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Brutontown Community Center

Amenities: Activity Room, Community Center, Full Kitchen, Gym, Playground

200 Leo Lewis St. Greenville 29609 .

864-233-4669 .

Center Manager: Joey Freeman  joey@greenvillecounty.org .

Assistant Manager:  Tamara Cooley  tcooley@greenvillecounty.org .

Brutontown serves the community by offering a year round menu of activities for all ages including: After-School Programming Summer Day Camp Senior Citizen Activities Community Enrichment Programs Seasonal Events for All Ages Rentals

Rentals Brutontown is a great place to host a birthday party, wedding, shower, reunions, basketball tournaments, etc. Call 233-4669 to make your reservation. GCPRT Reservations Guidelines and Rules.

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After-School Programs

After-School Programs for Elementary School Students:  Grades K5 – 5th

When:  Monday – Friday
Time:  2:30pm – 6:00pm
Cost:  $40.00 Per Month + $25 Registration Fee  (Non-refundable) Payments are due the 1st of the month.
Registration:  Please register at the community center.

Daily Schedule:

2:30 – 3:00  Arrival / Games
3:00 – 4:00  Homework Time
4:00 – 5:00  Organized Programming (Educational Speakers, Sports, Games, Art, and More)
5:00 – 6:00  Additional Activities / Clean-up

Snacks:
DSS After school snacks and meal program served daily.

Schedule subject to change based on programming.

Transportation:
Transportation is available by Greenville County Rec for an additional $50 per month from Paris, Stone, Cherrydale, and Duncan-Chapel Elementary School.

School District Bus Drop-off available from Summit Drive Elementary, League Academy, and SHARE Head Start.

 

After-School Programs for Middle School Students:  Grades 6th – 8th

When:  Monday – Friday
Time:  2:30pm – 6:00pm
Cost:  $40.00 Per Month + $25 Registration Fee  (Non-refundable) Payments are due the 1st of the month.
Registration:  Please register at the community center.

Daily Schedule:

2:30 – 3:00  Arrival / Games
3:00 – 4:00  Homework Time
4:00 – 5:00  Organized Programming (Educational Speakers, Sports, Games, Art, and More)
5:00 – 6:00  Additional Activities / Clean-up

Snacks:
DSS After school snacks and meal program served daily.

Schedule subject to change based on programming.

 

Summer Vacation Program

Summer Day Camps for youth 6 – 11 entering grades 1st through 6th grade will begin June 2013.  Registration will begin in April. . Teen camp offered for youth entering 7th – 9th grade.

Senior Citizen Programs

This program is for adults ages 50+ offers opportunities to make friends and have fun. The seniors meet at the center from September – May, Monday – Wednesday with some special trips offered on Thursdays. Senior Action provides hot lunches and new members are always welcomed.

Community Partners

Bob Jones University Greenville Family Partnership Greenville Humane Society Greenville County Redevelopment Authority Hands On Greenville LiveWell Greenville United Way

Family Night: Brutontown Community Center host a Family Night on the last Friday of every other month.  This event is open to the public and begins at 6:00pm.

After-School Program Parent Meeting:  2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm throughout the school year

Special Events: October 26:  Fall Festival December 14:  Holiday Celebration February 22:  Black History Program April 26:  Mr. & Ms. Brutontown Pageant

joeyBrutontown Manager: Joey Freeman

Joey Freeman was formerly the assistant coordinator at Mt. Pleasant Community Center. Joey brings years of experience to the children and adults at Brutontown. He has worked in recreation in therapeutic settings, churches, and with the YMCA.

 

IMG_98645110960059Assistant Manager: Tamara Colley

Tamara has worked with Greenville County Rec for twelve years as a summer camp counselor and served as the Assistant Camp Director at Slater for the last three years.  Tamara received an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Greenville Tech and obtained a certificate in Early Care and Education.  She has experience in athletics as a softball coach and has worked with individuals across all age groups in the community.

History of Brutontown: Brutontown, originally named Bruton Town, was a black settlement off of Poinsett Highway and Paris Mountain Road that dates back to the 1800’s. Bruton’s Shop, a blacksmith forge, was a landmark at the time and popular destination for this then rural community. As the community grew and diversified over the years many residents left the farms for jobs in manufacturing and the mills. In the 1970’s the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority began to renovate Brutontown. The Authority purchased a former army barracks from Donaldson Air Base where the Greenville County Recreation District established a community center program. A new community center was built in 1994 through a partnership between the agencies. In 2002 the Redevelopment Authority committed $15 million to additional renovations in the community and determined that the site of the existing center was better suited for housing. A new center was built on Leo Lewis Street and opened in 2008. Today the center features a modern gymnasium, kitchen, activities and computer room and an outdoor playground.