Fort Benning, GA

7110 McIver Street, Fort Benning, GA

Phone Number: 706-545-3070

Website: www.facebook.com/BenningFMWRfans

Contact: Joanne Cogle

Contact Email: joanne.e.cogle2.naf@mail.mil

The Armed Services YMCA partners closely with our Military Leaders to provide programs and services at military installations that need it most. Many of the Armed Services YMCA Department of Defense (DoD) Affiliates are located at military hospitals and provide emergency and much needed childcare for military families dealing with medical issues. We also offer youth enrichment programs like computer learning centers and youth sports. Partnering directly with our military DoD affiliates is a cost-effective, impactful way to run programs. Less overhead means we can impact as many military families as possible and help make their lives easier.

Fort Benning is a military community supporting in excess of 100,000 military, family members, reserve component soldiers, retirees, and civilian employees on a daily basis. It is a power projection platform, and possesses the capability to deploy combat-ready forces by air, rail, and highway. Fort Benning is the home of the United States Army Infantry School; the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation; the headquarters of the 75th Ranger Regiment along with the 3rd Ranger Battalion; the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized); the 14th Combat Support Hospital; and many additional tenant units.

Fort Benning’s Child, Youth and School Services has two Technology & Computer labs, at the Middle School & Teen center and the School Age Center.

The Middle School & Teen center provides children in grades 6-12 with a variety of wholesome leisure activities and educational classes. Lab techs in the Technology & Computer Lab educate youth in the use of computer equipment, software programs and other technologies in the world around them.

The School Age Center provides age-appropriate before and after school recreational opportunities for elementary-age children. Lab techs in the Technology & Computer Lab educate youth in the use of computer equipment, software programs and other technologies in the world around them. They also assist in training employees and Family Child Care Providers in basic computer skills.

Fort Benning’s Child, Youth and School Services has partnered with the Lumpkin County Parks and Recreation to support sports and fitness programs for military children at Camp Merrill, in Northern Georgia. The Armed Services YMCA, in supporting our troops, has afforded military families an opportunity to participate in free or low cost programs and services that helps builds our youth and our community.

ASYMCA Programs:
Camp Merrill Youth Sports & Fitness
Fort Benning Technology & Computer Lab

Camp Merrill Youth Sports & Fitness
The goal of Fort Benning’s Youth Sports & Fitness Program, located in Dahlonega, Georgia, is to inspire sportsmanship, develop positive attitudes, self leadership, character-building, and basic fundamental. This program is designed to a wide variety of both team and individual sports for military children ages 3-15. The coaching staff is made up of volunteers throughout the military community.

Fort Benning Technology & Computer Lab
Fort Benning’s CYSS has two free military programs, Technology & Computer labs, at Middle School & Teen center and the School Age Center.

Middle School & Teen Center provides military children in grades 6-12 with a variety of wholesome leisure activities and educational classes. Lab techs in the Technology & Computer Lab educate youth in use of computer equipment, software programs and other technologies in the world around them.

The School Age Center provides age-appropriated before and after school recreational opportunities for elementary-age children. Lab techs in the Technology & Computer Lab educate youth in the use of computer equipment, software programs and other technologies in the world around them. They also assist in training employees and Family Child Care Providers in basic computer skills.

Locations:

School Age Center
Building 2653, Ingersol Street
Phone: 706-545-3605
Hours of Operations:
Weekdays: 5:30am-6:30pm
Closed weekends & holidays

Middle School & Teen
Youth Services Campus, Bldg 1055
7110 McIver Street
Phone: 706-545-3070
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 730am-630pm │ Friday 730am-8pm │ 1st Saturday 12pm-6pm

Testimonials

“I like the computer lab because I can play Roller Coaster Tycoon”….
Benjamin Mann-age 8

” I like making the Hallmark Cards to send to my daddy that’s in Afghanistan”….
Amya Stokes-7

“The Photo club is fun….we learn how to take a Pictures of ourselves, cut it out on the computer and put it on another picture”…..
Haley Vasquez-6

” I like to research famous people and copy and paste their picture on Microsoft Word”….
Saianne Watkins-9

Greatest Need:
The Technology & Computer Lab at the School Age Center is in need of a new printer. The kids enjoy printing their creations and the current printer is not able to handle the workload and the kids spend unnecessary time waiting for their printouts. Also, it can’t handle thicker types of paper such as card stock for printing homemade greeting cards for their families.

ASYMCA Special Events:

Outdoor Adventure Camp June Dahlonega, GA

Football Camp June Dahlonega, GA
Teaches children the basic motor skills necessary to play organized football. The program focuses on teaching children the proper skills for throwing, catching, kicking/punting, and running/agility.

Baseball Camp June Dahlonega, GA
Prepares children and their parents for organized baseball and softball without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment is used for teaching throwing, catching, batting, running, and agility.

Paintball Camp June Dahlonega, GA

Golf Camp June Dahlonega, GA
Prepares children for traditional golf without the threat of competition or the fear of failure. The program focuses on teaching children the proper technique for putting and driving.

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