Stargazing party canceled

The stargazing party scheduled for the evening of Friday, April 21st has been canceled due to inclement weather / poor viewing conditions. We will work on rescheduling and will post new information at a later date.

Summer Rec Camp Registration now open

Summer Rec Camp – priority registration for Chester residents is taking place now until 4/3.  Regular camp registration opens 4/3/17.

To register please visit

You can easily register online at any time, day or night.

Camp employment application deadline 3/31/17 

Scholarship applications – now accepting, deadline 4/15/17


Chester Rec Camp has a limited number of partial scholarships available. Please complete the scholarship application in its entirety and return to Recreation Director, 1 Parker Rd., Chester NJ 07930 or email to:
Deadline for applications is 4/15/17.

Sponsor a Child

Would you or your company like to donate to send a kid to camp? Please email or call 908-879-5100 x 825 for more info and how you can make a difference in the life of a child!

Employment Opportunity

Chester Township Recreation Summer Day Camp is now accepting applications for employment. Kindly fill out this application and send it to the Recreation Director by the deadline of March 31, 2017. Mail to: Recreation Director, Chester Township, 1 Parker Rd., Chester NJ 07930 or e-mail to:

‘Chester in Spring’ photo contest now underway

The ‘Chester In Spring’ photo contest is now underway! Snap any photo taken in Chester this springtime and e-mail it to recreation@chesterborough to enter. The photo with the most combined likes on Chester Township Borough Facebook pages will win $25. One photo entry per person; open to all ages who are residents of Chester. Contest runs March 1 – May 31. Submit your photo early for the most likes. Voting open to all. All photos become the property of Chester Recreation.

Openings on Chester Borough Commissions

Chester Borough has openings on the following committees / commissions. Open to Chester Borough residents only.

Shade Tree Commission
Board of Health
Water Resources and Sewer
Environmental/Open Space

If you are interested in serving on any of these committees, please contact Mayor Hoven at

There are also openings on the Recreation Commission. If you are interested, please contact

‘Town-wide Treasures’ yard sales this weekend

Do you love to bargain shop and hunt for amazing finds? Then the annual Chester ‘Town-wide Treasures’ yard sale is for you. Treasures await you as we have over 50 families participating in this sale which takes place at private residences throughout Chester on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 from 9am-3pm. Antiques, collectibles, and furniture are some of the items you will find at the sales.

In addition, be sure to stop by and visit the Community Yard Sale at the Chester First Aid Squad Building, 100 North Rd. Come browse for bargains from a dozen sellers, enjoy free popcorn, free blood pressure screening, and other activities. Sellers at this location are helping to raise money for the Chester First Aid Squad, so be sure to show your support!

The yard sale location map is available by clicking here or at the Chester Township & Chester Borough Municipal Buildings, or pick up your map at the Chester First Aid Squad building or Chester Library on Saturday morning. Please note that the locations on the map are not perfect, but the addresses are correct. Shoppers are encouraged to use their own maps or GPS devices to locate the listed addresses.

Registration open for town-wide yard sale

Townwide Treasures Yard Sales

September 17 @ 9:00 AM3:00 PM

The Chester First Aid Squad is once again partnering with Chester Township and Chester Borough to organize the popular annual Town-wide Treasures Yard Sale. The event will be held on Saturday, September 17th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, with a rain date of Sunday, September 18th.

As in past years, participants can set up at their homes, and for a $10 fee be
listed on a master list on a town-wide Google map. This is a convenient method for treasure hunters and sellers alike. Last year over 40 households participated in the event.

As an alternative to setting up at home, household sellers are invited to display their wares at the centrally-located Chester First Aid Squad (CFAS) headquarters location at 100 North Road across from Black River Middle School in Chester. A tax-deductible donation to CFAS of $20 is requested. Participants should bring one or two tables; chairs will be provided. CFAS will provide free popcorn, and soda and water will be available for sale as a fundraiser.

For more information, please email: If you are a household seller, or commercial/retail vendor and would like to participate, register at: