Youth Programs

School Based Programs and Summer Camps

Last updated Aug. 03, 2018 - 9:44 am
  • Children at table doing crafts
  • Kids coloring
  • Kids smiling with treats

Youth Programs offered school-based programs and summer camp opportunities to children on traditional- and year-round calendars in grades K-8.

Registration Information - School Based Programs

When do I begin registering for the programs?

Registration is open now. Registration will occur online via the RecLink registration system. If program is not available on Reclink registration must occur in person at the Registration Business Office, 2401 Wade Avenue. Call 919-996-4800 for additional informaiton

How do I register for programs online?

Online registration will be available online via RecLink. Your family login and pin will be needed to access your online account.

***If you are existing, you already have a LOGIN ID/PIN***

To register online, you must set up a family account in advance:

  1. Go to RecLink
  2. Click “Login” in the upper right corner.(Note: If you don’t know your login information and are an existing client, click “Forgot Login Id and/or PIN”).
  3. Click “Create a New Account” if you are a new customer. Your login and pin will be emailed to you.
  4. Browse and select your school based programs.
  5. Complete all registration information.
  6. Submit the payment information for your initial deposit (AMEX, MasterCard, or VISA). Note that this payment information will not remain on file.
  7. Review your receipt for accuracy

All walk-in registration will be processed at the Recreation Business Office located at 2401 Wade Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607. Note: Families may choose a payment plan option but the initial deposit is due at the time of registration.

Drop-off address:
Recreation Business Office
2401 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27607

Before School X-Press

Child posing on playground

The Before School Program is a great way for any child to start their day. The morning is structured to allow for various arrival times enabling staff to welcome each child as they arrive. Some of the activities the kids participate in during the early hours are: board games, computer games, crafts, playground time, gym games and more.

Program Details

  • For grades K – 5

Program Cost

  • City resident: $800 per child
  • Non-city resident: $980 per child

Program Locations

Program Manager (All Locations) | Joseph Voska, 919-996-6165

After School X-Press

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The After School X-Press Program strives to provide a high quality program. Our goal is to include a variety of curriculum-based programs such as arts and crafts, computer education, sports and fitness, homework assistance, nature, music, cooking and nutrition programs.

Program Details

  • For grades K - 8

Program Cost

  • City resident: $1460 per child
  • Non-city resident: $1640 per child

Program Locations

Program Manager (All Locations) | Joseph Voska, 919-996-6165

Weather Policy

The program does not cover early dismissal due to inclement weather or other unexpected early releases or Saturday school makeups.

The After School Program is not offered when Wake County Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Community After School Program (CAPs)

Child on playground

The following sites are offering the CAPs at their site. Please contact the site directly for more information.

  • Biltmore Hills Center
  • Carolina Pines Center
  • John Chavis Center
  • Halifax Center
  • Hill Street Center
  • Lions Park Center
  • Method Center
  • Peach Road Center
  • Ralph Campbell Center
  • Roberts Park
  • Sanderford Road Center
  • Southgate Center
  • Tarboro Road Center
  • Worthdale Center

Track Out X-Press

Girls on playground smiling

The Track Out X-Press Program strives to make available high quality activities at a reasonable cost. This program provides a stimulating and exciting atmosphere through highly organized activities ranging from arts and crafts, sports/games, field trips, educational computer activities, nature programs and much more. The program is staffed with caring and experienced counselors.

Additional specialty programs will be offered throughout the year such as swim lessons, sports clinics, special art classes, adventure programs, lake programs, and much more.

Program Details

  • Designed for students participating in year round and modified school calendars and home school students

Program Hours

  • The track-out program opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 6:30 p.m.

Program Cost

All 4 breaks

  • City resident - $1620 | Non-City resident - $1800

Weekly 

  • City resident - $160/wk | Non-city resident - $175/wk

A $25 non-refundable registration fee per child is due at time of registration. Registrations under $400 must be paid in full at time of registration.

Program Locations

  • Track 1- Brier Creek, Lake Lynn, and Marsh Creek
  • Track 2 - Brier Creek, Lake Lynn, and Marsh Creek 
  • Track 3 - Brier Creek, Lake Lynn, and Marsh Creek
  • Track 4 - Barwell Road, Brier Creek, Lake Lynn, and Marsh Creek

Program Schedules/Staff

Program Manager (All Locations) | Joseph Voska, 919-996-6165

Barwell Road Track Out Program | Track 4 Available
Site Manager: Travis McCollum, 919-996-5994
Assistant Site Manager: Sean Quigley
Program Schedules - Track 4

Brier Creek Track Out Program | All 4 Tracks Available
Site Manager: Carley Dixon, 919-420-2340
Assistant Site Manager: Autumn Stecker
Assistant Site Manager: Krystal Jones 
Program Schedules - Track 1 | Track 2 | Track 3 | Track 4

Lake Lynn Track Out Program | All 4 Tracks Available
Site Manager: Lindsday Richards,  919-996-2911
Assistant Site Manager: Amanda Holton
Assistant Site Manager: Michelle Matson
Program Schedules - Track 1 | Track 2Track 3 | Track 4

Marsh Creek Track Out Program | All 4 Tracks Available
Site Manager: Brad Foster- 919-996-4920
Assistant Site Manager: Aneisha Montague
Assistant Site Manager: Kiara Bridges
Program Schedules - Track 1 | Track 2 | Track 3 | Track 4

Weather Policy

In inclement weather situations please check the status of program operations by calling 919-996-6165.

Summer Camps - Summer X-Press

Children showing off their art

The Summer X-Press Program provides a high quality summer camp experience at a reasonable cost.

This program incorporates a stimulating and exciting atmosphere through organized activities including: arts and crafts, recreational sports and games, field trips, specialty programs and much more.

The program is staffed with caring and experienced counselors that attend more than 20 hours of staff training focused on working with school aged participants.

Participants should be prepared to have tons of FUN with plenty of laughs, smiles, and excitement.

View Summer X-Press Schedules for the week of August 6:

View Summer Camp Brochure

Program Details

  • Program is offered for participants between the ages of six and 12 as of Aug. 31 of current year.
  • Participants should bring a lunch and two snacks daily.
  • Participants will be involved in indoor and outdoor activities throughout the camp day.
  • Campers will receive a program t-shirt that should be worn on all non-pool field trips.

Program Hours

  • Program hours are from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Early drop off is available at 7:30 a.m. and all campers must be picked up by 6 p.m.

Program Dates

Please see the program brochure for program operating dates

Program Cost and Locations

$34/week Center Locations

$60/week Center Locations

Please inquire with camp location to obtain most up to date field trip information.

Program Manager: Beth Soles, 919-996-6165

Weather Policy

Field Trips may be changed due to weather.

Summer Specialty Camps

Children doing crafts at table

Summer Explorers Camp Age: 6 - 12 years

Explore an endless variety of activities at Summer Explorers’ Camp! Participants will enjoy recreational activities, including unique arts and crafts, food experiences, sports, games and more! Don’t miss the special events and exciting field trips, including swimming twice per week and other fun outings.

Program Details

  • This program is staffed with caring and experienced counselors who attend more than 20 hours of staff training focused on working with school-aged participants.
  • Activities will take place indoors and outdoors.
  • Participants should bring a lunch and two snacks daily.
  • Please inquire with camp location to obtain most up-to-date field trip information. Field trips may be changed due to weather.
  • Campers will be given program t-shirts that should be worn on all non-pool field trips.

Program Hours

  • Program hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..
  • Early drop-off is available at 7:30 a.m., and all campers must be picked up by 6 p.m.

Program Cost and Location

  • Class Fee: $160
  • Locations - Ravenscroft School and Hilburn Academy

DIGI-Camps

Campers will gains hands-on experience with innovative digital media that they can use in everyday life. Partnering with Discovery Tech in Morrisville, DIGI Camps are offered for participants between the ages of 7 and 13. Topics include: video editing and movie making, video game design, robotics, and more. See the camp brochure for specific topics, dates, and times. Extended care beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. is available for an extra fee. Campers must be registered for both the DIGI camp session and extended care if both options are needed.

  • Class Fee - $195. Extended care - $75
  • Locations - Ravenscroft School

Program Specialist- Katie Walker Phone 919-996-6165

Still Have Questions?

Program Questions- Call the Youth Programs office at 919-996-6165 or email

Registration Questions- Call the Recreation Business Office at 919-996-4800 or email

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