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									Dear Parents,

Enclosed is the information for the 2008 Stafford Recreation Summer Camp program. In
this packet you will find the new registration forms for trip and day camps. Each child
registered must have one information sheet and one calendar completed by
circling your choice for those days’ activities whether it is trip or day camp.
Please feel free to make additional copies for additional children. These forms are to be
completed before you come to registration and will be verified by our staff. As always
you may register for as little or as many programs as you wish, there is no minimum
number of days required to participate.

Stafford Recreation is proud to offer an even greater line of our specialty camps this
summer. Information regarding these camps is also enclosed in this packet.
Registration for these camps will occur at the same time as the summer program
registration and the forms will be available at the Ocean Acres Community Center on the
dates below, not ahead of time. Before registering for a specialty camp please make
sure that it does not conflict with a day of camp or a trip.

Please keep the following in mind before registering for summer camp:

       -        You must register in person for your child(ren) only at the Ocean Acres
                Community Center on the following dates:
                                     April 26 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
                                     April 30 5-7 PM
                                     May 14 5-7 PM.
       -        Day Camp and Trip Camp are for children ages 5 – 12, Specialty
                Camps vary in age from 2 ½ -14
       -        Day camp is $15.00 per day, trip camp is priced individually
       -        Do not write your check ahead of time
       -        We strongly request parents not to bring children to registration in
                order to provide the best environment possible to complete the
                registration process
       -        A 50 % payment is due at the time of registration. A 10 % discount will
                be deducted for families registering more than one child residing at the
                same address. PAYMENT OPTION OR DISCOUNT NOT AVAILABLE
                FOR SPECIALTY CAMPS

If you should have any questions regarding summer camp programs please do not
hesitate to call me at 609.597.1000 ext. 8578.

I am looking forward to another great summer with you and your children!


Jason Hazelton
Program Supervisor

                       INFORMATION FORM

Child’s Name:

Date of Birth:

Home Address:

Summer Address (if different):

Home Telephone:

Grade as of September 2008:

Name of Parent / Guardian:

Cell # :

Personal Insurance Provider:                          ID Number:

Emergency Contact:


I give my permission for                                to participate in all the
activities that are included in the Stafford Recreation Camp Program for which
I have registered. I have also read the rules and regulations and agree to follow

PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE:                                          Date:
Stafford Recreation is proud to announce the expansion of our specialty themed Summer Camps.
These programs are offered in conjunction with our extensive summer day camp and trip camp.
All specialty camps are staffed by qualified specialists from these companies as well as by
Stafford Recreation camp counselors.

                                    Multi Sports Camp

             Experience Stafford’s
             Premiere Sports Camp

Give your child the unique opportunity to experience 15 different sports from around the world.
Children can learn how to bowl a Cricket ball, score a try in Rugby, shoot hoops and score plenty
of goals in a variety of sports from around the world. All activities and games take place in a
positive low pressure educational environment under the guidance of our qualified coaches who
are chosen for their ability to inspire, motivate and encourage campers. Typical sports included
on this camp are Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Discovery Games, Field Hockey, Flag
Football, Floor Hockey, Hand Ball, Lacrosse, Net Ball, Olympic Games, Parachute, Polo, Soccer,
Softball, Tennis, Volleyball and World Cup. Campers will receive technical instruction in each
sport then experience the sport in a realistic game situation. Campers will receive a t-shirt and
certificate. This is the only summer camp truly dedicated to the sports minded youngster. The
Half Day Multi Sport Camp gives campers the opportunity to experience over 10 sports in a
week. Campers will receive technical instruction in each sport and will then experience the sport
in a realistic game situation. After lunch (typically 11:30am-Noon) all campers will participate in
the USSI Olympic Games and World Cup Competitions.

                                       Sports Squirts
This is a great way to introduce children ages 3 to 5 to a variety of sports such as Soccer, T-Ball,
Basketball and Tennis. Activities are designed to evoke a child’s imagination in which they can
find Nemo, send Shrek into a spin or capture jellyfish with Sponge Bob Square Pants. All games
and activities encompass hand/eye coordination, balance, agility and movement - all key factors
to the early development of children in sport. In addition to having a great time playing the
different sports, children will develop social interaction and communication skills. All sports are
developed through a series of games and activities designed to ensure learning and most
importantly: fun, fun, fun! Sessions take place in a safe, structured environment and sports are
played through a series of games and activities designed to ensure learning.

                        Location: Ocean Acres Community Center
                                    Dates: July 14- 18
                            Ages 3-5 4:30 – 6:00 PM    $70.00
                         Ages 5-7: 9:00AM – 1:00PM $120.00
                          Ages 8-14: 9:00AM – 3:00PM $140.00

                        Dates: August 11-15 (Sports Squirts Only)
                             Ages 3-5 9:00-10:30 AM $70.00
                                     Beginners Golf
Using a revolutionary new system, the USSI Gold clinic is the ideal way to introduce
youngsters to the game of Golf. Children will learn all the basic gold techniques such as
the swing, grip and ball striking using unique and fun training methods. Children will
experience greater success using the larger balls and club heads. This allows them to
strike the ball more easily, consistently and increase their confidence and enjoyment of
the game of Golf.

                      Location: Ocean Acres Community Center
                              Dates: August 4-8 $85.00
                   Ages 5-7: 4:30 – 6:00 PM Ages 8-11 6:00 - 7:30 PM


Suited for players who are of beginner and intermediate level, the USSI tennis camp will
teach children the basic fundamentals in stroke production (forehand, backhand, volley,
serve and smash), court movement and basic footwork skills.

                     Location: Ocean Acres Lake Tennis Courts
                             Dates: August 11-15 $85.00
                  Ages 7-9 4:30 – 6:00 PM Ages 10-14 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Beginner Lacrosse players will have great fun learning this exhilarating game. Fast paced and
full of action Lacrosse is a unique combination of skill and finesse. The USSI Lacrosse camp is
ideal for beginners of all abilities and no previous Lacrosse experience is necessary. Experience
stick handling, passing, scooping, dodging, shooting and many more fundamental techniques and

                       Location: Ocean Acres Community Center
                           Dates: August 11-15        $80.00
                               Ages 7-14: 9:00– 11:00 AM


Come and join us for a cool week of physical fun! Kids attending Jazzerkamp will enjoy learning
dance moves to their favorite music like songs from High School Musical, Hannah Montana,
Vanessa Hudgens and others. They will participate in a variety of fun activities including relay
races, obstacle course, fitness games, arts and crafts and drama. Campers will also learn how to
make healthy food choices, will hold a Jazzerkamp Idol Day and a Cheer Day, will participate in a
mini performance at the end of the week and much more.

                      Location: Ocean Acres Community Center
                  Dates: July 21-25 $85.00, additional siblings $60.00
                                   10:30-12:30 PM
                                     Ages: 5-10
                                   Pony Share Camp

 PGRP (Pony Grooming and Riding Program for 7-11 year olds) 1.5hr/day
New this year……..
        PEP (Petite Equestrine Program for 4-6 year olds) 1 hr/day
This unique program provides an exciting and inexpensive introduction to the wonderful world of
horses in a fun-filled, non-threatening atmosphere. Pony Share uses ponies and cobs, smaller
and easier to handle than their larger equine counterparts. Small groups of 4 children are formed
according to age and prior experience – if any. After reviewing safety rules, materials previously
covered and learning new subject matter, children are assigned their size-related pony or cob and
each small group works under the tutelage of a qualified instructor. Some of the horsemanship
matters covered include: Safety on and around horses, Basic Anatomy, Equine Senses & Body
Language, Grooming, The Tack and Harness, Driving the Miniature Horse, English & Western
Riding, Barn Management and Careers in the Equine Industry. Campers also get to short ride
and drive their charges 3-4 times each session. This program enhances team work and self-
esteem while helping to develop a genuine appreciation and a deep respect for the animals.
Course materials provided. The second offerings of the Programs (PGRP2 and PEP2) kick up the
pace a notch and are perfect for returning/slightly experienced participants or those who prefer
learning at a slightly faster pace. All campers are asked to bring strong hiking shoes,
jeans/sweat pants, a bicycle helmet, plenty of fluids and a carrot each day. In case of adverse
weather, Ponyshare will either make up the time or provide the participants with credit
                       Location: Ocean Acres Community Center

                                          Session 1
                             Dates: June 30 – July 3
            PEP (Petite Equestrian Program for 4-6 year olds) $132.00
                      3:00-4:00 pm (class limit 16 children)
          PGRP (Pony Grooming and Riding Program for 7-11 year olds)                   $156.00
                        4:30-6:00 pm (class limit 16 children)

                                          Session 2
                                    Dates: August 4-8
          PGRP (Pony Grooming and Riding Program for 7-11 year olds)                   $195.00
                       9:30-11:00 am (class limit 16 children)
             PEP (Petite Equestrian Program for 4-6 year olds) $165.00
                      11:30-12:30 pm (class limit 16 children)

           Science Camp – Radical Reactions and Forensics
      During this week long program, campers will have tons of fun mixing up potions and
experimenting with all kinds of chemical reactions! Our young chemists will grow crystals, create
sidewalk chalk and even make chromatography t-shirts to take home. Campers will also become
  science sleuths as they investigate how chemistry provides evidence at the scene of a crime.
During this hands-on detective work, children will gather and test “crime scene” clues, make and
       analyze their own fingerprints, decipher codes, encrypt messages and much more!
                       Location: Ocean Acres Community Center
                               Dates: July 14-18 $109
                                   9:00 AM-12 Noon
                                Grades 1(completed) - 5
                                       Hoop School
Created for basketball fans of all skill levels…Hoop School will focus in teaching youngsters the
fundamentals of the game. Each player will have the opportunity to learn how to pass, shoot,
dribble and defend. These skills will be practiced through drill stations, games and other fun

                   Location: Ocean Acres Community Center Park
                Dates: Session One July 21-25  Session Two July 28-August 1
                12:00 – 3:00 pm                12:00 - 3:00 pm
                $100.00                        $100.00
                Ages: 8-10                     Ages: 11-13

                                        Kayak Camp

Stafford Recreation and New Jersey Kayak of Barnegat have come together to bring Kayak
Camp to Stafford Recreation’s Summer Camp. The camp will take place on the Barnegat Bay on
East Bay Avenue in Barnegat. This four-day course will be an introduction to kayaking the
serene waters of the local bays. The camp will be staffed by NJ Kayak’s instructors who are fully
certified by the American Canoe Association as well as by Stafford Recreation supervisors.
Lifejackets will be provided. Kayak Camp will be offered as part of the Stafford Recreation
Summer Camp program. Please keep in mind that this is a four-day course – you may not sign
up for any other programs for these four days.

                  Location: 409 E. Bay Avenue Barnegat, NJ
  Campers are to be dropped off and picked up at NJ Kayak by a parent/guardian
                            Dates: July 28 – July 31
                       Time: 9 AM-12:15 PM Ages: 9-14
                                  Cost: $160

                Beginners Computer Classes for children
                           ages 2 1/2 to 7 by
                        Computer Wonderland
Children become computer detectives on a learning adventure. Each class introduces
sophisticated technology concepts as well as working on the basics. Children work at
their own pace on their own computers with software that automatically adjusts to each
child’s level. For more information please visit

                       Location: Ocean Acres Community Center
                               Dates: July 7-10 $124.00
                                    9:00- 11:00 AM
                              Ages: 2 ½ (potty trained) - 7
   Summer Camp and Specialty Camps are only open to
    children of Stafford Township Residents. You must
  register in person for these camps on April 26th from 8:30 -
 11:30AM, April 30 from 5:00-7:00 PM and finally on May 14
from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Ocean Acres Community Center.

                       260 EAST BAY AVENUE
                       MANAHAWKIN, NJ 08050

          Betti Anne McVey               Jeanne DiPaola
          Recreation Director             Council Liaison
         597-1000 Ext. 8557            597-1000 Ext. 8569

         Jennifer McBrien                Jason Hazelton
       Program Supervisor              Program Supervisor
        1199 Mill Creek Road           385 Jennings Road
      Manahawkin, NJ 08050            Manahawkin, NJ 08050
       597-1000 Ext. 8573              597-1000 Ext. 8578

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