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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, 3x6 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

Tot Time Mondays: 10:30 to Noon Unstructured playtime in the gym for children five and younger. This is a great opportunity for children to run off some energy and for moms and dads to socialize. Parents are required to stay and supervise their child(ren). *Tot Time will not be held 2/13 & 2/20

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts Wednesdays: 10:30 to 11:30 AM For children ages two to five. The craft is approximately a 15 to 20 minute project, with playtime and a snack to follow. Class size is limited to twelve children. Please call the rec office, 861-1045, the day before (Tuesday) to reserve your spot.

Dennis Township Recreation Summer Camp

Camp will be held at the rec complex on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning on June 27TH and ending on August 17TH. To enroll in camp a child must be between the ages of five (must turn five by August 1, 2017), and thirteen (cannot turn fourteen before August 1, 2017). A parent or legal guardian must legally reside in Dennis Township and show proof that the address given is their legal primary residence. Signups will not be accepted before or after the following two dates: Wednesday, April 26TH registration will be accepted in the Community Room of the Municipal Complex located at 571 Petersburg Road in Dennisville beginning at 5:00 PM. If space is still available registration will be held on Thursday, April 27TH, 5:00 PM at the Recreation Center, 565 Dennisville Road, South Dennis. Complete information will become available in early March and can be found on the website


Many of the youth leagues listed in the 2017 Spring 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: The website for NYSCA certification is: 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 has always been able to offer first class athletic programs at reasonable rates because of the partnership between the associations and the recreation department.
In recent years, the children of parents that comprised the volunteer membership of the associations have aged out of the programs and unfortunately but understandably, the parents have moved on as well. It is important that new parents step up and take their place. Volunteers are needed in each association to coach teams, officiate games, fundraise and help with capital projects.
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 All meetings are open to the public and held inside the DT Rec Center unless otherwise noted.
DT Baseball/Softball Assoc. May 11, 2017 @ 8:00 PM (Concession Stand)
DT Basketball Assoc. June 01, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
DT Hockey Assoc. June 05, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
DT Soccer Assoc. June 07, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
DT Football/Cheer Assoc. June 12, 2017 @ 7:30 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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Dennis Township Recreation Park
565 Dennisville Road, South Dennis, NJ
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