River Edge Youth Programs

River Edge Youth Programs are for children of all ages.  From reading programs at the library to recreation camp in the summer to sports clinics and leagues there is definitely something for every child.   Below we discuss all of the River edge Youth Programs with links to the organizations’ website.  If you have further questions about youth programs in River edge contact us at admin@thisisriveredge.com

River Edge recreation Playground Camp Program

River Edge Recreation Summer Camp

2021 Playground Program Details

  • June 29 – July 30, 2021
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Cost: $300
  • Camp Calendar

One of the largest and longest running programs from the recreation department is the playground camp program.  This decades long program is a highlight of the summer for borough kids for generations.  The camp is run by the recreation department and runs in July from 9:00am – 12:00pm on weekdays.  The camp employs dozens of borough students as counselors making it a great way for teenagers to make some money over the summer as well.  the camp runs different programs like a petting zoo, Olympics, street hockey, arts and crafts, as well as field trips to trampoline parks and bowling.

To learn more about the program, fees, dates, and registration follow the River Edge Recreation Department on Facebook here.

River Edge Library Summer Reading Program | www.Thisisriveredge.com

River Edge Library Summer Reading Program

Children and teens, ages 3-17, will log their reading and complete missions online with READsquared to earn a chance to win a weekly raffle and be entered in our grand prize drawings. 
To be eligible for our weekly raffle drawings you must earn 100 points each week by logging your reading and completing missions by midnight of each raffle week.  To be eligible for the Grand Prize drawings you must earn a total of 600 points by August 13, 2021.

Raffle weeks run from Monday to Sunday, with Sunday being the last day you can earn the 100 points needed for each weekly raffle.  Once you earn 100 pts., you will automatically be entered into the weekly raffle. If you forget to log your reading by midnight on Sunday, you will not be eligible for that weeks drawing.  However, once you log your reading minutes, your points will continue to accumulate and roll over for the next weeks raffle and towards the grand prize drawings.

*Weekly raffle dates are: Week #1 June 28-July4, Week #2 July 5-July 11, Week #3 July 12—July 19, Week #4 July 19-July 25, Week #5 July 26-August 1 & Week #6 August 2-August 8, 2021. 
**Grand Prize Drawings: Last to log reading is August 14, 2021.

All winners will be notified by email.  If you need help using the website, please email your questions and phone number to rosemarie.garcia@riveredge.bccls.org

Register for the Summer Reading Program

River Edge Girls Athletic League

REGal Sports

REGal is the River Edge Girls Athletic League and it offers programs for girls of all ages in a variety of sports.  REGal started as a softball league in 1965 and has grown to one of the largest girls organizations in the state.  They offer clinics, leagues, and travel teams in softball, basketball, running, volleyball, yoga, and field hockey.

To learn more about REGal and the programs they run year round visit: www.regalsports.org

River Edge Little League

River Edge Little League

River Edge Little League was founded in 1952 and has been an extremely popular program for boys of all ages to participate in baseball in River Edge.  With both recreational and travel leagues there is spot for all abilities.  Most games and practices occur at Memorial Field which boats 2 regulation little league fields.  Older leagues play games at Keneth B Gorge Field which has a larger 90 foot basepath field.

To learn more about River Edge Little League visit: www.relittleleague.org

River Dell Soccer Association

River Dell Soccer

The River Dell Soccer Association runs leagues at the recreational level for boys and girls form Kindergarten to 8th grade in River Edge and Oradell.  They use fields in both River Edge and Oradell and mostly play in the Fall.  River Dell Soccer also runs the River Dell Blackhawks that is the travel soccer part of the club.  Travel teams are available for both boys and girls and leagues run in the Fall and Spring.

To learn more about River Dell Soccer visit: www.riverdellsoccer.org

To learn more about River Dell Blackhawks visit: www.riverdellblackhawks.teamsnapsites.com

River Dell Junior Football

River Dell Junior Football

The River Dell Junior Football Association serves both River Edge and Oradell and provides programs for children in flag football, peewee, junior, and senior.  Practices and games are held each fall and are held in both towns depending on age level.  Their teams participate in the Northern Bergen Junior Football League.

To learn more about River Dell Junior Football visit their website

River Dell Junior Cheer

River Dell Junior Cheer

River Dell Junior Cheer helps to develop a love of cheerleading in girls as young as 3rd grade.  They practice so they can cheer on their classmates at River Dell Junior Football games.  The season runs from September to November.

River Edge Junior Basketball

River Edge Junior Basketball

River Edge Junior Basketball is for boys and girls from 1st to 9th grade.  Teams have practices and games in town gymnasiums from November to March.

For more info visit the Junior Basketball website: https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/rebbl

River Dell Junior Lacrosse

River Dell Lacrosse

River dell Lacrosse introduces young athletes to the fast paced game that is one of the newer sports in town.  Teams are created from grades 1st-8th for both boys and girls.  Practices and games are held in the Spring each year.

For more information visit the River dell Lacrosse website at www.riverdelllacrosse.com

River Dell Junior Wrestling

River Dell Junior Wrestling

River Dell Junior Wrestling is open to all 1st – 8th graders who are River Edge or Oradell residents.  There are NO tryouts, skill or experience requirements, or weight restrictions. Our season starts in November and goes through February/March.
Practices are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at River Dell High School through February.  Younger wrestlers practice from 6:00-7:30pm and older wrestlers practice from 7:30-9:00pm.  In Nov/Dec we have a few Saturday practices to be posted on website.
All Practices held at the River Dell High School Wrestling Room
1st Year Wrestling Introduction Practices for 1st time wrestlers who have never wrestled. 
Scrimmages are held Saturday mornings or early evenings starting in January.  Each wrestler is paired with a wrestler from another area team.  Pairs are determined by similarity in age (no more than 2 years apart), weight (no more than a 10% differential), experience and skill level.  These are held at home and away. 
Tournaments are held Sundays.  Typically each wrestler is eligible for four tournaments.  Tournaments group by age divisions (Bantam: 7 & 8 yr olds, Novice: 9 & 10 yr olds, Junior: 11 & 12 yr olds, and Intermediate: 13 & 14 yr olds) and defined weight classes.  Experience and skill level are not part of the grouping for tournaments.
For more information visit the River Dell Junior Wresting website: https://www.riverdelljuniorwrestling.com/
Asphalt Avengers hockey program is for kids of all ages looking to play the game of hockey.

Asphalt Avengers Floor Hockey

The Asphalt Avengers hockey clinics offer an introduction to hockey at the Veterans Memorial Park hockey rink and at River Dell High School.  Clinics are run in conjunction with the River Dell High School hockey team and focus on fundamentals and fun.  Clinics are free.

Summer 2021 Clinics

  • July 7-28, 2021 (Wednesdays)
  • Located at Memorial Park hockey rink
  • 1st – 3rd grade: 6:00-7:00pm
  • 4th – 6th grade: 7:00-8:00pm
  • Cost: FREE (equipment supplied by the NJ Devils)
  • Register on Community Pass
For more information follow the River Edge Recreation Commission on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/riveredgerecreation
River Edge Tennis

Tennis Lessons

The River Edge recreation Commission runs kids tennis lessons at Veteran’s Memorial Park in conjunction with All pro Tennis Staff.  Lessons are grouped by age and instruction is for beginner to advanced. 

Summer 2021 Tennis Lessons

  • Sessions start June 30, 2021
  • Taught by All Pro Tennis Staff
  • $95 for 5 Week Session
  • Sessions held at Veterans Memorial Park tennis courts adjacent to the library
  • 1st & 2nd Grade: 5pm-6pm
  • 3rd & 4th Grade: 6pm-7pm
  • 5th grade and up: 7pm-8pm
  • You must have your own racket to participate
  • Register on Community Pass
For more information follow the River Edge Recreation Commission on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/riveredgerecreation
River Edge Run 2021

River Edge Run

Every April River Edge hosts the Annual River Edge Run.  The event offers both a 5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk for kids of all ages.  Participants get a t-shirt and the pride of running a race in their hometown.
Learn more about the River Edge Run at: www.riveredgerun.com
US Sports Institute

US Sports Institute

The US Sports Institute has been providing sports camps and year-round sports programs to communities for over 10 years, working with over 500 organizations in the USA. These organizations include Recreation Departments, YMCA’s, JCC’s, Girl Scouts, School Districts & a variety of other private organizations that require quality sports provision.
River Edge Recreation has partnered with US Sports Institute to offer a wide range of sports camps, classes and lessons for all ability levels and a range of ages spanning 2 to adult. From Parent and Me, to toddler, to preschool, to kids classes and right through to adult programming, we have your sports needs covered.
Programs typically run by season in the spring, summer, fall and winter. Camps, classes and lessons run year-round to ensure we always have sports options to meet your family’s needs.
Click on the link below to view the current River Edge Recreation sports camp, class and lesson options. Be sure to check back often as these listings are constantly updated.