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Youth Programs Newsletter | February 2010 |
Think Spring! Preview New Catalog
Youth CatalogIt certainly feels like winter with all of the snow we've been receiving, but spring really is just around the corner! Take a look at our Spring 2010 Youth Programs Catalog and start planning for the warmer days ahead.  Printed catalogs will be available in early March and registration begins March 13.
P&R Foundation Fundraiser TONIGHT!
Chipotle LogoHave dinner at the new Chipotle tonight from 5-8 pm and support the Parks and Recreation Foundation!  100% of your $5 donation goes directly to the Foundation AND gets you a burrito, chips & salsa, and a drink! Bring the whole family out for a great meal and make dinner a selfless act. Check out the Foundation's latest project.
Chipotle is located at 2701 N Mall Drive near Lynnhaven Mall. Map it!
Spring Break Camps and Activities
Spring Break will be here before you know it!  Get the kids off the couch and into one of our recreation centers while school is out!  They'll enjoy sports, lively games, indoor swimming, arts & crafts, exciting tournaments and more all while making new friends! 
Register your child for camp online via EZreg or in person at any recreation center.
April 5-9 | 7:00 am - 6:15 pm | $125
Camps are available for children ages 5-12. A membership card or visitor pass is required.
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Upcoming Events
2/12 | Movie Night: G-Force | Bayside
2/12 | Movie in the Pool: Ice Age | Bow Creek
2/21 | Float-a-Rama | Bayside

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Spring BreakOther exciting activities offered during Spring Break week:

Space is limited, so don't wait to register!  For more information, call 385-0409 or email

Girls Youth Softball Registration
SoftballGet your daughter involved in team sports! Neighborhood Recreation Associations will hold girls softball registration on Saturday, March 6 and Saturday, March 13. Registration sites and times will be available on by February 15. Please note the following: 
  • Recreation Associations charge a registration fee.
  • Online registration is encouraged where available.
  • Proof of age is required.
    • Leagues sponsored by Parks and Recreation are open to ages 10-18 (age as of May 1, 2010).
    • Most areas sponsor leagues for children under age 10 and some offer boys baseball as well.
  • Players must be a Virginia Beach resident and attend school (K-12) to be eligible.
  • High school varsity and junior varsity softball players are not eligible.
For more details, call City-Wide Athletics at 385-0458, or e-mail
Let Your Kids Catch the Polo Fever!
Polo TeamDoes your child enjoy swimming and playing sports?  This is a great opportunity for kids to combine the two and learn how to play water polo. The Water Polo League is a learning league that is geared toward a non-competitive and fun environment.
Registrants must be at least 10 years and no older than 17 on or before April 1, 2010.  There are only 32 spots, so register your child early.  All practices and scrimmages will be held at Bayside Rec Center. Swimmers will be assigned practice times based on their swimming ability during the eligibility swim on March 18.  The league will practice twice a week from March 23 to May 20. Membership card is required.
Reminder: Best All Around Nominations Due March 1
Best All AroundDo you know youth who stand out for their leadership, community involvement, positive influence or who showed courage in overcoming adversity? Do you know adults who contribute to the community through their outstanding and inspirational work with youth? If so, consider nominating them for one of Virginia Beach's Best All Around Awards.
Nominees must be in one of two categories:
1. Youth who live in Virginia Beach and are enrolled in grades 1 - 12
2. Adults who volunteer or work with Virginia Beach youth (such as a coach, teacher, mentor, social worker, probation officer, etc.)
Nomination forms are available online at Best All Around program is sponsored by the Virginia Beach Youth Opportunities Team and Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation.
Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation believes all of our diverse citizens have a right to participate in community recreation and we are committed to creating equal access for everyone who may have a challenge or barrier. If your child requires additional support, we can help.  Learn more about our accommodation and inclusion services
We welcome your comments and questions.  Feel free to email us at
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Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA,
the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association.