First Floating Classroom Public Cruise Sails Monday

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News
The weather is looking fabulous for our first Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom public cruise this coming Monday and there are tickets still available!  The Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom will embark on a series of public learning cruises from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday from July 7 through August 27.  Advance tickets …

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Hundreds of Students Explore Lake Hopatcong During Spring Educational Field Trips

Categories: community, Education, Lake Hopatcong, News
Nearly 800 area students poured into Hopatcong State Park over 7 days this spring to participate in our Lake Hopatcong educational field trip program. The field trips provide an interactive adventure for fourth- and fifth-grade students to learn all about Lake Hopatcong and the watershed that is vital to its health. This year’s students were the first …

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Congratulations to Our 2018 Scholarship Winners

Categories: Education, News, Other
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is proud to announce the winners of our 2018 scholarships; Nicholas Karpiak of Hopatcong and Liam Fitzgerald of Lake Hopatcong. Each year, the Foundation awards two $1,000 scholarships to local graduating seniors whose future studies have been shaped by their time on New Jersey’s largest lake. A life-long lake resident and …

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Floating Classroom Open for Public Cruises

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News
This spring, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation christened our new Floating Classroom, “Study Hull,” and since, we have educated nearly 800 local students aboard the vessel as part of our Lake Hopatcong educational field trips.  As the school year comes to an end, though, the lessons will continue. The Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom will run …

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First Students Board Floating Classroom for Educational Field Trips

Categories: community, Education, Lake Hopatcong, News
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s spring educational field trip season launched this past week with the debut of the Floating Classroom. About 250 fourth- and fifth-grade students from Roxbury and Jefferson Townships climbed aboard the Floating Classroom as one component of their Lake Hopatcong educational field trip at Hopatcong State Park. The new vessel has scientific equipment on …

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Floating Classroom: Coming Soon to a Lake Near You!

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Grants, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Projects and Initiatives
You may have noticed that we’ve been awfully quiet since we announced that Sightseer Marine in Hudson, Florida was selected to build the vessel for our floating classroom back in November.  We’ll it’s time for the big reveal and she’s a beauty! The 40′ X 12′ covered catamaran pontoon boat will be equipped to seat 40 …

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Scholarships Available for Students with Lake Hopatcong Connections

Categories: Education, News
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is proud to announce, for the fourth consecutive year, we will be offering two $1,000 scholarships, each awarded in two possible categories which relate to the work of the Foundation and its mission. Find out more about our scholarship program HERE. The scholarships are one-time gifts, given to a senior in high school who …

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Ice Fishing Workshop Lures a Crowd

Categories: community, Education, Events, News, Other, Public Safety, water safety
The sky was grey and tiny snowflakes were just starting to swirl on Sunday morning, February 4, as more than 30 adults and kids gathered for an Ice Fishing 101 workshop at Hopatcong State Park. It was perfect weather, actually, for this hardy group of both experienced and aspiring winter anglers. Hosted by the Knee Deep Club, Ice Fishing …

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