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United Way of Berks County
Description of Service
The 3rd and Spruce Recreation Center provides safe and fun recreation activities to City youth all year long. During the school year, the recreation center is open every day from 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and in the summer hosts a playground program daily from 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The center has a full-size gymnasium, a game room, homework room, and cafeteria. During the year, daily activities include arts and crafts, board games, sports activities, tutoring, career development workshops and clubs. Some of the most popular clubs include Art Club, Dance Club, and Girls Club which bring together teenage girls to discuss issues that are most affecting them.
Many special events are hosted at 3rd and Spruce for City youth. Our most popular are the holiday dances which bring together kids from 3rd and Spruce and the 11th and Pike Rec Centers to dance, eat, and have a blast hanging out with their friends. Other events in 2012 included a basketball workshop, Career nights, and Rec Idol.
The recreation center serves as a "home away from home" to many kids. They are provided meals every day through our Kids Café program, receive homework help and valuable mentoring time with our qualified staff.
Serves youth in grades 1-12
Hours of Operation
During the school year, Sunday-Saturday, 3:30pm-8:00pm; during the summer, playground program, Sunday-Saturday, 12:30pm-5:00pm