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Therapeutic Recreation Newsletter | March 2012 | VBgov.com/Parks 
Registration Process Changes

We've made some changes to make it easier - and faster - for you to register for our TR programs. Registration will still be conducted in person, so our staff can help you identify the best program for your needs and answer your questions. There is no need to complete the registration form from the Activities and Programs Catalog. Our staff will share a simplified form that will allow you to quickly check off the programs you are interested in. Your payment will be processed immediately, and a receipt will be given to you after you registration transaction is complete.
 
On Saturday, March 10, the line for registration will begin in the staff parking lot near the TR Offices. Please look for signs to direct you to the registration area. You may wish to bring a folding chair to use while you are in line. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Facility Closures 

 

Bow Creek's pool will be closed Mar 5-15 for valve replacement
 

Seatack will be closed Mar 12-18 for annual maintenance

Registration for Spring/Summer Programs

 

We will be holding registration on Saturday, March 10 at Kempsville Recreation Center room 103 (TR office) from 9 am to noon. Programs you can register for at this time are:


Outdoor Challenge Series - Age 12-35
Kempsville | Sat | 4/28, 5/5, 5/12 & 6/9 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm | $79  

  

flowersFor the Love of Food - Age 9-14 

Kempsville | Mon | 4/2 - 5/7 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | $85

- no program on Apr 9 

 

Sense-Sational Gardening - Age 14 & up

Kempsville | Sat | 3/24 - 5/12 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | $85
- no program on Apr 7 & 14

 

SUMMER CAMPS
- non-resident camp registration begins April 2
- no camps on July 4

 

Camp Explore - Age 6-21
Brookwood Elementary | Mon - Fri | 6/25 - 8/9 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | $1000
$200 deposit with registration

Extended Care

Brookwood Elementary | Mon - Fri | 6/25 - 8/9 | 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm | $400
$100 deposit with registration
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Junior Ventures
- Age 13-16
Kempsville | Mon - Fri | 6/25 - 8/9 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm | $800
$200 deposit with registration

New Ventures
- Age 17-21
Kempsville | Mon - Fri | 6/25 - 8/9 | 8:30am - 4:30 pm | $800
$200 deposit with registration 

AQUATIC PROGRAMS
- no programs on July 4

 

Swim, Stretch or Tone - Age 14 & up
Kempsville | Wed | 6/13 - 8/1 | 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm | $43

Learn to Swim
- Age 1-5 with parent
Bow Creek | Tue | 6/12 - 7/31 | 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm | $32
 
aquaticsLearn to Swim - Age 6-15 
Bow Creek | Tue | 6/12-7/31 | 5:00 - 5:50 pm | $43
Bow Creek | Tue | 6/12-7/31 | 6:00 - 6:50 pm | $43
Bow Creek | Thur | 6/14-8/2  | 5:00 - 5:50 pm | $43
Bow Creek | Thur | 6/14-8/2  | 6:00 - 6:50 pm | $43   

 

Adult Swim - Age 16 & up
Bow Creek | Thur | 6/14-8/2 | 7:00 - 7:50 pm | $43
Kempsville | Wed | 6/13-8/1 | 7:00 - 7:50 pm | $43

 

Intro to Competitive Swimming - Age 12 & up  
Bow Creek | Tues | 6/12 - 7/31 | 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm | $43

Learn more about these programs on our website
Staff in the Spotlight: Mallory & Stephanie

 

MalloryMallory Stratton wanted to work with the Therapeutic Recreation Programs because she has a younger sister who has inspired her to work with individuals with special needs. She joined us in 2008 for a summer of fun at Camp Explore! She continued her employment with TR working in several programs, including All Stars and Champions; Swim, Stretch and Tone; Learn to Swim; and Around Town I and III.   

 

Mallory is currently attending Old Dominion University seeking a degree in Public Health with aspirations of getting into Physical Therapy School. Her favorite part of her job is being able to interact with the participants.   

 

StephanieStephanie Montague joined the Therapeutic Recreation Programs in the Summer of 2010 for Camp Explore. Stephanie has a brother with special needs and that has led to a passion for working with individuals with special needs. She has worked in several of our programs including Champions; Swim, Stretch or Tone; Around Town and the Outdoor Challenge Series. She enjoys getting to know the participants and seeing them grow as individuals.  

 

Stephanie graduated from Chowan College with a Bachelors of Science in Sports Science. When she is not working, she enjoys playing soccer, visiting her family in Delaware and spending time with her friends. 

Be On the Lookout: Summer Hiring


Work with us!Summer hiring is right around the corner! Therapeutic Recreation Programs is recruiting summer staff to work with and assist children and teens with special needs in Camp Explore, Junior and New Ventures. Positions for the Therapeutic Recreation Programs are posted online at www.VBcareers4gov.com. Join us for a summer of fun with new friends, challenges and rewarding experiences!

 

Positions Available:

 

TR Activity Leader $10.24/hr - Apply Mar 1-8
TR Activity Assistant Leader $8.84/hr - Apply Mar 1-8
TR Camp Counselor Aide $7.43/hr - Apply Mar 15-22
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 you or your child require 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 fun@vbgov.com.
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