The Dare County Parks and Recreation Department has hosted a variety of camps at its three divisions this summer, many of which were held throughout the month of July, which was National Parks and Recreation Month. Primarily geared toward children ages 3-14, with some designed for children up to age 17, this year’s offerings ranged from soccer, basketball and fishing camps to Craft Camp, Adventure Camp, Surf Camp, Harry Potter Camp, Maritime Camp, Mess Masters and more.
“I am and have always been a huge advocate for Parks and Recreation and the Fessenden Center,” said Rebecca Salyers from Buxton, whose two children both participated in several camps this summer. “I grew up playing sports through Dare County Parks and Recreation on Hatteras Island, volunteered with them when I was in high school, returned home after college and continued my support through volunteering as a coach. As soon as my children were old enough, I signed them up and got them involved too. Parks and Recreation staff, coaches and volunteers do an amazing job providing a variety of camps and activities for the youth of Dare County, and the program has made a huge impact on my life and my children’s lives.”
For more information about the wide array of camps, programs and activities that are offered at each of the Dare County Parks and Recreation Department’s three divisions throughout Dare County—as well as opportunities to serve as a volunteer—please click here.