The Melton Center

Located In West Chester, PA


The Charles A. Melton Center has established an endowment fund with the Chester County Community Foundation to help secure the financial viability of our organization well into the future. If you would like to contribute to the Melton Center’s long-term future, please consider donating to our endowment using the following link below. Likewise, you can include us in your long-term charitable gift planning in any of the following ways: by remembering us in your Testamentary Will; by designating the Charles A. Melton Center as the public charity beneficiary; by donating stock; or by naming the Charles A. Melton a beneficiary of a charitable remainder annuity or trust. 

Upcoming Events

Saturday Night Basketball

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Fencing Academy of Philadelphia

April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Melton Center Pickleball

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fencing Academy of Philadelphia

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Melton Center Summer League

Summer League 2023 Earlybird Registration has opened.  Earlybird registration dates are February 13, 2023 – March 31, 2023.  Discounted rates have been applied to early bird registration. Regular Registration runs April 1, 2023- May 1, 2023, discounts will not be applied.  Deadlines are final and late registration will not be allowed. To Register, please follow the link below:

Melton Center Pickleball

Melton Center Pickleball will begin March 21, 2023, in the gymnasium with three courts.  Courts will be available Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9am-11am, 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm.  Times and days will expand as the program grows.  $5.00 cost per session, cash payment is due at time of play.  For court reservations please download TEAM REACH app and use code MAEC to join the pickleball program and schedule court time. If you’d like to donate to help launch our pickleball program, please click the button below and register for our Founding Partners Program.

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the historic Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center is to provide civic, arts, recreation, and education (CARE) programs and services to underserved individuals and families in the West Chester area.


We are dedicated to providing the greater West Chester area with a wide variety of educational, recreational, and fun programming.


Donations are the major source of funding that allows us to operate and provide pivotal programs.

Event Spaces

Whether you’re looking for a meeting space or place to host your next celebration, we offer several spaces with plenty of parking!

Latest News

Melton Center Community Day 2022

August 19th, 2022|

The Melton Center will be holding its annual Community Day celebration Sunday, August 21, 2022, starting at 10:00AM until 4:30PM.  This is a wonderful opportunity for members all across West Chester and the surrounding areas

CAMC Announces the Appointment of New Executive Board Members

April 21st, 2022|

Collaboration and partnership to provide programs and resources for the community is strengthened with The Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center's (CAMC) new Executive Officers. WEST CHESTER, PA -- The Charles A. Melton Arts

We’d Like to Thank Our Generous Donors and Partners

Proud partner of the United Way of Chester County

contact us

Reach out to the Melton Center with any questions about our programs and how we can help.

Event Space

For small, intimate gatherings to well over 300 guests, we are here to help make your visions a reality


Looking to get involved?  The Melton Center is always looking for people to help us helping the community.

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