PARKS & RECREATION FUN

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If are looking for something fun to do in Brunswick County, NC it’s a good bet that you will find it provided by the Parks and Recreation Departments of the towns. The employees of these departments are fun loving individuals who come up with ideas – and carry out those ideas – for events that are available to you on a continuing basis. You will find information about some of those upcoming events here.

Town of Oak Island, NC Parks and Recreation:
If you have missed the Summer Concert Series up to this point do not despair, there will be three more Friday evening concerts (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM) at Middleton Park. Those dates are 8/10, 8/17 and 8/24.
On 8/11, 8/16 and 8/25 you can check out Nature is Wild About Reading at the Oak Island Nature Center. Here, kids can listen to stories and make fun crafts from 11 AM until noon. Topics include: 8/11 – Seashells, 8/16 – Land and Sea Turtles, 8/25 – Trees, Leaves and Bark. Please preregister kids ages 4 and up at 278-5518.
On 8/14 at 6 PM you might enjoy the Turtle Talk offered by the OKI Sea Turtle Protection Program.
Interested in the coastal birds? Here’s one for you:
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8/15 from 2 PM until 3:30 PM you can learn all the tips and tricks of Bird Photography at a free program. You will also get tips on places nearby where you can find birds to photograph, how to stage your backyard to welcome birds, and understanding bird behavior.
How about a trip to Lake Waccamaw (fee $5) on 8/23 from 9 AM until 2 PM to see Alligators Up Close & Personal? (preregistration required)
And don’t forget the Labor Day Surf Off on 9/1.

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Boiling Spring Lakes, NC Parks and Recreation:
The Monthly Birthday Ice Cream Social is held from 12:30 PM until 1 PM the second Friday of each month. Come on out and celebrate with an ice cream sundae.
Karate for Kids is held on Mondays from 6 PM until 7 PM from August 13 through December 17.
Put your dancing shoes on and join the Line Dancing on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.
Bring your lunch and enjoy Brown Bag Lunch and a Movie on 8/16 from 11 AM until 2 PM.
Come to Dress Like a Nerd Day and enjoy lunch and maybe win a prize on 8/22 from 12 noon until 1 PM.
Get your friends together and join in the fun for Afternoon Adult Trivia on 8/23 from 11 AM until 2 PM. Pizza, salad and cash prizes will be offered. ($5 and RSVP by 8/20)

Summer Camp

School is out – or nearly so – and the kids will need something to keep them occupied. Summer camps are a great way for them to enjoy their time off from school. What the kids don’t realize is that while they are having fun at camp, they are also likely learning new skills that will keep their brains from turning to mush until the start of another year of school. Shhhh, don’t tell them. Brunswick County, NC abounds in summer camp programs, each with its own focus. There are pirate camps, horseback riding camps, ocean themed camps, farm camps and more. Check out a list of them below:

At http://southport.insiderinfo.us/kids-stuff/summer-camp/ you can find information about:

Bald Head Island Conservancy Camps:

Boiling Spring Lakes Summer Camp, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Camps, Camp Seabreeze & Coastal Explorers at the Baptist Assembly in Caswell Beach on Oak Island, Greenlands Children’s Farm Day Camps:

Pirate Boot Camp and the Youth Sailing Program in Southport.

At http://leland.insiderinfo.us/kids-stuff/summer-camp/ you can find information about:

King Tiger Tae Kwon Do and Seidokan Karate Summer Camps, both in Leland, Summer Camp at Coastal Day School, and horseback riding camps at Wonderland Farm: 

At http://oceanislebeach.insiderinfo.us/kids-stuff/summer-camp/ you can find information about summer camps at Champion Karate Center in Shallotte.