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Summer Program Registration Information

Summer Program registration is available on a first come, first served basis and will be conducted online.  You can complete your registration from home and pay by credit or debit card, or print out the registration form and make payment at City Hall using cash, check (made payable to Clifton Recreation) or money order.  Include your driver’s license number on all checks.  The City will charge a $35.00 service fee for all checks not honored for any reason by the bank.  You will not be registered until payment is received.  If you do not have access to a computer at home, you can come into the Recreation Department and use one of our computers.  Early registration is strongly recommended. 

Pre-registration for the 6-week Summer Programs (Tots-O-Fun, Summer Days in the Park, Allsport and Future Leaders), classes and specialty camps is open to Clifton residents from the release of this information.  Non-residents may register for the 6-week Summer Programs beginning June 24.  Pre-registration for classes or specialty camps is open from the release of this information for both residents and non-residents.  Program T-shirts may be purchased at our office for $7.00 and are mandatory for all trips.  Individuals registering late will be required to pay the entire summer program / class fee (no pro-rating) and there are no refunds for missed classes or days.  Children must meet age or grade requirements listed by the first day of the program unless the description indicates otherwise.  The Clifton Recreation Department does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age or disability to participate in our programs.

If you are creating an account on our website for the first time, please complete the information for the parent first and then add any children.  After the account is created, it must be approved by the Recreation Department before you can register.  Once the account is approved, you will receive an email from us and you may then register for any programs that you are interested in.

If your child did not participate in the Summer Programs in 2012 - 2018, you must submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate and immunization records.  You may submit them by mail: 900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013; by email:; or by fax: 973-815-0599.  Registrations without these two items will not be considered complete and your child will not be able to attend the summer programs.  All participants must send in proof of residency with registration via the above methods or your registration will not be considered complete.

Summer Program Scholarships may be available for Clifton residents (only) for the 6-week Summer Program only, not for trips, special events, specialty camps or classes. If you are in need of assistance in paying for summer programs, please contact the Recreation Department for more information at (973) 470-5956. Request must be made by June 7th. Call the Recreation Office to request an application.

Request for Summer Aide: If you feel your child is in need of an aide to assist / shadow them at the summer programs, you must make a request through the Recreation Department by June 7th (No Exceptions). At the time of request you must submit a copy of your child's I.E.P. Report (if you also have a 504 Plan, please submit with your I.E.P.). Assignments will be made based on a review of your child’s documents and results of an interview. This will help determine the best strategy to assist your child in having a memorable and safe summer. After June 7th we will contact you to set-up an interview.  Once the summer program begins, aides cannot be hired.