Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey @ Absecon Lighthouse



Regular admission, kids 11 and under are free


Collingswood Book Festival

A week of activities will culminate with the all-day festival in historic Collingswood, NJ on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Join fellow book lovers for the largest literary event in the region. Meet authors and illustrators and browse thousands of new and used books. You’ll find book-related merchandise and crafts, storytelling, workshops, panel discussions, poetry readings, exhibits, kid friendly activities and entertainment.

This is a great way to get involved in your town! We are looking for people of all ages to help with recruiting authors, publicity, entertainment, children’s events and day-of activities.

The Collingswood Book Festival…It’s Where You Want to Read!


Autumn with the Animals

Autumn with the Animals is a much-anticipated fall family tradition in Southern New Jersey.  Children and adults of all ages enjoy our wildlife programs, live music, nature hikes, child friendly games, crafts, food and fun!  We look upon this day as a way for our members and friends to reconnect with each other and the environment.
Special Guests for Kids:  Cedar Run's Mascot SCOUT
Face painting, games, marshmallow roasting by the fire, hikes, animal encounters, canoeing and more!

Hands-On-History

Children will be given a “Pastport” at the start of their Village trip, which can be stamped at the buildings they visit after completing a take-home craft or activity, like writing with a quill pen, carding wool or making a pinch pot.
Pastports can be redeemed at the Country Store for a free treat!
To sponsor this event click here

AVIATION CAREER ACADEMY CAMP 2019

Open to students ages 9-12. $175.00
Tuition includes snacks, drinks, pizza party and a camp shirt.
Space is limited so don't delay.
Call (609) 886-8787 or
Click Here to download the Registration Form!

Sponsor the Aviation Career Academy Camp... CLICK HERE for Info.

CLICK HERE for Info on the Thaddeus Lazowski Memorial Aviation Career Scholarship!


Hands-On-History

Children will be given a “Pastport” at the start of their Village trip, which can be stamped at the buildings they visit after completing a take-home craft or activity, like writing with a quill pen, carding wool or churning butter. Other family-friendly activities include games and live entertainment from traditional local musician Mary Roth.
Pastports can be redeemed at the Country Store for a free treat!
To sponsor this event click here

New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival

WheatonArts hosts the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival on March 23 at 2 p.m. with a special production of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”, presented by Surflight Theatre. FREE and open to the public, this show is appropriate for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

In this delightful adaptation of Judith Viorst’s popular book, Alexander's rather trying life is set to music and brings to the stage one of America's most spirited characters. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that everybody has bad days sometimes.

Admission is FREE, part of the WheatonArts “Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!” program. To register for your free seats to the show, click here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4716455

To learn more about The New Jersey Theatre Alliance and the Stages Festival, visit the following links: www.njtheatrealliance.org and www.stagesfestival.org


Family Friendly Painting Class

Wood You Be Mine? Valentine's Family Friendly Event!

$25/person, $4 parking in garage.

Includes all art supplies, apron and step by step instructions for painting carved birch trees on 16x20 canvas.

Lots of ways to customize your canvas to represent families and couples!

Suggested ages: 6+

Light snacks and water will be provided, but feel free to bring your own favorites! Payment in cash at the door directly to Leah before you start painting.


Creature Feature and Craft

We will highlight a different live animal or group of animals each day! Get up close with terrapins, fish, crabs, sea stars and urchins, mollusks, horseshoe crabs and the animals of Finding Nemo. After the presentation, create a take-home craft related to that day’s Creature Feature!


Aquarium Feeding

Act as an Aquarist for a day and help us feed the local marine life! We will open up feeding each week so you can see the terrapins eating fiddler crabs and the horseshoe crab gobbling shrimp. Not all animals are fed every day.