April 25, 2019


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Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Director of Recreation, Cultural Affairs, and Senior Services Patrick Council reminded residents today that the City of Newark is offering a wide array of fun-filled and enriching summer recreation programs for all ages, at its five recreation centers, seven Centers of Hope, and 35-acre Camp Watershed in West Milford.

Newark residents are being urged to sign up now for the summer programs, before they fill up. Most programs begin after the end of the school year. Contact points and information on the programs is given below.

“Our summer recreation programs are designed to enable our residents of all ages to strengthen their minds and bodies, enjoy the vacation season, start new hobbies, and learn new skills. I commend our Recreation team on their work in and operating these programs, and urge residents to get involved in them,” Mayor Baraka said.

Camp Watershed at the city’s Pequannock Watershed in West Milford is a day camp that runs for two sessions over seven weeks (one session for four weeks, one for three) that offers Newark youth nature walks, and programs in dance, drama, visual arts, archery, and arts and crafts. All summer camp programs will run from July 8 to August 23. For more information, call (973) 697-9018.

Recreation programs will include:

·         Enrichment day camps for youth at recreation sites

·         Basketball Leagues for ages 7-14

·         Boxing camps for ages 7-14

·         Basketball Camps that teach drills and skills to youth aged 7-14

·         Travel Camps

For more information on these programs, call (973) 733-6454.

The Centers of Hope will offer the following:

·         Summer Day Camps at two Center of Hope locations

·         Pop Up Play Areas at “Summer of Fun” designated play street sites

·         Movie Nights

For more information, contact (973) 733-5460.

The Sun Up program provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches for Newark Youth. Parents can sign their children up for it at (973) 733-9309.