Department Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

"Our goal is to enhance the physical and mental well being of all citizens of Caroline County."

Donnell Howard
Director of Recreation

17202 Richmond Turnpike
Milford, VA 22514
(physical address)
PO Box 447
Bowling Green, VA 22427
(mailing address)
(804) 633-7277
(804) 633-4136 fax

Donnell Howard

Sports Programmer Stephanie Mosby E-Mail!
Recreation Activities Coordinator Sonya Lewis E-Mail!

Click here for directions to the Parks and Recreation Office


Congratulations to our youth soccer winners!!

2015 Spring Season:
9-11 Division Champs ---Mustangs (6-0 record)– coached by Steve Whitehurst
12-15 Division Champs --- Lions (5-1 record) – coached by Chuck Bevan

Hats off and a big thank you to all of our soccer coaches. We appreciate your many hours of commitment and hard work.

4 & 5 Division Head Coaches:
John MacLeod
Anthony Lombardi
Troy Keller
Chris Pickett
Jason Smith
Asst coaches:
Lynn Stevens

6-8 Division Head Coaches:
Shannon Schiebel
Stacey Howard
Maurice Kiely
Rob Harrison
Roger Kennedy
Tony Keller
Asst coaches:
Asa Bise
Haley Kennedy

9-11 Division Head Coaches:
Neele Ryan
Edwin Ngwa
Steve Whitehurst
Elizabeth Mitchell
Chris Schwartz

12-15 Division Head Coaches:
Jay Garnett
Sean Heagney
Chuck Bevan
Asst coaches:
Darryl McCeney


Caroline County Parks & Rec Track Results - May 18, 2015

Adult Co-Rec Softball Game Schedule

2015 Spring Soccer Schedule

2015 Spring Soccer Results


All of our programs have set deadlines to allow us ample time to plan. Please help us by registering by the deadline.

Late registrations are accepted only when there are openings.
We reserve the right to cancel a program if numbers are not sufficient.
We reserve the right to establish minimum and maximum enrollments for programs.
Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Click here for our Refund Policy


Registration for each program is one month in advance of the listed month on a first come first serve basis. Call for additional programming information. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN REGISTRATION FORMS TO YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL. THE SCHOOLS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING THE FORMS TO US. Please fill out and return your form by mail to Caroline County Parks & Recreation at PO Box 447, Bowling Green, VA 22427 or in person to 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford (In the Community Services Center Building). Registration and Waiver Forms can be found at the bottom of this page.


In order for us to be successful in making this a healthier and more delightful Community, we believe it is essential that we take a collaborative approach.

This approach consist of you assisting the department in promoting and encouraging others to take advantage of the services that are provided on this calendar.

Our department, especially in the youth activities relies heavy on volunteers. This is for the purpose of:

making a friendlier environment;

assisting in the growth and development of the children of this community;

displaying benevolence.

We welcome all volunteer help in assisting with our growing programs. If you have special skills in fitness, coaching, officiating, health & wellness, dance, etc. that you would like to share, please call the Department of Parks & Recreation at (804) 633-7277.


These services were organized with careful consideration given towards the admission fees. It is our desire that each individual will have many opportunities to participate in programs organized by the Department of Parks and Recreation.


Our department shares facilities with the public schools and must cancel programs when facilities are not available. Locations, dates and times of programs may sometimes change to avoid conflicts with scheduled school events. For cancellations, listen to VA 101.5 FM or WFLS 93.3 FM call 804-633-7277, check here on the website, or like us on Facebook.


Please feel free to call or email us with any new ideas and suggestions which could add to our programs. Our programs are for the citizens of this county, and we would like to hear from you.


Parks to Rent: Call the office to reserve or for more information.

Pavilion Fees: $20 per five hour block.

Caroline Rec. Park - Located Behind the Caroline High School
(19127 County Park Dr., Milford, VA 22514)

Robert Farmer Park - Located behind the Bowling Green Elementary School
(16221 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA 22427)

Lowe-Massey Park - Located behind the Dawn Progressive Center
(16403 Dawn Blvd Hanover, VA 23069)

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Click here for the full Summer 2015 Activities Schedule

Teens F.I.E.R.C.E. About Skills Camp




Theme: "Sunshine KidZ"

Description: Enjoy arts and crafts, fun sport competitions, organized games, thematic special events, and weekly field trips at this enrichment camp.

Dates: May 26 - July 10, 2015 (Monday through Friday except Holidays)

For Ages: 5 - 12. 5 year olds must have completed kindergarten.

Enrollment Deadline: May 8, 2015 or until filled.

Time:9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Before Care: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. for a one time additional fee of $50.00

Cost: $250.00 per child No sibling discount *additional fees for field trips

Pre-Payment Plan Option: $50 per month (January, February, March, April, & May)
parents must provide transportation, lunch, and a water bottle for their child each day.
***Birth Certificate and Immunizations records are required upon registration.***

Camp Locations: Bowling Green Annex Building and C.T. Smith Building, Ladysmith

Teens F.I.E.R.C.E. About Skills Camp


Description: This program stimulates Fun, Initiative, Energy, Readiness, Commitment, & Eagerness for skills. If you desire to develop these life skills get F.I.E.R.C.E. about Registering now. This program will offer a wide variety of activities for teens in a safe, friendly and supervised environment. Activities will include sports, games, music, trips and just hanging out with your friends. Participants will develop and refine skills in areas such as leadership, table and dress etiquette, teamwork and socialization, etc. At the conclusion of the development program participants will be taken on a field trip to Kings Dominion. Snack will be provided each day.

Datess: June 8, 10, 15, 17, 2105 (Mondays and Wednesdays)

Ages: 12 - 15

Cost: $20.00

Time: 9:30 a.m. -Noon

Location: Caroline Community Services Center

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D.I.V.A.S. with Promise (Devoted Individuals Valuing Another & Self)

Description: This is a mentoring program that is designed to empower young girls with the skills essential for success. Focuses are on exploration of talents and abilities, exposure to diverse opportunities, and motivation to achieve excellence in daily and long term endeavors.

For: Girls in grades 6 - 12th

Meetings Days & Time: 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month after school
Contact Department for Information

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Cost:$20 fee for dues

Location: Caroline County Middle School

How to Apply? Complete and submit application and essay into school office or into the Parks & Recreation office. Pick up application from school office.

B.A.L.M. (Becoming a Leading Man): (Boys Mentoring Program)

For grades 3rd - 5th

Description: Our young males are faced with challenges of all kinds on a daily basis, but through mentoring we hope they will make   productive choices, build healthy relationships, give back to their  community, resolve conflict and become leading males.  

Summer Fun Schedule (Max # 10)

Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 30

*A small fee will be required for the at least 4 field trips that will be provided for the boys. Information will be provided after the participant registers.

Sign your child up today to get them started by calling Parks & Recreation. 

Sign your child up today to get him started. There will be homework help, fieldtrips and much more. (A fee will be charged for fieldtrips.) Contact us at (804) 633-7277 to register or if you woould to become a mentor.

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Piano Lessons


Piano Lessons


Description: No previous musical experience required. Learn to play the piano, accomplish your musical goals and explore your musical talents!  Participants will learn notes, keys, music theory, rhythms, spaces, pattern, etc.

Ages: 3rd grader-Adult

Cost: $65.00 per person for group lessons or $80 for private lessons

Time: 6:00-7:00 pm for group lessons, 4:30 - 6:30 pm for private lessons (contact department for 30 minute time slots availability for private lessons)

Location: C.T. Smith (Ladysmith)

Begins: Monday, April 13 for Group and Thursday, April 16 for Private (6 weeks)

Karate (Isshinryu)

Karate Girl

Learn the fundamental techniques and the history of isshinryu karate, self-defense, discipline, as well as, stretching exercises. Upon successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate basic hand and kicking techniques.

Ages: 5-Adult

Fee: $35.00 p/p - $45 after deadline (one week prior to starting date)

Begins: May 19, 2015 (eight weeks)

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Location: Former Caroline Diversified Learning Center (gymnasium, entrance located in the back of the school)

Beginner Class: 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Interm. & Adv: 7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Next Sessions (at Former Caroline Diversified Learning Center Gym):
Beginning: May 19, 2015; August 4, 2015; October 20, 2015

***New Location: Caroline County Community Services Center***
Ages: 5-Adults
Begins: May 20, 2015
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm

Next Sessions (at Caroline County Community Services Center):
Beginning: May 20, 2015; August 5, 2015; October 21, 2015

Cost: $35.00

Attire: T-shirt and loose fitting clothing is suitable for the program (uniform can be purchased from instructor).

Crochet & Knitting Class


Description: Participant will have the opportunity to learn surprising things about hooks, yarn, read basic patterns and diagrams, make samples of stitch patterns and learn to write simple instructions for personal designs.

Date:  April 28, 2015      

Days: Tuesdays  6 week session

Cost: $12.00 per person (price includes some material for class projects)       

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 12 noon     

Location: R.A.A.A. Senior Center at the Caroline Community Center                           

Supplies Needed:
Crochet - Size H or J crochet hook; Skein of smooth worsted weight yarn; pair of scissors; yarn needle

Knitting - Pair of short needles preferably wood or bamboo (sizes 6, 7, or 8); Skein of smooth worsted weight yarn; pair of scissors; yarn needle

Hunter Safety

Hunter Safety

Description:The 6-8 hour Basic Hunter Education Course covers material on hunting safety, principles of conservation, and sportsmanship. This course is usually 6-8 hours in length but students are required to complete the self-study prior to class. Although students do NOT have to prove completion of self-study, the final exam will include material covered in the self-study portion. More information on the 6-8 hour course can be found here.

Begins: August 24 & 25; October 26 & 27, 2015 (Mon. & Tue.)

Location: Caroline County Community Services Center (Emergency Operations Center)

Time for all Classes: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Must attend both class sessions in order to receive certificate.

Fee: FREE and open to the public  

***Max number of space available is 40.***

There is usually no charge for these classes, which are required for 12- to 15-year-old license buyers, as well as for anyone purchasing a hunting license for the first time.


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Rock Star/Diva Dance Camp Workshop

rock star diva

Description: Calling all Rock Stars! Experience the world of dance in our rock and roll mini summer dance camp. Each day will be filled with creative movement/hip hop dance, story time, crafts and activities for girls and boys ages 5 - 13. On the last day of class students will perform for family and friends. Please provide a snack each day for your child!

Begins: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: July 28 - 30, 2015

Time:Noon. - 1 p.m.

Ages:5 - 13

Fee: $35 per person

Location: C. T. Smith Building Ladysmith

Caroline County Explosion Cheer and Dance Camp Rock Stars

cheer dance

Description: Calling all Cheerleaders, Dancers, or anyone wanting to have a blast while learning something new! During this camp students will experience chants, cheers, dance techniques, gymnastics, and basic stunts to improve their cheerleading and dance skills. This class is designed to increase self-confidence and friendships while keeping your child actively engaged over the summer. All family and friends will be invited to watch their child perform on the last day of our workshop.

Camp Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - July 28 - 30, 2015

Time:1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Fee: $35 per person

Ages: 5 - 13

Location: C.T. Smith Building, Ladysmith

All-Sport Cheerleading


Description: Participants will be instructed the basic cheerleading skills and be introduced to the learning of various cheers, chants routines, and jumps. Participants will be taught how to perform with the use of pom-poms in preparation for cheering at selected parks and recreation youth sporting activities.

Begins: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Time: TBA at Orientation

Fee: $50 per person - cheering uniform is included

Deadline: July 26, 2015 or until filled

Ages: 5-7; 8-12

Location:Caroline County High School Cafeteria

Creative Movement/Hip Hop Dance Class

hip hop dance

Description: Calling all Divas! Experience the world of dance in our mini hip hop summer dance camp. Each day will be filled with creative movement/hip hop dance, story time, crafts and activities for girls and boys. On the last day of class students will perform for family and friends.

Camp Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - July 28 - 30, 2015

Time: 10 - 11 a.m.

Fee: $35 per person

Ages: 3 - 8

Location: C.T. Smith Building (Ladysmith)

Fairytale Mini Dance Camp Workshop

Fairytale Dance

Description: Calling all Princes and Princesses! Experience the magical world of dance in our Fairytale mini summer dance camp. Each day will be filled with fairytale-themed dance classes, story time, crafts and activities for girls and boys. On the last day of class students will perform for family and friends and leave with their own special crown.

Camp Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - July 28 - 30, 2015

Time:11 a.m. - noon

Fee: $35 per person

Ages: 3 - 8

Location: C.T. Smith Building (Ladysmith)

Understanding Social Media

social media

Description: What is social media? How is to be accessed and the pros and cons associated with it? Those are just a few of the questions that will be answered at this particular seminar.

Location #1: Caroline County Community Services Center

Time:6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Monday, May 11, 2015

Location #2: Ladysmith Library

Time:6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Thursday, May 21, 2015


Words on the Street

words on the street

Description: Parents, have you ever wondered what is meant when certain words are being used in the youth environment? This is the opportunity to be educated and knowing how to respond once the language is spoken to you or someone you know.

Location #1: Caroline County Community Services Center

Time:6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Monday, May 18, 2015

Location #2: Ladysmith Library

Time:6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Thursday, June 4, 2015


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The Learn & Play Center

Mommy and Me Dance Camp


Description.: Calling all mommies! Bring your daughter or son to the Mommy and me dance camp. We ill have lots of fun exploring creative dance moves and music. We will also make a craft to end out the week! Come let your baby meet some new friends and you too!

Ages:18 months - 4 years


Begins: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - July 28 - 30

Time: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Location: C. T. Smith Building, Ladysmith

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British Challenger Soccer Camp


Boys and Girls Summer Basketball League

Playing Basketball

Description: Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of the game, skills, rules, and team work during practices and the play of organized officiated games.

Begins: Saturday, June 13, 2015

Ages: 9 - 17

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location:  Community Center Gymnasium

Cost:: $35.00

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Parks and Recreation Track and Field


Description: This local track program promotes physical fitness and encourages boys and girls participation. It offers, based on perfomance, the opportunity for participants to advance all the way to the national track meet that is held in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Begins: Monday, May 18, 2015

Location: Caroline High School Track

Ages: 9-14

Cost: Free

Registration Deadline: May 12, 2015

British Challenger Soccer Camp


Fee:$88 ages 3 & 4, $103 ages 5 & 6, $139 ages 6-14

Begins: June 15 - 19, 2015 (There will be a $10 late fee for campers registering within 10 days of the camp start date)

Time: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. ages 3 & 4, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ages 5 & 6, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. ages 6-14

Location: Caroline Rec Park

Click here for more information.

Fall Soccer League
Description: This league is designed to enhance social development, teach and improve the various skills and knowledge pertaining to the game of soccer in a fun, recreational atmosphere. Games will be scheduled for Saturday mornings. Practice will be held once a week before games begin. Practice day and time will be determined by the coach. Uniforms will be issued out by the department all other equipment will have to be provided by parents.

Begins: Late August, 2015

Deadline: July 14, 2015

Age Divisions: 4-5; 6-8; 9-11;12-15

Fee: $35 per player $10.00 late registration fee

Location: Caroline County Recreational Park

Rappahannock River Enrichment Soccer Clinic
Description: A fantastic first soccer experience for young children! It is a fun introduction to the sport through a series of exciting, stimulating soccer games in a safe, enjoyable environment. Participant will gain knowledge of the game, be taught various skills, and challenged in fun competition. Lunch will be served after the clinic.

Begins: June 23, 2015

Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Deadline: June 15, 2015

Age: 4-11

Fee: $10 per player

Location: Town of Port Royal Greens

"Bulldog" Football Skills Clinic
bulldog football
Description: Thinking about joining the parks and recreation "Bulldogs" football program...this clinic is to provide basic fundamental instruction for all offensive and defensive positions and condition drills relative to the game of football. Our goal is that each participant gains a beter understanding of the football positions through various skills and drills. Participants need to bring a water bottle, cleats or tennis shoes, and a bag to keep personal belongings in each day. Quarterbacks are encouraged to bring their own league regulation ball if they have one with their name on it.

Begins: April 28, 30; May 5, 7, 2015

Deadline: April 17, 2015

Ages: 8-13

Fee: $10 per player

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Time: 6:15 pm. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Caroline Recreational Park

Co-ed Volleyball League


Description:"Spike" out your frustration from a busy day of work by participating in this adult volleyball league. Come Out and represent your team while promoting excellence and pride.

Ages: 16 & up

Fee: $150.00/team

Begins: March 30, 2015

Days: Monday

Time: Games Begin at 6:00 pm

Location: Caroline Community Services Center Gym

Deadline: March 13, 2015

Co-Ed Softball League

corec softball

Description: Bring your own co-ed softball team and swing away in ths slow pitch league. Limited number of teams will be accepted for this league. Get your team and hurry out to registger for this summer league.

Ages: 16 - Up

Fee: $350.00/team

Begins:  June 8, 2015

Days: Mondays

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Caroline County Recreational Park

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Women's "Hot Shot" Basketball Tournament

Playing Basketball

Description: Just can't move like you used to but enjoy being around the game of basketball? Join us by participating in this hoops shooting tournament and take home the honors of being the best female hoops shooter. Participants will compete agains opponents from various locaitons on the floor and receive points per basket made. The person with the most points at the end of the elpsed time will advance in the tournament. Participants will play at least 3 rounds before eliminated. Participants finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd place will receive an award.

Begins: Saturday, August 8, 2015

Ages: 16 & up

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location:  Community Center Gymnasium

Cost:: $5.00

Co-Ed Full Court Basketball League

Playing Basketball

Description: Ladies having a problem finding enough players to play in a full court league? Worry no more because you can have at least 2 males on the court with you to make up your 5 players. Rules will be modified for making this a fun and fair league to play in.

Begins: Monday, September 14, 2015

Days: Mondays

Ages: 16 & up

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location:  Community Center Gymnasium

Cost:: $150 per team

Deadline: Monday, August 31, 2015

4 on 4 Women's Volleyball Tournament


Description: This 4 on 4 women's recreational tournament is a great way to begin your spring exercising. Registration is limited so get your team now! League's fee includes a double elimination tournament. Fees are required at time of registration.

Ages: 16-Up

Fee: $40.00 per team

Begins: March 23, 2015

Days: Monday

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Caroline county Community Services Center Gym

Deadline: March 6, 2015

Girls' Volleyball League


Description: This recreational volleyball league is a combination of teams that are hand-selected through a “draft” system. Teams will play at least 5 matches and participate in a single elimination, end of season tournament. This is a perfect league to develop skills and relationships with other players.

Ages: 9 - 11, 12-15

Begins: Week of June 29

Time: TBD

Fee: $35 per person

Location: Caroline Community Services Center Gymnasium

Deadline: Monday, June 5, 2015

Summer Tennis Clinics

Description: Participants will learn the fundamentals of each stroke of the game (forehand, backhand, volley, overhead, and serve) and learn how to keep score.

Location: Caroline High School

Session 1 - June 15 - 18, 2015 - Registration Deadline: June 8:
Ages 4-5; Time 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. - $20.00
Ages 6-9; Time 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - $40.00
Ages 10-14; Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - $40.00
Ages 15 - Adult; Time 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - $40.00

Session 2 - July 13 - 16, 2015 - Registration Deadline: July 6:
Ages 4-5; Time 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. - $20.00
Ages 6-9; Time 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - $40.00
Ages 10-14; Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - $40.00
Ages 15 - Adult; Time 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - $40.00

All - Sports Camp

 all sports camp

Description: The camp is designed to give boys and girls the opportunity to develop self esteem, hand-eye coordination, concentration, and confidence, in the following sports: basketball, kickball, and t-ball; all in one week.

Begins: August 4 - 6, 2015

Location: Communtiy Services Center

Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Ages: 3 - 5

Cost: $30 per child

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 17, 2015

Parent & Me T-Tot Ball

Description: Introductory t-ball clinic for toddlers that requires parental support in the development and teaching of the game. This program is a great opportunity for toddlers to gain the understanding and fundamentals of t-ball. Participants will be taught the basics of hitting, throwing, catching, and fielding through fun filled drills. You and your child will participate in fun, age appropriate motor and socialization skills

Ages:3 - 4(boys & girls)

Begins: June 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 (5 sessions, Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Cost: $35 per child

Registration Deadline: May 22, 2015

Time: 6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Caroline Rec Park

Attire: Glove, running shoes

Youth Basketball Instructional Clinics

Playing Basketball

Description: Camps are designed to teach rules and basic fundamentals through team and individual drills as well as scrimmages. All levels stress teamwork, sportsmanship and fun. The camp will focus on shooting, dribbling and basic defenses, offenses, and comprehension of the game.


Date: July 7 - 9, 2015 (Tue-Thur)

Ages:  5 - 7

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: Caroline County Community Services Center Gymnasium

Cost: $25.00 per person

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Date: July 7 - 9, 2015 (Tue-Thur)

Ages:  8 - 11

Time: 7:10 - 8:10 p.m.

Location: Caroline County Community Services Center Gymnasium

Cost: $25.00 per person

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pee Wee Flag Football Clinic

Flag Football

Description: Learn the basic skills of flag football through fun drills and games. This clinic is ideal for children wanting to play football at the introductory level. It also gives your child an advatnage going into the league that is offered through the department.

Date: July 14 - 17, 2015 (Tues-Thurs)

Ages:  4 - 6

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: Caroline County Rec Park

Cost: $25.00 per person

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 3, 2015

Youth Football League

youth football

Description: Youth development and instructional league. Games are played on Saturdays and traveling will be required for competition except for flag league. ****Weight Limit Requirements Per Division, Except Flag****Birth certificate is required for proof of partipant's age.

Age Divisions:
5 -6 (flag) No weight limit
6 - 8 (Pee Wee Tackle) 75 lbs for 8 year olds; 85 lbs for 6 & 7 year olds
8 - 10 (JV Tackle) 135 lbs max
11 - 13 (Varsity Tackle) 155 lbs Max

Date:  Begins early August

Location: Caroline County Rec Park

Cost: $75.00 per person

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 3, 2015 or until rosters are filled

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Spring Breakout in "The Pines"

Description: This event is a collaborative effort with the Caroline Pines Association to have a day of fun recreation and leisurely activities within the community. Activities will consist of "THE PINES" 2 mile run/walk, 3 on 3 basketball competition, bike inspection, music and more. Join us and support your community.

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015

Location: Caroline Pines Subdivision

Time:9:30 a.m. - Noon

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Kid's Enrichment Day

Description: Kid's Enrichment Day meets the needs of the working parent and the fun seeking child! Chldren enjoy a variety of enrichment activities. Kids will enjoy games, group discussion, entertainment food, etc.

Ages: 5 - 12

Cost: Free

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Location: Caroline High School Gymnasium

Time:8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Program is limited to the first 50 paticipants.

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Botanical Garden

botanical garden

Description: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a place where plants - and people - grow. It has a garden shop with a variety of distinctive merchandise that includes: gardening accents and tools, containers and statuary, home decore, jewelry and fashion, soaps and lotions, educational games and toys for children, gardening and nature books, and much, much more. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a place to learn about plants and to marvel at nature. Limted seating so register now!

When: Friday, June 5, 2015

Deadline: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cost: $10.00 Transportation Only

Departure Time: 9:00 a.m. Caroline Community Services Center

Return Time: 1:30 p.m. Caroline Community Services Center

Lunch Cafe is on the site during this self guided tour. Limited number of seats available.

Potomac Mills Mall

Description: Find all the good deals at the largest Virginia indoor outlet mall that features over 200 stores including Bloomingdale's-The Outlet Store, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Nordstrom Rack, Nike Factory Store and more.

When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cost: $15.00 Transportation Only

Departure Time: 8:30 a.m. Caroline Community Services Center, Milford

Return Time: 3:20 p.m. Caroline Community Services Center

Departure Time: 8:50 a.m. C.T. Smith, Ladysmith

Return Time: 3:00 p.m. C.T. Smith

Richmond Raiders VS Nashville Venom (Indoor Football)

Description: Looking for some football? Let's go indoors and become a part of success by yelling and screaming for the Richmond Raiders. The Raiders have the PIFL's best home record dating back to 2012, and have the most first team All-PIFL players and Players of the Week in the league. Each home game will again feature a theme with contests, fun exhibits, giveaways, prizes, the unparalleled Lady Raiders dance team and other great entertainment throughout the night.

When: Saurday, June 6, 2015 - Game Time 7:00 p.m.

Ticket Cost and Transportation: $13.00

Departure Time & Location: Caroline High School - 5:45 p.m.

Return Time: Caroline High School - 10:00 p.m.

Game Location:Richmond Coliseum

Kings Dominion Trip Bus Ride

Description: Transportation will be provided for all that would like to ride to the park and enjoy a day of fun. Tickets can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation office at a reasonable cost. All riders mus complete a registration form and all under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and adult.

When: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cost: $5.00 Transportation Only

Ticket Cost: $35.00

Departure Time: 9:00 a.m. Caroline Community Services Center, Milford

Return Time: 5:00 p.m. Caroline Community Services Center

Departure Time: 9:20 a.m. C.T. Smith, Ladysmith

Return Time: 4:30 p.m. C.T. Smith

*Must have sufficient passengers for the trip to go.

Kings Dominion Ticket Sales

Description: Looking to take a group to the best amusement park in Virginia while at the same time saving a few dollars? Tickets are made available for the following dates:

Spring Savings Day: April 25, 26; May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25

Parks and Recreation Day: June 26 - August 2

Ticket Cost: $35.00

Maryland Live! Bus Ride to Casino From Virginia

Description: Do you enjoy playing slot machines or perhaps wanting to go shopping? This is the trip for you! Travel with us to Hanover, Maryland. Casino is right next door to the best shopping malls on the east coast (Arundel Mills Mall). Grab a friend and enjoy an awesome day.

Date: Friday, August 7, 2015

Cost: $60.00 Transportation Only

Deadline: Monday, July 13, 2015

Departure Time from Caroline: 9:00 a.m. Caroline Community Services Center, Milford

Drop off Maryland Live! Casino: 11:30 a.m.

Departure from Maryland Live! Casino: 7:30 p.m.

Return Time to Caroline: 10:00 p.m. Caroline Community Services Center

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Description:  This club is designed to offer fun and creative activities for the development of the body, mind and soul for senior citizens who are looking for something to do at least twice a month. Bring your friend and win prizes while playing bingo and participating in other social activities.

Cost Club Fee: $10.00 monthly

Begin Date: April 29, every other Wednesday

Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Location: C.T. Smith Building, Ladysmith

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The Fitness Center

fitness room

Description:  Come and relieve yourself from the hustle and bustle of life and take on the mind set that your health is precedent over all things. This is an opportunity for you to finally get back your peace by exercising and feeling good about yourself.  Bring your sports drink and join us.

Begins: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:  Caroline  County Community Services  Center

Fee: FREE and open to the public

Ages: 18 & up  * Must come into the Parks & Rec. office to complete waiver
before using.



Description: Seniors and mature adults, your latter years can be better than your former by participating in this exercise class for social interacting, and for preventing and/or alleviating unwanted pains in the joints. Come join this low impact chair exercise program that will improve your mental as well as physical health. There are also opportunities to receive door prizes.

Date: Ongoing on Thursdays

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Cost: $1.00 per class

Location:Town of Port Royal Fire Hall

Healthy Steps - N- Walking

power walk

Description: Participants will be permitted to walk to enhance their social, emotional and physical well being. Every step counts toward improving your well being.

Ages: All Ages

Date: Monday - Friday (Except holidays and facility closings)

Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Caroline Community Center Gymnasium

Cost: Free but must pre-register

"Get Up & Move Something!" Walking Program

power walk

Description: Instead of sitting an hour while you wait for your child to practice their sport or activity, utilize that time to Get Up and Move Something! Register wit the Parks and Rec Department to participate in this effort to encourage fitness, eliminate inactivity, and maintaining healthy bodies. More information will be provided at the orientation of your child's program.

Begins: Start up of child's activity

Caroline Rec Park -
During Soccer, Football, or Cheerleading Practices, utilize the fields by walking the outside perimeter of where the kids practice, walk the walking trail or walk a mile or two around the high school track (4 times around=1 mile).

Former Diversified Learning Center (Ladysmith) -
During Karate and Tap & Ballet, utilize that time and walk the track (5 times around).

Cost: Free



Description: Zumba is a high energy cardio workout that incorporates Latin and International dance styles that will have you moving and grooving the entire hour. The choreography is simple and easy to follow; there are only 4 steps that will repeat. Participants typically burn between 400-800 calories in a one hour Zumba fitness class. The workout targets the glutes, legs, arms, abdominals, and most importantly, the heart.

Ages: 14 and above

Zumba Schedule:

Mondays and Wednesdays at Caroline Community Center
(17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, 22514)
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. In Gymnasium
Fee: $4.00 per person per class
Tuesdays and Thursdays at C.T. Smith Building
(7278 Ladysmith Road, Ruther Glen, 22546)
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. In Cafeteria
Fee: $5.00 per person per class

Materials Needed: 
Comfortable clothes, supportive shoes, plenty of water, a towel, 
A great attitude and a friend!


The forms listed below are in .pdf format. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you can download your free copy here.

Registration and Waiver Form - To participate in Activities sponsored by The Parks and Recreation Department,
please download and sign the Registration and Waiver form.