Grapevine for (Young at Heart) Adults

Swarthmore Community Center Fundraiser

Emerge from your lair to celebrate the arrival of spring!

March 21, 2015 from 7:30-11:00 PM

Music, dancing, beer, wine and snacks

7:30 – Mayor Tim Kearney will lead Sukestra, Swarthmore’s own ukulele band

8:30 – Fredos will hit the stage with classic rock

Admission $25, supports Delco charitable organizations Cradles to Crayons, SPCA and many more!


Cradles to Crayons Donations Needed!!


The Swarthmore Community Center is again going to be a donation drop spot for this years Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia collection on MLK Day, Monday Jan 19th from 10 am-2pm.

We are so excited to continue being a part of helping this wonderful organization. Here is a link for more info…

Here is a link for other locations participating in this event…

Annual Count Down to Noon

Come ring in the New Year with your little ones!  Join us at The Swarthmore Community Center for the annual “Count Down to Noon” party on December 31st from 10:30am – 12:00pm.  There will be snacks and drinks provided, along with New Years themed activities, including stories, games, and crafts run by Miss Devon from the Swarthmore Public Library.  After we count down to noon, the party will culminate in an exciting balloon drop!
This event is geared towards ages 5 and under, but siblings are welcome.  Tickets are $10 per family, pay at the door, but please RSVP in advance to or on Facebook at SCC Playgroup’s Count Down to Noon event page.

September 27th 2014


No child should have to make do without these basic necessities. There’s a great need for books, socks and underwear, batteries, baby healthcare products, pants and winter clothing. Show your support at Shire’s Big Give by bringing donations to our site on 9/27.

Playgroup 2014/2015!!

Come Play With Us!
For children up to 4 years old (must be accompanied by an adult) 
Playgroup will meet Wednesday mornings, 9:30am – 11:00am
Stories, crafts, coffee and games will be provided each week.
Our scheduled play dates are: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
November 5, 12, 19
December 3, 10, 17
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Drop in rates are $5.00/child*  or $10.00/family
*Ask about the discounted member rates for season passes
Find us on facebook and “like” us to get updates and information about parties, special events, and guests.
Email with any questions, or if you want to be added to the email

Move and Groove for Toddlers

Free 4 week Music and Movement class

This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing toddler. Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and his or her new friends. It will especially be fun and interesting for your little one because we will be using the theme “Go Go Go” where we will have fun as we chug along in the train, ride in the car, or float in the boat and there are many fun musical concepts to explore as we “Go Go Go.” In class, we we’ll also share tips and ideas for using music throughout the week.Please come join us and see for yourself how much fun learning can be using music.

When: We will be meeting Friday’s from 10:00am to 10:45 starting July 11th. See specific dates below.

July 11th, July 25th, August 1st and August 8th

Space is limited so RSVP to reserve your spot to or call Vanessa (512) 825-3158

5th Grade Movin’ On Up Dance

Mark your calendars now for the annual 5th Grade Movin’ On Up Dance, sponsored by and held at the Center. 
Friday June 13th – 6:30 until 8:30 pm.  
DJ,  Games, Contests and More!  
Tickets sold at the door $5.
For more information call Jeanne 610-299-5630

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