After-school programs and summer camps remain the SMCC's top priority, and every year we hold more classes and activities, and more children participate. Many of our programs take place at St. Michaels Elementary School and in the classrooms at our headquarters on Railroad Ave., but we also love to go off site when we can to places like the YMCA, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the Talbot Free Library, the Bay Hundred Pool and the Environmental Center on Boundary Lane.
While most of our classes carry a nominal tuition fee, scholarships are unlimited so every child that wants to participate can. Contact us for more information on how to register for any of the programs below, and be sure to subscribe to our calendar by clicking the button below to stay up-t0-date on all of our Youth Program classes and activities!
Thanks to a generous grant from the Sink or Swim Program (www.sossinkorswim.org) , the SMCC manages and orchestrates free swim lessons to hundreds of kids each summer at the Bay Hundred Community Pool in St. Michaels and the George P. Murphy Pool in Easton. Instruction is coordinated and provided by the staff of the Talbot County Dept. or Parks and Recreation. Check out this video of last year's camp! (formerly funded through the Miles River Yacht Club Foundation)
A.S.K. (After School Kids) & Summer Camps
Basketball, tennis, crabbing, baking, cooking, dance, hula—you name it! The SMCC devotes the majority of our resources to ensuring a fun and varied mix of ways for children to stay busy, be healthy and learn during those important after-school and summer hours. Our summer camps serve more than 60 area children per week alone, and the popular Summer Teen Splash parties continue to be well attended. Check out this video of our last Mosaics Camp!
S.M.Y.L.E. & Jr. Police Cadets
As of March 2013, SMCC has teamed up with Chief Tony Smith of the St. Michaels Police Department and the St. Michaels Youth and Law Enforcement (S.M.Y.L.E.) program to provide community service and drug/alcohol abuse prevention programs to the youth in our community. Kids who participate in S.M.Y.L.E. can earn a chance to join us on one of our weekend camping trip to the Wilderness Presidential Resort. These weekends serve to strengthen family bonds and provide recreation and adventure to people with limited resources for vacations or getaways.
The Green Team & Jr. Gardeners
Thursdays after school at SMCC is all about farming and gardening! Any child who is interested in learning about starting a garden, planting seeds, tending to garden beds, harvesting the bounty and making meals with what we've grown is welcome to join us anytime for free. St. Michaels's Spirit Grower and Know Good farm are important partners of ours in this arena.