The Osan Youth Center is open to youth ages 9–13 years old. Youth 6-8 years old are
permitted to be in the Youth Center when they are with an adult guardian or a sibling 16
years old or older. All youth must be a member to use the facility and participate in
Youth Activity Programs.
The Osan Youth Center is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and the 4- H Club (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health). These affiliated organizations offer the opportunity to join more clubs to build character and gain additional skills. Youth members will learn character, leadership, education and career development, healthy life skills, arts, sports, community service, science, and personal development.
The Youth Center offers special instructional classes including ballet, Korean Dance, Art Club, Tae Kwon Do, and musical instrument classes.
If your child would like to participate in team sports, Youth Programs offer seasonal sports including basketball, cheerleading, t-ball and coach-pitch baseball, swim team, archery camp, flag football, and soccer. The Osan Youth Center also offers Start Smart, a pre-school sports program that allows kids, ages 3-5, to learn basic sports movements and skills in a pressure-free, non-competitive environment.
Open Recreation – Youth Center members can sign up for a variety of free activities after school and on no school days, for 9 years old and up.
Hours of Operation
Bldg. 433, 784-4607
Closed Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
Youth Center Programs
· Torch Club: This is a chartered BGCA program that offers youth the opportunity to elect officers, demonstrate leadership, and develop organizational skills. Youth create, plan, and implement their own activities and community service projects.
· Kids in the Kitchen: This monthly cooking club teaches preparation, cooking, and cleanup of healthy, nutritional meals, snacks, and desserts.
· Annual Fine Arts and Photography Exhibit/Contest: Artists and photographers, ages 5-18, can enter their work into the local exhibit and compete for local, regional, and national recognition through this BGCA program.
· Passport to Manhood (boys), S.M.A.R.T (girls), Free to Be Me (girls): These programs provide young men and women a moral compass to guide them in making positive life choices.
· Dances: Providing a safe place for youth to enjoy music and dancing with a professional DJ, lights, and snacks. There is a fee charged for this event.
· Community Projects: Quarterly community projects are implemented to provide youth members the opportunity to give back to the community.
· Sister Community Center: Songtan International Community Center [SICC] is a nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the growing number of international residents in Pyeongtaek, as well as the local citizens who are eager to meet, interact, and deepen their understanding of other cultures. The center provides a broad range of services including information and referral, cultural exchange events, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities.
· Parents Night Out/Give Parents A Break: This is offered on the third Friday of every month to allow parents and children a fun break. The cost is $13.00 for members and $15.00 for non members.
· Family Trips: The Youth Center gives families the opportunity to go out and experience Korea.
· Summer Camps: Children can find a variety of summer recreation activities, including the arts, fashion, military skills, fitness, healthy habits, sports, and computers skills. Registration begins in May and early sign up is recommended as spots are limited.
For additional information on any of these programs, please give the friendly Youth Center staff a call at 784-4607.