Contact: 919-934-2148; smithfield-nc.com
SRAC summer camp
Registration for Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center summer camps for kids ages 5-12 begins in May. Camp weeks are: June 13-17, June 20-24, June 28-July 1, July 5-8, July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, August 1-5 and August 8-12. Register for one week or all of them; forms will be available in the lobby of SRAC. Children will be responsible for bringing their lunch, two snacks, drinks and a bathing suit. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Remember – space is limited, so sign up May 1. Camp fees are $100-137.50. (Early drop off and late pick up are available for an additional fee. More info, call 919-934-1408.
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SRAC LEGO camp
The SRAC will be offering two LEGO camps this summer: July 11-15 and Aug. 1-5. Registration for Lego camps are online at www.playwell.org. The morning session is from 9 until noon for ages 5-7; afternoon session is from 1-4 p.m. for gges 8-12. The camp will be held at SRAC, in the banquet room. A snack will be provided each day. For more info, call Tiffany at 919-934-2148.
Lifeguard training classes in Smithfield
The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will be offering American Red Cross Lifeguard Training this spring. Participants must be at least 15 years old, pass a pre-course swim test, attend 100 percent of the classes in your session, and not mix sessions. The fee is $200-225. (A non-refundable deposit of $25 is due with each application.) Contact the SRAC for swim test requirements.
Class dates are:
Third Session — Sunday, April 17, 2-4 p.m.; Friday, April 23, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and Sunday, April 25, 1-7 p.m.
Fourth Session — Monday, May 9, 5-7 p.m.; Friday, May 13, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and Sunday, May 15, 1-7 p.m.
Class sizes are limited, so sign up early. For info, contact Aquatics Supervisor Laura Crumpler at 919-934-1408.
The Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center offers swim lessons for individuals with plans catered to the swimmer’s needs. The cost is $45-71.50 for three lessons or $85-121 for five lessons. Forms are available at the SRAC front desk. Info: Laura Crumpler at email@example.com or 919-934-1408.
Group Fitness Classes at the SRAC
Free fitness classes are offered to Smithfield Recreation and Aquatic Center members throughout the week. Classes include water aerobics, cycling, hybrid fitness, Tai Chi, yoga and Zumba. Schedules are available at the SRAC or online at sraconline.com. Day passes are available for purchase for non-SRAC members.
Contact: 919-975-1411; selma-nc.com
Youth Basketball Open Gym
The Selma Parks and Recreation Department is offering open gym for boys and girls (grades K-12) at Selma Elementary. The program will focus on skill development and conditioning in all areas of the game of basketball. Grades K-5 will meet from 3-4 p.m., grades 6-8 from 4-5, grades 9-12 from 5-6. Contact the office for more info.
The Selma Parks and Recreation Dept. offers Zumba classes, which fuses Latin and International rhythms with a dynamic workout session that is fun and easy to do. Classes are at the Harrison Center for Active Aging weekly on Thursdays from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person.
Contact: 919-553-1551; townofclayton.org
2016 Clayton 5K Road Race
The 2016 Clayton 5K Road Race will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in downtown Clayton. Awards will go to the first three finishers in six age groups. Ribbons will be awarded to all participants in the 0.1-mile Tot Trot. Register at the Clayton Community Center or online at townofclayton.org. The entry fee is $25 before April 22, $35 from April 23 until May 11 and $40 the day of the race. The Tot Trot fee (ages 6 and under) is $5. For more info, call 919-553-1550.
A week-long half-day QuickStart tennis camp for ages 7-10 will be held at the Clayton Community Park from 9 a.m. until noon daily from July 25-29.
A week-long half-day QuickStart tennis camp for ages 11-16 will be held at the Clayton Community Park from 9 a.m. until noon daily from July 25-29. Contact or visit the Clayton Parks Dept. website to register.
The cost for each camp is $60-75.
Girls Volleyball Camp
A volleyball camp for ages 9-14 will be held June 14-16 from 9 a.m. until noon daily at the Clayton Community Center. Basic skills will be covered. The fee is $45-90. Contact or visit the Clayton Parks Dept. website to register.
Pacers Baseball Camp
A week-long Paces Baseball Camp for ages 7-14 will be held June 25-29 from 9 a.m. until noon daily. Coaches from William Peace University will direct the camp, which covers hitting, fielding, throwing and base running. The camp will be at East Clayton Community Park and costs $90-110. Contact or visit the Clayton Parks Dept. website to register.
Keys to Fielding Camps
A two-day, Keys to Fielding Camp for ages 11-14 will be held May 2-3 at East Clayton Community Park.
A two-day, Keys to Fielding Camp for ages 7-10 will be held May 2-3 at East Clayton Community Park.
Chris Duty, head coach at William Peace University, will lead the camp staff. The fee is $45-60.
Both camp times are from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Keys to Hitting Camps
A two-day, Keys to Hitting Camp for ages 11-14 will be held April 25-26 at East Clayton Community Park.
A two-day, Keys to Fielding Camp for ages 7-10 will be held April 27-28 at East Clayton Community Park.
Chris Duty, head coach at William Peace University, will lead the camp staff. The fee is $45-60. Both camp times are from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Challenger British Soccer Camp in Clayton
A Challenger British Soccer Camp will be held in Clayton from June 20-24. The camp includes programs for each age group.
First kicks for ages 3-4 is from 9-10 a.m daily and costs $99. Mini soccer for ages 4-5 is from 10-11:30 a.m. and costs $112. A half-day camp for ages 6-14 runs from 9 a.m. until noon and costs $155. A Golden Goal Bonus Camp for ages 6-14 is from 1-3 p.m. (for half-day campers) for $45. To register or for more info, visit challengersports.com.
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of exercise classes, including Zumba, yoga, pilates, cardio kick and more for all ages. For information on the offerings, times and costs visit townofclaytonnc.org online.
Tae Kwon Do
This Tae Kwon Do program for ages 7 and up focuses on self-confidence, discipline and physical fitness. The instructor, Joey Reeder, is an International Tae Kwon Do Federation certified black belt. Regulation uniforms are not mandatory. Testing to advance in belt rank is done for an additional fee. Classes start on the first Tuesday of each month and run from 6-8 p.m. Fees are $25-40.
Clayton Community Center Memberships
Memberships for use of the Clayton Community Center are available through the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department for residents of the Town of Clayton and non-residents. Non-residents rates vary from $50-160 yearly (depending on ages/numbers of family members), $8-20 monthly or $6-10 monthly. Residents fees are only $5 per year.
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for volunteers. Opportunities include park beautification, special events and work in the community garden.
If you are interested or know a group that is looking for community service opportunities, call 919-553-1550 or come by the Clayton Community Center (715 Amelia Church Road).