We can help bring our city together by declaring our love to all of its children and showing them the faith we have in their future.

—Joan Kroc, 1998

The Kroc Centers started with one woman’s dream:

Meet Joan Kroc, Philanthropist & Kroc Center Benefactor

Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, said that she took a tour of San Diego and it was then that she recognized a community that was in desperate need of a safe gathering place, a place with facilities and trained professionals to nurture children’s social skills, arts appreciation and athletic potential. She described The Kroc Center as being a beacon of light and hope in the community.

Mrs. Kroc entrusted The Salvation Army with $90 million to build the first Kroc Center in the Rolando neighborhood of San Diego. Sadly, she passed away a little more than a year after it opened. She was so pleased with what was accomplished here that she left $1.5 billion to The Salvation Army to build centers like this across the country. Today, there are 26 Kroc Centers nationwide.

Mission of The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.
Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Captains Philip & Elaine Canning

Senior Kroc Officer & Area Commanders

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! – Isaiah 43:18 (NIV)

Developing New Year’s resolutions is a great way to keep focused on the future. The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center of Augusta wants to be a part of helping you, and the community, achieve your goals for 2017. Whether your goal is to lose weight, learn to paint, improve job skills, overcome habits, make an impact on those who are food insecure in our community, or deepen your relationship with God, The Salvation Army has opportunities and resources to help you achieve success. Take a look through the pages of this guide, find the opportunities that are right for you and take advantage of them. Try something new. Who knows what might happen?

We want to be a part of your new year and the new you, and we want you be a part of ours! Make it a great year!

  CAPTAINS PHILIP & ELAINE CANNING

Hours of Operation

FACILITY HOURS

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
5:00am – 10:00pm5:00am – 10:00pm5:00am – 10:00pm5:00am – 10:00pm5:00am – 10:00pm8:00am – 6:00pm1:00pm – 6:00pm

CAFE ON THE CANAL HOURS

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
6:00AM – 2:00PM6:00AM – 2:00PM6:00AM – 2:00PM6:00AM – 2:00PM6:00AM – 2:00PM8:00AM – 2:00PMClosed

CHILD WATCH HOURS

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8:00am-1:00pm8:00am-1:00pm8:00am-1:00pm8:00am-1:00pm8:00am-1:00pm8:45am-2:00pm1:00pm-4:00pm
3:00pm-8:00pm3:00pm-8:00pm3:00pm-8:00pm3:00pm-8:00pm3:00pm-8:00pm

In the event of facility closures or reduced hours, notifications will be made via social media outlets and signage around the building.

SPECIAL HOURS & CLOSURES

January 1: CENTER CLOSED for New Year’s Day
April 14 & 16: CENTER CLOSED for Easter
May 29: MODIFIED HOURS 8AM–5PM for Memorial Day
July 4: MODIFIED HOURS 8AM–5PM for Independence Day
September 4: MODIFIED HOURS 8AM–5PM for Labor Day

November 23: CENTER CLOSED for Thanksgiving
November 24: CENTER CLOSED for Thanksgiving
December 24: MODIFIED HOURS 8AM–5PM Christmas Eve
December 25: CENTER CLOSED for Christmas
December 31: CENTER CLOSED for New Year’s Eve

STAY CONNECTED

Aquatics 

706.922.8334

Child watch

706.922.8331

Donations

706.434.3177

Events/Rentals

706.364.4491

Fitness

706.922.8332

Kroc Café

706.922.1525

Kroc Sports League

706.922.8361

Memberships

706.364.5762

Ministry/Church

706.922.1526

Scholarships

706.364.5762

Volunteering

706.434.3185

Welcome Desk

706.364.5762

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