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Programs for Parents and Toddlers

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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.

Click here for online registration

 

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

Click here to register online

A1. Grades 4 - 8

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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


Click here for online registration

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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230702. Camp Lenape Adventurers

Location: Stanhope and Byram Intermediate Schools
Cost: $180 per week. $200 after June 30

Camp Lenape Adventurers is designed for middle school age teens and is offered through the collaborative efforts of Byram, Stanhope, and Netcong Recreation Committees and Stanhope and Byram Boards of Education. It is designed for tweens to have fun and make friends from the neighboring towns prior to entering the regional high school. Campers will engage in organized activities with their peers under the guidance of certified teachers and college-age counselors. Each week activities are based on the theme of the week.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays campers participate in camp themed activities in art, theater, science, outdoor games, health and wellness and adventure activities. Campers have the opportunity for supervised unstructured play, both indoors and outdoors. All activities are lead by certified teachers and college-age counselors. 

Tuesday mornings include a 1/2 day trip/event. Parents are welcome to join us on Tuesday mornings for $15 (week 3 is $40). Tuesday afternoons include swimming at Hackettstown Pool. Parents and siblings may meet the group at the pool and pay their own admission of $5.00.

Fridays are full day trips. Parents and siblings are welcome to join the campers to create a family event for a fee of $45 per person (week 3 is $15). 

Campers arrive between 8:30 am and 9:00 am and may be picked up between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm. Some Friday trips run later.

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

July 10 - 14 Fabulous Fifties

Tue am trip: Villa Roller Rink

Tue Pm trip: Hackettstown Pool

Fri Full Day Trip: Fun Plex

 

July 17 - 21 Peace and Love 60's

Tue am trip: Annie Jr. at Pax Amicus

Tue pm trip: Hackettstown Pool

Fri full day trip: Bronx Zoo

 

July 24 - 28 Flower Child 70's

Tue am trip: Sky Zone

Tue pm trip: Hackettstown Pool

Fri full day trip: Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge

 

July 31 - August 4 Feel the Vibe 80's

Tue am trip: Swartzwood Lake State Park

Tue pm trip; Hackettstown Pool

Fri full day trip: Mountain Creek Water Park

 

August 7 - 11 Totally Rad 90's

Tue am trip: Tillman's Ravine & Buttermilk Falls

Tue pm trip: Hackettstown Pool

Fri full day trip: Aquatopia Indoor Water Park

 

Aug 14 - 18 Millennium 2000's

Tue am trip: Circle Lanes bowling and laser tag

Tue pm trip: Hackettstown Pool

Fri Full day trip: World Trade Center Museum and Memorial

 

Full brochures with registration forms are available in Byram, Stanhope and Netcong schools and municipal buildings. Stanhope residents should register at the Stanhope Borough Hall. Registration may be made via mail, walk-in registration, or online. Rates increase by $20 after June 30.

Click here for online registration

 

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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.

Click here for online registration

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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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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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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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 afterwards. 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 - Tamarack Park, pass Johnson Lake to Cranberry Overlook. Check out the fall foliage as you look down over Cranberry Lake and towards the Delaware  Water Gap. Bring a snack to enjoy at the top while you enjoy the view. Fall colors are the way to go.

  • 9:00 am start
  • Moderate/difficult terrain
  • 1.6 miles up and 1.6 miles back
  • Start Location: Park at Tamarack Park parking lots. Walk to trail head across the fields at the far end of Tamarack Park

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250601. 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. Wednesday, August 2

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