The Open Rec Program at Aviano Air Base provides age appropriate activities and experiences for youth age 9-13 to include field trips, homework assistance, arts & crafts, science, cooking, music, cultural, community experiences and learning opportunities in safe environments under the supervision of trained program assistants. Options for care consist of before school and after school. Fees for this program are $75 for every three months, purchased in 3, 6, or 12 month units.
With membership, youth receive a membership card, access to privileges in Open Recreation and discounted rates and priority registration for instructional classes and sports. As per AFI 34-144, participation in youth programs is limited to youth up to 18 years old. AF Form 88, as a part of the Youth Programs Application.
Parents Please Note:
All youth, ages 9 – 13, are required to be signed out of the program daily by parent or authorized adult 18 or older (per Italian Law for Child Supervision).
Torch Club is a chartered, small-group leadership, and service club for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. Club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life.
Green Thumb Gardening Club
The Green Thumb Gardening Club provides youth with the opportunity to explore the outdoors hands on. Learn how to take care of the environment and live in a sustainable way.
“Girl Talk with Tiea” is a club that helps guide young girls toward healthy attitudes and lifestyles, eating right, staying fit, getting good health care and more. It encourages young women to reach their full potential.
New Generation Drama Club
The New Generation Drama Club education builds self-confidence, sparks creativity and boosts academic achievement. This club meets bi-weekly and consists of 60 minute sessions for beginner and advanced actors and actresses. Sessions consist of a warm-up; a main activity with script work or performance; and a cool-down.
National Fine Arts Exhibit
This year-round program encourages artistic expression among members through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture. Youth also have the opportunity in participating in the National Fine Arts
Developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Triple Play strives to improve the overall health of club members by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching healthy nutritional habits and helping them develop healthy relationships.
Focus on Photography
The Focus on Photography club encourages club members ages 9 to 18 to learn and practice photographing. Youth can learn the printing and displaying process and have a chance to work with different photography equipment.
Fit Factor is a program aimed towards youth. It works along with the USAF Fit Family Program. Fit Factor encourages youth to be active and lead healthy lifestyles. The program includes physical activities as well as discussions about eating and being healthy.
Junior Staff is a small-group program that is both practical and user friendly. It assists Club members in exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work.
The Fusion Project
The Fusion Project provides thirteen year olds an opportunity to earn points while hanging out in the Teen Center.
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count provides club participants with the strategies, activities, resources and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages club members at every age to become self-directed learners.