Three times a year, Columbia Association (CA) publishes an activity guide. These guides are distributed to Columbia residents through the Columbia Flier, but they can also be picked up at any CA-operated facility. In it you will find bits of information about all sorts of activities for all ages, membership options, community resources, coupons and so much more.
The front of the guide gives details on how to become a member with CA. I’m not going to go into details of these memberships as you can do that better by researching it for yourself, but CA offers a lot to people who live or work in Columbia. There are sliding scales for lower-income families, and there are even ways to earn a membership via a financial assistance program. CA really does encourage everyone to be a part of it.
When I thumbed through my CA activity guide, I got a little overwhelmed with all that CA offers. There’s something for everyone: my elementary-aged kid, my teen, my husband and me, and my mother-in-law who also lives with us.
For my family, the Package Plan Plus (PPP) is the best option, as our needs are diverse and we use the fitness facilities a lot. For others, they may find that just getting membership to the pools is all they need. Or perhaps you are really into golf and just want a membership to either Hobbit’s Glen Golf Club or Fairway Hills Golf Club. Maybe you work in Columbia near the Supreme Sports Club and you only want membership to that facility. The great part is, you can pick and choose what membership works for you!
Beyond membership options, the possibilities of things to do seem endless. There’s a youth and teen center, an art center, golf clubs, tennis clubs, a multicultural program, birthday party packages, and more. And as thorough as the guide is, you can find out even more by looking at CA’s main site and from other CA association sites. There is simply a lot going on in CA.
As the title of the guide says, “CA Activities to enhance the quality of life for people living and working in Columbia.” It’s true for me. My quality of life has definitely improved since moving to Columbia and even more dramatically since becoming a member with CA. My doctor will back me up on that one, too!
So, open up your guide. I bet you can find something just right for you, too.
Melissa Sinclair works in the Communications & Engagement Division at Columbia Association (CA). Melissa recently moved to Columbia with her three-generation family. She has lived in more than a dozen cities and is looking forward to making Columbia, Md., her permanent home! Click here to read more of Melissa’s Getting to Know CA series.