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Mt. Pleasant Community Center

Amenities: Activity Room, Basketball, Community Center, Gym, Playground, Walking Trail

710 South Fairfield Road, Greenville, SC 29605 (near intersection of Hwy. 25 & White Horse Rd.) 864-299-3220

Center Manager: Furman Gatewood  furman@greenvillecounty.org

Assistant Center Manager: Angela Johnson  ajohnson@greenvillecounty.org

After School Program Coordinator: Tish McDaniel  tish@greenvillecounty.org

Mt. Pleasant 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,  Athletics Rentals
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The MPYA is a great way to involve your child in sports and positive social activities.
Please visit www.mpya.org to learn more.

Rentals: Mt. Pleasant is a great place to host a birthday party, shower, reunions, basketball tournaments, etc. Call 299-3220 to make your reservation. GCPRT Reservations Guidelines and Rules.

Field Day 2012:

Summer Vacation Program Fun: Seniors

After-School Program

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

When:  Monday – Friday
Time:  2:30pm – 6:00pm
Cost:  $60.00 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 Sue Cleveland, Thomas E. Kerns, Blythe, Sara Collins, and Robert E. Cashion Elementary.

School District Bus Drop-off available from Grove Elementary and Hughes Academy.

 

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.

Transportation:
Transportation is available by Greenville County Rec for an additional $50 per month from Beck Academy and Woodmont Middle School.

School District Bus Drop-off available from Hughes Academy and Tanglewood Middle.

Summer Vacation Program

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

Senior Citizen Programs

The seniors meet during the school year Monday – Wednesday for camaraderie, fun, and learning and hot lunches provided by Senior Action. Activities include Book Review time, exercise and board games, crafts, and monthly luncheons.

Athletic Programs

Basketball for ages 5-12 Soccer: Spring and fall leagues offered Football: Register in June Cheerleading: For girls 5-14 Exercise Classes Karate

Community Partners

United Way We Teach Greenville Family Partnership Bob Jones University Hands On Greenville Urban League

Weekly

Boy Scouts – Friday 3:30- 4:30 Zumba Classses – Tuesday- Thursday 6:00-7:00

Monthly

Youth Association Meetings 1st Monday of each month Parent Meeting- 2nd Tuesday of each month Basketball- Feb. 6th – March 24th

Yearly

September 25 – Sticky Fingers Fundraiser – $7.00 October 9 – Zaxby’s Fundraiser – $6.50 October 12 – Parent Night Out – $10 / registered child – $20 / non-registered child October 16 – Parent Meeting – featured guest, Teresa Cannon, Nationwide Insurance / Tony Gregory Agency, 6:00pm October 26 – Sticky Fingers Fundraiser – $7.00, 6:00pm – 8:00pm November 2 & 3 – Sleep Over – Arrival Friday, November 2 at 6:00pm and Departure Saturday, November 3 at 10:00am – $10 / registered child – $20 / non-registered child November 8 – Sticky Fingers Fundraiser – $7.00

Manager:  Furman Gatewood

Furman Gatewood, a native Greenville resident, has been the manager at Mt. Pleasant Community Center since 1986. He is a graduate of North Greenville College and the Southern Baptist Seminary Extension Program. When Furman is not planning and supervising programs at Mt. Pleasant he serves as pastor of the Community Mission Baptist Church in Taylors. .

Assistant Manager:  Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson, a Greenville resident, has been the Assistant Manager at Mt. Pleasant Community Center since January 2012.  She is a graduate of Limestone College in Gaffney, SC.  She is blessed to be married for fourteen years to a wonderful husband and father.  They have two children, Ben II and Ashauni.  In her spare time she is a seamstress; designing clothes, especially wedding dresses and alterations. .

In 1957 Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church purchased 2.3 acres on E. Fairfield Road. Under the direction of several community volunteers a government orchestrated program, CEDAR, was brought to the site in the mid 1960’s and programs for baseball, basketball, and football were offered. In 1973 Greenville County Recreation District entered into a 99 year lease for the property and the former Rosenwall School. Reverend Earl Lewers was hired as the first center coordinator. In 1983 the old school building was torn down and a new facility was built. The Recreation District subsequently purchased adjacent property on the corner of Fairfield Road and White Horse Road and in 1994 a gymnasium / activities center was constructed. The former center was dedicated as the George W. Walker Senior Center. Since then a walking trail and picnic shelter have been added.