drive, has a comprehensive recreational program for dependent youth throughout the year. The center is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open recreation for youth 9 to 12 years old is Monday through Friday, 1 to 7 p.m. The center’s objective is to provide a variety of wholesome recreational opportunities that reflect the diverse interests and needs of Travis youth. The facility includes a gymnasium, multipurpose room and game room.
A few of the Youth Center’s special programs include:
• Before-school, after-school and interim care for children from first grade through 12 years of age
• Team sports such as soccer, basketball and baseball
• Classes in gymnastics, dance, piano, arts and crafts, drama and sewing
• Field trips to athletic events, theater performances, amusement parks and outdoor recreational activities
The center offers workshops, seminars, holiday theme parties, athletic events and special children’s matinee movies for youth of various ages. The staff sponsors dances, tournaments, field trips, get-togethers, parties, contests, a job line, volunteer work programs and educational classes especially for teens.
The Teen Zone
The Teen Zone, located in the Base Exchange Mini-Mall, is where youth from ages 13 to 18 can hang out and participate in structured activities or study. The Teen Zone has a big-screen TV, computers and a video arcade. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 2 to 7 p.m.; and Wednesday, 1 to 7 p.m. Teens plan their own activities like air hockey, pool and foosball tournaments, parties and dances, outdoor recreational trips, bowling, teen night at the gym, movies and videos. The Teen Center also offers educational classes and field trips for its members. Call (707) 424-3131 for more information or a schedule of activities.
The center recently opened a Boys & Girls Club at Travis. Teens ages 13 to 18 can take part in special activities as part of the five core programs mandated by the Boys & Girls Club of America: character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation. For more information, call the Youth Center at (707) 424-5392.