"Our goal is to enhance the physical and mental well being of all citizens of Caroline County."
17202 Richmond Turnpike
Milford, VA 22514
PO Box 447
Bowling Green, VA 22427
(804) 633-4136 fax
|Sports Programmer||Stephanie Mosby||E-Mail!|
|Recreation Activities Coordinator||Sonya Lewis||E-Mail!|
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE WINNERS:
8-10 BOYS: three way tie with records of 6-1
Post season Tournament Champs:
Post season Tournament Champs:
CAROLINE PARKS AND RECREATION
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;
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.|
POSTPONEMENTS & CANCELLATIONS
|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)
|SUMMER EXPLORATION DAY 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.
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, teamwork and socializaiton skills.
Begins: June 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 2105 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Ages: 12 - 15
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Location: Caroline Community Services Center and C.T. Smith Building, Ladysmith
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
|D.I.V.A.S. with Promise (Devoted Individuals Valuing Another & Self)
Description: Girls' mentoring program that provides leadership, build self-esteem, etiquette, and opportunities for community outreach
For: Girls in grades 6 - 12th
Meetings Days & Time: 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Caroline Community Center
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. Participants will also be taken occasionally on field trips. your child will meet one evening a the Community Services Center once a month during the school year from 6:00-8:00 pm; beginning October 15th.
*A fee will be required for field trips.
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.
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.
Fee: $35.00 p/p - $45 after deadline (one week prior to starting date)
Begins: March 3, 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***
Next Sessions (at Caroline County Community Services Center):
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.
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
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.
***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.
to register: https://register-ed.com/events/register/34561
The Learn & Play Center
Boys and Girls Basketball League
Description: Participants will be coached by volunteers and will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of the game, skills, rules, and team work during practices and the play of organized officiated games.
Begins:Mid January, 2015
Ages: 5-7 unisex; 8-10 boys; 11-13 boys; 14-17 boys must be in school
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Community Center Gymnasium/Public Schools
Deadline: November 21, 2014
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
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.
Spring Soccer League
Lil' Kickers Soccer
"Bulldog" Football Skills Clinic
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
Begins: March 30, 2015
Time: Games Begin at 6:00 pm
Location: Caroline Community Services Center Gym
Deadline: March 13, 2015
Co-Ed Softball League
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
Begins: June 8, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Caroline County Recreational Park
Deadline: May 15, 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.
Fee: $40.00 per team
Begins: March 23, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Caroline county Community Services Center Gym
Deadline: March 6, 2015
Spring Breakout in "The Pines"
Location: Caroline Pines Subdivision
Time:9:30 a.m. - Noon
Hop On...Community Egg Hunt and Luncheon
Fee: $2 per child
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Location: Farmer's Park (Bowling Green)
Deadline: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Spring Break Teens' Skateboarding Day
Description: Calling All Skateboarders! This event has been organized for skaters to interact and display their skills amongst their peers.
Location: Recreational Park - Skateboard Park
Begins: Friday, April 10, 2105
For Ages: Teenagers
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Departure Time: 9:00 a.m. Caroline Community Services Center
Departure Time: 9:30 a.m. C.T. Smith Building, Ladysmith
Return Time: 1:00 p.m. C.T. Smith Building, Ladysmith
Return Time: 1:30 p.m. Caroline Community Services Center
Golden Skate World
Description: Children will have a fun day at the Skate World facility to not only roller skate but also participate in various other recreational activities. Come join the fun during your Spring Break
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
55 PLUS CLUB ACTIVITIES/TRIPS
Description: This club is designed to offer multiple educational trips and fun activities for the development of the body, mind and the soul of 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 social activities
Cost Club Fee: $20.00
Port Royal Museum & Schoolhouse Tour
Description: Experience an authentic collection of items from regional Native Americans, Colonial times, Civil War history, and Presidential memorabilia - all in Historic Port Royal. Also, visit the schoolhouse and learn its history and significance in the lives of many African American children in Caroline from 1924-1959.
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Dining in the Town of Port Royal
Sidney E. King Arts Center, Bowling Green
Description: Sidney E. King murals and paintings belonging to the National Park Service. These paintings were commissioned by the National Park Service approximately 30 years ago. In addition to displaying Mr. Kings works the Bowling Green Arts Commission promotes the arts by selling art work by local artists and scheduling classes for all age groups. The Caroline Historical Society has prepared extensive exhibits of local historical significance.
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Dining in the Town of Bowling Green
The 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. - 6:00 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
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.
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Cost: $1.00 per class
Location:Town of Port Royal Fire Hall
Healthy Steps - N- Walking
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: 12:40 - 1:10 p.m.
Location: Caroline Community Center Gymnasium
Cost: Free but must pre-register
"Get Up & Move Something!" Walking Program
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
Former Diversified Learning Center (Ladysmith) -
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.
Mondays and Wednesdays at Caroline Community Center