ld Bridge arks & Recreation
Owen Henry, Mayor Himanshu Shah,Business Administrator
Message From the Mayor...
To the Residents of Township of Old Bridge,
I am pleased to present to you the Spring 2020 Department of Parks, Recreation and Social Services Brochure! I encourage you to take a look through the brochure and take advantage of all that the Township will be offering this year. We’ve got some great programs both old and new and I hope you and your family have an opportunity to enjoy them. This year we are proudly introducing new Ceramics Classes for children and adults! Everyone will have the opportunity to learn the basics of ceramics to create wonderful works of art in a creative way. We are happy to announce our irobot animations (formerly Brixology) program will be coming back this year along with our Monday night Paint Classes and Friday night gatherings, as well as the Children’s Baking Classes. Some other highlights to look forward to are: full day summer camp, the Father/ Daughter dance in June, and back by popular demand….Goat Yoga! We’ll be offering more sessions for people of all ages. For great family and friend outings, please visit our local parks and fields for some outdoor activity, picnics, or just throwing the frisbee. We have fantastic outdoor spaces for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all residents to visit the Old Bridge website (www.oldbridge.com) to find more information on classes and programs. And please read through this brochure to keep in mind important upcoming dates. This brochure is full of exciting classes and programs for all to enjoy. Please contact the Department of Parks, Recreation and Social Services for more information or with any questions you may have. See you this Spring!
Message from the Director... Dear fellow Old Bridge Residents, On Behalf of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Social Services, I am pleased to present the Spring 2020 program and activity listings. This past Fall/Winter our newly updated John Piccolo Ice Arena was a busy hub for all things ice skating and Hockey. We still have a few weeks left in the season and I encourage everyone to come down and check it out. This past winter the department continued to sponsor both Old Bridge School skating trips and Operation Beachhead Veterans skating trips at the John Piccolo Arena. We also partnered with the NY Rangers to provide Learn to Play program instruction that was greatly received and we hope those numbers translate to the Jr. Knights Hockey Program . The ice skating lesson program continues to thrive and grow under the supervision of Deputy Director Lisa Valsera and a talented instructional staff. Looking forward to the Spring and warmer weather, once again the departments’ professional staff has assembled an extensive list of recreational opportunities for the entire family. Our program supervisor, Brianne McManus, is excited to offer some new programs this spring as well as continuing to provide traditional recreational activities. We provide a wide range of recreation programs for people of all ages and are always looking for new and exciting programs to add to the line-up. A new program that I wanted to highlight is our Junior Robotics, into to Coding program. This program is for grade 3-5 and we hope you check you it. The full write in a little deeper in the brochure. The nationally accredited Silver Lining Center, managed by Anahita Feltz, will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary and will be getting recredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers. The center continues to develop new and exciting social, wellness and lifestyle programs to service the seniors of our community. This year just as last year we also will be getting another new bus to help with our growing population. Our highly acclaimed Camp Robin Therapeutic Recreation Program, under the direction of Pete Pero, continues to expand recreational opportunities for our challenged population, thanks to a devoted and dedicated instructional staff and assistance from Special Projects for Special Children, Inc., our non-profit support organization. The Department’s Before and After School Day Care Program, under the leadership of Gregg Grieve, provides a safe, nurturing, recreation-oriented environment for over 600 youngsters on a year-round basis at twelve township schools. Registration for our wildly popular Full day summer camp will be held in early March. Finally our Municipal Alliance Program, in partnership with the Board of Education and Old Bridge police department, continues to take an active role in the fight against alcohol and drug addiction. A number of excellent anti-drug and alcohol programs are part of the school system’s academic curriculum. In today’s hectic world, it’s easy to forget that taking time to enjoy each day is so important to our health and well being. Old Bridge Department of Parks, Recreation and Social Services is committed to ensuring that every resident has an opportunity to experience outstanding recreational activities and park facilities that enhance our quality of life by helping us stay healthy and fit, build relationships with family and friends, and develop a sense of community pride. Recreationally Yours, Matthew Mercurio, Director of Parks, Recreation and Social Services
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Message from the Mayor Message from the Director Recreation Policies Notes Regarding Programs Sports Leagues Recreation Special Events & Listings Food Bank Information Silver Linings at Old Bridge Full Day Camp Information Parent & Child classes Children’s Programs Camp R.O.B.I.N. Teen Programs Camp R.O.B.N. Adult Programs Adult Programs Staff Directory
Notes Regarding Programs
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• All Programs will be held in the Civic Center unless otherwise noted • All special needs programs will be held in the R.O.B.I.N. building at Geick Park off of Route 516, unless otherwise noted. • All fees are used to offset the cost of the programs. • All fees are listed next to the program for which they are intended and are payable at the time of registration. • For room locations please see the building supervisor or the Recreation Department. • All unscheduled closings due to inclement weather will be announced on www.oldbridge.com or Old Bridge TV 14. • For information regarding programs or department activities, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 721-5600 ext. 4999. • New program ideas are always welcomed. Please contact the Recreation Department with any thoughts.
Department of Parks, Recreation and Social Services Policies
• Individuals who qualify as Old Bridge Residents are those who reside in Old Bridge Township. All other individuals are considered non-residents and must follow non-resident registration dates. • Old Bridge residents are given registration priority for all programs listed in this brochure with the exception of ice arena programs. Non-residents may register on a space available basis. Proof of residency is required at the time of household creation in our system. • Each individual is allowed to register for only 2 programs. Additional registrations are allowed if space is available the week programs begin. • The Parks and Recreation department maintains a no refund policy. The only exception to this is for a medical reason and must be accompanied by a doctors note. • For all programs, a copy of the child’s birth certificate is necessary at the time of household creation. This policy is also required if you have never participated in a program before or to add a new child to an existing household account. • All age requirements should be met by the first day of class, except where otherwise noted. Registrations which do not meet age requirements by the first day of class will not be accepted. Acceptions may be made however will be determined on a case by base basis. • Old Bridge senior citizens (62 & over) may register for any adult programs and receive a 50% discount off of the listed price, with the exception of speciality classes. A copy of a senior citizens card or driver’s license should accompany the registration. Class materials are an extra cost. • The Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel any program due to low registration numbers. In the event of this happening, the participants will be notified and offered the option of enrolling in another available class or receiving a refund. • No unregistered persons are allowed in the classroom while programs are running. This includes, but is not limited to, children of adult participants and siblings. • Only individuals classified by a child study team are eligible for participation in R.O.B.I.N. programs. • On-line registration is available for participants of our recreation programs, please take advantage of this opportunity as openings in classes fill quickly.
Registration Procedure: We encourage all those residents who are interested in registering for any program listed in this book to register on-line at www.oldbridge.com: on or after Wednesday, February 12,2020 at 6:00 pm. Access to the on-line registration will not begin prior to 2/12. No “drop off” or “walk in” registrations will be accepted. There will be NO In-Person Registrations Important Dates to Remember:
On-line Registration (Residents Only):Wednesday, 2/12/20 at 6pm Non-Resident Registration (On-line): Begins Tuesday, 2/18/20 at 6pm NON-RESIDENT REGISTRATION: Non-residents may register for Township recreation programs beginning Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00am. WAIT LIST INFORMATION: If the program you wish to enroll is full you may register for the wait list at no charge. We ask that you please do not register for multiple wait lists of the same course. In the event we are able to accommodate your request we will notify you accordingly. On –Line Registration Information If you have never registered with us before you must create an account in the parent or guardians name and send proper documentation to us. We will then activate your online registration for your account, this will allow you to use the system to register for classes. You may use the guest option to browse class information without activating an account. Camp Robin participants are also required to produce a current IEP. On-Line Registration will begin on February 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm.
WWW.OLDBRIDGE.COM If you have never participated in any programs with Old Bridge Parks and Recreation, click “Create New Account” and enter the required information. New accounts should be created in the name of the parent/guardian. Once complete, you will need to send proof of residency and birth certificate for each participant to our office. Documentation can be faxed to 732-607-4813 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org If you do not have a username and password or have forgotten your current one please contact us at the number listed below.
Please call our office at 732-721-5600 Ext. 4999 Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
If you would like to obtain information regarding any particular sports league, please feel free to use the numbers listed below. The contact name will be able to provide you with any information regarding the league, i.e. registration dates, fees, age requirements, etc. Youth Baseball/Softball Leagues LEAGUE NAME CONTACT PERSON Cheesequake Baseball Assn. Peter Lavwe, President Madison Park Girls Softball Mike Keller, President Old Bridge Little League Ricky Roemer, President Sayrewood South Little League Brian Burns, President
PHONE # 732- 390-1140 732-290-7599 732-257-4252 732-679-6500
Youth Basketball Leagues Old Bridge Basketball Assn. Patrick Norero, President president@oldbridgebasketball. 732-952-5757 Old Bridge Cougars Sayrewood South Rebels
Youth Football Leagues Ken Silvestri, President Nick Botte, President
Youth Ice Hockey/Roller Hockey Leagues Old Bridge Junior Knights Dave Shafer, Coordinator
732-598-5427 732-679-4875 email@example.com
Old Bridge Soccer League Old Bridge Girls Soccer League
Youth Soccer Leagues Kathleen Murawski, President Pete Micciulla, President
Old Bridge Lacrosse
Lacrosse Andrew Boriello
Wrestling Old Bridge Mat Rat Wrestling Janos Sagi firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com TENNIS COURT INFORMATION The lights at the Old Bridge Municipal courts will be turned on starting April of 2019 (weather permitting). The lights will be on for the entire summer until 10:00 pm.
Old Bridge Recreation Sponsors: A Night out with the Yankees
Friday May 8th 7:05pm Main Level $93 Per Ticket Ticket includes Food and Drink Voucher Must Provide own Transportation Call 732-721-5600 ext 4999 or register online with Old Bridge Etrak System 5
WHAT IS OLD BRIDGE MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE FOR THE PREVENTION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE?
The Municipal Alliance determines the needs of their community to develop prevention plans to address identified priorities.
Funding for the Municipal Alliance Program comes from the NJ State Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) Fund for the purpose of being returned to communities and used for local substance abuse prevention activities. It is handed down by the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA) and focuses on: 1. Policy and Planning 2. Public Awareness and Education 3. Administration of Funding to the Municipal Alliances to prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse through programming * SOME PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY THE MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE : •
I’m Safe and Sure (Medicine Safety) - 1st Grade
Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs (June) - 4th Grade
Too Good For Drugs (Old Bridge Police Dept.) - 5th Grade
Character Ambassadors – 5th Grade
Peer 2 Peer/ Peer Mentoring Program – 6th - 8th Grade
Improbable Players (Performing Arts) – Middle School
Opiate Prevention Program - 9th - 12th Grade Health Class
Peer Leaders Support – 12th Grade
Lindsay Meyer Teen Institute Leadership Training– 6th - 12th Grade
Intergenerational Programming - 11th - 12th Grade
Mayors Town Hall Community Forums (Spring /Fall) 6
Full Day Summer Recess Program 2020 Registration will be as follows: Tiny Turtles March 10th 6pm Great White Sharks March 11th 6pm Middle School Camp March 12th 6pm
The Old Bridge Township Full Day Summer Camp has camps for children in Elementary, Middle, & High School. Old Bridge Township is a non-profit organization that has been providing affordable camps to township families for 20 years!! We offer an 8 week camp session and two 4 week camp sessions. Please see below for camp dates. The camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Elementary & Middle School camps. Our Tiny Turtles Camp for children that have completed Kindergarten and 1st grade is held at McDivitt Elementary School. The Great White Sharks Camp for children who have completed 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade is held at the Grade Nine Center. The Middle School Camp for children who have completed 5th, 6th and 7th grade is held at Old Bridge High School Main Campus.
Summer Session Schedule: Summer Session #1- (8 Weeks)Starts on June 29th and will end on Aug. 21st.(We are closed July 3rd) Summer Session #2- (4 Weeks) Starts on June 29th and will end on July 24th.(We are closed July 3rd) Summer Session #3- (4 Weeks) Starts on July 27th and will end on Aug. 21st. Camp Tuition Rates 2019 Tuition rates include ALL trips. Tuition also includes 2 snacks & juice every day. Tuition rates do not include lunch. Parents must drop off and pick up children at the camp sites. We do not offer transportation. Camp tuition payments are broken down into 4 installments. Please see camp payment schedule below:
Tiny Turtles & Great White Sharks 2020 Camp Tuition Rates: 8 Week Session- $1,745.00 4 Week Session- $1245.00 Middle School Camp 2020 Tuition Rates: 8 Week Session- $1,895.00* 4 Week Session- $1,345.00* *Includes Great Adventure & Hurricane Harbor Season Pass with Dining Pass. Camp Payment Schedule 1st Payment- Due at the time of registration 2nd Payment- Due by April 1st 3rd Payment- Due by May 1st 4th Payment- Due by June 1st
Old Bridge Parks & Recreation Presents:
Back by popular demand!!
April 26th 4pm Geick Park $25 per person You must provide your own Yoga Mat Registration through Etrak or in person at the recreation office Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org 8
Spring Fling DJ Crafts Petting Zoo Food Trucks Inflatables & So much more!! Sponsored by Old Bridge Parks & Recreation Questions call 732-721-5600 ext 4999 9
Resident of Old Bridge? Come out and join the Fun with the members of the Silver Lining Community. A full Calendar of activities planned each month by the accredited staff.
Transportation services offered to any location in Old Bridge Township.
Daily meals served by Middlesex county food program.
60+ Services including healthcare guidance, pharmaceutical assistance & so much more. Questions ? Contact Manager Anahita Feltz 732-721-5600 ext 6625 email@example.com
Registration on-line only
Saturday, June 20, 2020 ~ 7:30 pm -10:00 pm Attention all Dads! Take your daughter on a date to the Old Bridge Parks and Recreation Department’s “Me & My Girl” dance. Semi-formal attire is required! Our special event is open to the first 50 couples who register. Pre-Registration is required! The cost is $40.00 per person (each participant, father and daughter must pay this cost.) The fee includes music, buffet dinner with dessert and a picture to commemorate the evening. Registrations will only be accepted on-line. In order to accomplish this each member of the family must be in the Recreation Department’s computer system. If you are not currently in the system or unsure of your status please contact the Recreation Department. It is truly a night you won’t want to miss. Spaces fill up fast, so don’t wait too long to register!
Old Bridge Parks and Recreation Department is seeking individuals t o w o r k o r v o l u n t e e r f o r v a r i o u s p o s i t i o n s f o r t h e s u m m e r. A ny o n e interested in any of the jobs listed below should go to the Old Bridge We b s i t e t o f i l l o u t a n a p p l i c a t i o n .
Summer Playground Staff:
Summer Playground Counselors in training:
Te n n i s I n s t r u c t o r s :
The Old Bridge The Old Bridge Parks and Parks and Recreation Recreation Department is The Old Bridge Department is seeking seeking individuals to work Parks and Recreation individuals with for the summer playground Department is seeking tennis experience to program. Positions include students age 14 & 15 to instruct the children the following: volunteer as counselors of our tennis program Aides, Leaders, Assistant in training for the during lessons. Supervisors, Supervisors summer playground Position runs June program. throug h August
Junior Robotics with mBot Intro to Robotics and Coding
Grades 3 - 5Â
Is your child excited about robots and coding? Nowâ€™s the time act on this passion and turn it into practical skills! In this program, children will discover the basics of coding and robotics. They will learn how to program the mBot robot through lessons that will incorporate various learning modalities and set the foundation for computational thinking, an essential skill for todayâ€™s learners. During the program, children will learn: essential robotics programming concepts interactive activities and games peer collaboration
Tuesdays 4:30pm - 5:30pm
03/10-04/21 Skip Date of 04/07 Class held at the camp robin building
$130/Student Register at oldbridge.com/recreation Questions? Call 732-721-5600 ext 4999
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Cardio-Kickboxing: Fee: $31.00 Residents, $41.00 Non-Residents (Monthly)
Mondays and Wednesdays
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Looking for an intense cardio workout? Join our certified staff for this great workout. The first part of class will be a cardio-kickboxing class that will definitely get your blood pumping. The second half of class will consist of a yoga cool-down and relaxation. Class held at the camp ROBIN building. Instructors: Sue Maturo & Maria Ryan
Zumba: Fee: $31.00 Residents, $41.00 Non-Residents Tuesday and Thursday Monthly starting October 1st
Latin flavored dance workout. Get moving to the music and have some fun!! Instructors: Sandra Weitzman
ART CLASSES Ceramics: Fee: $46.00 Residents $56.00 Non residents Friday, March 13th- May 8th 7pm-9pm Location: Civic Center Classroom Drop ins welcome for smaller pieces!! $15 per drop in session Choose your pieces from the variety in our collection. Price includes 8 small pieces, glazes and firing of the product. Additional larger pieces available for purchase. No Class:4/10 Instructor: Kathy Stitzel
Crafty Pairs for ages 2 - 4 Fee: Resident: $36.00 per pair, Non-Res: $46.00 per pair
Class Size: 10 teams
Parent & 2-4 year old Fridays, 3/13-05/08 10:00 am - 11:00 am This class provides an opportunity for parents and their children to explore the world of arts and crafts together. Each week, parents and their children will create exciting projects under the guidance of our arts and crafts instructor. Instructor: Kathy Stizel No Class:04/10 Food Fun Fee: Resident: $36.00 per pair, Non-Res: $46.00 per pair Parent and 2-4 year old Class Size: 10 teams Wednesday, 3/11 - 05/06 10:00 am - 11:00 am During this eight week program you and your child will prepare fun and healthy snacks. Our kids tested treats are sure to provide fun and excitement inside the class and at home. Class is held at Camp ROBIN Instructor: Kathy Stizel No Class: 04/08 Itâ€™s Playtime Fee: Resident: $36.00 per pair, Non-Res: $46.00 per pair
Class Size: 10 teams
Parent & 2 year old Monday 03/09-05/04 10:00 am - 11:00 am This class is designed to have you and your child up and moving together. A typical class may involve singing, dancing, childrenâ€™s games and obstacle courses. Instructor: Kathy Stizel No Class: 04/06
Fee: $55.00 Residents, $65.00 Non-Residents
Friday, March 13- May 8 Friday, March 13-May 8 Friday, March 13-May 8
Age 5,6 Age 7,8 Age 9 & up
4:30-5:30pm No Class: 04/10 5:45-6:45pm 7:00-8:00pm
Let your child explore their creative side through our intro to art class! During this 8 week session your child will be introduced to the basics of art. Children will be introduced to drawing, painting, and so much more! Instructor: Stacey Garcia Class Size: 10
Kids Crafts: Fee: $26.00 Residents, $36.00 Non-Residents Tuesday, March 10 - May 5 Age 5 & 6 4:00 - 5:00 pm No Class: 04/07 Tuesday, March 10 - May 5 Age 7-11 5:00 - 6:00 pm Have fun making crafts for yourself and your family! In this class you will create all sorts fun projects including wood , felt crafts and mosaics Instructors: Linda Fox Class Size: 12 Tiny Tumblers: Fee: $26.00 Residents, $36.00 Non-Residents Thursdays, March 12 - May 7 Ages 5 & 6 4:30 - 5:15 pm No Class: 04/09 Get ready to roll, flip, balance and bounce in this class. Your child will have fun challenging themselves to learn something new each week. Our instructor will work with each child and by the end of the eight weeks, the class will put on a small show to display their new talents! Child must wear play clothes and socks to class each week. Water bottles are allowed as long as they are in plastic containers. Instructor: SueMari Fitness Class Size: 10 Childrenâ€™s Ceramics Fee: $30.00 Residents $40.00 Non-Residents Saturday, March 14 - May 9 Age 7&up 9:45am-10:45am 11:00am- 12:00pm No Class: 04/11 Your children will be able to choose their pieces from the variety in our collection. Paint a different piece each week.Holiday Pieces will be available! Price includes pieces, glazes and firing of the product. The freedom of painting the pieces however they choose. Instructor: Kathy Stitzel Class size:15 16
Little Gourmet Chefs: Fee: $26.00 Res., $36.00 Non-Residents Wednesday, March 11 - May 6 Age 5,6,7 5:30 - 6:30 pm Wednesday, March 11 - May 6 Age 5,6,7 6:30-7:30 pm Thursday, March 12 - May7 Age 8,9,10 5:15 -6:15 pm Help prepare all sorts of fun foods in this tasty class. No Class: 04/08, 04/09 Instructors: Linda Fox & Melissa Hessel Class Size: 10 Class will be held at ROBIN building. Sweet Sensations Fee: $26.00 Res., $36.00 Non-Residents Thursday. March 12 - May 7 Ages 8-12 4:00-5:00pm No Class: 04/09 Take your first steps into the baking world. This class will be an introduction to baking for our little ones. We will learn basic measuring, recipies and decorating. This is a brand new class for old bridge township!! Instructors: Linda Fox Class Size: 10 Candy Creations: Fee: $26.00 Residents, $36.00 Non-Residents Monday, March 9 - May 4 Age 6-10 5:30 - 6:30 pm No Class: 04/06 This mouth watering class is just right for those who enjoy the sweets! Recipes may include: Chocolate covered everything, peanut brittle, spring time treats and the class ends with a cookie dessert that is hard to resist! Instructor: Melissa Hessel Class will be held at ROBIN building Class Size: 10 Monday Paint Night
Monday, March 09- May 4 Monday, March 09- May 4
Fees: Residents $60.00 Non-Residents:$70.00
Age 7-8 Age 9&up
No Class 4/06
Does your child enjoy doing canvas paintings? This class is a spin off from our artistic beginnings class but it all canvas painting. The children will explore the world through a different painting each week! By the end of the class they will each have 8 works of art to display throughout the house! Instructor: Stacey Garcia Class size:10
Camp Robin Child & Teen Program Camp Robin Registration Dates:
On-line Registration (Residents Only):Wednesday, 2/12/20 at 6pm Non-Resident Registration (On-line): Begins Tuesday, 2/18/20 at 6pm Basketball: Fee $36.00 Residents, $72.00 Non-Residents Wednesday March 4 –April 29 6:00 - 8:00 pm Class Size:15 Ages 12 – 99 This class is designed to introduce the sport of basketball to those with disabilities. Participants will learn the proper playing techniques in this instructional program. Emphasis shall be placed on promoting good sportsmanship. Location: OBHS Rear Gym Coach: Ulric Butcher, Daniel Antoniazzi, Kimberly Boland, Anthony Manduca No class 04/8 Computer Enrichment: Fee: $36.00 Residents, $72.00 Non-Residents Monday, March 9 – May 4 7:00- 8:00 pm Class Size: 6 Ages: 10-16 This fun class will engage participants in a variety of activities using Microsoft Publisher. Participants will have the opportunity to create greeting cards, flyers, brochures, banners and many more fun projects. No program: 4/6 Instructor: TBA Saturday Therapeutic Program: Fee: $67.00 Residents, $135.00 Non-Residents Saturday, March 7 – May 9 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Class Size: 40 Ages 7 - 21 This program is designed to meet the needs of children from Old Bridge Township that are classified Special Education by the Child Study Team. The program includes activities such as ice skating, arts and crafts, cooking, computers, yoga, exercise, and instructed gym program. No program: 04/11 Teen Friday Night Program: Fee: $77.00 Residents, $155.00 Non- Residents Friday, March 6– May 1 6:30 - 9:30 pm Class Size: 20 Ages: 13 - 20 The emphasis will be placed on providing recreational opportunities for social growth and peer interaction. Program includes: Movie Night, Game Night, Sports Night, Dances and other recreational activities. There is an additional fee for trips. No Program: 04/10 Supervisor: Ulric Butcher, Jessica Carrozzelli For Information Contact Pete Pero, R.O.B.I.N. Coordinator at 765-0968 Notes Regarding the Programs for Special Needs: Programs will be held at the R.O.B.I.N. BUILDING at Geick Park Basketball and T.I.P., are at a different location. (See program description for location) No In-Person will be accepted. Please follow all the dates listed on our registration page. Scholarships are available. Please contact Pete Pero at the number listed above. New participates must show a current IEP before registering. Volunteers are always welcome. Please contact Pete Pero for complete details.
For those attending Camp Robin, there are new books for you to read. Girl Scout Alyssa Blahota donated a bookcase filled with books for everyone to enjoy. She is working on her Silver Award project by building, painting and delivering this bookcase. Now everyone can pick up a book whenever they want to learn or go on adventure. 18
R.O.B.I.N. Adult Programs Ages 17 & Up
Just Desserts: Fee: $36.00 Residents, $72.00 Non-Residents Wednesday, March 4 – April 29 6:00 - 7:00 pm Class Size: 12 Make and decorate cookies and cupcakes for special occasions, while learning how to follow a recipe and use kitchen appliances safely. Instructor: Linda Fox No Class: 04/8 Friday Night Fun: Fee: $105:00 Residents, $155.00 Non-Residents Friday, March 6– May 1 7:00 -11:00 pm Class Size: 50 Ages:21-Up Spend your Friday night with us! Friday Night Fun is a recreational, social program for people with disabilities. This program will allow individuals to interact with their peers on a social setting. Activities include the following: Game Night, Movie Night, live entertainment, special trips and other exciting activities as they arise. Please note there is an additional fee for trips. Supervisors: Denise D’Alessandro No Program: 04/10 Zumba Program: No Fee Monday, March 9 – May 4 6:30 – 7:30 pm Class Size: 15 Ages 18 – Up Join the Zumba Party! Zumba is the best fitness class! What other class do you get to dance with your parents to Latin and international infused music. Don’t get so caught up in your dancing…it’s all about the fun and shake, shake, shake! Wear versatile sneakers and bring water along with your hips. Instructors: Susan Maturo, Marie Ryan no classes 04/6 \ R.O.B.I.N. Chorale Program: Fee: $36.00, Residents, $72.00 Non-Residents Thursday, March 5 – April 30 7:30-8:30 pm Class Size 15 Ages: 12-Up Does your child like to sing? Do you find your child singing around the house all day? Well if you answered yes to any of these questions, send your child to the Camp Robin Chorale! This year we bring to you a program that will have your child singing, learning about music, and even performing a concert! The children will be singing music in all styles from Classical, to Broadway Tunes, to your favorite Old Time Classics. Let’s sing!! Instructors : Kathleen Singh, Danny Antoniazzi No Class: 04/9 Theatre Adapted for Different Abilities: Fee: $41.00, Residents, $82.00 MUST HAVE PARTICIPATED IN FALL CLASS TO REGISTER Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, March 3 – April 28 6:30 -7:45 pm Class Size 15 Ages: 13-Up The goal of this program is to provide a theatrical experience for youth and young adults with disabilities to develop self confidence and awareness through the performing arts. Dram and musical activities will be designed to enhance learning through a multi-sensory approach that engages mind, body, senses and emotions. Instructor: Debbie Goncalves No Class: 04/07
Basketball: Fee $36.00 Residents, $72.00 Non-Residents Wednesday March 4 – April 29 6:00 - 8:00 pm Class Size:15 Ages 12 – 99 This class is designed to introduce the sport of basketball to those with disabilities. Participants will learn the proper playing techniques in this instructional program. Emphasis shall be placed on promoting good sportsmanship. Location: OBHS Rear Gym Coach: Ulric Butcher, Daniel Antoniazzi, Kimberly Boland, Anthony Manduca No class 04/8
Old Bridge Township is seeking nominations to be selected for the 2020 Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal Selection Criteria The township bases their recommendation on the following criteria: • • • • •
The nominee(s) must be either a veteran or actively serving in the military. The nominee(s) should be a current or past resident of Old Bridge Township. The nominee(s) will be selected on the basis of his or her achievements during their time of military service and possible contributions to the community of Old Bridge Township. The nominee(s) must be willing to act as Grand Marshal, attend a taping of OBTV, be willing to make a public speech and provide us with a complete biography. The nominee(s) must be willing and able to attend the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 25, 2020. If you are nominating someone please, check to make sure they have not yet served as Grand Marshal at a past parade in Old Bridge.
The Grand Marshal will be recognized at a post-parade ceremony at Memorial Park in Laurence Harbor on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020. The Grand Marshal is placed towards the beginning of the parade and is acknowledged by parade commentators. Veteran’s Contact Information: Veteran’s Full Name: ________________________________________ Phone Number: ________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________ Is the Veteran a current or former resident of Old Bridge Township? YES NO Veteran's Service History Branch of Service: ______________ Years of Service: _______________ Honors or Awards: __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Reason for Nomination: __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ (If more room is needed please attach a separate sheet) Contact Information of Person Submitting Form (if other than nominated Veteran) Full Name: ____________________________ Phone Number: ________________________ Email address: ________________________
Application due to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 10, 2020 For more information please call Old Bridge Parks & Recreation - Lisa Valsera 732-721-5600 Ext. 4010
Professional Staff Matthew Mercurio, Director of Parks, Recreation & Social Services Lisa Valsera, Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation Brianne McManus, Program Supervisor Gregg Grieve, Manager of School-Age Childcare Programs Pete Pero, Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator Karen Tortorici, Municipal Alliance Coordinator
RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Nick Botte Craig Brown Brian Burns Issac Crosson Thomas Colaiacova Jr Motaz Diab Sam Ferraro
Thomas Galante Nanette Gallagher Denis Kilduff Laura Lovallo John Metzger Frank Santoro Tony Tannucilli
Township Council Council President, Mary Sohor At-Large Council Vice President, Debbie Walker At-Large At-Large, Anita Greenberg-Belli Ward 1, David Merwin Ward 2, Erik DePalma Ward 3, Edina Brown Ward 4, Mark Razzoli Ward 5, Anthony Paskitti Ward 6: John Murphy
Old Bridge Recreations Spring 2020 Brochure