Parks & Rec holding full-day camp for students

Published 10:35 pm Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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Suffolk Parks & Recreation has announced the opening of a limited full-day camp program. During Suffolk Public Schools’ virtual first nine weeks reporting period, the Suffolk Parks & Recreation Kid Zone program will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the King’s Fork Recreation Center, located at Kings Fork Middle School, 350 Kings Fork Road.

The following two-week sessions will be available for registration:

  • Sept. 8-18
  • Sept. 21 to Oct. 2
  • Oct. 5-16
  • Oct. 19 to Nov. 2

The cost is $85 per two-week session with a onetime $35 registration fee.

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In keeping with Forward Virginia Phased guidelines, limited camp spaces will be available for Pre-K4 through fifth-grade students. Four-year-olds must be enrolled in the Suffolk Public School’s Pre-K4/Early Start program to participate.

Precautions will be in place to ensure the safety of children and staff to include daily screening procedures.

Children are encouraged to bring their Chromebooks with headphones to the camp. The daily camp activity plan will center on the Suffolk Public Schools instructional schedule. Children will be given the opportunity to log on and participate in their virtual instruction. Parents or guardians are responsible for ensuring their child has been trained on the Chromebook use and providing a safe method of transporting the device.

Drive-up registration will occur at two Joint-Use sites: Booker T. Washington and Creekside Recreation Centers. Drive-up registration will occur by appointment only. Call Booker T. Washington at 757-514-7247 or Creekside at 757-514-7245 for a registration appointment. The Booker T. Washington Recreation Center is located at 204 Walnut St. The Creekside Recreation Center is located at 1000 Bennetts Creek Park Road.

Once an appointment is made, customers will be directed to registration sites at either Booker T. Washington Recreation Center or Creekside Recreation Center. Customer must bring check or money order for payment, proof of residency, proof of child’s grade, and information for two emergency contacts. Staff will assist customers with registration forms.

For more information, contact Recreation Supervisor Shanta Bynum at 757-514-4502 or