WINTERFEST -- Held during February, rustic Camp Jefferson becomes the place to sleigh-ride, toboggan, and snow tube down the hill towards the lake. If Mother Nature cooperates, participants can expect outdoor fun with refreshments in the Community Lodge next to a roaring fire. Ice skating also available, weather permitting.
EASTER EGG HUNT -- Open to families with young children age 9 and under, this event occurs the second Saturday before Easter at Camp Jefferson. There are traditionally three separate groups consisting of age two and under, age three to five year olds, and six to eight year olds. Children get to visit with the Easter Bunny and parents are encouraged to bring their cameras.
Hippity, hop - The Easter Bunny is coming to Jefferson!
Time to think spring because the Easter Bunny has scheduled a visit to Jefferson Township to coincide with the Recreation Department’s 20th annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12 at the Jefferson Township Middle School field (behind the school) at 1000 Weldon Road. If there is inclement weather, the event will be moved into the school’s gym.
This event will take place after the GFWC Jr. Woman’s Club’s 33rd annual Bunny Brunch being held at the Jefferson Township High School cafeteria that morning.
The Egg Hunt is open to all children up to 9 years of age at 1 PM who are Jefferson Township residents. Each child should bring his/her own basket to collect the eggs, and there will be a maximum of ten eggs allowed per basket. All children will receive a gift from the Easter Bunny!
There will be opportunities to take photographs with the Easter Bunny, so parents should be sure to bring a camera. Everyone is also encouraged to stop by the Jefferson Township Middle School Student Council/Red Cross Clubs’ Bake Sale table. All proceeds will benefit the Operation Camp Jefferson 2014 Fund to help children in financial need attend the township’s summer day camp program.
The Recreation Department will be accepting donations for township residents in need of food through the township’s food pantry. Especially needed are non-perishable food items, paper products, household products, and/or toiletries.
Also be sure to visit the Recreation Department’s Scholastic Book Fair in the Middle School’s cafeteria where you can shop for the best in children’s books.
There is no admission charge to participate in the Egg Hunt. For information/directions, call the Recreation Department at 973-663-8404 or visit www.jeffersontownship.net - Departments, Recreation or the Events section.
FALL FESTIVAL -- Usually scheduled the second Saturday before Halloween, this event takes place at Camp Jefferson with refreshments, hayrides, pumpkin painting, and other fun events.
HOLIDAYS AT CAMP JEFFERSON -- Held on a Saturday in early December, the rustic Community Lodge at Camp Jefferson is transformed into a winter wonderland. Come visit with Rudolph, Frosty, and most importantly, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves. Music, refreshments, story time, and coloring are the norm for the day. Bring your cameras for great pictures.