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

ANNOUNCEMENT BOARD


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE WINNERS:

8-10 BOYS: three way tie with records of 6-1
Rockets (coached by Rapheal Johnson, asst – Ralph Johnson)
Wildcats (coached by David Fletcher, Glenn Schott)
Bulls  (coached by John MacLeod)

10-12 GIRLS:
Heat (coached by Anthony Gray)

11-13 BOYS:
Team Nemesis (coached by DarRon Dandridge)

Post season Tournament Champs:
Wolf Pack  (coached by Bobby Somers, asst –Ervin Wilkerson)

14-18 BOYS:
Mavericks (coached by Walter Pleasants, asst – Jay Garnett)

Post season Tournament Champs:
Chargers  (coached by Russell Parker)


2015 Youth Basketball Schedule

2015 Youth Basketball Game Results

Caroline Parks and Rec Girls Volleyball League Fall 2014 Game Schedule

Caroline Parks & Recreation Co-Rec Volleyball League Fall 2014 Results

Caroline Parks & Recreation Co-Rec Volleyball League Fall 2014 Schedule

Fall 2014 Youth Soccer Schedule

CAROLINE PARKS AND RECREATION
PROGRAM POLICIES

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 FORMS

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.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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.




DISCOUNTS

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.

SUGGESTIONS

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.

PARK INFORMATION

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 Winter-Spring 2015 Activities Schedule





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

SUMMER CAMPS

SUMMER EXPLORATION DAY CAMP

sun

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

FIERCE

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

Cost: $65.00

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Location: Caroline Community Services Center and C.T. Smith Building, Ladysmith

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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.
Contact Department for Information

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

Cost:FREE

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 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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INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES


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: 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***
Ages: 5-Adults (BEGINNERS ONLY)
Begins: March 4, 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

knit/crochet


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:  Tuesday March 3 - April 7, 2015      
Days: Tuesdays  6 week session
Cost: $15.00 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: March 23 & 24, 2015
Location: Caroline County Community Services Center (Emergency Operations Center)
Time for all Classes: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
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.

web:   http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/education/

to register:  https://register-ed.com/events/register/34561



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The Learn & Play Center



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British Challenger Soccer Camp

SPORTS


Boys and Girls Basketball League

Playing Basketball

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
7-9 girls; 10-12 girls; 13-15 girls

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location:  Community Center Gymnasium/Public Schools

Cost:: $35.00

Deadline: November 21, 2014


Parks and Recreation Track and Field

track

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



Ages:3-13

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
Soccer
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: Mid March, 2015

Deadline: February 27, 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



Lil' Kickers Soccer
Soccer
Description: Soccer, fun and fundamentals, non-competitive introduction to the game of soccer and a great way to introduce your child to this popular sport. Children are randomly divided into groups and will be involved in drills along with playing small-sided scrimmage games. Shin guards are required. T-shirt fo each participant.

Begins: April 16, 23, 30, 2015

Deadline: April 2, 2015

Age: 3

Fee: $20 per player $10.00 late registration fee

Location: Caroline County Recreational Park



"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: $100 per player

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

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

Location: Caroline Recreational Park



Co-ed Volleyball League

volleyball

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


4 on 4 Women's Volleyball Tournament

volleyball

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



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COMMUNITY EVENTS

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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Father Daughter Dance

SPECIAL EVENTS

Hop On...Community Egg Hunt and Luncheon

egg hunt

Description: This a community Egg Hunt that will offer fun activities for eligible participants. The event will provide over 1,000 bright colorful eggs filled with small prizes and candy for children to seek after for keeps. Also special visitation by the BUNNY. Participants must bring their own basket. Transportation will be provided for pre-registered participants only with a minimum of 10 at the following locations at the specified times.

Port Royal Town Hall - Pick up 11:30 a.m., Return approximately 2:30 p.m.
Upper Caroline Fire House - Pick up 11:30 a.m., Return approximately 3:00 p.m.
Dawn Progressive Center - Pick up 11:00 a.m., Return Approximately 2:00 p.m.
C.T. Smith, Ladysmith- Pick up 11:00 a.m., Return approximately 2:30 p.m.

Ages: 4 - 12

Fee: $2 per child

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Location: Farmer's Park (Bowling Green)

Time: Noon

Deadline: Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Spring Break Teens' Skateboarding Day
Skateboard 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.

Cost: Free



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TRIPS


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: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cost: $10.00

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
roller skate

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

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cost: $7.00 includes Skates and Transportation

For Ages: 10 - 15

Pick up/Return Locations and Times:
Caroline County Community Services Center -  11:30 a.m.   - Return: 4:15 p.m.

C.T. Smith Building, Ladysmith -  Noon  -  Return: 3:45 p.m.




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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


Location: C.T. Smith Building, Ladysmith


Port Royal Museum & Schoolhouse Tour

port royal museum

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

sidney e. king arts center

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



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FITNESS PROGRAMS


The Fitness Room

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
before using.


FunRobics

aerobics

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: 12:40 - 1:10 p.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

Locations:
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


Zumba

Zumba

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: 5:00 - 6:00 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.