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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP POLICE ACTIVITIES LEAGUE

2018 CAMPS Register NOW! Space is limited!

www.EHTPAL.org

New 2nd in Campus y Gallowa ! Township

Mix and match our camps to create the Ultimate Summer Experience for kids ages 3-15!

Sports - Movies Swimming Arts & Crafts Giant Bouncers Small Animal Care

(Before and After Care Available)

Go-Karting Roller Skating Aquariums GaGa Ball Robotics

Laser Tag Yoga Ice Skating Paintball AND MORE!

NEW VIRTUAL REALITY & VIDEO GAME ROOM & EXPANDED PLAY AREA

Nature walks, over 90 acres of recreation Fun field trips are included in the camp fee! We offer a mix of the traditional summer camp that parents like with the new video & virtual reality room that kids want. Daily, 2-day, 3-day, weekly or multi-week rates available.

Campers will learn about, interact with & help care for the animals at our 60 acre Horse Sanctuary & Community Farm. A variety of trips and activities to choose from. Offered in 1 week sessions June 25, July 16, Aug. 6th

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publisher’s note We are ready for Spring! Are you? Our Spring Bucket list will get you in the mood! Try this fun list we put together to help you stop and smell the roses.

inside Features:

We think it is important to make the best educated decision for your child’s education so we put together an easy guide of the best schools in the area—We are proud to present this issue the Jersey Shore Family 7th Annual School Resource Guide.

Spring Bucket List ....................... 4

Our Spring calendar is filled with some great family fun events this March, April & May. You can find these great events on our calendar in this issue and online. Our calendar online is updated daily so check back often.

Read Across America ..............11

We want to help you get prepared for Summer! Find listings of Summer camps in this issue. As always we have the full scoop on the ACUA Earth Day Festival. You will find highlighted events to this years festival like workshops, tours, hayrides, free samples, live entertainment, vendors, crafters, contests and so much more. Drop me an email and tell me how we are doing or even what you would like to see in the next issue. All of our past issues are online and our website has the best community resources like, kids eat free, trip ideas and more. Visit JerseyShoreFamily.com.

Jersey Shore Family is proud to be a supporter of

School Resource Guide....... 6-9 Summer Camp Directory .............................. 10-11 Celebrate Earth Day...... 12-13 Spring Events.................... 14-17

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Feed the ducks Take a walk in the Estelle Manor Park Make fruit salad Write a poem Take family photo Blow Bubbles Plant Flowers Make a bird feeder Celebrate Earth Day Visit a boardwalk

Go for a picknic

Tie-Dye T-Shirts

Go to the Cape May Zoo

Climb the steps of Absecon lighthouse Paddle a canoe

Jump in a puddle

Do a random act of kindness

Go horseback riding

Make a recycle craft 4

Make a fairy garden

Bake a pie Fly a kite

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April 28 - 29

50 Unique Specialty Shoppes • 10 Eateries • Lodging www.HistoricSmithville.com

12 Authors ‘Meet & Greet’

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2018 Annual

SCHOOL RESOURCE GUIDE

Toddler Town Infant Nursery & Pre-School

“Quality Care When You’re Not There” State subsidized child care accepted Involved in GROW NJ KIDS

CLUB Z! TUTORING SERVICE 501 Butter Road, Palermo

609-390-5717 [main #], 465-0062, 625-8559, (800) 708-8867

www.clubztutoring.com Tutoring one on one in home or public library, all grades and all subjects. Qualified/Certified teachers. Serving all of Atlantic, Cape May, and Ocean Counties.

425 S. Egg Harbor Rd. • Hammonton

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP POLICE ATHLETICS LEAGUE 2590 Ridge Ave, Egg Harbor Township, N.J. 08234

609-645-8413

www.ehtpal.org The Egg Harbor Township Police Activities League was established in 1989 and we serve the entire South Jersey Community. Our facilities include: Little PAL’s Preschool, serving infants to 5 years old with before and after care for grades K-4th. We are members of and accept Rutgers’s Southern Regional Child Care Resource. Reach us at:

609-646-9586

Ready to Ride OHV Park, a 35 acre facility, home to our home office, 8 miles of dirt bike, ATV and go-kart trails, nature trails, SHOP with a Cop, Bigger PAL’s before and after care for grades 5th- 8th, STEM workshops, our world ranked competitive robotics’ teams known as the ENFORCERS, laser tag, VR and video game room, and our series of summers camps that include your traditional camp, STEM and Extreme Trips and Activities Camps. Horse Sanctuary and Community Farm, a 60 acre working farm with horses, goats, chickens ducks and community garden. The farm is our latest addition to the PAL facilities is home to our Summer Camp on the Farm.

Mention this ad when registering and the $50 Registration Fee is Waved! Easy Access from the AC Expressway and GSP

Infant-Kindergarten Before and Aftercare Grades Kidergarten-4th Bus stop for Davenport & Joy Miller Schools

Child Care Resource Referral Subsidy For more information on assistance, call:

(609) 365-5027

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KIDACADEMY LEARNING CENTER 101 Morton Ave., Absecon

HIGHLAND ACADEMY

(609) 646-3435, (609) 383-1036

609 652-9500

KidAcademy Learning Center offers a High Reach Curriculum which focuses on a monthly theme. Each month the children will enjoy learning academically through hands on activities as well as doing daily art, science, cooking and physical education. Our program offers qualified degreed teachers and a state of the art facility. We have programs for ages 6 weeks to 12 yrs.

51 N. Shore Rd., Absecon NJ 08201 www.highlandacademy.org Independent school educating pre school - 8th grade students. Children’s education is individualized to nurture each student’s natural gifts and talents.

www.kidacademy.com

June 18 through August 17

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SMILE & LEARN PRESCHOOL & DAYCARE

TODDLER TOWN, LLC 425 South Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton

501 Zion Rd., Suite 12 Egg Harbor Twp. 609-601-2273 www.smileandlearn123.com

609-561-7300

At Smile & Learn, we provide high quality preschool and daycare at family friendly rates. Our curriculum is rich in STEM activities and hands-on learning experiences. Our small setting provides a warm environment and individualized attention for every student. Programs are delivered by a certified teacher with a Master’s Degree in Reading and Literacy. Now enrolling. Come in and see what Smile & Learn has to offer!

Find us on Facebook! A licensed child care center that accepts children 6wks-6yrs. Hours of operation are M-TH 6:30am-6pm & Fr. 6:30am5:30pm. Very reasonable rates and will accommodate flexible schedules. State subsidized child care accepted. Involved in GROW NJ KIDS.

GRAND OPENING

Smile & Learn Preschool and Daycare

501 Zion Rd., Suite 12 • Egg Harbor Twp.

609-601-2273 www.smileandlearn123.com Summer Programs Available • Small class sizes

Curriculum rich in S.T.E.M. activities Focus on Early Literacy Certified Teacher

Register by May 1, 2018, and we will waive your registration fee!

Register with a Friend and you both ge t

$50 OFF YOUR FIRST WEEK!

FOR MORE INFO VISIT LITTLEANGELSPRINCESSEVENTS.COM Jersey Shore Family School Resource Guide 2018

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AT THE TOP BASKETBALL CAMPS

326 N Huntingdon Ave., Margate

609-822-3805

HIGHLAND ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP

Stockton University 101 Vera King Farris Dr., Galloway

GREAT TIMES DAY CAMP 223 Ehrke Rd., Waterford Works 609-567-2166

CAMP BLUE STAR 1876 Dr Dennis Forman Dr. Mays Landing

609-457-0023

609-476-6311

1600 Delaware Avenue., Cape May

377 Ehrke Rd, Hammonton

609-427-3045

FUTURE STARS DAY CAMP

NATURE CENTER OF CAPE MAY CAMP HALUWASA 877-234-2267

STACEY’S SURF CAMP 9511 Amherst Ave., Margate City 609-335-9891

STANDING TALL DAYCARE 182 S New York Rd., Galloway

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EHT PAL

609-645-8413

CAMP TUSCALOOSA 609-567-3321

609-909-1551

2590 Ridge Ave., EHT

609-652-0498

400 S. Chew Rd., Hammonton

1301 Oak Ave, Linwood

KIDACADEMY LEARNING CENTER 101 Morton Ave., Absecon

609-646-3435, 609-383-1036

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5 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12 From picture books to graphic novels, fantasy to family fun, these must-read books have the power to hook both boys and girls. Some are cultural touchstones that belong in every kid’s library. Others open kids’ minds to cultures beyond their own. And some are modern releases that have the timeless quality of classics -- the kinds that get handed down to siblings and passed around classrooms. Whether you have a reluctant reader or budding bookworm, check out these surefire, kid-tested titles.

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! By Mo Willems The Cat in the Hat By Dr. Seuss Where the Sidewalk Ends By Dr. Seuss Island of the Blue Dolphins By Scott O’Dell Where the Wild Things Are By Maurice Sendak

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A Unique Summer Basketball Program At The Top offers you a unique alternative to the traditional hoop camps. It is the quintessential guard workout camp

• 8 Seperate Weeks • Co-Ed, Ages 6 to 15

BIGCaGmpEinST ey South Jers

Contact us at atthetopcamps@aol.com To register and for more info visit www.atthetopcamps.com

• 9am until 12pm (noon), Monday thru Thursday

in MARGATE • A different T-shirt for each camp is given to each camper • Refreshmment Stand will be open during camp hours.

$25 OFF

Day of camp only, must have coupon in hand

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ACUA’S 27th Annual Earth Day Festival This year’s 28th Annual Earth Day Festival will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 (rain or shine) at 6700 Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township from 10 am until 4 pm. There are lots of free fun, educational activities for everyone. The celebration has many new exciting events in addition to traditional favorites. Over 150 vendors, crafters, food vendors and exhibitors will be part of the celebration. “Thanks to our Earth Day supporters, including our platinum sponsors, South Jersey Gas and Atlantic City Electric, we’re able to provide high-quality environmental entertainment and programs for our visitors. We’ve got a full-day of environmentally themed family fun planned and we’re looking forward to another great festival,” said Rick Dovey, ACUA President. Free Workshops Free workshops will be held every hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the amphitheater. Topics include beekeeping, rain barrels, native plants, backyard chickens and more! Composting demonstrations will be held throughout the day in the community garden.

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Wind, Solar and Wastewater Facility Tours This is the thirteenth year that the public is welcome to take tours of New Jersey’s first commercial wind farm. Free shuttles will take participants to and from the wind farm from the Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township beginning at 10 a.m. (last shuttle at 3:15 p.m.). In addition, tours of ACUA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility and solar project will be available. Recycling Center Tours Come see how mixed recycling collected from Atlantic County residents, schools and businesses is processed and separated into valuable commodities to market. This sophisticated system of conveyors, magnets, eddy currents, optical sorting and manual quality control sorting is incredible! Eco Hayrides Eco Hayrides, a perennial favorite, take visitors to the top of the landfill for panoramic views of the area, including Atlantic City and the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm. Seedlings The ACUA will be giving out free flowering dogwood seedlings, as well as free seed packets.

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Entertainment • Don’t miss the Turtlesinger, an interactive program and where you will learn about, touch and feed live turtles. • Be part of the show in Middle Earth Studios’ performance. • Many mammals have developed amazing characteristics to avoid becoming “lunch”, Eyes of the Wild will show you how these creatures use some of their self-defense tools. •

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Exhibitors Part of the celebration includes exhibits by many community and environmental groups including: The Wetlands Institute, Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association, Forsythe Wildlife Refuge, Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Conserve Wildlife, Clean Ocean Action, animal activist groups, local green teams and many family service organizations.

Crafters/Vendors A variety of items will be for sale during the festival such as handmade jewelry, energy efficient lighting, vegetable and native plants, Don’t miss The Magic of Energy show books, handmade glass items, local honey, which is an exciting, skillful and comical exploration of renewable energy resources. health/nutritional products, repurposed/ upcycled items and art and fair-trade products. Join a mini yoga session by Grow Yoga Other highlights include games, live music Recycled Art Contest Come see the projects created for the third by Valerie Vaughn and pictures with annual Recycled Art Contest! All art will be Supercan. on display at the festival and awards will be The Atlantic County 4H Livestock and presented to the winners in each age group. Poultry Club will have a petting zoo with Visit www.acua.com/earthday for details. goats, chickens, FREE ADMISSION & PARKING!!!

Rain or Shine! • “Eco” Hayrides to the top of the landfill • Shuttle tours to the solar & wind farm at ACUA’s Wastewater Facility • Interactive entertainment - Be an actor in Middle Earth Studio’s performance • Recycling Center Tours • Live Turtle Presentation with the Turtlesinger • Free Workshops: Beekeeping, Native Plants for Pollinators, Rain Barrels, Backyard Chickens and more • Live animal show and Petting Zoo • Magic of Energy Show • Free yoga session • Seeds and seedling giveaways • Plus Arts, Crafts, Games, Live Music, Food Court & more!

Sponsored by:

Sunday, April 22 10 – 4 p.m.

Atlantic County Utilities Authority 6700 Delilah Rd., Egg Harbor Twp. 609-272-6950 or 1-800-613-ACUA www.acua.com/earthday

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G N I R SP MARCH EVENTS MARCH IS

EVENTS

APRIL 1

MARCH 2

Happy Birthday DR. SEUSS

Celebrate with these fun events through the Atlantic County Library System April 1, 1pm

St. Patricks Day PARADES North Wildwood, Atlantic Ave.

EASTER PARADE, SMITHVILLE

Put on your Easter best and stroll the Village in style. Awards are given for best outfits and the parade begins at the Smithville Inn.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

March 17 - Celebration and Parade begins at 11:30 AM

Atlantic City, Boardwalk

March 10 - Parade begins at 1 PM

Sea Isle, Landis Ave.

March 17 - Celebration starts at 3:30 PM

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33RD ANNUAL DOO DAH PARADE The procession features marching bands, floats, a grand marshal and a brigade of more than 500 basset hounds. The traditional finale includes a “Pie-asco” at the Ocean City Music Pier, in which everybody is invited to smoosh their friends with shaving-cream pies. The parade route starts at Sixth Street and travels downtown Asbury Avenue to 12th Street, then turns to the Boardwalk at 12th Street and (new this year) finishes on the boardwalk at Fifth Street.

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Happenings APRIL 17

April 28 & 29, 10am-6pm

RENAISSANCE FAIRE, SMITHVILLE Fun for the whole family including comedy, tragedy, sword fighting, dance, song, knights, jesters and so much more. April 22, 10am-4pm

ACUA EARTH DAY

6700 Delilah Rd., Egg Harbor Township Free admission and parking to a family fun day of eco friendly events and activities.

April 21-22 , 10am-3pm

SPRING IN TUCKAHOE CRAFTS & HOME SHOW

Upper Twp Community Center, 1790 Rt. 50 Visitors will find everything they need for Spring decorating and remodeling 90 vendors-crafters, baked goods, home goods, and more. Free admission with a can of pet food or $1.00 donation. Proceeds will be donated to animal shelters and rescues.

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G N I R SP May 13

events

MAY 5

Free for Moms at • Absecon Lighthouse • Wonderland Pier • Steel Pier • Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks • The Atlantic City Aquarium • Sahara Sams

May 12, 10am-4pm

Smithville

Free event of children’s games and activities.

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See our complete list at Jerseyshorefamily.com

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G Happenings MAY 19 & 20, 10am-5pm

Memorial Day Parades Egg Harbor City, Philadelphia Ave. begins at 9:30am. Services in Lincoln Park & Egg Harbor City Cemetery Linwood, starting at Poplar Ave begins at 10:00am Stone Harbor - begins at 12pm

Memorial Day Ceremony

AT HISTORIC SMITHVILLE & VILLAGE GREENE A celebration with crafters, food vendors and music

May 19, 11 AM

Cape May- begins at 11:00am

North Wildwood, North Wildwood Veterans Monument - begins at 10am Wildwood, Wildwood American Legion, 4200 Atlantic Ave.-begins at 11am Sea Isle - begins at 10:00am

CAPTAIN KIDD PIRATE DAY, WILDWOOD

Pirate costume parade begins on 26th & the Boardwalk, a Treasure hunt to follow at 19th & beach, North Wildwood for children ages 12 and under.

MAY 25- 28

INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL WILDWOOD

FREE to spectators! The largest kite festival in North America taking place on the Beach at Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring kite makers from around the world flying their most incredible colorful creations.

May 28

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Classes for Kids ages 3-12, Teens and Adults

4450 Black Horse Pike Festival at Hamilton Shopping Center

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Would you like to see your child’s picture on the cover of JSF? We’re looking for a variety of Jersey Shore kids who are representative of different age groups. Your entry gives us permisssion to use photoin print on JSF’s pages or online at jerseyshorefamily.com. How do I enter my child? Please first make sure you “Like” our Facebook Page. We encourage you to enter by submitting 2 different photographs of your child(ren) to pamela.jsf@ gmail.com or by posting photos on the Jersey Shore Family Facebook Page with the comment “I want to see my child on the cover.”

Cover Photo CONTEST

Message/email should including the following information and permission please: Name of child, Birthdate, School District, Hometown, name of parent or guardian.

post photos on our Facebook page for reader input.

You may submit entries for siblings together – JSF sometimes uses multiple children for cover shots. Children must be 14 or younger and should be living in the Jersey Shore region. You may enter more than once. We reserve the right to

If my child wins, what will s/he receive? If your child is selected as one of our 2018 Cover Kids, s/he will win a place on the cover of one of our 2018 issues. Dependent upon quality and resolution, we reserve the option of using submitted photos for print.

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