SchoolsFort Carson is served by Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. Three elementary schools and a middle school are located on post.
Weikel Elementary School serves children in preschool through fifth grade. For more information, call 719-358-4320.
Patriot Elementary School serves children in kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information, call 719-382-1460.
Mountainside Elementary School serves children in kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information, call 719-382-1430.
Abrams Elementary School serves children in kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information, call 719-382-1490.
Fort Carson Middle School serves children in sixth through eighth grade. For more information, call 719-382-1610.
High school students are transported via school bus to Fountain-Fort Carson High School in Fountain. For more information, call 719-382-1640.
Several school districts serve the communities surrounding Fort Carson:
Colorado Springs School District 11
(north of post)....... 719-520-2000
Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
(northwest of post) 719-475-6100
Harrison School District 2
(north of post)....... 719-579-2000
Widefield School District 3
(east of post)........... 719-391-3000
Falcon School District 49
(northeast of post and
Colorado Springs). 719-495-3601
Academy School District 20
(north of post in northern
Colorado Springs). 719-260-0604
Manitou Springs School District 14
(west of post and
Colorado Springs). 719-685-2024
There are also many private and charter schools in the area. For more information, contact the Fort Carson School Liaison Office, Building 1518, Prussman Boulevard, or call 719-526-1101.
Child, Youth And School Services (CYSS), Youth EduKindergarten through 12th grade and postsecondary school liaison services can assist Families with public, private or home-school issues. Located in Building 1518, Youth Education Support Services has information concerning Colorado Springs, El Paso County and Pueblo County schools; surrounding community schools; private schools; home-school information; and scholarship and postsecondary education information. For details, call 719-526-4255/1071.
CYSS Youth Education Liaison Services offers youth sponsorship training and the Youth Sponsorship Council. The liaisons also provide home-school programming and support the Youth Action Council, permanent change of station and grade advancement transition assistance, as well as post-secondary education preparation information. CYSS Liaison Education and Outreach Services provide information on all schools serving Fort Carson including those off post. They also provide information on transitioning from one district to another, and between elementary and middle school, and middle and high school. For more information, call 719-526-2301.
Child, Youth and School ServicesFort Carson Child, Youth and School Services provides a variety of programs and services to children ages 6 weeks to 18 years. Programs and services are based upon the growth and development of children and meet national and Army standards. Regardless of the program, length of stay or age of child/youth, the service is based upon age-appropriate practices. Information and registration for any Child, Youth and School Services program is located at Building 1518. Registration is free. Call 719-526-1100/1101 for information.
Child Development CentersRegistration for any Child, Youth and School Services program consists of full-day services for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, and hourly care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. The part-day preschool program is for children ages 3-5. Morning and afternoon sessions are available Monday through Friday. Registration for all CYSS programs is located in Building 1518; call 719-526-1100/1101 for information.
The Child Development Centers located on the installation are as follows:
The East Child Development Center, located in Building 6058 on the corner of Nelson and Martinez, provides full-day services only. The center is open 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The West Child Development Center, located at Building 6060 on Coleman, provides full-day care services. The center is open 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The South West Child Development Center, across from the golf course at 7790 Titus Blvd., provides hourly care and a part-day preschool. The center is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For reservations call 719-526-2463.
The South East Child Development Center is located in Building 2765 on Womack Street inside Gate 20, and is a full-day care center. The center is open 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The North Child Development Center, Building 4355 on Funk Avenue inside Gate 3, is a full-day care center. The center is open 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cheyenne Mountain Child Development Center is located in Building 6203 on Harr Avenue just south of the main Fort Carson entrance at Gate 1. Cheyenne Mountain CDC provides full-day child care, before- and after-kindergarten care, as well as part-day preschool. It houses children ages 6 weeks-kindergarten and is open 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Monarch Child Development Center, Building 2764, is located on Womack Street near Gate 20. It is a full-day child care center and serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The center is open 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Ivy Child Development Center, Building 1840, is located on the Resiliency campus near Prussman and Specker avenues. The Ivy CDC provides full-day, hourly and part-day preschool services. The center is open 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Aspen Child Development Center, Building 4356, is a 160-capacity center that houses both child care and school-age programs. There are 80 child care spaces and 80 kindergarten spaces to better serve parents with children of both age groups. The center is open 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Timberline Multifunctional CDC is located on the corner of Ware and Ellis streets and will serve up to 30 children in full-day and hourly child care. The facility also houses SKIESUnlimited instructional class programs.
Family Child CareArmy-certified Family Child Care homes are available on and off the installation. FCC providers offer age-appropriate activities in a home-like environment. The small group size allows children to develop close relationships with caregivers and other children.
The FCC program offers full-day, part-
time, part-day and hourly care. Overnight, weekend, holiday hours and extended care (up to 14 days) are available for single and dual military parents. This care is also available for military and civilian working couples and for single civilian patrons. The care is for mission-related duty or a documented civilian work schedule. The FCC office is located in Building 5510, on the corner of Ellis Street and Harr Avenue. Registration for all CYSS programs is located in Building 1518. Call 719-526-1101 for information.
Kindergarten ProgramThe kindergarten program includes a before- and after-school day care service for kindergarten children. Transportation is provided from the center to on-post schools. Services are provided in Cheyenne Mountain CDC, Building 6203, and Aspen CDC, Building 4356. Both programs are open 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. A summer day camp program is also operated to provide full-day care for kindergarteners during the summer months. Registration for all CYSS programs is located in Building 1518. Call 719-526-1100/1101 for information.
School Age ServicesBefore- and after-school programs for youths in first through fifth grades are provided at two facilities on Fort Carson. Patriot SAS is located in Building 6204 on Harr Avenue just south of the main Fort Carson entrance at Gate 1. Mesa SAS is located in Building 4790 across the street from Abrams Elementary School. The Patriot and Mesa School Age Services programs are for school-age children in first through fifth grades and are open 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Transportation is provided to and from on-post schools. Full-day services are available for days when there is no school. Boys & Girls Club programs and 4-H are incorporated into School Age Services programming. Full-day camps are available during school breaks. Registration for all Child, Youth and School Services programs is located in Building 1518. Call 719-526-1100/1101 for information.
Youth CenterThe Youth Center is located on the corner of Ware Street and Normandy Road in Building 5950. The center offers a variety of programs and special events for middle and high school youths. Programming includes sports, fitness and health options; life skills; citizenship; leadership opportunities; arts; recreation; and leisure activities.
The Youth Center offers after-school programs for middle school youths and teens. The after-school program is free for registered youth. Registration for all CYSS programs is located in Building 1518. Call 719-526-1100/1101 for information.
Sports & FitnessThe child and youth sports and fitness program provides recreational and educational programs that are fun, safe and nurturing. Participants are given an opportunity to learn and experience the fundamentals of sports, fitness and a variety of team and individual activities. Motor skill development aids younger children, fitness opportunities abound for middle and high school students, and a child/youth nutrition and health program serves the needs of all.
Character education is a key component of the sports, fitness and nutrition program that encourages fair play, responsibility, good sportsmanship and respect.
Registration for all CYSS programs is located in Building 1518. Call 719-526-1100/1101 for information.
Hired!HIRED! is an apprenticeship and workforce preparation program designed to meet the career-exploration needs of teens ages 15-18. For more information, call 719-524-1472.
Mobilization and Deployment SupportDuring mobilization and deployment, CYSS provides free child care support for Families. Family readiness group leaders or rear detachments can provide a list of benefits available during the mobilization and deployment. To use any of the CYSS programs, children must be registered with CYSS. Information and registration for any CYSS program is located at Building 1518. Call 719-526-1100/1101 for information.
Resource and Referral OfficeFor overnight, weekend, full-day, part-day or drop-in child care in a home environment, Resource and Referral Office is available. The RRO makes referrals for full-time child care to licensed day care homes at Fort Carson. Children ages 4 weeks to 2 years may use resource and referral services. For more information and registration call 719-526-2680.
Emergency ServicesFor all police, fire and medical emergencies, immediately call 911. To report all nonemergent crimes, call 719-526-2333 or counter-report the incident at the Fort Carson Police Desk located at Building 2700 Christie Street.
The Fort Carson Directorate of Emergency Services manages a complete Enhanced 911 Emergency Communications Center. This center dispatches emergency services for police, fire, medical, physical security and all hazard responses. The directorate operates a proactive program to discourage crime, create a safe environment and maintain a high quality of life on post. The directorate is located in Building 2701, Christie Street. For more information call 719-526-1453.
Army Community Service (ACS)Army Community Service invites active-duty military, their Families, retirees and Department of the Army civilians into a world of education, opportunity and discovery. ACS offers services that promote self-reliance, resiliency and stability during war and peace. Its programs and classes are designed to fit a diverse and mobile community.
The ACS Center, located on the corner of Specker Avenue and Flint Street, is a fully accredited, state-of-the-art facility that contains the following core programs: Army Volunteer Corps (AVC); Family Enrichment; Mobilization and Deployment; Employment Readiness; Financial Readiness; Army Emergency Relief; Outreach; Mayoral; Community Information, Referral and Follow-up; Soldier and Family Readiness; Exceptional Family Member; and Relocation Readiness. This facility also has its own child care center, which is available for use by ACS volunteers and participants attending ACS functions (limited child care with prior registration). Stop by and see all that ACS has to offer. For more information, call 719-526-4590.
Join ACS on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Carson-Army-Community-Service/286726775837. Follow ACS on Twitter by texting “Follow FortCarsonACS” to 40404 to receive updates and information from Fort Carson ACS. Check out its website at http://www.carson.army.mil/acs.
ACS Army Volunteer Corps (AVC)The Fort Carson Army Volunteer Corps can connect community members with volunteer opportunities throughout the installation and community. Volunteering allows community members to meet new people in interesting and varied settings, and enables them to grow personally while gaining a sense of accomplishment. Army Community Service has a place for people to contribute to the community, learn new skills, meet others, make new friends and plan out their future career paths. Volunteer opportunities are varied and can meet diverse interests such as administration, teaching classes, serving as community mayors, welcoming new Families and helping others find employment. For more information, call 719-526-1082/8303.
The Fort Carson Mayoral Program was established to enhance the quality of life for residents of the installation. Each village has an elected/appointed mayor and deputy mayor who act as community liaison, representing the village and residents. They promote self-sufficiency for military Families, showing the community “how to” rather than “to do for.” For more information, call 719-526-1082/8303.
ACS Family Enrichment Program (FEP)FEP is comprised of Army Family Team Building, Army Family Action Plan, Company Commander and First Sergeant Spouse Seminar, and Army 101.
Army Family Team Building is a series of training modules taught through the local ACS office that cover topics such as Army knowledge, personal growth skills and leadership skills. AFTB improves personal and Family preparedness, which enhances overall Army readiness and helps all members of America’s Army adapt to a changing world. To sign up for classes, call 719-526-8747.
The Army Family Action Plan is a quality-
of-life process that allows members of the total Army Family to identify and recommend solutions to issues that affect the quality of life of the total Army Family. An installation-level conference is held at Fort Carson annually. Members of the Total Army Community become involved in the AFAP conference by serving as delegates, volunteer facilitators, recorders and administrative assistants. For more information, call 719-526-4590.
Army 101 is a four-hour class that provides civilian neighbors with an introduction to military term acronyms, chain of command, community resources, benefits and entitlements, expectations of military culture, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. It concludes with a windshield bus tour of the installation and an opportunity to have lunch in a military dining facility. For more information, call 719-526-4590.
The Company Commander and First Sergeant Spouse Seminar course provides spouses of company/troop/battery commanders and first sergeants with an opportunity to meet with their peers, share experiences, and receive current information from professional subject matter experts on multiple areas of interest. For more information, call 719-526-4590.
ACS Mobilization and Deployment Readiness ProgramThe Army Community Service Mobilization and Deployment Readiness Program provides assistance to Soldiers (active duty, Reserve, National Guard) and their Families. The Family Readiness Program assists units and their Families in preparing for deployment. Operation READY pre-deployment briefings are scheduled through individual units. For more information or to schedule a briefing, call 719-526-4590.
Family Readiness Group Leader and Rear Detachment Training are conducted on a regularly scheduled basis. Training ensures leadership is prepared for the challenges that may arise due to mobilization and deployments. For more information or to register for training, call 719-526-4590.
ACS Military and Family Life Consultants (MFLC) PrThe Military and Family Life Consultants program provides licensed and experienced mental health professionals trained on military Family-specific topics regarding the deployment cycle, military culture and reintegration. The consultants assist with problem-solving and life skills. For more information, call 719-338-7216 or 719-526-4590.
ACS Employment Readiness Program (ERP)The Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program provides assistance and self-development workshops to military Families. ACS understands the mobile lifestyle of the military community, and the effects and restrictions it has on Army spouses or dependents searching for employment and career advancements. This program is designed to assist the military Family in finding and securing employment. Information is available on civil service (appropriated fund employment); nonappropriated fund employment in recreation facilities, child care and other areas; government agencies including state, city and county; contract positions within Fort Carson and the community; and local companies in the surrounding communities.
Employment Readiness also offers a variety of self-development workshops, training, counseling, career assessments, seminars and job fairs. Information is also available on local colleges, universities, educational programs (MyCAA) and scholarships. For more information, call 719-526-0453/4590.
ACS Financial Readiness Program (FRP)The Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program provides free professional financial counseling. Services include:
Financial planning and investment options.
Personal finance seminars and classes.
Screening and registration for federal, state, county and city assistance programs.
Assistance with consumer complaints and resolution of issues concerning local businesses.
Free CARFAX reports (used vehicle history).
Home-buying and foreclosure information.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call 719-526-4590. To register for a class, call 719-526-8747.
Army Emergency Relief (AER)Army Emergency Relief provides emergency financial assistance to Soldiers (active and retired) and their Family members when there is an established need. Assistance is available for food, rent, utilities, emergency travel, vehicle repair and funeral expenses. AER also gives undergraduate education scholarships, based primarily on financial need, to children of active-duty and retired Soldiers. AER cannot help pay for nonessential items; finance ordinary leave or vacation; pay fines or legal expenses; help liquidate or consolidate debt; assist with home purchases or improvements; help purchase, rent or lease vehicles; cover bad checks; or pay credit card debt. All requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Active-duty Soldiers are encouraged to go through their unit command financial noncommissioned officer (CFNCO). If you are unsure who your designated CFNCO is, call 719-526-4590. If AER assistance is needed after hours, call the AER cellphone at 719-331-5278 or the American Red Cross at 877-272-7337.
ACS Relocation Readiness Program (RELO)Not sure how to move? Need more information on where you are going? If so, the ACS Relocation Readiness Program is here to assist you. The program will provide the resources to make an informed relocation decision. Available services vary from outbound consultations (individual or Family) to relocation-related educational classes to welcome packets to sponsorship training to an alternate language program. To assist Families separated from their loved ones, ACS offers a Waiting Families Program. For more information, call 719-526-1053.
ACS The Family ConnectionThe Family Connection offers Soldiers and Families a centralized location to gather information and resources on the Fort Carson and Colorado Springs communities. Stop by and pick up a “Welcome to Fort Carson Packet” and learn what we have to offer. Services vary from newcomer orientation to the Loan Closet to multicultural support groups (German, Korean and Spanish). To make copies, send a fax or check out your Facebook page, the computer lab is available for use (CAC accessible with printers). The ACS Connections Center is located in Building 1354 off Barkeley Avenue. For more information, call 719-526-1070.
ACS Loan ClosetThe ACS Loan Closet provides temporary household goods to Soldiers and Families arriving to or departing from Fort Carson. Items vary from pots and pans kits to infant and toddler car seats to folding tables and chairs to crock pots. The ACS Loan Closet is located at the ACS Connections Center in Building 1354. For a list of goods or to see what is available, call 719-526-1070.
ACS Multicultural Support ProgramThe ACS Multicultural Support Program is designed to assist foreign-born Family members with services varying from English as a Second Language to immigration and naturalization. Prior registration and testing are required for ESL; call 719-526-9348. For assistance with immigration and naturalization call 719-526-9348. Due to the high demand of this service, appointments are required. Active-duty personnel should be assisted by their S-1 personnel. Services include citizenship paperwork, permanent resident card paperwork, petitions for Family members to come to the United States and much more. Multicultural support groups (German, Korean and Spanish) meet on a regular basis. For information on participating in a group, call 719-526-1070.
ACS Community Information and Referral ProgramThe ACS Community Information and Referral Program provides information on available resources and services for Department of Defense identification card holders. This program links together local, state and federal resources. For more information, call 719-526-4590.
ACS Soldier and Family Readiness Program (SFRP)The Army Community Service Soldier and Family Readiness Program promotes individual, couple and Family wellness by offering a comprehensive program that includes awareness, education and support to prevent Family violence. Classes are offered to commanders, troops, professionals, Families and the community. Prevention and support services include: the New Parent Support Program, child safety education, nurturing programs, single parent support playgroup, infant massage, Cooperative Parenting and Divorce, Boot Camp for New Dads, Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program, marriage workshops, various life-skills seminars and the Victim Advocacy Program. A victim advocate is a person who is there to help support victims in making decisions to promote safety. An advocate will walk with the victim through the various stages that may be involved in their case. The goal of advocacy is to support and empower victims to make their own decisions. The 24-hour victim advocate cellphone number is 719-243-7907. For more information, call 719-526-4590.
ACS Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)The Exceptional Family Member Program is a program designed to assist military personnel agencies in making assignments for the Soldier, accompanied by Family members as often as possible. The EFMP works together with other military and civilian agencies to provide a comprehensive and coordinated multiagency approach for community support, housing, medical, educational and personnel services to Families with special needs. Enrollment into the EFMP works to ensure that needed services are available at the gaining installation before the military personnel office (Human Resources Command — HRC) assigns the Soldier to that new duty location.
An exceptional Family member is a Family member, regardless of age, with any physical, emotional, developmental or intellectual disorder that requires special treatment, therapy, education, training or counseling. The program applies to the following Soldiers: active Army; U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in the USAR Active Guard Reserve Program (mobilized and deployed Soldiers are not eligible for enrollment in the EFMP); and Army National Guard AGR personnel serving under authority of Title 10, United States Code and Title 32, United States Code.
EFMP enrollment allows assignment managers at Army personnel agencies the opportunity to consider the documented medical and special education needs of the EFM in the assignment process. When possible, the Soldier is assigned to an area where the medical and educational needs of his/her EFM can be met. This depends on a valid personnel requirement for the Soldier’s grade, specialty and eligibility for the tour, as well as current assignment priorities. All Soldiers are eligible for worldwide assignments, regardless of EFMP status. It is important to understand that a Soldier can be nominated for a specific assignment at any time. This is why it is crucial to have the Family member EFMP enrollment up-to-date at all times.
The Fort Carson ACS EFMP office provides assistance with identification of exceptional Family members; information and referral; linkage with disability-specific support groups and recreational activities; advocacy (assignment, housing, school, etc.); relocation (both incoming and outgoing); community support assistance, resources and systems navigation; appropriate placement of children with life-threatening conditions, functional limitations or behavioral/psychological conditions into CYSS programs; and respite care services for qualifying Families.
For questions, concerns, referrals, etc., contact the ACS EFMP team at 719-526-4590.
ACS Sexual Assault Prevention And Response (SAPR)The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program provides victim advocacy services, support, information, resources and referrals for adult victims of sexual assault. The SAPR Program also coordinates emergency medical care and counseling services as needed or requested. This program is not only available to victims of sexual assault but also to anyone within the military community interested in sexual assault prevention and education. The Sexual Assault Response coordinator phone number is 719-526-5785. For more information, call 719-526-0445/4590.
ACS Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things anyone can go through. Army Community Service Survivor Outreach Services connects survivors with people who can help them move forward and find strength, to include a financial counselor and a support coordinator. Many times after losing a loved one, there are unresolved issues or questions that may surface months or years after the loss. SOS staff understands new issues and questions may surface long after the casualty assistance officer has concluded his duty. SOS is located in the Fallen Heroes Family Center on Mekong Street, in Building 6215. For more information, call 719-526-2069/4590.
ACS Outreach ProgramThe Army Community Service Outreach Program identifies Family support program requirements within the community. It coordinates and implements comprehensive outreach initiatives designed to facilitate the delivery of existing services and develop new services based on the results of annual needs assessments. Such initiatives may include: one-on-one home visits for isolated Families, exported outreach services to off-post housing locations, satellite centers, and other locations and events. For more information, call 719-526-4590.
ACS Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC)The SFAC is a relaxed environment with dedicated staff providing individualized, integrated support services to wounded, ill or injured warriors and their Families. The SFAC is located at 1481 Titus Blvd. in Building 7492.
The SFAC provides assistance with financial counseling, employment, education, benefits counseling, community programs and a Warrior Support Group for Spouses. For more information, call 719-526-5807.
American Red CrossThe American Red Cross at Fort Carson has two offices. The main office is located on the first floor of Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation in Building 1217, Room 114, on the corner of Ellis Street and Specker Avenue. The telephone number is 719-526-2311. The volunteer office is located at Evans Army Community Hospital, Building 7500, Room 1033. The telephone number is 719-526-7144. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Services include emergency communication in the event of a critical accident, illness or death in a servicemember’s immediate Family. In such cases, the Red Cross should be notified at once. The Red Cross will verify the situation and relay emergency leave requests, if necessary, to the proper military authorities. It is up to commanding officers to decide whether or not to grant leave. For assistance, call the Services to Armed Forces Center at 877-272–7337. When an emergency arises that requires the presence of the servicemember or his or her Family, the Red Cross may provide access to an interest-free loan or grant for travel expenses. These funds are made available by the military aid societies. They may be authorized for other emergencies as well, and are disbursed on the basis of need. Referrals to specialized sources of help are also available to servicemembers and their Families. This service is provided on behalf of Army Emergency Relief after duty hours.
Volunteer services: Many volunteer opportunities are available including service at Evans Army Community Hospital, post dental clinics, main office or local chapter. Disaster assistance and CPR/first aid courses are provided by Pikes Peak Chapter. Call 719-632-3563. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
These Red Cross services and more are available to servicemembers and their Families 24/7. For more information about the Red Cross, call 719-526-2311 or reach the Pikes Peak Chapter at 719-632-3563. Visit the website at http://www.redcross.org or http://www.pparc.org.
Army Career and Alumni Program Center (ACAP)The Army Career and Alumni Program Center (ACAP) is located in Building 1118, Room 133, on the north side of the Garrison Headquarters building at 1625 Long St. Both outside entrances are located on the north side of Building 1118. ACAP conducts pre-separation counseling sessions and coordinates all Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW Act) mandated classes. Building on the VOW Act mandated courses, ACAP also offers a full range of advanced transitional courses such as federal resume, advanced resume, interview techniques and social networking. ACAP career counselors work one-on-one with separating Soldiers and their Family members on job searches, resumes and career guidance. ACAP provides networking opportunities with veteran-ready employers by hosting job fairs, community panels and employer outreach events. The ACAP Center features a client computer lab with Internet access and a library of transition-related reference materials. The center is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday for staff training. For further information about ACAP and upcoming events, go to http://www.carson.army.mil/dhr?DHR/MPD/ACAP.html. To register for ACAP services or schedule appointments, call 719-526-1001/1002.
Directorate of Public Works (DPW)The Directorate of Public Works is located in Building 1219, 1626 Evans St., between Specker Avenue and Wetzel Street near the intersection of Ellis Street. DPW programs operating out of a different location are listed by building number and street name.
Army Family Housing (on post) Balfour Beatty Communities Inc., 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday), 719-579-1606, http://www.fortcarsonfamilyhousing.com. Army Family Housing on Fort Carson is owned and operated by BBC Inc., located in the Joel Hefley Community Center. For information on applying for on-post housing, contact the BBC Management Office.
Asbestos, Lead and Toxics Program, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-
526-1725. The DPW Environmental Division manages the Asbestos, Lead and Toxics Program. There are asbestos-containing building materials throughout most of the older buildings on Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. Additionally, some facilities may have lead-based paint, naturally occurring radon and polychlorinated biphenyls. The DPW protects the environment while ensuring that there are no exposures to Soldiers, dependents or civilians.
Certificates of Nonavailability (CNA),
Building 1225 off Evans Street, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-0570. The DPW Housing Division is responsible for and manages requests for CNAs for Fort Carson. Soldiers can contact the installation Unaccompanied Housing Office to obtain UH and CNA information.
Cultural Resources Program, Building 2420, Polio Street, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-3806. The DPW Environmental Division manages the Cultural Resources Program, which ensures compliance with historic preservation laws, mandates and regulations while simultaneously facilitating the garrison support missions.
Energy Conservation/Net Zero Energy and Water Conservation/Net Zero Water Programs, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-4320. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the Energy Conservation Program, including energy conservation initiatives, commanding general and garrison commander energy and water conservation policy letters, and the Building Energy Monitor program. The program is also the lead for Fort Carson’s Net Zero energy and water goals.
Environmental Compliance Assessment Team (ECAT), 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-4446. The DPW Environmental Division ECAT mission is to provide support to units, garrison directorates and tenants as they relate to environmental compliance and management. The ECAT conducts assessments of all facilities in concert with unit environmental protection officers (EPOs) in order to protect the installation from unnecessary fines and environmental violations by assessing facilities on an annual, biannual, quarterly and monthly basis.
Facility Assignments and Transfers,
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday by appointment only, 719-
526-1745. The DPW Master Planning Division has a step-by-step process in place for the assignment of facility space on Fort Carson, in accordance with Fort Carson Regulation 420-14.
First Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 (FSBP 2020) — See Single Soldier Housing Office.
Forestry Program, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-1667/1692. DPW Environmental Division promotes a healthy urban and downrange forest community through an integrated management approach. The program focuses on ensuring that Fort Carson is sustaining the urban forest by maintaining the trees within the cantonment area. Additionally, Fort Carson manages the downrange forest resource for ecosystem health and function. Effective forest management supports the military training mission by improving visibility, maneuver and concealment.
Hazardous Waste Storage Facility, Building 9246, Butts Road, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-8003. The DPW Environmental Division manages a Hazardous Waste Storage Facility, which handles hazardous waste for units and activities on the installation. Call for an appointment if a large quantity is expected for turn-in.
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility (El Paso County), 3255 Akers Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80922, 719-520-7878. Fort Carson residents can dispose of a variety of household hazardous waste at the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility. For information about which household hazardous waste products the county accepts and disposal dates and times, visit http://adm.elpasoco.com/Environmental%20Division/Household%20Hazardous%20Waste/Pages.
Housing Services Office, Building 1225 off Evans Street, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursday), 719-526-2322/2323/5219. (The Housing Services Office moved from the Colorado Inn, Building 7301, to Building 1225 in August 2013.) The DPW Housing Division HSO provides Soldiers and Families the following services: one-on-one support in locating adequate, affordable and available housing; rentals and for sale listings; complaint mediation; and welcome packets that supply basic information about local communities, local Base Allowance for Housing rates, school information, maps and other housing-related information.
Keys and Locks, Building 1225, Evans Street, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 719-526-5345. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division oversees the operations and maintenance contractor, which handles all requests for key replacements and issues relating to locks for unit and civilian facilities.
Map Services (facility, road and utility maps), 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-524-1085 or 719-526-9217/9270. The DPW Engineering Division provides geographic information system mapping of all infrastructure, i.e., buildings, roads, utilities, via survey and archived as-built data. Customers can attain a general site map for their unit’s wall; a building floor plan for room assignments or fire escape planning; or a drawing needed to accompany a work order request. Computer-aided drafting support is also available for specialty mapping upon request.
Pest Management, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Structural pest control at Fort Carson is performed under contract. Services will be provided as a reimbursable cost to the customer. Occupants may request pest control service by placing a service call to 719-526-5141. Weed control at Fort Carson is performed under contract and through the use of the self-help weed control program. Contracted weed control is generally limited to the managed turf areas, the red rocks and xeriscape ornamental areas. Most other areas are not covered and are controlled through the use of Fort Carson’s self-help weed control program. For information on this program contact the Fort Carson Support Services by calling 719-526-5345.
Recycling Program, Building 155 (near Gate 3 off Wickersham Boulevard), 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-5898. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division maintains an active recycle program to help with the installation’s goal to achieve Net Zero waste. Fort Carson maintains four recycle drop-off locations that accept cardboard, mixed paper (white paper, newspaper, magazines, shredded paper, junk mail, etc.), aluminum, tin, plastic and glass. The Exchange drop-off location now also accepts electronics, porcelain, batteries and old mattresses.
The Recycle Center, Building 155, located off Wickersham Boulevard near Gate 3, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The PX drop-off location at the southeast corner of the PX on Sheridan Avenue is open 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. An attendant is on duty to provide assistance.
Specker Avenue and Long Street parking lot collection point. (No glass collection.)
Wolf Dining Facility parking lot collection point off Specker Avenue.
The main Recycle Center also accepts nonaccountable/expendable metals and printer toner cartridges.
The Recycle Program also runs a Recycle Incentive Program geared toward getting units involved in recycling and earning money for Morale, Welfare and Recreation funds. Battalions can drop off their recyclables at the Fort Carson Recycle Center 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday to be weighed and have their accounts updated.
Containers in civilian organizations are serviced by recycle staff on a reoccurring basis. Military units must bring their collected recyclables to the Recycle Center. To request a recycle station for a building, or for individual office recycle collection bins, call 719-526-5898.
For questions concerning recycling at Fort Carson or participating in the Recycle Incentive Program, call the Recycle Center at 719-526-5898. For information about Net Zero Waste initiatives, call 719-526-4320.
Refuse Services, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-1695. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division requires every effort to be made to divert recyclable materials from the waste stream to achieve Net Zero Waste goals. For on-post refuse service or container requests, call 719-526-1695.
Service Orders, Building 1225, Evans Street, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 719-526-5345. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division’s primary responsibility is the maintenance and repair of permanent, fixed structures, called real property, such as buildings, roads, sidewalks, streetlights, grounding points and utility distribution systems. Service orders are processed for the routine maintenance or repair of real property through the DPW operations and maintenance contractor, Fort Carson Support Services.
Signs, Building 1225, Evans Street, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-896-0797 or 719-525-2924. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division operations and maintenance contractor, Fort Carson Support Services, handles all Fort Carson facility signage requests (for example, building identification and building numbers), including parking signs and regulatory traffic signs. All signs not provided by DPW are the responsibility of the customer. For more information, or to request a sign, call FCSS at 719-526-5345.
Single Soldier Housing Office, Building 1454, Nelson Boulevard, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-9707. Unit leaders continue to lead Soldiers who live in the barracks. Unit leaders continue to be responsible for good order and discipline. The SSHO augments unit leaders by managing the barracks. Single Soldiers and unit leaders should contact the SSHO with questions associated with the barracks and call the SSHO to submit service requests for room repairs.
Snow Removal, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-9271. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages post snow removal efforts. Snow removal and de-icing operations are based on command guidance and available resources.
Stormwater Management Program, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-524-2478. The DPW Environmental Division is responsible for ensuring installation compliance with stormwater permit requirements. Analysis conducted by the program also assists in determining flood hazards to personnel and buildings on Fort Carson, and is a quantitative reference for required permitting and regulation compliance in the management of Fort Carson’s surface water resources.
Traffic Engineering, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-9267. The DPW Engineering Division manages on-post traffic project planning, traffic signal operations and traffic sign management. It also serves as a liaison between Fort Carson and various civilian transportation agencies for off-post traffic projects and issues effecting the installation.
Trash — See Refuse Services.
Unit Sponsorship Program, Building 1225 off Evans Street, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-4246. The DPW Housing Division manages the garrison commander’s Unit Sponsorship Program. Under the program, various installation units — battalions and brigades — sponsor a particular on-post housing village and partner with the village mayor and a Balfour Beatty Communities leasing agent.
Utilities (utility locates, dig permits, electricity, power outages, sewer-related issues, gas and water use/hydrants), 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-9243. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division provides permits supporting all construction, to include utility outages, utility locates and construction water. The dig permit office is located at Building 1225, Evans Street, 719-302-0157. The dig permit office is “one-stop shopping” for obtaining dig permits and can also assist with utility outage requests. Prior to submitting a dig permit, a Work Request (DA Form 4283) must be completed through the DPW Business Operations and Integration Division Work Management Branch (see Work Requests section).
Water Quality Program, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-1730. The DPW Environmental Division manages the Water Quality Program for the installation. Fort Carson receives its drinking water from Colorado Springs Utilities. CSU maintains an extensive testing program that assures full compliance with the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act. In addition, the DPW operations and maintenance contractor performs routine supplementary testing for chlorine levels, coliform contamination and chlorination byproducts on the drinking water distribution system with the goal of providing water that is safe to drink for all Fort Carson consumers. On an annual schedule, testing for lead and copper is conducted on water samples collected from schools, Child Development Centers and Family housing.
Weeds — See Pest Management.
Weeds (Noxious), 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-1685. The DPW Environmental Division is responsible for the inventory, control and monitoring of invasive species (including noxious weeds) at Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. For issues with common weeds such as dandelions see the Pest Management section.
Wildland Fire Program, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-1696. The DPW Environmental Division promotes a healthy forest community through an integrated management approach to wildfire suppression and prescribed fire on Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. The program focuses on protecting and improving training lands by using a natural fire regime. The Wildland Fire Program also provides education and outreach to adjoining communities and landowners.
Wildlife Program, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 719-524-5395. The DPW Environmental Division Wildlife Program at Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site work to maximize access to Army land, air and water resources for military training while ensuring that the biological diversity of natural resources entrusted to the Army are sustained for training, scientific research, education, recreation and other compatible uses. The Wildlife Program seeks to improve wildlife recreational opportunities for Soldiers and their Families.
Work Requests (Facilities Engineering Work Requests, DA Form 4283), 7 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, 719-526-2900. Afternoon customer support is by appointment only by calling 719-526-2900. Work Requests are processed through the DPW Business Operations and Integration Division Work Management Branch. Work Orders are typically for maintenance and repair projects over the limits of a service order or for any new construction requirements.
Legal ServicesThe Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides two primary services for Soldiers and their Families. The first is the Army Legal Assistance Program and the second is the Army Claims Program. The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is located in Building 6222 on Mekong Street. For information, call 719-526-5572.
Legal AssistanceThe Fort Carson Legal Assistance Office is available to all Soldiers, Family members and retirees. Services include preparation of wills, powers of attorney, name changes and step-child adoptions. The office also offers counseling and provides advice for individuals dealing with landlord/tenant, Family law and consumer issues, and military administrative matters.
The office is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are scheduled by calling at 9 a.m. on the last duty day of the week, which is normally a Friday. Walk-in appointments are available Monday and Thursday mornings beginning at 9 a.m.
The Legal Assistance Office offers a divorce/separation video briefing and a general question and answer period at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday; and 2 p.m. Thursday. Attorneys cannot assist in divorce proceedings, however, a referral list of private attorneys is available.
Attorneys are not available Friday. However, notaries and powers of attorney can be performed 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on a walk-in basis. For more information, call 719-526-5572/5573.
Army ClaimsThe Fort Carson Staff Judge Advocate Claims Office is responsible for processing all claims for damage or loss of personal property, including privately owned vehicles, due to military shipment or storage, as well as damage or loss of property occurring on post when the loss is considered “incident to service.” To file a claim for shipment or storage damage or loss, bring the pink form (DD Form 1840/1840R, Notice of Loss or Damage) to the Claims Office, Building 6222 on Mekong Street, within 75 days after delivery of your shipment. Other losses should be immediately reported to the Military Police. Attach the MP report to your claim file for processing as soon as possible thereafter.
The Claims Office is open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed on federal and training holidays. For more information, call 719-526-5572.
Army Continuing Education SystemA full range of educational opportunities is available for Soldiers and adult Family members. Five on-post colleges (Colorado State University-Pueblo, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Pikes Peak Community College, Troy University and University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) offer a wide variety of courses and degree programs. Basic Skills Education Program; testing, both Army Personnel Testing and DANTES; learning resource center/computer lab; education counseling; transition counseling and two-day classes focusing on education; and in-state certification for Colorado state-supported academic institutions are also available at the Education Center, Building 1117, at the corner of Specker Avenue and Ellis Street. For more information, call 719-526-2124.
Id Cards and DeersNote: Sponsor has to be present for all DEERS transactions unless a valid power of attorney (POA) is presented.
The Fort Carson Identification Card Section is located in Building 1039 off Wallace Street. For new marriages, the marriage certificate along with a valid state or federal photo ID and Social Security card are required for new spouses. Child enrollments require original or certified copy of birth certificate or live birth record along with child’s Social Security card, if one has been issued. Military and civilian employees are issued their common access card at the same location. Operating hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday; and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. The office is closed for all federal holidays and is open on training holidays, but with limited staffing.
All military Family members of active-duty, retired or deceased Soldiers must be enrolled in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System prior to receiving nonemergency medical care. For more information, call 719-526-3704.
The Fort Carson ID Card Section offers customers the ability to make appointments for services through a Web-based system. Walk-in service is always available, but an appointment may be desirable for those who have time constraints and want service provided as quickly as possible. The appointment system may be used to schedule issuance and renewal of ID cards, as well as DEERS updates. To use the appointment system, visit https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.
Religious ActivitiesFort Carson offers diversified worship services and religious activities including workshops, religious education for all ages and special ministries. Programs are designed to meet the special needs of Soldiers and the military Family. Services on post include Roman Catholic Masses, Protestant services (traditional, contemporary and Gospel/holiness), Eastern Orthodox Divine Liturgy and Wiccan gatherings. There is also a Native American Sweat Lodge, using traditional Lakota spiritual ceremonies. An LDS Scripture Study (LDS Institute) is also offered.
Chaplain activities are coordinated through the Religious Support Office, located in Building 1118, Garrison Headquarters. For more information, call 719-526-5279.
Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel.... 5 p.m.
Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel..... 9 a.m.
Evans Army Community Hospital 11 a.m.
Healer Chapel.............................. 9 a.m.
Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel.. 11 a.m.
Contemporary Worship (Chapel NeXt)
Veterans Chapel....................... 10 a.m.
Prussman Chapel.................... 11 a.m.
Provider Chapel...................... 10 a.m.
first and third Sunday
AFA Jewish Chapel.. 719-333-4515
Contact the Colorado Springs Islamic Society at 719-632-3364.
Colorado Warriors Sweat Lodge
Meets bimonthly at Turkey Creek Ranch, 719-285-5240.
Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel 719-526-5229
Prussman Chapel..... 719-526-0483
Provider Chapel....... 719-526-2359
Veterans Chapel........ 719-526-8889
Healer Chapel............ 719-526-7386
Provost MarshalThe Fort Carson Police Office operates a proactive program to discourage crime and maintain a high quality of life on post. Crimes, traffic accidents and disturbances should be reported by calling 719-526-2333. For emergencies, call 911.
Check CashingThe Fort Carson Main Exchange located in Building 6110 at Flint Street and Chiles Avenue will cash personal checks up to $300 per day and temporary checks of $100 per day. Government checks, money orders and cashier’s checks in amounts up to $500 are also cashed. The Fort Carson Main PX accepts MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Visa and Military Star credit cards for purchases only. For more information on check cashing at the PX, call 719-576-4000.
Armed Forces BankThe Armed Forces Bank main office is located in Building 1512, at Founders Plaza. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Friday and paydays; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Drive-up service is available 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Post Exchange branch office is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The bank has eight automatic teller machines located on post and is part of the Plus System, giving customers access to their accounts nationwide. For more information, call 719-576-6601 or 800-755-2769.
Security Service Federal Credit UnionSecurity Service Federal Credit Union has a branch office on post at Building 1513, Founders Plaza, and several locations off post. The credit union is open to all active-duty and retired military, Department of the Army civilians and their Families. The credit union offers a full range of banking services worldwide. Hours of operation for the lobby are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Walk-up window hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 719-576-6401.
Post NewspaperThe office of the post newspaper, The Mountaineer, is located in Room 320, Building 1218. The newspaper is published weekly on Friday. The Mountaineer is delivered around post, to Fort Carson housing areas and various locations off post. Mail subscriptions are available through the publisher at 719-634-5905. The Mountaineer staff seeks stories about Fort Carson Soldiers, civilians, units and Family members. For more information, call 719-526-4144.
Limited free classified ads are run in The Mountaineer for active-duty and retired Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees of Fort Carson selling their own personal property (no businesses). The Mountaineer staff cannot answer questions on advertising as that is the responsibility of the publisher. For more information on advertising only, both classified and business ads, call the Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group at 719-634-5905.
An online version of The Mountaineer can be viewed at http://www.FortCarsonMountaineer.com.
Shopping On Fort CarsonMain Exchange
The Fort Carson Main Exchange is located in Building 6110 on Martinez Street. It provides customers a variety of services under one roof. It includes:
Beauty Shop............... 719-576-6451
Cellphone Accessories 719-527-3997
Flower Shop............... 719-579-8772
Food Court.................. 719-576-5661
Military Memorabilia 719-579-0791
Optical Shop............... 719-576-5151
Optometry Shop...... 719-368-2446
Patriot Outfitters..... 719-576-0586
Quality Auto............... 719-357-4144
Specialty Shop........... 719-576-1541
Things Remembered 719-576-9478
The Food Court offers Taco John’s, Subway, Charley’s Steakery, Burger King, Anthony’s Pizza and Starbucks. The PX hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. For more information call the PX at 719-538-5737.
The Fort Carson Thrift Shop, located on Tevis Street near the rail yard, sells used merchandise in good condition to Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their Families. Sales are open to the public. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and the first Saturday of the month. For information or to volunteer, call 719-526-5966.
The Mini Mall is located in Building 1510 on Chiles Avenue. Facilities located in the Mini Mall include:
Alteration Shop......... 719-576-4304
Class Six........................ 719-576-6531
Enterprise Car Rental 719-576-0727
Furniture Store......... 719-576-6313
Laundry/Dry Cleaners 719-576-0054
Military Clothing Store 719-576-2586
Military Memorabilia 719-527-0835
UPS Store.................... 719-527-6800
Wing Zone................... 719-576-1639
The administrative offices are also located inside the Mini Mall. Human Resources can be reached at 719-576-6543, Services and Vending at 719-576-2672, and the general manager’s office at 719-576-6174.
Firestone is located at Building 1515 on the corner of Chiles and Prussman, 719-576-6570.
The Exchange operates five Express stores on Fort Carson:
B Street Express....... 719-576-2108
Gate 20 Express........ 719-576-3163
Gate 3 Express........... 719-527-4911
Ivy Troop Express... 719-576-0281
Wilderness Express 719-226-0278
Military Clothing Sales Store
The Military Clothing Sales Store, 719-576-2586, is located in the Mini Mall, Building 1510, on Wetzel Avenue. The store is open 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday.
The Class Six, 719-576-6531, is located in the Mini Mall, Building 1510. The hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
U-Haul is located in Building 980 next to the B Street Express, 719-527-9836.
Other Food Facilities
Blimpies (inside Gate 20 Express)
Building 3600............ 719-576-0554
Burger King (inside Gate 3 Express)
Building 510............... 719-527-4945
Building 2355............ 719-284-0440
Green Beans Coffee
Building 1827............ 719-576-0130
Building 1532............ 719-579-8237
Building 5940............ 719-538-0100
Subway (inside Wilderness Express)
Building 9478............ 719-226-0281
Triple Food (Burger King, Manchu Wok, Arby’s)
Building 1534............ 719-226-1269
Fort Carson’s commissary is located in Building 1800 and can be reached at 719-503-8300, Option 3. This benefit provides 30 percent savings to patrons. It is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Early bird shopping is available 7 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. Early bird shopping is not available on the weekend.