Before & After School Programs

Keep your child safe with a quality after school program that will enrich and enhance their school age years. The Recreation and Parks Department offers seven after school programs located throughout the City. Each of the seven locations for the program includes:

  • Qualified staffWacky Tacky Kids day
  • Ratio of 1:16
  • Group activities
  • Homework time
  • Snack time
  • Arts & crafts

Due to changes in the 2020-2021 School Year Calendar and format, we developed a program that we hope will accommodate the changes made by Onslow County Schools in response to COVID-19 for a large number of students.  We will be following guidelines issued by the NCDHHS and Onslow County School at the programs we will offer during the school year.  If you have any questions, please call us at 910 938-5312.

Program Locations

After School Programs are located at:

  • Carolina Forest Elementary School (Grades K-5)
  • Jacksonville Commons Elementary (Grades K - 2)
  • Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center (Grades 3 - 5)
  • Northwoods Recreation Center (Grades K - 5 for Northwoods & Clyde Erwin Elementary Schools)
  • Parkwood Elementary School (Grades K - 5)
  • Bell Fork Elementary (Grades K - 5)

After School Program Cost

Type of Membership
Cost Per Child Per Month
Cost Per Child
Per Month


To register, please call 910 938-5312.  If you have more than two children, each additional child after the second is half price. Annual registration for this program begins in July before the school year begins.

Enrollment in Draft Payments

We now offer Draft Payments for Before/After School Fees! Simply complete the enrollment form (PDF) and submit to the Administration office with a cancelled check.

For additional information or questions regarding registration, please contact the administrative office at 910 938-5312.