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Youth Services

Youth Programs

JBPHH offers programing and activities for youth year round. Sports, instructional classes, teen clubs, preteen events, school age care, summer school break camps and special events are continuously offered. Partnerships with Boys and Girls Club of America and 4-H means that your youth/teen can find the same type of clubs here that they enjoyed at their last base. There is no annual fee to become a Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam MWR Youth Programs member. Visit the Youth Program website for the most current programs being offered, Youth Programs.

We are nationally recognized for our creative programming and special events throughout the year: Easter Egg Hunts, Armed Forces Kids Run, and BGCA Day for Kids, Fall Festival, and many more. Check Great Life Hawaii and the monthly magazine for more information about programs offered.

School-Age Care

  • Catlin SAC Located in B4655 Catlin Dr (808) 421-1556
  • Hickam SAC Located in B1335 Alula Way (808) 448-4396

Hours of Operation: M-F from 5:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m.

Our School-Age facilities provide care for school-age children (ages 5-12) before and after school as well as non-federal holidays and teacher in-service days. In addition, they provide fall, winter, spring and summer camps as well as drop-in care on a space-available basis. Both School Age Programs are accredited through the National Council on Accreditation for School Age programs. Through our partnership with Boys and Girls Club of America and 4-H, we are able to offer nationally recognized programming to our youth.

Our programs are divided into different interest areas which enable children to pick and choose from a variety of activities and clubs that are offered throughout the day. Areas vary but activities include: science, homework assistance, art, fitness, drama, game rooms, and clubs. For your convenience, our program will drop off and pick up your child at these selected schools.

For additional information contact either facility, at 808-421-1547 or 808-448-4396 or view their calendar online, Youth Programs.

Youth Programs also offers many special events throughout the year: Easter Egg Hunts, Armed Forces Kids Run, and BGCA Day for Kids. Check the Greatlife Hawaii website and monthly magazine for more information about programs offered.

Teen Center

Are your teens (ages 13-18) looking for a cool hang-out spot to relax? Interested in joining a club to meet new people? Or how about go on a field trip or lock-in? Then check out the Teen Center today! The Teen Center offers recreational activities and instructional programs in six core areas: the arts, character leadership and development, education and career, health and life skills, sports, fitness and recreation, and technology. Affiliated with Boys and Girls Clubs of America and 4-H, we take advantage of many of their National Programs, offering unique opportunities for our teens.

Activities/clubs are offered throughout the week include Keystone Club, T25 Fitness, Art Club, Community Service Clubs, Cooking and Gardening. Our teen recreation room offers billiards, ping-pong, foosball, video games, movies and music. Special events such as lock-ins, hiking, dances, summer camps, and more!

Teen Center is located in B1330 at 234 Melick Avenue, JBPHH
(808) 449-1068
Hours of Operation: (Vary with for Special Events)
Monday-Thursday: 2:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 1:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Peer Sponsorship Program

Youth Sponsorship is a program whose primary function is to ease the transition from other bases to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Here at the Teen Center we have a number of teens that have volunteered to be sponsors for incoming youth to show them around and be a friend. If emailing or mailing, please provide answers to the questions on the Youth Sponsorship form on the website. Please visit the Great Life Hawaii website or call (808) 449-1068 for additional information.

Youth Sports & Fitness

Youth Sports, located in building 161, offers a wide array of organized activities year round to include:

  • Baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball and Winter Baseball
  • Sports Clinics - baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, cheerleading
  • Instructional programs for 3-4 year olds: soccer, basketball, t-ball

The Sports program provides opportunities for children to have contact with other youths, volunteer leaders and youth program staff. All youth sports coaches, assistants and volunteers are screened and trained utilizing the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) guidelines.

You will need to bring your birth certificate and a current physical (no more than a year old) to register for Youth Sports.

Skateboard Hangar

The skateboard hangar is a one-of-a-kind Skateboard Center-the only one of its kind located on Hickam AFB. It boasts of the largest keyhole bowl ramp on the island. Full safety gear is required for skaters at the park. Helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads can be rented out, but bring your own skateboard, roller blades, bikes, in-line skates and scooters. Rental cost for safety gear is very reasonable. Monthly membership passes are available. For more information call 808-448-4422 or go to SkateHickam website.

Instructional Classes (Located on Hickam AFB)

There are a number of instructional classes available at the Makai Recreation Center located on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, B1859. Contact the front desk at 808-449-3354 for information on any of their programs. Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m. Call the Recreation Center for current prices.

Music Classes

Choose from a variety of classes: piano, guitar, ukulele, violin and voice training. Available for the beginner, intermediate and advanced students ages 5-18. Call the Recreation Center for current prices.

Dance Classes

Choose from a variety of classes: Ballet, Tap, Acro-Jazz & Lyrical and Mommy & Me (ages 2- 3 ½). Private classes are also available for ages 3 ½ and older. For details, please call (808) 479-3273.

Okinawa Kenpo Karate

This class focuses on student development and self-discipline. Adults may join if they are accompanying a youth. Ages 5 and older, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5 - 6 p.m., Call the Recreation Center for current prices. Interested participants are encouraged to observe the class prior to registration.


This class focuses on a combination of combat techniques, self-discipline, exercises and philosophy. Adults may join if they are accompanying a youth. Ages 5 and older, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 - 7 p.m., Cost are per month. Call the Recreation Center for current prices. Interested participants are encouraged to observe the class prior to registration.

STARS Program

SINGERS, THESPIANS, AND RISING STARS! Youth will benefit from these classes in theater production, stage presence and set building. Each session ends with a showcase which incorporates new skills and talent. For more information on the upcoming session, visit the STARS Program website for more information.

Youth Religious Programs

The base Chapel located on Hickam AFB Field, offers programs for both Protestant and Catholic youths - religious development classes, summer Bible camps and group social gatherings. For more information about the programs offered, times and days, please call 808-473-3972 or DSN 315-473-3972.

Boy and Girl Scouts

Scouting programs are available in the community. The Boy Scouts may be contacted at 808-595-6366. The Girl Scouts may be reached at 808-595-8400.

Youth Employment

Honolulu is no different than most mainland cities when it comes to youth employment. There are a variety of opportunities especially in the hotel and restaurant industry. Many nationwide chains have branches here, so if your teen is already employed, perhaps a transfer is all that is needed.

Associated Links

Military Youth on the Move
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Military Child Education Coalition
Provides information and resources on military education needs.

Fleet and Family Support Center
Provides information on Navy family issues.

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