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Summer Program Registration Information 2023

Summer Program registration is available on a first come, first served basis and will be conducted online.  You must have an account with the Clifton Recreation Department before registering.  If you do not have an account see information below for procedures.

You can complete your registration from home and pay by credit or debit card, or print out the registration form and make payment at City Hall using cash, check (made payable to Clifton Recreation) or money order.  Include your driver’s license number on all checks.  You will not be registered until payment is received.  In addition, if your child did not participate in the Summer Programs in 2012 - 2022, you must submit a copy of your <u>child’s birth certificate and immunization records as well as proof of residency.</u>  You may submit them by mail: 900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013; by email:; or by fax: 973-815-0599.  Registrations without these  items will not be considered complete and your child will not be able to attend the summer programs.  

If you do not have access to a computer at home, you can come into the Recreation Department and use one of our computers.  Early registration is strongly recommended.   

How to set up a new account:
If you are creating an account on our website, for the first time, please complete the information for the parent first and then add any children.  After the account is created, it must be approved by the Recreation Department before you can register.  Once the account is approved, you will receive an email from us and you may then register for any programs that you are interested in. 

Summer 2023 Programs:
This summer there are two programs available. Pre-registration is required for both programs.

Summer Fun in the Sun is a daily OUTDOOR only program.  Participants must be 5 as of October 1, 2022 through 13 as of October 1, 2022.

A variety of activities will be conducted through out the week and includes optional trips, show and special events.  The program will be conducted at four locations:  Albion Park, Stefan Tatarenko Park, Mt. Prospect Park and Nash Park.  (available for both residents and non-residents).

Future Leaders Program is a leadership training program for youth that have completed 9th grade or who are 15 years of age or older.  (available for Clifton residents only).

Children must meet age requirements listed by the first day of the program. The Clifton Recreation Department does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age or disability to participate in our programs.

Summer Program Scholarships may be available for Clifton residents (only) for the 6-week Summer Program only, not for trips, special events, specialty camps or classes. If you are in need of assistance in paying for summer programs, please contact the Recreation Department for more information at (973) 470-5956. Request must be made by May 31, 2023. 

Request for Summer Aide: If you feel your child needs 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.