YOUTH PROGRAMS

 

 

 

Registration Fee: $25 per child and nonrefundable

Payments and Account Maintenance is available at ActiveNet.com.

Phone: (757) 393-8481

Monthly Fees:
Before Care – $140
Discount cost for Additional Children – $112
After School Care – $190
Discount cost for Additional Children – $152
Before and After Care – $245
Discount cost for Additional Children – $196

 Late Fee Charges:

A late fee assessment of $20.00 will be applied to all accounts that are paid after the due date.

Any pick-ups after designated pick up time, will receive an assessment fee of $1 for each minute thereafter.

Prorated Rates:
Prorated rates may be applied approximately at mid-month for new participants only upon registration.

 

“OUR HOURS” After School Recreation Program

The “Our Hours” Afterschool Recreation Program is an all inclusive activity based youth program staffed by recreation professionals with a goal of providing a CLEAN, SAFE and Structurally FUN recreation experience for youth ages 6-17.

Direct services include, but are not limited to, homework assistance and tutoring, fine and physical arts, traditional recreation games, Kids Meal Program, athletic competition and sports leagues, Therapeutic Programming, character and leadership development, arts and crafts, exposure outings and more.

Hours of Operation (Excluding Adult Nights):
Monday – Thursday, 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information, please call (757) 393-8481.

For information on specific activities, special events and seasonal programs, please contact the following centers and personnel.

Neighborhood Recreation Center
Byron Joyce, 900 Elm Avenue | (757) 393-8595

Joseph E. Parker Recreation Center
Vernon Griffin, 2430 Turnpike Rd. | (757) 393-8340

Cavalier Manor Recreation Center
Christopher Haley,  404 Viking St. | (757) 558-2805

Cradock Recreation Center (Therapeutic)
Clarice Lorenzini, 308 Allen Rd. | (757) 393-1046

Port Norfolk Recreation Center
Angela Hollingsworth, 432 Broad St. | (757) 393-8709

Summer RAYS HEAT (Healthy, Educational, Athletic Transformations) is a 9 week program held June 18-August 16, 2019.

This wholesome, educational, fun-filled, and stimulating program offers activities for youth ages 6-12, with special programming for teens age 13-17.

Site activities will include sports, group games, arts/crafts, music/dance, exposure outings, character/leadership development, social activities, and many other exciting activities.

To register, visit our office or call (757) 393-8481 for instructions.

Hours of Operation: 

Monday – Friday

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Closed Thursday, July 4, 2019.

Cost: $25 Non-Refundable Registration Fee | $252 (residents) | $450 (non-residents)

Payments can be made weekly $28-residents | $50 non-residents

Before & After Care Cost: Before Care: 6 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. ($9 weekly) | After Care: 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. ($6 weekly) | Combined Care ($12 weekly)

Ages: 5 – 12 | Teens 13 – 17 (5 yr. olds must turn 6 on or before Aug. 31)

Available Site Locations:

Cavalier Manor Recreation Center

Churchland Elementary School

Churchland Middle School

Cradock Recreation Center (Therapeutic)

 John Tyler Elementary

J.E. Parker Recreation Center (Teens)

Neighborhood Recreation Center

 

Before and After Care Locations:

Cavalier Manor Recreation Center 

Churchland Elementary School

John Tyler Elementary

***Sites are subject to change***

Virginia Cooperative Extension Program 

Virginia Cooperative Extension/Portsmouth Master Gardener

Master Gardener Lecture Series at the Portsmouth Public Library-Churchland Branch

    Building a Mason Bee House

    • Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
    • Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
    • Location: Portsmouth VCE 105 Utah Street
    • Age: Children/Adults – 5 and up (Must be accompanied by an adult 18 and over)
    • Description: Workshop
    • Cost: $10 Material Fee

    Open Garden Event

    • Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
    • Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Location: Portsmouth Extension Office               105 Utah Street 
    • Age: All Ages
    • Description: Horticulture activities. A bee keeping demo and live chicken demos will be featured. Bring your family and friends.

    Early Bird – Greenhouse Plant Sale

    • Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
    • Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
    • Location: Portsmouth VCE Greenhouse            105 Utah Street
    • Age: All Ages
    • Description: Plant sale – Vegetables and Flowers

    Growing Herbs in Tidewater

    • Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Portsmouth Public Library – Churchland Branch – Coleman Room
    • Age: Adults 18 & over
    • Description: Free gardening lecture

    Easy Perennials for Tidewater

    • Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    • Time: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Portsmouth VCE Office – 105 Utah Street
    • Age: Adults 18 & over
    • Description: Free gardening lecture

    Lawn Care

    • Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Portsmouth Public Library – Churchland Branch – Coleman Room
    • Age: Adults 18 & over
    • Description: Free gardening lecture

    Pollinators

    • Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Portsmouth Public Library – Churchland Branch – Coleman Room
    • Age: Adults 18 & over
    • Description: Free gardening lecture

    Please Contact the Environmental Horiticulture Agent, Cyndi Wyskiewicz at (757) 393-5314.

    Email cyndiw@vt.edu for more information.