Summer Activities: Kids

Summer Activities: Kids

Eric Turner | Community Writer


It’s the summer, no more school for a few months, so what is there to do at MCAS Iwakuni?
Well, there’s a lot to do, and here’s a few things to consider.

Youth & Teen Programs

The Youth & Teen Centers are a great place to chill out with your friends, watch a movie, and most importantly, there’s air conditioning. The new Teen Center has a pretty awesome movie theater, gaming platforms, music equipment, and computers to keep in touch with friends and family not here in Iwakuni. If you are not enrolled at the Youth or Teen centers, ask your parents to accompany you there to enroll, and enjoy all they have to offer.

the library

The Library has hours and hours of fun things to do. You can use their free computers, check out books, learn how to use the awesome 3D printer to make unique items. Movies and games for Playstation, Xbox, Wii, and switch can be checked out from the library, as well as Kindles that can be taken home for up to three weeks.

youth sports

Youth Sports has a ton of fun activities to experience this summer. There are a number of camps and seasons of basketball, soccer, and dance classes. Afraid you are not ready for the next Youth Sports sign-up? Get ready by signing up for the Conditioning Camp from June 22 - July 22.
Find out what Youth Sports has to offer you by visiting the Youth Sports page.

on-base outdoor activities

There are outdoor options on base as well:
  • WaterWorks Outdoor Pool - Cool down and work on your tan.
  • XtremeWorks Skate Park - Learn a new trick or show off some new skills to your friends.
  • Crossfire Paintball & Archery - Reserve some time with friends and capture the enemy base.

outdoor recreation

Outdoor Recreation has a lot to offer. Want to sign-up with Youth Sport for soccer season but want to get in some practice soon? Head over to Gear Issue and check-out everything you need to practice and get your skills ready. Gear Issue has tons of other items you can check out too. Outdoor Recreation also has a lot of trips you can take advantage of all summer long. Reach out and see what they have to offer over the summer break.
To see a list please visit the Outdoor Recreation page.

driver's education

Don’t forget, if you are old enough to get a driver’s license, MCCS has a Driver’s Education Class to help you get started on your first driver’s license.
You can find information on the class and a schedule of courses available over the summer break by visiting the Automotive & Storage page.

cultural adaptation

Cultural Adaptation has a lot to offer as well. They plan trips all the time from grocery store visits, restaurant visits, Japanese language classes, to name a few. If you have recently come to MCAS Iwakuni they can also help get you used to the area and help with culture shock.