West Milford The West Milford Community Services and Recreation Department is offering a number of fun, educational and active camps this summer, mostly for children but there are some activities for adults as well. Here is a list of the camps. To register, go to www.westmilford.org and click on Departments on the left. Then go to Community Services and Recreation Bubbling Springs for the registration for. Print it out and either bring it or mail it to the department at Hillcrest Community Center, 1810 Macopin Road, West Milford, NJ 07480. Any questions, call 973-728-2860. All camps are held at Hillcrest unless otherwise noted. Once Upon a Time Camp June 28 to July 1; for children 4 years old through first grade Calling all princesses! Join us for a magical week-long dream come true. Princesses will get the royal treatment: hair, nails and make-up. We’ll visit the Fantasy Boutique, where we will choose our favorite princess gown to wear. Then, off to the ball dressed in style. We are also ready for a tea party with song and dance. Some crafts and games will be intermingled throughout the week, which runs from June 28 to July 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. This camp is designed for children entering PreK (age 4) through first grade in the fall. The cost is $85 and the Program Code is princess 1074. Pirate Camp July 5-8; for children 4 years old through first grade Calling all Buccaneers! Come join Miss Maureen as we sail through this week-long, fun-filled adventure. There will be crafts and activities including a pirate favorite, finding “lost treasure.” Now let’s meander over to the galley for a pirates’ feast, where “a pirate can be a pirate! This camp is designed for children entering PreK (age 4) through first grade in the fall and the cost is $85. The camp runs July 5-8, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Program Code is PirateCamp 1075. Summer Arts in West Milford July 5-15, children entering grades 6-9 Students will be singing, dancing and acting in preparation for a one-hour production to be presented on the last day of camp. Doug Heyburn, the director of choral music at West Milford High School, and Maria Calabrese Heyburn, veteran of six Broadway shows, will run the camp. For students entering 6th through 10th grades in September. July 5-15 with the show on July 15. July 5-8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; July 11-15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West MIlford High School auditorium. The cost is $210; the Program Code is SARTS 1071. Summer Youth Tennis Camps Three sessions: July 5-8, July 11-14, July 18-21; for children entering grades 2-12 Camp activities include: stroke of the day, match strategy, singles play, doubles play, individual instruction, stroke analysis, conditioning, ball machine play and much more. Directed by Elmer Zimmerman, the West Milford High School varsity tennis coach, this camp is for all children entering grades 2 through 12 in the fall. The camp will be held at the Westbrook Courts on Nosenzo Pond Road from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $75 per session. Three sessions are offered: Session 1: July 5-8, Program Code is TennisCamp 1080;1. Session 2: July 11-14 (rain date July 15), Program Code is TennisCamp 1080;2. Session 3: July 18-21 (rain date: July 22), Program Code is TennisCamp 1080;3. Summer Fencing Monday/Wednesday July 6 to July 27; Grades 7-12 and adults For students in grades 7-12 and adults. This program is designed to provide beginner and intermediate fencers with the opportunity to learn and improve basic fencing skills including blade work, skills/drills, footwork, conditioning and agility training. Experienced instructors. The program is held Monday and Wednesday nights, July 6 to July 27, from 6 to 8 pm at West Milford High School. The cost is $30. The Program Code is FENCINGCAMP 1062. Ladies Night Out Tennis Mondays and Wednesdays in July for women Monday and Wednesday Ladies Night Out Tennis will focus on adult stroke instruction, drills and match play. The camp will be held at the Westbrook Courts and is directed by Elmer Zimmerman, the varsity high school tennis coach. July 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost is $42; the Program Code is LNOTennis 1081. Multi-sport Camp Half day or full day; July 11-15; Grades K-6 This camp is being offered in conjunction with the US Sports Institute and gives campers the opportunity to experience a multitude of sports in a positive, low pressure, educational environment. The camp will be offered July 11 - 15 at Hillcrest Field (in case of rain, the location moves to the Hillcrest gym). A half-day camp from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is offered for children in grades kindergarten through 6. This camp gives younger participants the opportunity to experience over 10 sports in a week. Campers will receive technical instruction in each sport and will then experience the sport in a realistic game situation. The cost of the half-day camp is $169.00 per camper; the Program Code is MULTISPORT 1068;1 A full-day multi-sport camp is offered for children in grades 1 through 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This camp offers campers the chance to experience some of the selected sports in more depth plus many other sports and daily challenges in addition to the entire sports line up of the half-day camp. This is the true sports camp experience with so much to do in so little time. The cost of the full day camp is $199 per camper; the Program Code is MULTISPORT 1068;2 Sport Squirts Camp July 11-15, Ages 3-5 The US Sports Institute, which brings the very popular Multi-Sport Camp, also offers Sport Squirts program as a great way to introduce children ages 3 to 5 to a variety of sports such as soccer, T-ball, basketball and hockey. Activities are designed to evoke a child’s imagination in which they can find Nemo, send Shrek into a spin or capture Jellyfish with Sponge Bob Square Pants. All activities promote hand-eye coordination, movement and balance and, most importantly, fun! Camp is from July 11-15, 4 to 5 p.m. at Hillcrest Field (in the Hillcrest gym if it rains). The cost is $79. The Program Code is SUMMERSQUIRTS 1069 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Camp July 11-15; half/full day sessions for girls entering grades 1-5 Think fun teen counselors, crafts, and lots of girl talk
.like a sleepover party but all week long. Be prepared to get messy too - You’ll get to use a potter’s wheel, make spin art, create your own T-shirt design, learn to make friendship bracelets, paintings, even SLIME. Just wait till you see all the fabulous things you’ll make yourself. Bring a friend you know or make new ones when you come. Join us for an action-packed week in a comfortable, air-conditioned room. Sign up for either half a day at $99 per camper or a full day for $160 each. The fee includes arts and crafts supplies and a snack. Campers must bring their own drinks. This camp is designed for girls entering grades 1-5. Camp will be held July 11-15, The half day session runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the Program Code is GIRLSFUNCAMP 1064;1; the full day session runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the Program Code is GIRLSFUNCAMP 1064;2. Sciensational Workshops July 11-15; for children entering grades 1-6 Two great summer workshops. “Chemical Magic-Magical Microscopes-Rocks and Minerals” is for boys and girls entering grades 1-6. Learn to make batteries from fruits or potatoes. Make a fantastic crystal tree. Work with invisible ink. See the happy and sad balls. Work with our powerful magnets. Look at our prepared slides using our microscopes. Learn about the different types of rocks and minerals from our interesting rock and mineral collection. Be a chemical detective. Make glob from glue. Use paper chromatography to separate colors. Make dirty pennies turn clean and clean pennies turn green. Everything will be explained to you so you can go home having learned some interesting science. Hands-on science is the best way to learn. Do it the Sciensational way! The camp runs from July 11-15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost for this session is $130 and it will be held at the Hillcrest Community Center. The Program Code is ScienceCamp 1073;1. “The All-Terrain Tracker Workshop” is also for boys and girls entering grades 1-6. How about some land rover excitement. Build and take home your very own all-terrain tracker vehicle. It travels the rough terrain overcoming objects in its path. Sciensational Workshops will bring its own course for you to conquer. Sand stones, twigs, and balls will all be part of the challenge. How about a timed race? You will also learn about gears. Work in a group with your new friends as you design a robot you can control. Build a sumo wrestler and be part of our battle box events. Loads of fun and education are in store the Sciensational way. The camp runs from July 11-15 from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. The cost for this session is $130 and it will be held at Hillcrest Community Center. The Program Code is ScienceCamp 1073;2 For those who will attend both Sciensational Workshops, adult supervision will be provided during lunch. Professional Baseball Instruction July 18-21, children 8 to 12 years old This clinic is being sponsored in conjunction with Professional Baseball Instruction. Develop solid fundamentals in all aspects of the game - hitting, fielding, throwing, sliding, pitching and catching. PBI’s program has been designed to help take your game to the next level. The clinic is designed for baseball players ages 8 to 10 and 11 to 12. The camp will be held at Hillcrest Field, from July 18-21, (a rain make-up will be on July 22 if needed), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost of the camp is $169; the Program Code is BaseballCamp 1078. Lacrosse Camp July 18-21; for kids entering grades 3-8 Run by three-time professional lacrosse champion Brian Kuczma of the Philadelphia Barrage, this camp will cover skills for all ages and levels. Players must provide their own equipment. The camp runs from July 18-21 at the McCormack Turf Field, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A rain date of July 22 will be added if needed. The camp is for boys and girls entering grades 3-8. The cost is $170 per camper, $145 for additional siblings registering at the same time; the Program Code is LacrosseCamp 1083. Painting Workshops July 18-21; for children entering grade k-2 Directed by Jill Dunlop, a certified K-8 teacher. Children will discover the many shapes and numbers that can be found in art masterpieces. They will create their own works of art using shapes, numbers and other math concepts, such as symmetry, size order, patterns and measurement. This is a fun way to prepare the students entering kindergarten, first and second grades for math concepts that they will be studying in the upcoming school year. Camp runs from July 18-21, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The cost is $50 and the Program Code is Paint 1077;1. Let’s Party Camp July 18-22; for children entering grades k-5 Come join us for a different party destination each day. On Carnival Day you can swirl cotton candy and win prizes at the game tables. Luau Party Day brings the limbo, hula-hoop contest and tropical treats under the Tiki-Hut. Our Fiesta Day includes goody-filled pi-atas. It’s everyone’s birthday at our Spectacular Birthday Party Day. Enjoy pizza, make your own sundaes and of course presents. Come dressed as you are or incorporate our theme into your attire. This camp is designed for children entering grades K-5 in the fall and runs from July 18-22, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $99 per camper and the program code is PartyCamp 1088. Instrument Camp July 19-22; for children entering grades 1-6 This camp is designed to introduce children to three popular instruments: the piano, the guitar and the violin in a fun and low pressure environment. They will learn note reading, proper posture, basic right and left hand fingering and playing techniques on all three instruments. Most important is to let the children find their talent and passion in one instrument. Instruments are provided to the children to use during the camp. The camp runs from July 19-22, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. It is for children entering grades 1 through 6 in the fall. The cost is $145 per camper and the Program Code is InstrumentCamp 1082 Gymnastics Camp Four different sessions July 25-28 and Aug. 1-4; for children in grades k-8 Jump, leap and tumble your way to fun. This four-day camp will include instruction in tumbling and gymnastics, as well as a gymnastics-related craft. Lauren Rembrandt, the West Milford High School gymnastics coach, is the camp director. There are four sessions of the camp; all are at Macopin Middle School. Each session costs $95 per camper. Session 1: July 25-28 for children in grades k-3 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The Program Code is GYMCAMP 1066;1 Session 2: July 25-28 for children in grades 4-8 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Program Code is GYMCAMP 1066;2 Session 3: Aug. 1-4 for children in grades k-3 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The Program Code is GYMCAMP 1066;3 Session 4: Aug. 1-4 for children in grades 4-8 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Program Code is GYMCAMP 1066;4 Family Fun Summer Art Workshops All ages; various dates These are art workshops designed for the entire family. Come and spend some quality time together while learning and creating some fun and unique works of art. The workshops are held at Bubbling Springs; in case of rain, they will be moved to Hillcrest Community Center. Life is a Beach Tie Dye and Summer Fun Projects During this fun-filled workshop we will be creating some “Fun in the Sun” art projects. Learn how to make your own unique and funky tie-dye beach towel. And have a ball decorating your personalized beach bucket to bring along all your favorite stuff. All materials are provided and this workshop is for all ages. Cost is $25 per participant. This workshop is on July 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Program Code is ArtWorkshop 1087;1. Going Green Art Workshop Eco Art, Watercolors and Bubble Art Sound interesting? Learn about the endless art-making possibilities you can find in recycled materials. Fun for all ages and the cost is $20 per person. This workshop is on July 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The Program Code is ArtWorkshop 1087;2. Mosaic Madness Rock Mosaic Stepping Stones and Sea Shell Creations Ever wonder how those beautiful and ornate mosaic art works are created? Come have a great time learning about the art of mosaic while creating beautiful and unique rock mosaic stepping stones. This workshop is on July 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all ages. The cost is $20 per person. The Program Code is ArtWorkshop 1087;3 Sand is Grand Art Workshop Sand Painting and Sand Mold Keepsakes Join us in this exciting and fun-filled workshop where we will be creating various works of art using sand. Come have a great time creating memorable sand mold keepsakes, Native American-inspired sand paintings and also your own sidewalk chalk. This is fun for all ages and takes place on Aug. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The cost is $20 and the Program Code is ArtWorkshop 1087;4. Aquasize Tuesdays in July; all ages Certified CPR and Aquasize instructor Erika Crocco will teach Aquasize at Bubbling Springs this summer. Strengthen and tone up, get healthy, learn proper water exercise techniques and have fun under the sun. Water exercise improves flexibility and range of motion, strengthens and tones muscles without hurting vulnerable joints. Class is great for arthritis patients, anyone with sore muscles, or if you just want to get in shape. Class is suitable for all ages. Please bring a noodle to use in water and make sure to have your sunscreen for each class. Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Rain dates will be on Wednesdays. The cost is $50 per person and the Program Code is AQUA 1061. Golf Camp Aug. 1-5, Grades K-2 session 1; Grades 3-6 session 2 Introduce your child to the wonderful game of golf. Using a revolutionary new system, the USSI Golf Clinic is the ideal way to introduce youngsters to the game of golf. Children will learn all the basic golf techniques such as the swing, grip and ball striking using unique and fun training methods. Children will experience greater success using the larger balls and club heads. This allows them to strike the ball more easily and consistently and will increase their confidence and enjoyment of the game of golf. Safety is USSI’s number one priority. All games and exercises will take place in controlled areas under supervision. Aug. 1-5; Session 1: Grades K-2, 4:30 to 6 p.m.; Session 2: Grades 3-6, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Echo Lake Park (on Germantown Road) or Hillcrest Gym if raining. The cost os $119. Program Code for Grades k to 2: GOLFCAMP 1065;1; for grades 3 to 6: GOLFCAMP 1065;2. Junior Field Hockey Camp Aug. 1-5, Girls entering grades 4-9 Girls, have a really fun experience while learning a great sport. This camp is directed by Macopin Middle School teacher Krista Rieder and is designed for girls entering 4th through 9th grades. In addition to learning the fundamental skills of field hockey, participants will take part in scrimmages and contests with prizes. Campers must bring a stick, ball, mouth guard, shin guards, lunch and water bottle to camp each day. Camp will run Aug. 1-5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Coach Rieder at Krista.email@example.com. Camp is held at Mccormack Turf Field, behind Macopin School. The cost is $140; the Program Code is HOCKEYCAMP 1063 Make Magic with Clay Camp Aug. 1-5; for children entering grades 1-8 Get creative making awesome projects. We will show you how to make some cool stuff without a potter’s wheel. You will also see how to glaze and decorate your design. This camp is designed for children entering grades 1-8 in the fall. Camp is held from Aug. 1-5, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $85 per camper and the Program Code is ClayCamp 1076. Signing Time Sign Language Camp Aug. 1-5; For children entering grades 3-6 This camp is designed to teach children the basics in American Sign Language. We will accomplish this by learning and practicing signs together in a fun setting, Learn how to make signing a daily part of life, use signing time materials to further reinforce classroom learning through daily practice and continue practice when camp is done. The camp runs from Aug. 1-5, from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost per camper is $120; the Program Code is SignCamp 1084. Ceramics Camp Aug. 8-12; for children entering grades 1-8 For boys and girls entering grades 1 - 8 in the fall. Children will learn the application of glazing ceramics from a large selection of casted pieces using their choice of colors. Childen should bring their own snack and drink, or lunch if attending both sessions. The cost is $85 per camper per session. Camp runs Aug. 8-12; Session 1 is from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Program Code is CERAMICSCAMP 1079;1. Session 2 runs from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Program Code is CERAMICSCAMP 1079;2. Kids in the Kitchen Camp Aug. 15-18; for children entering grades 2-4 For boys and girls entering grades 2 to 4 in the fall. Kids can join us for a fun and exciting cooking adventure. They will learn about kitchen safety, basic utensils and how to choose healthier foods. We will prepare some traditional favorites as well as some recipes from around the world. On the last day from 3 to 4 p.m., caregivers are invited to a luncheon prepared and served by the children. The camp runs from Aug. 15-18, from noon to 2:30 p.m.; on the final day it goes until 4 p.m. The cost is $90; the Program Code is KitchenCamp 1085.