Youth Programs

  • We Put Our Kids First!

    Child & Youth Programs operate eight housing area community centers and offer a wide variety of recreation programs for children ages three to seventeen. Some of these programs include open recreation, contract classes, field trips, teen programming, and special events, as well as the programs on the following tab. For additional information on any of these programs or services, contact your local Housing Area Community Center listed below.

    Facility Contact Information
    Admiral Hartman Recreation Center Address: 4649 Donaldson Dr.
    Hours: Monday-Friday: 6 am-6 pm
    Teens: Monday-Friday: 2-6 pm
    Phone: 858-270-2060
    Bayview Hills Community Center Address: 1876 Sky Harbor Rd. (Paradise Hills)
    Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9 am-7 pm
    Friday: 9 am-6 pm
    Saturday: Noon-4 pm
    Phone: 619-267-2018
    Chesterton Community Center Address: 7427 Linda Vista Rd.
    Hours: Monday-Friday: 6 am-6 pm
    Teens: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2-6 pm
    Wednesday: Noon-6 pm
    Phone: 858-268-2252
    Gateway Village Recreation Center Address: 2741 Mendonca Dr.
    Hours: Monday-Friday: 6 am-6 pm
    Teens: Monday-Friday: 2-6 pm
    Phone: 619-225-5628
    Murphy Canyon Kids Connection Address: 3493 Santo Rd.
    Hours: Monday-Friday: 5:30 am-6 pm
    Phone: 858-268-2233
    Murphy Canyon Youth Center Address: 4867 Santo Rd.
    Hours:Monday-Friday: 5:30 am-8 pm
    Saturday: 9 am-3 pm
    Phone: 858-268-2828
    Silver Strand Recreation Center Address: 1302 Leyte Road
    Hours: Monday-Friday: 6:30 am-6 pm
    Teens: Monday-Thursday: 2-6 pm
    Friday: 2-8 pm
    Phone: 619-435-5056
    Village at Serra Mesa Recreation Center Address: 8420 1/2 Krenz St.
    Hours: Monday-Friday: 6:30 am-6 pm
    Teens: Friday until 7 pm
    Phone: 858-571-3853
    Youth Sports Address: 4867 Santo Rd.
    Monday-Friday: 9 am-5 pm
    Phone: 858-268-2244

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  • Before and After School Program

    This program is designed to meet the needs of school-aged youth (five to twelve years) in the hours before and after school. Before and After School Programs include activities while offering parents peace of mind by providing a safe and supportive place for children and youth to engage in activities that promote and develop positive values, community contribution, reinforce educational skills, promote physical fitness and explore career development. We work with our partners, the Boys & Girls Clubs, 4-H, and the National Academy of Youth Sports to have projects and activities that include building character, leadership, the arts and life skills and much, much more.


    Day Camp / Intercession / School Holidays

    This full-day program is offered for youth between the ages of five and twelve and is conducted during school holidays and summer vacation/intercession periods. Day camp activities include arts and crafts, sports, games, swimming, field trips, outdoor recreation, cultural programs and special events.


    Youth Sports

    Play the Game and Enjoy the Sport
    Our goal at the Navy Youth Sports experience is to teach the enjoyment of playing on a team as a character building activity without the pressure of a highly competitive program. We strive for participation, physical fitness, fair play, positive sportsmanship, and game skills. As members of the National Alliance for Youth Sports, we believe that every child regardless of their abilities should have an opportunity to positively benefit from meaningful participation. Volunteer coaches are greatly appreciated. For a calendar of youth sports events and information on how to participate, please visit our Youth Sports page.


    Tiny Tot Program

    Tiny Tot classes are offered to children ages three to five years old. This part-time program provides an open environment where your child can participate in arts and crafts, music and rhythm, story time, social games, movement and much more.