School Year Programs

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. We understand the importance of recreation for children to be their best self, socially, emotionally, and physically.

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Online registration for 2019/2020 School Year Programs will begin at 9am on June 8, 2019 and end on August 4, 2019. Registration will continue in person at any VB Recreation Center.

 Early Childhood

Our licensed Preschool, PreK and Kinderbuddies programs encourage creativity and independence while developing literacy, language development, problem-solving, reasoning and gross and fine motor skills in a safe environment. These programs are licensed and regulated by the Virginia Department of Social Services Licensing Division. Snacks are provided, however, children will need to bring their lunch daily. Participants receive a Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership valid from September 1st -August 31st of that school year! A Parks & Recreation Fee Waiver is applicable for these programs

Exclusive Pilot Program
 - New this fall, the Early Childhood School Year program at Princess Anne Recreation Center will include swim lessons with the cost of tuition! From Sept. to Feb., PreK participants will swim twice a week with 30 minutes of instruction and 30 min of play. Preschool participants will take a water acclimation class once a week. 

Preschool

2.5 - 3.5 years of age 
Recreation Center Locations: Bow Creek, Kempsville, Princess Anne, Williams Farm

AM | 6:30 - 11:30 am • $308 per month
PM | 11:30 am - 6 pm •  $410 per month  
All Day | 6:30 am - 6 pm •  $682 per month



PreK 

4 - 5 years of age (rising Kindergartener)
Recreation Center Locations: Bow Creek, Kempsville, Princess Anne, Williams Farm

AM | 6:30 - 11:30 am • $308 per month
PM | 11:30 am - 6 pm •  $410 per month  
All Day | 6:30 am - 6 pm •  $682 per month



PreK Buddies 

4 - 5 years of age enrolled in all day Pre-Kindergarten at the school locations below 
Bow Creek Recreation Center will transport to/from: Malibu, Rosemont and Windsor Woods Elementary Schools
Kempsville Recreation Center will transport to/from: Kempsville, Kempsville Meadows, Providence and White Oaks Elementary Schools
Williams Farm Recreation Center will transport to/from: Bayside, Diamond Springs, Luxford and Pembroke Meadows Elementary Schools

AM | 6:30am - 8:30am • $174 per month
PM | 2:30pm - 6pm •  $350 per month  
COMBO | 6:30am - 8:30am & 2:30pm - 6 pm •  $514 per month



Kinderbuddies 

5 - 6 years of age (enrolled in Kindergarten at the school locations below)
Williams Farm Recreation Center will transport to/from: Hermitage and Thoroughgood Elementary Schools

AM | 6:30 - 11:30 am • $308 per month
PM | 11:30 am - 6 pm •  $410 per month  



KinderQuest 

5 - 6 years of age (enrolled in AM Kindergarten at Thoroughgood Elementary)
This program operates exempt from licensure under state code § 63.2-1715, and runs concurrent with the school operating calendar. Participants receive a Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership valid from September 1st - August 31st of that school year! A Parks & Recreation Fee Waiver is applicable for this program

PM | 11:30 am - 6 pm •  $351 per month  


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 Before School

High-Quality, affordable and easy-access programs offered at various Virginia Beach City Public Elementary and Middle Schools. Programs operate exempt from licensure under state code § 63.2-1715, and run concurrent with the school operating calendar. Participants receive a Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership valid from September 1st - August 31st of that school year! A Parks & Recreation Fee Waiver is applicable for these programs

KidzQuest AM or ALL Day Kindergarten - 5th grader at the Elementary schools below

Locations: Brookwood, Centerville, Christopher Farms, Cooke, Creeds, Glenwood, Green Run, Hermitage, Indian Lakes, Kempsville, Kempsville Meadows, King's Grant, Kingston, Landstown, Linkhorn Park, New Castle, Newtown, North Landing, Pembroke Meadows, Point O'View, Princess Anne, Rosemont Forest, Salem, Strawbridge, Tallwood, Thoroughgood, Three Oaks, White Oaks and Woodstock​

​Hours:
 6:30 am until school begins
Cost: $132


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Middle School Mania 6th - 8th grader at the Middle schools below
Locations: Brandon Middle and Larkspur Middle Schools
Hours: 6:30 am until school begins
Cost: $132


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 After School

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. 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. These programs operate exempt from licensure under state code § 63.2-1715, and run concurrent with the school operating calendar. Participants receive a Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership valid from September 1st - August 31st of that school year!​

KidzQuest PM or ALL DAY Kindergarten - 5th grader at the Elementary Schools below. A Parks & Recreation Fee Waiver is applicable for this program.

Locations: Alanton, Arrowhead, Bayside, Centerville, Christopher Farms, Cooke, Corporate Landing, Creeds, Fairfield, Glenwood, Hermitage, Indian Lakes, John B. Dey, Kempsville, Kempsville Meadows, King's Grant, Kingston, Landstown, Linkhorn Park, Luxford, Malibu,  New Castle, North Landing, Ocean Lakes, ODS, Pembroke, Pembroke Meadows, Point O'View, Princess Anne, Providence, Redmill, Rosemont Forest, Salem, Shelton Park, Strawbridge, Tallwood, Thalia, Thoroughgood, Three Oaks, Trantwood, White Oaks, Windsor Oaks, Windsor Woods,  Woodstock (Schools subject to change)

Hours: school dismissal - 6pm​
​Cost: $204


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RISE ALL DAY Kindergarten - 5th grader at the Elementary Schools below. A Parks & Recreation Fee Waiver or Current Free and Reduced Lunch Letter is applicable for this program.

Locations: Birdneck, Bettie F. Williams, Brookwood, College Park, Diamond Springs, Green Run, Holland, Lynnhaven, Newtown, Parkway, Rosemont, Seatack (Schools subject to change)

Hours: school dismissal - 6 pm​
Monthly ​Cost: $204


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Rec Center After School PM or ALL DAY Kindergarten - 5th graders 

Transportation is provided to the recreation centers from the corresponding Elementary Schools:

Bayside Recreation Center: Bayside, Hermitage, Old Donation, Pembroke Meadows, Shelton Park, Thoroughgood
Bow Creek Recreation Center: Brookwood, Kings Grant, Malibu, Rosemont, Thalia, Windsor Oaks, Windsor Woods
Great Neck Recreation Center: Alanton, John B. Dey, Linkhorn Park, Trantwood
Kempsville Recreation Center: Fairfield, Indian Lakes, Kempsville, Kempsville Meadows, Providence
Princess Anne Recreation Center: Christopher Farms, North Landing, Ocean Lakes, Princess Anne, Red Mill, Strawbridge, Three Oaks

Hours: school dismissal - 6pm​
Monthly ​Cost: $310


 School Break Camps

Our school break camps are for Kindergarten – 5th graders when school is closed for teacher in services, winter and spring break. Your child will participate in age appropriate recreational activities with the added bonus of access to the recreation center game rooms, gymnasiums and indoor swimming pools. Participants will need a morning and afternoon snack and lunch each day they will attend. Sneakers and a recreation center membership or day pass is required to attend. These programs operate exempt from licensure under state code §63.2-1715.

All Day Break Camp 

Kindergarten - 5th graders
Rec Center Locations: Bayside, Bow Creek, Great Neck, Kempsville and Princess Anne
Dates: 10/14, 11/5, 12/23, 12/26, 12/27, 12/30, 1/27, 2/17, 3/3
Hours: 6:30 am - 6 pm 
Cost: $30 for current school year participants; $37 for NON-participants

Spring Break Juniors Kindergarten - 3rd graders
Spring Break Seniors 4th - 5th graders

Recreation Center Locations: Bayside, Bow Creek, Great Neck, Kempsville and Princess Anne Recreation Centers
Dates: April 13 - 17
Hours: 6:30 am - 6 pm 
Cost: $148 

 Payment, Refund & Cancellation Policy

Payment, Refund & Cancellation Policy

Most of our programs and camps require a non-refundable, non-transferrable registration fee and/or deposit at registration. The remaining balances are due according to the dates indicated on the program specific payment schedules below. All Day Break, Spring Break and Sport and Specialty Camps are due in full at the time of registration. Please note any past due balances must be paid in full before you can register.

If the remaining balance is not received by the due dates indicated on the payment schedules above, your child will be withdrawn from that session and/or week. Please refer to the payment policy indicated on the appropriate payment schedule. Refund and Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing by a parent/legal guardian at least 7 days prior to the start date to be eligible for a refund. Registration fees and deposits are non-refundable, non-transferrable. Requests submitted less than 7 days but prior to the start date are eligible for 50% of a refund. Approved refunds will be processed back to the payer and the payment method used to pay.

  • Cash refunds are subject to availability of funds at any recreation center
  • Check refunds can take up to 30 days to be received
  • Credit Card refunds should post within 2-3 days of being processed ​​​

Contact Information 

OST Registration Management 
6:30am – 6:30pm, Monday – Friday (phone payments accepted from 6:30am – 5:30pm)
(757) 385-0402 (757) 471.2330 (Fax) 
OSTRegistration@vbgov.com​​​​​​​​

 Reviews

Preschool Buddies at Kempsville Recreation Center

"The level of education that my son received while under your care was remarkable. It takes a special person to be a teacher with the patience and skills needed to handle toddlers and young children, while also effectively delivering knowledge. The benefits my son is reaping from his previous education with your program are very noticeable. He is in kindergarten at the age of 5 and is now being taught things that he learned in your program at the age of 3."
- Gloria F.

Preschool Buddies at Princess Anne Recreation Center

"Trust is extremely important to our family. As a whole, the staff at Princess Anne have taken such good care of our daughter. We had an opportunity to go to preschool for free, but because of the wonderful experience we have enjoyed, we ha ve chosen to keep our daughter here. The staff always have a smile, are very affectionate, and show true care and dedication."
- Catrina W.

Kinderbuddies at Glenwood Elementary

"We wanted to take a moment to make you aware of how appreciative we are for the Kinderbuddies program. We are a two parent/two child household. We don't have to tell you how expensive childcare is in this area, but paying for childcare for our 6 year old and an infant is no small bill. We have generally felt ripped off by the whole 'daycare' system.  However, with Kinderbuddies this is the first time we can honestly say we got our money's worth. The peace of mind we had due to our son remaining at his elementary school and not being transported to a center in the middle of the day was worth the $100/week. The program was enriching, fun and educational. Our lead teacher Antoinette was phenomenal."
- Devail and Nikki E.

Kinderbuddies at Princess Anne Recreation Center

"My son was enrolled in the morning program. He always looked forward to going and has learned so much.  If he was offered, I'm sure he would have stayed all day.  He loved all of the counselors, and I think you have a great program.  One of the best experiences yet with Parks and Rec. I just wanted to thank you because I never had to deal with dropping off an unhappy kid, worrying what he was doing, or how he was being cared for. Thanks for a great program. "
- Renee S.

Kinderbuddies at Thalia Elementary

"While at school, my child spends much of the day in Kinderbuddies. She loves all her teachers, but when asked to pick her favorite, she chose Ms. Candance. She is patient with my daughter and makes learning fun. I am so glad she has a safe, fun learning environment that I can trust her to be in." 
- Allison G.

KidzQuest Before School Program at White Oaks Elementary

"Mrs. Waters is a bright light of sunshine in the mornings. She greets students and parents with her warm smile and compassionate heart. She always offers to help the students as well as encouraging them to do their best. Many children gravitate toward her. She embodies devotion and enthusiasm. Her acts of selflessness are always appreciated by many parents."
- Stephanie A.

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.

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