City Recreational Program

  1. Columbia Children’s Clinic – Swimming and Recreation – 3 to 6- All days except Saturday and Sunday.
  2. Richland County Public Library – Story Hour at 4 every Friday; Young American’s Book club 9 to 9 every weekday.
  3. Richland County Girl Scouts Day Camp – 8:30 to 5, June 18- July 12 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday each week, Girl Scout Camp on Old Winnsboro road.
  4. Young Women’s Christian Assn. – Swimming program, Monday, Wednesday, Friday each week – June 18 to July 20 each week from 9:30 to 3:00 at YWCA, 1505 Blanding, Jr. Teen-Age Canteen Every Friday night 8 to 10 at Good Shepherd church basement.
  5. Boy Scouts – 5 camping periods June 25 to July 30. Camp Barstow on Highway 5.
  6. Crippled Children’s Society of Richland County – Day, overnight and two week camp period arranged for crippled children. If interested in such program contact Mrs. Carolyn Carter, executive secretary. Phone 2-2415.
  7. Columbia City Schools – Sr. Teen-Age Canteen – Large auditorium of Laurel Street USO – every Friday 4 to 6 and 7:30 to 11:00. Extended school program at McMaster school – children 6 to 10 years beginning June 11 from 8 to 5 weekdays. Elementary Summer School – grades 2 through 6- McMaster school – June 18-July 27. Jr. and Sr. high summer schools at Columbia high- June 18th through August 10. Nursey schools kindergartens – 8 to 6 each weekday at the folowing shools; Schneider, McMaster, Hamrick, Logan ad Gonzales.
  8. YMCA summer activities – Swimming classes and recreational dips each day in YMCA pool. Gym classes outdoor programs and lobby activities three days a week for each “Y” group. YMCA Camp June 13 to July 30 – 3 miles south Lexington.
  9. Service Clubs – summer activities – Exchange club – Share in Big Brother Camp- Sunshins Speacial Children. Lion club – Shars in Big Brother Camp- Shares in picnic and sends five boys to Boy Scout camp. Kiwanis club – Share in Big Brother camp – Sending Troop 23 to Boy Brother Camp. Optimist club – Sponsors a Jr. Optimist club in the Hammerick school section – weekly meeting with adult leadership – Shares in Big Brother Camp support.
  10. Churches – Dail Vocation Bible Schools – All Lutheran churches second week in June. Presbyterian; Shandon, second week in June; Eau Claire, June 17-28; Rose Hill, not definite yet; Covenant Chapel (Rosewood), June 18-29. Baptist; First, Park Street, Pine Crest, Eau Claire, Shandon, Blaney, Rosewood, Broadway, Kilbourne Park, Colonial Heights, Tabernacle, Forest Drive Chapel, Harmony, Fornance Chapel, Earlewood, Greenwalwn and Southside, all second week in June. Methodist: Whaley Street, June 17; Green Street June 18.
  11. Columbia Recration Program; Earlewood Park – N. Main – Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Valley Park, Pavillion and Santee, – Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Melrose Park, 1500 Fairview drive, – Open Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to dark; Sims Park, 3500 Duncan street, – Open Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to dark; Irwin Parks, Laurel and Williams, open Monday to Friday, 9:30 to dark; Irwin Park, Laurel and Williams, open Monday to Friday, 9:30 to dark; Heathwood Park, 800 Abelia road, open Monday to Friday, 9:30 to dark; Shandon Park, 2410 Wheat street, open Monday to Friday, 9:30 to dark; Taylor Playground, 1817 Henderson, open Monday to Friday, 9:30 to dark; Taylor Playground, 1817 Henderson, open Monday to Friday, afternoon; Old Howard, 831 Hampton, daily 9:30 to dark; St. Anne’s Playground, 1200 B. House street, open daily 9:30 to dark.

Actives Offered – Softball league begins June 18 – open to all girls and boys 12-16 and 17 to unlimited. Day camp at Earlewood Park begins July 23-31, operates Monday through Friday 9:30-4:30. Five Points Theater – Children’s matinee each Saturday morning 10:30. Movie, songs, yells and a feature from the book of surprise. Radio – “Tis Fun Time on Our Parks” – WCOS, 5:45 Friday. Variety Show – Valley Park – Thursday nights 8:00.

Special activities offered on park – Spray and wading pools, hand work classes, arts and crafts, picnicking, hiking with objectives, community sings.

Besides the active children’s program. The Columbia Recreation Program also sponsors a large soldier program for service personnel of the Columbia area.

June 3, 1945  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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