About Us

Our Mission

Kanawha County Schools Community Education Program exists to provide a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate environment for children within Kanawha County, while offering activities and support to the community as a whole. Our focus is to provide a stimulating environment that will promote social/emotional, physical, and cognitive development.

KCSCEP offers 3 programs: Third Base After School, Summer Camp, and Adult Education.

While we are a part of Kanawha County Schools, KCSCEP operates from a separate budget as a non-profit provider of after school care and adult education opportunities. We do not receive funds from Kanawha County Schools or other government entities. The money we collect for child care services and adult education programs covers all operating expenses and is reinvested in the programs. We have also annually provided KCS with funding for new materials or special educational programs that promote drug awareness, bullying prevention and similar topics.

KCSCEP Director: Jennifer Mathis

KCSCEP Coordinator: John Peal

KCSCEP Specialist: Susan Nelson

We have an outstanding team of people who serve as Third Base Site Directors and Assistants, and we are always looking for people to join our team.


Third Base Sites

Alban Third Base (also serves Weimer)

Bridgeview Third Base (also serves Dunbar Primary, Dunbar Intermediate, Richmond)

Central Third Base (also serves Andrews Heights, Anne Bailey, Lakewood)

Cross Lanes Third Base

Elk Center Third Base

Flinn Third Base (also serves Sissonville Elementary, 5th grade Sissonville Middle)

Holz Third Base

Midland Trail Third Base (also serves Belle, Chesapeake, Cedar Grove, Malden, Marmet, Mary Ingles)

Montrose Third Base

Nitro Third Base

Overbrook Third Base

Pinch Third Base (also serves Bridge/Clendenin)

Pt. Harmony Third Base

Ruffner Third Base

Ruthlawn Third Base (also serves Alum Creek, Kenna)

Shoals Third Base

Weberwood Third Base


Summer Camp Sites

Central Summer Camp

Elk Summer Camp

Flinn Summer Camp

Overbrook Summer Camp