Borough of Highlands, NJ
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Recreation Department

Contact:    Jenn Strehl 
Phone:     732-872-1959   
Location:    22 Snug Harbor Ave.

The Highlands Recreation Department runs several programs through out the year to foster activity and fitness for our youth and adults.

Kids on the Move is an after school drop- in program (September to June) that allows kids to participate in games, sports, exercise as well as arts & crafts.

Summer Kidfest is held July through August for Highlands children ages 6-14. Nutritional Breakfast and lunch are served. There are sports, trips, games and crafts.

Adult Indoor Soccer runs from December to March at the HHRS Gym.

Adult Volleyball takes place during the Spring at the HHRS Gym.

Many other programs are offered, including Middle School and High School Teen Nights at the Community Center.

Summer Kidfest

The Highlands Recreation Department's Summer Kidfest will take place from July 5th - August 11th, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. This program is for children ages 6-14 and will include a nutritious breakfast and lunch, games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming at the beach, weekly special events, field trips, and much more! Registration will begin May 15th at the Community Center, 22 Snug Harbor Ave. between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PLEASE NOTE NEW FEES THIS YEAR: Highlands Resident: $35 for the first 2 children, $10 each additional child; Non-Resident: $50 for the first 2 children, $15 each additional child. AFTER JUNE 15TH - LATE FEES WILL BE CHARGED: Highlands Resident: $50 for the first 2 children, $15 each additional child; Non-Resident: $75 for the first 2 children, $15 each additional child. Proof of residency will be required. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JUNE 28TH. For further information, please call 732-872-1959.

Beach Bonfire Party

The Highlands Recreation Committee and the Highlands Fire Department will be having their 2nd Annual Beach Bonfire Party on Friday, June 2nd at the Snug Harbor Beach, 22 Snug Harbor Ave. from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. There will be Live Music, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, Drinks, Chips, S'mores, and Children's Activities. Fun for the whole family!

Highlands - Sea Bright Lifeguard Positions

As part of a Shared Service Agreement signed with the Borough of Sea Bright, Lifeguards will be provided to guard our two beaches this summer, Miller Street Beach and Snug Harbor Beach. Any Highlands residents interested in a Lifeguard position should apply directly to Sea Bright. Please click link below for instructions and more information.

Teen Nights

The Highlands / Atlantic Highlands Municipal Alliance & the Highlands Recreation Dept. will be having Teen Nights on Friday, June 16th and June 23rd from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm at the Community Center. The event is FREE and pizza and soda will be served. For more information, please contact Heather DiBlasi at 908-601-5091.

Kids on the Move

The Highlands Recreation Dept. will be having its Kids on the Move Program starting on September 19th at the Robert D. Wilson Memorial Community Center from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.This is a Drop In Recreation Program for Highlands children ages 5-12 and will include a variety of games, sports, arts & crafts, and lots of fun. Registration Forms are available at the Community Center, 22 Snug Harbor Ave or by clicking the link below. If you've attended the program in the past, you STILL need to re-register for the new school year. The Program will run until June 14, 2017. For more information, please call 732-872-1959 or via email at