The YMCA uses day camp, team leadership activities, and a variety of sports and aquatics to build character, self-confidence, and leadership in children. The YMCA seeks to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
This multipurpose recreation center offers an indoor pool, gymnasium, climbing wall and meeting room. Outside are basketball and bocce ball courts, playground, Gene Strowd Community Rose Garden with gazebo, compost demonstration site, walking trails and picnic tables. Outside areas on first come basis. Inside areas can be rented.
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Through a combination of running, group activities, individual goal setting, and a community service project, girls are taught values that lead to a confident sense of self.
In the fall of 2011, the founders of Triangle Bikeworks partnered with several organizations including, the Carrboro Bike Coalition and the Town of Carrboro Recreation and Parks to hold the first ever Kidical Mass event in North Carolina. Since that first successful event we’ve held it each spring and fall.
Nathan Ligo founded “The Society for the Betterment of the Human Condition through the Training, Instruction and Propagation of Budo Karate” in 1999. Ligo Dojo of Budo Karate (a d.b.a. name for the same 501.c.3 nonprofit) opened its first dojo (karate school) in Durham in 2006 and a second one in Chapel Hill in 2011. Our dojos are open to the general public and membership fees are on a sliding scale. We utilize grant funds to support our general mission and youth outreach.
Play Street Soccer creates safe, secure environments for youth in low-income communities to play soccer in order to engage in creative problem solving, character development, and community building. Play Street Soccer sets up weekly, informal “street style” soccer matches in 3 communities in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area: Abbey Court, Rogers Rd., and Estes Park.
Rainbow Soccer is a recreational soccer league that provides sports experiences for children and youth that are inclusive, diverse, and require physical activity. Volunteers are coordinated by core program staff, programming is funded through sponsorships, donations, and the $90-$150 enrollment fee. Rainbow Soccer (RS) was founded 40 years ago and was the first recreational league in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area.
Since 1972, Rainbow Soccer and Chapel Hill United has served children from Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro, Hillsborough and other surrounding communities. Typically we average 1300 students and pre-k children each season.