Summer Programs

Summer Fun From Pennsauken Parks and Recreation

Both children and adults can add more fun and excitement to the summer months with entertaining and educational programs offered through Pennsauken’s Department of Parks and Recreation.

 

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FOR CHILDREN

Summer Fun Camp – 6.5 Hours, 7 Weeks

This is a program for children in kindergarten through grade six. They will enjoy weekly field trips and visits to the Pennsauken Municipal Pool. Camp is seven weeks from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., June 26 through Aug. 11 at Carson School, 4150 Garfield Ave. Cost is $135 per week and includes materials, trips and snacks.

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Bowling

This exciting camp will be at the amazing Pinsetter Bowling Center on Maple Ave. in Pennsauken. Basic bowling instruction will be provided by qualified instructors and skills competitions for prizes will be held the last day of the camp. The program runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on July 10-14 and is for kids ages 6-13. The fee is $45 for the week and includes shoes and ball.

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Hip-Hop Dance

Come and join the fun for an introduction to Hip Hop Dance. Learn basic movements in the style of today’s popular music for kids ages 6-14. The camp will be from June 19-23, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. for ages 6-10, and from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for ages 11-14. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Instruction is by a qualified dance instructor from Ronnie McLaughlin Dance Studio, 198 Church Rd., Merchantville. Cost is $30 per student.

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Ice Skating

The Pennsauken Learn-to-Ice-Skate camp will be held at the Philadelphia Flyers Skate Zone on River Rd. in Pennsauken. Children ages 2-15 will learn basic skating techniques for figure skating or hockey. The program is offered from 8:45 to 10:00 a.m. Aug. 14-18. Cost is $35 per child. Skates are available for free if needed.

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Karate

Pennsauken Township and Hwa-Rang Warriors Taekwondo Studio present summer karate at 5043 Westfield Ave. in Pennsauken. The objective of this camp is to use martial arts as a vehicle to build character, self-control, as well as respect for others. Children will receive a white belt on the last day of class. This camp, for children ages 5-13, is from July 24-28. Times are 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. for ages 5-8 and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for ages 9-13. Cost is $30 per child.

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Learn-To-Golf

Kids ages 7-13 can learn the basic skills of the golf game. The qualified instructor will teach the children about the game, including club selection, course etiquette and the correct club grip. The program will be held at the Pennsauken Country Club, 3800 Haddonfield Rd., June 19-23 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. The fee for this program is $30.

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Learn-To-Row

Children ages 12-18 will learn the basics of rowing along the Cooper River. Taught by qualified instructors, this program will give participants a taste of rowing on the water. The Learn to Row program will be held at the Camden County Boathouse, 7050 N. Park Dr., Pennsauken. Session I runs from June 19-22; Session II runs June 26-29. Each session is held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost is $65 per session. Double session discounts will be offered to those who are interested.

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Multi-Media Art Creations

Explore an array of mediums in this art class that includes clay, fiber, paper, jewelry, and found objects. We will pick a theme for the week upon which our works will be created. Individual expression will be highly encouraged. This class is all about thinking outside the box. Class will be held at the Pennsauken Municipal Building Meeting Room July 24-28 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The fee for this one week program is $45. For kids ages 7-13.

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Sports

The Ike Willis Sports Camps are sponsored by the Pennsauken Parks and Recreation Department and will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Camps are open to all Pennsauken and Merchantville children ages 7-15. The dates for each program are as follows: Field Hockey or Soccer – June 26-30; Basketball – July 10-14; Tennis – July 17-21; Baseball and Softball – July 24-28. Cost is $35 per week and each child receives a T-shirt at the end of each camp. Field Hockey, Soccer, and Basketball Camps will be at the Pennsauken Middle School on Park Ave. Tennis Camp will be held at the Green Top Tennis Court on River Rd. Baseball and Softball Camps will be at the Softball Complex behind the Pennsauken Police Station on Bethel Ave.

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Swimming

Pennsauken Township will offer a learn-to-swim program for children ages 5-11 at the Municipal Pool, 6100 River Rd. Dates for morning sessions are June 20-22 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.; dates for evening sessions are June 27-29 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The fee for this program is $20 per child for all three days, morning or evening sessions. All instructors are certified lifeguards and CPR certified. The goal of this camp is to teach children the proper swim strokes and for kids to learn to respect water and not fear it.

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Theater

The annual and very popular Creative Theater Class returns again from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 31-Aug. 4 at the Delair School on Derousse Ave. Children, ages 7-15, will learn stage movement, vocal projection, character study and improvisational games. They will create their own story and perform it on video for friends and family on the last day of class. The cost is $50 for the week; the program is operated by the Pennsauken Youth Summer Theater Program.

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Youth Fitness And Nutrition

This program introduces children ages 7-14 to the importance of fitness and nutrition. Qualified instructors will teach kids the latest basic fitness exercises and show how important it is to have good nutrition and what they need to eat and drink to achieve better health. This class is offered from July 17-21, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Essence Fitness and Wellness Studio, 44 W. Chestnut St., Merchantville. The cost for this program is $35 per child.

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FOR ADULTS

Adult Horseshoe Program

This is not a club, no dues, just friendly competition. All Pennsauken residents are welcome to participate from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays behind the Pennsauken Free Public Library, 5605 N. Crescent Blvd. For additional information call Mike at (856) 488-5325, Al at (609) 220-0596 or the Pennsauken Parks and Recreation Department at (856) 665-1000 ext. 151.

Free Adult Tennis Lessons

Tennis lessons for Pennsauken adults 18 and up will be held at the green top tennis courts on River Rd. The classes will be from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. during July. Exact dates are to be announced. Space is limited, so don’t delay. Instruction will be provided by a qualified tennis instructor.

Learn-To-Swim

If there is enough interest, there will be an adult learn-to-swim program for beginners and those who would like to work on breathing and stroke. Call the Parks and Recreation Department for details.

FOR FAMILIES

Join The Municipal Pool

The Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting membership applications and fees for the 2017 pool season beginning on May 8. The Municipal Pool, located at 6100 River Rd., is open to Pennsauken and Merchantville residents only and all applicants must provide a photo ID, current utility bill and birth certificate and report card for children. The pool opens 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekends only beginning on May 27. Starting June 17, the pool will be open from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. daily. Pool fees and other information are available through the Pennsauken Parks and Recreation Department.

TO REGISTER

Registration for most summer programs begins on May 8 at the Pennsauken Municipal Building, Rt. 130 and Merchantville Ave. Forms are available at the municipal building from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Pennsauken's Department of Parks and Recreation by e-mailing emartz@twp.pennsauken.nj.us or calling (856) 655-1000 x151.