For Military Youth and Teens

As a parent, your job is to find activities for your youth and teen that will teach them life skills and build community without boring them or turning them away. It’s especially important to engage military youth and teens in wholesome interests in which they feel safe and grounded.


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Defense Department Summer Camps

Have some activities planned to keep your children busy, engaged and having fun when school lets out. Defense Department summer camps may be a great addition to your child’s summer lineup.

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Military Youth and Teen Programs

When it comes to keeping kids busy with age-appropriate activities, military youth and teen programs offer something for every child, including organized activities, field trips, computer labs, music stations and workout rooms.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America: 30 Years of Military Partnership

Help your kids meet new people, try new things and have fun with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

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Cyberbullying: Recognizing the Signs and Helping Your Child

Find out more about cyberbullying, learn how you can help protect your children from electronic bullying behaviors and access resources to help when you suspect they may be engaging in the online bullying of others.

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Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders

Learn about opportunities and support Family Programs provides for National Guard kids of all ages. The military services offer a wide variety of quality children and youth programs in structured developmental settings on and off the military installation to provide for safe, age-appropriate activities.


Installation Program Directory

Find programs and services at your local installation.