Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Main Office (301) 744-4775
NSF Indian Head MWR supports quality of life activities for military, DoD civilian employees, contractors and their families. Through athletic facilities, fitness centers, recreational programs, child development centers, community activities and various other programs, patrons are able to participate in a wide variety of event
Auto Skills Center
The Auto Hobby Shop, located in Bldg. 1420, is a fully equipped, self-service repair facility. It offers three vehicle lifts, one motorcycle lift, diagnostics center, drum brake tools, tap and die sets, timing lights, a strut compressor, and most other tools and equipment needed for vehicle repair. You are able to check for recalls and other service bulletins for your vehicle using the Mitchell Information System. Professional guidance is available to assist you with your repair project. All tools and equipment are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stars & Strikes Bowling Center
The Stars and Strikes Bowling Center is located in Bldg. D-328 (downstairs from the Gymnasium) and hosts league play, open bowling, special events and is available for private party rental. A snack bar with refreshments is also available. Bowling is the ideal way to entertain your family, friends, and co-workers. Celebrate birthdays, graduations, or just get a group together a fun afternoon. If you’re looking for some fun, come bowling with us at the Stars and Strikes Bowling Center!
Child Development Programs
Child Development Center
The Child Development Center is located in Bldg. 1901. If you are active duty military, military retiree, reservist on active duty, a DoD civilian employee or a DoD civilian contractor, you are eligible to use the Child Development Center (CDC) programs. Priority is given to active duty military. Fees are based on total family income. The CDC provides quality childcare for children six weeks to five years of age. Caregivers in your child’s classroom are trained to develop age-appropriate activities for your child. Our CDC models the Navy’s commitment to providing only the highest quality care for your child
Child Development Home
The Child Development Home program increases the availability of qualified childcare services for families at Indian Head. The program provides certified caregivers for children between six weeks and 12 years of age in the local community. The Child Development Home Program offers great employment opportunities for military spouses; providers work out of their homes, care for children and have the flexibility to set their own hours and fees.
School Age Care
My Generation Youth Center
The My Generation Youth Center, located in Bldg. 441, provides before- and after-school care, open recreation, summer camp programs and special events to children ages five (and in kindergarten) – 12 years. The program is a member of the Boys & Girls Club of America and provides nutritional snacks, arts & crafts, computer access, stimulating learning experiences and recreational activities to make up many fun-filled days.
Outdoor Recreation Gear Rental
The MWR Auto Hobby Shop runs the gear issue program and rents an extensive selection of recreation equipment. Available items include tents, canoes, kayaks, bicycles, tarps, picnic tents, tables, chairs, moon bounces, grills, lanterns and camping supplies. We now offer two fifteen foot RVs as well. Equipment can be rented daily or weekly. Many of the rental items are brand new and all others are in excellent condition. Call for more information or to reserve equipment.
Globe & Anchor/Tiki Bar
Globe & Anchor
Open October - May
The Globe & Anchor is located in the Mix House, Bldg. D-324, and offers a fully stocked bar, pool tables, dartboards, video games and more. Plan to meet friends after work to relax and unwind!
Open May – October
The Tiki Bar, also located at the Mix House, offers a fabulous view of the Potomac River, a fully stocked outdoor bar, monthly live entertainment and special events throughout the season. It’s the perfect place to stop in after work!
Community Recreation (ITT) & General Library
The Community Recreation Center is newly renovated and offers programs, services and activities for all ages. The facility is open to all with base access and houses the ITT (Information, Tickets and Tours) program along with the MWR General Library. Patrons can expect a monthly calendar of activities and many special events throughout the year. Free Wi-Fi is available as well as several televisions and comfortable seating. The General Library offers numerous book titles, including new releases, for check out as well as DVDs and audio books.
The ITT program offers discounted tickets to area attractions including:
National Aquarium in Baltimore
Local Movie Theaters
Florida Resorts and Attractions
Washington D.C. Bike the Sites
Military Voucher Program
Great Wolf Lodge Specials
Armed Forces Vacation Club
Area Ski Resorts
Professional Sporting Event Tickets
New York City Weekend Trips
Maryland Renaissance Festival
Looking to get off base and see the sights? How about something fun to do while you’re on base? The Liberty program offers exciting trips at discounted rates for single or unaccompanied Sailors and Marines between the ages of 18-25. Activities include ski trips, white water rafting, amusement park trips, horseback riding, professional sporting events, and much more! Within the Liberty Center itself, you’ll find the newest video games, big screen televisions and personal computers. Special events are planned throughout the year and promise to be a good time for all who participate
Mix House Conference Center
The recently renovated Mix House is the perfect location for wedding receptions, retirement parties, family reunions, command meetings or any mid-sized event. With space for 120 people, the Mix House offers separate bar and kitchen areas, a spectacular view of the Potomac River and a seasonal outdoor deck and bar area. Call today for rental rates or to schedule a tour of the facility.
Intramural leagues including flag football, basketball, racquetball, volleyball, softball, soccer, beach volleyball, indoor volleyball and tennis are offered throughout the year, in addition to several 5k races.
Summer Youth Camp
Camp Tomahawk offers a summer haven for over 100 youth. This summer program provides 10 weeks of camp, offering a variety of activities such as swimming, baseball, fishing, dance, and various arts and crafts. Specialty camps have included two weeks of environmental camp, soccer, cheerleading, and softball.
The NSF Indian Head Pool is open seasonally from Memorial Day through mid-September. Swimming lessons are available for all ages throughout the summer in two-week sessions. Lap swim sessions and water aerobics classes are taught by aquatic professionals. Open swim is available daily. The pool’s deck space and small pavilion area make it an ideal rental facility for private parties and other functions.
Weight House Fitness Center
The Weight House Fitness Center is located in Bldg. 1660 and features weight and fitness rooms, racquetball courts, an aerobics room and more. Fitness assessments, personal training, blood pressure screening, body fat analysis, group exercise classes and wellness classes are also available. Stop by during lunch or after work to play racquetball, take a spinning class or use one of our state-of-the-art cardio machines. The group exercise room is now family friendly, offering a safe area for children to play while their guardian participates in an exercise class, attends a training session or works out independently.