SUN: 9am–6pm
MON–FRI: 5am–10pm
SAT: 7am–8pm

Youth Education

The Kroc Center is committed to building a strong community, and that starts with educating the adults of tomorrow. The Kroc's youth programs combine developmental learning, mentorship, team building and more in a fun atmosphere where kids will feel comfortable learning, being active and making new friends.

Kroc Academy After-School Program

The Kroc Center takes after-school care to a whole new level.
Every day, children can enjoy exceptional homework assistance, healthy snacks, free play, and time in our interactive game room.
Transportation from the Quincy area schools is included.

Monday: Interactive Bible Lessons
Tuesday: Sports & Games
Wednesday: Character Building
Thursday: Creative Expression/S.T.E.M. Projects
Friday: Swimming

Pre-K – 12th Grade

Weekly Character Building

We worship, study, and seek to share Jesus’ love together. Build character, relationships and learn the importance of morality.

Required: $5 Annual Activity Emblem Fee
OPTIONAL: $5 Troop T-Shirt Fee • $10 Award Sash

Afternoon Prelude | 2:30-4pm
After-school fun, filled with snack, gym, games,  and singing all leading up to our exciting character building programs. Children learn about God while enjoying these various rotations and preparing for special Singing Company performances.
Grades Pre K–12 • Various Rooms

Moonbeams | 4-5pm
Children learn to help others, do their best, be kind and good, and grow more like Jesus while earning emblems that teach a variety of new talents.
Boys & Girls Grades Pre K–Kindergarten
Green Room

Girls develop skills and talents that reflect the love of God in order to grow into strong, ambitious and capable young ladies that display honesty, kindness, courage and knowledge so they can do what is right.
Girls Grades 1–5 • Bluffs Rooms

Adventure Corps: Explorers
Boys explore God's Word and God's world, while developing new skills, talents, and habits that earn them emblems and prepare them for an adventure with Christ.
Boys, Grades 1–5 • Meadows Rooms

Girl Guards | 5:30-7pm
Young women develop skills and talents to grow spiritually, mentally, physically and socially while earning emblems for their accomplishments.
Young Women Grades 6–12 • Bluffs A

Adventure Corps: Rangers
Young men go through a series of achievement awards and levels that help to develop their individuality and potential physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially.
Young Men, Grades 6–12 • Bluffs B

Interested in becoming a
K.R.O.C. KIDS Volunteer?

• Must be 18 years old

• Complete volunteer application at www.salvationarmyquincy.org

• Contact Jeremy Koren at 217-231-5633

• Attend Safe From Harm Training

Kroc Academy After-School • Monday Youth Programming • Wednesday Youth Programming

The Kroc Center provides transportation from
Quincy area schools for children involved in our various programs.

Click here to download the
2018 Youth Ministry Registration Form

Calling all youth interested in enriching your days and being a part of an unforgettable experience!

Open to grades 7–12 • Member $45/week, Non-Members  $50/week


Counselors in training will receive all of the amenities that come with the program as well as hands on training, mentoring, and leadership development.


Submit your registration for review and await a phone call for approval.

Limited CIT positions available.


Please note: dates and times of activities are subject to change.

For more information regarding youth education opportunities please call 217-231-5658.

Youth Virtual Education
Digital Learning Program

Mondays from 3:00-4:30pm in The Ledge Game Room

Dive into a digital after-school learning program that empowers children and communities with meaningful and critical life-skills. These engaging, dynamic, and interactive online courses tackle a variety of key points.

All learning courses contain:

• Engaging content with real-world applications.
• Guided activities that reinforce knowledge and skills.
• Personalized learning and interactive gaming simulations.

Ages 8–18

The Power to Protect, Promote, and Prevent

For more than 45 years, Search Institute of Minneapolis, MN has studied adolescent development and its connection to community change. The framework of 40 Developmental Assets was first published in 1997.

The 40 Developmental Assets serve as the foundational framework for all Kroc programs. Outcomes are based on building assets successfully in young people, and our evaluation plan – Getting to Outcomes, the Thrive Report – demonstrates asset building across program categories to show the performance of The Kroc Center as a whole.

100s of classes to choose from.



The Program Guide is the place to look for a variety of one-day and weekly classes. All classes are open to the public.

Look inside for:

View the Class Schedule for easy-to-read schedules of all group exercise classes–both on land, and in water!

All drop-in fitness and aquatic classes are FREE to Gold Members.