Recreation and Enrichment Programs

For the programs offered below, please contact Archie Trader at, 410-263-7966 (office) or 443-569-9845 (cell) for more information or to register.

Pictures from Winter 2016 championship games held March 10, 2016 (photography by Luke Thompson):
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3

Check out the pictures from the 2014 Christmas Math Mall Event!

Start The Adventure In Reading (STAIR)
In partnership with Annapolis Elementary School and First Presbyterian Church, Annapolis Elementary School students in second grade will have additional help from one-on-one tutors in reading. If your child attends Annapolis Elementary School and is in the second grade, contact Annapolis Elementary School for further information. Snacks are provided; classes take place Tuesdays and Thursdays. Start date TBA.
After School Homework Club
This volunteer-based program is in partnership with St. Anne’s Episcopal Church of Annapolis. The Homework Club helps to strengthen the academic skills of elementary, middle and high school students. All students receive homework assistance and school project assistance. Low-performing students receive tutoring in math and reading. Participants also have access to 12 computers with Web access. The program ends with a Homework Club Banquet to recognize students for their in-school honor roll and perfect attendance accomplishments and for their after school Homework Club accomplishments. Program takes place Monday through Thursday, 3-6 p.m. beginning mid-September. The Maryland Food Bank will provide a hot supper for each student at the end of each Homework Club.

Stanton Center Homework Club from Nate Strang. The Stanton Center Homework Club is an organization sponsored by Annapolis Parks and Recreation and supported by community volunteers. It is a place for elementary and middle schoolers to go to receive homework help and personal tutoring. The program needs volunteers to be successful. Every effort you give to the homework club will change your life along with the child you affirm and support.

Language Arts and Math Program
This SMART interactive whiteboard technology program is designed for elementary and middle school students who need additional instruction. The objective of this program is to get students to grade level by increasing their skill level and cognitive understanding of language arts and math. In addition to the SMART Board curriculum and computer software, the IXL mathematic interactive Web site will be used. Classes begin October 4, 3-4 p.m. Free for all participants.

STEMStantonSTEM Academy
The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department presents the new Stanton Center STEM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at the Stanton Center. There are three components to the STEM Academy. Girls are Great at Science (GAGAS) class will start October 7th; girls K-5 will explore engineering, science and art. Starting October 8th, the Math Games class will begin; boys and girls, grades 3-5 will strengthen their math skills with online and hands-on motivational math games, and Starting October 9th, boys and girls grades 3-5 will explore science and engineering in the Y.E.S. (Young Engineers and Scientist) Club. The time frame for all classes will be 5-6 p.m. Critical thinking and problem solving skills will improve as students learn the scientific method through fun, hands-on science and engineering experiments. Free for all participants.

The Summit School Literacy Counts Tutorial Program
This one-on-one tutoring program is a program designed for 1st through 3rd graders who are below grade level in reading. They receive expert tutoring from Master's Degree-certified teachers who are specifically trained to tutor students with reading deficiencies. Limit to three (3) students per session. Tutoring sessions are held Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

Zastro Simms Youth Basketball League (ZSYBL)
An annual program taking place each winter, ZSYBL is the premier youth league in the Annapolis Metro Area. All league divisions are competitive; all games take place in the Stanton Center Gymnasium.
- Age 10-11 Division
- Age 12-13 Division
- Age 8-9 Division
Competitive Division:  Ages 8-9, Saturdays 9-11 a.m. = team registration fee $100
Competitive Division:  Ages 10-11, Wednesdays 6-9 p.m. = team registration fee $100
Very Competitive Division:  Ages 12-13, Thursdays 6-9 p.m. = team registration fee $100
Referee game fee for each team = $25 per game

8 and Under Instructional Basketball League

This coed non-competitive league is designed to introduce league play to beginner players by giving them basic hands-on instruction. Balanced teams consisting of players with similar talent skills and abilities are assembled by recreation staff on-site. No registration necessary, this is a drop-in program. All games take place on Saturdays at 8 a.m. and begin in early December.

Check out this YouTube video about a February 2014 youth basketball event held at the Stanton Community Center -- Winning In Sport and Education showcased some of the "best of the best"! Competitors took on a replica NBA Style skills course and winners won movie passes, Game Stop gift cards and trophies!

Friday Night Out
Each Friday, elementary and middle school students are chaperoned by Stanton Center recreation staff to various venues such as high school basketball and football games, college athletic events cultural events, and restaurants. The objective of these activities is to expose youth to various places that they would otherwise not experience. Activities begin the end of August.

Hungry Hands “Cooking Up Life Skills”

This after school program will introduce 6 to 18-year-old students, from under-served communities, to the world of culinary arts. Students will enjoy hands-on interactive learning in the Stanton Center’s (Anne Arundel County-licensed) commercial kitchen. Various topics will be discussed such as obesity, healthy lifestyles and eating habits, nutrition and the food pyramid. The curriculum will consist of healthy cooking, culinary development, workforce readiness as well as basic life skills. Classes will be taught by Baltimore-native Ed Evans, a well-known chef in the Washington, DC Baltimore metropolitan area. Evans is a graduate of the Baltimore International Culinary College. Classes begin early October and take place the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5-6 p.m.