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Child and Youth Sports

The Youth Sports and Fitness program provides activities for children 2-1/2 to 18 years of age to encourage life-long, healthy habits.

Volunteer coaches needed! Team Sports are only available with the participation of volunteer coaches and assistants. All coaches are trained and certified by the National Alliance of Youth Sports (NAYS). 

Registration is done through the Central Registration/Parent Outreach Office. Please complete the forms in the packet below prior to your visit, and bring them with you.

CYS Sports Registration Packet

Sports physicals are required in order to participate!

During COVID all meetings are by phone.
Advanced Tactics Road APG North BLDG 2503 APG, Maryland 21005 United States +1 (410) 306-2297
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
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CYS Offices

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Whether you and your family are stationed at the Aberdeen Area (AA) or at the Edgewood Area (EA), we offer your child and the children of DoD civilian sponsors, retirees or contractors a comprehensive set of programs to assist you with your child care needs.
We are pleased that you and your child will be participating in our programs. We welcome your comments and suggestions and solicit your cooperation and support.

To add your children to the CYS waiting list, please visit: www.MilitaryChildCare.com

CYS Parent Handbook


PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN CYS & HOMESCHOOL CHILDREN

The Child and Youth Services (CYS) at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) is currently trying to establish a partnership with authorized users who homeschool their children in the Aberdeen and Edgewood areas. CYS is willing to open our facilities during specific days and times during the week so that children who are homeschooled can have access to our classrooms, computer lab and gym on a scheduled basis. Sponsors of registered homeschooled children and youth are responsible to provide student instructions and supervision during the entire period of use. CYS facilities will generally be available when CYS children and youth are in school and CYS staff is available to provide facility access. Facilities will not be available on school holidays, evenings, weekends, or Federal Holidays. All homeschool users must be registered with the CYS Parent Central Office.

For additional questions or to register, please contact the CYS Parent Central Registration Office.

During COVID all meetings are by phone.
Advanced Tactics Road APG North BLDG 2503 APG, Maryland 21005 United States +1 (410) 278-7571
Monday
7:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday
7:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
7:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
7:00am-5:00pm
Friday
7:30am-3:30pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Programs using this location:

EA Fitness Center & Hoyle Gym

NOTICE: The AA Athletic Center has re-opened FOR SERVICE MEMBERS only. Hoyle and the 320 Fitness Center remain closed. Please click HERE for important details.


Aberdeen Proving Ground has 3 fitness facilities.

Each facility has a large basketball/volleyball court area, racquetball courts, fitness areas, free weight room and locker and shower areas, some with saunas and steam rooms. Both gymnasiums have a wide variety of sports equipment for checkout, including racquetball equipment, jump ropes, and indoor and outdoor practice balls.


NOTICE: Recently, the Army's Senior Leadership announced the official transition from the Army Physical Fitness Test to the Army Combat Fitness Test. On Oct 1, 2019 all Soldiers entering initial military training.

Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training and One Station Unit Training will be administered the ACFT. The Army as a whole in on a glide path to Total Army implementation no later than Oct 1, 2020. Soldiers on APG will be required to take two not-for-record ACFTs in preparation for the physical test of record no later than October 2020.

APG in support of the Army's efforts to transition to a test that will better connect fitness with combat readiness has invested in functional fitness equipment and upgrades to our fitness facilities infrastructure.

These upcoming modifications along with other reorganization of equipment and priority of utilization will ensure that every Soldier is aligned with the Army Chief of Staff's readiness priorities - highly trained, disciplined and physically fit Soldiers capable of winning on any battlefield at any time.


Army Combat Fitness Test: www.army.mil/acft

Otto Road APG Sourth BLDG E4210 Gunpowder, Maryland 21010 United States +1 (410) 436-7134
Monday
5:00am-9:00am
11:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday
5:00am-9:00am
11:00am-1:00pm
Wednesday
5:00am-9:00am
11:00am-1:00pm
Thursday
5:00am-9:00am
11:00am-1:00pm
Friday
5:00am-9:00am
11:00am-1:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Programs using this location:

Edgewood Area CDC

The Child Development Centers of APG are places of learning and nurturing for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. They provide year-around full-day and hourly programs and before- and after-Kindergarten services to meet the needs of Soldiers and their Families.

Our approach balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children's learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. We provide opportunities for learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, technology, and personal hygiene and health. Yet, we never lose sight of the importance of children's social/emotional development. The most important goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts.

Full Day Care is offered to children 6 weeks to 5 years. Costs are based on total family income (see fees) as directed by the Department of Defense Patron Fee Policy. Each child is assigned to a primary caregiver. Activities are based on observations.

Hourly Care is offered on a limited basis and must be pre-scheduled.

NOTE: To add your children to the CYS waiting list, please visit: www.MilitaryChildCare.com

CYS Parent Handbook

Fee Charts:
Child Development Ctr (CDC) - 2 week vacation
Child Development Ctr (CDC) - 4 week vacation

Scully Road APG South BLDG E1901 Gunpowder, Maryland 21010 United States +1 (410) 436-2077
Monday
6:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday
6:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday
6:00am-6:00pm
Thursday
6:00am-6:00pm
Friday
6:00am-6:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Programs using this location:

Edgewood Area Youth Center

The School Age Center (SAC) Program provides before and after school care for school-age children in K-5th grade with enriched, age-appropriate, child-centered activities. Edgewood YS provides care for children grades K-5. Fees are based on Total Family Income (TFI) and billing may occur either monthly or semi-monthly (1st and 15th of month). A summer program provides children with a variety of activities and field trips. The SAC programs are accredited by the Council of Accreditation (COA).

The SAC program includes arts, crafts, fitness, field trips, homework time, cooking projects and community service. The Character Counts! program is a key component interwoven into our daily activities.

The Middle School and Teen (MS/T) Program provides enriched age-appropriate activities. A summer program provides a variety of activities and field trips. Fees are based on Total Family Income (TFI) and billing may occur either monthly or semi-monthly (1st and 15th of the month). The Middle School/Teen program is free after 1 p.m.

Fees may be assessed for special events and field trips.

Open Recreation Program - Aberdeen Area Youth Center provides open recreation programming for Middle Schoolers and Teens every Friday from 6-9 p.m.  Middle School Teens can enjoy pickup basketball, cooking club, staffed internet connected computer lab, free Wi-Fi, interactive gaming...and so much more! For grades: 6-12.

To add your children to the CYS waiting list, please visit: www.MilitaryChildCare.com

CYS Parent Handbook

FEE CHART:
School-Age Care (SAC) and Kindergarten (K)

Scully Road APG South BLDG E1902 Gunpowder, Maryland 21010 United States +1 (410) 436-2862
Monday
6:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday
6:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday
6:00am-6:00pm
Thursday
6:00am-6:00pm
Friday
6:00am-6:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Programs using this location:

Employment Readiness Program (ERP)

NOTICE: Click here for Army Spouse Employment, Career and Education Information.


The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) provides career assistance and job lead referrals to Soldiers and Family members as they transition in and out of APG. The program offers a series of career development workshops to enhance the job searching experience.

ERP also offers individual assistance to help with job searches, resumes, interviews, and career development. The goal of our program is to assist you with your employment and career development – particularly as they are impacted by the mobile military lifestyle.

ACS is currently open to all eligible patrons. To schedule an appointment you can call the main number, 410-278-7572 or call the individual programs directly. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Advanced Tactics Road APG North BLDG 2503 APG, Maryland 21005 United States +1 (410) 278-2435
Monday
8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday
8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday
8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday
8:00am-4:30pm
Friday
8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Programs using this location:

Equipment Check Out

Now offering curbside pickup for limited rental items to ALL Eligible Patrons.
6627 Aerospace Road APG North BLDG 2184 APG, Maryland 21005 United States +1 (410) 278-5789
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Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Our mission is to assist Active Duty Personnel with Family members who have physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual needs.

EFMP is designed to minimize the disruptions those needs might have upon the Family during relocation, and to give considerations to those needs in the reassignment process through medical and education evaluations.

ACS is currently open to all eligible patrons. To schedule an appointment you can call the main number, 410-278-7572 or call the individual programs directly. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Advanced Tactics Road APG North BLDG 2503 APG, Maryland 21005 United States +1 (410) 278-2420
Monday
8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday
8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday
8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday
8:00am-4:30pm
Friday
8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Programs using this location:

Exton Golf Course

Wise Road APG South BLDG E1260 Gunpowder, Maryland 21010 United States +1 (410) 436-2213
Programs using this location:

Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

NOTICE: Military Life & Family Counselor (MFLC) - phone appointment services available for Active Duty, Retirees and their family members: 443-206-3266/3308 - M-F, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Child MFLC can be reached at: 773-477-1772.


We provide assistance to individuals who want to improve their personal lives and relationships.

The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) exists to break the cycle of spouse/intimate partner and child abuse by identifying abuse as early as possible. We provide prevention and intervention services and resources for affected Services Members and their Families.

Click for Family Advocacy & Victim Advocate Program Information

ACS is currently open to all eligible patrons. To schedule an appointment you can call the main number, 410-278-7572 or call the individual programs directly. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Advanced Tactics Road APG North BLDG 2503 APG, Maryland 21005 United States +1 (410) 278-7478
Monday
8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday
8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday
8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday
8:00am-4:30pm
Friday
8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
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