Sports & Activities
Spring, Summer & Fall Registration is currently open online atCommunity Pass for select programs.
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SPRING 2017 PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES:
Roxbury 5k Race for 2017
The Striders will host the 9th annual Roxbury Community Benefit 5k race on Monday night June 12th at 7pm. The staging area will be at the Eisenhower Middle School located at 47 Eyland Avenue in Succasunna. You can also signup online at register.compuscore.com/roxbury5k . Additional information about the race is available at www.roxbury5k.com . Want to become a sponsor of the race, check out the potential sponsorship levels from "Friends of Roxbury" and all the way up to "Presenting Sponsor". More info on flyer.
Color Fun Run
You are invited to Roxbury High School Interact Club's 4th Annual Color Fun Run on Sunday, June 11, 2017, 9am – 12pm at Horseshoe Lake. We have a color run, zumba class, musical performances, a DJ, sandwiches, ice cream, a color throw, and more!! Registration starts at 9am, and the event starts at 10am. This year, our cause is Kindness for Christopher. Christopher D'Amico is a 10-year-old boy who passed away at Lake Hopatcong after a pontoon boating accident. Christopher was always smiling, and spread kindness wherever he went. Because of this, the D'Amico family started a small movement, encouraging people to commit random acts of kindness, particularly on the 24th of every month. This movement quickly grew ten-fold, and is now worldwide! Our mission is to raise money to aid the family in spreading kindness in every way possible. So this is our challenge for you: In addition to the $25 ticket price ($30 if you pay the day of and $20 if you are a group of 10 or more), we ask that you do one random act of kindness for someone, whether it is carrying groceries, leaving a nice note on someone's car, buying coffee for a person in front of you online, bringing home flowers for a loved one, or doing ANYTHING that will spread Christopher's legacy of kindness. Register for this event at www.colorforchristopher.eventbrite.com. More info on flyer.
10th Annual Benefit Beach Blast
Free admission! Enjoy a great night of activites, food, music and FIREWORKS! on Friday, June 16th, 6pm-10:30pm at Horseshoe Lake Beach, 72 Eyland Ave., Succasunna. Come join the Roxbury Arts Alliance, Roxbury Recreation and and Roxbury PD in celebrating our 10th annual fundraising event. Music, HSL beach, free kids activities, dunk tank and food for purchase, ending the night with spectacular fireworks. This is the only event that funds our scholarships to Roxbury graduates. Over $25,000 in scholarships given these past 19 years. Donations accepted that night or online. Details at www.RoxburyArtsAlliance.org. Rain date is June 17th.
SUMMER 2017 PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES:
TriHarder Kids Triathlon
Register now for this fun event, for kids ages 4 through 14. The triathlon will take place at Horseshoe Lake on Thursday, July 13th (rain date July 20th). Each race will include swimming, biking and running. The best part is when your child crosses the finish line! Participation medals to all; this is not a timed event. Sign in at 5:15pm, and the event begins at 6pm. More info on flyer. Register online or at Rec Office. Fee: $10.
This fun 5-week program is offered to Roxbury and Mt. Arlington kids who are currently in K-7th grade. Registration will start online on Saturday, March 4th at 6am; camps fill up quickly! There are three locations to choose from: Jefferson School, Kennedy School or Nixon School. Program begins on Monday, June 26th and goes through Friday, July 28th (no program on July 3 or 4). Hours are 9am-12 noon. Register online through your Community Pass account. More info on flyer. Fee: $125 per participant; t-shirt included.
Camp Capra-Sessions 1, 3 and 4 still have openings!
Registration is open for Camp Capra online; sessions fill up quickly! This program is for children currently in K-5th grade, Roxbury and Mt. Arlington residents only. There are four weekly sessions with openings: June 26, July 10, July 17, and July 24, and all sessions are 9am-3pm. This program is directed by Bob Capra, a 7th grade Roxbury teacher. The camp's location is at Lincoln-Roosevelt School Gym. Each day includes fun, safe games, arts & crafts, local field trips, and outdoor activities. More info on flyer. Fee: $120 per week, t-shirt included.
Teen Travel-Session 4 has openings!
For tweens and teens presently in 6th through 9th grade who are looking for some fun and excitement with friends during the summer. There are two sessions with openings: July 17-21 and July 24-28. Each day includes a different trip, like Great Wolf Lodge, Jenkinson's Beach and Boardwalk, and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, to name a few! Camp hours are 8:30am-4:30pm. Register now through your Community Pass account, or at the Rec Office. Fee is $225 per participant, per session (t-shirt included). More info on flyer.
Boys Basketball Camps
Three levels of camps are offered for different age groups. All camps are run by Coach Joe Ansaldi, RHS Boys Basketball Coach. For boys entering K-1st grade in September, three-day camp begins July 5; fee: $40. For boys entering 2nd-4th grade in September, four-day camp begins June 26th; fee: $75. For boys entering 5th-9th grade in September, two separate camp weeks are offered, each are 4.5 day programs: Session 1 starts July 10th, and Session 2 starts July 17th. Fee: $120 for first registration; $95 for each additional registration. T-shirt included for all camps. Check registration forms for more info: K-1st, 2nd-4th, 5th-9th.
Girls Basketball Camp
For girls entering 3rd-8th grade in September. This camp will be directed by Roxbury High School Girls Basketball Coach, Jessica Trotter, along with RHS Girls Basketball staff. Dates for camp are July 10-13, 9am-1pm at Lincoln Roosevelt School. Basketball skills and fundamentals will be stressed for each age group. Campers will participate in skills stations, skills competitions, team play and lectures on basketball fundamentals and sportsmanship. More info on registration form. Fee: $120 per participant, 2nd child is $100; includes t-shirt.
This camp is for kids entering grades 2-8 in September, and is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of wrestling at a pace suitable for a young child. Dates are Monday, July 17th-Thursday, July 20th, 9am-1pm in the Eisenhower Middle School Cafeteria. Interactive games and drills will be introduced to help young wrestlers develop the balance and agility necessary for wrestling. Most importantly, campers will be grouped according to weight and experience to ensure the best match-ups. Each group will have counselors to teach, guide, and direct them in the essential wrestling skills needed to be successful in the sport. More info on flyer. Fee: $125.
Roxbury Racers Swim Team
Join the team! This summer recreational swim team is made up of members from 5 to 18 years old, and swimmers’ abilities range from beginner to elite. Our team’s philosophy is to teach swimmers the fundamentals of competitive swimming in a safe environment, improve their technique, build team spirit, and, most importantly, make swimming fun. All swimmers must be members of Horseshoe Lake. New members are required to try out for the team. Register for the team at the Recreation Office on Saturday, May 20th, 10am to 12pm. More info in packet. Fee: $50.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Courses are now available. For information on classes offered, check out the link for a flyer. Register at the Recreation Office only.
- Lifeguard Review Course, June 10th, 17th, and 24th, ARC Lifeguard Review flyer
- Lifeguard Course and Waterfront Module, June 13th-June 26th, ARC Lifeguard June flyer
- Lifeguard Course and Waterfront Module, June 26th-July 14th, ARC Lifeguard June-July flyer
Lessons are offered at Horseshoe Lake for ages 3 through adults, at an amazingly low cost. Registration begins on June 1st at the Rec Office; all new registrants must be water tested before signing up. Special Saturday hours for water testing are on June 10th and June 17th, 10am-12pm at the Rec Office. Swim lessons begin on June 26th. More info in packet.
Water Exercise Class
Offered to ages 15 and up, at Horseshoe Lake. Held weekdays from June 26th-July 14th, at 12pm. Must be a member of Horseshoe Lake. No swimming ability required. Fee: $35.
Lego Summer Camp-Ages 5 to 6
Intro to STEM using LEGO Camp is August 14,-18, 9:00am - 12:00pm in the Teen Center at Roxbury Recreation. Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer designed projects such as Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Registration info on flyer. Fee: $145.
STEM Challenge using LEGO Camp-Ages 7 to 12
This camp is August 14-18, 1:00pm - 4:00pm in the Teen Center at Roxbury Recreation. Power on your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer designed projects such as Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level. Registration info on flyer. Fee: $145.
Day Camp-all sessions full at this time
All Roxbury and Mt. Arlington 1st through 6th graders are invited to register for this fun camp, held at the Roxbury Recreation Center and Horseshoe Lake Complex. There are seven sessions to choose, from June 26 to August 11th. Hours are 8:30am-4:30pm. Included in the camp are daily activities such as sports, games, arts & crafts, plus special trip dates to destinations like Tomahawk Lake, Mountain Creek, and Turtleback Zoo. Fee: $185 per participant, per week (t-shirt included). More info on flyer.
FALL 2017 PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES:
Jr. Gaels Football
For boys entering in 3rd through 8th grade as of September 2017. Practice will begin in August, and will be held Mondays through Thursdays throughout August. Games will begin in September, and run through early November. Registration opens on March 20th online and in-person at Roxbury Recreation. Deadline is June 17, 2017. Helmet, shoulder pads and uniform included; please supply football cleats (no screw-in cleats allowed). For additional information, please view flyer. Fee: $125; $250 for two children, $300 family max.
Roxbury Youth Ice Hockey
Registration is now open for the 2017-18 season. This program is open to boys and girls ages 4 through 16. Our teams play in the Morris County Youth Hockey League at Mennen Arena, and practice is held at Aspen Ice in Randolph. There are 18 regular season games against other teams in Morris County. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and a registration packet will be sent to you. More info on flyer and info packet.