Summer Camps

Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation offers a variety of summer camps for youth. Scroll down for more information about each camp.

2020 Camp Information:

We are updating this page with camp dates for planning purposes. We will add registration links (in green) as they become available. We will also send out email notification with links to all camps. To be added to our email list, please let us know at

Basketball Camp - Ages 6-9, August 10 - 13, 2020

Cotillion Manners Camp - Ages 4-8 (rising kindergarten), June 22 - 26, 2020

Flag Football Camp - Ages 6-9, August 3 - 7, 2020.

Kids' Cooking Camp

Lacrosse Camp

Performance Club Camp:
Kids of America: June 29 - July 2, 2020
Broadway at the Beach: July 13 - 17, 2020
Kids with Character: July 20 - 24, 2020

Strength Training and Conditioning for Youth - Ages 11-16, June 15 -  August 19, 2020. 

Tennis Camp - Ages 6-10, June 15 - 18, 2020

Wilmington Hammerheads Soccer Camp

WBOR Jr. Lifeguard Program - Ages 9-17, Registration opens Monday, March 2, 2020. Camp Dates for Summer 2020:
Session 1- June 22-26, 2020
Session 2 - July 20-24, 2020

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. 

Flag Football Camp

Participants will hone in on football fundamentals through agility drills, speed drills, skills training, and conditioning. Team building exercises are incorporated throughout the program to build and strengthen character, confidence, self-esteem, and a “team-first” attitude.

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.

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.

Kids Run the Nation for Adults & Youth

Looking for a great workout? This summer you can train with the KRTN coaches along with your child(ren) for a fun and  challenging one hour run and full-body workout. Adult-sized workouts with KRTN coaches for you, and youth-sized workouts with KRTN coaches for your kids. One happy, fit family! No matter what your running level, we’ll help you run farther and faster—and you’ll have fun doing it!  This 7-week, 14-session program is lead by Kids Run the Nation—Wilmington, NC Director, Billy Block.

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. 

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. 

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.

Wilmington Hammerheads Soccer Camp

The goal of the Wilmington Hammerheads and Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation 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. 

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.

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