Youth Programs

Gingerbread 2017  




Be sure to check out our "Summer Camps" and "Sports Camps" Pages for more exciting programs!!!





Through fun and active games and drills, the Fitness with Friends program teaches the social skills necessary for appropriate participation in sports.  During the program participants will build fitness, practice healthy habits, and engage with peers.

Each week participants play games focused around a central theme. Themes include personal space, following instructions, taking turns, teamwork, sportsmanship and working with a partner. Impact Sports will provide approximately a 1:4 staff to participant ratio. If your child will require additional assistance, please plan to have a parent or caretaker there to support your child.

When: **Check back for dates in the Fall**

Where: The Civic Center, 123 main Street

Time: 4pm-4:30pm 3-7 year olds

       4:45pm-5:30pm  8-14 year olds

Cost: $120 for six weeks


Questions: Email





You do not have to know how to jump Double Dutch to join.  Participants will learn how to jump through practice and skill building.  This program will also help your child gain self-confidence, team building skills, leadership skills, and most importantly have fun! 


When: Tuesdays and Thursdays starting June 20, 2017

Where: The Civic Center, 123 Main Street

Time: 4:30-5:30PM

Participants: 3rd-12th Grades

**We're looking for High School students to mentor and help younger kids learn the skill and get involved in a healthy activity**

**Earn your Senior Project by volunteering with the program**

Stop by the Civic Center and Sign Up!

For more information call or email:

Dolores Winston, Director or 610-933-7728 Ext 1 




  Gingerbread House

The Gingerbread House is an academic preschool program for 3 and 4 year old children held at the Civic Center.  We offer a fun learning environment with a caring staff.  We keep our class size small to help promote socialization and allow for more one on one attention with student and staff.  Our program includes many hands on learning and playtime activities and monthly field trips. We also have an extended day option with our Lunch Bunch program.  The Gingerbread House is a great, affordable way to start your child’s school career!  Please call Cheryl Speaker to schedule a visit 610-933-7728 Ext 3 or email

Mon-Wed-Fri Session: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Tue/Thu Session: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

September - June (Preschool Calendar follows the Phoenixville Area School District Calendar


          Phoenixville Area Police Athletic League (PAL) - "Cops Helping Kids"    

 About PAL: The Phoenixville Area Police Athletic League (PAL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing juvenile crime by mentoring and coaching youth, ages six though 21, from the Phoenixville, Royersford and Spring City communities. PAL offers a variety of after-school enrichment and athletic programs that teach valuable life skills, core values and civic standards by engaging youth in active, healthful activities. Our programs are open to all local youth and are developed to fit the unique needs of the communities we serve. To learn more about PAL programs, please contact Jim Deoria at 610-917-3735 or email You may also visit the PAL website at

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In October of 1995, Kenneth D. Winston, George Smith, Darryl Vinson, George Gadsden, and ​Rev. Greg Thornton established Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives in the spirit of The Million Man March. Their first initiative was the rehabilitation of the C'Jon Saunders Park. 

Each year, Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives serve the children and youth from surrounding neighborhoods, providing quality programs through academic enrichment, social development, and athletic programming. Many of our programs are offered free or at minimal cost to families. ​

Primarily a volunteer, grass-roots organization, PAPA works closely with the Phoenixville Area School District, the Borough of Phoenixville, Phoenixville Community Health Foundation and other local organizations to create a positive, effective, and motivating force in the Phoenixville community.​

PAPA runs after school academic, enrichment, and athletic programs throughout the year.

To Make donations or for information on how you can help your community, contact Alexis Boswell, Executive Director at​ or (610) 983-4110. Find PAPA at 400 Franklin Avenue, Suite 226, Phoenixville, PA 19460




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Sew Much Fun For Kids        

Do you like to sew? Or are you interested in learning to sew? This program is for you.  You will have “Sew Much Fun” while you learn to sew.  In this program we will sew things that are useful, simple and fun to make. We will do some hand sewing and work up to machine sewing.  This will be a hand-on program.  The program is open to children 11 and older.

For more information or sign up, contact Dolores Winston at 610-933-7728 Ext. 1 or Email:

Date: Tuesdays starting in September!!

Time: 4pm-5:30pm

Place: Phoenixville Civic Center, 123 Main Street

Cost: FREE!

 Sponsored by Penn State's Chester County 4-H, Phoenixville CTC & Phoenixville Recreation Department



 Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives & Phoenixville Recreation Department Presents the:

"Miss Love"


Need a place to hang out after school?

Where your "voice" is valued and heard,

where you can learn to discover your true worth and potential?

Ages: Girls 13-18 years old

FREE program with Dinner & Incentive each week

Dates: Meets every Thursday from 5pm-6:30pm

***Check back for Fall 2017 dates***

Register by: TBD

Time: Civic Center, 123 Main Street

Register: Ms. Dolly 610-933-7728 Ext 1 or Ms. Alexis 610-983-4110

**Parental Consent is Required

**Space is Limited






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