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Programs for Parents and Toddlers

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Adult Programs and Fitness Activities


Programs for Parents and Toddlers

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Preschool Programs

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220701. Camp Lenape for 4 - 5 Year Olds

Location: Stanhope's Valley Road and Byram Intermediate Schools
Cost: $65 per week; $75 after June 30
Length of Program: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 12:00 noon

Young girl coloring at campYoung boy seated on a bus next to camp counselor

Lenape Summer Camp for 4 and 5-year-olds will be held Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am - 12:00 noon at Stanhope's Valley Road School for weeks 1 - 3 and Byram Intermediate School for weeks 4- 6.  Camp is six weeks long from July 10 - Aug 17.  Campers may sign up for individual weeks or any combination of weeks. 

 

Children may arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 am and may be picked up between 11:45 and 12:00 noon.  Camp Lenape provides for the social, mental and physical growth of children in a safe and fun environment.  Kids will engage in organized activities with their peers under the guidance of certified teachers and college-age counsellors.  On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday teachers lead daily hands-on activities including art, theater arts, science and the environment, health and wellness activities and outdoor play.  Games are played throughout the day.  Tuesdays are a special activity or trip related to the week's theme.  Each week is a mini-camp unto itself with activities coordinated around the theme. 

 

Camp Lenape fees: $65 per week; $75 after June 30 Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 12:00 noon 

 

Camp Lenape  2017 Calendar: Decades of Fun Living the Memories
Week and Dates Week 1 July 10 - 13 Week 2 July 17 - 20 Week 3 July 24 - 27 Week 4 Jul 31 - Aug 3 Week 5 August 7 - 10 Week 6 August 14 - 17
Location Stanhope School Stanhope School Stanhope School Byram Intermediate Byram Intermediate Byram Intermediate
Theme Fabulous 50's Peace & Love 60's Flower Child 70's Feel the Vibe 80's Totally Rad 90's Millennium 2000's
Tue AM Trip Villa Skate Rink Annie Jr @ Pax Amicus Sky Zone Swartzwood Lake Tillman's Ravine Circle Lanes Bowl & Laser Tag

Click here for a flyer with complete details.

Parents and siblings of 4 to 5-year-olds olds are invited to participate with their children on Tuesday1/2 day trip/special event for a cost of $15 (except week 3 which is $40) per parent or sibling and must sign up at registration on a space available basis. Parents of campers who would like to bring their child on the full day Friday trip with the older children may do so on a space-available basis.  The cost for the full day trip is $40 per child and $45 per parent per week (except week 3 which is $15). Check the schedule of Friday trips on the flyer. Bus space may or may not be available for the trips.   

As much of Camp Lenape is held in an outdoor environment and includes many physical activities, children should wear shorts and shirts and athletic shoes with tie laces. Dressing for the theme of the week is encouraged, but not required. Sandals or open toe shoes are dangerous to wear while playing outside and therefore are not acceptable at camp. Parents may want to apply sunscreen to their child at the beginning of the day. Children should bring a snack in a bag, lunchbox or another container clearly labelled with their name. Children may bring a water bottle, but may not bring personal toys or electronic devices to camp. 

A Handbook for Parents with trip permission slips and other useful information will be distributed at the beginning of each week.

 

 

A1. Week 1 July 10 - 14
A2. Week 2 July 18 - 21
A3. Week 3 July 24 - 28
A4. Week 4 July 31 - August 3
A5. Week 5 August 7 - 10
A6. Week 6 August 14 - 7

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Youth Programs

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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

A1. Grades 4 - 8

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130306. Afternoon Advantage Dance

Location: Byram Lakes School Library
Cost: $27
Length of Program: 5 Wednesdays
Instructor: Melissa Kropinack, New Generation of Dance

Afterschool Advantage Dance  Grades 1 - 4

Why take ballet? Ballet nurtures confidence. Ballet enhances focus. Dancers learn to pay attention and focus on the group and their body's movement. Ballet is healthy. Dancers learn strength, flexibility, and movement. Ballet enhances cultural knowledge. It provides a gateway for nurturing love of music and our love of culture. Ballet promotes bonding. Dancers are nurtured by the bonds they establish with their teacher as well was with their friends.

Children in grades 1 - 3 will be introduced to ballet and jazz as well as fitness components in this fun class designed for boys as well as girls. Girls should wear stretch pants or leggings or tights.  Shorts may be worn over the leggings or tights.  Boys should wear shorts or pants they can move in (no jeans). If the student has long hair, it should be tied back to keep it from blocking vision or getting caught while performing.  Please do not wear dangling jewellery.  If the student has ballet or jazz shoes, please bring them to class.  If not, some shoes will be available to borrow.

This dance class is 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 in the LakesSchool Library. Class runs from 3:30 - 4:30.  Parents must come to the front door of the Lakes School to sign their children out at the end of the class, or they may be dismissed to after-school care where the caregiver there will sign them out. 

Bring dance shoes if you have them. All other supplies will be provided.

Joanne Rameriez is a professional dance instructor and has been teaching various forms of dance in her studio, Grand Jete' in Netcong for many years.  Although she teaches dancers of all levels and ages, she specializes in young dancers.

 

A1. Wednesdays, May 3 - May 31

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130302. 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 will need to 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. Each class begins directly after school with the class from 3:30 - 4:30. Parents must come to the front door of building to sign their children out at the end of the class, or they may be dismissed to after-school care where the caregiver there will sign them out. The Recreation Director must know in advance if they will be going to after-school care.

Grades K - 4

 

A1. Fridays May 5 - June 2

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230701. Camp Lenape

Location: Valley Road & Byram Intermediate School
Cost: $65 OR $180. After June 30 $75 OR $200
Length of Program: Weekly sessions July 10 - August 18

2014 Logo for Camp Lenape

 

Camp Lenape

Camp Lenape is a summer camp being offered through the collaborative efforts of Byram, Stanhope, and Netcong Recreation Committees and Stanhope, Netcong and Byram Boards of Education. It is designed to provide the children of those communities the opportunity to have a quality summer camp experience and to make friends from the neighboring towns. Camp will be held at Stanhope's Valley Road School and Byram Intermediate School. Camp Lenape provides for the social, mental and physical growth of children in a safe and fun environment. Kids will engage in organized activities with their peers under the guidance of certified teachers and college-age counsellors.

Tuesday mornings include a trip/special event. Parents are welcome to join their child on the Tuesday trips/events for a fee of $15, except week 3 which is $40, and must register in advance. Bus transportation may or may not be available. Tuesday afternoons we go swimming at Hackettstown pool. Parents may meet us at the pool and pay their own admission of $5. Fridays are full day trips. Parents are welcome to join their children on the full day trip which costs $45 except Week 3 which cost $15.  

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday are held in the school and students rotate from one activity to another. Activities include Art, Music, Science Exploration, Health and Wellness, Theater and Games and Outdoor Activities. Activities are based on the theme for the week.

Click here for a full brochure listing all the week's activities.

Children may arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 am and may be picked up between 3:00 and 3:30. Some trip days are longer.

As much of Camp Lenape is held in an outdoor environment and includes many physical activities, children should wear shorts and shirts and athletic shoes with tie laces. Sandals or open toe shoes are dangerous to wear while playing in outside and therefore not acceptable at camp. Parents may want to apply sunscreen to their child at the beginning of the day. Children should bring lunch and snack in a bag, lunchbox or other container clearly labelled with their name. Children may bring a water bottle, but may not bring personal toys or electronic devices to camp.

Camp Lenape 2017 Calendar: Decades of Fun Living the Memories

Week and Dates Week 1 Jul 10 - 14 Week 2 Jul 17 - 21 Week 3 Jul 24 -28 Week 5 Jul 31 - Aug 4 Week 5 Aug 7 - 11 Aug 14 - -18
Location Stanhope School Stanhope School Stanhope School Byram Intermediate Byram Intermediate Byram Intermediate
Theme Fabulous 50's Peace & Love 60's Flower Child 70's Feel the Vibe 80's Totally Rad 90's Millennium 2000's
Tue AM trip Villa Skate Rink Annie Jr @ Pax Amicus Sky Zone Swartzwood Lake Tillman's Ravine & Buttermilk Falls Circle Lanes Bowl & Laser Tag
Tue PM trip Hackettstown Pool Hackettstown Pool Hackettstown Pool Hackettstown Pool Hackettstown Pool Hackettstown Pool
Fri Full Day Trip FunPlex  Bronx Zoo 8:30 - 5:00 Walkill River National Refuge Mountain Creek 8:30 - 5:00 Aquatopia 8:30 - 5:00 World Trade Center Memorial


A1. 220705 Ages 4 - 5 (pre-K and entering kindergarten) 8:30 - 12:00 Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri $65 per week ($75 after June 30)
A2. 220502 Ages 6 - 14 (entering 1st through entering 9th grade) 8:30 am- 3:30 Mon through Fri $180 per week ($200 after June 30)

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Tween and Teen Programs

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230703. Counselor’s in Training Program for Teens

Location: Stanhope School and Byram Intermediate School
Cost: $60 per week, $70 if registered after June 30
Length of Program: Mon - Thurs 8:25 - 3:35

The Counselor-in-Training program is a development program for youth who have completed 9th grade and up, and are ages 15 through 17. The program Counselors-In-Training (CIT) helps fine-tune teen's team building and leadership skills in a hands-on workshop. CIT’s will get direct experience by assisting with younger Camp Lenape children. Please bring a nut free lunch and water bottle every day. Many activities are outdoors or active indoors so CIT"s are required to wear tie athletic shoes (sneakers). Sandals or open toe shoes are not acceptable. Electronic devices, other than a cell phone, are not to be brought to camp.

CIT's are invited to attend First Aid, CPR, Concussion and other staff training and orientation prior to the beginning of the season. The number of CIT's accepted is limited each week. All registered CIT's will be asked to come in for an interview to acquaint them with the procedures of applying for a real job and to see if this program is the best fit for them. 

CIT's will be responsible for assisting in the daily activities at Camp Lenape. They may participate for one week or several weeks while Camp is being conducted, July 10 - Aug 18. CIT's do not get to select the age group they work with and will be notified of their assignment prior to the week they are working. CIT's must be able to get to the School where Camp is being held. 

CIT's will attend the trips/events on Tuesdays. These trips/events are considered work days for CIT's.  They may attend the Friday trips during the week(s) they are scheduled to work for their enjoyment, not as a work day, by paying for the trip once they are accepted as a CIT. The trip cost is $40 for per week ($15 for week 3). If a CIT does not attend the Friday trip, then they do not come to camp that day.

CIT / Summer program registration may be done online at www.byramtwp.org, by mail or in person. Checks should be made payable to Byram Recreation. 

Click here for a Camp Lenape flyer and registration form.

A1. Week 1 July 10-13
A2. Week 2 July 17-20
A3. Week 3 July 24-27
A4. Week 4 July 31 - Aug 3
A5. Week 5 Aug 7-10
A6. Week 6 Aug 14-17

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Adult Programs and Fitness Activities

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150203. Yoga

Location: RDA Fitness
Cost: $52.00
Length of Program: 8 weeks
Instructor: RDA Instructor

 

               Yoga

Yoga can be as much or as little as you want it to be. For some it is purely a physical pursuit, keeping the body toned, strong and flexible.  For others, yoga becomes more of a mindset and a way of living. Women and men work to improve flexibility, increase strength and truly relax.  Cultivate focus, balance and peace of mind.  Bring a mat or beach towel to use on the floor. 

Sign up for any one class for 8 weeks beginning anytime. You are a member of that class for the next 8 weeks. There are no make-ups for missed classes. Then sign up again either through Byram Recreation or join RDA Fitness for more classes.

A1. Wednesday 10:15 - 11:15 am
A2. Friday 10:30 - 11:30 am
A3. Tuesday 5:30 - 6:20 pm - Basic Yoga

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150201. Spin

Location: RDA Fitness
Cost: $52
Length of Program: 8 weeks
Instructor: RDA Fitness Instructors

Ride Stationary bikes to music up hills and down hills for an incredible cardio workout.  Build strength and stamina while burning calories. 

Sign up through Byram Recreation to start the Tuesday or Thursday (not both) morning classes. You are a member of the class for 8 weeks from your start date. There are no make-up days for missed classes. Then sign up again either through Byram Recreation or join RDA Fitness.

A1. Tuesday 5:30 am - 6:30 am
A2. Thursday 5:30 am - 6:30 am

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150204. Pilates

Location: RDA Fitness Center
Cost: $52
Length of Program: 8 weeks
Instructor: RDA Fitness Instructors

Using a floor mat and small props, this class focuses on basic Pilates principles: core strength, increased flexibility, breath control, and correct alignment to improve posture.  Bring a yoga mat or large beach towel to use on the floor.

Sign up to begin any Monday morning. You are a member of the class for 8 weeks from your start date. There are no make-up days for missed classes. Then sign up again either through Byram Recreation or join RDA Fitness for more classes.

A1. Monday 10:15 - 11:15 am

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150202. Zumba

Location: RDA Fitness
Cost: $52
Length of Program: 8 weeks
Instructor: RDA Fitness Instructor

 Exercise, dance and enjoy movement by joining the latest exercise experience.  Zumba ia popular fitness program inspired by Latin dance.  "Zumba" comes from a Columbian word that means to move fast and have fun.  Using upbeat Latin music together with cardiovascular exercise, Zumba is aerobic dancing that is great fun and easy to learn.

Join either the Thursday or Saturday class for 8 weeks beginning anytime. You are a member of that class for the next 8 weeks. There are no make-up days for missed classes. Then sign up again through Byram Recreation or join RDA Fitness for more fitness classes.

A1. Thursday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
A2. Saturday 9:30 - 10:30 am

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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: $20 per session (fall & spring)
Length of Program: Tuesdays & Thursdays (18 and up) 8:00 - 9:30, additional evenings in fall and spring
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 24 - Jan 31
A2. Spring Session Feb 2 - May 25

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150205. 50 Mile Challenge

Location: Byram Township trails
Cost: Free
Length of Program: Spring through Summer

Byram Trail Marker

 

50 Mile Challenge is a Spring into Summer Dare. You have until Sept 1 to complete 50 miles on any of Byram's many trails, or trails in surrounding areas.  That's only 2 - 3 miles a week! Track your miles using a smartphone app, fit bit or pedometer, then log them on the attached log. Walk on your own or with a group of family and friends. Join Second Saturday Hikes (one Friday evening) each month. Register for the 50 Mile Challenge online, by mail, or in person. Prizes will be awarded at Byram Day on Sept. 9 to all who meet the challenge! 

Click here for a log

Click here for a registration form

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