Avon Recreation Department
The Avon Recreation Department provides recreation services for the children of the Borough of Avon-by-the-Sea, as well as Avon Elementary School tuition students. Some of the activities include soccer leagues in the fall, basketball leagues in the winter, baseball and softball leagues in the spring, and a variety of beach and pool activities in the summer. The department also runs the Leisure Citizens, Halloween Party and Holiday Tree Lighting event.
Proof of Residency Policy: Avon Recreation reserves the right to request proof of residency at the time of registration. Please have available an Avon tax bill, water/sewer bill or lease along with your driver's license when signing up for summer activities.All checks should be made payable to ARC.
Refund Policy: There are no cash refunds or credits issued for recreation activities.
Avon Recreation is excited to kick off the warmer weather with the annual Town Wide Garage Sale, along with a host of exciting summer activities!
The Avon Town Wide Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 7th from 10am - 3pm (rain or shine). If you would like to participate in the sale, please register your garage at the Avon Borough office to be included on a Map handout. Garage Sale applications are $5.
Recreation Sign-ups - Recreation registration forms can be downloaded here: Registration Form For All Recreation Activities. Please note there is a separate form for Junior Lifeguards. We will be offering an in-person registration on May 3rd from 6-8pm in the Avon Municipal Building. Completed registration forms can be dropped off or mailed with payment (one check payable to ARC) to the Avon Borough Office (301 Main Street Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ). All summer registrations are due June 1 ***new date*** (with the exception of Junior Lifeguards).
Please note: We are in the process of converting to an on-line registration, but it may not be available in time for this summer’s activities. Please move forward and register ASAP using the current registration forms.
Swim Team ($45 per child) Pool members only - badge required
We are excited to get the Avon Gators back in the water! Registration is limited to swimmers in grades K – 8. All swimmers must be able to swim at least one pool length. Practices will start Monday, June 20. Practices are held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday as follows: ages 8 & under from 5-6pm and ages 9 & up from 6-7pm. The first swim meet is scheduled for the first week of July. Swim Team is a great place for the children to learn the next level of swimming and help to build their confidence and strength in the water. We have hired 2 lead coaches this year with plenty of experience and have added a lifeguard who will be present for all practices.
Click here to view the 2022 Swim Meet Schedule: Summer Swim Team Schedule 2022
Our League has updated the meet schedule to be more accommodating for parents and swimmers. Younger swimmers (10 & under) will swim first, and older swimmers (11 & up) will start an hour later. Once the younger group has completed, they can leave the pool area. Each group will be scored separately. There are other improvements that will be reviewed at the parents meeting.
Everyone is already talking about the show! Water Ballet practices will begin on Tuesday, July 5th. Practice times will vary depending on age. The show is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9th, with a rain date of August 10th. Dress rehearsal will be Sunday, August 7th from 5:30 - 7pm.
|Fall Grade||Practice 1||Practice 2|
|K||Mon 8-8:30 am||Weds 8:30-9 am|
|1||Mon 8:30-9 am||Thurs 8-8:30 am|
|2||Tues 8-8:30 am||Thurs 8:30-9 am|
|3||Tues 8:30-9 am||Fri 8-8:30 am|
|4||Weds 8-8:30 am||Fri 8:30-9 am|
|5||Mon 7-7:30 pm||Weds 7-7:30 pm|
|6||Mon 7:30-8 pm||Weds 7:30-8 pm|
|7||Mon 8-8:30pm||Weds 8-8:30 pm|
|8||Mon 8:30-9pm||Weds 8:30-9 pm|
|9||Mon 9-9:30pm||Weds 9-9:30 pm|
Pool Membership is open to residents and non-residents of the Borough of Avon-by-the-Sea. Non-resident pool members must be sponsored by a resident of the Borough of Avon-by-the-Sea.
Summer Leisure Citizens Pool Aerobics
Water aerobics is back! Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 - 1:00 pm this summer in the Avon Pool. Aerobics will be starting July 12th and run until August 25th. Participants must have a season pool badge or be a sponsored guest.
Surf Camp ($50 Per child)
Surf Camp is scheduled for the week of July 4th-8th from 8-10am. Depending on the number of surfers, ages 8-10 will surf M/W/F and ages 11 & up will surf T/TH/F. Participants must be ages 8 & up. Check out the schedule below:
Monday, July 4
Wednesday, July 6
Friday, July 8
Ages 11 & up:
Tuesday, July 5
Thursday, July 7
Friday, July 8
Click the link below to see our entertainment schedule for 2022!
Boardwalk & Beach Events
Dates: Monday’s & Wednesday’s from June 27th - August 3rd
Time: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Norwood Avenue Beach
Ages: 8 to 16
Cost: $130 per person
Contact: Jesse Le Vine, Avon Lifeguard Chief (firstname.lastname@example.org)Click HERE for registration form and details!
B.A.L.C. FALL SOCCER - BELMAR AVON LAKE COMO FALL SOCCER ($50 per child)
B.A.L.C. Soccer is open to boys and girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Teams will be picked, and coaches will schedule practices. Season will start in September. Please see our division break down below:
NEW FOR 2022: 2nd-4th AND 5th-8th GRADE BOYS AND GIRLS’ DIVISIONS WILL PLAY 6V6. ALL GAMES WILL BE AT 22ND AVE IN LAKE COMO.
We are also looking for volunteer coaches - please consider volunteering, as we need coaches to have a season! The Fall Soccer Season will be starting in September.
Please reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Registration is now open: Click here to REGISTER!
Please note the information below is from the 2021 season. Check back for updated info for 2022!
Avon-By-The-Sea Recreation is bringing back the same format as prior years for basketball with clinic play for K-2nd grade and 3rd-8th grade players will have practice once weekly and games on Saturdays. Games will be scheduled with the Recreation Departments from SL,SLH and SG.
1. Sign ups are open now through Nov 13
2. Practices Starting week of Nov 15.
3. Games will Start Jan 8 and run through the end of February
4. Recreation will host scrimmages in December
5. Clinic Children in grades K-2 will start Dec 4 or earlier pending on coaches availability
Season Sign Ups - 2 ways
1. You can fill out the sign up sheet located HERE and email it to Recreation@Avonbytheseanj.com or you can drop it off at the borough office at 301 Main Street. Please complete by 11/10.
2. Recreation will have Open registration in the Municipal Gym Saturday, October 30th, from 1-2:30 PM. (Children can shoot around)
3. Costs are $40 per player and checks made out to ARC.
If you have any questions, please email the Recreation Department at Recreation@Avonbytheseanj.com