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Youth Programs

School Based Programs and Summer Camps

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Before School X-Press After School X-Press Community After School Program (CAPs) Track Out X-Press Summer Camps - Summer X-Press Summer Specialty Camps

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


Before School X-Press

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.

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) | Suzanne Walker, 919-996-6165

Barwell Road Community Center

Brier Creek Community Center

Harris Creek Elementary School

Marsh Creek Community Center

Pleasant Grove Elementary School

River Bend Elementary School

Sycamore Creek Elementary School

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, nature, music, and food experience. Participants also will have time to work on homework.

See Program Overview, Locations, and Costs Here

Track Out X-Press

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. 

The program provides a stimulating atmosphere through organized activities such as recreational games and sports, field trips and arts and crafts, as well as many learning opportunities through food experiences, science and nature activities and computer technology. Participants will receive a program T-shirt that should be worn on all field trips other than swimming pools.

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


  • 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) | Suzanne Walker, 919-996-6165

Barwell Road Track Out Program | Track 4 Only 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: Lindsey Trent, 919-996-3150
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: Piper Taylor, 919-996-4924
Assistant Site Manager: Shannon Bass
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

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.

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

$35/week Center Locations

$70/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

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    Summer Explorers Camp Age: 6 - 12 years

    Come and explore an endless variety of activities at Summer Explorer Camp! Participants will enjoy recreational activities; including arts & crafts, food experiences, activity specialists, sports, games, special events and more! Don’t miss the 4 exciting field trips each week; including swimming twice per week. This program offers low camper to staff ratios with caring and experienced staff who have attended 25+ hours of training focused on working with school-aged participants. Structured program hours are 9 am to 4:30 p.m. Curbside early drop off is available at all locations from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Campers must be picked up by 6 p.m. Activities will take place both indoors and outdoors throughout the day. Participants should bring a lunch and two snacks each day. Camp fees will be prorated to $136 for the week of June 29-July 2.

    Program Cost and Location

    • Class Fee: $170
    • Locations - Ravenscroft School, Hilburn Academy, and Abbotts Creek Elementary


    Campers will gains hands-on experience with innovative digital media that they can use in everyday life. Partnering with Tech Academy, DIGI Camps are offered for participants between the ages of 6 and 12. Topics include 3D printing, game coding, robotics, movie-making, and more. See the camp brochure for specific topics, dates, and times. Digital lessons are for 3 hours of the camp day.

    • Class Fee - $250
    • Locations - Ravenscroft School 

    Program Specialist- Katie Walker Phone 919-996-6165



    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

    Lead Department:
    Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
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