Summer Day Camp provides recreation and educational activities in a safe environment. At camp, children are encouraged to explore opportunities while having fun and making new friends! Each week features a different and exciting theme. Camp staff lead educational activities, games, arts and crafts projects and field trips based upon the theme of the week. Breakfast, lunch, an afternooon snack and dinner are provided each day. Campers may sign up weekly for camp, but minimum three day participation is required each week to attend weekly field trips. The camp is held at our 3030 Darbo Drive Community Center.
Dates: June - August
Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cost: $10.00 per week per child
Age/Grade Requirement: Completed Kindergarten -through- entering 6th Grade
The Computer Lab is the "hot spot" of the Community Center. There are 15 desktops equipped with internet access and word processing programs. People of all ages use the lab for homework, classes, and resume building, as well as just fun and games. There is no fee for computer use, but printouts cost 10 cents per page.
Computer Lab Hours:
18+: 9 am-1 pm
Under 18: 1-6 pm
Rentals available by appointment, if desired.
The Afterschool program is for all children in grades K-5, no matter their school or home neighborhood. It provides help with homework, focusing on literacy and math skills, plus additional enrichment activities. Field trips are also scheduled during the year.
Public school transportation is provided from Lowell Elementary, while The Salvation Army provides transportation from Emerson and Hawthorne Elementary Schools to the Community Center. Parents are responsible for transportation from the Community Center to home.
Monday: 1:45-5 pm
Tuesday-Friday: 3-5 pm
Play and Learn
Play and Learn is a traveling pre-school sponsored by United Way and held at The Salvation Army every Tuesday morning. It is a free program for children from birth to 5 years and their caregivers that offers a variety of activities, including stories, pretending, building and crafts. Children learn math, literacy and social skills, while caregivers gain a greater understanding of child development.
The sports complex at 3030 Darbo Drive offers a variety of activities for youth and adults, including basketball, volleyball, flag football, and pickle ball. A well-equipped fitness center and locker and shower facilities are also available. The Fitness Center is open to users 18 years of age and older.
No fee during open hours.
Rentals available by appointment.
|Hours for 18+||Hours for Under 18|
|Monday 11 am-1 pm||Monday 2:30-5 pm|
|Tuesday-Friday 12-2:45 pm||Tuesday-Friday 3:30-5 pm|
Comm. Center Director (608) 250-2257
Enrichment Coordinator (608) 250-2275
Recreation Coordinator (608) 250-2259
Front Desk: (608) 250-2232
The Salvation Army Community Center is a dynamic, busy, rambunctious, safe, loving place to read, play, eat, compete, celebrate and explore.
The children in our care are our highest priority. We have developed programs and partnerships to enrich their lives by providing substantial support, learning and care.
We welcome people of all ages to bring the 'community' into the Community Center.