Washington County Virginia Recreation Department

We provide youth and adult recreational programs in all areas of Washington County Virginia.

Follow us on Twitter! washcovaRec We are here to serve you! Please feel free to contact us at anytime with questions, comments or concerns! Recreation Manager: Keith Owens (276) 525-1385 [email protected] Programs Specialist: Katie Hall (276) 525-1387 [email protected]

Mission: The County Department of Recreation works enthusiastically year-round hosting a variety of youth and adult recreational opportunities. These include sports clinics, youth sports leagues, road races, summer day camps, classes and more. This department is responsible for the maintenance of County athletic fields and parks and also manages reservations for picnic shelters and pool events. We welcome and encourage your participation!

Once again, we had a great day on our field trip! First stop was Tinseltown for our own showing of The Lion King!! Then we went to Barter Theatre for a behind the scenes tour!! Garrett, Zoe and Phillip (Barter Players) were wonderful guides! Elevate even got to see the underground tunnel used during the civil war! If you ever get the chance to take one of the tours, I highly recommend it!! It was SO cool!!

Nuggets and Trail Blazers got their stars on the Camp Walk of Fame, while Elevate created their own battleground for a Nerf war!!

Camp Hollywood Award Show!

Lost and found!!! We still have a lot of unclaimed items!!

Any unclaimed items at the end of this week will be thrown away or donated!!

Our counselors are such good sports!

Field day fun on Monday!

[07/14/19]   Camp this week: Meadowview Elementary

Monday Information:

Elevate: Campus visit to Emory & Henry College! We will leave at 9:00 and be back by lunch!

Elementary: Hungry Mother Park will visit us for an outreach program!

All: Field Day! We’ll be having field day in the afternoon! Prepare to get wet and messy. Bring a change of clothes if you’d like!

Lunch: Hot dogs, corn, fruit, salad

Washington County School's Athletic Trainer (and former WCRD staff member!) Bre Bebber, came (back) to camp on Monday! Bre talked to the 4th-8th graders about what she keeps in her kit, what she does on the court/field and the different career paths that Certified Athletic Trainers can take! She also talked about the different kinds of tape and how you can prevent an injury. Sam (also an AT) was a good sport and let Sam tape her ankle before showing the kids how to splint and having 3 legged races with the staff! Thank you so much Bre for visiting camp and keeping our athletes safe!

Washington County School's Athletic Trainer (and former WCRD staff member!) Bre Bebber, came (back) to camp on Monday! Bre talked to 4th-8th graders about what she keeps in her kit, what she does on the court/field and the different career paths that Certified Athletic Trainers can take! She also talked about the different kinds of tape and how you can prevent an injury. Sam (also an AT) was a good sport and let Sam tape her ankle before showing the kids how to splint and having 3 legged races with the staff! Thank you so much Bre for visiting camp and keeping our athletes safe!

[07/07/19]   Camp tomorrow: Glade Spring Middle! Lunch menu is chicken nuggets, mac n cheese, green beans.

Happy 4th of July!!

Y’all, our camp lost and found is crazy!! PLEASE check for your missing items!!

Washington County Virginia Recreation Department

Update! Due to weather, we never even made it off the bus! Kids will be back at the school shortly!

Parents: due to closure of Damascus Town Pool today, we will be swimming at the Saltville Wave Pool. We will still be back by 4:30!

Hands ON Museum visited camp again this week! Elementary tried their skills at being Jr. Paleontologists and Elevate learned about Forensic Science!

[07/02/19]   Parents: due to closure of Damascus Town Pool today, we will be swimming at the Saltville Wave Pool. We will still be back by 4:30!

[07/01/19]   Just a reminder:
Camp July 1-3, at Glade Middle. We will be swimming all three days!!

It was another great Friday at camp! Appalachian Caverns and SoHo Xcursions were both wonderful hosts to our kids!!

[06/27/19]   Camp Location Update:
Glade Spring Middle School
July 1-3 - Closed July 4th and 5th! "Crazy Concoctions"
July 8-12, "Wild World of Sports"

Hands On Museum visited camp and the Nuggets learned about Rainbow Science!!

Another week of day camp has come to an end! I’m convinced we have the best counselors and kids, hands down!! What a great field trip to Ft. Chiswell Safari Park!!

Day Camp 2019

Hands On Museum came and visited camp! The 2nd-5th grades dissected owl pellets!

Camp crafts for Animal Week!

This week is all about Super Heroes!! We had visits from our every day heroes: the Abingdon Police Department and the Abingdon Fire Department!! A huge THANK YOU to these gentlemen for coming and being so great to our kids, and for their service to our community every day!

Zac Stovall with FeeldTrips, Damascus, VA, visited camp to talk to the older campers about all the outdoor activities/resources we have in our area!!

[06/07/19]   Summer day campers!!!

Just FYI: Breakfast on Monday is Cereal, Fruit, String Cheese, Juice and Milk! Lunch on Monday is Chicken Nuggets, Mac and Cheese, Green Beans and Milk

We can't wait to see you Monday!!

Emory and Henry football camp!

Challenger International Soccer Camp June 17-21!!

Sessions will be delivered by an international staff and will be packed with skill building drills, games, skill challenges, daily coached scrimmages, and even extra practices to work on at home!

Registration link in the comments!

[05/15/19]   SUMMER PLAY DAYS
Day Camp
Age: Rising Kindergartners – rising 8th Graders
Cost: $50 per child, per week
When: Monday – Friday, 7:30AM – 5:30PM
Dates and Location:
EB Stanley Middle School
June 10-14, Campers to the Rescue"
June 17 -21, "Yeehaw!! It's Animal Week"
June 24-28, "Under the Stars! Outdoor Adventure"
GLADE SPRING MIDDLE SCHOOL
July 1-5, (Closed July 4 & 5) "Crazy Concoctions"
July 8-12, " Wide World of Sports"
MEADOWVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
July 15-19, "Lights, Camera, Action!"
SWVA Higher Education Center
July 22-26, "Aloha Summer"

Registration Information:
New Camper Registration: Thursday, June 6, 2019
5:00pm -7:00pm at the Government Center

Returning Camper Registration: Please call to re-enroll beginning June 3, 2019. 276-525-1387

Government Center Building is located in complex with Virginia Highlands Community College and is across the street from the SWVA Higher Ed Center. Please use back entrance. Registration is NOT available on site during camp hours.

Program Description: Fill your child’s summer with some fun! Each day we will provide structured activities such as sports, arts and crafts, swimming, field trips and lots more!
Program Information: Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Field trips require additional fees.

NEW !! ELEVATE – for middle schoolers! With some responsibilities, more freedom and special field trips (just for them!) this program is completely geared toward your tween’s interests. Elevate will swim at Coomes Center in Abingdon and participate is some really great, new activities!

Washington County Virginia Recreation Department

Registration for our adult kickball league is open!

Kickball, kickball, kickball!!!

Registration for the adult kickball league is NOW OPEN!!

ADULT CO-ED KICKBALL LEAGUE
Location: Beaver Dam Creek Park in Damascus and Leo Sholes Park in Glade Spring.
Age: 16 and up
Cost: $300 per team up to 15 players. Each additional player is $25 per person.
When: Games will be played weekday evenings beginning in June, followed by a double elimination tournament in August.
Program Information: Registration fee does include uniform! Teams will consist of at least 8 players, but no more than 20 (at least 4 players must be female). Get your team together and call Katie at 525-1387 to register today!! Registration deadline is noon on Friday, May 24. (Minimum of 6 teams required to hold league.)

[04/29/19]   Kickball, kickball, kickball!!!

Registration for the adult kickball league is NOW OPEN!!

ADULT CO-ED KICKBALL LEAGUE
Location: Beaver Dam Creek Park in Damascus and Leo Sholes Park in Glade Spring.
Age: 16 and up
Cost: $300 per team up to 15 players. Each additional player is $25 per person.
When: Games will be played weekday evenings beginning in June, followed by a double elimination tournament in August.
Program Information: Registration fee does include uniform! Teams will consist of at least 8 players, but no more than 20 (at least 4 players must be female). Get your team together and call Katie at 525-1387 to register today!! Registration deadline is noon on Friday, May 24. (Minimum of 6 teams required to hold league.)

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Registration is open for Challenger Sports International Soccer Camps!

This summer, we'll be offering 2 WEEKS of camp!
June 17 - 22 and July 22 -26

Challenger Sports, the leading soccer camp company in North America is excited to announce the launch of a brand new, innovative fully integrated soccer camp that will accelerate the learning process of young players! Challenger is combining the most popular elements of their two existing industry-leading camp programs, British Soccer and TetraBrazil, and will integrate them with a collection of the most effective soccer practices used by youth teams around the world.

To register, please visit:
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challenger.configio.com If you have any questions or issues with registration then please call 800-878-2167 ext 280 or click here to email.You can also click here to access our FAQ document.

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Registration for the world's okayest kickball league is NOW OPEN!!

ADULT CO-ED KICKBALL LEAGUE
Location: Beaver Dam Creek Park in Damascus and Leo Sholes Park in Glade Spring.
Age: 16 and up
Cost: $300 per team up to 15 players. Each additional player is $25 per person.
When: Games will be played weekday evenings beginning in June, followed by a double elimination tournament in August.
Program Information: Registration fee does include uniform! Teams will consist of at least 8 players, but no more than 20 (at least 4 players must be female). get your team together and call Katie at 525-1387 to register today!! Registration deadline is noon on Friday, May 24. (Minimum of 6 teams required to hold league.)

[01/17/19]   Tonight's 1st/2nd grade basketball games have been cancelled due to inclement weather and WCS dismissing early.

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[12/13/18]   Elementary Basketball Registration (3rd/4th/5th grades) is still on for tonight!

Registration will be from 6-7:30 in the GYM at Meadowview Elementary School.

** If you cannot make it tonight, please email [email protected] with your child's name, grade and school!

[12/11/18]   Due to the weather/snow days, Meadowview Elementary has moved their December PTA to Thursday night. There will be NO youth basketball on Thursday, December 13.

Please follow the current schedule for next week and we will reschedule missed games from this week after the new year!

[10/30/18]   JUNIOR LEAGUE BASKETBALL
Location: Meadowview Elementary School
Ages: 1st and 2nd Grade Boys and Girls
Registration: Thursday, November 1, 6:00-7:30pm, in Meadowview Elementary School cafeteria
Cost: $25.00 per child ($35.00 for registration after11/8/18)
Program Information: Games and practices will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings at Meadowview Elementary School. Your child will receive team assignment and schedule prior to practices beginning. Teams may be co-ed based on participation numbers. Minimum of 21 registered participants required to hold program. Practices will begin the week of November 12.

ELEMENTARY LEAGUE BASKETBALL
Location: Meadowview Elementary School
Age: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Boys and Girls
Registration: Thursday, December 13, 6:00-7:30PM, in Meadowview Elementary School cafeteria
Cost: $25.00 per child ($35.00 for registration after 12/20/18)
Program Information: Games and practices will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings at Meadowview Elementary School. Teams will not be co-ed. Minimum of 21 registered participants required to hold program. Your child will receive team assignment and schedule prior to practices beginning. Practices will begin after Christmas break.

Parental permission is required. For more information and/or questions, please contact Katie Garrett at 276-525-1387 or Keith Owens at 276-525-1385.

We made exploding boomerangs today at Cavalier Care with the library staff. Thanks Melissa, Rachel, and Teresa for a fun filled afternoon!!

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Registration for Fall 2018 is open! ⚽️ 🥅 ⚽️

Washington County Virginia Recreation Department

School starts next week! That means, it's time to start thinking about after school childcare! We are very excited to serve four elementary schools with after school childcare this year!

Abingdon Elementary - spots are full, but you may call to place your name on the waiting list!

Rhea Valley Elementary - held at the Damascus Branch Library. Just a few spots left!

Valley Institute Elementary - please see our table at school registration for more information or to register!

Meadowview Elementary - we will have a staff member at registration day to answer any questions. Registration for MES will open soon!

Please email Katie at [email protected] or call 276-525-1387 for more information on any of our programs!

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