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Summit Community Programs Department Details Fall, Winter Programs

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Department of Community Programs fall and winter program line-up has been announced, offering a kaleidoscope of kids activities along several initiatives geared toward teens, adults and seniors. Due to the construction shutdown of the current Summit Community Center, located at 100 Morris Avenue, the programs will held at multiple locations across the Hilltop City.

Daytime programs for children ages 2-5, include Parent & Me Multi Sports Squirts, Squirts Multi Sports, and Squirts Lacrosse, and will be held throughout the fall at Wilson Park, located at 14 Beekman Terrace. Participants will experience fun activities and games in a structured learning environment.

After-school programs, for children in grades K-8, will be held throughout the fall and winter at Pilgrim Baptist Church, located at 77 Morris Avenue. Participants can choose from a variety of hands-on programs, including Fashion Passion, Schoolhouse Chess, Inventive Investigations, Mission: Code – Coding for Kids, Young Magicians, and Lego Robotics.

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The Tennis Recreation Program will be held throughout the fall at the Tatlock Tennis Courts, located at 26 Butler Parkway. Foundation Tennis is available to children in grades K-8, and is designed to introduce beginners to the fundamentals of tennis. Development Tennis is available to children in grades 3-5, and is ideal for intermediate and advanced players looking to enhance their skills.

The Volleyball Program will be held throughout the fall and winter at the Jefferson School Gym, located at 110 Ashwood Avenue. This program is being offered for children in grades 3-8 as well as high school students and adults. Participants will learn the fundamentals of volleyball. All skill levels are welcome.

The Department of Community Programs also offers the 'Share the Fun Club', a free after-school program for Summit residents in grades 3-8 that features homework help, arts and crafts, and other activities with full supervision from 3-4:30 p.m. Registration is required. The Monday-Friday program will be held at St John’s Lutheran Church, located at 587 Springfield Avenue. The Monday, Wednesday, and Friday program will be held at Pilgrim Baptist Church. The 'Share the Fun Club' runs throughout the 2017-18 school year.

Due to the Community Center construction, limited senior activities will be available throughout 2017-18. Gentle Chair Yoga will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church; T’ai Chi and Mahjong will be held at Pilgrim Baptist Church. All programs are available free of charge to members of the Summit Seniors Club, whose cost is $10 per year for residents and $50 per year for non-residents.

For registration information and more details on all DCP programs including class dates, times, and fees, please visit summitcommunityprograms.com or call 908-277-2932.

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