Welcome to Collingswood Recreation home on the web!
Collingswood Recreation works cooperatively to improve the lives of the residents of Collingswood NJ by offering recreation and leisure activities. Our goal is to promote community spirit, participation, and positive athletic experiences for all with a professional and consistent approach. All of Our activities are for Collingswood Residents and our sending districts.
You can register on line on this sit Collingswoodrecleague.com on go to the Collingswood Borough Hall 678 Haddon Ave. During Business hours 9 to 4 pm.
The mission of the Collingswood Roots & Shoots Nature Club is to encourage and develop environmental awareness and interest in the natural sciences among area children. The nature club is open to grades 3-8, and environmentally-minded high school students are welcome to participate as “Eco-Mentors”. Children in grades K-2 may attend with parents/guardians.
Through child-driven community service projects, nature study classes, park exploration, science experiments, nature crafts, and gardening, we hope to inspire and engage young people to learn about and care for the world around them. We are a member of Jane Goodall’s international Roots & Shoots program, an international movement to encourage environmental awareness among children.
Ages & Cost:
The club is open to 3-8 graders for independent attendance. Children in grades K-2 may attend with parents. All students must be registered to attend. The cost is $10 per child per season. High school students may e-mail
for information about volunteering.
Activities & Structure:
Some of the club’s activities include birding, park & lake clean-ups, stream & pond surveys, insect study & bug hunts, science experiments, eco-crafts, and other topics of interest to club members. A curriculum of 5-7 classes is established per season. Collingswood Roots & Shoots meets in the spring and fall, just like many of our sports teams do. Children are grouped into “Eco-Teams” which are led by an adult “Eco-Leader”. Groups meet one time per week for one hour to explore one of Collingswood’s parks. Information for this season’s of classes appears below.
All children must be pre-registered through Collingswood Recreation to attend. Please sign up for the series, rather than individual classes. The cost of the series is $10 per student.
May 7th - June 4th, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm
Meeting Location: Knight Park Pavilion
*Students in grades K-2 must be accompanied by chaperones.
*High school students may register as "eco-mentors" to assist an adult leader.
All participants MUST be registered. No drop-ins please.
You can go to Collingswoodrecleague.com and sign up on line. Or go to Collingswood Borough Hall 678 Haddon Ave. Starting May 12st. During Business hours of 9 to 4pm.
About Swim Team
As a member of the Suburban Swim League, the Recreation Department sponsors a swim
Team open to all residents from age 5 to under 18. Recreational and competitive concepts are
Incorporated in this program. Children must pass a beginners test.
Supervisor: Recreational staff
Dates: June through mid-August
Days: Practice at Roberts Pool Start June 3rd.
Meets held Saturday Mornings and possible Wednesday Nights
Fee: $50.00 each for first two swimmers per family,
$35.00 each additional family member.
From the Coach
-Meets -Season: June through last week in July
(Champs 1st weekend in August..Hosted by Collingswood)
Update: about new practice times for 2014: We're making a switch to the practice slots this year. Last year's practice was based solely on age, which forced some swimmers into a situation where neither they nor the other swimmers in the lane were benefitting. In an effort to provide the safest, most challenging environment for all swimmers, there will be three practices of the same length as last year (1:15, 1:00, :45) but swimmers will be broken up by ability as opposed to age. The details are still being worked out and will be forwarded along as soon as they are finalized.
For Girls K through 6th. Grade For Collingswood-Oaklyn-Woodlynne Residents
There will be three convenient ways
to sign up for Softball and Lacrosse:
1. You can go to collingswoodrecleague.com Starting February 19th. 2014
to register and pay on line.
2. Register on line at collingswoodrecleague.com, print
out the form, bring it to Borough hall and pay. Starting February 19th.
Or you can stop in Borough Hall Mon-Friday
9 to 4 pm any time after February19th .
(Starting date could be moved back depending on Weather)
Cost: $35.00 per child.
You will receive a phone call from your coach regarding exact dates and times.
Girls Softball plays Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Nights
Starts Mid-March through May
(Behind High School)
Rain outs are made up on Tuesday nights
Girls Lacrosse plays Tuesday & Thursday Nights & Saturdays
Runs April through June
(Behind High School)