Expect Excellence

The City of Orange Beach Expect Excellence Program is an after-school opportunity for 3rd-6th graders at the Orange Beach Recreation Center to train and excel in Academics, Arts and Athletics

The program is held Mondays-Fridays from 3pm-6pm on days the Baldwin County Public Schools are in session, and is free to Orange Beach residents.  Expect Excellence is not simply an after school program.  Students are excpected to participate at their highest level.

*Please note that these programs are offered to higher grade students, but transportation must be provided.


Some of the programs offered include:


Homework Lab, Remedial Studies, Gifted Studies, Strategy Board Games, Robotics and Coding


Introduction to Theater, Theater Performance, Visual Arts 1, Visual Arts 2, Graphic Design


Voice, Guitar, Piano


Speed, Strength and Agility (SSA), Baseball/Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Flag Football, Track & Field


Anyone who wishes for their student to participate simply needs to register online, pick your daily schedule and have their own transportation to the Rec Center after school if they will not be walking over from Orange Beach Elementary School.  

Please provide a snack, or money for a snack for your student each day.


For more information please contact:

Jonathan Langston, Program Director:  jlangston@orangebeachal.gov


Polly Pittman, Expect Excellence Administrator:  ppittman@orangebeachal.gov

You can reach someone at the Expect Excellence desk Monday-Friday 10:00 am-6:30pm at  251-981-7836


A Registration link for the 2019-2020 school year will be posted by the end of July on this page and the Orange Beach Recreation Center Facebook page. 



2019 Summer Camp Program


The Expect Excellence summer camp will be held each week of the summer and will provide programming that will include elements of academics, arts and athletics, as well as daily swim time and recreation games. 


- The program will begin the week of May 27th and run through August 16th. 

*Closed Monday, May 27th & Thursday, July 4th.


- Times: 7:00 am- 6:00 pm.

- Ages: Rising 3rd-7th grade.


- Snacks and lunch will not be provided.



  • Please submit payment at the Expect Excellence desk in the Recreation Center anytime Monday – Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM using one of the two payment methods below.

Four Installments of $200

            - Payment # 1 - By March 29th - $200

            - Payment # 2 - By April 1st - $200

            - Payment # 3 - By May 1st - $200

            - Payment # 4 - May 31st - $200 (Full summer tuition due by this date)


 - Full tuition of $800 by May 24th


  • Multiple Child Discount:

- 1st Child – Full Price

- 2nd Child – 25% discount

- 3rd Child – No Charge


* City of Orange Beach employees, inquire about employee rates.



The above pay plan is in place to allow us to properly prepare and staff for the best

program possible while being positive stewards of our resources.


We always strive to provide the best opportunities and programming

for the children and families of our community.


As we approach the summer, we will send out our policies, procedures & program planning.

Please follow link below to register for Expect Excellence Summer camp:







Please Follow Link Below to Register: