Youth Center

The Fort Carson Youth Center offers a wide variety of recreational, educational, and social programs for middle and high school age teens. Army youth program standards as well as affiliation with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National 4-H ensures a variety of wholesome, fun, and interesting program choices for pre-teens and teens to participate in. Fort Carson Youth Center programs provide a broad framework for developing lifelong skills designed to enhance a child's future. 

  • Sports and fitness programs
  • Health programs
  • Life skills classes
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Arts, leisure and recreation activities
  • Mentoring, intervention and education support services
  • After school programs (grades 6-12)
  • Full day programs and camps

Check here for all of our current on-going program information offered!

Program/Club Day(s) Time Location
Art Club Mon, Wed, Fri 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Art Room
Jammin' Out Mon, Wed, Fri 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Music Room
SMART Girls Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Conference Room
Torch Club 2nd & 4th Wed 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Life Skills Room
In the Kitchen Friday 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Life Skills Room
Keystone Club *High School Only* Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Conference Room
College Bound *High School Only* Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Homework Lab
Power Hour! Mon - Fri 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Homework Lab
Smart Bucks Tues, Thurs 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Homework Lab
The Voice Mon, Wed 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Conference Room
HOT - Hands On Technology Thursday 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Weight Room/ Small Gym
Functional Fitness Mon - Thurs 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Weight Room/ Small Gym
Fun Zone Mon - Fri 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Game Room/ Open Rec
Basketball Workshop Fri 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Gym
Kickboxing Fri 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Weight Room
Hour of Code/ Computer Science Unplugged Mon, Wed, Fri 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Computer Lab
Passport to Manhood Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Conference Room
My.Future Tues, Thurs 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Tech Lab


Youth Led Clubs

Club Day(s) Time Location
Book Club (Mid Sch) Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Homework Lab
Book Club (High Sch) Thursday 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Homework Lab
MAGE Academy (Movies, Anime, Games Enthusiasts) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. MWF 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sat Life Skills
Dungeons and Dragons Friday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Computer Lab


Youth Center Hours of Operation

Before-school care is held at Patriot School Age Center for grades 6-8.

Before-school Hours of Operation

Monday 5:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday 5:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday 5:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Thursday 5:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Friday 5:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed


6181 Ware St.
Bldg. 5950
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Open Rec Hours of Operation

Monday 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed
School-Out Day Information

School-Out Days: 5:45 a.m.-1 p.m. - Charged hourly rate if not currently enrolled in Before-school program.  

Open Rec: 1 p.m.

For up-to-date information on facility closure due to weather go to the following facebook sites:

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Parent Volunteers

CYS Services Volunteer

Parent volunteers are a very important resource for CYS Services. Registered children/youth benefit immensely from the knowledge and skill that volunteers provide to our programs. We're looking for enthusiastic people who want to help out, sharing their talents assisting and leading various activities such as reading to children, participating in field trips, making games, repairing toys, sewing with kids, etc.

Start by becoming a registered volunteer through Army Community Service's (ACS) Go-Volunteer to find out where your talents can be best used within CYS Services. By keeping track of your volunteer hours, you can qualify for Parent Participation Points.


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