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Youth Services

Youth Services

The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Department provides a variety of programs for 6-17 year olds throughout the year as well as a series of summer camps through the Youth and Teen Programs.

Naval Station Norfolk Youth Center

The Norfolk Youth Center, located in Building U-40, 1st Avenue & Bellinger Blvd offers computers, board games, video games and pool table. The center is opened Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In addition, the Center offers:

  • Before and After school programs - K thru 6th grade
  • Summer day camp
  • Spring and Winter break programs
  • Teen social program (open to grades 7 - 12) - Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Teen program is located at the Camp Allen Housing Center in the Norfolk Crossing Housing.
  • Youth Sports Program - Spring & Fall soccer, cheerleading, basketball, track, and sail clinic

You may contact the Norfolk Youth Center at 757-445-0996.

Summer Camp

All Hampton Roads Youth Centers offer a Summer Camp program. This year the program will run from mid June to mid August. Registration will begin in April for active duty families and DoD families. There is a deposit per family. The summer program features the Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) Program sponsored and funded by the Department of Justice and the Drug Reduction Task Force.

Boy and Girl Scouts

Installations in Hampton Roads do not sponsor any scouting programs; however scouting programs are available in the community. To find out more about Boy Scouts in the Hampton Roads area, visit the Boy Scouts website or call 757-497-2688. For more information about the Girl Scouts in the Hampton Roads area, contact the Girl Scouts Council of Colonial Coast at 757-547-4405 or visit their website.

Youth Religious Programs

The base Chapel 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 757-462-7427 or DSN 312-253-7427.  At the present time there are no Youth Religious Programs at NS Norfolk. The programs are held at the Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek.

Youth Employment

Employment Readiness -- one-on-one counseling is available to include resume writing, job search techniques, completing an application, preparing for the interview, information about area Youth Employment Fairs and much more. For appointments, call FFSC Oceana at 757-433-2912.

Youth Calendar and Sponsorship Program

The youth activities calendar is available for pick up at the Youth Center. A Youth Sponsorship Program is available through MWR at Naval Station Norfolk. The Youth Sponsorship Program identifies and trains youth to help new children and teens feel welcome and accepted. Please contact the Youth Center at 757-445-0996 for further information. The Youth Sponsorship Program depends on the availability of youth who volunteer to become sponsors.

Curfew Information

In the Hampton Roads area, the various cities impose a curfew on youth designed to ensure their safety. A child under the age of 18 may not be out between the hours of midnight and 5:00 am unless accompanied by the parent, guardian, or other adult who has the care, custody, or control of the child. The curfew states that youth may not be present on "any street, road, alley, avenue, park, or other public place" or in "any vehicle operating or parked thereon." Parents cannot give their child permission to break curfew.

Driving Curfew: Virginia's curfew laws prohibit drivers under age 18 who hold a learner's permit or driver's license from driving midnight to 5:00 am. If you hold a driver's license you may drive during these hours:

  • In case of an emergency
  • when traveling to and from work or a school-sponsored event
  • when accompanied by a parent or other adult acting in place of a parent
  • when responding to an emergency call as a volunteer firefighter or rescue squad personnel

Associated Links

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Military Child Education Coalition
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Fleet and Family Support Center
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