Topsail Island Summer of Fun for the Kids: Summer Camps, Story Time, and a Free Fishing Tournament

Topsail Island EventsMay 8, 2013 by Amy Baker

In just a matter of weeks, school will be “out,” and the long lazy days of summer will be upon us!  Kids and parents alike can finally enjoy some much needed R &R along the shores of Topsail Island! Whether your family is here for one week or for the whole summer, make sure you don’t miss the fun!  As you already know, there is plenty to do around here, but we wanted to make you aware of a few upcoming local activities specifically designed for the kids. Take a look at these great opportunities all around Topsail Island.

Primarily, both Onslow County and Surf City Parks and Recreation Departments are offering local day camps throughout most of the summer for youth ages 6-15.Summer Camp Shark

Surf City Summer Camps

Opportunities for fun and adventure abound in the various themed weeks of summer camp at the Surf City Community Center, which will be held 5 days a week from June 10-August 19 (except for the week of July 1-5). Kids ages 6-9 can experience everything from space adventures and superheroes to the Wild West and pirates. (Don’t worry parents, these camps are designed to be educational and promote safety.)

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Most camps run Monday-Friday from 9-3, and cost $150. More information is available online at Click here for camp schedules and registration information.
Youth ages 8-15 might also be interested in sharpening their skills on the field, the court, or the waves with one of Surf City’s Sports Camps.  They can take their pick from basketball, volleyball, soccer, or surfing. The town of Surf City has gathered some excellent professional coaches and local teams to help out. More information is available at Soccer

Onslow County Summer Camps

The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring summer camps conveniently located on-site at various local schools including: Dixon Middle, Hunters Creek Middle, Southwest Middle, Summersill Elementary, and Swansboro Middle. Children will hear from guest speakers and participate in field trips, games, arts, and other activities.

Volleyball CampThere will be two sessions and each session will be four weeks long. Session I begins June 17 and ends July 12, 2013. The second session starts on July 15 and goes through August 9, 2013.

Classes are every day, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 AM-5:30 PM. Sessions require a $130 registration fee. (Multiple children from the same family will receive a small discount.) In addition, children should bring their own snacks and lunches.

Don’t wait! Click here to Register on-line today to secure your child’s place. (Each session can accommodate only 50 campers.) For more information about the camps, check out the special events page on the Onslow County website.Onslow County Kids Soccer Camp

Local Fun for Preschoolers Too
We don’t want to leave anyone out! Make sure you take advantage of story time at the Sneads Ferry Library. Every Tuesday at 10 AM, preschoolers and their parents can come and hear stories, explore the children’s collection, and engage in fun activities. More information is available online.

Youth Fishing Tournament
East Coast Sports and Surf City Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a FREE fishing tournament for youth on June 15, 2013 from 11 AM—12 PM at Soundside Park in Surf City, NC. Pre-registration will open on June 7th at East Coast Sports; same day registration is available at the park. Be sure to get there early, since the first 180 children (under 12 years old) will receive a FREE rod and reel! Gift certificates and trophies will be awarded to 1st-3rd place winners. Other participants finishing in the top 35 will also receive trophies!  Don’t miss these exciting and fun summer opportunities on Topsail!


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