Youth & Teen Center

Have Fun, Come Hang!


Monday - Friday | 2 - 6pm
No School & Early Dismissal | 12 - 6pm
Closed Weekends, Federal Holidays & PACAF Family Days


Bldg. 5313
next door to Anderson-Crawford Elementary School & across the street from Ben Eielson Jr/Sr High School

Open Recreation, Camps, Classes, & Events

Located next door to Anderson-Crawford Elementary, the Youth Center offers a broad assortment of year-round activities for in a fun, safe, and exciting educational environment. 

The ​Open Rec Program open to 9-18 year olds offers opportunities for positive youth development by supporting the skills, interests, qualities, and abilities of all youth. 

From instructional programs, sports activities, open rec, winter & summer break camps, field trips & more, the ​Youth Center assures parents that their children are safe, secure, and engaged.

Dance Classes

Open to all Eielson Youth. Register in CYPBMS or call 377-3194.

Gymnastics, Beginner Tues 5pm 4-18 $100
Ballet/Jazz Combo Tues 5pm 5-10 $65
Superhero Academy, Beginner Tues 6pm 4-18 $100
Contemporary Tues 6pm 9-18 $65
Hip Hop Wed 5pm 6-18 $65
Gymnastics, Intermediate Wed 5pm 4-18 $100
Superhero Academy, Intermediate Wed 6pm 4-18 $100
Gymnastics, Beginner

Kids will learn proper warm-up and stretching techniques, and introduction to foundational gymnastics movements such as rolls, handstands, cartwheels, and bridges. They'll develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance.

Ballet/Jazz Combo

Exciting class that reviews the basics of ballet while incorporating upbeat feel of jazz. Some ballet techniques that will be taught are: 1st and 2nd position, tendu, releve, leaps (grand jete), ballet walks, and passe. Some jazz techniques that will be taught are: jazz walks, jazz parallel passe, kicks, chaine (prep), and chasse. Class is co-ed.

Superhero Academy, Beginner

Superheroes will work on strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Basic crime-fighting moves such as forward rolls, backward rolls, cartwheel drills, handstand drills, and bridge drills will be taught to build the necessary strength and foundation for future skills! So wear your superhero costume, superhero t-shirt or come in disguise as a civilian and start training to improve your superhero skills!


Contemporary dance is style of expressive dance incorporating modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. Contemporary allows us to tell stories through dance. Youth will express themselves through movement.

Hip Hop

Hip-hop is a style of dance that covers a diverse range of movements reflecting on creativity, energy, and individuality. Hip-hop involves rhythmic movements of the body incorporating tricks, transitions, and expressions.

Gymnastic, Intermediate

Kids will learn advanced gymnastics maneuvers like handsprings, walkovers, and aerials, a refinement of form and technique in basic skills, and strength conditioning tailored for intermediate gymnasts.

Superhero Academy, Intermediate

This program is for the more advanced superhero who has already mastered the beginner skills. Superheroes will continue to build strength, flexibility, and balance, perfect their bridges and cartwheels, and start transitioning to more challenging crime-fighting skills like round-offs, walkovers, and handstands! Superheroes are encouraged to wear their costume or superhero t-shirt or come in disguise as civilians and continue building their superhero skills!


Check Out Our Space

Virtual Reality • 3D Printers • Glowforge • Massage Chair 
Pool Table • Board Games • Gym • Field Trips • Movie Nights 
Camps • New Friends • Scholarship Opportunities

Teach Instructional Classes!

Join our dynamic team! Seeking passionate instructors for art, music, photography, karate, dance, and more at our Youth Center. Enjoy the flexibility to create your own schedule. Embrace the opportunity to share your expertise and inspire others. Call 907-377-3194 to be a part of our exciting educational community.

Ballet & Hip Hop

A fusion of graceful ballet movements and energetic hip-hop dance, offers diverse dance styles for creative expression.

Mommy & Me Gymnastics

Bond with your child while they explore basic gymnastics skills, fostering motor development and parent-child connections. Open to those walking through 4 years old. Parents are required to participate.

Boys Gymnastics

Open to boys age 6 and older with Coach Jocelyn to develop strength, coordination, and flexibility through gymnastic exercises.


Department of the Air Force Services partners with national youth serving organizations to provide a wide range of programs and services for youth and staff, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, USDA/4-H, National Alliance for Youth Sports, and Council of Accreditation.

Torch Club

Torch Club gives youth, ages 9-13, the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through service to their Youth Center and community. Torch Club members learn to work together to plan and implement activities in four areas: education, health and fitness, service to club and community, and social recreation.

Air Force Teen Council (AFTC)

Air Force Teen Council is a network of teens from AF bases around the Midwest working to resolve issues and voice teen concerns to the highest levels of AF leadership on behalf of teens locally and worldwide.

Keystone Club

Keystone is Boys & Girls Club of America’s (BGCA) premiere teen character and leadership program. The program helps develop good character and positive leadership skills for young members ages 14 to 18. Teens learn the value of good citizenship and community service and are encouraged to participate in activities in four key focus areas: community service, academic success, career preparation and teen outreach.

Youth of the Year

Develops teens’ leadership skills through experiences in and out of the club. This leadership development program includes hands-on activities, exploring topics such as identity, passion, personal branding, voice, teamwork, goal setting, as well as activities to prepare them for the Youth of the Year selection process.
Each year, one deserving teen will be selected to represent Eielson AFB as their Military Youth of the Year. The Youth of the Year will then be able to compete against other military bases at Regionals for a chance at additional scholarships.

Youth Sports

Eielson Youth enjoy a diverse array of sports year-round, including football, soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, cheerleading, & more.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

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