- Youth Center
The Youth Centers have a wide range of programs for youth in grades 6-12, offering fun-ﬁlled afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Free Middle School Teen (MST) programs are offered daily after school and in the afternoons during the summer. MST morning camps are also offered at a nominal fee during the summer to complement the free afternoon program.
There are special activities for youth scheduled on a continual basis, including social activities and field trips. CYS programs utilize partnerships with 4-H Clubs, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Character Counts to bring enhanced curriculum and other opportunities for growth and development to our children and youth. Programs are intended to offer positive alternatives that will minimize "at risk" behavior during parental duty hours.
- Middle School Teen Program
The Middle School Teen (MST) is a free CYS designated program geared to accommodate youth who are grades 6th-12th (typically 11-18 years of age). Activities of the Middle School program are of a more advanced level than those of the School Age Services (SAS). MST activities are challenging and educational. Some of the activities include: workforce preparation, America's Promise Passport, and abuse awareness classes.
Free programs are offered after school, but nominal fees may be charged for special activities. The Boys and Girls Club Keystone Club meets weekly to discuss concerns and needs of teens. The club also participates in numerous community activities. Activities are planned to meet the four Youth Program Service Areas: Sport, Fitness, and Health; Arts, Recreation, and Leisure; Life Skills, Citizenship, and Leadership; and Mentoring, Education, and Support Services.
- Youth Center Activity Rooms
The Common Areas This is a place for youth to relax, play games such as pool, ping pong, etc, or even put on a play in the theater area. Youth Technology Lab Tech activities for youth include computer access for learning and fun. Computer programs will be used to build youth tech skills. Activities such as Digital Photography, Videography, Aerospace and other life skills will be available. Activity Room The Entertainment Center offers activities such as video, music, dance, and song. Youth have opportunities to be creative and grow their talents. Homework Center The Homework Center offers homework assistance and other educational activities. Teen Lounge The Lounge is a place where youth ages 13-18 can socialize and relax. Board games and other activities are available as well as TVs for movies and games.
Boys and Girls Club of America:
- Torch Club
- Keystone Club
- Passport to Manhood
- Smart Girls
- Healthy Habits
There are many active 4-H Clubs in operation. The Youth Center is an affiliate member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, participating in many of their grant and scholarship opportunities and utilizing their curriculum to enhance our programs.
(Please see Event Calendar for days, times and events)
- Youth Sponsorship
Sponsors for your middle school or high school teens are available either through the youth program or school.
Army Youth Sponsorship Program
The Youth Sponsorship Club can help your teen learn about their new community and make new friends. Getting involved quickly helps children and teens fit in and feel less stress associated with their PCS move. All it takes to join the club is a visit to the School Age or Youth Center or contact the School Liaison Officer.
The Student2Student program connects current middle school and high school students with transitioning students.
Youth Sponsorship Registration
Please send an email to the School Liaison Officer (SLO) to request a sponsor. Also, you can download the Youth Sponsor Request Form, complete and include any additional information that might be helpful to the sponsorship staff in the assignment process as they attempt to pair you with a sponsor whom you will be most compatible with.
- Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where can I find the summer camp weekly schedule?
The schedule is posted at the Youth Center in B715. It is also published in the USAG Bavaria Garmisch monthly newsletter.
2. Where can I find trip schedules for specific teen/youth centers?
Trips are listed on the monthly calendar located at the Youth Center. They are also advertised in the USAG Bavaria Garmisch monthly newsletter. A summer brochure with all School Age Center and Youth Center field trips is available at the front desk in B715.
3. What is the age restriction for the Youth Center Activity Rooms?
The Youth Center is available to children in grades 6 to 12.
4. What clubs are offered?
Clubs often change due to interests of youths in the center. Some clubs include Social Leadership, Tech Club, Games Club, Culinary Club, Geography Club, Fitness Club and Chess Club.
5. Are all of the programs offered through the Youth Center free? If not, how much do they cost?
All of the daily programming is free of charge. Some field trips in the summer require a minimum fee.
6. Are there after school programs for elementary school aged children?
The School Age Center offers after school programming for children in Kindergarten to 5th grade during the school year, full day care on school out days and full day summer camp during the summer vacation.
7. After enrollment, when can my child use the Youth Centers?
Registration for the Youth Center is very simple. Youth can pick up the Youth Registration Form from the Youth Center or Parent Central Services and complete it on the spot. Typically they can begin attending on the same day, however if the youth has any allergies requiring medication, certain medical conditions or special needs that would require a Medical Action Plan or other special support they would not be able to attend until all the requirements have been met.
8. Do the buses take students to the Youth Centers if needed?
The Youth Center does not offer transportation to and from the Youth Center.
Garmisch Youth Center
|Monday||2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Tuesday||2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Wednesday||2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Thursday||1:45 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Friday||2:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.|
|School Out Days Monday-Thursday||1 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|School Out Days Friday||2:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.|
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