What adventures await us?
We are so happy to be in Week 3 of Summer STEM! Each day is an amazing day of learning and playing.

Swimming is going well at the YMCA Complex. Twelve of our children went kayaking at the Anne Springs Close Greenway and the chaperone's phone fell into Lake Haigler! It is still there!

Swimming is still taking place on Wednesday and Friday from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, thanks to the YMCA Complex.

On July 13th and 15th, the groups will finish kayaking and begin fishing. We have planned many opportunities for the children to do more outside of the community. This includes movies each week, courtesy of Regal Summer Movie Express.

For the smaller children, we are planning more field trips to play and learn. This includes a future visit to Sweetwater Farms and other local play centers.

For tech-savvy children, we are planning zombie scavenger hunts in uptown Charlotte. They will be in teams and will need a device with Wi-Fi capabilities.

Right before school starts in the fall, the boys are taking a 2-night camping trip to Lake Wateree, SC. This experience is life-changing and includes basic life skills training. No technology devices are allowed except for the camp leader. Additional details will be provided in a future edition.
Movie Schedule
Please review the movie lineup. These movies will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 11 am and 2 pm.
Daily Schedule
Our day begins at 9 am on Monday - Friday.
Children must be picked up before 5 pm.
up to
1st grade

2nd-4th grades


grades 5+
Be prepared to sign your child in and out daily. Children will be off-campus daily from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm each day. If you will pick your child up early, please call Teresa 803-547-8555. If someone else will pick up your child, please call in advance so she can make sure your child is ready.

Thank you for trusting us with caring for your child(ren)!
Ways to Help
Did you know you may help us fundraise in a variety ways?

We have Amazon Smile and we are registered at Benevity, Cyber Grants, & Network for Good.

Corporate volunteering can also help earn grants for our organization. Please ask your employer how to get started!
It is almost time for back-to-school shopping! Would you like to shop for our children?
If you would like to serve as an angel for one or more of our children, please select from the numbers below:
If you can adopt a Paradise angel, please select from the sizes listed above and bring them with the number clearly identified to the center. We would like to have the items by August 13th at the latest.
Next Generation of Campers - August 13-15, 2021
If you can provide any items, please drop them off
M-F from 9 am until 4 pm.
Up to 20 children will go camping. The cost is $100 per child.
Our Camping Wishlist
(need by July 30):

  • 20 sleeping bags
  • 20 pillows
  • Repellent
  • 2 large tents
  • 20 fishing rods
  • Floats
Volunteers from Carolina Orchards, St. Paul's Episcopal, & FMMS
WEEK 2 Review
Thank you AnneMarie for the photos as you volunteered! Grace Presbyterian
Wish List
If you would like to support our short-term needs, please select items from the list to drop off between 9 am to 4 pm on Mondays through Friday. We have 30+ children in our summer program.
(Click the links below)

Snacks * Grocery store gift cards * Volunteers *
Department store gift cards (school shopping)
Canopy installer * Home Repair * Tree Cutters
* Neighborhood Cleanup Supplies * Trash bins
Historic Paradise Foundation NFP | 803-547-8555
Center Address: 1001 Steele Street Fort Mill, SC 29715
Mailing Address: 3160 Highway 21 Suite 103 Box 6, Fort Mill, SC 29715