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Posted on: June 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Suffolk Parks & Recreation Opening Limited Summer Camps

Suffolk Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the opening of limited Summer Camps.

In keeping with Forward Virginia Phased guidelines, limited Summer Camp spaces and sites will be available for rising Kindergarten to rising 6th graders. Four-year-olds must have completed the Suffolk Public School’s Pre-K4/Early Start program.

Precautions will be in place to ensure the safety of children and staff to include daily screening procedures.

Summer Camp will occur at three Joint-Use sites:  Booker T. Washington, Creekside, and Mack Benn, Jr. Recreation Centers. Drive-up registration will occur by appointment only.  Please call Recreation Supervisor Shanta Bynum, at (757) 514-4502, for a registration appointment.

Once an appointment is made, customers will be directed to registration sites at either Mack Benn, Jr. or Creekside Recreation Center. Customer must bring check or money order for payment, proof of residency, proof of child’s grade, and information for two emergency contacts. Staff will assist customers with registration forms.

Mack Benn, Jr. Recreation Center is located at 1253 Nansemond Parkway.

Booker T. Washington Recreation Center is located at 204 Walnut Street.

Creekside Recreation Center is located at 1000 Bennetts Creek Park Road.

Planet Recreation (June 29 - August 14, 7am – 6pm, Monday-Friday) This program is filled with fun activities, arts & crafts, and clubs.  Your child will have an awesome time and adventure participating in this program. The cost is $42.50 for the first one-week session, and $85 per two-week session, with a onetime $35 registration fee.

For more information, contact Recreation Supervisor Shanta Bynum at (757) 514-4502 or

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