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Summer Days in the Park at School #13

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July 5 – August 12, 2022 (no camp July 4th)

Monday through Friday
(Please Note: There are optional field trips taken on Wednesdays, however any participant not registered for a trip will have to remain home for the day as all staff are needed for supervision).

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 1: July 5th - July 22nd - Weekly Themes: Peace, Love & Camp; Ooh La Llama; & Game On
Session 2: July 25th - August 12th - Weekly Themes: Enchanted Summer; Lost in the Outback; & Emoji Take-Over

Participants must be 6 as of October 1, 2021 through 13 as of October 1, 2021. Children completing 9th grade or who are 15 years of age or older, should apply for the Future Leaders Program. Summer Days in the Park participants will be divided into four age groups based on birthdate and enrollment at each site (Ponies, Colts, Stallions and Mustangs). Participants may be placed by the Recreation Department in different groups from one session to another based on that session's enrollment.

Pre-registration is required. There are 2 sessions. Each session lasts three weeks and is limited to 180 participants. During each session, each week will have a specific theme. Activities and special events will be geared toward these themes. Summer Program registration will be conducted online including trips and special events. If you do not have access to a computer at home, you can come into the Recreation Department and use one of our computers. Visit for registration procedures. Both residents and non-residents will be able to register at this time. Registration closes for each session on the Friday before the session begins at 3:30 p.m. or earlier if the program has reached capacity.

$150.00 resident / $240.00 non-resident per session (additional costs for trips, special events & T-shirts).

School #1 - 158 Park Slope & School #13 – 782 Van Houten Ave.
Please note that the schools do not have air-conditioning and the majority of the day is spent outdoors for program activities.
School locations may be combined due to lack of enrollment at a particular facility before the summer program starts. In the event of a change, participants enrolled in an affected school will be contacted by the Recreation Department for re-location.

Trips and events can be paid online, with credit or debit card, up until 12:00 midnight, Monday the week before each trip. See registration deadlines below. Due to trip facility current guidelines and safety policies these are firm registration deadlines. Payments can also be made with cash or check at the Recreation Office following the same registration deadlines below. Once you pay for the trip you are registered. If you do not pre-register for trips by the deadline, you may put your child on the waiting list online. If anyone drops out of the trip, participants will be notified in order from the wait list that a spot has opened. Participants may only go on trips that take place during the sessions they are registered for in the summer program. T-shirts are required for all trips and may only be purchased at the Recreation Office for $7.00 each. Calendars will be available to inform parents of upcoming events and additional information can be found in the Parent Handbook, which can be found online below under forms. Below is a list of trips/ special events for each session. Prices are available online.

Session 1:
Week 1: The Castle Fun Center - Registration Deadline is 6/27/22
Week 2: Splashplex & Summer Luau - Registration Deadline is 7/4/22
Week 3: Urban Air & Park Olympics - Registration Deadline is 7/11/22

Session 2:
Week 1: Camelbeach Waterpark - Registration Deadline is 7/18/22
Week 2: NJ Jackals - Registration Deadline is 7/25/22
Week 3: Funplex & Summer Picnic - Registration Deadline is 8/1/22

Summer Luau: Thursday, July 14th at School #13 (782 Van Houten Ave.) from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $9.00 per person (includes dinner and entertainment). Participants registered for Sessions 1 & 2 may attend. The registration deadline is Monday, July 4, 2022. Participants are to be picked up and dropped off at School #13 by parents.

Summer Program Olympics: Thursday, July 21st at Athenia Steel Recreation Complex (718 Clifton Avenue) from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $9.00 per person (includes lunch). Only participants registered for Session 1 of Summer Days in the Park may attend the Olympics. The registration deadline is Monday, July 11, 2022. Participants are to be dropped off and picked up at Athenia Steel Recreation Complex by parents.

End of Summer Picnic: Friday, August 12th at Main Memorial Park (1395 Main Avenue) from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $9.00 per person (includes lunch and rides). Participants registered for Sessions 1 & 2 may attend. The registration deadline is Monday, August 1, 2022. Participants are to be picked up and dropped off at Main Memorial Park by parents.

Additional Information:
Please note, the schools do not have air conditioning and the majority of the day is spent outdoors for program activities.

Request For Summer Aides:
If you feel your child is in need of an aide to assist/shadow them at the summer programs, you must make a request through the Recreation Department. Request should be submitted no later than June 6th. At the time of request you must submit a copy of your child’s I.E.P. Report (if you also have a 504 Plan please submit with your I.E.P.). Assignments will be made based on a review of your child’s documents and results of an interview. This will help determine the best strategy to assist your child in having a memorable and safe summer. After June 6th we will contact you to set up an interview. Once the summer program begins, aides cannot be hired.

Scholarship Program:
The Clifton Recreation Department Summer Scholarship Program (CRDSSP) was established to assist the Clifton youth residents, who without financial assistance, would not be able to attend summer programs and to assure that no child is turned away. Our department believes that youth need a summer program experience to enrich their lives. The funds used for the summer program scholarship program are raised through our annual specialty camp program. A small portion of that registration fee goes toward helping those less fortunate and is advertised on all registration information for those programs. Funds are also donated by individual and/or companies /organizations specifically to send youth to the summer program.

CRDSSP – is only available to Clifton Residents and cannot be used for extended family whose primary residence is elsewhere. The children, for which the scholarship is requested, must be claimed as dependents. The scholarships are only for the department sponsored summer programs (Summer Days in the Park and Lots-O-Fun) and not eligible for specialty camps, summer classes, special events, trips or T-shirts. Requests are approved by the Board of Recreation Scholarship Committee. Requests must be made by May 31, 2022. Scholarships are for one session and one year only and for a portion of the program costs. Once approved the balance must be paid to secure a place in the program.

Parents interested in applying for financial assistance for their child's summer program must email the Clifton Recreation Department at to request an application.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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