Centers & Gyms Programs

Stay Healthy Program 

What:  This program will help kids learn about good eating habits, fitness, and other things to help them achieve a healthy lifestyle.  

When: June 16 -20 from 10:00 - 11:00 am 

Where: Carver Gym at 410 Mercer Ave. 

Ages: Kids ages 7-14 

FMI: Contact Morris Hicks or Cary Kennedy at 430-5238 


Teen Outreach Program (TOP)

Date: Begins May 9, 2014 

Time: Meets on Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Place: Bill Miller Community Center at 312 Vick St. 

For: Teens ages 13-17 

Contact: Deborah Crenshaw at 430-5240 or email 

Wyman's Teen Outreach Program enables teens to lead successful lives and build strong communities.  Some of the topics covered in the year-long program will include: values clarification, relationships, communication/assertiveness, influence, goal-setting, decision-making, human development and sexuality, and community service learning.  


Bullying Workshop 

When: June 28 from 9:45 - 11:45 am 

Where: Lockett Station Community Center at 324 Lockett Station Rd. 

For: Ages 7-14 

FMI:  Tee Taylor at 430-5219 


ARPD Baseball Camp: Learn how to field, throw, catch, hit, & run! 

Carver Sports Complex - June 16
Turner Gym - June 17
Bill Miller Community Center - June 18
Thornton Community Center - June 19

Time:   9:00 am - 11:00 am

For: Kids ages 7 - 14

Information: Dan James at 430-5239 or Mildred Green at 430-5222


All Sports Camp 

What: Sports camp for youth ages 7-14

Where: Henderson Community Center at 701 Willard Ave. 

Dates: June 9 -13 Soccer; June 16-20 Basketball; June 23 - 29 Volleyball; June 30 - July 3 Archery; July 7-12 Softball/Baseball 

Time: 10:30 am - 11:45 am 

FMI: Christopher Henderson or TaShelya Bynum at 430-5241 


Thornton Soccer Camp: Beginner's Workshop 

Where: Thornton Community Center at 210 Thornton Drive 

When: June 9 -13, 9:00 am - 11:00 am 

For: Youth ages 7 -14 

Information: Gloria Bridges at 430-5242 


Ladies in the Making Club

Designed for girls ages 7 and up, this program meets once per month and is intended to help mold girls into respectable, productive young ladies.  Information/reservations: Please contact Gloria Bridges at 430-5242. 


Square Dancing

Square dancing is held every Monday night and every other Saturday night at Thornton Community Center.  Please contact Joe Blanton at 229-343-0525 or


Grandparent's Club

The Grandparent's Club meets monthly as a place for grandparents to network and share ideas with each other.  Topics of discussion include education, health, and wellness.  Meetings take place at Thornton Community Center (210 Thornton Drive).  Contact Gloria Bridges at 430-5242 for further information.   


Open Gym for People with Disabilities

What: Carver Gym (410 Mercer Ave.) is offering open gym two mornings a week exclusively for people with physical or intellectual disabilities.  This includes access to free weights, the basketball court, and the game room.  The days and hours are: Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 am - noon.  FREE! Membership application is required.  For further information, contact Morris Hicks or Chris Clarke at 430-5238.  Open Gym flyer. 



Bill Miller Community Center - 312 Vick Street, 430-5240

Dates: Monday through Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Instructor: Deborah Crenshaw


Carver Sports Complex - 1023 S. McKinley, 430-5243

Dates: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Instructor: Curtis Johnson



 Ceramic Classes 

  • Thornton Community Center – 210 Thornton Drive Location -- 229-430-5242
    Day/Time: Tuesday - Thursday, 9 am - noon; Instructor: Valerie Harris

  • Bill Miller Community Center – 322 Vick St. Location – 229-430-5240
    Day/Time: Monday - Wednesday, 9 am - noon; Instructor: Imogene Drew

  • Henderson Community Center – 701 Willard St. Location – 229-430-5241
    Day/Time: Tuesday - Thursday, 4:30 - 7:30 pm; Instructor: Carolyn Mingo

Sign up today!  For further information about membership and fees, please call the

community center of your choice or the Recreation and Parks Office at 229-430-5222. 


Racquetball at Turner Gym:

Turner Gym has two climate-controlled racquetball courts available.  

Location:  Turner Gym, 2301 George Street Location
Info: Call 229-430-5239 for further information.