Every summer, Hoboken, NJ offers a wide variety of free and low-cost activities for residents of all ages. Many families use July gymnastics, soccer and lacrosse as a summer camp substitute. Add in family swim at Sky Club Fitness (kids get in free with adult members, use code “Metro Moms” for a rate of $89/month) and you can keep the kids active and busy for a fraction of the cost of traditional camp.
Summer 2013 registration is now open at the City of Hoboken website – you need to move fast before all the sessions fill up. More details about how to create a family account at Get Active This Spring in Hoboken.
Here is what is on tap this summer in Hoboken.
- Olympic Day 5K Run – June 23rd from 11 am-3pm at Pier A Park. Activities include: cycling, sport & fitness demos, food and activities for children.
Child (6-9 years old)
- Baseball Clinic
Program is open to children ages six through nine. It will run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Little League Field (5th and River Street)from 9:00 am to 10:30 am beginning July 8th through August 2nd.
- Lacrosse Clinic
Program is open to children ages six through nine. It will run every Tuesday and Thursday at the Little League Field (5th and River Street)from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm beginning July 9th through July 25th.
Child (5-8 years old)
- Super Soccer Clinic
Program is open to children ages 5 through 8. It will run every Tuesday and Thursday at the Little League Field (5th and River Street) from 9:00 am – 10:00 am beginning July 9th – July 25th.
- Gymnastics Program
Program is open to children ages 5 through 12 and will take place at the Multi Service Center Gymnasium (124 Grand Street) from 9:00 am to 11:30 am beginning July 9th – July 30th.
Child (4 & Under)
- Art in the Park – morning and afternoon sessions available in downtown Pier A and uptown Elysian Parks
This program is a six week creative arts program for toddlers ages 4 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and dressed in messy clothing as materials used may stain clothing. Please call (201) 420-2207 if you need further information.
See you around Hoboken this summer!
Update, 5/10: When I login to the Hoboken recreational registration site I get the message, “There are currently no active registrations, please check back soon.” It appears that summer registration has not yet officially opened, and I stumbled on a window when it was temporarily open. Keep trying, registration should reopen soon!