Four programs make up Hill AFB Youth Programs, the School Age Program, Open Recreation, Youth Sports and Instructional Classes. All programs run year round and different fees apply depending on the program.
School age program
Youth ages 5-12 years old can attend the Before and After School Care Program that offers avenues enhance children’s existing skills while introducing and encouraging new interest. Youth have the opportunity to experience six activity rooms such as Media, Arts and Crafts, Math and Science, Imagination, Discovery Zone and Gym. Boys and Girls Club of America and 4-H programs are also incorporated into daily activities. The School Age program is accredited by both the Air Force and Council on Accreditation (C.O.A.). Meals and snacks are served which are approved by the USDA. Youth are escorted to Hill Field Elementary School on a .15 mile walk. The School Age Program also offers a Summer Camp and a half day kindergarten from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Give Parents a Break/Give Kids a Break
From 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., alternating times every month. Give Parents A Break is free child care for active duty families that have a family member deployed and requires a referral from the Airman and Family Readiness Center and AF Form 1181. The Child Development Center cares for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years and the Youth Center cares for children Kindergarten to 12 years. Please register before. If space is available, GPAB will accommodate individuals without a referral. The fee without a referral is $25 with a completed required paper work.
Open Recreation membership is $48 year. Youth ages 9-18 years old can participate in programming after school which provides opportunities for youth to develop physically, socially, and cognitively. Youth can experience achievement, leadership, friendship and recognition through various programs offered. Daily activities include foosball and pool tables, video games, computers, movies, and FitFactor Thursdays. Clubs are offered year round and can include construction club, digital arts club, chess club, sewing club, and Music club. Field trips, specialty camps and Air Force sponsored events are offered year round. More excitement can be experience at our Friday Night Events that include Laser Tag, Dances and Skate Night. Open recreation also offers two community service and leadership clubs. For ages 9-12 we offer Torch Club. This club meets every Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For ages 13-18 we have our award winning Keystone club, they meet every Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Stay Connected Program
The Stay Connected Program matches incoming youth with a youth sponsor stationed at Hill AFB so they can communicate prior to arrival. The sponsor can provide information about schools, activities and things to do at Hill.
Once the incoming youth has arrived, the program introduces him/her to things to do and a social is set up at the Youth Activities Center for all new kids. Contact the “Stay Connected Program” program manager at 801-777-2419 for more information.
Youth Employment Skills Program (YES)
The Youth Employment Skills Program (YES) is an on-base volunteer program for high school students sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society. This program offers students an opportunity to learn valuable work skills, “bank” dollar credits toward their post-secondary education, and have a positive impact on their base community. YES allows students $4 in grant funding for every hour volunteered for an on-base organization.
The Congressional Award is a public partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative, and service in America’s youth. The Congressional Award provides a unique opportunity for young people to set and achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development, and citizenship. Open to youth ages 14-18, the Congressional Award is about challenge. It is a fun way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or that you would like to try for the first time. To earn the award, you set goals in four areas: Volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness, and expedition/exploration. Our Teen Coordinator will help you set challenging but achievable goals and plan activities to reach those goals.
Organized recreational league sports
Year round organized recreational league sports are offered for ages 3-13. Sports include Basketball, Basketball Cheerleading, Baseball and T-Ball, Soccer, and Flag Football. Current Physicals are required at the time of registration. “Start Smart” is offered for youth ages 3-4 and 5-6 (Flag Football) which is Parent-child group that focuses on motor skill tasks that gradually build confidence in children. Youth will not be permitted to register with out a physical. Volunteer Coaches are needed for all sports and will be certified by National Youth Sports Coaches Association and will have background checks completed for to ensure highest quality of mentorship.
Additional Sporting Events
Youth Sports conducts various sporting events to include professional sanctioned competitions such as NFL Punt Pass and Kick (September) and MLB Pitch Hit and Run (May). Air Force programs that Youth Sports conducts includes World Wide Bowling (Winter) and Armed Forces America’s Kids Fun Run (May).
Fit Factor: Youth ages 6-18 can participate in FitFactor, a web-based program that encourages young people to Get Up, Get Out and Get Fit! You can earn points for being active for 60 minutes in a variety of ways – from team sports, school activities to household chores. You will then record your points on the FitFactor Website to achieve the five FitFactor levels. For each level you reach you earn valuable prizes! The FitFactor levels are Energy (1000 points), Strength (3,000 points), Agility (8,000 points), Adventure (15000 points) and Endurance (25000 points). In addition to the level prizes there will also be monthly FitFactor Bonus Prize Drawings! If you are selected, you will be notified by email and then have two weeks to go to the Youth Center and pick up your prize. Contact the Youth Center to enroll today. Youth under the age of 13 need parent’s permission.
America’s Armed Forces Kids Run: Participate in a 1 mile, 2 mile, or 5K run with your family. The race starts at 9 a.m. west of the new running track. Sign up in advance at the Youth Center or on race day before 8:45 a.m. All participants receive a free t-shirt. This event will provide 20,000 children an opportunity to participate in a fun run on Air Force, Navy, and Army bases worldwide.
Instructional Classes: Instructional Classes are provided for youth ages 5 and older. For more information, please call 777-2419. Classes offered in Dance, Karate, Taekwando, Judo, Piano and Guitar.