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Holmdel Township Recreation NJ
May 30, 2018

Holmdel Recreation Offers Summer Programs and Events

By Joanne Colella

Holmdel Township Recreation NJ

Summer is heating up, and so is the lineup of activities offered by the Holmdel Office of Recreation. Take a look at some of what’s being planned and get ready to fill your calendar with summertime fun! To register for programs, camps, or special events, visit, call 732-946-2820, ext. 1225, or visit the Recreation Office at Holmdel Town Hall, located at 4 Crawfords Corner Road.


Take aim and test your marksmanship skills with instruction and equipment provided by Two Rivers Archers in these exciting archery programs.

Introduction to Archery

June 16, 23, 24, and 30 or July 28, August 4, 5, and 11

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

$129 for residents and $140 for non-residents

Intermediate Archery

June 16, 23, 24, and 30 or July 28, August 4, 5, and 11

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

$159 for residents and $170 for non-residents

Private Coaching

Available weeknights and Sundays

$75 per hour for residents and $85 per hour for non-residents

Contact Brian Rogers at

Semi-Private Coaching

June 23 and 30 or July 16 and 23

12 to 1 p.m.

$55 per hour for residents and $65 per hour for non-residents


Monday through Friday, July 2 through August 10 (no camp on July 4) at William R. Satz School

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Open to all Holmdel children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade, this terrific summer camp program features arts and crafts, games, activities, special events, theme weeks, field trips, and more. Trips include outings to Medieval Times, Middletown Sports Complex, bowling, and the Liberty Science Center. Special events will include Dinosaur Rocks, Fluff and Stuff Bears, and Aunt Selma’s Candy. Please note that registration for field trips requires an additional fee.

$300 for the first child and $265 for each additional child


Monday through Friday, August 20 through August 24 at Cross Farm Park

Experience more than 16 different sports from around the world, including soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, cricket, floor hockey, and more. All activities will take place in an atmosphere that promotes good sportsmanship, teamwork, and fun! This camp is presented by the U.S. Sports Institute, in conjunction with the Holmdel Recreation Department, and is open to all children age five to 11.

Full Day Option from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$220 for residents and $230 for non-residents

Half Day Option from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (mornings) or 12 to 3 p.m. (afternoons)

$190 for residents and $200 for non-residents


Petite Equestrian Program

Monday through Thursday, August 27 through August 30 at Bayonet Farm

9 to10:30 a.m.

Open to all children age three to six, this program, presented by PonyShare, will teach participants safety on and around ponies, grooming techniques, basic riding skills, and additional primary horsemanship skills. The program includes an exciting riding component, as each child will get to ride about 20 minutes and learn how to properly mount, dismount, hold the reins, and control the horse/pony at a walk and a few steps of trot. The sessions aim to help develop confidence and motor-coordination skills while providing a supportive, fun, non-threatening environment for the participants as well as social interaction between them. Parents/guardians must stay on location during the program. This is the perfect preparation for private or semi-private lessons for eager young aspiring equestrians or for subsequent, more advanced pony programs. In order to ensure sufficient individualized riding time, sessions are limited to approximately 10 participants.

$210 for residents and $220 for non-residents

Pony Grooming & Riding Program

Monday through Thursday, August 27 through August 30 at Bayonet Farm

10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Open to all children age seven to 13, this unique four-day program provides an exciting and inexpensive hands-on introduction to the wonderful world of equines in a fun-filled and supportive atmosphere. After reviewing safety rules, material previously covered, and learning a new subject matter, participants are assigned their size-related pony or cob and each small group works under the tutelage of a qualified and motivated counselor. Some of the horsemanship matters covered may include: safety on and around horses, basic anatomy, equine senses and body language, grooming, the tack and harness, English and Western styles, barn management, and careers in the industry. Participants also get to ride or drive their charges for about 20 minutes during each session. This program enhances teamwork, self-esteem, and camaraderie while helping develop a genuine appreciation and respect for the animal.

$255 for residents and $265 for non-residents


August 20 through 24 at Holmdel Town Hall, in the old library space

Presented by Drobots Company, “where technology meets fresh air,” this STEM program is for students age 9 to 15. It will include in-depth education and exploration of the drone industry, drone flight education, drone competitions in agility, design, speed, and accuracy, business and entrepreneurship applications and competition, coding and flight application, and search and rescue simulated missions. Special guest speakers from the industry will discuss drone uses in real estate, agriculture, search and rescue, and business.

$335 for residents and $355 for non-residents


Monday through Friday, August 6 through August 10 at Town Hall

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Does your child love music? Have they ever dreamed about being a DJ? If so, they won’t want to miss this brand new DJ camp, In the Mix with DJMenson. Participants will learn all about the music industry, including beat matching, scratching, and performing to a crowd. With all of the technical equipment provided, they will use a laptop, turntables, controller, and headphones to learn valuable tips and tricks of the trade. With more than 25 years in the industry, DJMenson will help participants develop their own unique style and create their very own brand. On the last day of camp, they will show off their talents as they star in their own performance. Open to all children age nine to 15.

$185 for residents and $200 for non-residents


Friday, June 15 through Saturday, June 16 at Bayonet Farm

This fun and memorable overnight campout is open to Holmdel girls in grades three through six and their dads. Enjoy outdoor games, line dancing, s’mores, and more! For details, call the Recreation Department at 732-946-2820, ext. 1225 or email

The Holmdel Recreation Office is located at Holmdel Town Hall, 4 Crawfords Corner Road. Contact them by phone at 732- 946-2820, ext. 1225, by email at, online at, or follow them on Facebook (Holmdel Township Recreation) and Instagram (@holmdelrec).