REC Connect

Notice: Matoaka and Laurel Lane Summer Programs Full
The Matoaka and Laurel Lane REC Connect Summer Program is now full and no longer accepting applications. As a reminder, applications are taken on a first come, first served basis. Please allow up to 10 business days for processing from the received date.

What is REC Connect?

REC Connect is a year-round youth and teen program that offers safe and enjoyable summer camps, before and after-school and school break experiences. Programs feature educational opportunities, community partnerships, exciting field trips and a variety of fun recreational activities. In addition, all summer camps and before and after-school programs are state-licensed.

Registration Process & Requirements

Still accepting applications for 2018-19 Before & After School programs!  
Registrations are available beginning each February for the upcoming summer camp and before and after school programs. All applicants must submit a completed registration form each year along with an annual non-refundable registration fee for each child registering. Registrations are taken on a first come, first-served basis according to space availability. Please allow up to 7 business days from received date for processing. Once your registration has been processed, you will be notified of enrollment status.

Activity Fees

Before & After School Program Fees 

  • Elementary*
    • Before school: $45/week ($40/week for resident)
    • After school: $55/week ($50/week for resident)
    • Before and after school: $70/week ($65/week for resident)
    • Coupon punch card (10-visit punch card; 1 before or after school visit per punch): $130 ($125 for resident)
  • Middle School*
    • After school: $55/week ($50/week for resident)
    • Coupon punch card (10-visit punch card; one after school visit per punch): $115 ($110 for resident)

Summer Camp Program Fees 

  • Elementary/Middle*
    • Part-time (3 days or less): $95/week ($90/week for resident), includes field trip fees
    • Full-time (4 or 5 days): $115/week ($110/week for resident), includes field trip fees.  $10 discount available for second and subsequent children in the same family attending full-time.
*Fees are subject to change.


An online payment system is available for your convenience.

Discount Program

Discounts are available to any qualified resident based on total income. Read more about our discount program (PDF).

Refund/Credit Policy

A credit, not a refund, will be issued if there is a change of payment status or no services were rendered due to injury, illness, family emergency, inclement weather. A 10% processing fee will be charged. A credit form must be filled out within 7 days of missed program. Read more about our refund/credit policies.

More Information

Information on the 2019-2020 Before and After School Program is available in the 2019-2020 REC Connect Handbook.
  1. Before & After School
  2. Summer Camp


  • Elementary school: Grades K-5
  • Middle school: Grades 6-8


  • All elementary schools
  • Middle school after school program - Recreation Center (Berkeley, Blair, Toano and Lois S. Hornsby students are transported to the Recreation Center daily)


  • Sept. 2018 (school start) through June 2019 (school end)*

Hours of Operation

  • Elementary before school program: 7 a.m. to school start
  • Elementary and middle after school programs: School dismissal until 6 p.m.
  • Programs are offered on both half days and full teacher workdays (half and full teacher workdays are included in after school and before/after school weekly fees).
*Programs are closed in observance of holidays. Program operating hours are subject to change based on WJCC school operating hours.