Recreation Newsletter June/July/Aug 2024

Borough of Wanaque Recreation Newsletter

June/July/August 2024

A message from your Recreation Director

Can you believe we are at the end of the school year already? Summer is just around the corner.

Recreation is working on a full summer of activities and programs for all ages. The last few pages of this newsletter are the monthly calendar (June-Aug) with all of our activities. As usual, I am always working on new events or programs so I may add something but you will not find it on the paper calendar.

The best way to keep up to date with all of our current events would be to go on our recreation web site (wanaquerecreation.com) and look under events. Everything will be on this calendar.

I want to “Thank” all of our volunteer directors and coaches for this past September through June sports calendar, for all the hard work they put in to make our programs a success. Without all of you, we would not have any programs for the children to join.

I want to “Thank” all of the recreation commissioners, especially Rec Chairman, Remy Bernardon and Rec Secretary Maryann Brindisi, for all of their hard work helping plan and run events and programs along with me.

Enjoy your summer and be safe!!!

Paul Johannemann Recreation Director

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Come out and support our Veterans as we march up Ringwood Ave on Monday May27th. The parade will start at 10am sharp. If anyone would like to march with us or put a vehicle or motorcycle in the lineup, we are setting up at Arrow Metals parking lot at 9:30am. God Bless our Veterans!

National Night Out

On Tuesday August 6th, join us in meeting your Wanaque Police Department as we celebrate our Wanaque National Night Out. Memorial Field from 6pm-9pm

Music, games, food and more!

A message from your Recreation Chairman

For many families, Spring is a time for envisioning and planning for Summer. Whether it’s planting seeds with the expectation of flowers or vegetables, looking at travel websites planning for vacations, or getting on Wanaque’s registration web site to register for Summer and Fall activities- and we do have many to choose from.

For families we have the Yankee Game and we just had a Mets game, and in this newsletter, we will be announcing the summer schedule- concerts in the park, movie nights, and Wanaque National Night Out.

For adults, we have Broadway trips, and we’ll shortly be announcing our summer fitness class schedule. In the late summer we’ll open registration for adult pickleball.

For children, while baseball and softball are being played, a few days remain to register your children for summer camp-Camp in the Q. Two significant changes we made this year are the flexibility to pick whichever days parents want to send their children to camp, and offering several exciting trips, some of which have no extra cost. While registering for camp, don’t forget to register your children for our fall sports. Registration is open for Field Cheer and Football, and Rec Soccer registration opens May 15th.

Remy Bernardon

Warriors Field Cheer

The New Era of Field Cheer is Here

Season starts on August 12, 2024 @ Memorial Field

You must be registered by June 3rd for new uniforms

Register on our Blue Sombrero web site

For more information, please contact Amanda Sensale at wanaquefieldcheer@gmail.com

Cheer Camp

July 8th – 12th 6pm-8pm

This week-long camp will help all cheerleaders of all skill levels

Each level will learn a small routine to showcase at the end of the week

Camp is NOT mandatory, however strongly encouraged

To attend camp, you MUST be registered for cheer

Warrior Football

Flag Football-$35

Flex Football-regular fee $100

*$125 if you register after June 30th

All other divisions-regular fee is $210

*Reduced to $185 before May 31st

*$260 if you register after June 30th

There is a $10 discount for each additional child in the family

To register go to the Blue Sombrero web site

Wanaque Warriors Football Community Event

Sunday night under the lights “Punt, Pass, Kick” & meet and greet

June 23rd 2024 6pm-9pm

Memorial Field

Flag Football Tournament for ages 7-9, 10-12, 13-14

Registration: $10 per person

Teams of 4

20-minute running clock

Live music with DJ Big Dave

Food: Burgers/Hot Dogs/Snow Cones

Basketball Report

We had 11 teams this year for Rec basketball. All teams had games scheduled this year with Ringwood Rec as well. We also ran a single elimination playoff bracket at the end of the season. The 7/8 Boys Blue team and 5/6 Girls Green team won their playoffs. Our Annual Rec All-Star day was a great day of fun as well.

We had 10 teams this year for Travel basketball. Our boys’ teams play in the NJJBL league and four teams made the playoffs. Two teams made it through the first round. Our girls’ teams play in the NWBP league and three teams made the playoffs with our 7th grade girls team winning the championship. They will get a championship banner hung in St Francis Gym. We are looking to start new teams for boys and girls in 3rd and 4th grade next season. If your child is interested and/or you are interested in coaching please reach out to us at info@ wanaquebasketball.com

Rec basketball plays Dec- March with registration opening in Oct/Nov 2024. Travel basketball plays Oct-March with registration opening Sept/Oct 2024.  Both programs are open to boys/girls in 3-8 grades.   1st & 2nd graders can sign up for an 8 week Saturday morning clinic that runs Jan-Feb, registration opens in Oct/Nov 2024.  Volunteer coaches always needed!   

We will be looking to add some extra opportunities for skill development in the off season. So be sure to check out our website, wanaquebasketball.com for more info in the coming months.

WANAQUE BASKETBALLS SPEED AND AGILITY CLINIC

Starting Friday June 7th 6pm-7:30pm

Wanaque Recreation Center Gym

4-week program/ $40 (June 7,14,21,28)

To register go to:wanaquebasketball.com

Over this past year, I have heard of so many negative stories or incidents with players and or parents at YOUTH sporting events. We all need to be reminded of why we are attending or playing the sport. Please read the below Code

Parents have a responsibility to their children. Show unwavering support in particular, positive reinforcement for your child’s performance and effort. Be positive role models including showing proper sportsmanship at all times refraining from negativity

 

 

 

THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN THE WANAQUE CODE OF CONDUCT BUT HAS THE SAME MEANING: PLEASE READ:

PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT

Youth sports play a vital role in encouraging physical, social and emotional growth of children.  It is therefore essential for parents, coaches and officials to encourage their youth players to embrace the values of good sportsmanship, discipline and character development.  All compliance infractions will be reviewed by the Executive Board for appropriate actions.

  •   Be a good sport (win or lose), be honest, fair and always show good sportsmanship to all coaches, players, officials and fans.
  •   Learn the value of commitment to the team.
  •   Put personal goals aside for the betterment of the team.
  •   Show courtesy and respect to all teammates, parents, opponents and coaches.
  •   Realize that athletic contests, including practice sessions are educational experiences and opportunities.
  •   Players will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct.
  •   Players will not engage in rude behavior on or off the field.
  •   Players will treat everyone, including coaches, parents, players and officials with respect regardless of race, creed, color, nationality or gender.
  •   Have fun!

PARENT/VOLUNTEER CODE OF CONDUCT

Parents are vital to the development of young athletes. Whether sitting in the stands or helping out as a volunteer, parents must set a positive example. Parents and adults involved in youth sports should be models of good sportsmanship and lead by example on and off the playing field. All compliance infractions will be reviewed by the Recreation Commission for appropriate actions(1).

  • Give constructive criticism during a private moment, never in front of other parents, players, officials, spectators, etc.
  • Support your coach, and refrain from excessive “sideline coaching” from the stands.
  • Refrain from using profanity.
  • Abide by doctor’s decision in all matters of players health and injuries, and physical ability to play.
  • Accept the decisions of officials on the field as being fair and called to the best ability of the officials. Parents must stay off the field and remain under control in order to set a good example for players and other spectators.
  • Do not criticize an opposing team, its players, fans, coaches or team, by words or gestures.
  • Support the coaches, players and officials and help teach the value of commitment to the teams, sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and fair play.
  • Inappropriate behavior is cause for immediate ejection from the stands. Repeat offenses will result in being barred from future games and league sponsored activities.
  • Parents will not encourage their child, or any other person, to engage in unsportsmanship like conduct with any coach, parent, player, participants, officials or any other attendee.
  • All Volunteers must adhere to the Wanaque Recreation Commissions Code of Conduct

We ask that all families review this Policy against Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying with their children. Together we can ensure that all of our children and participants have a better understanding of the issue and can help make all programs enjoyable for everyone

Wanaque prohibits and will not tolerate acts of harassment, intimidation and bullying (including cyber-bullying). “Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents that:

  1. Is reasonably perceived as being motivated by either any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability; or
  2. By any other distinguishing characteristic; and that
  3. Takes place in relation to any program function or team; and that
  4. A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a player or damaging the player’s property, or placing a player in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his/her person or damage to his/her property; or
  5. Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any player or group of players; or
  6.   Creates a hostile environment for the player by interfering with a player’s participation or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the player.

Notification of any alleged harassment, intimidation or bullying shall be made to the affiliated Coach or Director or Board Member. The procedure for remediation will be as follows:

  1. If the Coach of the alleged victim is notified, the Coach is obligated to report the allegation to the Director responsible for said sport or Rec Commissioner
  2. The Director or Commissioner will gather all pertinent information in a fair, respectful and confidential manner regarding the alleged harassment, intimidation or bullying and review with both the accuser and the accused.
  3. The Director or Commissioner will evaluate and offer an opinion to the Wanaque Rec Commission for a Vote – this could result in penalties, up to and including expulsion, or suspension from the program for the coach depending upon the infraction.
  4. Upon a vote from the Wanaque Rec Commission, the accused will be notified of the Board’s position and the appropriate action will be followed.
June
2024
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 Recreation Events and Programs  
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 Head to Toe 10:30 Chair Yoga 12pm Adult Pickleball 7:30pmPrimary Election Rec Center ClosedZumba Gold 10am Tai Chi 12pm Yoga 7:15pm Adult Open Gym 8pm-10pmZumba 6pm Adult Ping Pong 7-9pmAdult Pickleball 12-1:30pm Basketball Speed and Agility Clinic 6-7:30 Rec Center 
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 Head to Toe 10:30am Chair Yoga 12pm Adult Pickleball 7:30pmYoga 6pmZumba Gold 10am Tai Chi 12pm Yoga 7:15pm Adult Open Gym 8-10pmZumba 6pm Adult Poker night 7-10pmAdult Pickleball 12-1:30pm Basketball Speed and Agility Clinic 6-7:30 Rec Center 
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 Head to Toe 10:30am Chair Yoga 12pm Adult Pickleball 7:30pmYoga 6pmZumba Gold 10am Tai Chi 12pm Yoga  7:15pm Adult Open Gym 8-10pmYankees Game 4pm (sold out) Zumba 6pm Adult Ping Pong 7-9pmAdult Pickleball 12-1:30pm Basketball Speed and Agility Clinic 6-7:30pm Rec Center 
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 Head to Toe 10:30am Chair Yoga 12pm Adult Pickleball 7:30pmYoga 6pmZumba Gold 10am Tai Chi 12pm Yoga 7:15pm Adult Open Gym 8-10pmZumba 6pm Adult Poker night 7-10pmBasketball Speed and Agility Clinic 6-7:30pm Rec Center 
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JULY
2024
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 Youth Open Gym 9am-11:30am Chair Yoga 12pmYouth Open Gym 10am-1pm Yoga 6pmZumba Gold 10am Youth Open Gym 11am-2pm Adult Open Gym 7-9pmIndependence Day Happy B Day AmericaRec Center Closed 
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 Rec Center ClosedRec Center ClosedRec Center ClosedRec Center Closed Ping Pong in the Park 6pm-8pm @ Back BeachRec Center Closed 
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 Rec Center Closed Family Pickleball Family Frisbee Golf Both 6pm-9pm and Both at Back Beach  Rec Center Closed   St Francis CarnivalRec Center Closed   St Francis CarnivalRec Center Closed Ping Pong in the Park 6-8pm @ Back Beach St Francis CarnivalRec Center Closed   St Francis Carnival      St Francis Carnival
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      St Francis CarnivalHead to Toe 10:30am Chair Yoga 12pm Youth Open Gym 1pm-3pm Family Pickleball and Family Frisbee Golf 6-9pm Back BeachYouth Open Gym 10am-1pm Yoga 6pmZumba Gold 10am Youith Open Gym 11am-2pm Adult Open Gym 7-9pmYouth Open Gym 10am-1pm Ping Pong in the Park 6-8pm @ Back Beach Family Indoor Movie 6:30pm @ Rec Center  Rec Center Closed 
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 Head to Toe 10:30am Chair Yoga 12pm Youth Open Gym 1-3pmYoga 6pm Indoor Kids Movie (up to age 10) 7:15pmYouth Open Gym 10am-1pm Adult Open Gym 7-9pm   
       
       
AUGUST
2024
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    Youth Open Gym 10am-1pm Ping Pong in the Park 6-8pm @ Back BeachRec Center Closed 
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 Head to Toe 10:30am Chair Yoga 12pm Family Pickleball/Family Frisbee Golf 6-9pm  Back BeachYouth Open Gym 10am-1pm Yoga 6pm National Night Out 6-9pm Memorial FieldZumba Gold 10am Yoiuth Open Gym 11am-2pm Adult Open Gym 7-9pmYouth Open Gym 10am-1pm Ping Pong in the Park 6-8pm @ Back BeachRec Center Closed 
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 Head to Toe 10:30am Chair Yoga 12pm Family Pickleball/Family Frisbee Golf 6-9pm Back BeachYouth Open Gym 10am-1pm Yoga 6pm Indoor Kids Movie (up to age 10) 7:15pm @ Rec CenterZumba Gold 10am Youth Open Gym 11am-2pm Adult Open Gym 7-9pmYouth Open Gym 10am-1pm Concert in the Park 7:30-9:30 Back Beach Joe Gilligan-Action Park 80’sRec Center Closed 
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 Head to Toe 10:30am Chair Yoga 12pmYouth Open Gym  10am-1pm Yoga 6pmZumba Gold 10am Youth Open gym 11am-2pm Adult Open Gym 7-9pmYouth Open Gym 10am-1pmRec Center Closed 
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 Youth Open gym 10am-1pm Family Pickleball/ Family Frisbee Golf 6-9pm Back BeachYouth Open gym 10am-1pm Family Indoor Movie Night 6:30pm @ Rec CenterYouth Open Gym 10am-1pm Adult Open Gym 7-9pmYouth Open Gym 10am-1pm Ping Pong in the Park 6-8pm Bacvk Beach DJ Joe in the park 6pm-8pm Back Beach It’s an Island Luau PartyRec Center Closed 
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SeptemberLabor Day