Get in on the Star Party!
Friday, April 6 | Dark Until 11 pm | Mount Trashmore Park
Take your stargazing to Mount Trashmore Park for the 4th Annual Mount Trashmore Star Party! Come and observe night sky wonders through a variety of telescopes. Learn to identify constellations in the sky as they are pointed out by planetarium coordinator Chuck Dibbs and the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers.
Experience ViewSpace! A tent will be set up for an internet-fed, self-updating, permanent exhibit from the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Learn more about ViewSpace.
Anyone wishing to set up a telescope can also do so. The goal is to share the beauty of the night sky with anyone wishing to learn about it. Event is dependent on clear skies.
Easter Events For Kids and Parents
Looking for a fun way to celebrate Easter with your child? Check out the events below!
Munchkins Easter Extravaganza (age 5 & under with parent)
Princess Anne | Friday, March 30 | 10 - 11:30 am | $6
Kids will enjoy the bounce house, a spring craft and an egg hunt with the Easter Bunny! Call or visit Princess Anne Rec Center to register.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
(age 5 & under with parent)
Great Neck | Wednesday, April 4 | 10 - 11:30 am | $6 | Register!
Your child can eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny and participate in Easter activites and crafts.
Eggstra Eggstravagant Egg Event
Bayville Farms Park | Saturday, April 7 | 11 am - 1 pm | Free!
Kids of all ages can participate in an egg hunt at Bayville Farms, enjoy a craft project and visit with the Easter Bunny! If it rains, the event will take place at Bayside Recreation Center. This event has no cost and registration is not needed.
Spring Break Camp Registration Continues
Virginia Beach Public Schools Spring Break: April 9-13
Sign your child up for one of our Spring Break Camps and they'll have a blast while you have peace of mind knowing they are in good hands. Registration continues as space is available. Register your child online through EZreg, or stop by any recreation center.
Recreation Center Spring Break Camps
(Age 5-12) Your child will stay active and relieve school-related stress by participating in dynamic sports, lively games, indoor swimming, arts & crafts and exciting tournaments.
April 9 - 13 | 7 am - 6 pm | $130 | Register!
(Age 6 & up) Teaches kids the basics of park skateboarding, including safety, park etiquette, and riding techniques. A skateboard and helmet are required; knee and elbow pads recommended.
#105152 | Mount Trashmore | April 10 - 12 | 9 - 11 am | $64
Spring Break Tennis Camp
(Age 5-17) If your child is new to the game of tennis, this is the perfect opportunity to learn basic strokes, general rules and proper tennis etiquette.
#105695 | Owl Creek Tennis Center | April 9 - 13 | 9 am - noon | $145
Nominate Outstanding Youth & Adults for Best All Around
Do you know youth who demonstrate exceptional leadership, exhibit courage in overcoming adversity, or who promote education or change around social issues? Do you know adults who contribute to the community with outstanding and inspirational work with youth? Is there a business or organization that has created a culture of support and involvement with youth?
If so, consider nominating them for one of Virginia Beach's Best All Around Awards. Completed nominations are due by April 2.
Nominees must be in one of four categories:
1. Youth who live in Virginia Beach and are enrolled in grades 1-12;
2. Youth groups whose focus of activities is in Virginia Beach;
3. Adults who volunteer or work with Virginia Beach youth (such as a coach, teacher, mentor, social
worker, probation officer, etc.); or
4. Businesses or organizations located in or operating primarily in Virginia Beach.
The criteria for Virginia Beach's Best All Around awards are based on the Search Institute's 40 Developmental AssetsŪ, which are positive experiences and personal qualities that help young people grow up to be healthy, principled and caring adults.
The nomination form requires a single typed page which provides examples of the nominee's work in developing the 40 Developmental AssetsŪ.
The Best All Around program is sponsored by the Virginia Beach Youth Opportunities Team and Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation. Help us recognize youth and adults who are making a difference in our community!