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Freedom Festival on July 4th at Wiggins Waterfront Park

 
      
 

Family Variety Series at Haddon Lake Park

Come out to Haddon Lake Park on Saturday, June 30th at 10 AM for the Family Variety Series: One Man Circus. This free event is for kids and families of all ages. Read More.

 

Free Work Out Sessions at Cooper River Park

Join us every Saturday and Monday through July for free workout classes at Cooper River Park. All levels are welcome.

Cardio on the Cooper is held every Saturday from 11 AM to 12 PM. This calorie annihilating outdoor workout will get your mind and body in shape this summer. For more information, click here.

Yoga on the Cooper is held every Monday from 6 PM to 7 PM. This vinyasa flow yoga class is the perfect way to get your mind and body ready for the week. For more information, click here.

 

 

Family Programs: Junior Birding

Come out to Pyne Poynt Park in Camden on Monday, July 2nd at 10 AM for the Family Program: Junior Birding. During our bird count, participants will discover the types of birds that call our urban environments home and the different ways they adapt to the human environment. Click here to register. This event is presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholders. Read More.

 

Free Narcan Training on July 3rd

Do you know someone who is at risk for a heroin/opioid overdose? The Overdose Prevention Act now allows doctors the ability to prescribe the opiate antidote Narcan (naloxone) to those in a position to help someone else during an overdose of heroin or other opioids. The law also eliminates civil and criminal liability to anyone who administers naloxone.

Come out to a free training session on Tuesday, July 3rd from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Living Proof Recovery Center in Voorhees to learn how to administer naloxone to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose. Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a free naloxone kit. All trainings will be provided by credentialed addiction counselors and licensed nurses in a small, confidential setting to allow participants to receive hands-on training. These training sessions are brought to you by Urban Treatment Associations, Inc. and are supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders' Addiction Awareness Task Force. Read More.

 

Lindenwold Friday Family Fun Night

Friday nights this summer in Lindenwold Park feature fun for the entire family, followed by movies under the stars! On Friday, July 6th enjoy entertainment from One Man Circus at 7 PM followed by the movie The Emoji Movie at 8:45 PM. This event is brought to you by the Camden County Board of Freeholders. Read More.

 

Monday Fundays: Patriotism

The Camden County Board of Freeholders invite you to join us on Monday, July 9th at 10:30 AM at the Parks and Administration Building in Maria Barnaby Greenwold Memorial Park in Cherry Hill. Join Miss Christen from the Camden County Library as we shake our sillies out with stories, songs, and stretches. Read More.

 

Employment Opportunity on July 10th

Source4Teachers will be holding a Recruitment on Tuesday, July 10th at the Camden County One-Stop Office, 2600 Mt. Ephraim Ave., Suite 102, Camden, NJ. ALL candidates MUST be prescreened and scheduled for an appointment prior to the recruitment date by their Local One-Stop Office.

Visit your local One-Stop Office NO LATER THAN July 9th to be prescreened and to schedule an appointment. One-Stop Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1 PM to 3:30 PM. For more information, call (856) 614-3154. Read More.

 

Regatta: USRowing Club Nationals

USRowing is holding their club championships from Wednesday, July 11th through Friday, July 20th at Cooper River Park. Junior and Intermediate rowers will compete over five days against teams from all over the country for the title of Top Club in the United States. For more information, visit www.usrowing.org/summer-championships/Read More

 

Sundown Music Series: Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

The Camden County Board of Freeholders presents Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, plus special guest Milton, to the Sundown Music Series at Haddon Lake Park on Wednesday, July 11th. All concerts in this series are free and begin at 7:30 PM.

Chuck Prophet describes his new disc "Bobby Fuller Died for your Sins" as a California Noir. He says, "the state has always represented the Golden Dream, and it's the tension between romance and reality that lurks underneath the surface in all noir films and paperbacks, and that connects these songs. Doomed love, inconsolable loneliness, rags to riches again, and fast-paces violence are always on the menu on the Left Coast." Read More.

 

Disney's Mary Poppins is Coming to the Ritz Theatre Company

Hang on to your kite as we invite you to join us at The Ritz Theatre Company on a London romp as Disney’s Mary Poppins! A great family night out, this movie musical classic is one to be share again and again! Remember it from your childhood and enjoy it as an adult.

And yes – she flies! Every tune and melody comes to life again – A Spoonful of Sugar, Chim ChimCher-ee, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and all of your favorites! The show runs from July 12th through August 5thRead More.

 

Register Now for Camden County Technical Schools Summer Camp

The Early Childhood Education Center at Camden County Technical Schools is registering children ages 3 to 6 for their full-time or part-time summer camp and daycare center in the fall. The program operates year-round from 7 AM to 6 PM and is closed during school holidays. During the summer, there is a field trip every Friday! Please call 856-767-7000, ext. 5601 or email daycare@ccts.net for a tour or more information.

 

COUNTY SERVICES

 

Cooling Centers 

Camden County Cooling Centers have been announced for Summer 2018. For a list of cooling centers and and information on how to protect yourself against the dangers of hot weather this summer, visit: www.camdencounty.com/service/health-human-services/cooling-centers/

 

Sustainable Camden County 

Camden County is the first and only county in New Jersey to have an Office and Director of Sustainability. The County's Office of Sustainability manages a number of greenhouses on the Lakeland Campus in Gloucester Township. We grow approximately 15,000 plants (both annuals and perennials) for the Camden County parks, saving the County over $10,000 annually. The Camden County branch of the Rutgers Master Gardeners program supplies the expertise and volunteer labor to care for the plants while they're growing in the green houses. In addition to the greenhouse efforts, Sustainable Camden County promotes programs like the Tool Lending Library and works closely with Sustainable New Jersey and other location and regional sustainability programs and events. Sustainable Camden County is also a resource to municipal and school green teams and environmental commissions and helps with writing grants and submitting Sustainable Jersey applications on behalf of towns and schools. Read More.

 

Programming for Individuals with disABILITIES and Special Needs

The Camden County Division of Programming for Individuals with disABILITIES and Special Needs offers a wide range of activities and programs throughout the year including therapeutic horseback riding, dance class, bingo night, art classes, and so much more. Click here to see what events are going on this month. Read More.

 

Camden County Store

As part of its continued commitment to increasing accessibility to county government, the Camden County Freeholder Board created the Camden County Store. The innovative and nationally acclaimed governmental outreach center offers a wide range of county information and services at one convenient location. From wills and probate matters, trade name registration, passports, college registration, senior citizens programs, health screenings, human services, and numerous special events, the County Store has something for every member of the family. With expanded hours of operation on evenings and weekends, access to public transportation and easy parking, the Camden County Store is there to assist you. Read More.

 

NEWS

 

Public Health Briefing on 2018 Mosquito and Tick Season

The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services and the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission informed the public about the health threats to residents, and deterrent measures being taken to protect the community, during the 2018 mosquito and tick season. The mosquito spraying season has just started and there have been new developments with the statewide tick populations that are relevant to neighborhoods and families throughout the region.

“According to the state Department of Health there have been four confirmed cases of Zika Virus from mosquitos reported in New Jersey so far this year. We are working closely with our counterparts at the state and the CDC to monitor for all mosquito borne viruses including, West Nile Disease and Encephalitis,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services. “Furthermore, we know that more people are contracting Lyme disease and other tick borne afflictions than ever before. We also know tick species, like the Lone Star, are expanding their range and brining new communicable diseases to our region.” Read More.

 

Woman Who Tests Positive for Measles Visited Kroc Center in Camden

The Camden County Department of Health of Human Services is working with state officials to help identify anyone that may have come in contact with a woman who tested positive for measles.

Individuals who visited the Cooper Family Medicine Clinic inside the Salvation Army Kroc Center, located at 1865 Harrison Avenue in Camden, on June 14 between 2:45 and 6:30 p.m. should contact their personal physician or the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services.

Camden County has a toll-free hotline to answer the public’s questions concerning measles:  1-800-999-9045. Read More.

 

Freeholder Young Calls on State to Restore 9-1-1 Funding

On Thursday, June 21st, Camden County Freeholder Jonathan Young joined the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) and the New Jersey Wireless Association (NJWA) in Trenton urging state leaders to comply with federal guidelines and restore critical 9-1-1 dollars to county and municipal dispatch centers better known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs.)

“More than a decade ago, a pragmatic plan was put into place that created a fund to support 9-1-1 services in the state through a 90-cent surcharge on individual wireless bills and VOIP users creating a proactive revenue stream to provide upgrades in an ever-evolving technology,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Safety. “Conceivably, the majority of the surcharge collected by the wireless carriers should be funneled back to our respective county communication centers or PSAPs for improvement and enhancement. However, the state has not provided Camden County with an allocation of funding from the 9-1-1 System and Emergency Response Trust Fund to maintain its overall operation since 2008.” Read More.

 

MORE TO EXPLORE

 

Plan Your Next Event at the Camden County Boathouse  

Planning an event? Look no further than the Camden County Boathouse. In a setting like no other, surrounded by natural beauty for any affair - wedding, reunion, engagement party, holiday party, bar and bat mitzvah, christening, formal dinner, birthday - the Banquet Room at the Camden County Boathouse at Cooper River offers that touch of affordable elegance. Let the staff at the Boathouse help you create your special event. The Boathouse provides superior personalized service, guiding you through every stage of the process. Choose among an exclusive list of caterers who offer the best food, from casual to high-end fare. No matter what the occasion, the expert staff will help you have an unforgettable experience. For more information visit: venue.camdencountyboathouse.com

 

Pet of the Week: Howard

Meet Howard - a super sweet guy that can be a little timid at times. He's a really lovable dog once he gets to know you. Howard walks well on the leash and loves to go on walks and explore. He also loves to play with toys and snuggle in his blankets. Howard would do best with a fenced in yard so that he can wander around on his own. He is good with other dogs and would do best with a caring family with children over six-years-old. To learn more about Howard and his friends at the Animal Adoption Center, visit www.aacnj.org.

 

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