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Jersey Shore Family Summer Activity Guide 2013


Professional Family theatre at an Affordable Price

Monday, July 8, 10:30am Ocean City Music Pier

Monday, July 15, 10:30am

Thursday, July 11, 10:30am

Thursday, July 18, 10:30am

Moorlyn Family Theatre

at the Ocean City Music Pier

at the Moorlyn Family Theatre

Monday, July 29, 10:30am Ocean City Music Pier

Monday, July 22, 10:30am Ocean City Music Pier

Thursday, July 25, 10:30am Moorlyn Family Theatre

Monday, August 5, 10:30am Ocean City Music Pier

Following the Monday morning performances of each Children’s Series show, join the characters from each show at The Flanders Hotel for a special themed lunch! This will be a fun opportunity to meet the characters, take pictures, participate in special activities and enjoy lunch at the award winning Flanders Hotel. Call 609-399-1000 for information on the Flanders Hotel Lunch

Tickets for the Music Pier shows can be purchased at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice or by calling 609-525-9248 All show tickets

$10.00 per person Reservations required.


Tickets for the shows at the Moorlyn Family Theatre can be purchased by calling 609-399-0006

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publisher’s note Summer is always a special time at the Jersey Shore.Whether you’re planning on sending your children to summer camp or looking for ways to fill up the heated days, you’ll find the best options available right here on the pages of Jersey Shore Family. In the aftermath of Sandy, our seaside communities have done a ton of work to rebuild, restore and revive the area. The resut? An even more beautiful canvas for an exciting summer of family fun. Do your best to get out and see the new and improved boardwalks and beaches and enjoy the new offerings. We are all so lucky to live in an area with such vast diversity and natural beauty, it’s hard to decide what to do first to kick off the summer fun. Make sure you start your summer off right and make a list of your summer “must do” activities and stay on top of it to make sure you squeeze every last drop of fun out of the summer.

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1. See a Mermaid—Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, located on the AC boardwalk has a huge collection of oddball treasures and is open daily. (609)347-2001 www.ripleysatlanticcity.com 2. Climb a Beanstalk —On the Ocean City Music Pier on Monday, July 15th at OCTC’s Children’s Theatre Series www.ocnj.us/boxoffice 3. Go on a Double Date—Catch dinner and a double feature at The Delsea Drive-In! The snack bar has an extended menu that rivals many restaurants. Check website for listings! 856-696-0011 www.delseadrive-in.com 4. Capture the Memories—Never forget the magic of your summer with the kids. Get a beach portrait with the family! Call Foschi Studios to arrange a date. 609-927-3044 • foschiphoto.com





Climb 228 Steps to the sky

The Absecon Lighthouse is the tallest in NJ & the country’s 3rd tallest! FREE parking, museum, exhibits, gift shop. Open July & August daily 10am to 5pm, last climb 4:30pm. $7 to climb, $5 seniors, $4 kids. Leashed dogs welcome. Ask about our “Keeper Sleeper” Overnight Program, “Wacky Wednesdays” and Full Moon climbs. 609-449-1360 • www.abseconlighthouse.org

7. Chill Out —Stop in for chilly treat and make your own frozen creation at Chillaxin Frozen Yogurt 609-241-8582 • chillaxinfrozenyogurt.com

Go on a treasure hunt with a pirate!

Visit Pirate Voyages in Ocean City for an old fashioned pirate experience aboard the “Sea Dragon” on the Bay. Face painting, storytelling, treasure hunting and more. Daily trips, private birthday parties and private evening charters. Fun for all ages! 609-398-7555 • www. piratevoyages.com


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Have a Ball!

Hands on Fun at the Garden State Discovery Museum!




Hit The Beach—But first visit Ocean City’s one stop shop for EVERYTHING beach related-Island Beach Gear. Beach chairs, umbrellas, body boards, bicycles, bathing suits, cover ups, toys & more. 800-643-0474 • www.IslandBeachGear.com

Let your imagination take flight… touch, explore, create! Extended summer hours: $5 after 5PM. Discovery Summer theater series returns with 2 new productions! Recognized as Top 20 children’s museum in the country! 856-424-1233 • www.discoverymuseum.com

10. Meet Uberboy —On the Ocean City Music Pier on Monday, August 5th at OCTC’s Children’s Theatre Series www.ocnj.us/boxoffice 11.

Cast Your Cares Away—Grab some Shimano or Penn fishing gear. Visit Tackle Directs huge, brand new showroom in EHT. 888-354-7335 • www.TackleDirect.com

12. Go fly a kite Visit Air Circus on the boardwalk in OC, pick out your favorite find a park or beach and go for it! 13. Catch Bugs—Grab a jar and a net and go on a bug safari with the kids.



Become a Secret Agent

Visit the Spy: The Secret World of Espionage exhibit at The Franklin Institute on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. www.fi.edu/spy

15. FREEstyle— Did you know there are TONS of free things to do with your kids this summer? Find a list of freebies on the JerseyShoreFamily.com Family on a Budget page. 16. Give a Shark a Snack—A 900 gallon interactive exhibit at the AC Aquarium gives visitors the opportunity to touch sharks and juvenile rays. Special feeding times 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM, daily. Limited quantities of food are sold at the gift shop for scheduled feedings. 609484-9500 • www.oceanlifecenter.com 17.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road thru the Looking Glass —On the Ocean

City Music Pier on Monday, July 22nd at OCTC’s Children’s Theatre Series www. ocnj.us/boxoffice

18. Go On A Cruise—Enjoy a back bay cruise, fishing trip or have dinner on board one of South Jersey’s boat lines. 19. Visit An Ocean Oasis—Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks offers private cabana rentals at their Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club. Tons of family fun including 7 world-class roller coasters, 2 unique beachfront waterparks and family rides galore. Make Morey’s Piers your destination for summer fun. www.MoreysPiers.com 20. Dig it!—Dig a really, really deep hole! More fun than a sandcastle, it can double as a pool for the little guys, and if you do a really good job it might even still be there the next day.


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FlyOcean likeCityaParasailing seagull

Soar 500 feet above beautiful NJ beaches. 23 years of experience & 100% safety record. Take the flight of your life with our professional crew! Ages 6 and up. 609-399-3559 • www.oceancityparasail.com

22. Dig for diamonds Tiny quartz crystals also known as “Cape May Diamonds” are tossed and polished by the tides. They can be found on beaches throughout Cape May, although it’s best to prospect for the little gems at Sunset Beach during or after a storm. 23. Tag it!— Make sure to buy beach tags and keep them in plain site. (Or - skip the tags and enjoy the free beaches of AC and Wildwood)

24. Paddle a Duck—Historic Smithville and the Villiage Green are home to a ton of quaint shops, a carosel and best of all... Paddle boats! 25. Make Paper Planes—Recycle the coupon section and teach your child the classic folds of paper planes.

26. Eat OUT—Order dinner on the beach. Did you know that a lot of restaurants and pizza joints actually deliver to the beach?

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Cowboy Up—Enjoy a professional rodeo in the true tradition of the old west at Cowtown Rodeo located in Pilesgrove. Calf roping, Steer and Brahma Bull Wresting — Yipee! 856-769-3200 www.cowtown-rodeo.com

28. Monkey Around—on the monkey bars. Find a local park and play with your kids. A full list of parks can be found at JerseyShoreFamily.com 29. Build Sand Castle—get down and dirty with the kids on the beach... Trust us, it’s still fun.

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30. Walk on water—Crab Beach at The Cove in Brigantine often has amazing sandbars that come and go with the tides. Catch the right time and you can wade thru water and take a walk in the middle of the bay!



Scheduled to dock at Historic Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City, N.J., from Thurs., Aug. 1 through Sun., Aug. 11, 2013. The ship will be available for educational tours, group bookings and fundraisers. Public tours and sails.

31. Get crabby—It’s easy! Grab some string, a net and a chicken leg and go find the nearest bridge to catch some of Jersey’s best blue claws. (Check local ordinances... some bridges are restricted.)

32. Walk the plank—The AC Boardwalk holds the title of World’s Longest Boardwalk. Street performers, famous boardwalk food and attractions along with tons of beachside shopping accompany the beautiful ocean and beach views.

(609) 348-2880 www.ajmeerwald.org

33. Make A Movie—Write a script with your kids, put on some make up and Shoot!

34. Pick Flowers—Jersey has a great selection, pick a few, put them in water and enjoy. 35. Knock Knock—Learn a new joke... they never get old, kids love ‘em! 36. Eat a Volcano—Try the Rainforest Café’s explosive dessert. 609-345-5757 • www.rainforestcafe.com 37.


Get Lucky—Sure, the house always wins...

but it’s still fun trying. AC has the best casinos on the East Coast.


40. Chase an Ice Cream Truck—A seaside staple. Start running at the first sound of bells or you’ll burn your feet waiting in line with the other beach bums. 41. Go On A Picnic—Load up a basket or backpack with all the fixings and a blanket. Head out to your local park or even your front lawn and have a fun meal

42. Crawl Inside the Jaws of a Shark —The Discovery Seashell Museum of Ocean City invites you to take a picture inside the Giant Shark Jaw. Some of the world’s rarest shells, coral, shell lights, all can be found here. 609-398-2316 • www.shellmuseum.com 43. Let us entertain you—The historic Landis Theater in Vineland offers musicals, national touring acts, comedy, classic movies, children’s camp, workshops and junior musicals. 856-691-1121 • www.LandisTheater.com

Step back into the 1940s at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum. Featuring an assortment of household artifacts from the 1940s and a collection of vintage Coca-Cola memorabilia, this room recreates a typical house during WWII. Visit the museum to see the detail that was used in assembling artifacts for this room! www.usnasw.org


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44. Have Lunch with Rapunzel —At the Flanders Hotel in OC following the Monday, July 29th performance of OCTC’s Children’s Theatre Series www.ocnj.us/boxoffice

45. Become a collector—Make sure to check around the jetty’s for hidden gems... The best seashells always seem to end up there.

46. Go Snap Happy—Take tons of pictures, the summer goes too fast, make sure you capture the memories before they fade away. 47. Pillow

Fight—No explanation necessary.

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48. Giddy up and ride! Treat your kids to horseback riding lessons at one of the area’s great stables and riding centers. Did you know Horseback riding is now allowed on the Atlantic City Beach? 49. Share a Pie from any of the great pizza places on the boardwalks — just watch the seagulls, they like to share pie too.

50. Get Rollin’ on the boardwalk in an Atlantic City Rolling Chair. 51. Make Tracks to Morris Arboretum for fun in the Garden. The Garden Railway is an outdoor quarter mile track with model trains, surrounded by miniature world of leaves, bark & twigs. 215-247-5777 • www.morrisarboretum.org 52. Meet me at the hop—Wildwood earned the title of the “Birthplace of Rock and Roll” when the Comets performed in 1955. Enjoy the Doo Wop Experience tour and “Back to the 50s” museum. 609-523-1958 53. Get

Wet! Have a water balloon fight.

54. Row, Row, Row a Boat—Rent a canoe and spend the day at Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine.

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55. Save a Dolphin Visit the Marine Mammal Stranding Facility in Brigantine. www. marinemammalstrandingcenter.org • 609-266-0538

56. Get Sand in Your Shoes No excuses, even if you’re not a beach person... get to the beach at least once. 57.

Visit Alex have a drink for a great charity. Check for an Alex’s Lemonade stand in your area. www.alexslemonade.org

58. Learn to fly! Take your son or daughter on a high-flying adventure they’ll never forget! Freeflight Aviation, SJ’s most family-friendly flight club, offers introductory flights and lessons for everyone in the family. 609-265-0399 • www.freeflight-aviation.com 59. Shout at the Devil—Creepy, scary, ghosty stuff your style? Don’t wait for Halloween. Take a road trip at night to Bernard Township and visit the “Devil’s Tree”... If you dare! For more information visit www.weirdnj.com 60. Take a Walk at The Walk. The Atlantic City Tanger Outlets offer name brands at a discount. 61. Pick a winner—Bring a bucket and get busy. Find out why Jersey is known as “The Garden State.” Local farms offer you-pick fresh strawberries, blueberries, apples and more. To find out where to go and what’s in season visit www.pickyourown.org

catch some air

at the worlds largest beach ultimate tournament Over 5,000 Ultimate Frisbee players and over 450 teams from all over the world flock to Wildwood’s W2UB 21st Tournament on July 27 & 28.



64. Meet your favorite Pooh Bear— Staring in OCTC’s Children’s Theatre Series Thursday, July 11 at the Moorlyn Family Theatre 609-399-9248 65. Go

Deep sea fishing on a local charter boat.

66. Splash Down at Splash Zone. The #1 Family-Friendly water park in Wildwood. Fullygated with shallow water and great view of kids everywhere in the park. 609-729-5600 67.

Toss and Block—Toss out last year’s lotion

or at least check the expiration date or you’ll wish you did.

68. Get Jiggy with it—Gather your gear and go deep. Jigging systems by Shimanoand Penn are hot, hot, hot, and available at Tackle Direct. www. Tackledirect.com 69. Rock the Boat Visit The SS Atlantus, a concrete ship built during WWI, just offshore at Sunset Beach in Cape May.

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climb up on the world’s oldest pachyderm! Lucy the Elephant, built in the 1880’s is now a historical landmark in Margate. Take a walk inside. 609-823-6473 • www.lucytheelephant.org

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70. Meet Rocky Cape May County Zoo’s featured Amur Tiger Rocky is one of the most visited animals at the zoo. With nearly 550 animals, the zoo is a must see. 609-465-5271 www.capemaycountyzoo.org 71. Go to market—Looking for fresh fruit & veggies? Visit any of the local farmers markets in OC, Hammonton, AC, Margate and Wildwood Crest! 72. Celebrate with a Bang! Don’t wait until the sparklers come out. Ocean City, Wildwood, AC and Richland all have bangin’ hot displays. 73. Get the crabs—And a cage and some fancy painted shells and you’ll be all set for this year’s Hermit Crabs but keep an eye on them... They are faster than they look.

74. Make a Difference! Volunteering is a great way to spend family time together and do something for the community. 75. Say Cheese—Get Family Portraits on the beach, memories of a lifetime!


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76. Become a Swinger—Have a seat and let the wind blow through your hair as Gillian’s Swing Ride spins you around and around. 609-399-7082 • www.gillians.com 77. Do it in the dark—Play capture the flag at night on the beach. Fun for all ages, your never too old to get sand in your shoes.

78. Catch a Shark—The catch of the day could be anything when fishing in the ocean and bay. 79.

Catch a flick—The IMAX theatre located at

Take a walk on the weird side

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum offers a fun, family experience! Located on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Open every day! 609-347-2001 • www.ripleys.com



Tropicana invites you to treat your senses to the most powerful and involving movie experience yet created. 1-800-736-1420

80. Catch a cold—An ice cold Rita’s Italian Water Ice that is. Made fresh daily, try a Cherry Gelati or a Misto. Visit www.ritasice. com to find the closest location. 81. Catch dinner & a show Have dinner at one of Cape May’s finest restaurants and get tickets for the 8pm show at Cape May Stage. 609-884-1341 • www.capemaystage.com 82. Catch a wave—Book a surf lesson and learn from an experts 83. Make Smores when you camp out at one of the many area campgrounds. 84. Laugh your butt off—Laughter is serious business at the Borgata Comedy Club. 85. Take a hike—Estell Manor park offers 20 miles of trails and is located 3.5 miles south of Mays Landing on Route 50. 609-645-5960 • www.aclink.org



Break a leg You can’t live at the shore and not know at least a dozen great seafood restaurants grab a nut cracker and break some crab legs!


88. Take the plunge—You know you want to. You’ve been putting it off. Take the plunge and splurge on a swimming pool or spa. 89. Ride a bicycle built for two—Bike paths and boardwalks make bike rides fun. Double the fun with one of the many new two or three seater surrey styles available. 90. Listen to the music—Since opening in 1929, the AC Boardwalk Hall has showcased hundreds of special events. Find out who will appear this season. 609-3487000 · www.boardwalkhall.com 91. Make Popsicles—The oldfashioned way with juice, toothpicks and an icecube tray. 92. Pamper yourself—Visit a local Day Spa and treat yourself to a massages. 93. Float down a lazy river—Grab and inner tube and meander through Wildwood’s Splash Zone on a gently flowing river. Just one of the many great ways to cool off. 94. Feed your need for speed—Take a Nascar Go-Kart out for a spin at the Central Pier. St. James Place and Tennessee Avenue next to the boardwalk in Atlantic City. Go Racecars!

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95. Go to the beach... Inside!—Sahara Sam’s Indoor/Outdoor waterpark is a day at the beach regardless of the weather. Water slides, Lizard Lagoon, Congo Bongo river ride... all the makings of a great time for the whole family! www.saharasams.com 96. Enjoy the Salt Water—A Jersey Shore classic... Salt water taffy! Shrivers or Fralinger’s? Why not try them both! 97.

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Congratulations Class of 2013

June 26 Atlantic City Air Show

Happy Father’s Day June 16

June 28

Dads Climb FREE

South Jersey Junior Idol

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Sahara Sams Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park

Johnsons Popcorn Father’s Day Family Fun Fest

Magicians, Face Painters 1pm – 3pm at 7th St., Trackless Train & Pony rides at 12th St. 1pm – 3pm. Look alike contest – 2pm followed by pie eating contest in front of Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and boardwalk.

Local children in grades K-8 have submitted their videos & auditioned at various venues and the Top 25 finalist will compete LIVE on stage at ACCC - doors open at 6pm www.jerseyshorechildrensmuseum.org

June 29 & 30, 10am – 5pm Summertime Home & Craftsmen Fest

June 22 & 23 10am-5pm

Salem County Fairgrounds, Woodstown www.summertimehomefest.com

Fantasy Faire

June 29 & 30

WheatonArts A family-friendly festival of medieval folklife and fun. This year features a larger cast and new acts including a magician and a kids show.

June 25, 1-5pm

Mt. Carmel Italian Festival

$10 wristband provides access to 4 hours of unlimited rides, 2 mini-golf courses and go-carts.


Lake Lenape Park, Mays Landing

July 10-16

FUNday at Playland

Playland’s Castaway Cove, 10th & Boardwalk

HamiltonTownship’s 200th Anniversary and Hometown Celebration

Mount Carmel Grounds 298 Tilton St., Hammonton, http://mountcarmelsociety.homestead.com/

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On the 4th of July Fireworks

Atlantic City—on the Beach, at dusk Margate—on the Beach, 9pm Ocean City—9th Street beach, at dusk Hammonton—Hammonton Lake Park, at dusk Wildwood—Beach at Pine Avenue, 10pm

July 6, 2pm

Buena Vista Independence Day Celebration: Activities and fireworks will be held at the Michael Debbi Park in Richland

July 14, 12-6pm Ice Cream Fest

Sundaes on a Sunday Kennedy Park, Somers Point All you can eat ice cream festival. Somers Point

July 20

August 6 National Night Out

*See our calendar on JerseyShoreFamily.com or Facebook Page for more updated info when it gets closer

August 7 National Lighthouse Day Kids Climb Free -Absecon Lighthouse Kids Art on the Lawn & Poetry Slam

August 8, 9, 10 ATLANTIC COUNTY 4-H FAIR David C. Wood 4-H Fairgrounds www.rutgers-atlantic.org/4-H/fair.asp

August 21 “By The Light of The Moon”

Absecon Lighthouse will be open for nighttime climbs - last climb at 8:00 pm $10 per person, includes snacks & beverages

Night in Venice

Ocean City’s annual boat parade is one of the largest in the world. Starts at the Longport Bridge to Tennessee Ave. along the bay.

July 27 & 28 W2BU

The Worlds Largest Beach Ultimate Tournament on the beach in Wildwood between RioGrande and Oak Aves. Wildwood

For a complete calendar of events and updated information visit jerseyshorefamily. com and click the calendar tab

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Helping a child with cerebral palsy thrive while providing needed support to his family Gabe D., 10, is happily watching one of his favorite movies, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. For good measure, he also holds the book of the same name on his lap. “He doesn’t just watch movies, he wants to learn everything about them,” says Gabe’s mom, Savine, describing her good-natured son who loves baseball, horseback riding, trips to the library, and cheering on his father Tony, who coaches a high school basketball team. “The best thing of all,” adds Savine, “is that his nurses understand his likes and

When to refer for pediatric home care Home health care may be appropriate for, but not limited to, children with the following:

• Brain injuries • Conditions requiring tracheostomy and ventilator care • Prematurity • Cerebral palsy • Seizure disorder • Sleep disorders • Spina bifida • Colostomy • Complex respiratory conditions • Autism • Conditions that require medical management • Neuromuscular diseases To learn more about pediatric home care services, call BAYADA Pediatrics at 609-601-2200.


dislikes, and go the extra mile to make him happy.” Indeed, Savine considers Gabe’s home health care nurses like members of the family. However, she was not always keen on the idea of welcoming strangers into her home. Born at 27 weeks gestation, Gabe spent 5 months in the hospital battling a serious infection, and struggling to survive. “He took one step forward, and two steps back,” explains Savine. “At 4 months, his airway collapsed, and doctors needed to create a hole in his trachea so he could breathe. By the time he reached his first birthday, he barely weighed 11 pounds. He had severe reflux and wasn’t getting enough nutrition, so we decided on a feeding tube to give him the calories he needed.” Gabe was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which causes a lack of muscle control in the arms and legs. At first, Savine and Tony tried to care for their child’s complex medical needs on their own. They soon realized they needed help, and found out that BAYADA Pediatrics had the expertise to support Gabe. “At first I was scared, I didn’t think anyone could care for my child better than I could,” shares Savine. “But I soon realized that the nurses had the special training required to deal with all sorts of situations, especially when Gabe stopped breathing. They knew exactly what to do.” Once the nurses were there, Savine’s fears melted into relief. Knowing her son was in excellent hands, she was able to return to work. Today, Gabe’s nurses provide care three hours a day after school and for eight hours at night, seven days a week. While Gabe had the tracheotomy removed at the age of five, he still relies

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• A variety of payment options BAYADA specialty practices include Home Health Care, Pediatrics, BAYADA specialty practices include Hospice, and Habilitation. Home Health Care, Pediatrics, Hospice, and Habilitation.

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With a broad range of services and a team of pediatric professionals who are committed to keeping special children With a broad range of services and a team of pediatric safe at home, BAYADA provides: professionals who are committed to keeping special children • Specialized care at home and at school safe at home, BAYADA provides: • Thoroughly screened care professionals • Specialized care at home and at school • Clinical support 24 hours, 7 days • Thoroughly screened care professionals • A variety of payment options • Clinical support 24 hours, 7 days • A variety of payment options BAYADA specialty practices include Home Health Care, Pediatrics, Hospice, and Habilitation.

BAYADA specialty practices include Home Health Care, Pediatrics, Hospice, and Habilitation.

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Compassion. Excellence. Reliability.

Compassion. Excellence. Reliability.

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Kleva-Chelednik. “For parents who do not want to make the heartbreaking decision to place their child in a longterm care facility, home care nursing is a viable option. However, before making the commitment to let nurses into the home, it is important for parents to learn all they can about the home health care agency and the nurses who will be caring for their child. Questions to ask when choosing a home health care provider for your child How long has your home care agency been serving the community? Does your agency specialize in pediatric care? Is your agency certified by any accrediting body, such as CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program, JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), or state licensure? How do you ensure that your nurses have the skills to care for my child? Are your nurses as qualified as hospital nurses? What sort of background checks are performed before a nurse is hired? Are your caregivers fully insured? As a parent, what sort of participation can I expect in planning my child’s care and routine? Do you consult with my child’s physicians? How will the nurses know what my child needs? How will the nurse interact with my child when not performing medical procedures? How many nurses will be caring for my child? Can I meet the nurses before they start to work? What happens if a nurse isn’t a good fit for our family? How will I know which nurse is scheduled for the day? How are schedule changes communicated to me? How does the office cover shifts if the nurse calls out? Who coordinates all of the services your home care agency will provide to my child and family? Will your agency assist me in obtaining any medical supplies or equipment that my child needs? Will the home care agency assist me


in getting my home health care services approved, maintained, and paid for? Do you protect your clients with written standard procedures and policies? How will our personal information be protected? Will the nurses be respectful of our home, belongings, and beliefs? If I have a question or concern, is someone available 24 hours a day,every day? According to Kleva-Chelednik, BAYADA specializes in pediatric home care and is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program, a national leader in home care accreditation. “Our pediatric caregivers are thoroughly screened, trained specialists who embody the BAYADA values of compassion, excellence, and reliability,” she said. “With services at home or at school 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, my pediatric office specializes in caring for medically fragile children from newborn to adolescence. “A registered nurse clinical manager supervises all levels of care for each child,” explained Kleva-Chelednik. At BAYADA, we care for children with a family-centered approach and work in collaboration with families, and the child’s physician to develop a comprehensive, written plan of care. We care for our clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Families coping with significant illness or disability need help and support while caring for a family member. Our goal at BAYADA Pediatrics is to provide the highest quality home health care services available. We believe our clients and their families deserve home health care delivered with compassion, excellence, and reliability, our core values. Submitted By:

Mary Kleva-Chelednik Director of the BAYADA Pediatrics office serving children in Atlantic and Cape May counties

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Club Z! Tutoring Service

501 Butter Road, Palermo, NJ 08230 609-390-5717 [main #], 465-0062, 625-8559, (800) 708-8867 www.clubztutoring.com One on one tutoring in the comfort of your home or public library. Serving Atlantic, Cape May, and Ocean Counties.


400 S. Chew Rd., Hammonton 567-3321 www.camptuscaloosa.com Daily activities include archery, dance, swimming, arts & crafts, golf, paddle tennis, dodge ball, fun themed days and much more. Children 3 1/2 to 14. 3 sessions available.

Cougar Camp at Atlantic Christian School

391 Zion Rd., Egg Harbor Twp. 609-653-1199 www.acseht.org Cougar Camp at Atlantic Christian School offers summer day camp for children ages 3 to 12. Cougar Camp is filled with safe and enriching activities on our 37-acre campus. Snacks, crafts, movies, music, sports and games will be provided around weekly themes. Lake day will provide a fun off campus experience each week. Cougar Camp runs from June 24th through August 23rd with flexible schedules and extended care available.

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Discovery Learning

5100 Harding Highway Mays Landing 609-829-8812 www.DiscoveryLC.com Give your child, age 5-8 a summer to remember, with themed weeks, weekly field trips, In-house activities, art & crafts, classroom cooking, water play, bouncy house, ice cream Fridays and more.

Music Together of Galloway

609-748-8309 www.musictogetherofgalloway.com Summer classes for newborn to age 5 of songs, chants, movement, dance & instrument play start July 9th. Ask about our free trial class.

Great Times Day Camp

23 Ehrke Rd., Waterford Works 609-567-2166 www.greattimesdaycamp.com Great Times is the perfect answer to your summer childcare needs. Our staff consists of state certified teachers who provide a safe and caring environment for our campers, ages 3 to 15. Campers are provided daily swim lessons in our 2 in-ground pools, as well as art & crafts, horseback riding, and a full sports program. Also included at NO extra charge, door to door transportation, hot daily lunches, weekly field trips to exciting places, such as roller- skating rink or pump it Up and extended hours options. Give your child the summer experience they will never forget at a price you can afford.

Ocean City Theatre Company 854 Asbury Avenue, Suite 3, Ocean City • 609-398-1118 www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com

INTO THE WOODS JR. – This fully staged production for students 6th–8th grades w/ interest in musical theatre/acting/singing and dance. Auditions June 22. Rehearsals run throughout the summer. OCTC PUPPET THEATRE CAMP AND SHOW — Kids 3rd–8th grade can imagine/create/build their own puppets for a special performance. Students have the opportunity to work with award winning artist Peggy Fotusky. Scheduled for July 22-August 1, 2013. GREASE – This fully staged production will feature students 9th–12th grades w/ interest in musical theatre/acting/singing and dance. Auditions June 22. Rehearsals run throughout the summer. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN TAP MASTER CLASS - For students 6th–12th Grades. Learn Broadway style choreography from OCTC’s professional Mainstage production of “Singin’ In The Rain” right on the set, from the NYC choreographer, complete with the theatrical rain effect. This is for dancers who have a serious passion for tap. Class is scheduled for July 9 at 10:00 AM. BIG BAD: The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf Theatre Camp - students 3rd–8th Grades performe the fully staged production BIG BAD. This show is not a musical so it is a great way to feature kids who do not like to sing/dance and allows kids who have a musical theatre background the opportunity to experience a play! Scheduled for July 29-August 10, 2013.


PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS - Specialized oneon-one instruction. Students will receive help selecting songs that are most appropriate for their vocal strength, learning proper vocal technique, preparing for auditions, and growing as a solo performer. PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS - Students get specialized one-on-one instruction. Students can work on specific audition material for shows, perfect college auditions or just focus on learning more about their acting abilities in a serious, personalized setting. IMAGINATION STATION: Creative Drama for Grades K-2nd - This one hour and fifteen minute creative time is perfect for your little one who already has aspirations of being a star. Kids will experience creative movement, improvisational skills, mime, theatre games, storytelling, reader’s theatre and much more in these jam-packed, high-energy classes. Classes are scheduled for July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 14. DANCE WEEK 2013: Open to students in 5th – 12th Grade - Dance week 2013. After a group warm up the camp will split based on ability level and age. Various professional dance instructors, choreographers, and dancers will teach the class so the kids will be exposed to a wide form of styles. Scheduled for the week of July 29, 2013.

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Art Studio~Gallery~Classes 2025 South Shore Rd (Rt 9), Seaville 609-408-0797 • www.cucci-smith.com

Kids Art Camps

Monday-Thursdays 9:15-12pm Wildflowers & Weaving—July 8-11 Creative Collage & Painting—July 15-18 Painting Pure & Simple (filled)—July 22-25 Make Your Own Sketchbook—Aug 5-8

Summer Adult Workshops

ACRYLIC PAINTING June 22nd & June 29th 12-3pm Class Fee- $50 (supply list will be given) LANDSCAPE COLLAGE Saturday, July 13th 10-4pm Class Fee- $50 (supply list will be given) MIXDED MEDIA / COLLAGE II Saturday, August 10th 10-4pm Class Fee- $50 (supply list will be given)

Summer Camp at Greentree Church July 22-26, 9am-2pm for children 6-12. Each day will feature great teaching, funny skits, extreme games, small group time, and electives like: Photography, Man Vs Wild, Cooking and many more. The cost is only $25 per camper and they will receive a T-shirt. www.greentree.org

Vacation Bible Schools Victory Bible Church 816 S. Egg Harbor Rd., Hammonton July 15th-19th 6:30pm-9:15pm ages 3-12 www.vbc4me.org Greentree Church 125 Schoolhouse Road - EHT 6/19/2013 to 7/24/2013 every Wednesday, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM for children’s & youth 1st United Methodist Church 6011 Main. St., Mays Landing July 28 -Aug. 2nd

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Easy-peasy—A great treat on a hot day. No muss no fuss, just put it in the freezer until frozen then pour in you kiddies’ favorite drink squeeze it a few times and tah-dah... a frozen treat! —www.hearthsong.com

Ocean Play Center Inflatable Kiddie Pool We liked the two pools in one layout for different ages. It was just the right size for our little guys. Sprinklers are a nice touch and kept our moms cool too. Sturdier than most back yard inflatables, we’ll have fun all summer long. Drain plugs in both pools makes for easy water removal, and a control valve to adjust water flow. —www.poolcenter.com



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A comfy beach buddy chair complete with a drink holder. It folds closed and can be stored in a handy pouch. We liked that it is sturdy but lightweight deal for pool side, at the beach or just hanging out in the back yard. —www.fatbraintoys.com

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Are we there yet? Car trips are not always the best way to spend family time... but if you’re making a trip with the kids make sure you don’t prolong the trip by getting lost. All of the Garmin GPS systems are great - but our Dads actually preferred this model with a 5 inch display and arrival time options. —www.walmart.com

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Nonnie Waller’s South Beach Furoshiki

Take your tastebuds on a trip to South Beach. Nonnie Waller’s decadant pound cake comes in a variety of festive collections. We picked the stylish South Beach package for summer fun. Great for a special treat for mom... or anyone who loves sweets. Everything from the luxurious packaging to the insanely delicious chocolate is an experience you have to see (and taste) to believe. —www.nonniewallers.com


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Jersey Shore Family is a resource designed by parents for parents. ​ You'll find family friendly events, educational resources and much more...