Ideas for an Endless Summer

by Heather Wood

Free outdoor movie screenings have become a welcome Kernersville tradition in Harmon Park.  Kernersville Parks and Recreation features popular family-friendly movies that take place at dusk one Friday a month in the park (Rain dates will take place the next night on Saturday).  Dust off those lawn chairs, grab a blanket, and join us for a fun, relaxing night under the stars.  The first movie feature will be “The Ultimate Life” (rated PG), on Friday, May 16.  The “date night” themed movie event will kick off our summer series and will include various food trucks on site, Kona Ice, entertainment, and a collection of antique cars from the local Old Salem Chapter that were featured in the film.

The Piedmont Triad Film Commission helped recruit the production to be filmed in several Piedmont counties, including Forsyth and Rockingham, earlier this year.  The story follows Jason Stevens and his struggle to cope with his seemingly unraveling life.  But when he discovers his late grandfather’s journal, he is transported back into Red Stevens’ incredible rags-to-riches life.  With everything he loves hanging in the balance, Jason hopes he to can discover The Ultimate Life.

Summer Series featured Movies:

Friday, May 16 – The Ultimate Life (Rated PG)

Friday, June 20 – Frozen (Rated PG)

Friday, July 18 – Hook (Rated PG)

Friday, September 19 – Racing Stripes (Rated PG)

Love to swim? Can’t wait for the outdoor pool season?  The season opening of the outdoor pools at the Kernersville YMCA will be on Saturday, May 24 from 10:30am – 7:30pm.  Come enjoy a day in the sun and celebrate the start of summer with your family, friends, and the whole community.  This event is free and open to the community on this day only.  There will be various giveaways throughout the day and some sweet treats to cool you off.

Kernersville Parks and Recreation has just announced all of their half day camps that are being offered this summer in the new May-August Leisure Guide.  There are a variety of camps being offered for all ages and interest.  Check out the list below.  Also, pick up a new Leisure Guide at the KPRD office, Kernersville Chamber of Commerce, Kernersville Town Hall, and various offices around town to find out more about our summer programs and events.


LB3 Lacrosse Camp- Boys and Girls  

LB3 camps are designed with three key elements in mind:  safety, player development, and fun!  We offer a program that while focusing on the fundamental skills of the game, progresses each athlete through individual, small group, and team drills that are applicable at all levels of lacrosse.  We maintain a safe environment for all of our players with character, sportsmanship, and respect for the game at the core of everything we do.

Date/Time:  July 14-17, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location:  Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex

Ages: 8-18  /  Fee:  $133.00

Registration: or contact Charlotte Dixon at


RDU Tennis Camp

This camp is a very fun and structured tennis opportunity for your child.  The camp ensures professional tennis instruction, along with the proper breaks to create a safe environment for your children when battling heat.

Date/Time:  June 16-19, July 7-10, July 14-17, 9:00am- 1:00pm

Location:  Fourth of July Park Tennis Courts

Grades:  K-8  /  Fee:  $110 per child

Registration: or for more information contact


Volleyball Camp

This camp is designed for beginner and intermediate level volleyball players and will emphasize the technical fundamentals of the game.

Date/Time:  June 23-27, 9:00am-12:00pm

Location:  Kernersville Community Recreation Center

Grades:  K-rising 10th

Fee:  Early registration – $99 by June 6 / $115 after June 7



Photography Camp

Make amazing photographs from selfies to shots of friends to interesting scenes outside.  From black and white to nature photography you will explore the essentials for creating great pictures.  Just bring your camera and we will show you everything that you need to know to make killer photos.

Date/Time:  August 4-8, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location:  Fourth of July Park, Shelter #1

Ages: 11-16  /  Fee:  $110.00



Drama Kids International

Join us for one of our fun-filled summer camps for youth.  Camp activities include group improvisations, silent scenes, dialogue development, scene starters, theatre games, arts and crafts, and a whole lot more.  Each week also includes a special theme, and culminates in a fabulous presentation for family and friends.

Dates/Times/Ages:  June 23-27 (6-11 yrs.), July 14-18 (6-11 yrs.), July 21-25 (11-17), 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location:  Kernersville Community House  /  Fee:  $210.00

Registration: or call 336-754-4385


Dance Camps

The Princess and Dance camps with Mrs. Robin are Christian based and sure to be full of fun and a great learning experience.  Princess Camp for ages 3-4 will include ballet, tap, and tumbling.  Dance Camp for ages 5-9 will include ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling.

Dates/Ages:  Princess: July 7-11 (Ages 3-4 yrs.), Dance: July 14-18 (Ages 5-9 yrs.)

Location:  Kernersville Community Center

Fee:  Princess – $115 per child, Dance – $125 per child



All Terrain Tracker Camp

How about some land rover excitement?  Build and take home your very own All-Terrain Tracker vehicle.  It travels the rough terrain overcoming objects in its path.  Sciensational Workshops for Kids, Inc. will bring its own course for you to conquer.  Sand, stones, twigs, and balls will all be part of the challenge.  How about a timed race?  You will also learn about gears.  Work in a group with your new friends as you design a robot you can control.  Build a sumo wrestler and be part of our battle box events.

Date/Time:  July 21-25, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location:  Kernersville Community Center

Ages:  7-12  /  Fee:  $140 per child



Egyptian Dig – Buried Treasures

Children discover the amazing science of Archaeology as they uncover ancient artifacts.  In doing this, we will learn about Egyptian life.  We will excavate with tools like a real archaeologist uses.  We will find the following artifacts as we excavate a scarab, hieroglyphic tablet, ankh symbol, and a jackal.  You will learn about this and even take home a booklet.  The artifacts are yours to keep.  We will wet the sand that we dig into and create a sand sculpture for display!

Date/Time:  August 11-15, 9:00am-12:00pm

Location:  Kernersville Community Center

Ages:  6-11  /  Fee:  $140 per child


Don’t forget KPRD also offers an eight week full day Summer Camp option as well!! Visit our website at for a full list of themed weeks and prices.


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