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Programs for Parents and Toddlers

Preschool Programs

Youth Programs

Tween and Teen Programs

Adult Programs and Fitness Activities


Programs for Parents and Toddlers

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310306. Ballet, Tap & Tumbling

Location: Grand Jete' Academie of Dance, Netcong
Cost: $82.00
Length of Program: 8 weeks Tue, Wed OR Sat. Oct 17 - Dec 8 (no class Nov 25)
Instructor: Joanne Rameriez

Ballet Tap and Tumbling

Children ages 3 - 4 learn beginning ballet, tap and tumbling.  Children should bring ballet and tap shoes and wear a leotard and tights.  Parents are expected to stay at the studio, but will not participate in the class.

A1. Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30 Ages 3 - 4
A2. Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30 Ages 3 - 4
A3. Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 Ages 3 - 4

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Preschool Programs

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320306. Ballet Tap and Tumbling

Location: Grand Jete' Dance Studio, Netcong
Cost: $82.00
Length of Program: 8 weeks Oct 16 - Dec8
Instructor: Joanne Rameriez

Ballet Tap and Tumbling

 

Children ages 4 - 5 learn basic ballet, tap and tumbling. Children should bring ballet and tap shoes to class and wear leotards and tights. Parents are expected to remain in the studio, but not participate in class.

A1. Mon 4:00 - 5:00 Ages 4 - 5
A2. Tue 10:30 - 11:30 Ages 4 - 5
A3. Wed 10:30 - 11:30 Ages 4 - 5
A4. Sat 10:30 - 11:30 Ages 4 - 5

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Youth Programs

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330606. Karate

Location: Isshinryu Traditional Karate Do, 106 Route 183, Stanhope
Cost: $82.00
Length of Program: 8 Tuesdays October 17 - Dec 5
Instructor: Sensi Scott La Pelusa

The benefits of training include not only being able to protect yourself, but also being physically fit and self confident.  Movements follow natural body movements.  Everyone learns at a different speed and there is no pressure to advance further than your own ability allows.

A1. Session I 5 - 8 years 6:00 - 6:45
A2. Session II 8 - 12 years 6:45 - 7:30

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330305. Afternoon Advantage Karate

Location: Byram Intermediate School Open Space
Cost: $27 for 5 weeks
Length of Program: 5 Thursdays
Instructor: Sensei Scott LaPelusa, Isshinryu Traditional Karate Do

Afternoon Advantage Karate for grades K - 4.

What are the benefits of Karate? Becoming physically fit. Learning to find focus and stillness. Behind the kicks, punches and knees, a true martial artist learns to sit with himself and see where his weaknesses, as well as strengths, are. Your child will learn to take hits whether it is a literal blow or a disappointment like failing a test. A martial artist is taught to see, feel and listen - both internally and externally. They learn that words are never a reason for a fight. 

This Karate class is part of the Afternoon Advantage Program where students go directly from school to the class. On Tuesday afternoons, Lakes School students will be dismissed to the Lakes School STEAM (old Library) room and the Instructor will walk them across to the Intermediate School. PARENTS MUST WRITE A NOTE TO THEIR CHILD CLASSROOM TEACHER ALLOWING THEIR CHILD TO BE DISMISSED TO THE AFTERNOON ADVANTAGE CLASS. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE A NOTE IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE BY THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS WILL BE SENT HOME ON THE BUS. All parents must enter the Intermediate School building and go to the Open Space area to sign out their children.

Karate instruction is from 3:30 - 4:30 and will be held in Open Space at the Byram Intermediate School.

Children should wear loose fitting clothes that they can move easily in. If they have long hair it should be tied back and remove any dangling jewelry.

 

A1. Thursday Oct 19 - Nov 16

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330309. Afternoon Advantage Healthy Foods

Location: Byram Intermediate School Home Ec Room
Cost: $27 for 5 weeks
Length of Program: 5 Mondays, Oct 16 - Nov 13
Instructor: Catherine Sebastian & David Mercado, Ronetco Shoprite Dieticians

Learn to identify and prepare a variety of simple healthy snacks in each of the food groups that you can recreate later at home to share with your family. Then enjoy the snack you made with your friends! All supplies are provided. Please note if your child has allergies.

Healthy Foods is part of the Afternoon Advantage series where children are dismissed from school to the STEAM (Old Library) room and then walk across to the Home Economics Room at the Intermediate School. Each class runs from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

Parents must write a note to the child's classroom teacher allowing their child to be dismissed to the Advantage class for the entire session. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE A NOTE OR EMAIL ON FILE IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE PRIOR TO THE START OF THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS WILL BE SENT HOME ON THE BUS.

Parents must come into the Home Economics Room to sign their child out at the end of class.

A1. Mondays Oct 16 - Nov 13

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230605. Field Hockey

Location: Byram Intermediate School field
Cost: $125
Instructor: Jackie Beck and coaches

Girl dribbling hockey ballgirls playing field hockey

Field Hockey

Girls entering 4th - 8th grade in the fall - $125 per player 

Field hockey is for girls and boys in grades 4 - 8 and includes practices on Monday through Thursday beginning August 21 and then Tuesdays and Thursdays September through October 31. Full game schedule varies with some games played after school during the week while most games are played on Sunday.  Players must provide their own hockey stick, shin guards, mouth guard, and water.

Contact Jackie Beck 973-271-4957 for additional information

Click here to register online

A1. Grades 4 - 8

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330302. Afternoon Advantage Young Rembrandts Drawing

Location: Byram Lakes School Art Room
Cost: $37
Length of Program: 5 Fridays
Instructor: Linda Freedman, Young Rembrandts

Afternoon Advantage Young Rembrandts Drawing All materials will be provided.

Art does more than simply delight the eye and cultivate creativity. Research shows a strong correlation between involvement in the arts and achievement in the classroom. Young Rembrandts Drawing teaches drawing with a see-touch-do method that all kids can succeed with, learn from, and love. Watch your child reach a brand new level of confidence with this engaging, award-winning program. Students can expect a new and exciting lesson each week, improved core art skills, and to have fun. Parents can expect to see increased attention to detail, improved fine motor skills, discipline, persistence, and patience.

The drawing classes are part of the Afternoon Advantage program where children will be dismissed from school directly to their Afternoon Advantage class.  Parents must write a note to the child's classroom teacher allowing their child to be dismissed to the Advantage class. Students who do not have a note or email on file in the school office prior to the first day of class will be sent home on the bus. Students will be called down to the Lakes STEAM (old Library) room after school and will be walked across to the Intermediate School. The class will be held in the Home Economics Room. Each class begins directly after school with the class from 3:30 - 4:30. Parents must come to the Home Economics room to sign their children out at the end of the class.

Grades K - 4

 

A1. Fridays October 20 - Nov 17

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330203. Afternoon Advantage Yoga

Location: Byram Lakes School
Cost: $27
Length of Program: 5 weeks
Instructor: Tristina D'Amico

Yoga for grades K - 4 is an active and engaging, game-driven child's yoga class that gets kids moving, stretching and giggling, all while imprinting in them the core elements of yoga.  The children will be called to the Lakes STEAM (old library) room at the end of the day and then walked over to the Intermediate School Opens Space area for the class.

If you have a yoga or other exercise mat, bring it. All other supplies will be provided. 

These yoga classes are part of the Afternoon Advantage program where children will be dismissed from school directly to their Afternoon Advantage class.  Parents will need to write a note to the child's classroom teacher allowing their child to be dismissed to the Advantage class. IF A CHILD DOES NOT HAVE A PARENT NOTE IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS, THE CHILD WILL BE SENT HOME ON THE BUS.  Each class begins directly after school from 3:30 - 4:30.  Parents must come to into the Intermediate School Open Space room at 4:30 to sign their children out at the end of the class.

A1. Tuesdays Oct 17 - Nov 14

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330306. Ballet and Tap Dance

Location: Grand Jete Academie of Dance
Cost: $82.00
Length of Program: 8 weeks - Mondays Oct 16 - Dec 4
Instructor: Joanne Ramirez

Ballerina children dancer sitting on white Stock Photo - 10493995Beginner Tap and Jazz

Children ages 7 - 9 will learn beginner tap and jazz dance.  Children should bring appropriate shoes and wear leotard and tights to class.

A1. Mondays 7 - 9 year old Beginner Tap/Jazz 6:00 - 7:00
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330303. Ballet and Tap

Location: Grand Jete' Academie of Dance, Netcong
Cost: $82.00
Length of Program: 8 weeks Mondays October 16 - Dec 4
Instructor: Joanne Ramierz

    Ballet and Tap 

Children ages 5 - 6 will learn beginning ballet and tap dance skills.  Children should bring ballet and tap shoes and wear a leotard and tights.

A1. Ages 5 - 6 Mondays 5:00 - 6:00

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Tween and Teen Programs

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340305. Tap Dance

Location: Grand Jete' Academie of Dance, Netcong
Cost: $82.00
Length of Program: 8 Thursdays October 19 - December 7
Instructor: Joanne Ramirez

Tap Dance

Students ages 10-13 will learn basic tap techniques.  Students should bring tap shoes to class.

 

A1. Ages 10 - 13 Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm Beginning Tap

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Adult Programs and Fitness Activities

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150303. Quilting

Location: Byram Municipal Building Councilroom
Cost: Free
Length of Program: most Saturdays 8:30 am - 12:00 noon
Instructor: Tina Stopa

 Handmade Quilt    Quilting

Bring your own sewing machine and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow quilters.  Projects are selected at previous months meeting.   Project supply lists are available from the facilitator at the meetings.  The group meets most Saturday mornings.

 Each January, once the quilter is established in the program, they must fill in a new registration form and sign the waiver.

 

A1. Most Saturdays 8:30 - 12:00

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550602 . Men’s Basketball

Location: Byram Intermediate School Gymnasium
Cost: Free for the fall
Length of Program: Mon - Thurs 7:00 - 9:00 through early Dec Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 - 9:30 in Dec
Instructor: Don Wagenblast

    Men's Basketball

Men play pick up games. No games when schools are closed, during concerts or other special school events. Some dates change. Talk to Facilitator for exact dates and locations that month.

A1. Fall Session Sept 28 - Dec 20

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570210. Second Saturday (One First Saturday) Hikes

Location: Various Byram Trails
Cost: Free
Length of Program: 1.5 - 2 hours
Instructor: Janet Meisner

Second Saturday Hikes highlight various trails in Byram Township. The hikes are open to families with children as well as avid hikers. Groups may begin together and spread out along the trail to meet different hikers needs. These are no hiker left behind hikes. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring water.

Sat June 3 National Trails Day Hike - Sussex Branch Trail. Check out the spring flowers and see if the beaver has been busy.

  • 7:30 pm start
  • Relatively flat and easy terrain
  • Approximately 1.5 - 2 miles out and the same distance back
  • Start Location: Sussex Branch Parking lot on Waterloo Rd across from Continental Drive

Sat June 10 Tamarack Park Trail. Enjoy the celebration of opening a new park and trail.

  • Start time 9:00 am
  • Easy/moderate difficulty
  • Approximately 1.6 miles out and 1.6 miles back
  • Start Location: Parking lot at Tamarack Park athletic fields

Sat. July 8 Independence Hike - Jefferson Glen Bike Path - Celebrate our early presidents and America's Independence. It's a Red, White and Blue kind of week.

  • 9:00 am start
  • Easy/Moderate difficulty
  • 2 miles out and 2 miles back
  • Start Location: Take Hi-Glen Dr across from Shoprite Plaza all the way to the end (road name changes to Louis, then Drexel). Park in the cul-de-sac at the end of Drexel Dr.

Sat Aug 12 Summer Heat Hike - Cat Swamp, Jefferson Glen, Sussex Branch, and Cat Swamp - Hangin' with the Cool Cats in the Swamp. If you don't have cat ears, wear bright sun orange. Bring your cat-like reflexes to climb over the rocks.

  • 9:00 am start
  • Moderate difficulty
  • Approximately 3-mile loop
  • Start Location: Back parking lot of Salt Gastropub

Sat Sept 9 Byram Day Run/Walk - Mansfield Bike Path - Walk or run and enjoy the festival afterward. Check out food vendors, free inflatable rides, touch-a-truck, demonstrations and music at the festival. Look for Mario Brothers at this event.

  • 10:15 am start, 9:30 - 10:00 registration
  • Easy/moderate terrain. All-terrain strollers are welcome
  • Approximately 3 miles (5K)
  • Start Location: Park at the Byram Schools parking lot. Walk to Neil Gylling Park for registration

Sat Oct 14 Fall Foliage Hike - Hudson Farm Fall Charity Hike - This is a self-guided hike will take you on a two-hour walk through the picturesque scenery of this historic property. Enjoy time with your family and friends while you raise money for local organizations. Hudson Farm will donate $1 per year of age of each hiker to any of the participating organizations. New this year, the Byram Police Dept will have a trailer on-site to collect non-perishable food items for the Sussex County Food Bank.

  • 7:30 - 11:00 am start
  • Moderate/difficult terrain
  • 4 - 5-mile route
  • Start Location: Limited parking is available at the Farm at 270 Stanhope-Sparta Rd. In the event that parking at the farm is full, park at Tomahawk Lake Water Park where shuttle buses will transport hikers to the farm. This event benefits the Byram Fire Department, Byram Schools, Lakeland EMS, Local Youth Organizations, Sussex County Food Pantry, Sussex County Police Athletic League

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350601. Rutgers Safety Course for Volunteer Coaches

Location: Byram Municipal Building Council Room
Cost: $35
Length of Program: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Instructor: Janet Meisner

This class is required of all volunteer coaches who plan on coaching or assisting with youth sport programs. The class addresses the issue of liability for coaches and other topics associated with coaching children's youth sport programs.  All coaches are required to be fingerprinted for a background security check.  Coaches must take a free on-line Concussion Class.

To sign up, fill out the registration portion of the Registration and Medical form on the Parks and Rec page of the Township website and mail or bring to the Recreation office at the Township Hall along with a check or cash for payment.

OR register online by clicking on the link for online registration.  Once you are on the new webpage for Online Registration you need to log in (create an account if necessary). If you or anyone in your family have ever signed up for a recreation program, you have an account. Call (973-347-2500 ex 160) or email (jmeisner@byramtwp.org) the Recreation Dept to have your user name and password emailed to you. Then change your password to something that you will remember. Then after you are logged in, go to the top and select 'Search and Shop', then select 'Activities ' from the drop-down menu.  Afterward, you select the criteria for your search, locate the programs to register for, and click thru which household members are being registered, and fill out the payment information when checking out.  Note: you must know your bank routing number for EFT payments.

 

 

 

A1. Monday Oct 23
A2. Monday Dec 4

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