The Cave reopens Thursday, September 9, 2021, 3-5pm, indoors in the lower level of the Reformed Church of Highland Park.

Masks are required for unvaccinated students and optional for vaccinated students.

The Cave is an after-school drop-in center in Highland Park for children in 6th-8th grades. The Cave provides a space for students to spend time with their friends after school in a safe and supervised environment, work on homework, play games, and participate in creative activities.

The Cave is free of charge and is open from 3-5pm, Monday–Friday, excluding the days that Highland Park Middle School is closed. On early dismissal days, The Cave will still open at 3pm, not earlier.

The Cave is located at 19 South 2nd Avenue, inside the lower level of the Reformed Church of Highland Park. The Cave is a secular program run by Who is My Neighbor?, in which the church is solely the provider of space for the program to run. We are grateful to the Reformed Church for its generosity in providing community space for youth in Highland Park.

The Cave is supervised by WIMNI Director Lara Arp and run by Cave Director Liezl Bosch and Interns from Rutgers University School of Social Work.

To register, please complete and return the Cave Registration 2021-22.

Save the dates:
Thursday, September 9                         Cave reopens at 3pm
Thursday, September 16                       Cave closed
Tuesday, November 2                           Cave will open at 3pm (even though schools are closed)
Thursday-Friday, November 4-5             Cave closed
Wednesday-Friday, November 24-26     Cave closed
Friday, December 10                             Last day of Cave for 1st semester
Monday, January 3                                Cave reopens at 3pm
Monday, January 17                              Cave closed
February-April dates to be determined later in the semester

Questions or for more information, please contact…
Lara Arp:, 732-379-0897
Liezl Bosch:
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If you would like to make a donation to help support The Cave Afterschool Center, please use the donate button below. Thank you!