Need a Child Care Spending Report?
Did your child participate in any of our Out-of-School Time Programs in 2012? If you need a Child Care Spending Report for tax purposes, please complete this online request form and we'll get one mailed to you. Allow 7-10 business days for processing and delivery of your report.
If you are like many Americans, the new year means resolutions and a chance for a fresh start. This is the year in which we will lose some weight, be more active and eat healthier! But, couldn't the whole family benefit from some of these changes? Consider creating a family resolution.
Less Screen Time | We're all guilty of spending a little too much time being tied to a screen. Whether it's our cell phone, tablet, computer or television, it's easy to get distracted by technology. Make a committment as a family to step away from the screens! Have a family game night or go visit a local park or museum at least once a week.
Family Fitness | Get together and get active! A family workout can be both fun and invigorating. Go for a bike ride, play a game of backyard football, take a walk or hit the recreation center together! Motivate and challenge each other to get moving!
Sit Down Dinner | With packed schedules, it can be tough to sit down together as a family for a meal. Set a goal to have more sit down dinners and get everyone involved in the planning and preparation. You could have each family member create a menu for one meal. Introduce the kids to new fruits and vegetables by having them join you at the grocery store or farmer's market. Pick one night a week for each child to be Sous Chef and help prepare the meal. Most importantly, find the time to eat together as a family.
Teens Can Compete in January Sports Challenges
Looking for a new way to test your athletic skills? Try one of our upcoming athletic activities for teens age 12 to 17.
Football Blast: This competitive event involves various activities that will challenge your skills and abilities in the game of football. Please wear your favorite team's football jersey!
Saturday, January 26 | 1 - 2 pm | Williams Farm Rec Center
Teen Basketball Challenge: Compete in 3-on-3 games
Friday, January 25 | 2 - 4 pm | Great Neck Rec Center
Teen Racquetball Challenge: Compete with other teens in this fast-paced game
Friday, January 25 | 12 - 2 pm | Great Neck Rec Center
There is no cost to participate, although a Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership or day pass is required. Sign up at the recreation center.
Get On Target with Free Archery Demo Day!
Ever wondered if you could shoot a bow and arrow and hit your target? This is your chance to find out! Visit us at Kempsville Recreation Center on Saturday, February 9 between 1 pm and 4 pm for our free Archery Demo Day.
This open house style event provides you and your family with the opportunity to learn how to properly shoot a bow and arrow. We'll teach you the techniques and give you plenty of practice time to hone your skills. All equipment will be provided. Archery Demo Day is open to everyone age 6 and up, but children under 16 must have a parent present.
If you have already had your hands on a bow and are looking for more, consider our Intro 2 Archery or Intermediate Archery classes in March. These 4-week classes are only $59/person (age 10 & up).
|Youth Aquatic Leagues Focus on Skill and Fun|
Give your swimmer the chance to try something new! This spring, we have two different leagues that are perfect for youth who are new to the sports, or for those looking to improve their skills.
Water Polo League
Our water polo league is offered to swimmers age 10-17. The league teaches kids the nuances of the sport in a low-key, competitive environment. No experience is needed! Register now!
Our dive league is offered to kids age 7-15. This league is ideal for those who are new to the sport or divers who are looking to improve their skills. Emphasis is placed on diver development and fun in a low-key competitive environment. Participants will learn the proper approaches and entries off of the diving board. This program is designed for youth with little or no competitive diving experience. Register now!
For more information about these leagues, please contact an aquatic unit supervisor at any Virginia Beach Recreation Center or email firstname.lastname@example.org.