Spring Fever!

By Heather Wood

Hello March! We are ready to welcome back all things flowers and sunshine!
The cold may have never bothered Elsa, but it certainly bothers me! I am officially ready to see the winter season go, and now that it is March, I cannot help but look forward to the coming (hopefully warmer) weeks with a kind of giddy, frantic excitement. I am like those kids in the “The Night Before Christmas” except it is springtime, and my head is dancing with visions of flowers, and sunshine—not sugar plums. Have you caught spring fever yet?

Thinking about what to do with the kids since they have no school? No problem! Enroll your camper in our Spring Break Camp for the opportunity to have fun with many activities such as games, arts & crafts, local parks, and a field trip to Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your camper is enjoying enrichment activities under the watchful eye of our trained Kernersville Parks and Recreation staff. Your camper will make new friends, gain confidence, and expand their horizons. Campers must bring their own lunch, drink, and snack. Kernersville Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camp will be April 2-6 from 9:00AM- 5:30PM for campers ages 6-12, with extended care options available. Registration is now open. Patrons are encouraged to register online by visiting our website at www.kvparks.com. For more assistance, you may call our office at 336-996-3062.

Gather your friends, form a team, and stay active in one of our many adult sports leagues. Whether it is casual or competitive, there is always an opportunity to keep fit and have fun in the parks.

The Kernersville Parks and Recreation Department manages a wide variety of adult recreational sports opportunities that let grown-ups play like kids-at-heart. Each year, the department organizes more than 75+ adult teams. Men, women, and coed leagues are played throughout the week at various park locations.

Kickball!?!? Are you kidding me? The game from your favorite childhood school days is here for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Get your team together and register today. Or are you just looking to meet new people?  Our kickball league is the place to do it. Register as a free agent and we will find you a team to be a part of.

Looking for a fast paced, Recreational Men’s Basketball League in Kernersville? Look no further, Kernersville Parks and Recreation basketball league is awesome for everyone at every level of play. Get back in shape and show off your skills.

Need to polish your game? Join us out on the links! We offer golf leagues for you to do just that. These afternoon leagues feature a 4-man Captain’s Choice Format. It is a great way to meet new golfers and play in a match play format, which is forgiving to those of us with less than Tiger-like skill and fun for experienced golfers wanting to sharpen their game. Sign up your team today. Hope to see you on the course.

Did you miss the deadline for our Adult Softball and Soccer Leagues? Don’t worry, it will be back around in the Fall season. Keep up-to-date with registration deadlines, cost, times, and locations by visiting our website or contact our Athletic Coordinator, Adam Carpenter at 336-996-3039 for more information.

Spring is right around the corner, if you are looking to bring the colorful flowers indoors, join us for our “Early Blooms,” acrylic painting class on Tuesday, March 6, from 1:00-4:00PM at our recreation center. Students will follow step-by-step demonstrations and instruction by the instructor in design, color, and application of paint. All we need are students with open minds who are excited to create delightful works of art from beginning-to-end.

The Parks and Recreation Summer Camp program is an exciting chance for children ages 6 to 12 to have a fun-filled summer! Last year’s camp activities included: daily excursions to local parks, arts and crafts, cultural and educational trips, field games (kickball, soccer, wiffleball, relay races), swimming, and field trips.

This recreational “playground” camp features creative group activities and opportunities for individual growth. Our goals are simple: to provide positive experiences for the development of leisure experiences, good sportsmanship, positive self-esteem, respect for others, teamwork, self-discipline, and most importantly—FUN! Each week, campers will enjoy visiting our local parks, swimming, service projects, and a field trip!

This camp is specifically designed for youth ages 6-12. If your child is younger than the minimum age, your child will be accepted if they have attended Kindergarten. A birth certificate may be required if there is a question about a child’s correct age.

All summer camp counselors are employed by the Town of Kernersville. Each counselor has been drug-tested, passed a thorough background check, and has completed camp training. Our counselor-to-camper ratio is 1:12. On field trip days, we will have additional staff and volunteers to keep campers safe and happy!

This year, camp will run for eight weeks. Camp will meet from 9:00AM to 5:30PM Monday thru Friday, June 18– August 17, 2018. The program will meet at Kernersville Parks and Recreation, located at 125 E. Bodenhamer Street.

Please contact Kernersville Parks and Recreation at 336-996-3062 if you need to get in touch with camp staff. If you have any questions regarding the camp, please contact Cady Ray at 336-992-0806 or cray@toknc.com.

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