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Recreation Programs - General Information


Dennis Township Recreation Summer Camp 2017

To help ensure the safety of the children enrolled in the camp program, the recreation complex will be closed to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM on the following dates: 6/27, 6/29, 7/06, 7/11, 7/13, 7/18, 7/20, 7/25, 7/27, 8/03, 8/08, 8/10, 8/15 and 8/17. Thank you for your cooperation.


DT Hockey Association Advertisement Space

The hockey association is raising money for the program by selling advertisement space on the dasher boards of the hockey rink. This revenue allows the association to keep registration fees at a reasonable rate for township children.
The cost for a full color, 3’x6’ sign to be constructed and then displayed for two years, is five hundred dollars. Please contact the rec office, 861-1045, if you are interested or would like additional information.


Tot Time

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 10:30 AM to Noon – Unstructured playtime in the gym for children five & younger (Starts Sept. 19TH).
Thursdays: 10:30 AM to Noon – Arts & Crafts in the rec center meeting room for children three to five. Class is limited to 12 children and begins at 10:30 AM sharp. Please call the rec office, 861-1045, the night before (Wed) to reserve your child’s spot (Starts Sept. 21ST).
Tot programs will not be held: 11/02, 11/07, 11/23, 11/24, 11/28, 11/29, 11/30 & 12/07.


FYI

Many of the youth leagues listed in the 2017 Fall Schedule brochure are for Dennis Township residents only. To be considered a resident of Dennis Township, you must officially and legally reside within the township's boundaries. Falsification of a registration form will result in immediate removal from the league/activity with no money refunded. All recreation volunteer coaches and assistant coaches must be eighteen years of age or older. Anyone wishing to coach must complete the online concussion training course and submit the course completion certificate along with a background check form to the recreation department. Also suggested is that each volunteer coach become a National Youth Sports certified coach. The website for the online training program on concussion is: www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/HeadsUpConcussion.html The website for NYSCA certification is: www.nays.org/nyscaonlineclinics Be sure to select Dennis Twp Rec Dept as the Chapter Name. Please note that the concussion training is free but there is a twenty dollar fee for NYSCA training.


DT Athletic Associations (Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Football/Cheer, Hockey & Soccer)

Dennis Township is able to offer first class athletic programs because of the partnership between the associations and the recreation department. The volunteers and staff working together is the reason the entire recreation program is one of the best in the county.
As children age out of the various sports, a lot of parents that comprise the volunteer membership of the associations move on as well. It is important that new volunteers step up to take their place so that we can continue with the level of excellence that so many have worked to achieve. If you would like to become involved please email kim@dennistwp.org or attend the next association meeting. All meetings are open to the public and are held at the rec center.
If new volunteers do not step forward, programs will need to be cut back and/or registration fees increased substantially. Please attend an association meeting and learn how you can help or email kim@dennistwp.org. All meetings are open to the public and held inside the DT Rec Center unless otherwise noted.
DT Hockey Assoc. – September 07, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
DT Basketball Assoc. – September 12, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
DT Baseball/Softball Assoc. – September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
DT Soccer Assoc. – October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
DT Football/Cheer Assoc. – November 14, 2017 @ 7:00 PM


Lightning Detection System
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The Township of Dennis has recently installed a Thorguard Lightning Prediction System at the Recreation Complex on Dennisville Road. The system is designed to predict a lightning strike within a defined geographical region. Once pre-established detection limits are reached, the system activates a series of horns and strobe lights to warn those in the park to seek shelter. Since this system is automated it can provide a warning even when there appears to be no evidence of lightning.

The system will be on alert during the hours of 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. When conditions for a lightning strike exist, the system will sound a 15 - second blast from the horn cluster and the strobe light will turn on. Anyone who hears the signal should immediately stop any outside activity and seek shelter. One danger has passed, the horns will activate an all-clear signal of three short 5 - second blasts and the strobe light will turn off.

*No system is one hundred percent accurate. Everyone should immediately seek shelter any time they believe lightning threatens them, even if a signal has not been sounded.


Things To remember
  • Bikes and motorized vehicles (including mopeds) are not permitted on the new fitness path at the Complex. In fact, all motor vehicles are only allowed in the designated parking areas.
  • Parking along Dennisville Road in front of the Complex is also not permitted. Vehicles parked in this area will be ticketed by the State Police.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times when brought to any township facility. Owners are also required to pick up after their dog.
  • Anyone caught vandalizing or defacing township property, will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

2017 Dates To Remember

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