Youth Programs

Cheerleading

Basketball season is not far away and we are looking for boys and girls, ages 4-12, that can show their team spirit for Aberdeen’s basketball teams. The cheerleaders will learn basic cheers, jumps, and kicks.  Download a registration form, here.

Fees: $30 Aberdeen Residents
          $45 Non-Residents
Basketball Season Registration Deadline: December 11th or until full
First Practice: TBD (subject to change)

All About Beavers - Program is FULL

Join us to learn all about the amazing beaver - nature's ecosystem engineers. Participants will learn about beaver adaptations with a fun filled activity and even go on a short hike to look for signs of beavers. An adult (18+) must accompany their child(ren), but do not have to pay the program fee. This program is for ages 5-12 (as of 8/31/2020).  Pre-registration is required for this program.

Date: March 6th
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Program is full. 
Cost: $5.00
Location: Aberdeen Recreation Center

Gardening for Pollinators

Prepare your garden for spring by planting for pollinators. Learn how pollinators play an essential role in every ecosystem and what to plant to provide food and habitat for them. Pre-registration is required for this program. Download a registration form, hereThis program is for 16+ years old.

Date: March 6th
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: February 26th or until full
Cost: $5
Location: Aberdeen Recreation Center

Easter Eggstravaganza

The Easter Eggstravaganza will be held Saturday, March 27th at Malcolm Blue Farm.  The event is free but pre-registration is required for this event.  Aberdeen residents will have first priority to sign up until end of day March 10th or until full. From March 11th or until full both residents and non-residents may sign up.  Resident and non-resident status is based on whether individuals pay Town of Aberdeen property taxes. Those who pay Town of Aberdeen property taxes are Aberdeen residents for these purposes.

To register, call Aberdeen Parks and Recreation at 910-944-7275. (M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Only 1 adult will be allowed for every 2 children. Limit of 2 adults per family.

Arrival times:
Ages 0-3: 10:00 a.m.
Ages 4-6: 11:30 a.m.
Ages 7-9: 1:00 p.m.

Prize eggs will be hidden in each age group. The Easter Bunny will be present to take pictures.

All COVID-19 safety regulations will be followed. Masks will be required for everyone 5 years and older.

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Spring Break Day Camp

This camp runs during Moore County Public School’s spring break week. Campers will take field trips and enjoy several fun activities. Campers must provide their own lunch, snacks, and water.  Camp is for children ages 5 - 12 as of 8/31/2020.  A Registration Form and Parent Information Packet must be filled out and signed for each camper.

* Field trips and activities may be impacted/modified due to COVID-19 safety measures.  

Dates: April 5th - 9th
Time: 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: March 26th or until full
Cost: $85 Aberdeen Residents
         $130 Non-Residents
Location: Aberdeen Recreation Center

Kids Fishing

Join us for this fun fishing program! Participants, ages 7-12, will learn parts of a fishing rod, how to bait a hook, cast, and then go fishing in the lake. Perfect for beginner fishers, all equipment is provided including rod, reel, and bait. An adult (18+) must accompany their child(ren), but does not have to pay the program fee. Adults will be assisting their child(ren) when fishing. Sign up for our Tackle Loaner Program and get a free tackle box! Pre-registration is required for this program.  Download a registration form, here.

Date: May 22nd
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: May 14th or until full
Cost: $5 Aberdeen Residents
          $10 Non-Residents
Location: Recreation Center/Aberdeen Lake

Tree ID Trek 

Come and learn how to identify some common trees found in NC. Participants will learn features of tree ID that will help year-round. Participants will take home a free tree ID guide! Pre-registration is required.  Download a registration form, hereThis event is for 16+ years old.

Date:  May 22nd
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: May 14th or until full
Cost: $5 Aberdeen Residents
          $10 Non-Residents
Location: Recreation Center

Mini-Masters 1/2 Day Art Camp

Ages 5-12 (as of 8/31/2020)
Create your own masterpieces with instructor Nicole Torres. Campers will learn about famous artists throughout history and create fun replicas. Campers will need to bring a water bottle and snack each day.  To download a Registration Form, click here.

Dates: June 7th-11th
Time: Ages 5-8, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
          Ages 9-12, 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: June 5th or until full
Cost: $60 Aberdeen Residents
          $90 Non Residents
Location: Aberdeen Recreation Center
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Summer Day Camp

Aberdeen Parks and Recreation is offering seven weeks of fun and excitement at day camp. Campers will play group games, participate in arts and crafts, go swimming, and go on field trips. Each week is a different theme.  Camp is for children ages 5 - 12 as of 8/31/2020.  A Registration Form and Parent Information Packet must be filled out and signed for each camper.

* Field trips and activities may be impacted/modified due to COVID-19 safety measures.

Dates: Week of June 14th to TBD
Time: 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Registration: February 15th - May 28th or until full
Cost Per week: $85 Aberdeen Residents
                         $130 Non-Residents
Location: Aberdeen Recreation Center


Tackle Loaner Program

Aberdeen Parks and Recreation has partnered with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission to offer the tackle loaner program for anglers of all ages. Participants over the age of 16 must have a fishing license. The program operates just like a library. Register for free to receive a tackle loaner ID card, which allows you to check out a rod and reel. Anglers under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian complete the registration form. First-time participants under 16 years of age will receive a free mini-tackle box. Tackle loaner ID cards can be used at other participating sites in North Carolina, but rods and reels must be returned to the original loaner site. Visit ncwildlife.org for a list of other participating sites. Rods and reels can be checked out at the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department, must be checked out and in during our office hours (Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.), and may be loaned overnight. We do not sell bait. Enjoy fishing at Aberdeen Lake Park or Ray’s Mill Park!



For more information contact, Parks & Rec at 910-944-7275.

 



Town of Aberdeen Parks & Recreation Department's Fee Policy 

The Parks and Recreation Department is an agency of the Town of Aberdeen and receives municipal tax revenue paid by residents living inside the corporate limits of the Town.  Others who live outside the corporate limits are charged a higher rate for participation in our programs because they do not pay Town taxes.

 

The policy for application of this fee differential is as follows:

You must live inside the corporate limits of Aberdeen at the time of your registration in order to be charged the Town of Aberdeen resident rate.  All others will be charged the non-resident rate.

Refunds of fees paid for most activities will be made under certain conditions.  For allowed refunds, there may be a refund fee of up to $5.00.  Refunds are not available after the activity registration deadline except for substantial hardships.  Complete refund policy is available upon request from the Parks and Recreation Department.

       
       
       
       
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