FMWR Spring Break at Fort Lee

FORT LEE, Va (March 31, 2011) -In a few weeks time, thousands of area school children will find themselves with a little more free time on their hands. Six school districts in the greater-Richmond area, including Prince George County, Dinwiddie County, Chesterfield County, and the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg, will trade reading, writing and arithmetic for recreation during spring break 2011 set for April 18-22.

Fort Lee Child, Youth and School Services is ready to entertain, enlighten and energize youths during the annual retreat with additional activities, events and programming. Children registered and enrolled at Fort Lee's child development centers and youth center programs will participate in daily activities like miniature golf tournaments, visits to local attractions, talent shows, egg hunts and more.

Youths looking for high intensity activities can register for the Edge! Program that offers out-of-school enrichment opportunities for children and youth (grades 5-12) to experience, develop, grow and excel by participating in cutting-edge art, fitness, life skills and adventure activities. Archery, paint ball, rock climbing and Frisbee golf are on the agenda for spring break. For more information about the Edge Program, call (804) 765-3852 or 734-2878.

For families seeking fun outside the installation's gates, Leisure Travel Services provides one-stop shopping for local trips, tours, discounted passes and more. LTS sells discounted tickets to active or retired military, members of the Army Reserve or National Guard, veterans and Department of Defense Civilians.

Virginia is home to two theme parks and two indoor water parks open during spring break. For details, call 765-3789 or visit the LTS website at

To kick off the fun, Skate Day at the Fort Lee Adventure Park is set for April 16. Skate enthusiasts of all ages can learn from local area skaters, see local skate shops displays of merchandise and grab refreshments free of charge. The Adventure Park is located at Mahone and C Avenues and features batting cages, Frisbee golf rentals, a rock climbing wall and the skate park. For more information, call 765-3058.

The Fort Lee Bowling Center offers Dollar Mania, Thunder Bowl and Family Fun Packs during spring break and throughout the year. The programs offer discounted pricing for shoes or games. For details, call 734-6860.

Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers is hosting an Easter Extravaganza April 23 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on the Lee Club lawn meant for children up to 11 years old the events includes face painting and egg hunts.

Army and Air Force Exchange Services will host an Easter Egg Hunt April 23 on the lawn between the main post exchange and commissary. The hunt for children ages 2-5 is set for 2-3 p.m. The hunt for children ages 6-10 is set for 3-4 p.m. For more information, call 861-5670.