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Newark Residents, You Can Sign Up Now For Summer Camp, Other Rec Programs

Camp Watershed is a summer day camp run by the City of Newark in Passaic County.
Camp Watershed is a summer day camp run by the City of Newark in Passaic County. Photo Credit: Facebook

From sports to camping, the City of Newark is offering a range of summer recreation programs for young people and other residents. 

City residents are urged to sign up now as some programs tend to fill up quickly, officials said this week.  

“Our summer recreation programs are designed to enable our residents of all ages to strengthen their minds and bodies, enjoy the vacation season, start new hobbies, and learn new skills," Mayor Ras Baraka said in a statement.

Camp Watershed at the city’s Pequannock Watershed in West Milford is a day camp that runs for two sessions over seven weeks (one session for four weeks, one for three) that offers Newark youth nature walks as well as programs in dance, drama, visual arts, archery, and arts and crafts. All summer camp programs will run from July 8 to August 23. For more information, call (973) 697-9018.

Recreation programs will include:

· Enrichment day camps for youth at recreation sites

· Basketball Leagues for ages 7-14

· Boxing camps for ages 7-14

· Basketball Camps that teach drills and skills to youth aged 7-14

· Travel Camps

For more information on these programs, call (973) 733-6465.

The Centers of Hope will offer the following:

· Summer Day Camps at two Center of Hope locations

· Pop Up Play Areas at “Summer of Fun” designated play street sites

· Movie Nights

For more information, contact (973) 733-5460.

The Sun Up program provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches for Newark Youth. Parents can sign their children up for it at (973) 733-9309.

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