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Posted on: June 16, 2021

City of Asbury Park Summer 2021 Recreation Programs

Asbury Park Summer 2021 Recreation Programs

6/15/21, Asbury Park, NJ – This summer, the Asbury Park Recreation Department will be offering various summer recreation programs for Asbury Park youth as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. 

“After an unprecedented school year, it’s more important than ever that Asbury Park youth receive opportunities this summer for learning and enrichment. We are thrilled that Asbury Park Summer Day Camp is back after having to cancel the program last year due to Covid-19,” said Councilperson Jesse Kendle, “We hope Asbury Park families will take advantage of all of the opportunities provided by the Recreation Department this summer as we near the end of the pandemic. Parents should know health and safety are City Council and the Recreation Committee’s primary concerns and we are thankful to the City’s Recreation Director Leesha Floyd – who has done an exceptional job handling the challenges of providing safe and effective programing for our children during this unusual time.” 

*Asbury Park Summer Day Camp

Registration is now open for the City of Asbury Park's 2021 Summer 
Day Camp program for children ages 5 to 12 in partnership with the Asbury Park Board of Education.

Summer Day Camp will run on weekdays from Tuesday, July 6 through Friday, August 13 from 12pm to 4:30pm at Bradley Elementary, Thurgood Marshall Elementary and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Upper Elementary Schools. 

The registration fee includes lunch and admission for most trips. Trips may include bowling, movies, Point Pleasant aquarium and rides, waterparks, beach trips, Hurricane Harbor and more. 

Priority is given to children attending summer school. Space is limited. Registration fee is $60 and $30 for each additional child in the same household. Proof of residency is required.

Registration is required by Friday, July 2. To register, visit City Hall (1 Municipal Plaza) Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5pm through Friday, July 2, or on Saturday, June 26 from 10am to 12pm.

For more information, call 732-502-5759.

*Summer Day Camp Junior Counselors

The City is currently hiring Junior Counselors to work at this year’s Asbury Park Summer Day Camp. Counselors must be age 14 to 18 years old and reside in Asbury Park.

Apply before Friday, July 2 by picking up an application in the lobby at City Hall (1 Municipal Plaza) Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Background check and pre-employment physical required.

For more information, call 732-502-5759.

*Summer Soccer Program

The City’s Summer Soccer program for children ages 5 to 10 will take place on Fridays at 5:30pm from July 9 through August 13. Participants will learn the basics of soccer and participate in friendly soccer games. The program takes place at Asbury Park Bradley Elementary School soccer field and the fee is $10. 

To sign up, email recreation@cityofasburypark.com. For more information, call 732-502-5759.

*Summer Activity Bags

Free Summer Activity Bags will be provided for Asbury Park children ages 5 to 10. Bags will include activities that children can do on their own, or with parents, including sidewalk chalk, coloring books, crayons, puzzles and more. 

To register, email recreation@cityofasburypark.com. Proof of residency will be required. Bags will be supplied while quantities last. 

Bags can be picked up in the lobby of City Hall (1 Municipal Plaza) by calling 732-502-5759 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm starting on Monday, June 28. 

For more information, call 732-502-5759.

*Asbury Park Recreation Department Beach Access Cards

The City will be providing free Asbury Park Recreation Department Beach Access Cards to families of Asbury Park youth. Beach cards will allow one parent/guardian to bring children ages 5 to 12 from their household to Asbury Park beaches free of charge from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm starting Monday, June 28. 

Proof of residency required. Beach Access Cards are limited to 1 card per household. The card allows access for one parent/guardian and the children in their household ages 5 to 12 only. Cards are valid starting through Labor Day and are not replaceable if lost or stolen. 

To register, email recreation@cityofasburypark.com Cards can be picked up in the lobby at City Hall (1 Municipal Plaza) by calling 732-502-5759 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Asbury Park Recreation Department Beach Access Card holders can access the beach by showing the card to the beach badge checker at any beach entrance Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.  

*Waterpark

Due to maintenance, opening of the City’s Waterpark, located next to Asbury Park Middle School, will be delayed this year. Once maintenance is complete, the Waterpark will be accessible to children and adults from 12pm to 7pm through Labor Day. Admission is free.

*City of Asbury Park Ambassador Work Program

The City is offering an Ambassador Work Program for Asbury Park youth ages 15 to 20 to serve as City Ambassadors. The Ambassadors will provide, directions, city guides and other information to Asbury Park visitors at the train station, on Cookman Avenue and on the Boardwalk.

Ambassadors must be Asbury Park residents age 15 to 20. Hourly pay rate is $11.50/hour for 4 ½ hours a day / 6 days per week. PPE will be provided. Background check and pre-employment physical required.

To apply, please email your name, age, home address and phone number by Tuesday, June 23 to recreation@cityofaburypark.com. 

For questions, call 732-502-5759

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To register for programs, email recreation@cityofasburypark.com. 

For questions, call Director of Recreation, Leesha Floyd at 732-502-5759.

For more information on the City of Asbury Park, visit www.cityofasburypark.com.


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