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Top Things To Do This Month: Morris County, July 2013

Donald McDermott


PARENTGUIDE News July 2013

by Donald McDermott

Step into Spanish
Make the most of your child’s summer vacation with an introduction to a second language at Salta! Jump Into Spanish. Offered throughout the summer, Salta’s unique program combines learning Spanish with all the fun and excitement of a vibrant summer camp. Daily activities include Latin dance, music, outdoor sports, theater time, arts and crafts, special guest visits, and more. Camp programs are available in Basking Ridge, Edison and Princeton. Visit www.saltajump.com for more information or to register.

Family Festivities
Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy all of the amazing sights and sounds at State Fair Meadowlands through July 7. The annual family experience features plenty of action-packed excitement, from delicious food, thrilling rides, games and exhibits, to live animals, shopping, and an array of live entertainment. Pay a visit to the State Fair Meadowlands in the MetLife Stadium Parking Lot, Stadium Road, East Rutherford. For tickets and more information, call (201)503-8083 or visit www.njfair.com.

Dishin’ About Camp
Discover the perfect way to turn your child’s summer into something extra special at Doin’ Dishes, running Tuesdays to Thursdays in July and August. Children ages 7 and older get to explore their creative sides as they make two projects each day. Fun weekly themes include Animal Planet, Famous Artists, and Under the Sea. Each week comes to a close with a fun-filled pizza party! Doin’ Dishes is located at 50 Church St., Montclair, and can be reached at (973)744-8599 or www.doindishes.com to register.

Six Flags of Fun
The exciting sights, animals, and live entertainment that have made Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari a must-see attraction for decades are back for another season! Step aboard a pulse-pounding roller coaster, enjoy a great live concert, see amazing fireworks, meet your favorite costumed characters, and much, much more! Located in Jackson, New Jersey, the park is open seven days a week through October. Call (732)928-1821 or visit www.sixflags.com to find out more.

Bounce On In
Kids will have a bouncing good time this summer at R’Bounce in West Long Branch! Running from July 1 to September 10, this state of the art facility is fully equipped to provide children 3 and older with a fun and fully interactive summer experience they will always remember. Parents are also encouraged to ask about R’Bounce’s amazing bouncing birthday parties, as well as the brand-new Toddler Room for kids ages 3 and younger. Find out about everything R’Bounce has to offer by calling (732)483-6971 or visiting www.rbounce.com.

All Aboard!
The Whippany Railway Museum invites families along on a special Summer Excursion Train Ride! The leisurely 45-minute ride along the historic Whippanong Trail takes place in a genuine old-fashioned railroad caboose. The train departs the Whippany Train station, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, on July 14 and 21. For tickets and more information, go to www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net. Ordering online is strongly recommended.

Weekend Workshops
Spend some quality time with your kids by signing up for a Weekend Craft Workshop at the Imagine That!!! Children’s Museum. Presented every Saturday and Sunday from July 6 to August 4, upcoming workshop themes include: Face Painting, Become a Pirate, It’s Parent’s Day, and Make Your Own Rainbow Fish. The Imagine That!!! Children’s Museum is located at 4 Vreeland Road in Florham Park. Contact the museum at (973)966-8000 or www.imaginethatmuseum.com to reserve your child’s place.

Swing for Summer
Score a hole in one with your child with an enrollment in the Summer Golf Camp at Hyatt Hills Golf Complex in Clark. The popular summer camp program for 8 to 17 year olds of all abilities covers the fundamentals of the game, strengthens skills, and offers plenty of fun in the summer sun. Sessions are held from July 1 to August 16. Enroll for one week or every week! Find out more by calling (732)669-9100 or by logging onto www.hyatthills.com/golfcamp1.

Exciting Experiences
Children ages 4 to 13 are sure to go nuts this summer at Camp Coconuts! Housed on more than 8 impressive acres in Monmouth County, Camp Coconuts comes complete with indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art ice rink, a dramatic play studio, a basketball court, a soccer field, exciting weekly themes, and much, much more. Summer programs at Camp Coconuts are held July 1-August 23 at Middletown Sports Complex, Harmony Road, Middletown. Reserve your child’s spot today at (732)856-9473 or at www.campcoconuts.com.

Wonderous Workshops
The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, 150-152 East Broad St., Westfield, makes it a season to remember during the exciting Summer Workshop 2013! Children in grades pre-k through 9 will be kept happily occupied with an array of hands-on daily activities, like art, music, dance, science, robotics, language arts, and more. Summer sessions run from July 1 to August 2. Advance registration is required. Find out more or hold your child’s spot at www.njwasummerworkshop.com.

Donald McDermott is the managing editor.