"To promote total health and physical fitness, events of longer duration and lower intensity are strongly recommended. High intensity types of activities are offered primarily for the conditioned, trained athlete."
Andrew Kendall
Local Games Coordinator
(252) 636-6606 
Corine Lee
SilverArts Coordinator
(252) 637-4873 
Location: New Bern 
Counties Served: Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir & Pamlico
Accepts Participants Outside Local Area: Case by Case
(Must Contact the Local Coordinator for Approval)
Althletic Event Dates: April 12, 2022 - May 6, 2022
SilverArts Dates: April 27, 2022 - April 29, 2022
 Registration Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2022
For more information about the Neuse River Senior Games, please call (252) 636-6606 or contact the Local Coordinator via email. 



2022 Neuse River Senior Games 
Local Games Policy Update as of December 15, 2021
  •  NCSG retains, as its absolute highest priority, the health, safety and wellness of our older participants, who are especially vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Per the NCDHHS website: "Vaccinations are the best way to end the pandemic", participants and volunteers are encouraged to get vaccinated and get a booster. All participants and volunteers should continue to practice the 3 W's when participating in Senior Games activities.
  • Local Games participants who complete their sport event(s) and score --virtual and in-person -- will qualify for State Finals (no score necessary for tournament or team sports). Qualification for SilverArts remains: Performing-best in show, Heritage and Visual places 1-3, Literary places 1-2.
  • State Finals activities are being planned for in-person for 2022. All in-person activities will follow public health guidelines from the Governor, DHHS and/or local public health officials, whichever is more restrictive.
Registration Information
2022 Registration is CLOSED
All Neuse River Senior Games events will be held in New Bern. The following bulleted list will give you an idea of where other events will be taking place.
  • Creekside Park (1821 Old Airport Rd., New Bern, NC 28562)
  • Cycling will be held at the Carteret County Speedway (501 Whitehouse Fork Rd., Swansboro, NC 28584)
  • Pickleball will be held at the West New Bern Recreation Center (1225 Pinetree Dr., New Bern, NC 28562)
  • Tennis will be held at Taberna Country Club (401 Taberna Way, New Bern, NC 28562)
  • Swimming will be held at the Twin Rivers YMCA (100 YMCA Ln., New Bern, NC 28560)
  • Golf will be held at the Emerald Golf Club (5000 Clubhouse Dr., New Bern, NC 28562)
A registration fee of $12.00 is required from all participants registering by Friday, March 18. Some activities will require extra fees (this is indicated on the registration form), which should be submitted in addition to the registration fee. All fees must accompany the registration/waiver form for the participant to be eligible. The registration fee includes a Neuse River Senior Games T-shirt.
No registration will be accepted after Friday, March 18 at 5:00pm.
A participant must be a North Carolina resident for a minimum of 3 consecutive months of the year.
Only persons who are 50 years of age by December 31, 2022 or better and residents of the six sponsoring counties (Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, and Pamlico) are eligible to participate in the Neuse River Senior Games.
General Information
Participants must complete the official registration form with signature, inclusive of medical information and physicians phone number. The liability waiver must be signed and the "fees" section of the registration form must be completed.
Confirmation: In early April, you will receive a letter confirming your events with times and places listed. If you believe the confirmation is incorrect, please call (252) 636-6606 to verify.
Rules: Rules for the events are available at www.ncseniorgames.org or by contacting Craven County Recreation & Parks at (252) 636-6606.
Athletic Awards: In athletic events, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category, for males and females. Awards will be available to winners and distributed following the conclusion of each event or at the Craven County Recreation and Parks office (1821 Old Airport Rd., New Bern, NC 28562).
SilverArts Awards: First, second, & third place winners in Visual and Heritage Arts will be eligible for NC Senior Games Finals. First and second place winners in the Literary sub-category will be eligible for the NC Senior Games Finals. However, North Carolina Senior Games Finals awards first, second, and third place in each sub-category of these arts.
Athletic Events
State Finals Entry Forms: DO NOT MAIL BEFORE MAY 31, 2022! The State Finals entry form must be received in Raleigh at the NC Senior Games Office no later than 11:59p.m. on August 1, 2022.
Please indicate the events you wish to enter on the registration form. You may enter all the events you wish, but if two events overlap or are scheduled at the same time, its up to you to meet the games requirements for those events.
Tournament events require you to report at the time listed. Tournament events are indicated with an asterisk (*). Open events allow you to report at any time during the time period listed.
Where a time conflict exists between tournament and open events, you must report to the tournament event first and participate prior to moving on to the open event. Failure to do so will cause disqualification.
In the event of rain, please call (252) 636-6606 for event updates and information. Friday, May 6 and Wednesday, May 11 will be reserved for rained out make up days.




Thank You 2022 Neuse River Senior Games Coordinating Agencies, Sponsors, and Volunteers!

Coordinating Agencies:
Craven County recreation & Parks, New Bern Parks & Recreation, Duplin County Services for the Aged, Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging, Greene County Council on Aging, Jones County Senior Services, Lenoir County Council on Aging, and Pamlico County Senior Services 
Platinum Sponsors

 Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors
 Ace Hardware of Snow Hill
Craven County Recreation & Parks 
Greene County Senior Services 
Pamlico County Senior Services
Town of Snow Hill 
Bronze Sponsors 
Cowey Insurance Group
Craven Physical Therapy & Spine, Inc. 
Dermatology Associates of Coastal Carolina
Duplin County Services for the Aged 
 Ken & Dorothy Ralph
 Lt. Col. (Ret.) David E. Herndon
New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club
New Bern Golden Age Club 
Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.
Town of Hookerton 
Town of Walstonburg

Forms & Documents

  2022 Schedule of Events
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Last Updated: 4/22/2022
  Local Games SilverArts Guidelines
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Last Updated: 5/11/2021
Category: Silver Arts
  National Senior Games Adjusted Qualification Process
Size (Kb): 325 KB
Last Updated: 5/11/2021
  NCSG Summary of Major Changes in 2022
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Last Updated: 1/3/2022