Lakewood Summer Athletic Programs Begin July 5

Posted on June 19, 2017 By

Lakewood Township Recreation Department programs from nominal fee instructional band camp, co-ed soccer, and wrestling to free playground and summer fun camp are beginning July 5 for children up to grade 12.

 Instructional Band Camp: This camp is designed for students in grades 4 to 12 includes beginner’s lessons for a new instrument; group rehearsals and sectionals for all wind, string, percussion instruments; music videos, and lunch from July 5 through July 21, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Fee: $5.00 for Lakewood residents; $100.00 for non-Lakewood residents (first child) and $50.00 for each additional child. Preregistration is required. Contact the Lakewood Recreation Office (732-905-3405, Ext. 6017) or Wilbur Wittemann at

Free Playground Programs: All Lakewood children, ages 6-15, can enjoy activities designed by experienced adult supervisors and free lunch from July 5 to August 11, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at one of seven playgrounds. Parents must register at either Clarke School, Clifton Avenue School, Larry D’Zio Park, Pine Park, Rev. Clayton Park, Spruce Street School, or Hearthstone Park. In case of inclement weather, listen to WOBM for closing information. Although supervision is provided, children are free to leave the playground at any time.

 Free Summer Fun Camp: Children ages 3 (June 1) to 5 years of age will enjoy arts and crafts, nature walks, free lunch, games, and special events under the supervision of qualified staff, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon, July 5 to August 11 at School #5 playground. Parents must register their child on the first day, and proof of age and residence is required.


Co-Ed Soccer: Learn to play soccer with instruction and games. Mondays and Wednesdays, John Patrick Sports Complex for Lakewood children ages 4 to 12 years old, from 6:00 –to 7:00 p.m.; ages 7 to 9 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.; ages 10-12 years from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.; and Middle and High School children, from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. Fee: $10 registration fee, first child, $5.00 each additional child

Wrestling: Learn the skills and techniques of wrestling for children in grades 1-12., Thursdays, 6:00 to 8 p.m., Lakewood Community Center. Fee: $10 fee for first child $5; each additional child.

For further information, call the Lakewood Recreation office at 732-905-3405, Ext. 6017 or visit