Plan Now for Spring Break!
The kids may be on vacation, but chances are you still have to work! 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.
Grades K-5 | Your child will stay active and relieve school-related stress by participating in dynamic sports, lively games, indoor swimming, arts & crafts and exciting tournaments. Camps available at Bayside, Great Neck, Kempsville or Princess Anne Recreation Centers.April 1 - 5 | 7 am - 6 pm | $130 | Register!
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. Students are grouped according to experience and all campers end the week with a pizza party.
April 1-5 | 9 am - noon | Owl Creek Tennis Center | $140 | Register!
Grade 3 | Youth will learn to identify dangerous situations and to recognize proper safety precautions so they'll know what to do when faced with potential danger. Submit completed registration form to any Virginia Beach Recreation Center by March 15.
April 1-5 | 9 am - 4 pm | Great Neck Recreation Center & Great Neck Park | $89
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.April 2 - 4 | 9 - 11 am | Mount Trashmore Park | $64 | Register!
Registration continues as space is available. Register your child online using the links above, or stop by any recreation center. For more information, call (757) 385-0409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play Ball! Get Ready for Girls Softball Registration
Get your daughter involved in team sports! Neighborhood Recreation Associations will hold girls softball registration on Saturdays, February 16 & 23. Registration sites and times are available here. Note the following:
For more details, call City-Wide Athletics at (757) 385-0458, or email email@example.com.
- 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
- Most areas sponsor leagues for children under age 10 as well
- Players must attend school (K-12) to be eligible. High school varsity and junior varsity softball players are not eligible
|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 March 22.
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, 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 Office and Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation. Help us recognize youth and adults who are making a difference in our community!
No School Feb 18; Day Camps Available!
Virginia Beach schools will be closed for a President's Day on February 18. 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. Camps are available at Bayside, Great Neck, Kempsville and Princess Anne. For more information, call (757) 385-0409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.