18 January 2018

Middle School & Teen Program (MST)

Welcome to the Carlisle Barracks

Middle School & Teen Program

The Carlisle Barracks Middle School & Teen program (MST) serves youth in grades 6 through 12 by fusing education and recreation through clubs, events, and sports. The activities and events offered by the MST program focus on the following basic service areas:

  • Sports, Fitness and Health Options
  • Life Skills, Citizenship and Leadership Opportunities
  • Arts, Recreation and Leisure Activities
  • Mentoring, Intervention and Academic Support Services

Our Partnerships
We are fortunate to partner our programs with the Boys and Girls Club of America, 4-H, and Character Counts to make our programs more diverse and enriching to best serve our youth. These partnerships enhance our programming to best serve our youth by constantly changing as they change. Coupled with the above our staff provides proper supervision and a safe environment for the youth to reach their fullest potential as capable, competent and caring citizens.

We are also very fortunate to partner with other organizations on post that contribute to our success. Under the DFMWR umbrella we partner with the marketing department, the motor pool, Outdoor Recreation, Youth Sports, SKIES programming, Army Community Service, Strike Zone Bowling Center, Adult Sports, Reynolds Theatre, and many others to make our center successful.

What we have to offer you!
The Carlisle Barracks Middle School & Teen Program is located in the McConnell Youth Center and offers:
Rock Climbing Wall
Full Size Gymnasium/Basketball Courts
Outdoor Recreation Area

Video Game Room
Big Screen TV’s (2)
XBox 360’s (2)
Wii U’s(2)

Common Area
Pool table
Foosball Tables(2)
Ping Pong Table
Stage to relax and play board games

Art Room
Sewing Machines
Painting Easels
Plenty of tables for creating!

Youth Technology Lab
Homework Tables
Teen Library

Our programming
The MST program balances daily planned and structured activities with activities that are spontaneous and driven by the needs and wants of the youth. Planned activities through the Boys and Girls Club include Passport to Manhood, SMART Girls, Diplomas to Degrees, Youth Council, Cooking Club, Youth of the Year, and Triple Play.

Carlisle Barracks also offers other weekly activities that include experiments, minute to win it game, DIY (Do it yourself) crafts, and sports activities in indoor and outdoor settings.


Youth can sign up for trips by visiting the McConnell Youth Center! 

Special Events
The MST program sponsors events for the youth to attend. These events range from lock-ins & socials to off post field trips:
Lock-Ins are a Carlisle Barracks favorite! Lock-Ins occur Friday nights into Saturday mornings. Each Lock-In has a theme with activities created around the theme.
¨Neon Glow
¨SuperHeros vs. SuperVillians
¨March Madness
¨Worldwide Operation Megaphone

Socials and Parties are usually held on Saturdays, we have a social or party every month!
¨Halloween Party & Ugly Sweater Party
¨Dodgeball Tournaments
¨Movie Nights
¨Girls Night In & Guys Night in
¨Paintball Tent
¨We also host Friday Night Dodgeball

Field Trips
Our off post field trips are designed to meet the interests of the youth. They are structured so that youth have the opportunity to try new things, explore their interests, and expand their horizons.
The MST Program takes at least one trip a month to local attractions and sights! Our trips include:
¨Archery Tag
¨Trampoline Park
¨Amusement Parks
¨Snow Tubing
¨Mountain Adventure Courses
¨Indoor Swimming
Some trips are free for youth. Trips that require payment are comparatively a low cost.

The MST program provides transportation to and from all off post activities.
For the trips with a fee, payment is due at the time of registration and is cash only.
Registration deadlines are 3 day before trip/event. Payments and registration can be made at the McConnell Youth Center.

Registration is free for qualified youth and they can use the Youth Center at their leisure with an active pass. Passes stay active for a year and youth can sign up at anytime. Registration can be processed with Parent Central Services at the Youth Center. (Link for Registration Documents)
Fees are required for some events and field trips.

Youth from the following schools can be dropped off at the youth center:

  • Carlisle Area High School
  • Lamberton Middle School
  • Wilson Middle School
  • Eligibility

    Eligible Patrons of DoD Child Development Programs include Active Duty Military personnel, DoD (Civilian personnel paid from both appropriated funds (APF) and non-appropriated funds (NAF)), reservists on active duty or during inactive duty personnel training, DoD Contractors, combat related wounded warriors, surviving spouses, and those acting in loco parentis for dependent child of an otherwise eligible patron. Foreign Military Service members assigned to the Installation/serving the Department of Defense are eligible patrons , Coast Guard when activated are eligible patrons and Retiree’s eligibility is limited to the use of SKIES,YS and Sports and Fitness programs on a space availability.




Child, Youth & School Services - Middle School & Teen

Phone: (717) 245-4555
DSN: 242-4555

459 Bouquet Road
Carlisle, PA 17013

Hours of Operation

During the School Year
Monday - Thursday: 3 - 7pm
Friday: 3 - 9PM
Saturday: Noon - 4pm

Summer Hours
Monday - Friday: 1 - 7pm