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Kids and Teens 6.21.2006

By Rick Racela

COURT HOUSE – Summer Youth Activities open to boys and girls, 11-17 will be held every Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m., starting June 22. Volleyball, basketball, refreshments and fun. Meet new friends.
Bible Fellowship Church of Cape May County, 1159 Route 9 S. Call Pastor Frank at 609-463-4909.
CAPE MAY POINT – Minnows is a free seven-week program for children ages three to seven designed to introduce the plants and animals in the county. Starts June 22. Registration is necessary. Call 884-2159 for details.
– Critters and Crafts is scheduled for June 22. Meet at the Park Museum and bring a plain white shirt to make a club tee-shirt. Program runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
– June 29 is Pond Day at the Park. Meet at the office at 10 a.m. Wear a bating suit.
ONGOING EVENTS
Barn Buddies – for kids interested in horses. Ages 8-11 meet every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 1-3 p.m. Dues $20 benefit the center. For more info 884-2048.
CCA-YAP – Youth Arts Program: variety of arts and social activities for youth 10 and older.
YAP – Saturday Nights: Arts and social activities throughout much of the school year for youth and children ages 6-16. Programs include  Junior Arts Camp for ages 6-10, and Camp Congress Hall for ages 6-12.
Summer Youth Art program: half day summer art classes in Cape May and the Villas. Call 884-7525.
Rebel: youth group that empowers other youth to make informed choices about tobacco use meets the first Monday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Cape Assist’s offices in Wildwood, 3819 New Jersey Ave.  New members are welcome.
Teen Karate: Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call 886-6902 or 889-8105.
Teen Program: Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 656 Seashore Road, Erma. Wednesdays – Teen Bible Study 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday Night Teens, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Homework Club: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Church of the Advent, Parish Hall, Washington and Franklin streets, Cape May.
4-H Teen Ambassadors: leadership, citizenship and community service projects for youth grades eight-12.  Meetings and activities held monthly. For more information: contact Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension 4-H Youth Development Program 465-5115 ext. 605.
AlaTeen: for teens with family or friends who are alcoholics: Thursdays, 8 p.m., Church of Resurrection, 200 W. Tuckahoe Road, Marmora, 547-0855.
Civil Air Patrol: ages 12-18: meets Thursdays, cadet programs, drill and ceremony, safety classes, aerospace education, emergency services. 624-0529.
Music: Impact Choir, Seashore Church, 886-6196; Kaleidoscope Kids singers, ages six-14, 465-7443; Community Concert Band, Norm Lochten, 465-8737.
NAACP: Youth Council, ages 14-21, 624-9152.
Scouting: ages five-17; Girl Scouts of the South Jersey Pines, 697-3900; Boy Scouts of Southern New Jersey, 327-1700.
Swim Teams: ages five-18: Cape May Recreation Dept., 884-9565; Crest Dolphins, 884-6390.
Teen Services: numbers for activities, health questions; United Way, 729-2255, free directory.
Medical Explorers: will meet May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Maruchi Room. Open to students ages 14-19 who are interested in the medical profession. Call Ruth Particelli, 463-2367.
Volunteer for the following groups: Animal Welfare Society, 465-3403; Burdette Hospital, Etc. Shop, 463-2000; Cape May Nature Center, 884-9590; Cape May Rec., Terry, 884-9565; County Museum, Barbara, 465-3535; Crest Haven Nursing Home, Anthony, 465-1274; Habitat for Humanity, 463-0244; Lower Twp. Rec., Zack, 886-7880; MADD, 463-1616; North Cape Center, Paul, 898-8899; Red Cross, Peg, 465-7382; United Way, Suzanne, 729-2002; Wetlands Institute, 368-1211. Adults are also welcome.
CAREERS – The Tiger Cubs from Troop 65, Court House, were given a tour of the Herald by Jim Vanore. “Looks like some journalists in the making.”
SAFETY FIRST – Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Vincent and Janet Kipp, visited Memorial School in Lower Township to speak about boating safety.  Gabrielle Masterson, Dylan Hueber, Natalie Coulter, Taylor Maahs and Alexie Brown from Mrs. Julie Sangillo’s class practice safe boating procedures.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS – The third annual picnic for local Special Olympians was held recently at the Cape May County Park.  This tradition was begun to give coaches, volunteers, parents and participants a chance to relax and enjoy themselves until the competition begins again in September. The sports available for these special contestants are bowling, volleyball, golf, basketball, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, floor hockey, bocci, swimming, track and field, softball and powerlifting. If interested in volunteering, coaching or participating please contact Sue Kinsell by telephone @ 609-645-8814 or via email @ directorarea08@sonj.org.

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