Recreation

Montgomery Recreation serves a variety of ages and provides programs and activities of interest to our residents.

The Montgomery Township Newsletter  provides our current offerings.  Click here to go directly to Recreation section of the newsletter.

Recreation Programs; How to Register

For  On-line Registration through Community Pass, follow link below after reading this information. The first time you use Community Pass, it will require you to set up a user name and password (please store this info safely). You will set up a simple profile for each member of your family. Once you are registered in the system, it will automatically list which programs are currently available to any member of your family by their age and sex.

On-line registration currently requires payment by credit card for registration costs. Please be advised that the current convenience rate for credit card payments is 2.99% of your total transaction.

MONTGOMERY ON-LINE REGISTRATION

If you prefer to fill in and print out a MANUAL REGISTRATION FORM and mail or bring in with payment, please download the form found on the Recreation Registration webpage or pick-up a form at our Recreation offices.

Descriptions of our various services in alphabetically order:

Community School

Our Community School provides educational, health and well-being classes as well as classes in music and the arts. We run sessions in the Fall, Winter and Spring, and sessions can vary in length from a few days to eight to ten weeks. All of our Community School classes are self-sustaining and all participants pay a fee for participation.

Independent Sports Leagues, Township-Owned Sports Fields

Wondering if a game or other park event is on or called due to wet conditions? Montgomery Recreation sports fields and park statuses are updated on our Field Hotline at (800) 731-8412. Updates are made by 3pm, Mon-Fri. Weekend conditions are determined by the wise discretion of the league facilitators.

Montgomery Recreation does NOT run the following Independent Sports League programs, but does coordinate some twp. field use and other aspects with the organizers.

Montgomery Special Olympics:  Email:  montysonj1@gmail.com  Website: somontgomery.wordpress.com

 

Montgomery Baseball League: Frank Kimick Email: fvk@aol.com Website: www.montgomerybaseball.com

Montgomery Girls Softball: Mike Parise  Email: montgomerysoftball@gmail.com Website: www.montgomerysoftball.com

Montgomery Travelers Soccer Club: Helen Lee Email: president@montgomerysoccer.org Website: www.montgomerysoccer.org

Montgomery Youth Basketball: Dave Heubach Email: president.montgomerybasketball@gmail.com Website: www.montgomerybasketball.com

Montgomery Boys/Girls Lacrosse: Cara Ipeker Email: info@montgomerylacrosse.comWebsite: www.MontgomeryLacrosse.com

Montgomery Wrestling: John Moyle 908-801-2038  Jodi Mahoney 917-439-7380 http://www.leaguelineup.com/montgomerywrestling

Montgomery Youth Football/ Cheerleading: Joe Furey -Football /Therese Glennon – Cheer

Email: montynj.wildcats@gmail.com Website: www.myfca.org

Montgomery Flag Football: Matt Rosenthal Email: commissioner@montgomeryflag.com
Website: www.montgomeryflag.com

Princeton Special Sports: Email: princetonspecialsports@gmail.com
Website: www.leaguelineup.com/princetonspecialsports

The Montgomery Township Education Association (MTEA) will once again be sponsoring the Challenger Division Little League for children with disabilities of all ranges.  This program provides the opportunity for children with disabilities to participate in a structured baseball program that is more appropriate for their needs.  Each player has a volunteer assistant each time they come to practice to support their skills and development.

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is organized under the Recreation Department at Otto Kaufman Community Center. It is open to all Montgomery Township residents who are experiencing temporary financial hardships and having difficulty making ends meet. The pantry is managed by the Montgomery Township Community Resource Manager Denise Crowley. She is responsible for connecting people in need in our community with resources available through the County and other organizations.

The Food Pantry is located on the Senior Center side of the Otto Kaufman Center and operates by appointment only.

To make use of the Montgomery Township Food Pantry, an appointment is needed for an initial visit with the Food Pantry Manager. You must bring proof that you live in Montgomery and documentation of your income and expenses. (While there is no income eligibility, there is an income verification process.) When you come in for the appointment, the manager will help you complete some forms, make copies of your documentation and will explain how to use the pantry. The pantry operates by appointment only to protect individuals’ privacy.

Food and non-food grocery items are provided by a very caring and generous community. Donations of food, non-food grocery items and funds are needed on a regular basis. Donations to the Montgomery Township Food Pantry are deductible in accordance with §170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Volunteers assist throughout the year to help sort donations, stock the pantry shelves, and assist with special program support. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the Food Pantry Volunteer Form, also found under Forms on this website.

Food Pantry visits, volunteers, and donations are by appointment only to protect the privacy of Pantry clients.

For more information you may call or email Denise Crowley at (609) 466-1054 or dcrowley@twp.montgomery.nj.us.

Senior Center

We are located at the Otto Kaufman Community Center-356 Skillman Rd, Skillman, NJ 08558. We welcome new members 60+ years. No dues are collected; attend as many times a week as you wish. The Center is open Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm, for Somerset County-run activities & bus transportation. However, the building remains open for use until 4:30 pm. Hot lunch is served for a suggested donation of $1.50. Manager Denise Crowley sets up lunches & activities. To add or cancel a lunch, you must call (609) 466-0846 by 10:30 am with 24-hour notice.

To register for the Senior Center, please contact Denise Crowley at 609-466-0846. Transportation to the center is now handled by Somerset County Transportation – (908) 231-7115 or 1-800-246-0527. 24-hour notice for pick-ups & cancellations is required.The Montgomery Senior Center is operated through a partnership between Montgomery Township and the Somerset County Office on Aging.

Click here for the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services.

Click here for info on Somerset County’s Senior RideWise subsidized transportation for Senior & Disabled Individuals.

Summer Camp Program

We provide an extensive Summer Camp Program at a nominal fee. We offer Pre- and Post-Camp hours to working parents. Our Summer Camps are self-sustaining, and provide a balance of activities from trips, games, crafts, sports, awards, camp-outs, dances, barbecues and much more. Details can be found in the spring township newsletter.

Swim Team Instruction

The Marlins Swim Team meets in the new high school pool from October to February. See the September issue of the Recreation Newsletter for further info. If you have any swimming or pool related questions, please contact Vince Ingraffia at montgomeryaquaticsnj@gmail.com.

Township Events

There are many programs that the Recreation Department offers that are free to all residents; they include: a Halloween Program, Turkey Trot, Holiday Sing-a-long, and many more. See our newsletter for current details or call (609) 466-3023 or stop in the Otto Kaufman Community Center at 356 Skillman Rd, Skillman.

Therapeutic Recreation Services

The Montgomery Recreation Department has a cooperative agreement with the Somerset County Park Commission’s Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Department to provide recreation and leisure opportunities for children and adults who have a developmental disability. By providing a variety of social, cultural, artistic, culinary, sports, fitness, community outings, horticulture, and special events throughout the year, individuals can recreate year round. Programs are adapted to meet the participants’ needs. The TR department also conducts a summer camp for children who have a learning disability or Aspergers Syndrome.

The goal of the Therapeutic Recreation department is to promote an active leisure lifestyle that improves social, physical, cognitive and emotional functioning and enhances participants’ abilities. For more information or to inquire about eligibility, call the Therapeutic Recreation Department at 908-526-5650. You can visit their website at www.somersetcountyparks.org (look for most recent brochure). The TR department is located under programs.