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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Summer 2021 Programs are here- in-person registration June 5

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The Board of Commissioners and the Department of Parks and Recreation will hold in-person registration for their summer camps on Saturday, June 5.

 

Individuals interested in attending our 2021 summer camps can register in person at James G. Atkinson Park from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 5 OR by mailing their completed waiver to Gloucester County Parks and Recreation Shady Lane Complex 254 County House Rd. Clarksboro, NJ 08020.

 

Registration begins June 5 and all camps are first come first served. View the application here.

 

This summer, Gloucester County will hold Tennis Camps, Nature Detectives, History Camp and Summer Theatre.

 

Tennis Lessons

James G. Atkinson Memorial Park

In Partnership with RiverWinds Golf & Tennis Club

 

Please register at www.riverwindsgolfandtennis.com or call 856-848-5700 ext. 102

 

Youth and High School Classes- $180

Adult Classes- $90

 

Session 1

Monday-Thursday 7/6-7/15

Classes on 7/5 will be moved to 7/9

Friday is designated as rain day make up

T1:  6–10-year-old

        9 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.

T2:  11–15-year-old

        10:30 a.m.– 12 p.m.

T3:  High School Drill Play

        6:30 a.m.­– 8 p.m.

T4:  Adults 3.0-3.5 level

        8 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. Mon. & Wed.

T5:  Adults 4.0-4.5 level

        8 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. Tues. & Thurs.

 

Session 2

Monday-Thursday 7/19-7/29

T6:  6–10-year-old

        9 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.

T7:  11–15-year-old

        10:30 a.m.– 12 p.m.

T8:  High School Drill & Play

        6:30 p.m.– 8 p.m.

T9:  Adults 3.0-3.5 level

        8 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. Mon. & Wed.

T10:  Adults 4.0-4.5 level

        8 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. Tues. & Thurs.

 

Session 3

Monday-Thursday 8/2-8/12

T11: 6–10-year-old

        9 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.

T12: 11–15-year-old

        10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

T13:   High School Drill & Play

        6:30 p.m.– 8 p.m.

T14:  Adults 3.0-3.5 level

        8 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. Mon. & Wed.

T15:  Adults 4.0-4.5 level

        8 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. Tues. & Thurs.

 

Session 4

Monday-Thursday 8/16-8/26

T16 6–10-year-old

         9 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.

T17 11–15-year-old

         10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

T18 High School Drill & Play

        6:30 p.m.– 8 p.m.

T19 Adults 3.0-3.5 level

        8 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. Mon. & Wed.

T20 Adults 4.0-4.5 level

        8 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. Tues. & Thurs.

 

History Camp

Red Bank Battlefield

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.

Fee: $100

July 19-23           H-1

August 2-6         H-2

A one-of-a-kind experience for youngster’s entering 2nd through 6th grades. Watch History come alive! Come join us for a week of hands-on Colonial history. See what it was like to be a child during the 1700's. Enjoy days full of games and activities. Bring a lunch.

 

Nature Detectives

Scotland Run Park

Monday through Friday, 9am to 12pm

Fee: $60 per week


Campers will be immersed in a fun and active nature camp experience, with both structured activities and time for unstructured, self-led downtime and exploration.  The theme of the week is explored through various art, activities, games, experiments, and observation each day, with opportunities to further delve into subjects and activities that campers are drawn to. Each week includes a tour of our newly renovated Nature Center. 


July 12– 16 N-1

Entering 1st and 2nd
Exploring Nature at Scotland -Learn about nature at Scotland Run Park and Wilson Lake. What clues does nature leave for us? We'll use observations of sight and sound, along with technology, to help us identify local species. Campers will learn about the ecosystem through hands on exploration. Get ready to hike the trails on our 1100-acre park and explore the banks of Wilson Lake.

July 19– 23 N-2

Entering 3rd and 4th grade

SRP Eco Camp—Learn about the ecosystems at SRP and the creatures that live here, while hiking through the park. What role do native plants play in healthy habitat? What do our native animals need to survive in our changing world? What can we do to ensure the success of our natural world? Campers will use scientific inquiry to investigate ecosystems and develop a greater understanding of the interconnectedness of the natural world.

August 9– 13 N-3

Entering 5th through 8th grades

Junior Scientists—Learn how real-life scientists study the environment! Campers will run experiments, use scientific instruments, and collect their own data. See some of the projects that are in place at Scotland Run Park and interact with Rowan University Professors and other local science professionals. Get ready to hike and paddle across our 1100-acre nature park.

 

 

August 16– 20 N-4

Entering 1st through 4th grade

SRP Eco Camp—Learn about the ecosystems at SRP and the creatures that live here, while hiking through the park. What role do native plants play in healthy habitat? What do our native animals need to survive in our changing world? What can we do to ensure the success of our natural world? Campers will use scientific inquiry to investigate ecosystems and develop a greater understanding of the interconnectedness of the natural world.

 

Summer Theater

Children will be given the opportunity to develop a basic understanding, and appreciation of, the performing arts. Instruction, games, exercises and improvisation will be included. Emphasis will be on acting skills. Every child will have the opportunity to perform. The directors will select the roles. The workshop will include the preparation for performances. Admittance to all performances is free.

 

This program is made possible in part by funding from The Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Rowan College at Gloucester County, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Boys/Girls, entering 3rd grade through 7th grade

Classes A-1 will be divided into separate groups. One group will prepare an hour long musical; the other group will prepare shorter half hour production. Five weeks of instruction/rehearsal.

                                   

Class A-1

Fee: $175/child                                  

(five weeks, 9 a.m.– 12 p.m. Monday through Friday)                     

June 28– July 31

No class July 4  

Instruction/rehearsal at Deptford Community Center

1219 Delsea Drive, Deptford

           

Performance Dates/Location:

July 29, 30 and 31

Deptford Community Center

1219 Delsea Drive, Deptford

 

Boys/Girls, Jr High/High School Program (entering 8th grade through completion of high school 2021)

Class A-2 will include the preparation for a musical.

 

Class A-2

Fee: $175/child           

(six weeks, 9 a.m.– 12 p.m. Monday through Friday)

June 28– August 7

Deptford Community Center

1219 Delsea Drive, Deptford

 

Performance Dates/Location:

August 5, 6 & 7

Deptford Community Center

1219 Delsea Drive, Deptford

 

For more information on our summer programs, please visit:https://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/738/Programs-Family-Fun

 

Stay up to date on all our programs and events by following along on our social media pages on

Facebook or Instagram.

 

For more information from the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit www.gloucestercountynj.gov or call 856-251-6710.

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