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Greenville Drive

TITLE SPONSOR 864.240.4500 | 948 South Main Street, Greenville, SC


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Enjoy a Minor League Baseball game with the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field in Downtown Greenville. The Greenville Drive also offers special events and birthday party packages.

The Greenville Drive 2023 season begins in April!

Check out our 5 Tips for Visiting the Greenville Drive before catching a game! 

First Presbyterian Academy

TITLE SPONSOR 864.678.5107 | Two Campuses, Greenville, SC

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN ACADEMY PRESCHOOL

At First Presbyterian Academy Preschool, each child receives instruction with sensitivity toward small class sizes and varying developmental stages. In addition to a challenging academic program, students are also nurtured in their social and emotional needs according to a biblical worldview.  Related classes (for appropriate ages) include Music, Physical Education, Art, Chapel, STEM and Spanish.

At the Shannon Forest Campus, K3 and K4 Little Crusaders attend classes at Crusader Station. The Downtown Campus offers programs for children K2, K3 & K4.

Inquire at firstpresacademy.com

YMCA of Greenville

TITLE SPONSOR 864.963.3608 (Program Center) | 100 Adams Mill Road (Program Center), Greenville, SC

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YMCA of Greenville’s Homeschool PE program provides a place where children can exercise and participate in sports in an instructor-led setting. The program is designed to show participants how much fun exercise can be and is offered at YMCA Program Center in Simpsonville.

YMCA Program Center
100 Adams Mill Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Age: 6-15
Day: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Registration: Month prior to session
Member rate: $35/month and $15 for each additional student or $50/day and $20 for each additional student
Non-member rate: $45/month and $20 for each additional student or $60/day and $30 for each additional student
The program runs from September through May.

Contact Erica Snyder or Tyree Mathis

In addition to the PE program, YMCA of Greenville offers a diverse array of programs for all families including youth sportsaquatics lessons and family camps.

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The YMCA of Greenville offers after-school care for students in grades K5 – 8 at the following branches: 

The Caine Halter Family Y (Downtown)
YMCA Program Center (Simpsonville)
The Eastside Family Y (Taylors)
The George I. Theisen Family Y (Travelers Rest)
YMCA Judson Community Center (Greenville) 

The YMCA Afterschool Program is designed to provide your child with the perfect after school experience. This unique program focuses on building a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Components included are: daily homework support, daily active play, afterschool enrichment, and daily devotions and values-based programs.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN ACADEMY

TITLE SPONSOR 864.678.5107 | Two Campuses, Greenville, SC

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First Presbyterian Academy (FPA) K3 – 12th Grade (located on Garlington Road), and First Presbyterian Academy Downtown (located on Washington St. Downtown), K2 – K4, TK & K5, both offer a unique, premiere college preparatory school experience rooted in a Christian worldview.  Small, intimate classes are taught by exceptional faculty who embrace the idea that teaching is also discipleship.

Elementary School

  • Emphasizes a partnership with parents
  • Prepares students for the rigors of Middle School
  • Provides a STEM Program, a Gifted and Talented Program, and Fine Arts Program

Middle School

  • Provides a unique bridge from Elementary to High School
  • Challenges students through Academics, Fine Arts and Athletics
  • Holds to a college preparatory curriculum focus

High School

  • Challenges students with high quality College Preparatory, Honors and AP classes
  • Students enjoy an exceptional Athletic Program led by coaches rooted in truth and faith
  • A Fine Arts Program features choral music, drama and visual arts programs
  • Students are taught to think in the highest categories, work hard and discern in preparation for college, vocation and eternity

 Learning Difference Program

  • Administers a Peer Tutoring Program
  • Provides online classes as needed
  • Partners with classroom teachers in order to allow them to use their gifts and energies to teach
  • Find out more at firspresacademy.com

Escape Artist

TITLE SPONSOR (864) 509-9305 | 209 East Stone Avenue, Greenville, SC

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Thrilling one-hour adventures that will challenge and entertain your family!  Have you always wanted to solve a mystery or live out an adventure just like in your favorite movie?  Our immersive escape games allow you and your team to do just that!  To “escape” before time runs out, you’ll need to solve puzzles, crack codes, find hidden items and more.  These experiences are designed for groups of 4-8 so they’re perfect for small groups of friends and families who are looking for a fun activity in downtown Greenville away from the crowds.

Is your family overdue for an adventure?  Bring your entire family and see how well you can work together to solve the mysteries of the room!  While portions of our challenges do require adult minds, you’ll be amazed at what your kids will solve and how excited and engaged they’ll be.

Prefer to have a night out with only your adult friends?  Leave the kids at home and book a private adventure with us.  You’ll have a blast laughing together as you solve your way through our interactive challenges.

Now with two locations in Greenville!  Adventures run Thursday-Monday, and you can check availability at Escape Artist.

YMCA of Greenville

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YMCA of Greenville Summer Day Camp

Magic is in the adventure, and we can’t wait to start our 2023 summer adventure at YMCA of Greenville’s Summer Day Camp! Offered for school-aged children, the YMCA of Greenville hosts a variety of weekly camps like full-day traditional camp and teen camp, half-day specialty camps for sports, aquatics, dance, and science, and extended day camp for specialty camp participants who want the full-day experience.

Summer Day Camp is offered at Caine Halter Family YMCA (Greenville), Eastside Family YMCA (Taylors), George I. Theisen Family YMCA (Travelers Rest), Judson Community Center (Greenville) and YMCA Program Center (Simpsonville). 

Every week, counselors and staff work hard to instill the Y’s core values of respect, caring, honesty, responsibility, and faith all in a safe and fun environment. 

Financial assistance is available for most camps.

YMCA Camp Greenville

For 111 years, generations of campers have experienced YMCA Camp Greenville’s “magic on the mountain.” Camp Greenville’s unique mountaintop setting on 1,400 acres and adventurous programs make for unforgettable experiences that provide a lifetime of memories.

Camp Greenville has 3 overnight session offerings including Base Camp, Adventure Trips, and specialty camps (Parent/Me and Leadership Development Program).  

Additionally, Camp Greenville also offers multiple Family Camp options throughout the year! 

Financial assistance is available for most camps. 

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Apple Seeds Pediatric Dentistry

TITLE SPONSOR 864.244.3132 | 2 Upstate locations, Simpsonville & Taylors, SC

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Dr. Katelyn Pembroke and Dr. Laura Hofto at Apple Seeds Pediatric Dentistry provide painless and fun dental care for the little ones in our family. We have two convenient pediatric dental offices: our Brushy Creek location in Taylors and our Five Forks location in Simpsonville, SC.

When it comes to providing dental care for kids, we always go above and beyond to ensure that they have a great experience while they’re here. Our goal is to show children that taking care of their smiles is both fun and rewarding so that they can create a solid foundation of oral health that can last a lifetime!

YMCA of Greenville

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The YMCA of Greenville has multiple programs and opportunities for children and families with special needs to enjoy. These include Camp Greenville, iCan Bike, RECESS and swim lessons.

Camp Greenville  

Camp Greenville, operated by the YMCA of Greenville for 110 years, offers family camp weekends for families with members who have Down syndrome and Autism. Spectrum & Stargazer Family Camp offers a spring and a fall weekend in a fun and safe environment to have amazing family fun. Enjoy the beauty and adventure of camp with others who understand how amazingly unique and talented we all are in our different ways. 

Spring Spectrum & Stargazer Family Camp is May 6-8, 2022.
Fall Spectrum & Stargazer Family Camp is September 16-18, 2022.
Registration for both weekends is currently open. 

iCanBike 

A vast majority of people with disabilities have never had the experience of independently riding a conventional two-wheel bicycle. Research shows that over 80% of people with Autism and 90% of people with Down syndrome never experience this.  YMCA of Greenville collaborates with iCan Shine to defy these odds by running a 5-day camp called iCan Bike, which teaches individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional, two-wheel bike. 

Camp host: Eastside Family YMCA
Camp dates: July 25, 2022 – July 29, 2022
Camp location: Taylors First Baptist Church 200 West Main Street Taylors, SC

RECESS

RECESS (Recreation, Education, Community, Exercise, Social and Service) is a signature program of The YMCA of Greenville for post-high school adults with diverse abilities. During programming, participants learn about nutrition, fitness, social responsibility, community outreach, and independent living skills. RECESS allows adults with diverse abilities not only a place to continue to learn new skills, but also gives them a place to connect with friends and gain a sense of belonging.

Swim Lessons

The YMCA of Greenville offers their own swim curriculum for those with diverse abilities. The Caine Halter Family branch and Prisma Health Family branch offer private lessons in addition to a monthly swim with YMCA RECESS participants. Contact your branch to set up an introductory session!