After School X-Press REC (Recreation and Education Centers) Parks Play, Activate, Connect Kids (PACK) Before School X-Press Community After School Program (CAPs) Track Out X-Press Summer X-Press Camps Summer Specialty Camps
Coming soon! Updated program opportunities beginning January 2021 for school-based and teen programs.
Youth Programs has modified existing programming to continue offering school-based programs and summer camp opportunities to children in grades K-8. We're currently offering After School X-Press, Parks Play, Activate, Connect Kids (PACK), and REC (Recreation and Education Centers). Traditional Before School X-Press, Track Out X-Press, Community After School Program (CAPs), Teen Outreach Program (TOPs), and YES day programs are canceled for Fall 2020. We recognize that families continue to balance work while supporting student’s education needs. Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources staff are working to evaluate programs to continue serving our customers for these program areas.
Please continue to visit this page for additional Youth Programs specific updates and changes. See all Parks COVID-19 information here.
After School X-Press
The After School X-Press Program is being offered at select locations throughout the City of Raleigh following the Wake County Traditional and Year-Round school calendar. This program is offered for Plan B students attending schools starting on November 16, 2020.
REC (Recreation and Education Centers)
This program is designed for students participating in traditional, year-round and modified school calendars, home school students, or participants enrolled in virtual learning.
Parks Play, Activate, Connect Kids (PACK)
The Parks Play, Activate, Connect Kids Program (PACK) is a free after school recreation based program for youth in kindergarten through 5th grade that is offered at five local community centers across the City of Raleigh. The program includes recreational games, arts, crafts, and various specialty activities.
Before School X-Press
Traditional Before School X-Press is canceled for Fall 2020.
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, crafts, playground time, gym games, and more.
Community After School Program (CAPs)
Community After School Program (CAPs) is canceled for Fall 2020.
The following sites are offering the CAPs at their site. Please contact the site directly for more information.
Track Out X-Press
Traditional Track Out X-Press is canceled for Fall 2020.
Track Out X-Press strives to provide high-quality activities and new learning opportunities at a reasonable cost for children who are tracked out of year-round or modified schools. Members of the program staff complete training in areas such as first-aid, behavior management, and age‑appropriate activity planning. This enables them to provide a safe environment in which children can play and learn.
Summer X-Press Camps
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.
Summer Specialty Camps
Program Specialist: Katie Walker, 919-996-6165
When updated summer specialty camp information is available, it will be posted here.