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Telephone: 301-677-1149/1156/1104
Fax: 301-677-1148
Address: Bldg. 1900 Reece Road, Fort Meade, Maryland 20755
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Walk-In Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Appointments: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
( Last appointment at 5:30 pm)
Registration process takes approximately 40 minutes per child.
Appointments are encouraged.




What is EDGE!

Venturing beyond CYS Services doors to expand services to children and youth on-site in MWR and Family Programs. The EDGE! (Experience, Develop, Grow and Excel) Out-of-school opportunities for 6-18 year-old children and youth to experience, develop, grow and excel by participation in “cutting-edge” art, fitness, life skills and adventure activities, known as Art EDGE!, Fit EDGE!,  Life EDGE!, and Adventure EDGE!.


art edgae Art EDGE!

Art options might include ceramics, computer graphic design, digital film making, digital music making, digital photography, drawing, fashion design, Hip Hop, painting, scrapbooking, theater arts, woodworking, etc. MWR partners are: Arts & Crafts Center • Entertainment Centers • Library • Marketing Office • Outdoor Recreation Centers.


fit edge

Fit options might include adventure sports, aerobics, body sculpting, bowling, customized fitness programs, golf, nutrition programs, strength training, stress management, team and pick-up sports, weight management, weight training, yoga, etc. MWR partners are: Aquatic Facility • Bowling Center • Golf Course • Horse Stables • Library • Marina • Outdoor Recreation Centers • Sports & Fitness Facility • Skating Rink 


life edgeLife EDGE!

Life options might be age-specific basic cooking, baking and culinary art activities, auto maintenance and repair skills, book clubs, computer skills, consumer skills, dog obedience, health and food safety, ecology and living green, marketing and advertising, money management, pet care, research skills, study skills, time-management, etc. MWR partners are: Army Community Service (ACS) • Auto Skills Center • Bowling Center Snack Bar • Club Meade • Community Clubs • Library • Golf Course Snack Bar • Rod & Gun Club • Marketing Office • Pet Care Center • Recreation Centers


adventure edgeAdventure EDGE!

Adventure options might include bowling, ecology, fishing, golf, hiking, kayaking, orienteering, rock or wall climbing, skiing, swimming, etc. MWR partners are: Golf Course • Rod & Gun Club • Horse Stables • Sports & Fitness Center • Library • Marina • Outdoor Recreation Centers.


Required Forms

pdf Auto Skills Form

pdf Fitness Waiver

pdf Photo Release Form

pdf Permission Slip (Needed One Time to Participate)

Sponsorship Opportunity
Sponsorship does not imply DOD, US Army, or Federal Government endorsement.