Youth and Family Services

Last updated Apr. 13, 2018 - 1:25 pm
Registration now open for 2018 Youth Programs!

Registration now open for 2018 Youth Programs!

Youth and Family Services Camps and Activities

The Raleigh Police Department hosts a number of summer camps and year-round opportunities for Raleigh's youth.
Program participants will receive ongoing mentoring to promote continued character development and educational reinforcement.
To apply for any of the programs below, fill out the online application. You may also email, youthandfamilyservices@raleighnc.gov. Come join us!
RBI MENTORSHIP BASEBALL LEAGUE (CO-ED | MAY 2018 – AUGUST 2018Ages 10-16Various City of Raleigh ParksThe Raleigh Police Department RBI Mentorship Baseball League is for 10-16 year old youth whoreside in the City of Raleigh and have limited experience playing baseball. Each team is led bycoaches and umpires who volunteer (officers, parents, and community leaders) their time to theleague. The RBI Mentorship Baseball League partners with Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources.Participants need to sign up at Community Centers in the Southeast Raleigh area. The seasonconcludes with an awards ceremony.Participant Max: 100+ Boys and GirlsContact: Officer Vince Doxbeck, Vincent.Doxbeck@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1302BASKETBALL CAMP (CO-ED) | JUNE 11-15, 2018Ages 10-14Roberts Park Community Center, 1300 E. Martin St., Raleigh NC 27610Basketball camp is designed to introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the sport.Raleigh police officers with basketball skills assist with learning and loving the game. Participants willlearn components of team sports and positive competition. The camp concludes with an awardsceremony.Participant Max: 20 Boys and GirlsContact: Officer Toni Council, Antoinette.Council@raleighnc.gov, 984-222-4301GIRLS INSPIRING REAL LEADERSHIP AND SISTERHOOD (G.I.R.L.S.) CAMPSession 1: June 18-29, 2018, Ages 14-16Session 2: July 9-20, 2018, Ages 11-13The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, 1924 Capital Blvd., Raleigh NC 27604G.I.R.L.S. Camp is geared toward mentoring, teaching and development. While the camp’s name waschanged by the 2017 Charm School participants, the program has remained the same. G.I.R.L.S Campfocuses on developing self-esteem, proper communication skills, anger management, forgiveness,and life skills. Participants are taught the importance of time management, nutrition and stressmanagement; take educational and college campus field trips; and much more including completingSTEM activities, listening to motivating Raleigh area guest speakers and visiting several City ofRaleigh departments. The camp wraps up with a graduation ceremony, complete with a certificatepresentation.Participant Max: 20 GirlsContact: Officer Julie Little, Julie.Little@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1645LEADERS OF TOMORROW CAMP | JULY 23 – AUGUST 3, 2018Ages 12-15Northeast Outreach Center, 4544 Capital Blvd, Raleigh NC 27604Leaders of Tomorrow Camp is geared toward mentoring, teaching and development. The camp isfocused on developing self-esteem, proper communication skills, anger management, forgiveness,and life skills. Participants are taught the importance of time management, nutrition and stressmanagement; take educational and college campus field trips STEM activities, listening tomotivating Raleigh area guest speakers, and visiting several City of Raleigh departments. The campconcludes with a graduation ceremony, complete with a certificate presentation.Participant Max: 20 BoysContact: Officer Dan Gordon, Daniel.Gordon@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1267JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY (CO-ED) | JULY 30 – AUGUST 10, 2018Ages 13-15Northeast Outreach Center, 4544 Capital Blvd., Raleigh NC 27604The Junior Police Academy is designed for those that have a desire to learn more about a career inlaw enforcement. Cadets will gain knowledge about the duties and expectations of a police officerand the different aspects of the police department. Previous participants have taken field tripsto the Wake County Courthouse and heard from several different professionals within the policedepartment. There are light physical exercises incorporated throughout the academy. The campconcludes with a graduation ceremony, complete with a certificate presentation.Participant Max: 20 Boys and GirlsContact: Officer James Carlton, James.Carlton@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1443SOCCER CAMPGirls Session: August 6 – August 10, 2018Boys Session: August 13 – August 17, 2018Ages 12-17Method Road Park, 514 Method RoadThe Soccer Camp provides instruction in technical skills and strategic awareness in an environmentthat promotes character, community, and love of the game. The camp provides opportunities forpersonal development through respect, honor, leadership, achievement and teamwork. Participantsare taught by experienced soccer players and coaches from within the Raleigh Police Department.These camps may take a field trip and hear presentations from Raleigh police personnel. The campwraps up with an awards ceremony.Participant Max: 45 Boys or GirlsContact: Officer Jeff Burgess, Jeffrey.Burgess@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1572EXPLORERS POST 911 | YEAR ROUNDAges 14-20Raleigh Police Training Center, 4205 Spring Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC 27616Explorer Post 911 stems from a partnership with Boy Scouts of America. The Explorer Post 911Program gives young men and women hands-on experience and exposure to the criminal justicefield. Explorers have the opportunity to see and train with police officers in a scaled down version ofactual law enforcement academy training. Along the way, Cadets will learn, have fun, face challenges,and discover whether a law enforcement career is right for them. Explorers also participate in socialactivities like law enforcement promotional ceremonies, community events, parades and the like.There are team building activities, light fitness exercises, information on proper nutrition, educationalfield trips and competitions.Participant Max: 30 Boys and GirlsContact: Officer James Carlton, James.Carlton@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1443Youth Program Participants will receive ongoing mentoring to promote continued characterdevelopment and educational reinforcement. You may also email,youthandfamilyservices@raleighnc.gov. Come join us!
RBI MENTORSHIP BASEBALL LEAGUE (CO-ED) | MAY 2018 – AUGUST 2018
Ages 10-16
Various City of Raleigh Parks
The Raleigh Police Department RBI Mentorship Baseball League is for 10-16-year-old youth who reside in the City of Raleigh and have limited experience playing baseball. Each team is led by coaches and umpires who volunteer (officers, parents, and community leaders) their time to the league. The RBI Mentorship Baseball League partners with Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources.Participants need to sign up at Community Centers in the Southeast Raleigh area. The season concludes with an awards ceremony.
Participant Max: 100+ Boys and Girls
Contact: Officer Vince Doxbeck, Vincent.Doxbeck@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1302
BASKETBALL CAMP (CO-ED) | JUNE 11-15, 2018
Ages 10-14
Roberts Park Community Center, 1300 E. Martin St., Raleigh NC 27610
Basketball camp is designed to introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the sport.Raleigh police officers with basketball skills assist with learning and loving the game. Participants will learn components of team sports and positive competition. The camp concludes with an awards ceremony.
Participant Max: 20 Boys and Girls
Contact: Officer Toni Council, Antoinette.Council@raleighnc.gov, 984-222-4301
GIRLS INSPIRING REAL LEADERSHIP AND SISTERHOOD (G.I.R.L.S.) CAMP
Session 1: June 18-29, 2018, Ages 14-16
Session 2: July 9-20, 2018, Ages 11-13
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, 1924 Capital Blvd., Raleigh NC 27604
G.I.R.L.S. Camp is geared toward mentoring, teaching and development. While the camp’s name was changed by the 2017 Charm School participants, the program has remained the same. G.I.R.L.S Camp focuses on developing self-esteem, proper communication skills, anger management, forgiveness, and life skills. Participants are taught the importance of time management, nutrition, and stress management; take educational and college campus field trips; and much more including completing STEM activities, listening to motivating Raleigh area guest speakers, and visiting several City of Raleigh departments. The camp wraps up with a graduation ceremony, complete with a certificate presentation.
Participant Max: 20 Girls
Contact: Officer Julie Little, Julie.Little@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1645
LEADERS OF TOMORROW CAMP | JULY 23 – AUGUST 3, 2018
Ages 12-15
Northeast Outreach Center, 4544 Capital Blvd, Raleigh NC 27604
Leaders of Tomorrow Camp is geared toward mentoring, teaching and development. The camp is focused on developing self-esteem, proper communication skills, anger management, forgiveness, and life skills. Participants are taught the importance of time management, nutrition, and stress management; take educational and college campus field trips STEM activities, listening to motivating Raleigh area guest speakers, and visiting several City of Raleigh departments. The camp concludes with a graduation ceremony, complete with a certificate presentation.
Participant Max: 20 Boys
Contact: Officer Dan Gordon, Daniel.Gordon@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1267
JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY (CO-ED) | JULY 30 – AUGUST 10, 2018
Ages 13-15
Northeast Outreach Center, 4544 Capital Blvd., Raleigh NC 27604
The Junior Police Academy is designed for those that have a desire to learn more about a career in law enforcement. Cadets will gain knowledge about the duties and expectations of a police officer and the different aspects of the police department. Previous participants have taken field trips to the Wake County Courthouse and heard from several different professionals within the police department. There are light physical exercises incorporated throughout the academy. The camp concludes with a graduation ceremony, complete with a certificate presentation.
Participant Max: 20 Boys and Girls
Contact: Officer James Carlton, James.Carlton@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1443
SOCCER CAMP
Girls Session: August 6 – August 10, 2018
Boys Session: August 13 – August 17, 2018 Ages 12-17
Method Road Park, 514 Method Road
The Soccer Camp provides instruction in technical skills and strategic awareness in an environment that promotes character, community, and love of the game. The camp provides opportunities for personal development through respect, honor, leadership, achievement, and teamwork. Participants are taught by experienced soccer players and coaches from within the Raleigh Police Department.These camps may take a field trip and hear presentations from Raleigh police personnel. The camp wraps up with an awards ceremony.
Participant Max: 45 Boys or Girls
Contact: Officer Jeff Burgess, Jeffrey.Burgess@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1572
EXPLORERS POST 911 | YEAR ROUND
Ages 14-20
Raleigh Police Training Center, 4205 Spring Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC 27616
Explorer Post 911 stems from a partnership with Boy Scouts of America. The Explorer Post 911Program gives young men and women hands-on experience and exposure to the criminal justice field. Explorers have the opportunity to see and train with police officers in a scaled down version of actual law enforcement academy training. Along the way, Cadets will learn, have fun, face challenges, and discover whether a law enforcement career is right for them. Explorers also participate in social activities like law enforcement promotional ceremonies, community events, parades and the like.There are team building activities, light fitness exercises, information on proper nutrition, educational field trips and competitions.
Participant Max: 30 Boys and Girls
Contact: Officer James Carlton, James.Carlton@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1443

The Raleigh Police Department hosts a number of summer camps and year-round opportunities for Raleigh's youth.

Program participants will receive ongoing mentoring to promote continued character development and educational reinforcement.

To apply for any of the programs below, fill out the online application. You may also email, youthandfamilyservices@raleighnc.gov. Come join us!


RBI MENTORSHIP BASEBALL LEAGUE (CO-ED) | MAY 2018 – AUGUST 2018
Ages 10-16
Various City of Raleigh Parks

The Raleigh Police Department RBI Mentorship Baseball League is for 10-16-year-old youth who reside in the City of Raleigh and have limited experience playing baseball. Each team is led by coaches and umpires who volunteer (officers, parents, and community leaders) their time to the league. The RBI Mentorship Baseball League partners with Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources.Participants need to sign up at Community Centers in the Southeast Raleigh area. The season concludes with an awards ceremony.

Participant Max: 100+ Boys and Girls
Contact: Officer Vince Doxbeck, Vincent.Doxbeck@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1302

BASKETBALL CAMP (CO-ED) | JUNE 11-15, 2018
Ages 10-14
Roberts Park Community Center, 1300 E. Martin St., Raleigh NC 27610Basketball camp is designed to introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the sport.Raleigh police officers with basketball skills assist with learning and loving the game. Participants will learn components of team sports and positive competition. The camp concludes with an awards ceremony.

Participant Max: 20 Boys and Girls
Contact: Officer Toni Council, Antoinette.Council@raleighnc.gov, 984-222-4301

GIRLS INSPIRING REAL LEADERSHIP AND SISTERHOOD (G.I.R.L.S.) CAMP
Session 1: June 18-29, 2018, Ages 14-16
Session 2: July 9-20, 2018, Ages 11-13
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, 1924 Capital Blvd., Raleigh NC 27604

G.I.R.L.S. Camp is geared toward mentoring, teaching and development. While the camp’s name was changed by the 2017 Charm School participants, the program has remained the same. G.I.R.L.S Camp focuses on developing self-esteem, proper communication skills, anger management, forgiveness, and life skills. Participants are taught the importance of time management, nutrition, and stress management; take educational and college campus field trips; and much more including completingSTEM activities, listening to motivating Raleigh area guest speakers and visiting several City of Raleigh departments. The camp wraps up with a graduation ceremony, complete with a certificate presentation.

Participant Max: 20 Girls
Contact: Officer Julie Little, Julie.Little@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1645

LEADERS OF TOMORROW CAMP | JULY 23 – AUGUST 3, 2018
Ages 12-15
Northeast Outreach Center, 4544 Capital Blvd, Raleigh NC 27604

Leaders of Tomorrow Camp is geared toward mentoring, teaching and development. The camp is focused on developing self-esteem, proper communication skills, anger management, forgiveness, and life skills. Participants are taught the importance of time management, nutrition, and stress management; take educational and college campus field trips STEM activities, listening to motivating Raleigh area guest speakers, and visiting several City of Raleigh departments. The camp concludes with a graduation ceremony, complete with a certificate presentation.

Participant Max: 20 Boys
Contact: Officer Dan Gordon, Daniel.Gordon@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1267

JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY (CO-ED) | JULY 30 – AUGUST 10, 2018
Ages 13-15
Northeast Outreach Center, 4544 Capital Blvd., Raleigh NC 27604

The Junior Police Academy is designed for those that have a desire to learn more about a career in law enforcement. Cadets will gain knowledge about the duties and expectations of a police officer and the different aspects of the police department. Previous participants have taken field trips to the Wake County Courthouse and heard from several different professionals within the police department. There are light physical exercises incorporated throughout the academy. The camp concludes with a graduation ceremony, complete with a certificate presentation.

Participant Max: 20 Boys and Girls
Contact: Officer James Carlton, James.Carlton@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1443

SOCCER CAMP
Girls Session: August 6 – August 10, 2018
Boys Session: August 13 – August 17, 2018
Ages 12-17
Method Road Park, 514 Method Road

The Soccer Camp provides instruction in technical skills and strategic awareness in an environment that promotes character, community, and love of the game. The camp provides opportunities for personal development through respect, honor, leadership, achievement, and teamwork. Participants are taught by experienced soccer players and coaches from within the Raleigh Police Department.These camps may take a field trip and hear presentations from Raleigh police personnel. The camp wraps up with an awards ceremony.

Participant Max: 45 Boys or Girls
Contact: Officer Jeff Burgess, Jeffrey.Burgess@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1572

EXPLORERS POST 911 | YEAR ROUND
Ages 14-20
Raleigh Police Training Center, 4205 Spring Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC 27616

Explorer Post 911 stems from a partnership with Boy Scouts of America. The Explorer Post 911Program gives young men and women hands-on experience and exposure to the criminal justice field. Explorers have the opportunity to see and train with police officers in a scaled down version of actual law enforcement academy training. Along the way, Cadets will learn, have fun, face challenges,and discover whether a law enforcement career is right for them. Explorers also participate in social activities like law enforcement promotional ceremonies, community events, parades and the like.There are team building activities, light fitness exercises, information on proper nutrition, educational field trips and competitions.

Participant Max: 30 Boys and Girls
Contact: Officer James Carlton, James.Carlton@raleighnc.gov, 919-996-1443

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