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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Ogden Park in Wilmington NC

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To contact Ogden Park, please call (910) 798-7620. Ogden Oasis From the moment you pull in to Ogden Park you will be struck by its beauty. Located at 615 Ogden Park Drive off of Gordon Road. When you first enter Ogden Park you'll see three baseball fields and one softball field. Youth leagues play here and you will often see parents on the field, practicing baseball with their kids during the week. There is a very clean...
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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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Kids in line to get school lunch

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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Dogs playing on the beach. Leash law information for areas around Wilmington.

Leash Laws and Pet Rules – Wilmington NC, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach

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As dog owners in Wilmington, we’re always looking for fun things we can do with the whole family, including Teddy, on the weekends.  We take him on nice, long leash walks but he also loves to run and play off his leash.  Since we can’t bring the kids to the dog parks in Wilmington (not to mention our golden retriever isn’t very friendly at the dog parks), we have to find places where Teddy is…

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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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Bellamy Mansion in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.

Historic District Guidelines

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Wilmington’s historic district, which spans over a hundred blocks throughout the heart of the city, is one of the largest in the United States. Extraordinary old houses and shady, oak-lined streets are on display in the district’s residential areas, which are nestled quaintly among an ever-evolving commercial sector full of local businesses, bars, restaurants, and nightlife. The district is overseen by the Historic Preservation Commission, a board composed of nine members who are appointed by…

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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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