Some of CA’s best-known enrichment opportunities and services happen beyond the walls of one specific facility. They are structured this way to increase accessibility and variety to meet the different needs of Columbia’s diverse residents.

Despite the breadth and variety of our services, what makes Columbia truly special is an ongoing commitment to the vision espoused by James Rouse, our founding father. As he stated, “By creating the image of the rational potential of a city, we generate the power to carry it forward. Without vision, there is no power.” At the Columbia Association, we consider ourselves keepers of Columbia’s vision.

In support of this vision, the Columbia Association offers recreational, cultural and community services including before and after school care, summer camps, free summer lakefront concerts, an archive, a volunteer center, an exchange program with our sister cities in France and Spain, a timebanking program, health and fitness programs to benefit the entire family, from young to old, and KidSpace programming.