The Tech Connection Teen & Youth Center offers a variety of “out of school” programs for youth attending Kindergarten – 12th grade, designed to enhance rather than duplicate the school day. The Tech Connection Teen & Youth Center is composed of three programs: School Age Care, Teen Programs, Youth Sports & Fitness. A variety of programs are offered throughout the year to enhance and support the military/DoD experience in Monterey. The Tech Connection/Teen and Youth Center is a proud member of the Boys and Girls Club of America and 4-H affiliate. Programmed activities include the Navy Core Programming Areas of Character & Leadership, Sports, Fitness & Recreation, Health & Life skills, Career & Education, The Arts, and Technology. Our goal is to support your youth’s development by offering high-quality programs and building positive relationships with peers and caring adults.
Due to a staffing shortage with the Navy Child & Youth Program. We will continue to adapt its operations as necessary to meet both the Navy’s mission and family requirements while ensuring the children in our care and our professionals are healthy and safe. We continue to strive to reopen all our programs to full operation.
The following changes have been implemented until we return to full operation:
Building Hours and Facility Access:
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM.
- Sports Programs – All Programs CLOSED
SCHOOL AGE CARE (GRADES K-7TH)
Fee-Based program offering daily before and/or after school care for military/DoD Dependents who are current attending grades Kindergarten – 7th grade. (Transitional Kindergarten not eligible). Summer Camp eligibility is determined by the most recent school grade level completed. This program is designed to meet the needs of school-aged youth in the hours before and after school. Before and After School Programs offer parents peace of mind by providing a safe and supportive place for children and youth to engage in activities that promote and develop positive values, community contribution, reinforce educational skills, promote physical fitness and explore career development. A variety of care options are available to suit parents’ needs.
Before School: Care provided before-school daily 6:00 - 8 AM. Counselors provide walking transportation from the Youth Center to La Mesa Elementary School. Breakfast is served at 7 am. Fees are based on Total Family Income, due twice monthly on the 1st and 15th of each month.
After School: Care provided after-school daily 2:25 - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday, 12:50 - 6:00 PM Wednesday. Counselors provide walking transportation from La Mesa Elementary School to the Youth Center. Snack is served at 3 pm daily. Fees are based on Total Family Income, due twice monthly on the 1st and 15th of each month.
Before & After School: A combination of both Before-School and After-School services. Fees are based on Total Family Income, due twice monthly on the 1st and 15th of each month.
Weekly Camps: Full-day care provided on a weekly basis, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM throughout the year during the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD) school break weeks and during the summer. Morning snack (9 am), lunch (12 pm), and afternoon snack (3 pm) are provided. Activities include athletics, arts, science, drama, field trips, and special events. Summer Camp eligibility is determined by the most recent school grade level completed. Weekly Camp Fees are based on Total Family Income, due on the first day of each camp week.
To Request Care: Go to www.militarychildcare.com to create an account and request care. Offers for care are priority-based from the waitlist. This is a limited-space waitlist program, requests for care are not guaranteed placement. If available, affirmative offers only will be made via email notification from MilitaryChildCare.com.
Hourly Care: Care provided on a space-available basis during program hours listed above. Families can make reservations 30 days in advance for up to 10 hours per week, as space is available. Fees are $8 per hour.
To Register: Visit the Family Enrollment Page https://elibrary.cnic-n9portal.net/familyenrollment/youth-programs/SAC/ download the forms for “Hourly Care Youth” or contact Youth Center for more information.
TEEN PROGRAM (GRADES 7TH – 12TH)
FREE after-school teen program for military/DoD dependents who are at least 12 years old AND currently attending grades 7 – 12. Summer enrollment eligibility is determined by the most recent school grade level completed.
Our programs aim to facilitate healthy peer-to-peer relationships in a relaxed and safe environment. Attendance is on a drop-in basis, and registered teens can come and go throughout the day. Teens can connect face-to-face with their community and participate in fun activities. We provide activities focusing on building self-esteem, developing appropriate relationships, academic success, leadership, community service, arts & crafts, STEM, carpentry, sports, and healthy choices.
After School: Open 2:30 - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday, 1 - 6:00 PM Wednesday. Teens must provide their own snacks/meals. Refrigerator, microwave, and utensils are available.
Weekly Camps: Extended hours are offered on a weekly basis 1:00 PM– 6:00 PM throughout the year during the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD) school break weeks and during the summer. Summer Camp eligibility is determined by the most recent school grade level completed.
Teens must provide their own snacks/meals. Refrigerator, microwave, and utensils are available.
Youth Sponsorship/Teen Nights: Open 6:30 - 9:30 PM once per month. Typically, the first Friday of each month, dates subject to change. Open late to provide additional opportunities for teens to hang out for an evening of fun, games, movies, and special activities.
Step 1: Fill Out Registration Packet
Visit the Family Enrollment page https://elibrary.cnic-n9portal.net/familyenrollment/youth-programs/recreational-programs/ and download the forms for “School Age and Teen Recreational Programs” or contact Youth Center for more information.
Step 2: Come To The Center
- Proof of eligibility (e.g, Military ID card/CAC)
- Immunization Records for Homeschooled Families
- Notify us of any identified special needs
- Bring necessary documentation, e.g. Individualized Education Program, Emergency Action Plan, Medication Authorization Form, (e.g. EpiPen, albuterol inhaler) to the program
- You may return these forms via email in advance in you prefer
- Complete orientation with CYP teen staff. 1 Parent and incoming Teen(s) must attend before 1st day in the program.