Register today for Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s Spring Break Camps!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Don’t let your child get stuck channel surfing on the couch during Spring Break! Register your youngster for our fun-filled Spring Break Camps! There are a variety of different types of camps -- each affordably priced - -- with locations throughout the city.


Recreation Center Spring Break Camps are available for kindergartners through fifth graders, 7 am to 6 pm, April 1-5, 2013. Held at Bayside, Great Neck, Kempsville, and Princess Anne Recreation Center, these camps are boredom busters. Your child will stay active and relieve school-related stress by participating in dynamic sports, lively games, indoor swimming, arts & crafts, and even exciting tournaments.  Each camp is only $130. See a video from last year’s camp online!


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Third Grade Safety Camp teaches third grade youth to identify dangerous situations and to recognize proper safety precautions so they'll know what to do when faced with potential danger. This camp is conducted 9 am to 4 pm, April 1-5, 2013 at Great Neck Recreation Center and Park. It costs $89; registration is required by March 27, 2013. Campers receive a t-shirt, bike helmet and bag of goodies. Snacks and transportation to and from other Virginia Beach Recreation Centers are provided by Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Not sure what Safety Camp is all about? Watch this video!


Kids ages 6 and up will learn the basic of park skateboarding, safety, park etiquette, bowl and ramp riding techniques during the Skateboard Sessions, 9 am to 11 am, April 2-4, 2013 at Mount Trashmore Park. This clinic costs $64; a skateboard and helmet required (knee and elbow pads are recommended). Clips from last year’s Skateboard Sessions are also online.


​It's going to be an exciting week of tennis for the youth age 5 to 18 in the Tennis Camp, 9 am to 12 noon, April 1-5, 2013 at Owl Creek Tennis Center. Campers will learn all basic strokes, the general rules of the game, and proper tennis etiquette for only $140. Watch examples of the drills introduced at last year’s Tennis Camp online. 


Registration for each of these spring break camps continues as space allows. To register, simply visit any Virginia Beach Recreation Center. Only the Recreation Center Spring Break Camps require a Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership. Campers in the Third Grade Safety Camp, Skateboard Sessions, and Tennis Camp do not need a Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership. For more information about any Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camp, please call (757) 385-0400. 


Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that creates a sense of community.  We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 711 Virginia Relay), visit or sign up for our email newsletters at