C.A.R.E.

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 Are your kids bored after school? Would they enjoy being with other children, playing games and sports, doing arts and crafts, singing dancing and music activities? If the answer is “yes”, then think about signing your child up to attend one of our C.A.R.E (Children’s Afterschool Recreation Experience) programs. 


Augusta County Parks and Recreation will operate eight C.A.R.E. programs for the 2016-2017 school year throughout the county for elementary school-aged children in Kindergarten through grade 5. These programs are developed with the purpose of helping families provide daily recreational activities for their children following school’s dismissal. Emphasis is placed on providing physical activities, development of gross and fine motor skills, healthy competition and good sportsmanship, and the development of interest in different leisure activities and hobbies. These programs are not academically based and are not tutoring or homework programs; however, each program does have a 30 minute courtesy homework time set aside. 

The C.A.R.E. programs meet Monday - Friday from school’s dismissal until 6:00 pm according to the Augusta County Schools calendar at the following schools: Beverley Manor Elementary, Cassell Elementary, Clymore Elementary, Riverheads Elementary, Stuarts Draft Elementary, Stump Elementary, Verona Elementary and Wilson Elementary.

To enroll your child in one of the C.A.R.E. programs for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year, please call our office to inquiry if space is still available at the school your child attends. 

To enroll your child in one of the C.A.R.E. programs for the 2016-2017 school year, follow the steps listed below. 

  1. If your child has not been pre-registered for a program, call Parks and Recreation at 245-5727 to make sure there is space available and pre-register your child over the phone.

  2. Download a Registration Form. Complete and return the form to us by mailing it to P.O. Box 590, Verona, VA. 24482, faxing it to 245-5732, or emailing it to vyork@co.augusta.va.us .

  3. Download the appropriate fees chart to make payment.
    1. August 2016 Fees Chart  
    2. Monthly September 2016-April 2017 Fees Chart
    3. May 2017 Fees Chart

Please make sure you are looking at the correct chart when you send payment. If your child is beginning at the start of a new month (except August) you will owe the monthly fee plus a $25 registration fee. If your child is beginning after the start of a new month, you will need to call for the payment amount that will be due. A $25 registration fee will also be due. Payment can be mailed to the above address or by calling Parks and Recreation and paying over the phone with a VISA, Discover or MasterCard.  Online payment is also available.   

4. Please download and read the updated Parent Handbook. There are some important procedures you as a parent will need to follow for your child to stay in the program.