Woodcliff Lake Pool

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Pool Membership Promo - CLICK HERE

 

Woodcliff Lake Tennis Program

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CLICK HERE for Registration

 

Woodcliff Lake Summer Camp Algonquin 

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There is no question that the volunteer coaches are an essential part of our successful Recreation Sports programs. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated. In order to provide the best possible environment for our children please be aware of the following four (4) coaching requirements:


1. Rutgers Safety Course
2. Background Checks & Fingerprinting 
3. Concussion Awareness Certification
4. Model Athletic Code of Conduct

 

 

1. Rutgers Safety Course:

As a necessary step in the process of becoming a coach, the State of New Jersey requires that a coaching certification class be taken. For further information about this class, please go to the Rutgers Safety site http://youthsports.rutgers.edu/program-areas/volunteer-coaches Then click in the right column where you see "S.A.F.E.T.Y." for the Clinic Schedule and locations of upcoming coaches' clinics in your area.

 

2. Background Checks & Fingerprinting:

In order to provide the safest environment possible to the youth who participate in our town sports programs, The Recreation Commission has elected to institute criminal history record background checks on all potential volunteer coaches within the Recreation program. In mirroring what the Little League Association has already instituted, the Commission has taken this step to ensure that all volunteers who come in contact with our children under the direction of the Recreation Department are screened and approved for such service with children. In June of 2007 we began the process of requiring background checks for all volunteer candidates.

In order to have your fingerprints taken for these background checks, you must make an appointment to go to one of the IndentoG locations throughout New Jersey. To begin this process, please CLICK HERE. Scroll down to "Appointment Scheduling" on the NJ Universal Fingerprint form to make your appointment. 

REMINDER: A photo ID is required at the time of fingerprinting!!!

IMPORTANT: When you have had your fingerprints taken, please email gwiesner@oldtappan.net with the date of your appointment.



3. Concussion Awareness Certification:

Coaching Candidates must take a 30 minute on-line Concussion Awareness course.  Upon completion of the course you will receive a certification.  This is a one-time certification. 

please click on the following link to take this 30 minute course. Once completed, print out the Certificate of Completion and email to gwiesner@oldtappan.net.

 Click Here to take the Course



4. Model Athletic Code of Conduct

Volunteer candidates must read and acknowledge the State of NJ Model Athletic Code of Conduct.  Click Here to view and print this document.  Sign, date and email to: gwiesner@oldtappan.net

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns contact:
Gloria Wiesner, Recreation Director- at 201 664-1849 ext. 24

OLD TAPPAN RECREATION
SOCCER

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For Coaching Requirements - CLICK HERE


Contact Information: Cort Gwon
e-mail: cgwon@oldtappansoccer.com

Soccer is a great sport for children. It is generally not thought of as a physical sport with contact, yet it provides players with continuous action, lots of running and exercise, and a chance to interact with other players both on and off the field. It is also somewhat unique in that it doesn't isolate a particular individual and skill (such as batting in baseball, or foul shot in basketball) so that players of all skill levels can be combined together making it comfortable and enjoyable for all.

Old Tappan offers a variety of programs designed to accommodate and challenge everyone interested in playing, regardless of talent level. For the younger child, we have a program designed to introduce the sport and develop the basic skills required going forward. As the child gets older, there are a couple of options for play based on the child's level of interest and/or talent. While we encourage even the weakest players to continue to play and enjoy themselves every year, we also challenge and advance the best players to allow them to continue to grow and excel. A description of the programs can be found below.

Volunteerism is a big part of our program here in Old Tappan. We rely on parents to coach, provide administration, and to work the snack stands. Even if you have never played soccer, when you register please note the parent involvement area and indicate some level of support.


Fall Outdoor Soccer:


Old Tappan Recreation - Grade K
:

A program lasting 10 Saturdays that begins in early September and lasts until mid November. The sessions are run by a professional trainer along with parent volunteer coaches. The sessions are instructional in nature with a variety of skills being taught, mostly emphasizing ball handling skills. Boys and girls receive shirts that they can keep.


Old Tappan Recreation - Grades 1 & 2

A program lasting 10 Saturdays that begins in early September and lasts until mid November. Teams are formed in these combined age groups. A schedule of 10 games is given to each team for the season. Each team will have a weekly slot (1 hour and 15 minutes) on Saturday morning, which will consist of a 45 minute training session run by a professional trainer, followed by a 30 minute game against an opponent. The training sessions will emphasize ball handling and control and the games will emphasize team play, positioning, and game rules. Boys and gilrs receive shirts that they can keep.


Old Tappan Recreation - Grades 3 to 8

Also a program which runs from early September until mid November. The boys and girls are separated by gender and by school grades. The divisions are grades 3 and 4 together, grades 5 and 6 together, and grades 7 and 8 together. These groups are then separated into teams that have a ten game schedule and five professional training sessions per season. On weekends, they participate in games in a league which includes Norwood, Northvale, Harrington Park, Demarest, Emerson, and Haworth. Boys games are on Sundays and girls games are on Saturdays (to avoid conflicts with Club soccer). While these games are competitive and exciting to watch and play, there are no standings, no playoffs, and the children are provided ample and equal playing time on the field. Winning is an objective but not the focus.

Old Tappan Recreation registration for the fall season usually occurs in May/June before people disappear for the summer. Flyers are handed out in school, mailed to every resident, and a registration form can be found online at the borough website. Registrations should be received prior to July 1 and while it is not too late after that, on-time registrations often receive perks such as a discounted rate and/or free soccer camp announcements. Please do yourself a favor and register on time.


Northern Valley Soccer Club:

Created as a feeder program for the Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan, the 'Club' team was formed to mirror what many other communities have had for years. It is important to note that this is not an Old Tappan sponsored program but one that Old Tappan participates in and whose efforts we support. We encourage players to play in both the Recreation program and to try out for the Club program. Boys play on Saturday and girls on Sunday so as to avoid conflicts with the Recreation program. This program is more competitive in nature and requires an increased level of interest, talent, and commitment. Boys and girls are separated and the age groupings are broken out in one year increments. Beginning with U8, which means that a child can not turn eight prior to August 1, and going on through U16, U17, and even higher, this program competes in the Northern Counties Soccer League and plays games and tournaments in Northeast New Jersey. Trainers are hired to improve the knowledge of the game and the skill level of the players. With this program, winning is an important component and helps prepare players for high school and beyond. This program has try outs with some children being turned away, and carries a registration fee in excess of two hundred dollars. Registration information is also handed out in schools in May/June time frame.



Winter Indoor Soccer:


Old Tappan Recreation - Grades K, 1, & 2

Typically a program lasting 8 or 9 Saturdays that begins in early January and lasts until Mid March. The sessions are held in the Old Tappan school gyms and are played with a softer, yellow fuzzy ball. Each session has traditionally run one hour on Saturday afternoons sometime between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm to avoid conflict with basketball. At this age the sessions are instructional in nature with children gradually introduced to games. These sessions are again conducted amongst ourselves at this age. Based on the size of the groups, the children are usually separated by sex and by grade.


Old Tappan Recreation and PVISL - Grades 3 to 8

A program that runs from early December until Mid March (except for Christmas/New Year recess). The boys and girls are separated by school grades. The groupings are grades 3 and 4 together, grades 5 and 6 together, and grades 7 and 8 together. From each group a Travel Team is selected to play in the Pascack Valley Indoor Soccer League (PVISL). There is one boys team and one girls team selected from each group. The remaining players are then evenly split into teams to play in the co-ed recreation league. These teams practice once during the week. On weekends, they participate in games. Games can be anytime Saturday or Sunday as gym time is hard to come by during the winter.

PVISL: Games are generally against teams from Bergen County with our home games played in the high school gym. Games are competitive and the league keeps standings. The season finishes up with playoffs and trophies for the winners.

Recreation: The co-ed Rec games are against teams from Old Tappan, Norwood, Northvale, and Harrington Park, and are also played at the high school. While these games are competitive and exciting to watch and play, there are no standings, no playoffs, and the children are provided ample and equal playing time on the court.


Registration

Registrationfor the winter season usually occurs in October/November. Flyers are handed out in school, and a registration form can be found online at the borough web site. Registrations should be received prior to December 1 and while it is not too late after that, practice sessions for the 3rd through 8th graders begin the first week of December so again, please register on time.

Northern Valley Soccer Club:

While there is no schedule of games, some club teams play together in an indoor league or tournament over the winter.



Spring Outdoor Soccer:

Old Tappan Recreation has no official program for the spring or summer.

Northern Valley Soccer Club does participate in the Northern Counties Spring Schedule. Games are on Sundays.

OLD TAPPAN RECREATION
FOOTBALL

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For Coaching Requirements - CLICK HERE


Contact Information: Joe D'Amico
e-mail: joed@victoryprint.com

Recreation Liaison: Joe D'Amico
e-mail:



 

 

Program Fees & Overview

  • Flag Football is fun, easy to play and a stepping stone to the junior contact program
  • Builds teamwork and helps improve physical conditioning.
  • Runs from September to mid November
  • Kindergarten - $65, 1 ½ hr clinic on Saturday mornings, T-shirt provided by league
  • 1st Grade – $100, weekday practices & Sat games, jersey and pants provided by league
  • 2nd Grade - $100, weekday practices & Sat games, jersey and pants provided by league
  • Mouthpieces and Athletic Supporter/Cup are required and football cleats highly recommended

VOLUNTEER COACHES

We welcome parents interested in volunteering to help with our program. In order to assist in any coaching capacity, prospective volunteers must be approved to coach by fulfilling our Coaching Requirements: 

OLD TAPPAN RECREATION
BASKETBALL

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For Coaching Requirements - CLICK HERE


Contact Information: Kristen Zales - Old Tappan Basketball President
e-mail: kzales15@gmail.com


Basketball is one of our most popular sports in town. It is a sport that requires skills that we develop in our youngest players and continue through the 8th grade. The very nature of the sport includes jumping and running and use of fine motor skills in addition to the opportunities for social interaction with a child's peers; something they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. The Recreation program is for players of all skill levels and our coaches tailor each practice and skill based on the skill level of the players they are working with. While we encourage even the weakest players to continue to play and enjoy themselves every year, we also challenge and advance the best players to allow them to continue to grow and excel.

Volunteerism is a big part of our program here in Old Tappan. We rely on parents to coach, operate our scoreboards and scoring books, assist in registration, operate our snack bars in the summer season and help in overall administration of our program.


Winter Indoor Basketball

Old Tappan Recreation - Grades K, 1, & 2

Typically, a program lasts 8 Saturdays that begins in early December and ends in February. The sessions are held at the TBD School and are instructional in nature. A variety of skills are taught and the children are gradually introduced to game type situations. Boys and girls receive an Old Tappan Basketball T-Shirt that they can keep.


Old Tappan Recreation - Grades 3 to 8

This program begins in December and will run until early March with divisions as below:

 

Girls Grades 3/4 Boys Grades 3/4
Girls grades 5/6 Boys Grades 5/6
Girls Grades 7/8 Boys Grades 7/8

 

These groups are then separated into teams with one practice and one game each week. Equal playing time is stressed to all coaches. Games are officiated by High School players who graduated from our Recreation program. Playoffs are held at the end of each year as well as our Annual Skills Competitions Day. Each player receives a reversible tank top that can be kept.

Registration:

Old Tappan Recreation registration for the fall season usually occurs in October. Flyers are handed out in school, emailed to previous year participants, and a registration form can be found online at the Borough web site. Registrations should be received prior to November 1, and while it is not too late after that, on-time registrations often receive perks such as a discounted rate and pre-season basketball clinic announcements. Please do yourself a favor and register on time.


Old Tappan Winter Travel Basketball:

The "Travel" team offers qualified players an opportunity to compete at a higher level of competition. A player must be registered in our Recreation program to qualify to tryout for the "Travel" team. This program is more competitive in nature and requires an increased level of interest, talent, and commitment. Depending upon the interest, teams are fielded by grade from Boys Grade 3 through Grade 8 and Girls Grade 3 through Grade 8. The Boys teams compete in the Bergen Travel Basketball League and the Girls teams compete in the Northern Bergen/Passaic Travel Basketball League. With this program, winning is an important component and helps prepare players for high school and beyond. This program has try-outs with some children being turned away, and carries a registration fee in addition to the Recreation Basketball fee. Competition is among towns in Bergen County and travel is required for away games.


Summer Outdoor Basketball

This has always been a popular program in our town. Registration is held in May. Teams are formed as follows:

Girls Grades 3/4 Boys Grades 3/4
Girls grades 5/6 Boys Grades 5/6
Girls Grades 7/8 Boys Grades 7/8

Play is against other towns in our area. Some travel is required. There is a separate fee for Summer Basketball. The season begins in Mid June and extends through the month of July. Home games at Stone Point Park are a fun setting with large crowds watching all the games.

OLD TAPPAN RECREATION
BASEBALL / SOFTBALL

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For Coaching Requirements - CLICK HERE


Contact Information: 

Baseball - Doug Zimmerman- dougezimmerman@gmail.com

Softball - TBD

 


Baseball and Softball are two very popular sports in Old Tappan. The main goal of the Old Tappan Baseball and Softball Association is to provide a fun safe environment in which the children of Old Tappan learn to play the game of baseball/softball. The volunteer coaches are expected to lead by example and to and demonstrate the importance of respect for each other; as well as for coaches, opponents, and umpires. Good sportsmanship at all times is required and is an essential part of our approach in Old Tappan. We expect parental support in reinforcing these values as members of the OTBSA.

Volunteerism is an integral part of our program. We rely on parents to coach, keep score, communicate team activities, work the snackstands, and help with the overall administration of our program.


RECREATION BASEBALL/SOFTBALL LEAGUE

The Recreation Program is for players of all skill levels and is enjoyed by over 400 boys and girls from Kindergarten thru 8th Grade. They learn to play and have fun within an atmosphere that is Safe and Supportive. In this program, the coaching emphasis is primarily on teaching the fundamental skills of the sport and communicating the concept of team play. Recreation Teams will play other Old Tappan teams and/or teams from the surrounding towns. Practices are structured towards helping players improve their fielding, throwing, batting, and baserunning skills within this team setting. Parents should be aware that equal play time for all players is mandatory and coaches are instructed to formulate line-ups which reflect this equal play time philosophy. This coaching philosophy gives each child, regardless of skill level, an opportunity to play different positions throughout the season. Parents should also be aware that safety is always our utmost concern, and positioning may sometimes be a consideration when positioning a child in order to avoid putting a child at risk of injury.  

 

The Recreation season begins with indoor clinics/practices leading to outdoor practices and games which continue until June. The separate divisions are listed below:



Baseball Divisions

Softball Divisions

Knickerbocker – 7th and 8th Grades

Senior – 7th and 8th Grades

Major – 5th and 6th Grades

Junior – 5th and 6th Grades

Minor – 3rd and 4th Grades

Sophomore – 3rd and 4th Grades

Pee Wee – 1st and 2nd Grades

Freshman – 1st and 2nd Grades

T- Ball - Kindergarten

T-Ball - Kindergarten


Once registered, children are placed on teams within their Division in order to formulate balanced teams based on skill levels. These teams practice and play games at our town baseball/softball fields and/or surrounding town fields.

Registration:

Jan-Feb:

Regular fee applies

March 1st:

Additional Late fee

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL

 

&

 

RAGAMUFFIN PARADE

  

2019 

 




 

 

OLD TAPPAN

CAMP SERENDIPITY 2019


July 8th- July 25th

Monday- Thursday 9am- 1pm

  

 

Counselor Application  - CLICK HERE  

To Register for Camp: CLICK HERE 

For Camp & TGA Sports Info T.B.A.

 

Camp Location: Stone Point Park

Eligible: Entering K - 6th Grade

Fee: $225 per Camper

Sign Up By: June 15, 2019 (late fees apply after that)

 

  

Some Important Notes About Camp Serendipity

 

 Outdoor Location

All of our programs will be held outside. We will have many shaded areas…water stations and a cooling off station set up throughout the park. Campers will be encouraged to take frequent water breaks throughout the day….to stay in shaded areas when assigned to do so…. and to cool off at a cooling station as needed each day.

Please be aware that Stone Point Park will be closed to the public during all Camp hours. Once Campers have been dropped off in the AM, the parking lot entrance will be closed and signs will be posted throughout the park indicating that the Park (and playground) is not open to the public until after 1:30pm each day that camp is in session.

 

Inclement Weather Conditions
In the event we experience weather conditions which make it unsafe for Campers to be outside two scenarios could take place:

         ADVANCED NOTICE RAIN RE-LOCATION- NEW THIS YEAR -FRIDAYS WILL BE RESERVED FOR RAIN DATE- IF RAIN DAY LOCATION CAN NOT SUPPORT ALL OF OUR CAMPERS. 

  
Anticipated inclement weather may cause us to cancel camp at Stone Point Park prior to the start of camp and to relocate to Northern Valley High School gym . If this determination is made, it will be done as early as possible either the night before or, at the latest, in the morning before the start of camp.

You will be contacted via email (the email you supplied when registering with community pass) if the park will be closed for the day.


Day of Decision - Rain Re-Location
If we have begun camp activities and unanticipated dangerous weather begins, camp will have to be canceled for the day if conditions are not expected to pass and outdoor play is deemed unsafe, Parents will then be notified to pick campers up from Camp.

You will be contacted using email alert system via the lightning detection system. This system relies solely on the email address you indicate on Community Pass when you register your child. It is imperative that you accurately enter your email address as directed on Community Pass in order to ensure receipt of the email alert.  UPON RECEIPT OF THIS EMAIL, YOUR CHILD MUST BE PICKED UP IMMEDIATELY AS CONDITIONS AT THE PARK HAVE BEEN DEEMED UNSAFE

Keep in Mind:

§  Parents are encouraged to monitor the weather conditions to avoid delayed pick up of the campers. Although we do have some shelter, it is limited and is not ideal for extended periods of time.

§  If camp is canceled…Counselors will remain responsible to ensure the safety of campers until parents arrive. Please do not take your children home until they have been signed out by their Counselor….it is important that parent’s adhere to the regular pick procedures.

§  If weather conditions are mild and shows signs of passing, campers may be brought under the pavilion temporarily until the conditions pass and camp activities may be resumed. This would only occur when no lightning has been detected by our alert system


 

Drop Off: 9 AM

§  FIRST DAY OF CAMP- Accompany your child to one of two entrances to the Park where tables will be set up. Staff will then direct parents to their child’s Camp group

§  THEREAFTER- Campers/Parents may proceed to their Group each morning to sign in on the Basketball Court and will sit with their Counselor/Group until activities get started

 Be sure your child is checked off as "present" each day by the Counselor before you leave

 


Pick Up: 1PM

Parent should arrive after 12:55 and proceed to the Basketball. 

§  If anyone, other than a parent, is picking up your child, a note MUST be sent to your child’s Counselor naming the individual to pick up the child. The Counselor will release a child only after the individual has identified him/herself properly to the Counselor. All Counselors have been instructed that no Camper is to be released to anyone other than a parent/guardian without a written note.

 

§  If an early pick-up is needed, please send a note to the Counselor; we will do our best to ensure that the camper is prepared to leave early.  In an emergency, contact one of the Camp Supervisors to locate your child as quickly as possible. Be sure your child’s counselor has had an opportunity to note that you have picked up your child early.

 

Allergies

Limited food will be served during camp and Counselors are each given a list of allergies (food and environmental) that parents have indicated for their child at registration. We may occasionally elect to offer Campers small snacks or treat. If treats are added to our current list, parents will be notified in advance, to avoid any allergy issues that may present a problem for your child.  You may request an ingredient list at any time.

As of today the only scheduled treats are:

¨    Sno Cones 

¨    Ice Pops


 

Items Needed Each Day

Please send your child to camp each day with: 

  • Sancks - snack / beverage in disposable bag

  • Water- A re-usable water bottle as hydration is necessary throughout the day

  • Footwear- Sneakers (or other covered footwear) are highly recommended. Activities will take place outside and are extremely active

  • Dress- Campers will have Arts and Crafts every day and will be playing on baseball fields and in the grass…..please make sure children are prepared to get dirty when they come to camp... 

 

Clearly label ALL items with Campers name & grade*

 

A Note About Dogs
For the safety of the children, dogs are prohibited on the premises before, during, and after the camp hours.

 

Camper Rules
Below you will find a copy of our Camp Rules. Please go over these rules with your child so that they are aware of their responsibly as a Camper.

 

We want to allow the Campers to enjoy this opportunity with their friends to be in a relaxed and fun filled environment. But we do need to emphasize to our Campers the need to observe Camp rules.

 

 Supervision of Campers

 §   If you have any questions problems, or concern about your child while at Camp, do not hesitate to contact your child's Senior Counselor.

§  If your concerns are not adequately addressed with the Senior Counselor or if you are not comfortable discussing a particular issue with your Senior Counselor, please contact the recreation Director either via e-mail or phone. 

§  I will address any issues that arise with the Campers immediately in order to avoid an escalating problem.

   

Camp Supervisors

Camp Director: Deena O’Rourke 914 374-2224

Camp Assistant Director: Diana Morrissey

Recreation Director: Gloria Wiesner gwiesner@oldtappan.net

 

 

*** Camp Rules-For Camp Serendipity Campers ***
 

Be considerate and respectful of others in what you say and do.

Respect other Campers and Counselors as you would want them to respect you.

 

THERE WILL BE NO:

  • Excluding of other Campers from any activities

  • Hurtful words to others

  • Disruptive or Disrespectful behavior

    This behavior is ultimately destructive to the Camp and its goal of providing a safe, fun and relaxed atmosphere for the children. It will not be tolerated by our Counselors or Supervisors.

    Cooperate with other Campers and enjoy the opportunity to support and encourage one another. Interact with new friends over the summer.

    Follow the instructions/directions of your Counselor while at Camp, they are in charge of your safety. Do not wander off from your Group and do not go anywhere while at Camp without a Counselor.

    Campers are to clean up after themselves at all times….they will not be permitted to leave debris in the Park and will be reminded of their responsibility to pick up after themselves  Please talk to your campers about this as we have had a difficult time with the condition of the park left by campers snack bag messes.

    No Cell phones or electronic devices of any kind are permitted during camp hours.

    Do not bring extra items from home as they could be easily lost and are not needed during the camp day.

     

    FAILURE OF A CAMPER TO FOLLOW THESE RULES WILL BE GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL FROM THE CAMP 

 

 

This year Town Day 2019 has been combined with

Old Tappan's 125th Anniversary Celebration

 

October 19, 2019


Emergency Services Annual Superhero 5k
Stone Point Park
8:30am-11:00pm
Register Today!

Anniversary Celebration
Stone Point Park
12pm-4pm

HISTORIC CELEBRATION EVENTS
Step back in time.....see what Old Tappan was like 125 years ago.....
Opening of our Time Capsule and a full day of nostalgic fun events
Rides, Field Games, Demonstration, Performers….and delicious Food Trucks
(Angry Archie’s/Empanadas Lady/Ben & Jerry’s and local favorite….Meatheads BBQ)
CORN HOLE TOURNAMNT-TEAMS OF 2 SIGN UP THAT DAY
The Hoboken Nine to play vintage "old rules" baseball game vs. OT Coaches!!!
CDW/TBD band/choir & NVHS Acapella Group will provide music throughout the day
Take an Historic Hay Rides around the Park!!!

Fireworks
Old Tappan Golf Course
6pm - 9pm

 

 

 

THANK YOU to the following list of contributors for helping make Town Day such a terrific success

CLICK HERE for Ride & Activities Contributors

CLICK HERE for Food Contributors

CLICK HERE for all the other various Contributors

CLICK HERE for Contributing Organizations

CLICK HERE - for Fireworks Contributors

 

 

 

 

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