Summer Day Camp Program! (2023)
The City of Anniston is excited to host its annual Summer Day Camp Program. The Summer Camps will run from May 30th through August 4th, from 7:00 AM until 5:30 PM (Monday – Friday).
Our camps will take place at the Carver Community Center, Norwood Hodges Community Center, & Wiggins Community Center!
Activities will include: Nature & Science, Drama, Games, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Outdoor Survival, Contests, Music, Field Trips, Dance, Swimming Lessons, Cooking, Gymnastics, Tumbling, and more!
Link to City Calendar: https://bit.ly/3FDSdl6
Registration forms may be picked-up at each community center camp site.
Once you have filled-out your registration form, you may either deliver it to any Anniston Community Center, or mail it to:
The City of Anniston Parks and Recreation Department
P. O. Box 2168
Anniston, AL 36202
Attn: Day Camp
Camp fees for residents of the City of Anniston are $55 per week per child; $50 for each additional child in the same family.
Weekly fees for non-residents are $60 per week per child.
A convenient daily plan is only $15 per child (if space is available).
There is a $25 one-time registration fee for all campers. Fees are non-refundable.
Camperships are available for low income families living within Anniston City Limits whose children attend Anniston City Schools. Proof of school enrollment must be provided. Call the camp your child will be attending for more information.
For additional Information, please call:
Carver Community Center – (256) 231-7630 (Pat)
Hodges Community Center – (256) 231-7627 (Kevin)
Wiggins Community Center – (256) 231-7628 (Carol)
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt! (2023)
Hop on over to the City of Anniston’s Youth Sports Complex football field (356 Summerall Gate Rd, Anniston, AL 36206) on Thursday, April 6th at 7:00 PM for a fun evening of flashlight Easter egg hunting!
The cost of admission is $3.00 per child, and be sure to bring a flashlight and a bag/basket to collect your eggs in! Also, be sure to dress appropriately for the outside weather!
For more information, please contact the Carver Center at 256-231-7630 and/or the Aquatic Center at 256-847-7349!
Spring Break in Anniston! (2023)
Our Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) has a full slate of fun activities, games, and more planned for Spring Break week! So, be sure to share the attached flier with anyone looking for some spring time fun for their children!
Below are the days and locations that you can expect to have some fun:
Monday | March 27th | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wiggins Community Center – 2202 W 17th St, Anniston, AL 36201
Tuesday | March 28th | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Hodges Community Center – 3125 Spring Valley Rd, Anniston, AL 36207
Wednesday | March 29th | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
South Highland Community Center – 229 S Allen Ave, Anniston, AL 36207
Thursday | March 30th | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Carver Community Center – 720 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201
During this week, all centers will be closed from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, except the center that is hosting that day’s activities and the Aquatic Center.All centers will reopen from 4:15 PM to 7:00 PM each day for free play and other activities as planned.
For more information, feel free to contact our PARD team at: 256-236-8221.
2023 Youth Summer Job Fair!
The Youth Summer Job Fair will be held at the Carver Community Center (720 W. 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201) on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 starting at 5:00 PM! Those who attend the job fair will be given tips on completing job applications and preparing for interviews.
The following positions will also be available for youth, ages 16 to college age, at this job fair:
Day Camp Aide | $10.16/HR
Day Camp Director | $14.92/HR
Lifeguard | $10.16/HR
Turf Care Worker | $10.68/HR
For more information, please contact our Parks & Recreation Department at: 256-236-8221.
Sunday Fundays for the Kids!
Every Sunday this month we will be providing educational fun, games, activities, and structure for the kids at one of our city community centers!
Here is the monthly schedule for our February Fundays:
Sunday, Feb. 5th | Wiggins Center | 2PM – 4PM
2202 W 17th St, Anniston, AL 36201
Sunday, Feb. 12th | South Highland | 2PM – 4PM
229 Allen Ave, Anniston, AL 36207
Sunday, Feb. 19th | Carver Center | 2PM – 4PM
720 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201
Sunday, Feb. 26th | Hodges Center | 2PM – 4PM
3125 Spring Valley Rd, Anniston, AL 36207
For more information contact our Parks & Recreation Department at: 256-236-8221.
Carver Center’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off!
Carver Community Center’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2023 starting at 1PM and ending at 3PM inside the gymnasium. To sample all chili, the cost is $2. To purchase a bowl of chili, the cost is $5.
If you would like to be a chili contestant please contact Carver Community Center at 256-231-7630 and ask for Recreation Leader Derwin Perry by Monday, January 9th.
All contestants must meet at Carver Community Center on Monday, January 9th at 6:00 PM for an informational meeting. Judges will vote for the best chili.
Come out and enjoy!
7th Annual Judkins Family Christmas BBQ!
The 7th Annual Judkins Family Christmas BBQ will take place on Sunday, December 25, from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at the Carver Community Center (720 W. 14th Street, Anniston, AL 36201)!
There will be free food, fellowship, and music from acts such as N2 Christ & Mary Culpepper Community Choir!
If you are interested in performing at this event, or would like to offer your support, please contact Ms. Jackie Judkins at: 256-591-5194!
The menu will include Ribs, Chicken, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Sides! Delivery will be available for disabled citizens, simply reach out to 256-591-5194 to set it up!
Carver Thanksgiving Feeding!
The annual #Thanksgiving Feeding at the Carver Community Center will take place on November 24th! This event is free and open to all looking for a good Thanksgiving meal!￼
For more information, please contact the Carver Center at: 256-231-7630.
Anniston Changers at the Carver Center!
The Anniston Changers are headed to the Carver Community Center this month! This project marks our 2-Year anniversary of monthly service projects!
Before we celebrate though, there is work to do! So, we need your help! We will be tackling trash piles that have been left out on the roadside or illegally dumped, as well as picking up litter around the community, and more!
Volunteers will meet at the Carver Community Center Parking Lot (720 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201) on Saturday, October 29th! We plan to work from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM!
Link to Volunteer: https://bit.ly/3D9aMh5
From the meeting point, volunteers will be assigned to areas of town to pick up any piles they see! So if you have a truck or trailer, and want to make an impact on your community, please join us on Saturday to be the Change! Other volunteers will work the area around Carver on foot, so there will be something for everyone to help with!
Also, for those that can’t make the project, no need to worry! There will be rolloff dumpsters at Pelham Park, the Carver, Norwood Hodges, and South Highland Centers all day Saturday (10/29/22) for free use for all!
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact City PIO, Jackson Hodges, anytime via text or call at: 256-846-2044!
Trunk-Or-Treat at the Carver Center!
Halloween is right around the corner!
Join Carver Community Center for our 3rd annual “DRIVE-THRU” TRUNK-OR-TREAT on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH from 6PM-8PM.
The line-up will start @ 5:45PM in the parking lot of Carver Center.
TO ENSURE SAFETY
NO WALK UPS…ONLY DRIVE THRU EVENT!
>>>Any volunteers or organizations who would like to participate in giving out candy from their cars OR provide candy donations please contact Carver Community Center ( 256.231.7630 )