Child and Youth Programs - Guantanamo Bay

Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Guantanamo Bay has five components: 

  • Hourly Care is available here in Guantanamo Bay!
  • Child Development Center (CDC) provides full time and hourly care for children ages six weeks to five years.
  • School Age Center (SAC) provides quality "out of school" activities for children who have started kindergarten up to twelve years of age.
  • Oasis Teen Center offers developmental and recreational programs for twelve years (must be in at least 6th grade) to eighteen years.
  • Youth Sports and Fitness (YSF) provides sports clinics, leagues, and events for children three years to eighteen years.
  • The Guantanamo Bay School Liaison Officer (SLO) is a resource for parents and students. The role of the SLO is to connect parents and students with information, resources, and contacts for childcare, the DoDEA School here on base, and homeschooling.

 

Helpful Links for Parents and Children in Guantanamo Bay

Coming to the island? Download this welcome letter from our School Liaison Officer!

Need to arrange childcare? Let us know by registering on Militarychildcare.com .

Payments to CYP can be made through our CYP online portal!

Need assistance with CYP online? Download the CYP Online Guide Here!

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Child Development Center

Child Development Centers (CDC) provide quality child development programs for children ages six weeks to five years.  All CDCs are DoD certified and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC, a membership organization that advocates on behalf of young children, sets and monitors standards for high-quality early childhood education programs and accredits programs that meet these standards.

Guantanamo Bay CDC provides Full Time and Hourly Care for children registered with CYP. It features a wide variety of acitivties and programs geared towards encouraging the development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers! 

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Hourly Care

Do you need to run errands? Want to have coffee with a friend? Need some ME time, or just a break?

The Child Development Center and School Age Care Program offer Hourly Care for your child ages 6wks-12 years at a rate of $4 an hour.

Reservations are required, and can be made up to 30 days in advance.

Click Here--Hourly Care Sign Up and Online Payment

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Oasis Teen Center

Teen programs offer developmental and recreational programs for youth through the age of 18.  These programs of DoD certified and affiliated with BGCA and 4-H.  The teen program has long been recognized as offering programs and services to youth that can still instill a sense of leadership and offer opportunities for educational and career exploration and development.

 

Teen Center July Exclusive

Wednesday, July 25, 10am-12pm - Beach Day
 

Teen Center August Exclusives

Wednesday, August 1, 4-6pm - Fishing
Saturday, August 4, 10am-12pm - Kayaking
Friday, August 10, 3:30-5:30pm - Teen and Parent Paintball
Wednesday, August 8 & 22, 10am-12pm - Beach Day

*Registration closes the Friday prior to the event. All registration taken at Oasis Teen Center. Call 2096 for more info.

 

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School Age Care

School-Age Care (SAC) programs provide quality “out of school” activities for children who have started Sure Start to 12 years of age.  The programs are designed to enhance rather than duplicate the school day, are affiliated with The Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and offer 4-H programs.  Scheduled developmentally appropriate activities in core program areas and technology are planned based on knowledge of youth development and needs and interests of the children enrolled.  Navy SAC programs are DoD certified and nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).

Summer Hours are:

Monday to Friday 0630-1730

 

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School Liaison Office

The School Liaison Officer (SLO) serves as the communications link between military families with school-aged children, the command, and local DoDDS School. As the “point person” for educational issues, the SLO is here to assist military families in addressing school-related issues.

Whether you are part of the Navy or some other branch of service, active duty or reservist, living on base, as well as part of the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay component civilian work force, the SLO is here to ensure that your child has access to the full range of services available in the community. In addition to providing information about the schools, the SLO also works to assist families who choose educational alternatives such as homeschool, independent study, or online programs.

Download this Welcome Letter from our School Liaison Office to find resources available to families in Guantanamo Bay.


 

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Youth Sports

The Youth Sports & Fitness (YSF) program plans, organizes, and conducts recreational sports leagues, skills clinics, camps, fitness/health classes, special sporting events, and outdoor recreation activities for children and youth through the age of 18.  The YSF program ensures that the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs of youth and teens are addressed and provided for through a variety of engaging and appropriate programs.  All volunteers are vetted through a background screening process.  We place a special emphasis on "FUN"!  Our sports programs are affiliated with the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS).

            

 

YSF Summer Camps 2018

 

 

FISHING CAMP

This camp will teach the basic techniques of fishing which include but not limited to safety rules, identification of sea life, angling techniques, and life skills. Participants are required to bring sunblock and water bottle.  Come out and join us!

Dates: June 19-22, 2018      Ages: 8 & Up – COED

Time: 9:00-10:30am      Location: Hospital Dock

Registration Fee: $20.00                    Limited to 12 participants.

 

 

WRESTLING CAMP

This camp will teach some basics and advance techniques to help you to improve the skills that you already possess. Our coaches are trained and experienced in the sport of Wrestling.  Participants are required to bring water bottle.

Dates: June 25-29, 2018      Ages: 5 & Up - COED

Times: 6:00-7:30pm      Location: SAC (Youth Center)

Registration Fee: $20.00                     Limited to 24 participants

 

 

TENNIS CAMP

This camp will teach basic tennis techniques and help youth to improve the skills they already possess. Participants are required to bring sunblock and water bottle.

Dates: July 2-6, 2018      Ages: 8 & Up - COED

Times: 8:30-9:30am      Location: Tennis Courts at Denich Gym
Registration Fee: $20.00                    Limited to 12 participants
 

 

 

CHEER CAMP

GTMO cheerleading teaches young athletes all the essential skills to lead the crowd and support the teams.  GTMO cheer camp will ensure that each camper learn cheers and proper hand and body movements, and a choreographed dance/cheer!  There is no stunting, just a big focus on fun while each cheerleader learns important life skills such as team building and leadership.  Participants are required to bring water bottle.

Dates: July 9-13, 2018      Ages: 5 & Up - COED

Times: 9:00-10:30am Location: DENICH GYM
Registration Fee: $20.00                    Limited to 36 participants

 

 

 

 

FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP

Participants will be taught the basics of Flag Football and rules of the game.  They learn will techniques through drills and demonstrations.  Participants are required to bring sunblock and water bottle.

Dates: July 16-19, 2018      Ages: 5 & Up – COED

Time: 9:00-10:00am       Location: Cooper Field

Registration Fee: $20.00                    Limited to 36 participants

 

 

 

VOLLEYBALL CAMP

This camp is a great opportunity for participants to learn the basic skills of the lifelong sport of volleyball. Learning will include skill building in underhand passing, setting, and serving. As the clinic progresses, introduction to hitting, offensive and defensive play will be learned. Also incorporated in this clinic are sportsmanship, cooperation, communication, health and wellness and team building.  Come out and join us!

Dates: July 23-26, 2018      Ages: 9 & Up – COED

Time: 9:00-10:00am      Location: Denich Gym

Registration Fee: $20.00                    Limited to 36 participants.

 

 

 

BASKETBALL CAMP

This camp is a great opportunity for participants to learn the basic skills of basketball.  Campers will learn skill building in dribbling, passing, and shooting. As the clinic progresses, introduction to offensive and defensive plays will be taught.  Also reinforced in this clinic are the concepts of sportsmanship, cooperation, communication, health and wellness and team building. Come out and join us!

Dates: July 30-August 2, 2018      Ages: 5 & up – COED

Time: 9:00-10:00am      Location: Denich Gym

Registration Fee: $20.00                    Limited to 36 participants.

 

 

SOCCER CAMP

This camp will teach and reinforce basic and advanced techniques of soccer which include safety, rules, endurance training, and healthy life skills.  Participants are required to bring sunblock and water bottle.

Dates: August 6-9, 2018 Ages: 5 & Up – COED

Time: 9:00-10:00am       Location: Cooper Field

Registration Fee: $20.00                    Limited to 36 participants

 

 

 

 

TEE-BALL/BASEBALL/SOFTBALL CAMP

This camp will teach the basic techniques of baseball/softball which include safety, rules, hitting, catching, throwing, and life skills. Come out and join us!

Dates: August 13-16, 2018 Ages: 5 & Up – COED

Time: 9:00-10:00am       Location: Youth Baseball Field

Registration Fee: $20.00                    Limited to 36 participants

 

 

 

HIP HOP/JAZZ DANCE CAMP

Participants will be taught the fundamentals of Hip Hop Dance in a fun and safe environment where they can interact with other kids who have common interests.  This is a great opportunity for kids to express themselves in an artistic manner that also allows them to stay physically fit.
Dates: August 20 - 24, 2018      Ages: 5 & Up - COED
Time: 9:00-10:30AM        Location: DENICH GYM
Registration Fee: $20.00                    Limited to 36 participants

 

 

START SMART FITNESS

This camp will teach basic tumbling, dance, and motor skill development to youth once a week on Wednesdays. 

Start Date: July 11, 2018    End Date: August 15, 2018      Ages: 2.5 – 4 COED

Times: 5:30-6:15pm       Location: SAC Gym      Cost: FREE          Limited to 16 participants 

 

 

 

***Note to Parents***

All youth under the age of 10 must be in compliance with Base Supervision Policy in order to participate, unless the participant  is affiliated with SAC.  Registration required through YSF at SAC (Youth Center) prior to participation in all activities.  Registered membership for all parents is required through PAYS.  Contact Waylend Reed at 757-458-5194/4092 or waylend.f.reed.naf@mail.mil for more information.

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Youth Sports Annex

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