Summer Recreation Programs

Welcome to the Ocean City Recreation Summer Programs page. You may browse by program category, Sports Camps, Basketball Leagues, Active Activities, Bayside Center Camps, Tennis, Golf and the Surf Chair program or just start scrolling down to check out all the programs listed at once!

We hope you find plenty to do this summer in Ocean City America’s Greatest Family Resort!

Registration will open online and in-person at 9 a.m. May 1. Many of the programs are popular and fill up quickly, so participants are encouraged to take a look at what’s available in advance and be ready to sign up early on May 1. Online registration will be through the new RecDesk system (ocnj.recdesk.com), and anybody can create an account there to manage program and event registrations, as well as Aquatic and Fitness Center memberships. In-person registration will be available at the Ocean City Community Center (1735 Simpson Avenue).

**OTHER CAMPS WILL BE ADDED AS INFOMRATION IS MADE AVAILABLE**

                                            

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Basketball Leagues
Men's League - 2024

MEN'S BASKETBALL LEAGUE

AGES: Post High School

LEAGUE BEGINS: June 4th (Tuesday &/or Thursdays)

TIME: 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM, or 9:00 PM

LOCATION: 6th Street Basketball Courts, Sports and Civic Center, and/or Ocean City Intermediate School

COST: Full Team - $650 or Individual - $65

REGISTRATION: May 1st - June 1st

Register at ocnj.recdesk.com

Questions? Call 609-525-9304 






  









Women's League - 2024

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL LEAGUE

AGES: Post High School

LEAGUE BEGINS: June 17th (Monday and/or Wednesdays)

TIME: 7:00, 8:00, or 9:00

LOCATION: Ocean City Sports & Civic Center, and/or Ocean City High School

COST: Team Fee - $600 or Individual - $60

REGISTRATION: May 1st - June 9th

Register at ocnj.recdesk.com

Questions? Call 609-525-9304






Boys High School League - 2024

High School Boys Summer Basketball League

 Ages: Entering 9th Grade - 12th Grades for Fall of 2024

League Begins: June 25th (Tues. - Thurs.)

Time: 6:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Location: 6th St. Basketball Courts and/or The Civic Center 

Cost: Team Fee - $550  Individual Fee: $55

Registration: May 1st - June 16th

Register at www.ocnj.recdesk.com

Questions? Call 609-525-9304

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!


Boys Jr. High League - 2024

Ocean City Division of Recreation

Boys' JR High. Summer Basketball League

Ages: Boys Entering 7th - 8th Grades for the Fall of 2024

League Begins: June 25th (Tues. & Thurs.)

Time: 6:00 PM &/or 7:00 PM

Location: 18th & Haven Avenue Courts (Behind the Intermediate School)

Cost: Team Fee - $550   Individual Fee - $55

Registration: May 1st - June 16th

Register at www.ocnj.recdesk.com

Questions? Call 609-525-9304

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!

Girls Jr High League - 2024
Ocean City Division of Recreation

Girls JR. High Summer Basketball League

Ages: Entering 7th - 9th Grades for the Fall of 2024

League Begins: June 24th (Mon. & Wed)

Time: 6:00 PM &/or 7:00 PM

Location: 18th & Haven Ave. Courts (Behind the Intermediate School)

Cost: Team Fee - $550  Individual Fee $55

Registration: May 1st - June 16th

Register at www.ocnj.recdesk.com

Questions? Call 609-525-9304

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!


Boys Intermediate League - 2024

Ocean City Division of Recreation

Boys Intermediate Summer Basketball League

Ages: Entering 5th - 6th Grades for the Fall of 2024

Time: 6:00 PM &/or 7:00 PM

Location: 18th & Haven Avenue Courts (Behind the Intermediate School)

Cost: Team Fee - $550   Individual Fee $55

Registration: May 1st - June 16th

Register at www.ocnj.recdesk.com

Questions? Call 609-525-9304

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!

Girls Intermediate League - 2024
Ocean City Division of Recreation

Girls Intermediate Summer Basketball League

Ages: Entering 5th & 6th Grades for Fall of 2024

League Begins: June 24th (Mon. & Wed.)

Time: 6:00 PM &/or 7:00 PM

Location: 18th & Haven Ave. Courts (Behind the Intermediate School)

Cost: Team Fee - $550   Individual Fee- $55

Registration: May 1st - June 16th

Register at www.ocnj.recdesk.com

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!


Boys Biddy League - 2024
Ocean City Division of Recreation

Boys Biddy Summer Basketball League 

Ages: Entering 3rd & 4th Grades for the Fall of 2024

League Begins: June 25th (Tues. & Thurs.)

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: 18th & Haven Ave. Courts (Behind the Intermediate School)

Cost: Team Fee - $550    Individual Fee - $55

Registration: May 1st - June 16th

Register at www.ocnj.recdesk.com

Questions? Call 609-525-9304

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!



Girls Biddy League - 2024

Ocean City Division of Recreation

Girls Biddy Summer Basketball League

Ages: Entering 3rd & 4th Grades for the Fall of 2024

League Begins: June 24th (Mon. & Wed.)

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: 18th and Haven Ave. Courts (Behind the Intermediate School)

Cost: Team Fee - $550   Individual Fee - $55

Registration: May 1st - June 16th

Register at www.ocnj.recdesk.com

Questions? Call 609-525-9304

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!

Active Activities
Beach Exercise - 2024

BEACH EXERCISEexercise classes taught on the beach by a variety of certified Aquatic & Fitness Center Instructors.

DAYS:  Mon. (Yoga), Wed. (Pilates), Fri. (Low Impact)

DATES: June 24 - August 30

LOCATION:  6th Street Beach

TIME:  8:00 am - 9:00 am

COST:  Free

INFORMATION: 609-398-6900

*Bring a towel and a friend*

For more information on all Aquatic & Fitness Center classes and programs – Click Here

FUN N’ FITNESS SUMMER CAMP - 2024


FUN N’ FITNESS SUMMER CAMP

The Fun N' Fitness Summer Camp staff is hoping to see you and your child this summer. We are offering the Fun N’ Fitness Summer Camp for ages 4 to 10 year olds. Camp will be full of splashing fun, lots of glue, and fitness challenges. The children will be kept busy in the morning program with fun sports and games, a swim lesson and pool playtime. Later we fuel up with a snack and make a crafty memento to take home each day of camp. Camp will provide outdoor activities, swim lessons and a trip once a session. Qualified camp counselors guide you through many facets of Fun-N-Fitness.

Swim Lessons/Activities/Crafts

Gathering and outside activity location 18th St. Intermediate School, Swim Lessons held at the Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Ages:  4 (as of 6/1/24) Must be toilet trained - 10 years old (must show proof of age)

Days: Monday through Friday

Time: 9:00am- 12pm

Dates: Session # 1 - June 17 - June 28
           Session # 2 - July 1 - July 12
           Session # 3 - July 15 - July 26
           Session # 4 - July 29 - August 9

$330.00 (2 week session)

Registration is limited and begins May 1st at 9 AM
Register online- Click Here or go to ocnj.recdesk.com

Fun Runs - 2024

FUN RUNS

The Fun Runs are sanctioned by the Ocean City Recreation Department.

AGES: Kids
TIME: 6:00pm
DAYS: Tuesdays (Short Distance) June 25 - August 13
LOCATION: Carey Field, 6th & Atlantic Avenue
COST: Free
INFORMATION: 609-525-9304

Hope to see you on the track!

Jr Miss Ocean City Pageant - 2024

JUNIOR MISS OCEAN CITY

AGES:  12 - 15 (cannot be 16 before 8/1/24)

REGISTRATION:  May 1 - July 1

Must live, attend Ocean City Schools, or be a property owner in Ocean City 

PAGEANT DATE:  August 17, 2024

LOCATION:  Ocean City Music Pier

REGISTRATION FEE OR SPONSORSHIP:  $100.00

INFORMATION:  609-525-9284 or sheckler@ocnj.us

Register Here


Little Miss Ocean City Pageant - 2024

LITTLE MISS OCEAN CITY PAGEANT

AGES: 8 - 11 (cannot be 12 before 8/1/24)  

REGISTRATION: May 1 - July 14

Must live, attend Ocean City Schools, obe a property owner in Ocean City 

PAGEANT DATE: August 16, 2024

LOCATION: Ocean City Music Pier

REGISTRATION FEE OR SPONSORSHIP$75.00

INFORMATION:  609-525-9304 or kfenton@ocnj.us


Please print out the Little Miss Packet and return to Kristie Fenton at the Civic Center at 840 E. 6th Street.

Once your packet is filled out you can register for the pageant on RecDesk here.

Miss Ocean City Pageant - 2024

MISS OCEAN CITY

AGES: 16 - 20 (must be 16 by 8/1/24, cannot be 21 before 8/10/24)

REGISTRATION:  May 1 - July 1

Must live, attend Ocean City Schools, or be a 

property owner in Ocean City

PAGEANT DATE:  August 10, 2024

LOCATION:  Ocean City Music Pier

REGISTRATION FEE OR SPONSORSHIP: $125.00

INFORMATION:  609-525-9284 or sheckler@ocnj.us

Register Here

 

Morning Sports - 2024

MORNING SPORTS & RECREATION ACTIVITIES

An introductory program in which your child will play a variety of sports and games. Campers are encouraged to bring a daily drink and snack (peanut-free). Open to kids ages 7 to 12. They will run Monday through Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm weather permitting. Camps will be held at 18th & Haven avenue or otherwise noted. Camps are $85 per week, weeks denoted with a "+" may be subject to higher prices due to a scheduled field trip.



WEEK #1 – Soccer (June 17th - June 21st)

WEEK #2 – Basketball (June 24th - June 28th)

WEEK #3+ – Track & Field (6th St.) (July 1st - July 5th) *TRIP - Golf & Go-Karts

WEEK #4  – Street Hockey -  (6th St.) - (July 8th - July 12th)  *Flyers Caravan stops  to visit*

WEEK #5 –  Kickball & Playground Games - (July 15th - July 19th)   

WEEK #6+ – Beach Activities - (July 22nd - July 26th) *TRIP - Water Park -July 26 - (6th St. trip day)

WEEK #7 – Flag Football - (July 29th - August 2nd)  *Inflatables Day*

WEEK #8 – Basketball (August 5th - August 9th) 

WEEK #9+ – Tournament of Champions - (August 12th - August 16th) *TRIP Bowling @ Island Bowl & Family Entertainment Center

 

(All Schedules are subject to change)

Register Here

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Ocean City Youth Theatre Camp - 2024

OCEAN CITY

YOUTH THEATRE CAMP 

Casting will begin the first day of camp for a two-week 

rehearsal process of the musical,

PIRATES! The Musical

Keeping with the tradition of offering a fantastic theatre experience for youth, Ocean City Theatre Company’s annual collaboration with the City Recreation Department returns. "We're off to sail the rollicking sea, pirates all are we!" But Arrrr! and Shiver me timbers! There's a stowaway on board! Perhaps the King of the High C's will know what to do. Join the salty crew of colorful scallywags when Bluebeard, Yellowbeard, Whitebeard, Purplebeard - well, you get the picture - along with the No Beards, hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail for a mighty adventure! Campers will also attend the Tuesday morning Children's Theatre Series at the Ocean City Music Pier. 

 

 Limited to 50 campers  

 

AGES: 3rd - 8th Grade as of Fall 2024 

(with an interest in theatre, dance and or music)

 

REHEARSAL LOCATION: Hughes Performing Arts Center of the Ocean City High School - 6th St. Entrance 

DATES:  July 1st - 5th (No camp July 4th) ; July 8th - 11th  

TIME:  9:00 am-12:00 noon at Ocean City High School

DATE:  July 12th  TIME:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Hughes Performing Arts Center at the Ocean City High School

SHOW TIME:  July 12th at 1:00PM

COST:  $235.00

INFORMATION:  (609) 525-9304 

 REGISTRATION: May 1st at 9:00 AM

Register Here

For more Information on other theatres, dance, and music programs offered through the Ocean City Theatre Company
visit www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com

 

OC POPS Summer Band Camp - 2024

Come play with the POPS!! The Ocean City POPS Orchestra is offering a week-long camp where youth will have the opportunity to play along with and learn from members of the Ocean City POPS Orchestra! Instrumentalists from 5th-12th grade can expect to participate in small group instruction, a large group performance, and watch multiple live performances from the Pros! The camp will be located at the Ocean City High School Hughes Performing Arts Center.


Dates: June 24th, 2023 - June 28th, 2024 

Times: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Location: Ocean City High School Hughes Performing Arts Center.

Cost: $100.00

INFORMATION:  (609) - 525 - 9821 or MAllegretto@ocnj.us 

Register Here or go to ocnj.recdesk.com

Ocean City Historical Museum - 2024

History Camp is Back!!

A fun and creative experience for kids to learn the stories that help shape America's Greatest Family Resort!

Ages: 8 - 14 years old

Dates: Week  #1 July 15-19 /  Week #2 August 12-16

Cost: $50 per week

To register, visit or call the museum today! See contact information below!

Ocean City Historical Museum

1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City, NJ 

Contact Information: 609-399-1801

Museum Hours:

Monday - Saturday   10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

                   Sunday   Closed

Website: www.ocnjmuseum.org

Email: info@ocnjmuseum.org


Playground Activities - 2024

PLAYGROUND ACTIVITIES

A supervised program for children to play games and participate in arts & crafts. Tons of games, crafts, and a different theme for every week!


AGES: 4 (by 6/17/24) to 8
DAYS: Monday - Friday (weather permitting)
TIME: 9 am - 12 noon
LOCATIONS:  North, 8th, 15th, 34th & 52nd Street
COST: $85 per week
(The City reserves the right to close a playground due to lack of registration)


WEEK #1 – Circus (6/17 – 6/21) 

WEEK #2 – Aloha (6/24 – 6/28) 

WEEK #3 – Stars and Stripes (7/1 – 7/5) 

WEEK #4 – Camping "Under The Stars" (7/8 – 7/12)

WEEK #5 – Ahoy Matey!  (7/15 – 7/19)

WEEK #6 – Week of Champions (7/24 – 7/28)

WEEK #7 – Super Hereos (7/29 – 8/2)

WEEK #8 – Shark Week (8/5 – 8/9)

WEEK #9 – Creative Campers (8/12 – 8/16) 8th St. Only



Register Here

Beginning May 1st 9:00AM

Sail Camp - Learn to Sail with Ocean City Sailing Foundation 2024

OCEAN CITY SAILING FOUNDATION

Learn to sail with the Sailing Foundation this summer!

Weekly camps for kids, private lessons for adults! Learn to sail, no experience required!

Hours of Operation:

Weekly camps for kids for the 2024 season start June 17th and end August 17th

Monday - Friday: 4 or 5 half day sessions are available. 

Morning Sessions: 9 AM - 12 Noon

Afternoon Sessions: 1 PM to 4 PM


Private lessons can be scheduled Monday - Saturday morning. 

Classes Price:

Weekly camp for kids - 4 half day sessions: $300

Weekly camp for kids - 5 half day sessions: $350

2 hour private lessons: $200 for up to 3 students


More information and registration is available at http://www.ocnjsailingfoundation.org/home.html

Or call 609-418-3356

Sports Camps
Basketball - OC Hoops Camp - 2024

OC HOOPS BASKETBALL CAMP

AGES5 - 13

WEEK #1: July 8 - 12

WEEK#2:  July 15 - 19

WEEK #3:  July 29 – August 2

LOCATION: Ocean City High School
 6
th & Atlantic Ave.

TIME: 9:00 am -  1:00 pm

COST: $295

INFORMATION: Frank Gaitley - 484-802-7585 or frank@coachgaitley.com

On-line Application: www.svgcamps.com          

Field Hockey - O.C. Field Hockey Skills, Drills, & Games - 2024

FIELD HOCKEY 


FIELD HOCKEY INSTRUCTIONAL CLINIC & GAMES

(required equipment:  stick, shin guards & mouth guard)

AGES:  3rd - 8th Grades

DATES:  June 27 – August 8 (Thurs.) *No Clinic & Games On July 4th*

TIME:  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

COST:  $40

LOCATION:  Tennessee Ave. Sports Complex

Register Here or go to ocnj.recdesk.com

 

FIELD HOCKEY PICK-UP GAMES

(required equipment:  stick, shin guards & mouth guard

AGES:  9th - 12th Grades

DATES:  June 27 – August 8 (Thurs.) *No Games On July 4th*

TIME:  6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Times may be adjusted to accommodate different skill levels

COST:  $40

LOCATION:  Tennessee Ave. Sports Complex

INSTRUCTORS: Ocean City Coaches & Players
REGISTRATION STARTS: May 1st
INFORMATION: (609) 525-9304 or kfenton@ocnj.us

Register Here or go to ocnj.recdesk.com

In your account we ask that you check the box, Receive alerts via text messaging. By checking this box, I understand that standard text messaging rates may apply.
To Find: Go to view account (bottom right box) - under Email Preferences choose Edit under the Option 1 primary contact section is the check box. This option will be used for communication due to cancellations or changes in time due to weather or other factors.


FCA Skateboard Camp - 2024

FCA SKATEBOARD CAMP

AGES: 8 – 16

DATES: Week #1 - July 15th - July 19th; Week #2 - July 22nd - July 26th

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

COST: $100.00

SIGN UP: www.fcasurf.org

Information: 609-545-2377 or email: petedavis@fca.org



Football - O.C. Football Camp - 2024

O.C. FOOTBALL CAMP

AGES: 3rd - 8th grades

DATE: July 8 - July 12

TIME: 9:00 am  - 12:00 pm

LOCATION: 6th & Atlantic Ave (Carey Stadium)

COST: $130.00  

INFORMATION: Mike Williscroft - 609-335-4187

mwilliscroft@yahoo.com

Registration begins May 1st at 9 AM 

Register Here or go to ocnj.recdesk.com

Golf - Clinics - 2024


GOLF CLINIC
Emphasis on chipping, putting & short iron game.

AGES: 8 - 10 - Time: 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
AGES: 11 - 12  - Time: 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
*Class size is limited to 12*

DATES:
Session #1 - July 8th - July 11th
Session #2 - July 29th - August 1st

LOCATION: Ocean City Municipal Golf Course 2600 Bay Avenue

COST: $50 per week

REGISTRATION BEGINS: May 1st at 9:00 AM

Register Here or go to ocnj.recdesk.com

INFORMATION: (609) 525-9304



Lacrosse - Lady Raider Lacrosse Camp - 2024


LADY RAIDER GIRLS LACROSSE CAMP

Join Lady Raider's for their Girls OC Lacrosse Camp! Something for every level of play: Offense and Defense skills, stick skills, mini net games, and prizes!

AGES:  8 – 14

GIRLS DATE: July 15 - July 19 

TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

LOCATION: Tennessee Avenue Sports Complex

COST:  $200

Registration opens May 1st at 9 AM
Register Here or go to ocnj.recdesk.com

INFORMATION: oceancityglax@gmail.com


Lifeguard - OC Junior Lifeguard Camp - 2024

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CAMP

Jr. Guard Camp will educate children about surf safety, develop beach awareness, and learn skills to understand the risk of the ocean.

AGE GROUPS: 8 - 9, 10 - 12, 13 - 15

 WEEK #1:  July 8 - July 11

 WEEK #2:  July 29 -  August 1

TIME: 9:00 am -11:30 am

LOCATION: 1st Street Beach

COST: $115.00

INFORMATION: 609-525-9200 (Beach Patrol) or 609-525-9304

Registration opens May 1st at 9 AM

Register Here or go to ocnj.recdesk.com

 

Lifeguard - Junior Guard Competition Team - 2024

JR. GUARD COMPETITION TEAM

Jr. Guard Competition Team is a program geared toward rescuing skills and competition. This is for the junior who has great water skills, strong swimming and is looking to perfect the sport of surf racing.   

(Requirements 11-12: Swim 300 meters in 8:00 mins or less - Run 1/2 mile in  4:30 mins or less) 

(Requirements 13-15: Swim 300 meters in 7:30 mins or less - Run 1/2 mile in 4:15 mins or less) 

Additional testing will be in the 100 meter swim and 100 meter dash.

AGES:  11-12, 13-15 

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays starting July 2nd

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: 34th Street Beach

Cost: $140.00 (payable once teams are picked)

Information: 609-525-9200 (Beach Patrol) or 609-525-9304 (Recreation Office) 

PRE-REGISTRATION:  May 1 - June 1

Register Here or go to ocnj.recdesk.com

 


OC Jr. Firefighter Camp - 2024

OCEAN CITY JR. FIREFIGHTER CAMP

This camp will introduce the participants to the following aspects of the fire and rescue profession:  fire safety, CPR, basic first aid & introduction to firefighters' tools & skills.

AGES:  9 - 12

Limited to 20 Campers

DATE:  July 8 -  July 11

TIME:  9:00 am - 12:00 noon

LOCATION:  Fire Headquarters - 550 Asbury Avenue

COST:  $115.00

Registration opens May 1st at 9 AM

Register Here or go to ocnj.recdesk.com

INFORMATION: Bernie Walker - 609-525-9187 or bwalker@ocnj.us

 

OC Police Department Youth Camp - 2024

OCEAN CITY POLICE DEPT. YOUTH CAMP

This “Police Academy” camp will allow participants the opportunity to experience different aspects of police work.

AGES:  10 - 14

DATE:  August 12 - 16

TIME:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

LOCATION:  Sports & Civic Center - 6th & Boardwalk

COST:  $140.00

Camp is open to 30 campers

Registration opens May 1st at 9 AM

Register Here or go to ocnj.recdesk.com

INFORMATION:  Mike Hinsley - mhinsley@ocnj.us

 

OC Recreation Skate Camp - 2024

OC Recreation Skate Camp

Required equipment: skateboard, a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads We also recommend you bring water/drink. 

 AGES: 6 and older

TIME: 6 PM - 7:30 PM

WEEK #1:     June 24 - June 27

WEEK #2      July 8 - July 11th

WEEK #3      July 29 - August 1

WEEK #4      August 5 - August 8

WEEK #5      August 12 - August 15

COST: $90 

*Camps limited to 25 max*

INFORMATION: 609-525-9304

 Register Here or go to ocnj.recdesk.com

O.C. Track Camp - 2024

Campers will have the opportunity to learn about each aspect of Track & Field including: running, sprinting, jumping, and throwing. Each day includes training sessions and games for each event. Camp concludes with an official track meet, with prizes awarded to event winners!     

AGES:  6-13 (up to 8th grades)

DATES:  July 22 - July 25

TIME:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Noon)

LOCATION:  6th & Atlantic Ave. (Carey Stadium)

COST:  $130.00

INFORMATION: Tim Cook – 856-340-3474

Register Here or ocnj.recdesk.com

coachcookoctf@gmail.com

Tennis Camp - 2024

TENNIS CAMP

Camp size limited to 50 participants for each session

AGES: 6 - 16

DATE: July 22 –25 (Beginner July 29 - August 1 (Beginner/Advanced)

TIME: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

LOCATION: 6th St. Courts 

COST: $160.00

INFORMATION:  609-525-9306
Please register online @ ocnj.recdesk.com or call 609-525-9304

Registration opens May 1st at 9 AM

ONLINE: Register Here


Soccer - OCEAN CITY NOR’EASTERS SOCCER CAMP - 2024

The Ocean City Nor’easters are proud to be hosting summer camps in Ocean City NJ. The Nor’easters have prepared the curriculum and are ready to host the best soccer camps the shore area has seen. The Nor’easters are putting on a Mini Kickers program for players aged 4-7 to introduce them to soccer with fun games and a Half Day camp for players aged 7-14. The camps in the past have been seen as a fun way to get into soccer as well as a great way to get a lot of touches in a fun atmosphere for the more experienced players.

Soccer Camp

AGES: 4 - 7 yrs  (Mini Kickers) 9am - 11am
COST: $ 120
 
AGES: 7 - 14 yrs (Half Day) 9am - 1pm
COST: $ 185


WEEK #1: June 24 - June 28

WEEK #2: July 1 - July 5  

WEEK #3: July 8 - July 12

WEEK #4: July 15 - July 19

WEEK #5: July 22 - July 26

WEEK #6: July 29 - August 2


LOCATION: 6th & Haven Ave. Complex


ONLINE REGISTRATION
INFORMATION: 609-432-8271

www.oceancityfc.com/camps



Bayside Center Camps 2024
Week #1 - June 17 - June 21 - Beachin' It

BAYSIDE CENTER CAMPS

Bayside Camp offers ecological classes and workshops through the summer season. Camps have a maximum of 20 students unless otherwise noted. Campers are encouraged to bring a snack daily (due to allergies, please nothing with nuts) and wear sneakers as there are games in which involves running and other physical activity. All camps will have hands on activities and games. Some camps require a permission slip for field trips! Camps are $100 (Weeks with a "+" prices may be higher due to a scheduled field trip). Campers must be between 7 - 12 years old and all camps run from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to noon. 

Beachin’ It (June 17 - 21)

Discover the wonders of our beaches. Learn the names of the many various shells. Understand the important role of the barrier islands. Do experiments on erosion and make beach crafts. Find out about the ways of sharks. Friday will be a beach day exploring the northern end of our island. Learn all about our local habitat!

Registration begins May 1st at 9:00am
Register Here


Week #2 - June 24- June 28 - Backyard Birds and Bugs

BAYSIDE CENTER CAMPS

Bayside Camp offers ecological classes and workshops through the summer season. Camps have a maximum of 20 students unless otherwise noted. Campers are encouraged to bring a snack daily (due to allergies, please nothing with nuts) and wear sneakers as there are games in which involves running and other physical activity. Each week will have hands on activities and games. Some camps require a permission slip for field trips! All camps are $100 (weeks with a "+" prices may be higher due to a scheduled field trip). Campers must be between 7 - 12 years old and all camps run from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to noon. 

Backyard Birds and Bugs (June 24 - June 28)

Birds and insects are amazing creatures. This week teaches all about those found right here in OC. Learn how to use binoculars and how to identify different species of birds. Explore the many special adaptations insects and bird possess. Dissect owl pellets, make a bird house and try some local honey. Create insect crafts and conduct experiments. Walk to local parks to bird watch and find different insects!

Registration begins May 1st at 9:00am
Register Here


Week #3 - July 1 - July 5 - Crabby Catchers +

BAYSIDE CENTER CAMPS

Bayside Camp offers ecological classes and workshops through the summer season. Camps have a maximum of 20 students unless otherwise noted. Campers are encouraged to bring a snack daily (due to allergies, please nothing with nuts) and wear sneakers as there are games in which involves running and other physical activity. Each week will have hands on activities and games. Some camps require a permission slip for field trips! Camps are $100 (Weeks with a "+" prices may be higher due to a scheduled field trip). Campers must be between 7 - 12 years old and all camps run from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to noon. 

Crabby Catchers (July 1 - 5)+

Learn the fundamentals of crabbing in the bay. Cast nets and traps to see if a crab can be caught! Learn about the different crabs and critters that live in the bays and beaches. Go on a crabbing boat and catch some blue claws. Friday will be a beach day exploring the northern end of our island. See where hermit crabs and ghost crabs live! 

Registration begins May 1st at 9:00am
Register Here


Week #4 - July 8 - July 12 - Ways of Weather 

BAYSIDE CENTER CAMPS

Bayside Camp offers ecological classes and workshops through the summer season. Camps have a maximum of 20 students unless otherwise noted. Campers are encouraged to bring a snack daily (due to allergies, please nothing with nuts) and wear sneakers as there are games in which involves running and other physical activity. Each week will have hands on activities and games. Some camps require a permission slip for field trips! Camps are $100 (Weeks with a "+", prices may be higher due to a scheduled field trip). Campers must be between 7 - 12 years old and all camps run from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to noon. 

Ways of Weather (July 8 - 12)

Campers will be introduced to the many forms of weather. Learn about the different types of clouds and how hurricanes are formed. Create hurricane and tornado models. Make a sun dial, windsock, and other weather crafts. Enjoy a presentation from a meteorologist! 

Registration begins May 1st at 9:00am
Register Here


Week #5 - July 15 - July 19 - Boardwalk Science!+

BAYSIDE CENTER CAMPS

Bayside Camp offers ecological classes and workshops through the summer season. Camps have a maximum of 20 students unless otherwise noted. Campers are encouraged to bring a snack daily (due to allergies, please nothing with nuts) and wear sneakers as there are games in which involves running and other physical activity. Each week will have hands on activities and games. Some camps require a permission slip for field trips! Camps are $100 (Weeks with a "+", prices may be higher due to a scheduled field trip). Campers must be between 7 - 12 years old and all camps run from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to noon. 

Boardwalk Science!+ (July 15 - 19)

Explore the wonderful world of force, motion, and energy and how they relate to many boardwalk attractions. Do various experiments to illustrate force, gravity, and motion function. Play with stomp rockets, design roller coasters, and test what you have learned with an egg drop experiment! On Thursday, travel to the boardwalk to visit an arcade, play a round at Golden Galleon Golf and ride on Pier 9 Go Karts.

Registration begins May 1st at 9:00am
Register Here


Week #6 - July 22 - July 26 - Pirates of the East+

BAYSIDE CENTER CAMPS

Bayside Camp offers ecological classes and workshops through the summer season. Camps have a maximum of 20 students unless otherwise noted. Campers are encouraged to bring a snack daily (due to allergies, please nothing with nuts) and wear sneakers as there are games in which involves running and other physical activity. Each week will have hands on activities and games. Some camps require a permission slip for field trips! Camps are $100 (Weeks with  "+", prices may be higher due to a scheduled field trip). Campers must be between 7 - 12 years old and all camps run from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to noon. 

Pirates of the East+ (July 22 - 26)

Ahoy Matey! Get ready to embark on a pirate’s journey. Create a pirate name and take the pirate code.  Learn about the lives of real pirates like Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, and Sam Bellamy. Try hardtack and create a treasure chest. Find some hidden treasure and make many pirate crafts. On Thursday we venture to the Sea Dragon for a real voyage on the Great Egg Harbor Bay.

Registration begins May 1st at 9:00am
Register Here


Week #7 - July 29 - August 2 - Slime Goo, and Poison Too

BAYSIDE CENTER CAMPS

Bayside Camp offers ecological classes and workshops through the summer season. Camps have a maximum of 20 students unless otherwise noted. Campers are encouraged to bring a snack daily (due to allergies, please nothing with nuts) and wear sneakers as there are games in which involves running and other physical activity. Each week will have hands on activities and games. Some camps require a permission slip for field trips! Camps are $100 (Weeks with a "+" prices may be higher due to a scheduled field trip). Campers must be between 7 - 12 years old and all camps run from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to noon. 

Slime, Goo, and Poison Too (July 29 - August 2)

The title tells it all! Spend a week getting down and dirty in the world of slime goo and chemicals. Conduct experiments, make slime, and learn about chemical reactions. Make a bouncy ball and see how high it can bounce. Restore pennies, and create an explosion!

Registration begins May 1st at 9:00am
Register Here


Week #8 - August 5 - August 9 - Beachin' It

BAYSIDE CENTER CAMPS

Bayside Camp offers ecological classes and workshops through the summer season. Camps have a maximum of 20 students unless otherwise noted. Campers are encouraged to bring a snack daily (due to allergies, please nothing with nuts) and wear sneakers as there are games in which involves running and other physical activity. Each week will have hands on activities and games. Some camps require a permission slip for field trips! Camps are $100 (Weeks with a "+", prices may be higher due to a scheduled field trip). Campers must be between 7 - 12 years old and all camps run from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to noon.

Beachin' It (August 5 - 9)

Discover the wonders of our beaches. Learn about and the names of the many various shells. Understand the important role of the barrier islands. Do experiments on erosion and make beach crafts. Find out about the ways of sharks. Friday will be a beach day exploring the northern end of our island. Learn all about our local habitat!

Registration begins May 1st at 9:00am
Register Here


Pickleball
Information

OCEAN CITY PICKLEBALL FACILITIES

18th St. & Haven Ave. (11) Courts

609-525-9307  pickleball@ocnj.us

 

 May 1st through May 27th — 7:00am to 12:00pm (Noon)

Memorial Day Weekend though Labor Day — 7:00am to 7:30pm

Tuesday after Labor Day through Oct 31st — 7:00am to 12:00pm (Noon)

 Season Pass: $60.00 

10 Play Pass: $40.00

Daily Pass: $5.00

 Passes are on sale starting April 1, 2023. Passes can be purchased online at www.ocnj.recdesk.com or in person at the Ocean City Sports & Civic Center (6th & Boardwalk) or at the Ocean City Aquatic & Fitness Center (1735 Simpson Ave.) Passes can be purchased beginning May 1st at the Pickelball office at the 18th & Haven Ave Courts. 


CLINICS

Summer Season: June 19th - September 4th

Days: Monday & Wednesdays

Beginners: 3PM - 4PM

Intermediate: 4PM - 5PM

Cost: $25


PICKLEBALL SOCIALS

For the beginner/improver player looking for more people to play. Get supervised play for an hour then continue to play amongst the group afterwards.

Dates: July 13th (Thursday) & August 3rd (Thursday)

Cost: $25

*Space Limited*


LADIES NIGHT

Informative get together to enjoy the game. Several courts will be set aside for just the ladies. 

Days: Tuesdays

Time: 5PM - 7PM

Dates: June 6th - August 29th

Cost: Season Membership or Drop In Fee ($5)


YOUTH NIGHTS

Informative get together to enjoy the game. Several courts will be set aside for youth players. 

Days: Fridays

Time: 5PM - 7PM

Dates: June 23rd - August 18th

Cost: Season Membership or Drop In Fee ($5)


UNIFIED NIGHTS

Informative get together to enjoy the game. Several courts will be set aside for players with disabilities to team up with members of our pickleball community to enjoy and learn the game.

Dates: July 9th (Sunday), July 30th (Sunday), August 13th (Sunday) and August 27th (Sunday)

Time: 5PM - 7PM

Cost: Season Membership of Drop In Fee ($5)


TOURNAMENTS

All Tournaments take place on Thursdays. The city has the right to cancel due to lack of registration. 

All Tournaments begin at 4:00 PM

Cost is $20 per team

Dates:

June 22nd - Women's Doubles

June 29th - Men's Doubles

July 6th - Mixed Doubles

July 20th - Singles Tournament (Men's & Women's Divisions)

July 27th - Adult/Child Tournament (Child must be 17 years old or younger)

August 10th - Women's Doubles

August 17th - Men's Doubles

August 24th - Mixed Doubles

 

Having Trouble viewing? Click Here:  2023 Pickleball Rules.pdf 





Tennis
Facilities & Hours

TENNIS PROGRAMS

HOURS OF OPERATION

Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day
Open from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Lighted Courts with Reservations
$8 per hour
 

FACILITIES

6th St. & Atlantic Ave. - 10 courts  (including 5 lighted courts)
(609) 525-9306

18th & Haven Avenue – 6 courts
(609) 525-9307

 35th & West Avenue – 8 courts
(609) 525-9308

RESERVATIONS

Courts may be reserved in person daily or up to one week in advance (Sorry no phone reservations).
$8 per hour

Register Here

Tournaments - 2024


TOURNAMENTS

Please join us for our Ocean City tournaments! Please sign up online at ocnj.recdesk.com for our tournament no later than one week prior to the tournament date. 

All tournaments will be held at 6thSt. 

Please note rain date is one day after on Sunday. 

Dates subject to change

Register Here


Mixed Doubles - June 29 - 10:00 AM

Harvey Lake Men’s Open Doubles – July 13 - 10:00 AM

Harvey Lake Men's Open Singles – July 20 - 10:00 AM

Adult/Child (10 years or older) – July 27 - 10:00 AM



 


 

Programs & Clinics - 2024


TENNIS PROGRAMS & CLINICS

Make all program and clinic reservations at 6th street tennis desk. Please note, no PM clinics during our camp dates which are scheduled for July 22 - 25 and July 29 - August 1. All programs at 6th street Courts. Clinic dates are subject to change.

Questions and information on all programs contact by email: tennis@ocnj.us or phone 609-525-9306

QUICK START LITTLE TENNIS

Start your little one in tennis this summer.

AGES:  5 to 7

TIME:  4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

DATE: Mondays – starting June 17 - Aug. 19

(No Clinic July 22 & July 29)

COST:  $10.00 

  

JUNIOR TENNIS CLINIC

For beginners and intermediates.

AGES:  8 – 13

TIME: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

DATE:  Mondays – starting June 17 - Aug. 19 

(No Clinic July 22 & July 29)

COST:  $15.00

  

CONCENTRATED STROKE CLINIC

Designed for adults of ALL levels.

AGES: Adults

TIME: 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm

DATE:  Mondays - starting June 17 - Aug. 19 

(No Clinic July 22 & July 29)

COST:  $25.00

  

LADIES DOUBLES ROUND ROBIN

Ladies can enjoy playing doubles. Friendly competition for the Intermediate level. Reserve with payment one week in advance at 6th St.

AGES: 16+

TIME: 8:00 am to 10:00 am

DATE: Wednesdays - starting June 19 - Aug. 7

LOCATION: 6th & Atlantic Ave. Courts

COST:  $10.00


Golf Course
Facility & Hours

OCEAN CITY MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE

26th & Bay Ave. - (609)399-1315

Par 3 - 12  holes

Join us at the Ocean City Golf Course for an experience you’ll enjoy, make a good game better. The 12 hole par 37 course offers a beautiful blend of nature and challenging golf. A better more affordable golf round while on vacation you will not find. One of the City’s recreational facilities that can be enjoyed by the entire family. We welcome you to Ocean City and invite you to enjoy our course.

RENTALS:

Bags & Clubs - $10.00

Bag - $3.00

Hand Carts - $3.00

Ride Carts - $10.00 (per person)

 

YEARLY MEMBERSHIP: $200 (before 4/30), $250 (after 4/30)

 

DAILY FEES:  April 15 - October 15

Senior (62 & up) & Youth (14 & under) - $12.00

Regular - $15.00

 

TEN PLAY DISCOUNT CARDS: 

Preseason:  (October - April 30) - $75.00

In-season:  (May - September) - $95.00

*Prices Subject to Change*

 

Everyone Must Have Their Own Golf Bag

 

Click here for more Information & Course Description

Handicap Surf Chair Program
Reservation Information - 2024


SURF CHAIR PROGRAM
Beach Accessible Wheelchairs
 46th St & West Ave. Welcome Center
 Hours: 9am- 5pm
 Beach accessible program for mobility/limited individuals of all ages. Now “Surf Chairs” can provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the surf and sand. Must use from 46th St.pick up facility or have large vehicle to transport.
 AVAILABILITY:  Year Round (October - May need advanced notice to accommodate pick up/ drop off times)
RESERVATIONS STRONGLY SUGGESTED (Daily or 1 week maximum)
Reservations please call:  609-554-0352

SHUTTLE CHAIRS

Beach Accessible Wheelchairs (Surf Chairs) are located at the following life guard stations: 1st Street, 12th Street, 34th Street, 59th Street - All these locations have public restrooms)

These chairs are used for shuttling a person to your spot on the beach, transfer them to a regular chair, and returning the surf chair back the lifeguard station so another person can use. Once you are ready to leave the beach, you can bring the surf chair back from the lifeguard station to shuttle your person up and off the beach.

Shuttle chairs can only be used on that lifeguard station's beach i.e. you cannot use the chair to push a person 3 blocks down. Shuttle chairs must be returned quickly so others may use. There is no reservation needed for a shuttle chair. It is on a first come, first serve basis. You will need to have someone who can push the chair with the person in it. Lifeguards cannot push people to their spots. 

Questions about the shuttle chair you can call 609-554-0352

HANDICAPPED BEACH ACCESS & RESTROOMS
Handicapped beach access is provided at Stenton Place, 1st, Pennlyn, 3rd, Park Place, 4th, Brighton Place, 5th, 6th, Music Pier, 11th -18th, 20th, 26th, 35th - 46th, 50th - 59th Streets.
 Direct access at 23rd, 29th, 30th, 34th, 48th, 57th Streets and Morningside.


Accessible bathrooms are located on the Boardwalk at 1st, 6th, Moorlyn Terrace, and 12th Streets.

For further information, please call a Customer Care Representative at 609-399-6111,
Monday thru Friday 8:45 am - 4:30pm

Registration & Refund Policy
Registration Policy

REGISTRATION POLICY

All registration for activities are handled on a first come, first serve basis for residents and seasonal vacationers. Program announcements will be distributed through schools and at www.ocnj.us.

 

Any program requiring a deadline for registration will be noted on the program information flyer. A waiting list will be maintained for some programs. If an opening becomes available in a closed program that space will be offered to the first person on the waiting list.

 

The Ocean City Community Services Department and the Division of Recreation Programs reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any program due to lack of registration, inclement weather or reasons beyond our control. Programs, dates and times are subject to change due to the availability of facilities.

 

Program cancellation due to inclement weather will be posted online at www.ocnj.us or call (609) 525-9304.

 

The Division of Recreation insists that a child should never be left at an activity or program before the person in charge arrives to accept responsibility for that participant. It is the obligation of the parent or guardian to be aware of program schedule and times.

 

Acceptable methods of payment: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, cash or 

checks payable to: “City of Ocean City.” 

For more information on programs listed call the 

Recreation Office at 609-525-9304.  

 

 

Refund Policy

Refund Policy   – No refunds will be given after a program begins. Refunds will be approved only if the activity is canceled, or for medical reasons if the refund request is made in writing (3) days before the activity begins. A COPY OF YOUR RECEIPT SHOULD ACCOMPANY YOUR REQUEST

The City of Ocean City has set the following guidelines for registration fees for our Recreation and Aquatic & Fitness Center programs:

  • In order to request a refund, a written email should be sent to LSopko@ocnj.us with a detailed explanation for the request. After the request has been made, the city will review and make a decision on its status. 
  • Refunds will only be made for canceled programs or medical reasons before the start of the program. Please provide a doctors note at the time of request.
    • Any Covid related refunds will require a medical note, no at home test photos will be accepted 
  • Refunds will not be made for scheduling conflicts or dissatisfaction with program/team, etc. 

The dollar amount will be prorated dependent on how much of the program/season has passed. Credit card payments will be returned to the card within 5-7 business days. Cash and check payments will be returned by check, which may take 2-3 weeks for processing. 

The City of Ocean City reserves the right to waive this refund policy at its discretion at any time.