Municipal Offices
48 Washington Street
South River, NJ 08882
732-257-1999

Click here to register to receive Borough e-mail notices
Register to Receive
Borough E-Mail Notices

< Back to Department of Parks & Recreation

Department of Parks & Recreation

Summer Rec is back! This year's program will run 5 weeks, from July 9th - August 10th, held Monday through Friday at the South River High School gym. We've listened to feedback and have several improvements to improve the offerings!

Sign up fast! Enrollment limited to the first 200 children.

We offer a free Morning program running from 9 a.m. through noon each day. In addition we also offer an "Extended Day Program", running from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day. We've partner with the Raritan Valley YMCA to come up with a unique and attractive solution for those parents seeking summer programs for their children that span the entire work day. We believe the extended day program will be a very attractive program for families within the borough and look forward to developing more ways to provide fun recreation offerings to families in South River.


What to expect? Download the full brochure to read all the details. Here's the gist:

Morning Program

  • Morning Program is the same great program as each year and runs from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • A dedicated Camp Director will be on site each day
  • Trained staff will oversee campers and keep children safe and having fun.
  • A variety of activities, sports, and arts and crafts will be offered.
  • Children will engage with other South River residents and learn social skills.

Morning Program

    Extended Day Program children can be dropped off at 7:30 a.m.
  • At noon, a licensed bus company will arrive and safely transport campers to the Raritan Valley YMCA in East Brunswick
  • On Field Trip days, children will depart from South River at 9:00 a.m. on the same licensed bus.
  • Extended day campers will integrate with Raritan Valley YMCA programming that ranges from swimming, trips, classes, sports, and other activities. Read the brochure for full details.
  • Extended Day Program camp session ends at 5:00 p.m. but aftercare supervision is available at no additional cost until 7:00 p.m.
  • Extended Day Program costs $215 per week (per child).

How to sign up?

How does it work? We're aiming to make sign up as easy as possible. Here's what you need to do in 5 easy steps:

  1. Decide whether you want to enroll your child(ren) in the morning program, or in the extended day program.
  2. Once decided, download the form or sign up online.
  3. If registering for the morning program, you only need to fill out the "Morning Program Registration" and return it to the Department of Parks & Recreation along with a copy of a report card from the 2017/2018 school year. Please fill out one form per child.
  4. If registering for the Extended Day Program, fill out both the "Morning Program Registration" and the "Extended Day Registration" and return it to the Department of Parks & Recreation. Include a copy of a report card from the 2017/2018 school year and a check, made payable to "Raritan Valley YMCA" for the appropriate deposit amount as determined by the form.
  5. We will do the rest. You will receive a receipt confirming registration in the program.
  6. There are no more steps.

Applications can be picked up at the recreation office. Students must maintain good academic standing in order to be considered for employment


Recreation Sign Up Summer Rec Our Public Spaces Field Use Request Report a concern using REPORT•it Button Tree & Bench Dedications