Fort Mill Times

Low-cost fitness and activity programs offered

Leroy Springs Recreation Complex is offering a wide variety of new classes and activities this spring and summer for children and adults of all ages.

In these turbulent financial times, Leroy Springs continues to offer high quality programs and services and, as always, the commitment to the people in this unique community remains unchanged. With low membership rates, no joining fees or long-term contracts - and financial assistance available - the Complex is making recreational opportunities available and accessible to all the people of the Fort Mill area.

This summer, Leroy Springs Recreation will offer over 100 camps to keep children active and healthy. The FLYERS day camp is currently taking registrations for weekly sessions with exciting theme based weeks and numerous field trips throughout the summer. Themes this summer include: Movin' to the Groove; Take Me Out to the Ballgame; and Community Helpers.

Younger children (3 and 4 year olds) can enjoy Little Critter and Super K (4 - 6 year olds) day camps based at the Complex. Additional summer camps include sports-based (soccer, football, sports training, speed and agility, basketball, golf and Playball), crafts (KidzArt, Clay Creation, Paint Your Own Pottery, Sugar Art) and Mad Science camps.

Along with many of your favorite camps, Leroy Springs has added many new camps including archery, tennis, metal work, Girls on the Run and the Junior Police Camp. The Junior Police Camp offers aspiring young police officers, ages 8 to 13, the opportunity to focus on team building, leadership, conflict resolution, character education, physical fitness, juvenile law and police procedures, such as finger printing and evidence collection. The week-long Junior Police Camp is held by Fort Mill Police Officer and School Resource Officer David Bivins. For a complete listing of camps, visit

For younger adults looking to get fit this spring and summer, the Complex is planning to offer several new low-cost fitness options. A teen weight loss class will be offered this summer for young adults ages 13 through 16. The goal of this class is to teach young adults the benefits of healthy living. Classes will meet twice per week, beginning in June. Pre-registration will be required.

Leroy Springs will continue to offer a teen yoga class on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. The class is taught by Melanie Deal, RY, and is free to members of the Complex. Non-members may attend by paying a low daily guest fee.

Adults and children are invited to spring back into action on the tennis courts as the weather warms up. Tennis enthusiasts are happy to have tennis professional, Tim Daniel, back on the courts every Tuesday and Thursday evening to teach tennis lessons this spring. Additional information regarding tennis lessons, court usage policies and other ongoing activities is available at the Complex.

• Andy Stahr is the fitness director for the Leroy Springs Recreation Center.

Want to know more?

Leroy Springs is now producing a monthly e-mail newsletter with information on current programs and events. Visit to sign-up.

Additional programming ideas are welcomed and encouraged. Contact Andy Stahr at 547-1062 or with any ideas or suggestions.

Also, anyone interested in volunteering or membership assistance is encouraged to stop by the Complex or call 547-4575 to inquire about these opportunities.