Registration Fee: $25 per child and nonrefundable

Payments and Account Maintenance is available at

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.

For more information on the Our Hours Program please call 

(757) 393-8481.

Hours of Operation (Excluding Adult Nights):
Monday thru Thursday, 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Friday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Cradock Recreation Center
Clarice Chastang, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, 308 Allen Road | (757) 393-1046

Port Norfolk Recreation Center
Angela Hollingsworth, Activity Leader, 432 Broad Street | (757) 393-8709

Summer RAYS is a 9 week program held June 19-August 17, 2018. This wholesome, educational, fun-filled, and stimulating program offers activities for youth ages 6-12, with special programming for teens ages 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.

All Summer RAYS sites will operate Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Closed July 3rd & 4th.

To Register Now, call (757) 393-8481 for instructions.

Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 Non-Refundable Registration Fee

$252 for the full 9 week program (weekly payment options available)

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

Available Locations:

Cavalier Manor Recreation Center

Cradock Recreation Center (Therapeutic)

Neighborhood Recreation Center

J.E. Parker Recreation Center (Teens)


Before and After Care Locations:

 Churchland Elementary School

Cavalier Manor Recreation Center

***Sites Subject to Change***

Virginia Cooperative Extension Program 4-H Youth Development

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

Gardening in Small Spaces with Containers

  • Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Coleman Room
  • Age: Adults 18 & Up
  • Description: Free gardening lecture

    What’s bugging you? Pests in the Garden

    • Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Coleman Room
    • Age: Adults 18 & Up
    • Description: Free gardening lecture

    Hydrangeas – More than just Mopheads

    • Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Coleman Room
    • Age: Adults 18 & Up
    • Description: Free gardening lecture

    Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden/No till Practices

    • Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Coleman Room
    • Age: Adults 18 & Up
    • Description: Free gardening lecture

    Master Gardener Programs and Workshops at Virginia Cooperative Ext. Office

      What’s bugging you in the Garden? Diseases and Pests in the Garden

      • Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
      • Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
      • Location: Portsmouth VCE Office, 105 Utah Street
      • Age: Adults 18 & Up
      • Description: Free gardening lecture

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

      Email for more information.