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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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Preschool Programs

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Youth Programs

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430306. Afternoon Advantage Dance

Location: Byram Lakes School Library
Cost: $27
Length of Program: 5 Wednesdays
Instructor: Joanne Rameriez, Grand Jete' Academie 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 jewelry.  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 is 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. Session II Mar 8 - Apr 5

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430305. Afternoon Advantage Karate

Location: Byram Intermediate School Open Space
Cost: $27 for 5 weeks
Length of Program: 5 Tuesdays
Instructor: Sensei Andy West, Rising Fist MArtial Arts

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 Library 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 jewellery.

 

A1. Session I Jan 17 - Feb 14
A2. Session II Mar 7 - Apr 4

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430203. Afternoon Advantage Yoga

Location: Byram Lakes School
Cost: $50
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.  This class will be taught at the Byram Lakes School directly after school.

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 the front door of the building at 4:30 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. If they are going to after-school child care, the Recreation Director must know in advance.

 

A1. Session I Wednesdays Jan 18 - Feb 15
A2. Session II Mondays Mar 6 - Apr 3

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430302. 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. Session I Jan 20 - Feb 17
A2. Session II March 10 - April 7

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430305. Afternoon Advantage Coding - Computer Programing

Location: Byram Intermediate School Library
Cost: $27 for 5 weeks
Length of Program: Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Christine Schultz, Kujenga

Byram Recreation has teamed up with Kujenga, an educational entity designed to bring robotics, coding and science skills to all students in order to prepare them for the technology-driven future. Kujenga is the Swahili word for "build" or "create". We are here to open a world of imagination and creativity for your child while they learn to design and engineering principles as well as science, math, and coding.

The best competitors today are those who are constantly learning. This requires an openness to change and immense curiosity: why things are still being done and how things can be improved. Entrepreneurs see the same things that everyone else has already seen, but they think about them in new ways and are willing to explore new alternatives. Coders share this same unrestrictive perspective. They rarely ask why, they ask why not. One of the most satisfying parts of the entire development process is when you get the rush of excitement as you come to understand something that you have known all along, but in a new and different way. Daily epiphanies, bursts of adrenaline, and the alchemy of creating something from scratch are some of the greatest joys of coding.

Coding is the new literacy! Kujenga teaches programming to young students using Scratch. Scratch Learning to code helps young people think creatively and reason systematically. Students will learn coding by creating a unique "video game".

Students should bring their Chromebooks to Coding.

Coding is part of the Afternoon Advantage series where children are dismissed from school directly to their Afternoon Advantage class. 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 season. 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. 

PARENTS MUST COME INTO THE BUILDING TO SIGN THEIR CHILDREN OUT-AT THE END OF CLASS, OR THEY MAY BE DISMISSED TO AFTER-SCHOOL CARE WHERE THE CAREGIVER WILL SIGN THEM OUT. THE RECREATION dIRECTOR MUST BE INFORMED IN ADVANCE IF THEY WILL BE GOING TO AFTER-SCHOOL CARE.

Grades 5 - 8

A1. Session I Jan 17 - Feb 14
A2. Session II Mar 7 - Apr 4

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Tween and Teen Programs

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Adult Programs and Fitness Activities

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450204. 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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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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450202. 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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450201. 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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450203. 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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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. 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.

OR register online by clicking on the link for online registration.   Go back to the top of the page for Recreation Programs.  Click on the URL link for "Online Recreation Program Registration" (Note you will end up doing this twice.) Once you are on the new webpage for Online Registration you need to log in (create an account if necessary). 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, April 3

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