*Wood-Ridge's 2017 Summer Recreation will be held June 26th through July 28th (Brochure to be available 1st week of May)*
Registration for the 2016 Summer Recreation Program will begin in May 2016!
2016 Wood Ridge Summer Recreation Program
*Note: 2016 Summer Recreation at 3 locations*
Registration for the 2016 Summer Recreation Program will be held now through Friday June 17th at the Wood Ridge Recreation Office, 495 Highland Avenue. You can also register now through June 17th online and pay by credit card. Remember however that any registration received after June 17th will be subject to a late fee of $50 per child. There will be no exception.
Please Note: The program is open to Wood-Ridge Residents only who will be entering grades 1st through 8th grade only this September. Proof of residence may be required.
The program will run from Monday June 26th through Friday July 28th. The hours for the program will be 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please do not have your children arrive before 8:45 a.m. Our staff are not required to be at the facilities until 8:45 a.m. and therefore your child may be unsupervised if they arrive too early. Please make sure that you have your child picked up by 1 p.m. There will be no recreation on Monday July 4th due to the Independence Day Holiday.
We do have a designated snack time every day and children are encouraged to bring a snack and drink. It gets very hot so please provide your child with sufficient water. Due to the high number of peanut allergies our facilities are nut free and we ask that all parents refrain from giving their child anything with nuts as a snack to ensure the safety of all.
A new t-shirt will be distributed to all children during the first week of recreation. The new T-shirt must be worn on all trips. Please make sure your child dresses appropriately for Summer Recreation. Shorts, T-shirts and sneakers are great. Please no sandals, sliders, backless shoes, flip flops or Heelys (shoes with wheels). If your child does not wear sneakers, they will have to sit out from field, yard and gym games. Please make sure that your child leaves his or her valuables at home. This includes electronic games, IPOD’s, Pokémon Cards, Dolls, and Toys etc. The only valuable that Wood-Ridge Recreation is responsible for is your child.
WRIS FACILITY: This year, once again, 1st through 3rd graders will have Summer Recreation at the Wood Ridge Intermediate School (155 First Street), and will enter each day only via the Second Street Gymnasium entrance. Please do not bring your children to the front of the school. Arrangements have been made for all Summer School and CCD children to use the front of the building entrance on First Street and all Summer Recreation children to enter via the Second Street Gymnasium entrance. Parents will not be allowed to park in or drive through the parking lot on Second Street. The parking lot will be used as a play area for the Summer Recreation Program. Summer Schedule
WRJSHS FACILITY: All 4th through 6 th graders will have Summer Recreation at the WRJSHS facility (258 Hackensack Street), and will enter each day via the WRHS Gym entrance on Windsor Road. Summer Schedule
DOYLE FACILITY: As a result of the construction at the High School Facility, all 7th and 8th graders will have Summer Recreation at the Doyle School and also use the 14th Street Field. Summer Schedule
Wood-Ridge Recreation sponsored 2017 Summer Camps
MVP Baseball Spring Camp
US Sports Spring/Summer Schedule
YMCA Musical Theatre Camp
MVP Summer Camp
Blue Devil Basketball Camp
Wood Blue Devils Jr. Football Camp
Score Soccer Camp
2017 Summer Guitar Camp
The fee due at registration is $125.00 per child and $100 for each additional sibling, $225 for two children (siblings), $325 for three children (siblings) and $425 for four children (siblings), etc.
Please note:Any family that registers after June 17th will be charged a late fee of $50 (fifty) per child. Early registration is necessary in ordering supplies, booking trips & scheduling buses.
The permission slip for all trips is on the back of the Summer Recreation Registration form and is also available online as part of the online registration at www.njwoodridge.org. A permission slip must be signed and completed with your registration. If the permission slip is not received prior to trip day, the child will not be eligible to go on the trip and should not come to summer recreation that day. If you complete the registration online, you do not have to fill out additional paper permission slips. Please take care in signing the permission slip because this is how we order buses etc. and it is imperative that we schedule our trips appropriately and at a minimal cost to the program.
Some of the activities offered include:
Movie Trips to the Theatre in Teaneck for each facility. On movie days, the boys and girls will receive popcorn and a drink. The trips are booked in the winter and sometimes the theatre will change the movie for various reasons. We try our best to schedule age appropriate movies and will notify you of movie changes.
Waterslide Days at each facility. On waterslide days, all 4th – 8th grade boys and girls should report to the WRHS Facility (540 Windsor Road) wear their bathing suits, flip flops or water shoes (the turf/black top gets very hot), bring a towel, water, a snack, sufficient sun screen and also bring a change of clothing and their sneakers. In addition to the water slides, the boys and girls may have outdoor games on waterslide day as well.
The WRHS facility (4 th-6th grades) & Doyle Facility (7th & 8th grades) will have a trip to Inline Skating: On skating days, please bring your own skates if possible. Although the skating rink does rent skates ($1 paid by you), their sizes are limited. Please feel free to send money for video games and/or concession stand. The boys and girls may bring a snack if they want to as well and once again, don’t forget the water.
The WRHS facility (4th-8th grades) & Doyle Facility (7th & 8th grades) will have a trip to Lodi Lanes Bowling: On bowling days, please feel free to send money for concession stand. The boys and girls will have time to purchase a snack or they may bring a snack if they want to. It is requested that the boys and girls wear sneakers with white soles to the bowling alley.
The WRIS facility (1st-3rd grades) will have a trip to Jump on In in Hasbrouck Heights. Children must wear sneakers and socks for this field trip. A permission slip/waiver will also be required to be completed for this trip and will be distributed during the recreation program.
The WRIS facility (1st-3rd grades) may be brought to the Tot Park on Valley Boulevard, the WRJSHS facility to use the auditorium/stage, art room or field/gym when the WRJSHS facility is on a trip, or the Civic Center.
Please note the 4th through 6th grade will go on trips on different days than the 7th through 8th grades.
Summer Recreation also offers Arts-n-crafts, games, contests, field day, theatre program/talent show, specialty days, tournaments, field sports and loads of fun!
In the event of extreme heat or inclement weather the program will be held as usual however the schedule may be modified to provide indoor activities.
Last year we continued our zero tolerance policy and once again it worked. We hosted 430 boys and girls and our problems were minimum. If your child uses foul language, strikes another child or is involved in a group altercation, they will be suspended from the program. If suspended they will not be allowed to attend Summer Recreation for a Pre-determined number of days regardless of the schedule. Please remind your child that the Summer Recreation Program is an opportunity to have lots of fun in a safe manner.
Additional registration forms may be obtained at the Recreation Office, 495 Highland Ave. at the Borough Hall, 85 Humboldt St. or in the online forms section.
We look forward to seeing the boys and girls again and welcome any new Wood Ridge children who may be attending for the first time.
We hope all of our families have a Safe and Healthy Summer!
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