Classes, workshops, and camps geared toward environmental stewardship, nature education, conservation, and sustainability are offered throughout the year in conjunction with North Carolina Wildlife Commission, individual vendors, municipalities, North Carolina Air Quality Division, Cooperative Extension, Soil and Water Conservation, and various other agencies.
Discovery Day Camp is the largest offering and serves approximately 600 youth during the summer. Youth athletics is facilitated and coordinated through the department. Spring and fall adult softball leagues are operated at Frank Liske Park. Various youth athletic camps are offered during the summer.