Kids from FAST summer camp in Wilmington, NC visiting a fire station.

Greater Wilmington NC Summer Camps for Kids

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Personal note: Thanks for visiting to learn more about summer camps in Wilmington NC! We have a great list for you.  We are so lucky to have found an incredible summer camp and after-school program called Fitness After School Training (FAST).  Mike and Jennifer Young run this camp and focus on sports, fitness, and all around fun things to do.  We love it, and more importantly our sons love it Looking for some exciting summer...
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Events Center at Halyburton Park

Halyburton Park

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To contact Halyburton Park, please call (910) 341-0075. Halyburton Park is managed by the City of Wilmington, NC and is located on S. 17th St. beyond Cameron Art Museum and just before you get to S. College Road. Halyburton has a smooth paved 1.3 mile loop trail through the pine forest with off-road hiking trails through the middle of the loop. Halyburton is a favorite destination for families because of the two playgrounds, swingset, picnic...
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Girls having school lunch in Pender County NC

Pender County Lunch Menus

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Are you looking for information on Pender County School Lunch Menus? Detailed lunch and breakfast menus for elementary, middle, and high schools are posted on the Pender County Schools website. You can also find in depth nutritional information for each item that’s served at school on their website under “nutritional analyses.” All meals served in Pender County Schools are based on USDA guidelines and meet state and federal regulations to ensure that each student has…

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Brunswick County School Lunch Menu

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Want to check out the Brunswick County School Lunch Menu and see what your child’s school is serving up for lunch? All meals served at Brunswick County schools meet both state and federal requirements regarding child nutrition in schools. These regulations have been put into place to encourage students to eat healthy. They also ensure that students are offered a variety of foods from different food groups that meet specified criteria for calories, saturated fat,…

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Girl attending private school.

Private Schools in Wilmington

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Are you looking for a private school in Wilmington, NC? Parents living in the Wilmington area are fortunate to have lots of excellent school options, both public and private. Many parents may be interested in a private school because students are usually in smaller classes with a higher teacher to student ratio private school environment. Students may also benefit from a private education because of a specific concentration that the school may provide, such as…

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View of downtown Wilmington, North Carolina in the fall.

The Best Fall Activities in Wilmington, NC

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Autumn is such a beautiful season here in Wilmington, North Carolina.  The sun still shines most days, we enjoy cool mornings and warm afternoons, the bugs start to disappear, and we can spend time outdoors without the ultra sweat-inducing humidity.  We don’t worry as much about slathering on the sunscreen or getting out early enough to beat the heat.  It seems to me that fall is a little more relaxed, with fun, active, outdoor activities…

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Pumpin picking around Wilmington, NC

Hayrides and Pumpkin Picking – Fall Activities in Wilmington NC

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During our first fall season after we had kids, I swore I had never been on so many hay rides collectively in my life!  Wilmington loves to celebrate our temperate fall season with fall festivals, hay rides, and pumpkin picking.  These are fun ways to celebrate with family, friends, and others in our community.  Most of the schools have their own fall festivals which are also fundraisers for the PTAs.  The kids absolutely love those. …

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Fire on the North End of Carolina Beach.

Fall Camping in Wilmington NC

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Fall is fast approaching, even though it may not feel like it yet.  With the onset of cooler temps comes more opportunities for outdoor activities that are just too hot for the summer. Summertime in Wilmington is all about finding the water – at the beach, at a pool, or on a boat.  It’s just too hot for almost anything else.  So fall brings some relief in terms of the temperatures as well as some…

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Throwing Kids Birthday Parties in Wilmington NC

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May is birthday month in our house.  Three of the four of us have birthdays in May (plus my sister-in-law and brother-in-law!) so it’s pretty crazy around here. Last year for our son’s birthdays, we hit the road and went to Tweetsie Railroad park in Boone and had such a great trip.  Besides going to the park – which was much nicer than I expected! – we also took great walks along trails near the…

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Kids getting ready for trick or treating on Halloween

Halloween Events in Wilmington NC

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UPDATE 2012 – I updated the links below to point to the events happening for Halloween in Wilmington, 2012.  Please be sure to leave a comment to let me know if I’ve missed something or if you would like to add an event.  Happy Halloween!! Wilmington loves spooky, scary Halloween events!  Besides a lot of family friendly events, there are also super-scary, gory haunted houses around town.  Here are some favorite events as well as…

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