Cradles to Crayons Swarthmore Collection

The Swarthmore Community Center (SCC) is excited to partner with Cradles to Crayons in a borough wide collection. Cradles to Crayons is a local nonprofit organization that combats the effects of poverty faced by children in the Greater Philadelphia area.    We will be collecting essential everyday items for disadvantaged children, ages 0-12, in support of their mission. A list of Cradles to Crayons most needed items can be found  HERE.


Collection boxes will be placed in the following locations from April 27th-May 11th.

The Swarthmore Community Center, bins located on the side porch

The Creative Living Room

Hobbs Coffee

The Swarthmore Coop

T. Bumble , Purchase a new toy, game or puzzle & donate in the collection bin in the store.

Borough Hall

Representatives from the SCC will be located in front of Vickie’s at the Swarthmore Fun Fair on May 4th.  We’ll be making birthday cards & selling tickets for a chance to win breakfast with Chief Craig at Vicky’s PLUS a ride with the chief in a police car!  In addition, on May 9th we will host a Ladies Night Out Quizzo beginning at 7pm, with proceeds donated to Cradles to Crayons.  Cash prize presented to the winning team!  


Sunday May 11th 
Registration 1 pm, show starts @ 1:30 pm 
General admission Free
15 classes offered – entry fee $3 per class 
This year there will be a special Best in Show award in honor of Lynn Jones 
Held on College Field, behind the center  – Show cancelled in the event of rain
Local Brownie Troop 5694 will be selling dog treats, proceeds from which will benefit DelcoSPCA.
They are also accepting donations of gently used sheets/towels/blankets.
Questions/info please contact Carol Mackin:  or phone 610-328-5737 

Camps at Swarthmore Community Center

Kitchen Wizards Cooking Camps

Mon., June 30 – Thurs., July 3 – 10-12:30 – no class on Tuesday – Chocolate, Chocolate, and MORE Chocolate

If your children are WILD about chocolate, THIS camp is for them! They’ll learn to prepare everything chocolate – candy, cookies, cake, pudding, pie – you name it! Ages 11-14

Mon., July 7 – Fri., July 11 – 10-noon – no class on Tuesday – Little Chefs/Beginning Cooking

Campers will enjoy kid-friendly favorites for budding chefs, including oven-baked chicken fingers, homemade pasta and meatballs and more! Each member of the family will enjoy these entrees when the kids make them at home. Ages 5-8

Mon., July 14 – Fri., July 18 – 10-noon – no class on Tuesday – Taste of Italy

Do your children LOOOOVVVVE Italian food? During this camp, they’ll prepare and eat a different Italian meal each week.This camp will be Mangia madness! Ages 7-12  

Please register through their website –  - you will then be directed to our online registration system. Registration for each camp is $145, and the online registration system has a $5/child/camp processing fee.

Registration ENDS ONE WEEK in advance of camp start date OR when camp fills. Any questions about the program or concerns about allergies? Please call Kathy Wolper at 610 348-5284 or email at


Bricks4 Kidz Lego Camp

Remote control Mania

9:00am to 12:00pm  July 14th – 18th 2014

Making it move is the name of the game at this exciting camp! See your creations in motion using LEGO® wireless remote controls. Each day, we will use fascinating and challenging LEGO® components to create dynamic vehicles, inventions, machines and more. While we have fun, we will also understand the basic working principles of many ingenious devices that are part of my daily life! We also learn how to magnify, diminish and redirect force to move objects at different speeds and in different directions.

This camp is absolute fun for all!!!

Tuition and Registration: Early registration Tuition cost is $175/week. Sibling discount of 10% available.  Class size is limited.

The cost will go up by $25 after April 15th

Please pack a snack.

Register online through Bricks4 Kidz website at: - you will then be directed to our online registration system. Registration for each camp is $145, and the online registration system has a $5/child/camp processing fee.


Science Explorers

Potions, Powders & Polymers

Full Day Camp ($395.00) for ages 7-11

9am – 3:30pm July 21st – July 25th, 2014

Is it science or magic? You’ll find out! In our half day AM camp you’ll create erupting foam monsters, conduct amazing air pressure experiments, dig for hidden treasures, investigate the science of illusions and build spectroscopes to view the spectrum of different types of light.

If available at this location, stay for the full day (or half day PM session) where we’ll reveal many mysteries of science as we investigate creepy creatures, learn troll tricks, capture a rainbow in a bottle, make instant snow, mix up glowing slime and conduct lab tests on mystery substances.

Register online through Science Explorers website at




For Kids Ages 9 To 99

Swarthmore Community Center
Friday, January 31, 2014 07:00PM

Win cash, gift cards, prizes & more.

Pizza & Refreshments available for purchase.

Tix on sale now & must be purchased in advance. $5/each.  

Call or text: 610-299-5630.

Thank you to everyone that came out today to support Cradles to Crayons!

Your  donations will help children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school, and at play. The Swarthmore Community Center is thrilled to support such an important organization and looks forward to an opportunity to do more in the future.


Come out today to support Cradles to Crayons!!



The Swarthmore Community Center is going to be a donation drop spot for this years Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia collection on MLK Day Monday Jan 20th from 10 am-3pm. Here is a link for more info..


Most needed items listing – updated weekly:


Items we accept listing:


First Friday: Board Games & Card Games Night At the Swarthmore Community Center

As part of First Friday, the Swarthmore Community Center
will be hosting a Board Game & Card Game Night.
6:30 – 8:30 on Friday, January 10.
Come learn a new card game or join others in playing old favorites.
For more info, call Jeanne at 610-299-5630.

4th Annual Countdown to Noon & Balloon Drop


Join us for our 4th annual kid friendly New Year’s Eve celebration!

Tuesday December 31, 2013 from 10:45-12:05

We’ll have crafts, a magic show, food & of course the balloon drop! 

This years theme is a Magical New Year!

Price is (children under 2 are free) $5 per child, adults are free!

2nd Annual Claus and Paws

Saturday December 7th

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

In conjunction with Town Center’s Home for the Holidays we are holding our second Claus and Paws event – a unique opportunity to include your dog in a family photograph with Santa.

Santa will be in attendance 10 am until Noon, bring your camera or we will use ours.

The community center will be accepting donation for photographs  and all proceeds will be donated to the Delaware County SPCA.   In addistion, we will also be accepting donations of towels and blankets


SCC Playgroup

SCC Playgroup

The toys have been cooped up in the closet all Summer, now they are racing to get out and play. Come join them at the SCC Playgroup Open House Wednesday September 25th 9:30-11:15 am