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Avon Recreation Department
605 Woodland Ave.
Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ 07717

The Avon Recreation Department provides recreation services for the children of the Borough of Avon, 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 Tennis lessons and Surf Camp 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.

basketball-court-clipart-basketball-clipart24  Recreation Basketball

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 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 

For Boys and Girls going into grades K-8 as of the 2021-2022 school year.  B.A.L.C Fall Soccer is open to Avon/Belmar/Lake Como Residents, St. Rose Students, and Avon Tuition Students.  Registration ends August 8th.  Please use the Recreation Form at the top of this page.  All checks should be made payable to ARC and may be mailed in or dropped off at Avon Borough Hall, 301 Main Street. 

swim teamSwim Team ($45 per child)  Pool members only - badge required

We are excited to get the Avon Gators back in the water.  Practices will start Monday June 21 with the first meet being July 8 at home. Practices are from 5-6 pm for the younger groups and 6-7pm for the older groups.

Our League has changed the meets around to make it more accommodating for parents and swimmers. On the day of the meet, the younger group, 10 and under will go first. Followed up with the older group starting an hour later. Once the younger group has completed their meet, they can leave the pool area. Each group will be scored separately. There are other improvements, and we will review at sign-ups.

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.
synchronized-swimming  Water Ballet ($45 per child)  Pool members only - badge required
Already the kids are talking about the show. Water Ballet
practice will start July 1, and the show is scheduled for August 4th with a rain date of August 5th. Practices are schedule based on age (M-F 8-9am; M/W evening 7:00-9:30pm).

Water Ballet show will be Friday, 8/6/2021, at 7 pm at the pool.

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.

TN_boy-riding-large-wave-on-surfboard-clipart Surf Camp ($50 Per child)       girl surfing
Surf Camp is scheduled for the week of July 12-16 from 8:00 to 10:00 am. Depending on the number of surfers, M/W/F are the younger kids and T/TH/F are the older kids. Participants must be Age 8 or older.
Summer Entertainment on the Boardwalk
Please note: Summer entertainment is on hold due to COVID restrictions.
jr lg  Junior Lifeguard Program ($130 per child) Ages 8 yrs. to 16 yrs old
Sessions begin Monday June 28th  to August 4th.  Monday and Wednesdays 9:30-11 am at Norwood Ave Beach in Avon. If necessary, it is okay to miss sessions. Please bring a towel, water, sunscreen, and wear the JR Guard bathing suit and rashguard that will be provided early into the season. The cost is $130 per child. Please make checks out to “Borough of Avon” and drop off at Lifeguard HQ on Sylvania Ave. or mail to: 301 Main St. Avon, NJ 07717.  You can contact Lifeguard Chief Jesse Le Vine at    
Junior Lifeguard Registration Form
*Fees to register for JR Lifeguard Guard Tournaments are not part of this registration fee*