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Located at building 16170 (Located near the intersection of Summersill Ave & Juniper St). Call us at 805-606-2152. Our hours Front Desk: Monday-Friday 0630-1700, School Age Care: Monday-Friday 0630-1745, Open Recreation: (See Image Below), Closed Sundays and federal holidays.

Youth Supervision Guidlines

Youth Sponsorship Program

It's tough to be the new kid with a new neighborhood, new school, and new friends. Let us help you get connected! Fill out the survey at the INCOMING link below and we will get you on your way to making Vandenberg AFB your new home!

We can also help with your transition to a new base. Click the OUTGOING link below to complete and submit your online survey which will be forwarded to your next installation.

If you are new to Vandenberg, INCOMING CLICK HERE.

If you are PCSing soon to a different military installation, OUTGOING CLICK HERE

Click Here to learn more about the benefits of Youth Programs Membership.

All youth new to the installation are invited to attend our quarterly Youth Newcomers Orientation and Meet-and-Greet. Youth will meet the School Liaison Officer, Youth Center staff, and Youth Ambassadors and be introduced to some of the programs and activities offered through Vandenberg Youth Programs, the local schools, and the community. There will be some icebreaker activities as well as pizza and refreshments served. This FREE event is geared towards school age children (Kindergarten through 12th grade), but parents and siblings are welcome to attend. Call the Youth Center (606-2152) for the next schedule Youth Newcomers Orientation.

Kids' Programs At Their Best

Youth Programs assist DoD military and civilian personnel in balancing the competing demands of family life and the accomplishment of the DoD mission. Some of these programs include Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the 4H Program.

Participants in AF Youth Programs have access to high-quality, developmentally appropriate program resources and materials in the following areas:

As an affiliate of the Boys and Girls Club of America, Youth Programs at Vandenberg strives to offer the best in wholesome and worthwhile leisure time activities for family members of active duty, retired military and civilian employees of the base. Parent participation is highly encouraged and any volunteer aid for sports activities, or from someone with knowledge and expertise in a specific field is always welcome. The Youth Activities Program runs many different activities including sports programs, instructional courses and social functions.

For more information visit the official Air Force Youth Programs website. The Youth Center also has a Youth Advisory Council that meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. Come meet the Director and bring your ideas and input to help improve life for Vandenberg's youth. The meeting is open to all youth, members and non-members.

School Age Care

The Youth Center offers a Nationally Accredited School Age Care for children in grades K-8. Full day camps are offered on no school days, spring break and winter break. Summer Camp runs from June to August. Registration starts in 23 April (Members) / 07 May (Non-Members). There is a $20 registration fee for the School Age Care.

Our program promotes higher level thinking skills for your child through science, 4-H, physical fitness, clubs, woodworking, sewing, drama and kids' choice.

All youth are required to have current immunizations and an annual flu shot. Waivers can be requested but child cannot attend until the waiver is approved by higher headquarters.

Registration - visit

Militarychildcare.com is your first stop in registering your child for child care at the Child Development Center, Family Child Care, and School Age Care.

Militarychildcare.com (MCC) is a Department of Defense (DoD) website for military families seeking child care. This single online gateway provides comprehensive information on military-operated or military-subsidized child care programs worldwide and simplifies the child care search and request process. The site enables families to create a household profile, conduct child care searches, submit requests for care, and manage their requests at any time and from any location. Through MCC, eligible families can search and request care for full day and part day options in facility-based and home-based programs for children from birth through age 12. Families may remain on a preferred program's waitlist even after being offered care or enrolling in another program.

Fee Chart

Yearly Income
Weekly Full Day Fee
Hourly Rate by Fee Category
(Up to $31,794)
IX - Contractor
($135,221 +)
DoD Contractors and specified space available patrons enrolling as of 1 Jan 18
Standard Drop-in Hourly Care Fee: $4.00 per hour

Open Recreation Program

Kids ages 10-18, still attending school, are encouraged to take part in our Open Recreation Program. In addition to regular activities including swimming, bowling and arts and crafts, many other special programs are planned throughout the year.

In addition to the above hours, we are open early on minimum days and no school days. See facebook for monthly calendar

Members of open recreation can use their membership cards to check out equipment and receive discounts on special dances and other events. The Youth Center has a basketball court, game room, lounge and computer lab available. Nonmembers will be charged one dollar each session. Open Recreation membership is only $60.00 for an entire year or is $5 daily. Feedback on the Open Rec programs is encouraged. All children must have current immunizations and annual flu shot. Form AF-88, Internet Policy and Military Family Life Consultant Support Authorization required for enrollment.

Instructional Programs

Want to teach a class? Volunteer Application Form
*All classes require immunizations along with an annual flu shot.


Click here for Class Schedule and Price list
To enroll, contact the Youth Center at 606-2152. For class information, contact Contractor/Instructor - Ally Pledger at 805-478-1794.


To enroll, contact the Youth Center at 606-2152.


Instructor: Ms. Jill Harvey

*Sibling discount available

Youth Cheer

Coach: Ms. Melissa Rogers


Please call the Youth Center for a list of Red Cross certified babysitters.

Give Parents a Break (GPAB)/Parents Night Out (PNO)

Sometimes, we need a break from the stresses of parenting. The Give Parents a Break program provides childcare for eligible parents who are subject to unique stresses due to the nature of military life including deployments, remote tours of duty, and extended working hours. Partnering with the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) who pays the cost of childcare, the Child Development Center (CDC) and School Age Care (SAC) programs open once a month in the evening (1800 - 2300) for families referred to the program by base agencies such as the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Chapel, Family Advocacy Office, Hospital, First Sergeants, Commanders, and the Child and Youth Programs Flight.

Patrons without referral certificates may register for our Parents Night Out (PNO) program held in conjunction with GPAB and pay a flat rate of $25.00 per child for the evening. All PNO payments must be made NLT than the Wednesday before the program date.

See the current calendar at the link for additional information, programs dates, and registration deadlines.

(link to current calendar)

Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Vandenberg AFB Child Development Center, School-Age Program and Family Child Care program announces sponsorship of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program The program is available without charge to all enrolled children at the following locations:

(link to CACFP media release)

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