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Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL) Website
Youth Programs

87FSS Youth Programs are available at all three locations

Falcon Courts North Youth Center:

Bldg. 3830 East Scott Street, JB MDL McGuire

Administration Hours:

Mon – Fri 10:00am – 5:30pm

Facility Hours of Operation:

Mon – Thu 3pm – 7pm
Fri 3pm – 9pm
Sat 1pm – 9pm

Garden Terrace Youth Center:

Bldg. 1279 Locust Street, JB MDL Dix
Mon – Fri 2pm – 7pm
Sat 1pm – 7pm

Lakehurst Youth Center:

Bldg 487 Walsh Drive, JB MDL Lakehurst

Hours of Operation:

Mon – Fri 6:45am – 5:30pm

Will you be living or working at JB MDL soon? If so, Welcome to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey!

Are you interested in getting to know someone before you get here? Do you want to know about the 87FSS Youth Programs, local schools, find out about the local area and points of interest?  We can answer your questions and put your mind at ease about living at JB MDL.

If you want to get to know the Youth Sponsorship Program, we need a small amount of information so a staff member from the Youth Center and Central Registration can contact you about our programs and the registration process.

Your First Name (required)

Your Last Name (required)

Your Email Address (required)

Your Phone Number (required)

Child's First and Last Name (required)

Type of Sponsorship Age (required)

Estimated Arrival Date (required)



Central Registration Office is a one-stop office for information, availability, registration, and maintains a centralized JB MDL waiting list for Child and Youth Programs at McGuire and Dix.  The Office is located at Bldg. 3435 on Broidy Road at McGuire.  You can contact them at 609.754.3259 /3098 for Dix and McGuire, and 732.323.4043 for Lakehurst.  For Youth Program eligibility at Lakehurst, please call 732.323.4043.

87FSS Youth Programs are a comprehensive system of programs providing quality youth care, resources, support and recreational activities for children and youth ages 9 to 18 years.

Youth Programs and facilities provide warm, happy, safe and healthy places for youth. The programs are designed to provide activities and services that are developmental in nature and promote the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, creative and positive character development of each youth while responding to the unique needs of military families. Quality, affordability and availability are our primary goals.

87FSS Youth Programs consists of:

  • School Age Services Program (SAP) – School Age Program is center based care for first through fifth grade before and after school care plus summer camp. Transportation is provided to and from school. Care is provided on early release days and full days off from school. Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided as provided. This nationally accredited program encourages the development of life skills through a variety of clubs, community service, education and recreational activities. During full day sessions children are involved in on base activities such as swimming, bowling and miniature golf as well as many field trips to off-base locations.
  • Youth Servives – Youth Services implements programming to meet the needs of middle school and high school students.
  • Youth Sports and Instructional Classes -Youth Sports includes basketball, soccer, football, baseball and cheerleading and provides competitive and non-competitive sports and fitness activities. Instructional classes include ballet, piano, dance, martial arts, fitness and babysitting courses.

Youth Programs also offers FUN programs/events such as:

  • Youth Game Night
  • Teen Midnight Basketball
  • Torch/Keystone Clubs Community Projects
  • Pre-Teen Dance
  • Youth Life Skill Workshop
  • Family Game Night
  • Summer Camp
  • Pre-Teen TGIF Night
  • Teen Council

♦ Is Your Child Ready to Stay Home Alone?
If you are considering letting your child stay home alone for a short time before or after school, this is a great resource to utilize with your child before you make the decision.

Click here for the JB MDL Child & Youth Supervision Guidelines

For any questions, please contact 87FSS Child & Youth Central Registration Office at 609.754.3274.

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