Youth Activities Center

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The Youth Activities Center offers programs for children enrolled in kindergarten through 12 years old. Our program includes School-Age Care which provides before and after school during the school year and seasonal camps when school is out of session. School-Age Recreation is another program offered at the Youth Activities Center on select evenings and Saturday afternoons. These programs are designed to enrich a child’s social, cognitive, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development. The staff works in partnership with parents to meet each child's needs in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. Programs at the Youth Activities Center are available to dependents of military and DoD personnel. 

School-Age Care

The School-Age Care (SAC) Program is available for dependents of military and DoD personnel for children kindergarten through 12 years of age. Trained counselors provide care before and after school, and help children with homework, arts and crafts, nature walks, and other activities. All counselors have experience in childhood education and are CPR and First Aid Certified. Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks are provided. Our fees are established by the Department of Defense and are structured on a sliding scale based on total family income. Registration for care can be made at

Duval County Public Schools provide bus transportation to the following schools:

  • Anchor Academy Elementary School
  • Neptune Beach Elementary
  • Mayport Elementary
  • San Pablo Elementary
  • Jacksonville Beach Elementary School
  • J. Allen Axson Montessori Elementary
  • Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School
  • Seaside Charter School



Summer Camp, Spring Break Camp, and Holiday Camp are three of the many programs provided by the Youth Activities Center. Our Summer Camp runs from May 31, 2022  - August 12, 2022 and is open from 0600– 1800 (hours dependent on COVID regulations), Monday through Friday. Summer Camp is available to dependents of military and DoD personnel for children ages 6 (if attending kindergarten in the 2021/2022 school year) to 12 years old. Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks are provided. Parents can request care at

Teen Center

The Teen Center provides a safe and fun place for teens to hang out. The Teen Center offers recreational activities and daily clubs, as well as special events and field trips. Our Summer Teen Employment Program is a great opportunity offered through a grant from Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC). This program gives many teens their first professional job and helps them understand what the working world is all about. The Teen Center is available for dependents of military and DoD personnel in 7th through 12th grade, who are enrolled in middle and high school.

Click HERE for more information about the Teen Center.

Youth Sponsorship

The Navy Youth Sponsorship Program is a collaborative effort between the Youth Activities Center, the School Liaison Officer, and the local school system. Relocating can be challenging for military youth, thus the program helps facilitate transition and orientation for transfer students. The program also provides support during deployments while promoting academic achievement and successful social and emotional adjustment at school and home. Contact the Teen Center for more information at (904) 246-0347.

MWR Mayport offers special events throughout the year. Click HERE to view the upcoming events at MWR Mayport.