Summer Fun Begins in Lakewood through the Lakewood Township Recreation Department
The Lakewood Township Recreation Program has something for most children this July. The free Lakewood Youth Chorus and Theater Camp programs, which include lunch, for those who like to sing or act begin July 13 through July 31, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Middle School Band Room.
The Lakewood Youth Chorus is designed for Lakewood residents, grades 1 to 5. No tryouts; everyone sings! Theater Camp, a high quality program, is open to children in Grades 4 to 12 who want to act and perform on stage.
For children ages 6 to 15 who prefer playing outside, seven playgrounds are available to all Lakewood children, Monday through Friday, July 6 to August 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free lunches are included.
Parents MUST register at one of the following playgrounds: Clarke School, Clifton Avenue School, Larry D’Zio Park, Pine Park, Rev.Clayton Park or Hearthstone Park. Each site is staffed with experienced adult supervisors who have designed a variety of enjoyable activities. Playgrounds will be closed on days of inclement weather. WOBM will announce closing information. Although supervision is provided, your child is free to leave the playground at any time.
Children ages 3 (as of June 1) to 5 years of age, can enjoy Free Sumer Fun Camp that includes arts and crafts, nature walks, trips, free lunch, games and special events with qualified staff at School #5 playground, 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Monday through Friday, July 6 to August 14. Parents must register their child on the first day, and proof of age and residence is required.
Three evening programs begin July 6. Children in grades 1 to 12 can learn the skills and techniques of wrestling, Monday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Lakewood Middle School Gym. The fee is $10.00 for the first child; $5.00 for each additional child. In Free Flag Football, children in grades 1 to 8 will learn the skills and fame play for football, Wednesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the John Patrick Sports Complex.
Co-Ed Soccer for Lakewood children ages 4 to 12 years old also begins July 6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at John Patrick Sports Complex. The registration fee for soccer instruction and games is $10 for the first child; $5.00 each additional child. Soccer for children ages 4 to 6 is from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.; ages 7 to 9 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.; and ages 10 to 12 from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. Children in the Middle School and High School are scheduled from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.
For further information, call the Lakewood Recreation office at 732-905-3405, Ext. 6017 or visit www.lakewoodnj.gov.