Parks & Rec Notes

July 1, 2013 


Contact: 919-934-2148;

Spartans’ Baseball Camp

The Spartans’ baseball camp for ages 7-16 is July 8-11 and from 9 a.m. until noon daily at Spartan Field on the SSS campus. The cost is $75 per camper and payable to Chase Crocker.

Volleyball Camp

A volleyball camp for girls ages 8-14 is set for July 8-11 in the SRAC gym from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The cost is $60 and payable to Kim Smith.

Spartans’ Softball Camp

Spartans’ Softball Camp for girls ages 7-16 is July 15-18 at Smithfield Community Park from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The camp costs $60 and is payable to Britney Smith.

River Rats Running Club

A Smithfield-based running Smithfield meets on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the large picnic shelter in Smithfield Community Park. There is a $20 fee which includes a club T-shirt. This is a club for beginners as well as seasoned runners; any and all ages are welcome. Some runs will be short, some runs will be long, and some will be timed. Bring your running goals whether they are a 5K, 10K, or marathon. All runs will be followed by a light stretch or cool down. For info, contact Tiffany Pearson at 919-934-2148, ext.112 or

Cheerleading Camps

Cheerleading camps for grades 1-5 and 6-12 will be held twice this summer. Camp for grades 6-12 is from 9 a.m. until noon, July 22-24 and costs $70 per session. Camp for grades 1-5 is from 10 a.m. until noon, June 27-28 and July 25-26 and costs $35. Camps are held at the SRAC gym and payments are to Jessica Brank.

Tennis Camps

Tennis camps for ages 5-7 and 8-14 will be held July 22-24. Camp for ages 5-7 runs from 6-7 p.m. and 8-14 camp is from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Smithfield Community Park tennis courts. The cost is $30 for ages 5-7 or $50 for ages 8-14, payable to Doug Simmons.

Soccer Camp

A soccer camp for ages 5-14 is July 15-18 at Smithfield Community Park from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. daily. The cost is $50 and payable to Steve Brush.

Aquatics, fitness programs

The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of aquatics classes and fitness programs. Visit or call 934-1408 for more information. Some of the fitness offerings include Cycling, Zumba, Hip Hop Hustle, Piyo, Turbo Kick, Total Body, Tai Chi, Inferno Cycle, P90X and Cycle Fusion. For more information regarding classes, please call 934-1408. All classes are roughly an hour long.


Contact: 919-975-1411;

Fall Soccer Registration

Youth recreational soccer league for boys and girls ages 4-14 (as of Aug. 1) is offered by the Selma Parks Dept. This program focuses on the fundamentals of soccer and developing the future player’s team skills. Players will practice middle of August with games starting after Labor Day. Registration fees are $25-30. Register by Aug. 2.

Youth Girls Volleyball

Selma Parks and Recreation will be offering a youth Volleyball League this fall for girls in grades 4-6. Practice will start in the middle of September and games will begin the last week of September. Registration fees are $25-30. Register by Aug. 16.

Yellow Jackets Football

Join Selma Parks and Recreation for this fun contact tackle sport for boys ages 7-12 (Aug. 1). Practices will begin the first of August with games starting end of August. A $50 refundable uniform deposit is required before participants can receive their equipment and uniform. Registration fees are $10-15. Register by July 26.

Yellow Jackets Cheerleading

Girls ages 6 - 12 (as of Aug. 1) can join the cheerleading squad to cheer at Yellow Jackets football games. Squads will practice starting in beginning of August and cheer at games starting end of August. A $50 refundable uniform deposit is required before participants can receive their equipment and uniform. Registration fees are $25-30 (includes bloomers and socks). Register by July 26.

Harrison Gym open play

Practice your moves, meet your friends, stay active and spend time with your family at the Harrison Gymnasium. Drop in for basketball with no reservations necessary. The court is available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must sign in each time and present a photo ID. Play for ages 18 and over is available Sundays from 4-6 p.m. The cost is $3 per person. Play for ages 55 and older is available on Fridays from 6-8 p.m. There is no charge for the Friday session.

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