Get actively involved in your community! Youth can join and be actively involved in an enrichment club. Designed to encourage youths to become active and contributing members of their community. The clubs also help develop relevant life skills, meet new and interesting people and promote self-esteem.

These free enrichment clubs are held at The Barn in Oakland Mills, unless otherwise stated, and are open to youth ages 9 to 18 years old – elementary, middle and high school students. Programs follow the HCPSS calendar year and are not offered on days that schools close early or are closed.

You must be a part of the drop-in program or completed the accompanied registration form to join unless otherwise stated. Clubs begin in October and start closing between May & June.


First & Third Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm

HC Library’s STEAM MOBILE will lead interactive STEM sessions that promote creativity, cultivate problem solving skills and encourage teamwork.


Art Attack

Second & Fourth Tuesday, 4:30-6pm

Participants are taken to the Columbia Art Center in the Long Reach Village for the Art Attack program. Get engaged in exciting hands-on art projects such as ceramics and glass fusion with an Art Showcase at the end of the school year to spotlight their projects.

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Tulasi Mistry shows off her leaf transfer painting

Cooking Club

First & Fourth Fridays, 4-6pm

Participants will plan various meals/ food items they want to learn how to cook and culminates with an IRON CHEF Competition.


Cooking Club

First & Fourth Fridays, 4-6pm

4H will host sessions on fourth Fridays.

Group of children standing at the table and learning to cook during masterclass with the chef

Begin/Finish Strong

Mondays 3:30-5:30pm at Supreme Sports Club

Middle school students can come to Supreme Sports Club on Mondays for free tutoring support as well as supervised basketball, ping pong and other recreational activities.

This program is free for all middle school students in and around Columbia. Registration IS required – bring your books and wear gear you can run around in.



Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm

Make a difference in your community! Join for a rewarding experience in creating and implementing service projects that benefit the community. Past projects have included a clothing drive and clothing distribution and essential items drive.

Participants will be responsible for planning activities on the drop-in monthly calendars and leading activities, engaging in community service.