Middle School & Teen Program
- 2019 MS&T Summer Camps and Field Trips
Middle School & Teen summer camp registration for students in grades 6-12 (ages 11-18) starts March 15 at Parent Central. For more information, call 706-545-2079. Summer camps are 7am-noon May 24 – August 9, with structured activities from 9am-noon, followed by lunch. (MS&T members can stay on site until 6:30pm. For details, call 706-545-2079.) The cost is determined by family income. Field trips require a separate fee. (Note: Summer camp participants do not have to be MS&T members.)
• Boot Camp May 28-30, with optional field trip May 31 to Ilovekickboxing and the YMCA. Boot Camp includes an introduction to nutrition, modified exercise techniques, strength training and relaxation. Participants will enjoy Zumba, Yoga and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training.)
• Science/Space Camp June 3-6 and June 9-12, with an optional field trip June 7 to the Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta. This STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) focused camp includes lessons about the universe, animals, and technology in outer space. Includes a trip to the Cocoa Cola Space Science Center.
• Fishing Camp June 3-6, with an optional field trip June 7 to the Go Fish Education Center in Perry, Ga. Participants will learn the basics about equipment, safety, casting and cleaning fish. We will explore fish biology, habitats and conservation at Russ Park and the River Walk.
• Swim Camp June 10-14 and June 17-20 at the YMCA in Columbus, with an optional field trip June 21 to Six Flags White Waters. Participants will learn water safety, first aid, CPR, floating, gliding, treading water and more.
• Paintball Camp June 10-14, with an optional field trip June 21 to Six Flags White Waters. Participants will develop strategies with their teams and enjoy paintball competitions.
• Cosmetology Camp June 17-20, with an optional field trip to the River Town School of Beauty. Participants will enjoy learning the basics of nail care and make-up and a variety of classes on braiding, weaving and coloring (using artificial hair). This camp culminates with a beauty show and photo shoot.
• Lights, Camera, Action June 24-27, with an optional field trip June 28 to Atlanta Movie Tours. This camp gives participants an opportunity to explore a movie set and learn about various career opportunities, such as producing, writing, directing, filming and acting.
• DJ Camp June 24-27, with an optional field trip June 28 to Atlanta Movie Tours. Participants will learn the history behind the art of DJing and how to manipulate software create their own music. They will also visit a radio station in Columbus.
• Kitchen Krashers July 1-3, with an optional field trip July 5 to watch a movie in Columbus. Participants will learn basic cooking techniques to prepare a variety of healthy dishes.
• Survival Camp July 8-11, with an optional field trip to a fire station and Uchee Creek. Participants will learn outdoor survival skills at Uchee Creek and Russ Park, participate in an activity at Bryant Wells Pool, and take a guided tour with a professional forester.
• Arts & Crafts Camp July 8-11, with an optional field trip July 12 to the High Museum in Atlanta. Participants will enjoy painting, drawing, mixing chemicals, making lip gloss and more.
• Sports & Fitness Camp July 15-18, with an optional field trip July 19 to Six Flags. Participants will enjoy a variety of exercises and team sports.
• Technology Camp July 15-18, with an optional field trip July 14 to Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. Participants will learn to code a mobile app and learn about the IPhone.
• Reality Check: Money Matters is July 22-25, with an optional field trip July 26 to Six Flags. Participants will learn the basics of money management, goal setting and investing.
• Construction Camp July 22-25, with an optional field trip July 26 to Six Flags. Participants will work together on a variety of construction challenges using STEM skills.
• Adventure Camp July 29-August 1. This camp is packed with adventure, including rock climbing, biking, and more.
- Torch Club
The Fort Benning Torch Club, for ages 11-13, meets twice a month to enjoy a great variety of activities at the CYS Campus on McIver Street. Participants must be registered at Parent Central. Club membership is free. For more information, call +1(706) 545-3540.
- Keystone Club
The Fort Benning Keystone Club, for ages 14 and older, meets at the CYS Campus on McIver Street to enjoy a great variety of activities, including those that promote leadership development, career interests, free enterprise, social development, community service and much more. Participants must be registered at Parent Central. Membership is free. For more information, call +1(706) 545-3540.
- Youth Sponsorship
The Fort Benning Youth Sponsorship Program helps new students, on post or off, transition smoothly to a new school. Ambassadors introduce them to school programs, sports, friends, entertainment and activities, school resources and more. For more information, call +1(706) 545-3062.
- 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.
School Closures and Summer Hours of Operation
|Monday||5:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||5:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||5:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||5:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
|Friday||5:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
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.