CLUBS, ACTIVITIES & CAMP OPPORTUNITIES

Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 133 invites you to join!

Open to Mendham area boys in Gr. K-5

Girl Scouts

YOU CAN DO AMAZING THINGS IN GIRL SCOUTS!

Girl Scouts is the place for every G.I.R.L. - Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, & Leader! Click here to sign up today.

Morris County 4-H

Registration open to enter in the Fair
Calling all Morris County students!

Any Morris County resident from Kindergarten to adults can participate and enter their art, craft, or science project, photos, plants, models, sewing, and more in the 4-H Fair. Many divisions are open to all.

Participants in Kindergarten to 3rd grade (called "Cloverbuds" in 4-H) will receive rainbow ribbons for participation. Older age groups are: 4-8 grade, 9-13 grade, and adults; their entries get judged against a standard and also receive ribbons (Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair / Participation) as well as rosettes for Best-in-Show and Honorable Mention. 

All will be on display at the Fair from July 21-24 (some will be highlighted on the website). Animal shows and Quiz Bowls will be held at the Fair.

Take a look at the 4-H Fair Entry Page for details (https://www.morris4h.org/4-h-fair/fair-entries)

4-H Fair 2022
4-H Fair Registration Flyer

Morris County 4-H Office
Email:  morris4h@njaes.rutgers.edu
Phone:  973-285-8301

Learn about and try out a 4-H club

LOCAL RESOURCES

Preschool Advantage

Do you know a family that needs help with the high cost of preschool? Tuition assistance from Preschool Advantage can make it possible for 3- and 4-year-olds in this area to attend a high-quality preschool program. Preschool Advantage has been assisting families in Morris and Somerset counties for over 25 years.  Applications for funding for the 2022-2023 school year are now available online. To see a list of our partner preschools or for an application, go to:  www.preschooladvantage.org, call (973) 532-2501, or email info@preschooladvantage.org.

Brochure
Flyer

Chester Mendham Food Pantry

The Chester Mendham Food Pantry's purpose is to provide supplemental food, toiletries, household supplies, and other assistance to neighbors in need in Chester and Mendham. During the pandemic, the mission to serve this purpose is even more important. Details on current operation guidelines can be found by visiting their website at https://www.chestermendhamfp.com/.

Somerset County Health Department/Regional Chronic Disease Coalition

Please click the link provided below for information on the HPV vaccination.

HPV Fact Sheet for Parents

Family Promise of Sussex County
Family Promise of Sussex County is a non-profit organization that assists families struggling with utility costs through a utility assistance program for low-income households. Click the link below for further information.

LIHEAP Flyer

UPCOMING EVENTS

Bernards Municipal Alliance Events

Bernards Municipal Alliance/Youth Services presentation called “ATOD & LGBTQ: The Rainbow Connection” for Tuesday, June 7th 6:30-8pm via Zoom. The Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute will be leading this free workshop which is open to all members of the public and is intended for parents, teachers, coaches, and other adult members of the community.

ATOD & LGBTQ: The Rainbow Connection Flyer

Bernards Township Health Department

NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM 

The Bernards Township Health Department and Nourish and Thrive Nutrition Center present:

Fighting Inflammation: The Power of Food

Thursday, June 9 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Bernards Township Library, 32 South Maple Ave, Basking Ridge

  • Join Elisa England, MS, RDN and Ellen Petrosino, MS, RDN for a nutrition presentation and culinary demonstration.

  • Learn about the health benefits of consuming a variety of colorful plant-based foods and how antioxidants play a role in optimizing digestion, lowering inflammation, and balancing hormones.

Registration is required. Call the BT Health Department at 908-204-2520 to register.

Attendees are encouraged to wear masks to this indoor program.

For details, please click the link below to view the flyer.

Fighting Inflammation Flyer

2022 Skin Cancer Screening

The Bernards Township Health Department is holding a Skin Cancer Screening for residents of age 18 years and older who:

  • have never attended a Bernards Township Skin Cancer Screening in the past

  • are not under the care of a dermatologist

The screening will be held Tuesday, July 12 from 1:00-5:00pm

  • Location: Fellowship Village Wellness Center, 8000 Fellowship Road in  Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

  • Confidential exam includes a full-body check conducted by a board-certified dermatologist

  • Suggested donation: $10

  • Registration begins June 14. Appointments are required. Call 908-204-2520 to make your appointment. No appointments will be taken before June 14.

Skin Cancer Screening Flyer

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP HEALTH DEPT NEWSLETTER

The Bernards Township Health Department is excited to issue the first copy of the “Health Matters” E-Newsletter in 2 years! Please see the attached PDF for the June 2022 edition. Our new format includes different topic areas and plenty of information on upcoming programs, clinics, and other public health information. Additionally, we’ll continue to release pertinent COVID-19 information including vaccine and testing clinics, local numbers, and state numbers. Please note that the weekly numbers and clinic information is continually updated on our website, www.bernardshealth.org.  

June 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Bernards Township Health Department has continued to provide updates regarding the Coronavirus health concern. Please visit http://www.bernardshealth.org/covid to view the most recent weekly update from the Bernards Township Health Department about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). If there are updates in addition to this, they will be sent as needed. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out by email or contact the Bernards Township Health Department at (908) 204-2520. 

Why You Cannot Test Out of COVID-19 Quarantine

New Jersey Department of Health 2019 Novel Cornovirus Webpage

Spread Facts Not Fears - English Version

Spread Facts Not Fears - Spanish Version

NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care and K-12 Schools

Additional resources and guidance can be found on their website at www.bernardshealth.org.

June COVID-19 Testing

The Bernards Township Health Department will offer COVID-19 testing in June: THURSDAYS 9AM-4PM

Location: Bernards Township Community Center: 289 South Maple Ave, Basking Ridge NJ, 07920

Appointments can be scheduled in advance:

Thursday, June 9, 2022: https://wellcaretccm.com/bernards-township-covid-19-testing-06-09-22/
Thursday, June 16, 2022:
https://wellcaretccm.com/bernards-township-covid-19-testing-06-16-22/
Thursday, June 23, 2022:
https://wellcaretccm.com/bernards-township-covid-19-testing-06-23-22/
Thursday, June 30, 2022:
https://wellcaretccm.com/bernards-township-covid-19-testing-06-30-22/

Walk-ins are welcome! If you cannot attend your scheduled appointment, you do not need to cancel.

**Due to lack of sufficient funding for the HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program, WELLCARE COVID-19 Testing Service will bill individuals without health insurance $75 per COVID-19 test until the foreseeable future.

To order 8 free COVID-19 antigen test kits for your household, please visit https://special.usps.com/testkits.

Accessing test results:

• Test results will be delivered via phone, text or email. Make sure to check your spam folder, as well as missed calls.
• Please allow 48-72 hours to process test results.
• If you do not hear back after 72 hours, please email WellCare at wellcarecovidtesting@gmail.com

All participants must remain in their vehicle until their appointment time and wear a mask or face covering during registration and testing. To be tested, participants need to present a state-issued photo ID or driver’s license for identification and their medical insurance cards if they have insurance. Screening will be conducted which includes answering questions and checking vital signs.

With medical insurance there is no cost for participating in the COVID-19 testing event. Only diagnostic medical services covered by your medical insurance will be performed.

The Bernards Township Health Department is the contractual health agency for Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.

COVID-19 Testing
Prueba de Detecccion de COVID-19

June COVID-19 vaccine clinics are scheduled as follows:

Pediatric Pfizer for ages 5-11 will be given on Monday from 3:00-5:00pm at Saint James Church, 184 S. Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

The Pediatric Pfizer date is June 13.  

First, second, and booster doses will be available.

Visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/bthdpfizerkids to make your pediatric Pfizer appointment.

Pfizer for 12+ and Moderna will be given on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00pm at Saint James Church, 184 S. Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

The Pfizer 12+ and Moderna dates are June 7, 14, & 28.

  • Pfizer boosters or primary series available for 12+

Visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/bthdpfizer to make your Pfizer appointment.

  • Moderna boosters or primary series for 18+

Visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/bthdmoderna to make your Moderna appointment.

If you plan to get a first or second booster for any COVID-19 vaccine, please review your eligibility here or at bernardshealth.org before making your appointment.

For all clinics:

Walk-in spots may be available but are not guaranteed.

Bring your original vaccination card with you if you are coming for a booster shot.

No identification or insurance card required.

Please wear a mask and social distance upon arrival.

Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

If you have questions or need help making an appointment, please call 908-204-2520.

The Bernards Township Health Department is the contractual health agency for Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.

June COVID-19 Clinics
Junio COVID-19 Programa de Vacunacion

COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS:

The Bernards Township Health Department will be offering Pfizer for ages 5-11, Pfizer for 12+ and Moderna for 18+ vaccines in July. 

July COVID-19 vaccine clinics are scheduled as follows:

Pediatric Pfizer for ages 5-11 will be given on Monday, July 11 from 3:00-5:00pm at Saint James Church, 184 S. Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.     

First, second, and booster doses will be available.

Visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/bthdpfizerkids to make your pediatric Pfizer appointment. 

Pfizer for 12+ and Moderna for 18+ will be given on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00pm at Saint James Church, 184 S. Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

The Pfizer 12+ and Moderna 18+ dates are July 12, 19, & 26.  

Pfizer boosters or primary series available for 12+

Visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/bthdpfizer to make your Pfizer appointment.

Moderna boosters or primary series for 18+

Visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/bthdmoderna to make your Moderna appointment. 

If you plan to get a first or second booster for any COVID-19 vaccine, please review your eligibility here or at bernardshealth.org before making your appointment. 

For all clinics:

Walk-in spots may be available but are not guaranteed.

Bring your original vaccination card with you if you are coming for a booster shot.

No identification or insurance card required.

Please wear a mask and social distance upon arrival.

Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

If you have questions or need help making an appointment, please call 908-204-2520. 

The Bernards Township Health Department is the contractual health agency for Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.

July COVID-19 Clinics
Julio COVID-19 Programa de Vacunacion 

The Bernards Township Health Department will offer COVID-19 testing in July: THURSDAYS 9AM-4PM

Location: Bernards Township Community Center: 289 South Maple Ave, Basking Ridge NJ, 07920

Appointments can be scheduled in advance:

Thursday, July 7, 2022: https://wellcaretccm.com/bernards-township-covid-19-testing-07-07-22/  
Thursday, July 14, 2022:
https://wellcaretccm.com/bernards-township-covid-19-testing-07-14-22/  
Thursday, July 28, 2022:
https://wellcaretccm.com/bernards-township-covid-19-testing-07-28-22/  

** PLEASE NOTE: There will be no testing on July 21st , 2022 **

Walk-ins are welcome! If you cannot attend your scheduled appointment, you do not need to cancel.

**Due to lack of sufficient funding for the HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program, WELLCARE COVID-19 Testing Service will bill individuals without health insurance $75 per COVID-19 test until the foreseeable future.

To order 8 free COVID-19 antigen test kits for your household, please visit https://special.usps.com/testkits.

Accessing test results:

• Test results will be delivered via phone, text or email. Make sure to check your spam folder, as well as missed calls.

• Please allow 48-72 hours to process test results.

• If you do not hear back after 72 hours, please email WellCare at wellcarecovidtesting@gmail.com.

All participants must remain in their vehicle until their appointment time and wear a mask or face covering during registration and testing. To be tested, participants need to present a state-issued photo ID or driver’s license for identification and their medical insurance cards if they have insurance. Screening will be conducted which includes answering questions and checking vital signs.

With medical insurance there is no cost for participating in the COVID-19 testing event. Only diagnostic medical services covered by your medical insurance will be performed.

The Bernards Township Health Department is the contractual health agency for Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.

COVID-19 Testing
Prueba de Deteccion de COVID-19

2022 BTHD Child Health Conference - Vaccines for Children program

This program provides FREE immunizations for children from birth to age 18 who do NOT have health insurance.                            

  • Children residing in Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough are eligible.

  • Appointments are required. Clinics are scheduled monthly in conjunction with the Community Visiting Nurse Association.

  • Please call Community VNA at 908-725-9355 ext. 0 to schedule your child’s appointment. For more information, visit: https://www.communityvna.org/Child-Health-Clinics.cms .

Please contact the Bernards Township Health Department at 908-204-2520 if you have additional questions.

The Bernards Township Health Department is the contractual health agency for Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.

Vaccines for Children
Vacunes para Ninos

"E-Cigs: Vaping and the effects it has on your health"

- a Newsletter made possible by Alliance funds for West Morris Mendham High School and sending districts.

Neighbors and Newcomers of the Mendhams

Just moved to Mendham? Lived here for years and looking to reconnect with your friends and the community? Then join Neighbors and Newcomers of the Mendhams!

OWLZ is at Hilltop!

OWLZ is Hilltop's very own Outdoor Wilderness Learning Zone. James McManus, a Hilltop alum & Eagle Scout, dedicated his Eagle Scout project to the betterment of Hilltop School. His project created a wood-chipped trail from the Steven Crowe Garden to a series of outdoor classrooms, where students and teachers are able to utilize the vast unused outdoor space to enhance their curricular experiences. McManus worked in conjunction with HELP to make the trails and learning zones come to life.

Take some time to visit the OWLZ website below to learn more about the project and to watch videos of its on-going creation