Summer Camps

The Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of summer camps for youth. Links to the registration forms for available camps are listed below. Scroll down for more information about each camp. Registration links are added as camps are scheduled. If your camp doesn't have a registration link, please check back!
  • Wilmington Hammerheads Soccer Camp, Ages 5-14
  • WBOR Junior Lifeguard Program, Ages 9-17 
  • Lacrosse Camp, Ages 6-14
  • Tennis Camp, Ages 6-10
  • Basketball Camp, Ages 11-14
  • Flag Football Camp, Ages 11-14
  • Performance Club Camp, Ages 4*-13
  • Cotillion Manners Camp, Ages 4*-8
  • Kids' Cooking Camp, Ages 8-13
  • Babysitter Training, Ages 11-14 
  • CB Strength Training & Conditioning for Youth, Ages 11-17

*entering kindergarten in the fall.

Wilmington Hammerheads Soccer Camp

The goal of the Wilmington Hammerheads and the Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Department is to provide the highest quality soccer coaching program to the youth of our community. We are dedicated to teaching the fundamental skills and advanced technical and tactical play necessary to enhance each player’s game. Pre-registration is required. 

Strength Training & Conditioning for Youth

The Strength Training & Conditioning for Youth program is offered to middle and high school athletes to help them stay in shape during the off season.  Participants will be taught the proper form when it comes to speed and resistance training with an emphasis on injury prevention.  This program is designed to help young athletes become quicker, stronger, and faster. The summer is a pivotal time for athletes to develop and perfect their craft. Strength Training and Conditioning for Youth is designed for serious athletes that are looking to gain a competitive edge by outworking the competition.  The program will be led by former college/professional athletes.

Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard Program
The Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard Program is committed to teaching the fundamentals of beach safety, first aid, and environmental awareness in a physically active and fun-filled week of activities. The Junior Lifeguards will learn from, and sometimes alongside, current WBOR Lifeguards, gaining a true sense of the role, responsibilities, and rewards of today’s oceanfront professionals.

Lacrosse Camp
Cape Fear Academy Head Coach Paul Gilbert leads the Summer Lacrosse Camp at Wrightsville Beach Park. His team of instructors includes local area middle school and high school coaches. The goal of this camp is to teach the fundamentals of lacrosse to youth in a fun and positive way. Sessions will consist of stick skills, and drills teaching proper catching and throwing. In addition to teaching the rules of the game, sportsmanship will be taught, modeled and rewarded.

Tennis Camp

Tennis pro Jackie Jenkins has been a UKLTA registered coach since 1977. Instruction includes the beginning basics of tennis emphasizing sound fundamentals, from grips and proper footwork, to stroke production and movement. QuickStart sessions will be offered for youth ages 6 - 8 and 9 - 12. The QuickStart method provides for a smaller court and racket, lower net, and tennis balls that have less bounce allowing the age 12 and under students to begin playing tennis almost immediately.

Basketball Camp

Groundwork Basketball Player Development, LLC leads this one-week camp with their team of professional skill development coaches. Groundwork coaches have basketball experience at the collegiate and professional level as well as years of personal coaching experience. During these 5 days, players will gain knowledge on ball handling, proper shooting form, correct shooting footwork, teamwork, leadership skills, defensive skills, and offensive moves.

Cape Fear Cotillion Manners Camp

Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation offers a one week summer camp that will make manners fun. Through games, crafts, and activities, campers will learn basic etiquette, sportsmanship, table manners, popular and ballroom dancing, and many more important skills that will last a lifetime. "Learning proper behavior early helps create a lifetime of success and confidence in any social situation." All supplies and a daily snack are included. 

Performance Club Summer Camp

Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation offers weekly creative performing arts sessions. Professional actor, L.J. Woodard is the instructor of these exciting camps. All supplies and a daily snack are included in the fee. 

Kids' Cooking Summer Camp

Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation offers Kids' Cooking Summer Camp. Kids will learn creative, simple recipes with hands-on preparation, as well as healthy eating habits and good nutritional choices. All supplies and a daily snack are included in the fee.

Registering for Summer Camps

Pre-registration is required. Completed registration form with appropriate fees may be mailed to the address below or delivered to the park office anytime Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 626
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480