Contact: 919-934-2148; smithfield-nc.com
SRAC Summer Camp
Art, swimming, sports and outdoor fun are some of the activities children ages 5-12 will take part in during the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatic Center Summer Camp beginning now until Aug. 12. Camp weeks are July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12. Camp is from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily. Campers need to bring their lunch, two snacks, a towel and a swimsuit daily. The fee is $100 to $137.50 per camper, per week. Early drop off or late pick up is an additional $25 a week. Contact the SRAC for more information or to register.
Networks Basketball Boot Camp
Networks Basketball Boot Camp will be held on Tuesday nights for elementary (entering grades 2-5), middle school (entering grades 6-8) and high school (entering grades 9-12) students until Aug. 9 at Smithfield Middle School. The fee is $150. To register or for more info, visit networksbasketball.com.
Spartans Tennis Camp
The Spartans Tennis Camp will be held July 11-15 at the Smithfield-Selma High School tennis courts for ages 5-16. Camp for ages 5-10 runs from 6-7 p.m. and camp for ages 11-16 is from 7-8 p.m. SSS tennis coach James Reid will direct the camp. The fee is $40, payable to James Reid.
Spartans Basketball Camp
The Spartans Basketball Camp in Smithfield is set for July 11-15 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center gym for rising 3rd-8th graders. Camp is from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. daily. Smithfield-Selma High boys basketball coach Matt Cuddington will lead the camp staff. The fee is $40 and payable to Matt Cuddington.
Smithfield Soccer Camp
A soccer camp for ages 5-14 will be held July 18-21 at the Smithfield Community Park soccer fields. The camp will be directed by Steve Brush, a nationally accredited coach, and Morgan and Amber Brush, former college players. The fee is $50 per camper and payable to Steve Brush.
Free Tennis Clinic
A free tennis clinic with Smithfield-Selma High tennis coach James Reid will be held July 9 in Smithfield. The clinic is a family tennis day at the Smithfield Community Park courts. Both clinics start at 9 a.m. and run for 90 minutes. Some racquets will be available for use.
State Wiffle Ball Tournament
The 28th annual N.C. State Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held July 16-17 on the Smithfield Community Park soccer fields. For more info, visit ncwiffleball.weebly.com or call Jeff Davis at 919-915-2280.
Sign-ups for youth football with the Smithfield Red Devils are open until July 15. Teams play in the Johnston County Youth Football League with age groups 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 (as of Aug. 1). The cost is $40-88. Games are on Saturdays and some weeknights. Practices begin in August; games start in September.
Red Devil Cheerleading
Cheerleading for ages 5-12 with the Smithfield Red Devils football team will open in mid-June. Practices will begin in August. The uniform cost is $50; participants purchase and keep their uniform. The fee is $25-55.
Pickleball in Smithfield
Beginning in mid-June, Pickleball will be offered at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Play is free for SRAC members, $2 for others. Equipment will be provided. Info: Tiffany at 919-934-2148, extension 107.
Fall Youth Soccer
Registration for fall youth soccer with the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department is open from July 11 until Aug. 12 for ages 5-12 (as of Aug. 1). The fee is $35-77.
Fall Men’s Open Softball League
Sign-ups for a men’s open softball league with the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will run from July 11 until Aug. 12. The fee is $475 per team with 12 teams in the league. Fees must be paid before the season, which begins after Labor Day.
Kinder Soccer registration in Smithfield will be open Aug. 1-19 with games in September. The program is for ages 3-4. The cost is $20-44.
Soccer Referee Clinic
Anyone age 15 or older and interested in refereeing recreational soccer for the Johnston County Athletic Association soccer league is invited to a clinic on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center. The clinic will be held at 2 p.m. The event is free and light refreshments will be served.
Youth Fall Basketball
Registration for youth fall basketball with the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will be held Sept. 12 until Oct. 21 for girls ages 5-12 and boys ages 5-15 (as of Dec. 31). The cost is $40-88.
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
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).