Teen Center

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The Black Hills Teen Center offers High Yield and Fun activities for ages 13 - 18.
Programming offered is designed to meet the needs of our adolescents social/emotional, physical, and cognitive development through both staff and youth led activities.

Available Opportunities:

Keystone Leadership Council
Youth Ages 14 - 18 develop leadership skills serving as Ellsworth AFB youth representatives in command briefings, Youth Program event planning committees, and programming roundtable meetings. This council is required to meet at a minimum, monthly, and suggested, weekly.

Scholarship opportunities in all academic and extra-curricular activity areas.

Military Youth of the Year Program - Awardees receive a minimum of $5,000 in scholarship funds. 

4-H Clubs - These clubs rotate on a quarterly basis to include Robotics, Cooking, Sewing, STEM, Archery, Photography, and many more!

Congressional Award - Youth can get started on this long term prestigious service award. 

ACT/SAT/ASVAB Prep Support

Resume and career building mentorships.

Summer Outdoor Adventure Leadership Camps

Other daily activities supporting Core Areas, Character and Leadership, Education and Career, Life Skills, Health and Social Recreation include:

  • Pool Tournaments
  • Weekly Video Game Tournaments
  • Movie Theater
  • Art Supplies for Self-Directed Activities
  • Ping Pong Tables
  • Karaoke Stage and Music Center
  • Computers available for homework or daily age appropriate social use


  • Hours of Operation

    School Year Hours
    Monday - Thursday
    3:00PM - 7:00PM

    3:00PM - 9:00PM

    12:00PM - 5:00PM

    Early Dismissal/NO School Days
    Monday - Thursday
    1:00PM - 7:00PM

    1:00PM - 9:00PM

    Summer Hours
    Monday - Thursday
    1:00PM - 7:00PM

    3:00PM - 9:00PM

    Federal Holidays

    2450 Risner Ave
    Ellsworth AFB

    Youth Program Specialist - Jamie Wetzel