After School Programs

After school programs are offered in every Virginia Beach elementary school, select middle schools and in most of our recreation centers.

​​​​​​​​​​Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation has a 50-year track record for providing safe, structured environments where children are surrounded and supported by adults who care about them. R​ecreation activities for kids are proving essential for reaching important social, emotional and cognitive developmental milestones, and enable children to better manage stress and maintain resiliency. School-age programs operate exempt from licensure, and run concurrent with the school operating calendar.

All participants receive a Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership!

​​Register Now for 2017/18 School Year Programs​!​

 KidzQuest

​(Grades K*-5) - After School

Our KidzQuest program encourages kids to be kids. We highlight the importance of physical activity, as our generation of youth is now more than ever facing health problems, such as childhood obesity. Our program aims to tackle that issue head-on in a child-friendly, entertaining way. On any given day, participants take part in high-energy to moderate playtime activities, as well as quiet time for homework, and other fun activities to stimulate the mind.  We have an array of special events for your child to take part in, including talent shows, Adopt-a-School grounds, meeting guest speakers, and fun, educational field trips! 

​2017/2018 School Year

  • ​After school programs are available at all Virginia Beach elementary schools from dismissal until 6:00 pm
  • Registration Fee (one-time): $65 (non-refundable) is due at time of registration. If your child does not meet the age requirements at the time of registration, please call (757) 385-0402 for assistance or register in person at any Virginia Beach Recreation Center.
  • KidzQuest After School: $194 per month
  • 50% session cost reduction available for those who qualify.
*Open to children in afternoon or all-day kindergarten

 RISE

(Grades K*-5) - After School​

Our RISE program is designed to provide four key elements to elementary students: Recreation, Imagination, Socialization and Education. A block of time is set aside for homework and assistance in math, reading and science. Our staff members are committed to empowering your child, building self-esteem, developing character and broadening their outlook on life. We have an array of special events for your child to take part in, including meeting guest speakers ​and fun, educational field trips!

2017/2018 School Year

  • Available at the following Title I elementary schools from dismissal until 6:00 pm: Bettie F. Williams, Birdneck, Brookwood, College Park, Diamond Springs, Green Run, Holland, Lynnhaven, Newtown, Parkway, Rosemont and Seatack
  • Registration Fee (one-time): $65 (non-refundable) is due at time of registration. If your child does not meet the age requirements at the time of registration, please call (757) 385-0402 for assistance or register in person at any Virginia Beach Recreation Center.
  • RISE After School: $194 per month;
  • 50% session cost reduction available for those who qualify.
*Open to children in afternoon or all-day kindergarten

 Recreation Centers

(Grades K*-5) - After School


Each of our recreation center programs boast the same high-quality components, such as a safe and comfortable environment for children to come and be a kid, as well as encouraging responsibility. They have the added bonus of access to recreation center amenities like the game rooms, gymnasiums and indoor swimming pools! We provide participants with homework time, field trips, and in some locations even racquetball and a rock climbing wall!
 
We understand the importance of recreation for children to be their best self, socially, emotionally, and physically. Our fun and educational activities stimulate the children, and help them reach cognitive developmental milestones. Our program aims to provide children the skills that allow them to better manage stress and maintain resiliency. ​

2017/2018 School Year​

  • Transportation is provided from select elementary schools to the following recreation centers:
    • Bayside Recreation Center: Bayside, Hermitage, Old Donation Center, Pembroke Meadows, Shelton Park, Thoroughgood
    • Bow Creek Recreation Center: Brookwood, Kings Grant, Malibu, Rosemont, Thalia, Windsor Oaks, Windsor Woods
    • Princess Anne Recreation Center: Christopher Farms, North Landing, Ocean Lakes, Princess Anne, Red Mill, Strawbridge, Three Oaks 
    • Kempsville Recreation Center: Fairfield, Indian Lakes, Kempsville, Kempsville Meadows, Providence
    • Great Neck Recreation Center: Alanton, John B. Dey, Linkhorn Park, Trantwood
  • Program Hours: school dismissal - 6:00 pm 
  • Registration Fee (one-time): $65 (non-refundable) is due at time of registration. If your child does not meet the age requirements at the time of registration, please call (757) 385-0402 for assistance or register in person at any Virginia Beach Recreation Center.
  • After School: $295 per month
*Open to children in afternoon or all-day kindergarten

 Customer Reviews

​Windsor Woods Elementary After School Program

"My daughter loves attending this program so much that I receive scowls and dirty looks from her when I arrive too early to pick her up from the afterschool program. The leaders are fun, loving, kind and caring. They treat children and parents with the utmost respect and kindness. They are angels. I know that when I am at work, my child is looked after and cared for." ​
- Jessica G.

​Fairfield Elementary After School Program

​​​"The Fairfield Elementary School afterschool staff have continuously done a great job supporting and encouraging our students. As a teacher and parent at FES, I have seen how well the staff members interact with the students. My students cannot wait to get to afterschool! They truly make a difference in every child's life."
​- Michelle S.

RISE After School Program at Seatack Elementary

"Ms. LaVonia is one of the best caregivers in this program. The kids respect her and always have a smile on when she is there. This community is a better one because of her. As a parent, it is nice to know your child is in good hands.​"
- Allen B​​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​