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Youth Programs Newsletter | December 2011 | 
Winter Catalog Available Online Now!  

Program Registration Begins 9 am, Saturday, January 7


Winter CatalogDon't get stuck on the couch this winter! Take a look at our Winter Programs & Activities Catalog to find exciting classes and programs for all ages. From swimming and dancing to pottery and martial arts, everyone can learn something new or brush up on old skills.  


You'll also find all of our Spring Break Camp information in this catalog, so you can get a head start on planning for your child.  


Registration for all programs begins at 9 am on Saturday, January 7. Remember, you can register online with your barcode and PIN, or register in person at any recreation center.

Need a Gift? We've Got Gift Certificates!


Opening GiftIt's that time of year when we rack our brains coming up with the perfect gifts for those on our list. Simplify your shopping this year with Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation gift certificates!

Our gift certificates can be purchased in any amount to be used towards a membership, personal training or classes. Your loved one can choose how to use their gift in a way that best suits them. So, forget long lines at the mall, wondering which toys he already has or which size she wears, and give a gift they're sure to enjoy! Stop by any recreation center to purchase gift certificates.  
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Upcoming Events

12/9 | Movie in the Pool: Muppets Christmas Carol | Bow Creek Rec Center


12/11 | Float-a-Rama | Bayside Rec Center

Enjoy Some Family Time at the Rec Centers!  


SportwallAs the holidays approach, the kids are probably getting a little stir crazy. Give everyone the chance to burn off some energy with these great family activities at our recreation centers! All programs listed below are for ages 6 & up with parent or guardian. Each person will need a membership or day pass to participate.



Sports meet high tech in our electronic sportwalls! Sharpen your athletic skills or compete with your family in exciting games and challenges. You'll have a blast and get some exercise too! | No additional cost

  Bow Creek | Fridays | 6:45 pm - 8 pm

  Great Neck | Wednesdays | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  Princess Anne | Fridays | 6:30 pm - 8 pm

  Princess Anne | Saturdays | 3 pm - 4 pm

  Seatack | Sundays | 2 pm - 4 pm


Family Badminton at Kempsville 

We have racquets and birdies available, or you can bring your own for a fun game of badminton! | No additional cost  

  Vertical WallSaturdays | 10:45 am - 1:30 pm

  Sundays | 2:30 pm - 4:45 pm


Traverse Rock Climbing Wall at Great Neck
Traverse wall rock climbing is a rewarding and challenging activity. Can you make it all the way across the wall?! | $4 per hour of climbing
  Mondays | 3 pm - 4 pm 

  Thursdays | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 

  Fridays | 4 pm - 5 pm
  Sundays | 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 


Vertical Rock Climbing Wall at Seatack
Test your climbing skills on our 24 foot vertical rock wall! | $4 per hour of climbing
  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 pm - 8:45 pm
  Saturdays | 12 pm - 2 pm
  Sundays | 2 pm - 4:45 pm   

No School? No Worries! Break Camps Available


OST CampersVirginia Beach schools will be closed for Winter Break on December 27, 28, 29 & 30. If you have to be at work, have your child spend the day at one of our recreation centers where they're sure to have a blast!

Our camps run from 7 am to 6 pm and the day is filled with fun activities like sports, games and arts & crafts. If your child is currently enrolled in one of our before or after school programs, the cost is $25 for the day. For those not currently enrolled in a program, the cost is $35.

Register your child online, or stop by any recreation center. For more information, call 385-0409 or email  
Please Note Our Upcoming Facility Closures


The pool at Seatack Recreation Center will be closed for renovations until mid-December.

All Virginia Beach Recreation Centers, Owl Creek Tennis Center, and staffed City Parks & Facilities will be closed on December 23, 25 & 26 and January 1, 2 & 16. They will close at noon on December 24 and at 5 pm on December 31. Neighborhood parks and canoe/kayak launches remain available for use. 

Don't forget that your membership is good at all six Virginia Beach Recreation Centers! If your usual center is closed for maintenance, take the opportunity to visit another center. Use this locator to help you find one!
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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