- Fall Break Activities 2023
The Middle School & Teen Center is offering exciting Fall Break activities November 20 – 24! Each day begins at 7 a.m. with a variety of exciting activities filled with adventure, exploration, creativity and fun! The camp cost for the week is determined by income or $34 per day, which covers breakfast, lunch, activities, and any trips. Youth must be registered with CYS, have an orientation package on file with MS&T, and submit signed consent forms to MS&T for any trips. Register online via WebTrac by November 15. Open Recreation will still be open daily from 1 – 6:30 p.m. for youth who want to attend after the camp or for those who choose not to participate in the camp. Please see the schedule below for more details.
November 20: Adventure Day
Paintball Adventure: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Treadstone Climbing Trip (rock climbing: 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Campers will arrive at 7 a.m. and enjoy breakfast before an exciting paintball outing to Woodland Field. After lunch, Youth will take a trip to Treadstone Climbing and experience the thrill of rock climbing and the challenge of mastering new skills. Grab your friends and join us for an adventure that you won’t forget!
Attire: Active wear (pants with jacket and/or sweater, athletic shoes with socks)
November 21: Exploration Day
Providence Canyon State Park Trip: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Campers will arrive at 7 a.m. and enjoy breakfast before taking an exciting trip to Providence Canyon State Park. Youth will explore the nature trails and participate in a nature scavenger hunt while site seeing the fall foliage. Additionally, youth will show their creativity with photography, painting and nature art activities.
Attire: Active wear (pants with jacket and/or sweater, athletic shoes with socks)
November 22: Fun Day
Gaming Day: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hollywood Connections Trip: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Campers will arrive at 7 a.m. and enjoy breakfast before a fun day of gaming! Youth will engage in technology gaming, interactive games, old fashion board games, and create new concepts for gaming. Afterwards, youth will take a trip to Hollywood Connections and have fun playing mini golf, skating, laser runner & more!
November 23: CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY
November 24: Party Day
Bingo, Gaming & Skating: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Campers will arrive at 7 a.m. and enjoy breakfast before a great day filled with games of Bingo, board games, digital gaming, and roller skating! Youth will have the opportunity to play traditional bingo plus other classic board games, try their hand at video games, and have a blast with other interactive activities. Additionally, youth will have fun skating around the MS&T Center!
- Ready and Resilient (R2) Program
Middle School and Teen presents Ready and Resilient Program for Teens (R2 Teens). The program focuses on Army teens facing significant challenges growing up in the Army family lifestyle, facing permanent change of station moves, multiple parental deployments, and potential mental and physical to their parents. The R2 Teens Program will enable teens to learn through modeling, experimental learning opportunities and the ability to learn from peers.
This program is for ages 13-18 or grades 8th - 12th at no charge. You can register with the Middle School & Teen Program at Building 1055, 7110 McIver Street (High School students can register themselves).
For more information on the program, call +1 (706) 545-3070.
- Join a Club!
- PASSPORT TO MANHOOD: Represents a targeted effort to engage young boys in discussions and activities that reinforce character, leadership and positive behavior.
- SMART GIRLS: Helps girls develop toward healthy attitudes. SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls.
TORCH: Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle that helps Club staff meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life.
KEYSTONE CLUB: Provides leadership development opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth participate in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service.
STEP TEAM: Performs a unique dance art form that originated in Africa. It's a form of percussive dance in which the participants' entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken works and hand claps.
ANIME: An organization that meets to discuss, show, and promote anime in a local community setting and can also focus on broadening Japanese cultural understanding.
COOKING: Youth will gather to take on cooking projects and explore an unfamiliar cuisine. Become familiar with and comfortable with cooking in the kitchen with little to no experience.
SEWING: An ongoing class designed to allow youth to learn and share their sewing projects with one another while socializing.
FUTURE MILLIONAIRE CLUB: Aims to teach youth on how become financially stable at a young age. Learn about investing, entrepreneurship, budgeting.
FITNESS CLUB: Engage in physically fit activities, learn how to make consciously health decisions to improve your mental and physical wellbeing with the fitness club.
STEM CLUB: STEM club provides students the opportunity to engage in stimulating hands-on-activities that explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
COSMETOLOGY CLUB: Explore the beauty within yourself; cosmetology club focuses on different topics in the beauty industry like nails, facials cleansers, make up applications and hairstyles. Look at the change in fashions and explore how one can be an agent for change in the world of fashion.
- UPS Road Code
Since 2009, The UPS Foundation has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to deliver UPS Road Code, a program based on the same safety training UPS uses for its drivers. Approximately 150 UPS employees trained as volunteer instructors teach UPS Road Code's safe driving techniques to help teens "Drive Change." The program focuses on different safety principles, from basic instruction to the consequences of risky behaviors such as talking on cell phones, texting or drinking while driving. The program's state-of-the-art reality driving simulation challenges teens' safe driving knowledge by using virtual reality headsets featuring interactive animation, voice commands and a variety of driving environments. UPS Road Code is available free of charge.
Classes are held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Middle School &Teen Center:
- September 9
- October 14
- November 4
- December 2
- January 6
- February 24
- March 16
- May 4
- Youth Sponsorship
The Youth Sponsorship Program is available to youth family members of active-duty, retired, and reserve military, as well as youth dependents of DoD civilians. The Youth Sponsorship Program has active students, ranging from Middle School to High School to welcome incoming youth and assist with their transition here.
The Youth Sponsorship program can help your teen learn about their new community and make new friends. Getting involved quickly helps children and teens fit in and feel less stress associated with their PCS move. All it takes to join the club and visit the Middle School and Teen Center or contact your School Liaison Officer.
Participation in the Youth Sponsorship program will:
- Promote youth awareness and involvement in the community
- Get to know the post, Columbus and surrounding area
- Gain information about area schools
- Get to know CYS Middle School and Teen Center
- Enhance youth responsibility and independence
- Encourage new friendship
If you have any questions regarding youth sponsorship program, contact School Support Services at +1 (706) 545-3062 or download the Youth Sponsor Request Form, complete and include any additional information that might be helpful to the sponsorship staff in the assignment process as they attempt to pair you with a sponsor whom you will be most compatible with.
- Lifeguard Training for Teens
Learn the skills you need to be an emergency responder, a lifeguard or a trustworthy babysitter. We partner with the American Red Cross to offer CPR/First Aid/AED Training to MWR patrons 15 and older for $75. This includes an Adult and Pediatric First Aid/AED/CPR certificate valid for two years. To register, call +1(706) 844-5766.
- Babysitting Classes for Teens
CYS hosts babysitting certification classes for ages 11-17. Instruction includes CPR. The cost is $30. To register, call +1(706) 545-0522.
The Middle School and Teen Program is designed to develop young minds and bodies for a healthy transition to adulthood. This program includes classes, field trips, after school homework help, open recreation and more. The office opens at 9:30am. Register at Parent Central.
This program is for ages 11-18, Grades 6th to 12th. This program is at no charge.