BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Registration is under way for the Bernards school district's longstanding Elementary Summer Activities Program, offering classes for kindergarten through Grade 5 in courses that range from Inventor's Workshop and Party Like A Princess, to Improv and Dinosaur Discoveries.

Summer Activity courses are designed to provide fun, challenging and exciting learning opportunities that capitalize on the different “intelligences” of children, according to the school district. These courses are offered to any elementary student (K-5) in the district. Instructors are certified teachers within the Bernards Township school system.

All courses are held between 10:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. on Monday through Thursdays, for two weeks, at the Mount Prospect School, 111 Hansom Road, in The Hills section of Basking Ridge.

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Parents can pay online, but must still complete a paper registration. Information on registration and details on the classes are online at the school website. 

Each course runs for an hour on the first four days of the week. The exception will be the first week, which will begin on Tuesday, July 5, and continue through that Friday, July 8. A lunch break will be held 12:45-1:15 for students. If your child will be attending the program during this time, please send your child with a lunch/snack. No lunch will be served. 

The dates for each session are as follows:

Session 1:
Week 1: Tuesday, July 5 to  Friday, July 8

Week 2: Monday, July 11 to Thursday, July 14

Session 2:
Week 1: Monday, July 18 to Thursday, July 21 

Week 2: Monday, July 25 to Thursday, July 28

Tuition is $135 per student for each eight-day course. The school is encouraging parents to make make payments online.

To make online payments go to www.bernardsboe.com, click on the parents tab, then click on the payments tab on the next page and then select the Summer Activities Program. Payments may be made by credit card or electronic check. There is a $2 fee per transaction for online payment. 

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and will close once a course is filled; parents are encouraged to send in registration as soon as possible.

Students may select as many as four courses in Session 1 and four courses in Session 2 for a total of eight courses. 

More details are online. 

Program Director is Mrs. Sloan Scully, Assistant Principal, Cedar Hill School ,sscully@bernardsboe.com.