Verona Recreation Announces 2013 Spring Schedule

Verona Recreation would like to announce its spring 2013 program lineup. The Recreation Department is offering children an assortment of options this spring with 20 different programs.

Selected spring favorites include programs like:

Junior and Senior Soccer Squirts: Fridays at 1:30pm for the Junior Squirts or 3:30pm for the Senior Squirts.  Junior Squirts includes children ages 3-5 and Senior Squirts is for children 5-7.  The cost of the 6 week program is $60.

Tennis: There is a tennis program available for children in 1st grade all the way up to 8th grade.  These programs are broken up by grade and are held on different days. On the other hand, Tennis Tots is for younger children ages 4 and 5.  All of these programs run for 6 weeks at a cost of $65.

Track: The track program is one of the most popular and includes events like long jump, turbo javelin, 100-1600 meter dashes and the 4x100 relay.  This program meets on Mondays and Thursdays and concludes with dual track meets.  Children in grades K-3 meet from 5:45-6:30pm while the participants in grades 4-8 meet from 6-7:00pm.  This extensive program runs at a cost of $40 per child.

Verona Recreation is also eager to introduce hiking into the lineup this spring season. The Hilltop Reservation has developed some great hiking trails with varying difficulty and the recreation department is seeking to take advantage of this exceptional outdoor space. Two new hiking programs have been created to target children looking to get involved with outdoor activities. Both hiking programs will be held on Thursday afternoons for 6 weeks at a cost of $30 per child.    

Lil Hikers:  The Lil Hikers program created for children ages 4-6 along with a caregiver will provide young children a nice introduction to the basics of hiking and the outdoors. The trails traveled are designed to be safe and easy for younger kids.  All hiking programs will be led by a properly prepared guide.

Hilltop Hiking:  The Hilltop Hiking program is geared towards older children in grades 7 and 8. The level of difficulty will vary from week to week as different trails are explored. This class will be held rain or shine and offers a great opportunity to get outdoors and really explore the new trail system.

These programs are just a piece of a remarkable spring schedule. There are still numerous youth programs available and plenty of options for Verona’s adult and senior population including, basketball, adult and senior exercise classes, zumba, yoga, cooking, tennis and walking.  Also, keep an eye out for the addition of Adult Sunset Hikes all summer long. 

For a full listing of all Verona Recreation Spring Programs please visit the Township of Verona website at www.VeronaNJ.org.  Online and in-person registration will begin at 9:00am on Monday March 4, 2013. If you have any questions you can contact Verona Recreation at 973-857-4830 or via e-mail at recreation@veronanj.org.  

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