Phillis Wheatley Community Center offers programs on campus throughout the year for children of all ages.
From the preschool SHARE Head Start program to our famous Repertory Theatre, there is something for all children and families in the Greenville area!
Preschool with SHARE/Head Start
Summer Day Camp
Summer Baseball Camp
Home to the first library for African Americans in Greenville County, education has long been a core value of the Phillis Wheatley Community Center and reestablishing the library was a top priority after the Grand Reopening of the Center. From generous donations of books and furnishings from area schools, private collections, and local businesses, the library reopened in November of 2021.
Though times have changed a bit since the early 1900’s, the library at PWCC remains a place for reflection and quiet learning. But with the addition of modern technology, it has been transformed into a space where you are as likely to find participants from our Senior Social streaming on-line exercise classes as you are to find a volunteer helping a child learn to read.
The library is open during our regular operating hours and is for all ages. We ask that you enjoy the books, puzzles and records in the library room for now. We will be launching a check-out system soon.
Dwight Woods Repertory Theatre
The Dwight Woods Repertory Theatre is the Center’s longest running and most well-known program. Through the creative expression of theatre, we teach youth ages 10 – 18 social and life skills, discipline, and teamwork. Theatre students are mentored and supported through practice and performances, going on to graduate from high school and attend college at high rates.
Your child can experience countless benefits from participating in the Greenville County Parks and Recreation afterschool program, which takes a holistic approach to students through activities engaging their mind, body, and character. Afterschool care complements the school system and creates a safe and positive environment for a student’s success.
K5 – 5th
Summer Day Camp
During Greenville County Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp, your children will continue to work on life skills learned during the academic year: flexibility, initiative, social skills, productivity, and leadership. Campers will participate in a variety of activities from sports and games, arts and crafts, special events, and much more. In addition, weekly field trips will include 7th Inning Splash, Discovery Island, and Otter Creek Waterparks.
A nutritious and delicious lunch and afternoon snack are provided daily. COME JOIN THE FUN!
Twice per week, Phillis Wheatley Community Center hosts open gym basketball. In addition to being great exercise, basketball can serve as a great catalyst for developing meaningful friendships.
This program is administered by Eleos, a neighborhood-focused ministry, working with middle and high school students in the Nicholtown community.
Summer Baseball Camp
Every summer at Furman University, Phillis Wheatley Community Center organizes a two-day baseball camp with professional baseball player Jay Jackson. All proceeds from the camp fund a back-to-school giveaway for middle school students.
Video Descriptive Transcript
[0:00] [still shot] Jay Jackson standing on the baseball diamond holding up all star jersey and smiling. Logo bottom left “Jay Jackson 2022 All Star BaseBall Camp.”
[0:04] [still shot] Scene changes the same pose, different angle of Jay Jackson.
[0:10] [still shot] Scene change with Jay standing with his back to camera coaching young players on the baseball field during a game.
[0:15] [still shot] Scene change with another shot of Jay coaching young players on the baseball field during a game.
[0:20] [still shot] Scene change with the youth posing in front of Jay on the edge of the baseball field.
[0:25] [still shot] Scene change with youth receiving instruction on the field surrounding Jay in a group.
[0:30] [still shot] Scene change with youth practicing base running from third to home on the baseball field.
[0:35] [still shot] Scene change with youth in the outfield warming up.
[0:40] [still shot] Scene change with youth taking a knee inside a gym area taking instruction from a coach in a group surrounding him.
[0:45] [still shot] Scene change with youth back on the baseball field by first base taking instruction from a coach with Jay looking on.
[0:50] [still shot] Scene change with a youth wearing a “Jay Jackson 2022 All Star Baseball Camp” jersey with a closeup of the shirt front.
[0:55] [still shot] Scene change with same shot of youth wearing jersey except zoomed out showing him standing on a baseball field sideline with a baseball cap on.
[1:00] [still shot] Scene change with youth standing in line waiting for their turn in the in door batting cage.
[1:05] [still shot] Scene change with a young catcher suited up and in position waiting for the pitch.
[1:10] [still shot] Scene change with youth and Jay sitting in the bleachers posing for photographs.
[1:15] Scene changes with the same pose but close up of Jay and the Youth immediately around him.
[1:20] [still shot] Scene change with Jay talking to a young player on the sideline.
[1:25] [still shot] Scene change with Jay posing with other coaches on the side of the field.
[1:30] [still shot] Scene change with Jay writing autographs for young players (closeup).
[1:35] [still shot] Scene changes with the same scene except panned out showing the youth waiting in line to receive their autographs.
[1:40] [still shot] Scene change with youth standing in line on the field getting organized for the camp.
[1:45] [still shot] Scene change with 2 coaches instructing young players standing in a group on the side of the baseball field.
[1:50] [still shot] Scene changes with a different angle on young players standing in a group with Jay speaking with them and two coaches standing off to the side.
[1:55] [still shot] Scene change with youth posing in the bleacher stand together as a group.
[2:00] [still shot] Scene change with Jay standing in the batter’s box on the baseball field waiting for a pitch.
Scene changes with a video of Jay prepping his stance in the batter’s box getting ready for a pitch.
A ball pitch crosses the plate below the knees.
Jay swings and hits the pitch …
Jay gets ready for the next pitch…
and a hit …
and he gets ready for the next pitch…
[2:40] [still shot] Jay setting for pitching a baseball.
[2:45] [still shot] black background with “Jay Jackson 2022 All Star Baseball Camp” logo on last slide.
[2:49] [Video ends]