Youth Programs

Nature Family Immersion Experience

We invite you to journey into nature through all of our senses during a guided nature immersion by a certified nature and forest therapy guide. Make vivid memories with your loved ones as we explore the outdoors in an experience inspired by the “Forest Bathing” practice from Japan. Please dress comfortably to be outdoors and bring a blanket, sheet, or camp chair to sit or lie down on. Sunscreen, bug spray, and a hat are recommended! Adults are invited to experience this with your children 8-18. For more information, you can visit and we look forward to seeing you out there! Download a Registration Form here.

Date: Saturday, July 9
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Aberdeen Lake Park, meet at the gazebo!
Cost: $25 per family for Aberdeen Residents
         $37.50 per family for Non-Residents

Movies by the Lake

Join us July through October, for family movies on the big screen. Concessions will be available for purchase. Rain dates will be the same time, the following day. Sponsors are always needed for our movie nights, if interested please call Aberdeen Parks and Recreation 910-944-7275. *Movies listed may be impacted by changing release dates and are subject to change.*

Admission: Free
Location: Aberdeen Lake Park
    July 15th at 8:30 p.m. - Sing 2
    August 19th at 8:15 p.m. - Encanto
    September 16th at 7:15 p.m. – Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    October 14th at 6:45 p.m. – Bad Guys

Summer Day Camp

Aberdeen Parks and Recreation is offering nine weeks of fun and excitement at summer day camp. Camp is for ages 5 - 12.   Each week is a different theme. Field trips and activities may be impacted/modified due to COVID-19 safety measures.  Registration opens February 14th.  To download a registration form, click here.  

Dates: Week of June 20 through the week of August 8 (Monday - Friday)
Time: 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Aberdeen Recreation Center

Cost Per week: $85 Aberdeen Residents
                          $130 Non-Residents
Registration: February 14 - May 27 (or until full)


Flag Football season is not far away and Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department is looking for boys and girls, ages 4-12, that can show their team spirit for Aberdeen’s Flag Football Teams. The cheerleaders will learn basic cheers, jumps, and kicks. Volunteer coaches and sponsors are always needed.

Dates: August 29th - end of October
Registration Deadline: August 19th or until full
Cost: $30 Aberdeen Residents
          $45 Non-Residents
Location: Colonial Heights Park

Tackle Loaner Program

Aberdeen Parks and Recreation has partnered with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission to offer the tackle loaner program for anglers of all ages. Participants over the age of 16 must have a fishing license. The program operates just like a library. Register for free to receive a tackle loaner ID card, which allows you to check out a rod and reel. Anglers under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian complete the registration form. First-time participants under 16 years of age will receive a free mini-tackle box. Tackle loaner ID cards can be used at other participating sites in North Carolina, but rods and reels must be returned to the original loaner site. Visit for a list of other participating sites. Rods and reels can be checked out at the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department, must be checked out and in during our office hours (Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.), and may be loaned overnight. We do not sell bait. Enjoy fishing at Aberdeen Lake Park or Ray’s Mill Park!

For more information contact, Parks & Rec at 910-944-7275.


Town of Aberdeen Parks & Recreation Department's Fee Policy 

The Parks and Recreation Department is an agency of the Town of Aberdeen and receives municipal tax revenue paid by residents living inside the corporate limits of the Town.  Others who live outside the corporate limits are charged a higher rate for participation in our programs because they do not pay Town taxes.


The policy for application of this fee differential is as follows:

You must live inside the corporate limits of Aberdeen at the time of your registration in order to be charged the Town of Aberdeen resident rate.  All others will be charged the non-resident rate.

Refunds of fees paid for most activities will be made under certain conditions.  For allowed refunds, there may be a refund fee of up to $5.00.  Refunds are not available after the activity registration deadline except for substantial hardships.  Complete refund policy is available upon request from the Parks and Recreation Department.

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