Summer Programs
We offer a variety of summer programs for residents of Gloucester County New Jersey.   Non-residents are accepted if space is available at the end of registration period. Programs generally start the first Monday after July 4 th. The following is a list of programs being offered. For more information call 856-251-6710.

Nature Detectives
 This half day program introduces children to the outdoors through week long exploration of nature and our environment. Each day is a new adventure interacting with nature.
Six one week sessions on two levels at Scotland Run Park , Clayton.
$50.00 per week

“Introduction to Nature” (ages 8 to 12 years old)

July 10 through July 14 (class N-1)   
a. Discovering Nature:  Scavenger Hunt
b. Amazing Animals:  Animal tracking
c. Green Wonders: Plant ID
d. Nature’s Neighborhoods: Visit a field and a forest habitat
e. Lilliput Land:  Insect Safari

“People and the Environment” (ages 8 to 12 years old)

July 17 through July 21 (class N-2) or July 24 to July 28 (class N-3)
a. The Art of Nature: Explore Nature through the arts.
b. Water Wonders:  Meet some of the aquatic residents of Wilson Lake
c. Cycles of Life:  “Cycle of Life” walk
d. Natural Beginnings: Natural resource walk
e. Back to the Future: Tour the “Back to Nature Trail”

Lifelong Nature Skills” (Note!  Ages 10 to 14 years old)

July 31 to August 4 (class N-4) or August 7 to August 11 (class N-5)
a. Backyard Habitats: Learn to create a home for wildlife
b. Plant Craft: Use plants in your everyday life.
c. Watershed Fun:  Prepare to get wet!
d. Canoe Adventure: Paddle a canoe and explore the Lake
e. Beauteous Birds: Go on a bird walk

 New this year
“Introduction to Nature” (for 6 and 7 year olds.)

August 14 through August 18 (N-6)
a. Discovering Nature:
Scavenger Hunt
b. Amazing Animals:
Animal tracking
c. Green Wonders:
Find out about plants
d. Water Follies:
Lake Study
e. Lilliput Land: Insect Safari

Tennis Lessons
James G. Atkinson Memorial Park in Partnership with Riverwinds Golf & Tennis Club
Please register with Nancy Wilkins at RiverWinds Golf and Tennis Club 856-848-5700 ext, 102
All youth classes cost $90
All Adult classes & match play cost $100
Make checks payable to RiverWinds Golf & Tennis

Youth Session 1                                                      Adult Session 1
7/10-7/27                                                              7/10-7/26
Class T1: July 10-26                                              Class T9: July 10-26
Mon. & Wed. 9-10:30                                            Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8pm
Beginner 6-12 yr. olds                                            Beginners 16 yrs. +

Class T2: July 10-26                                           Class T10: July 10-26
Mon. & Wed. 10:30-12                                           Mon. & Wed. 8-9:30pm
Intermediate 9-15 yr. olds                                      Intermediate 16 yrs. +

Class T3: July 11-27                                           Adult Session 2
Tues. & Thurs. 9-10:30                                          7/31-8/16
Beginner 6-12 yr. olds                                            Class T11: July 31-Aug. 16
                                                                           Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8pm
                                                                           Beginners 16+
Class T4: July 11-27
Tues. & Thurs. 10:30-12                                       Class T12: July 31-Aug. 16
Intermediate 9-15 yr. olds                                     Mon. & Wed. 8-9:30pm
                                                                          Intermediate 16yrs. +

Youth Session 2                                                Match Play
7/31-8/17                                                            7/11-8/17
Class T5: July 31-Aug. 16                                      Class T13: July 11- Aug. 17
Mon. & Wed. 9-10:30                                           Tues. & Thurs. 6:30-8pm
Beginner 6-12 yr. olds                                           Introduction to Match Play 16 yrs. +

Class T6:  July 31- Aug. 16                                Class T14:  July 11-Aug. 17
Mon. & Wed. 10:30-12                                          Tues. & Thurs. 8-9:30 pm
Intermediate 9-15 yr. olds                                      Intermediate Match Play 16 yrs. +

Class T7:  August 1-17
Tues. & Thurs. 9-10:30
Beginner 13-15 yr. olds

Class T8:  August 1-17
Tues. & Thurs. 10:30-12
Intermediate 9-15 yr. olds


 Theatre Work Shops
8 yrs. to 17 yrs.  Children, working at one of three levels, are given the opportunity to develop a basic understanding and appreciation of the performing arts. Through games, instruction, exercises, and improvisation the children are prepared to perform in one of three productions; a one act play, a short musical or a full length musical.
Children audition for parts after preparation. All children are included in a play. Children will be given the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of and appreciation for the performing arts.
Instruction, games, exercises and improvisation will be included. Emphasis will be on acting skills with an overview of technical work.  Every child will have the opportunity to perform.  The directors will select the roles.  The workshop will include the preparation for performances.  Admittance to all performances is free.
For more information call 856-589-0047.

Boys/Girls, Ages 8 - 12
Classes A-1 and A-2 will be divided into separate groups.  One group will prepare a short musical; the other groups will prepare a one-act play. Five weeks of instruction/rehearsal.

Class A-1
Fee:  $150/child
(five weeks, 9 to 12noon)                             
June 26- through July 29
No class July 4  

Instruction/rehearsal at Logan Elementary School
110 School Lane, Logan Township    
Performance Dates/Location:
Aladdin Jr. and One Act Play
July 27-29
Logan Elementary School           

Class A-2
Fee: $150/child   (five weeks, 9 to 12 noon)
July 10-August 12 

Instruction/rehearsal at G.C.I.T.
1360 Tanyard Road, Sewell
Performance Dates/Location:
Annie Jr.  and One Act Play
August 10-12
Clearview High School
625 Breakneck Rd, Mullica Hill

Boys/Girls, Ages 13-17
Class A-3 will include the preparation of a musical.

Class A-3
Fee:  $150/child
   (six weeks, 9 to 12 noon)
July 10- August 19

 Instruction/rehearsal at G.C.I.T
1360 Tanyard Road, Sewell
Performance Dates/Location:  
Hello Dolly     
August 17-19  
Clearview High School
625 Breakneck Rd, Mullica Hill

History Camp-History Through the Garden
At The Whitall Garden, Red Bank Battlefield Park
Explore colonial Gloucester County with the Whitall Family and discover how the American Revolution touched their lives. Campers experience the 18th Century through hand-on activities, such as working in the garden planting, weeding and harvesting with certified Gloucester County gardeners.

Red Bank Battlefield

Fee: $100
July 31-August 4
August 14-18 
A one-of-a kind experience for youngsters, aged 8-12,  with daily activities, stories, games, hearth cooking, crafts and lore steeped in the history of the Whitall Family. Bring a lunch.

June 3, 2017
Gloucester County Store
Deptford Mall, 2nd Floor, next to Boscov’s
10am to 12pm

Registration after June 3rd:
Gloucester County Parks and Recreation
Shady Lane Complex
254 County House Road
Clarksboro, NJ 08020