Borough of Highlands, NJ
  40.40422oN by 73.990674oW


Contact:  Jenn Strehl 
Phone:    732-872-1224 ext. 232
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 children ages 5-14. Nutritional Breakfast and Lunch are served. There are sports, trips, games and crafts.

Adult Indoor Soccer runs from January through March at the HHRS Gym.

Adult Open Gym Basketball runs from April through May at the HHRS Gym.

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

Part Time Seasonal Positions

The Highlands Recreation Dept. is now accepting applications for the following Part Time Seasonal Positions: Summer Recreation Camp Counselors, Summer Food Program - Food Preps, and a Health Director. Applications are available at the Borough Hall, 42 Shore Drive or online at under Recreation Dept. Please return completed applications to the Borough Hall. You will be contacted for an interview. For more information, please call 732-872-1224 ext. 232 or via email at

Salsa-Merengue Beginners Workshop for Adults

The Highlands Recreation Dept. will be offering a Salsa-Merengue Beginners Workshop for adults on Thursday, June 13th from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Community Center. The fee is $10 per participant. All participants must register and pay online at

Teen Nights

The Highlands / Atlantic Highlands Municipal Alliance & the Highlands Recreation Dept. will be having Teen Nights for grades 7 - 12 on Friday, May 3rd, May 17th and May 31st from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 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.

Snapology - LEGO Engineering Awesomeness Camp

In Snapology's LEGO Engineering Awesomeness Camp, campers will have fun building projects and making them move. Come build super-cool cars, catapults, roller coasters, windmills, and other contraptions that use gears, axles, pulleys, and motors. This camp is for children ages 6-12 and will take place from August 19th - August 23rd at the Highlands Community Center from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The cost is $145. Please register at

Knitting Club

Join our Knitting Club - every Monday from March 4th - May 20th, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Robert D. Wilson Memorial Community Center. Free and Open to the Public - Everyone is Welcome! Bring a piece to work on or share. All participants must Register online at

Adult Open Gym Basketball

The Recreation Dept. will be offering Adult Open Gym Basketball on Wednesday evenings from April 3rd - May 29th from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at the Henry Hudson Regional School Gym. All participants must register online at You must be at least 18 years old to play.

Kids on the Move

Kids on the Move is a Drop-In Recreation Program for Highlands children ages 5 - 12. Join and participate in a variety of games, sports, arts and crafts, Lego challenges, sketching, yoga, music, dance, and much more! The program will take place at the Robert D. Wilson Memorial Community Center and run from September 24, 2018 - June 12, 2019, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration forms are available at the Community Center or click the link below to download the form. All participants must register with the Recreation Department in order to attend. Proof of age is required for new participants.

Flyer Snapology Summer Camp (pdf)
Flyer Salsa Merengue Workshop 2 (pdf)
Teen Photo Group (pdf)
Teen Nights May
Knitting Club (pdf)
Kids on the Move 2018 (pdf)
Kids on the Move Registration Form (pdf)
Adult Open Gym Basketball (pdf)