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Therapeutic Recreation Newsletter | May 2013 | VBgov.com/Parks 
New TR Registration Option - Online!


We're excited to announce that online registration for Therapeutic Recreation Programs will be available beginning with the June 4th program registration! Plan to join us for one of our Online Registration Demonstration Nights, so you can see first hand how to use the online system.

 

Online Registration Demonstration Nights

Thursday, May 16th | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 22nd | 6:00 - 8:00 pm 

 

Both demos will take place in the theater at Kempsville Recreation Center.

Registration for Spring and Summer Programs

 

We will be holding registration on Tuesday June, 4th at Kempsville Recreation Center, room 103 (TR Office) starting at 6:00 pm. Online registration will begin at the same time. Programs you can register for at this time are:
 
Around TownSummer Programs
Around Town I - Age 36 & up  
#112611 | Bayside | Fri | 7/5 - 8/2 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | $35
  
Around Town II - Age 22 - 35  
#112612 | Kempsville | Fri | 7/8 - 8/5 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | $35

Fall Programs
Outdoor Challenge Series - Age 12 - 35
#112613 | Kempsville | Sat |  9/14 - 10/5 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm | $85
  
Fall Aquatic Programs   
Learn to Swim - Age 1 - 5 with parent
#112614 | Kempsville | Mon | 9/9 - 10/28 | 4:30 - 5:00 pm | $35
  
Learn to Swim - Age 6-15
#112615 | Kempsville | Mon | 9/9 - 10/28 | 4:30 - 5:20 pm | $46
#112616 | Kempsville | Mon | 9/9 - 10/28 | 5:30 - 6:20 pm | $46
#112617 | Williams Farm | Wed | 9/11 - 10/30 | 4:30 - 5:20 pm | $46
#112618 | Williams Farm | Wed | 9/11 - 10/30 | 5:30 - 6:20 pm | $46
  
SwimmerIntro to Competitive Swimming - Age 12 and up
#112619 | Kempsville | Mon | 9/9-10/28 | 7:30 - 8:20 pm | $46

 

Adult Swim - Age 16 and up
#112620 | Kempsville | Mon | 9/9-10/28 | 6:30 - 7:20 pm | $46
#112621 | Williams Farm | Wed | 9/11-10/30 | 6:30 - 7:20 pm | $46
#112622 | Williams Farm | Wed | 9/11-10/30 | 7:30 - 8:20 pm | $46
  
Special Events
TR Surf Camp - Age 6-35
#112623 | Pendleton Beach | Sat | 7/20 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | $20
#112624 | Pendleton Beach | Sat | 8/3 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | $20

 
Learn more about these programs on our website!

Be on the Lookout: After School Program Registration

 

ChampionsRegistration for the 2013/14 Champions After School Program will be on Tuesday, August 13th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Kempsville Recreation Center. 
 

Champions is an opportunity for middle and high school students with special needs to participate in instructional and recreational activities after school. Each participant will work towards the achievement of individual goals through a variety of activities that include crafts, group games, drama, music, fitness, swimming and community outings. Age 14 - 21 (currently attending middle or high school)

  

Price: $45 registration fee; $295 per session (registration and payments are by session-approximately 4 weeks)

 

The Champions program runs concurrent with the Virginia Beach Public Schools calendar. The first session begins September 3. Each session is approximately 4 weeks. Program operates from 2:00 - 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday at Kempsville Recreation Center.

In the Spotlight: Meet Our New Full-Time CTRS 

 

JesseJesse Kemp is a graduate of Old Dominion University, with a Bachelors of Science in Recreation and Tourism Studies, emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation and a minor in Exercise Science. He is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and has experience in the physical rehabilitation setting, through his internship and employment at Maryview Center for Acute Physical Rehabilitation in Portsmouth. He has also worked in the Aquatic setting as a Lifeguard with the City of Norfolk Recreation, Parks and Open Space's Aquatic Division, and with Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek/Fort Story.


When he is not working, he enjoys working out, swimming, bowling, and spending time with family and friends.

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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