American Legion Jersey Boys State

American Legion Jersey Boys State
A Week That Shapes the Future

ALJBS Family Day presented by NJBSF

American Legion Jersey Boys State

Family Day 2023

Friday, June 23rd

Sponsored by

The New Jersey Boys State Foundation

Boys State Family Day gives parents, family and friends the opportunity to have some fun in the sun while meeting their son's counselors and fellow statesmen. Come learn what your son has been up to at the American Legion Jersey Boys State program and find out why we call it "A Week That Shapes the Future."

Family Day includes:

q      Cookout with hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta, salad, and dessert

q      Entertainment including selections from the Boys State Band

q      Jersey Boys State Championship Race (final Sports event of the week)

q      Demonstrations by the NJ State Police, US Marine Corps, US Army

q      Best City and Best County awards presentation announcement

q      The American Legion Jersey Boys State Graduation Ceremony

The fun of Family Day begins at 11:00am on the Rider University Campus Mall. Each American Legion Jersey Boys State "city" will have a designated "home base" around the mall where parents can meet their sons and their friends and counselors. Please plan to bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs if you wish to sit outdoors with your son and his city. Limited indoor seating will be available during the picnic.


Adults -- $20
Children (12 & under) -- $12
Delegate tickets -- FREE (meal sponsored by the NJ Boys State Foundation)

Tickets will be sold on Sunday, June 18th during ALJBS program registration from 7:30-9:30 am and throughout the week at the store. Tickets will NOT be sold online. Cash, checks OR (new!) Credit Card accepted. Checks should be made payable to "New Jersey Boys State Foundation" or "NJBSF". Charitable donation to help offset the cost of the food, ticket purchase is required for cookout, but not for other activities including Graduation Ceremony.

In the event of rain, meals will be served inside Daly Dining Hall.

The New Jersey Boys State Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to providing financial strength and innovative enhancements to the Jersey Boys State program. We seek to fund Jersey Boys State in perpetuity and until that time help keep Jersey Boys State tuition-free to all participants. financial stability of Jersey Boys State well into the future. As a 501(c)(3) charitable not-for-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code, contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible. Note that a portion of your contribution for Family Day tickets is tax-deductible.

Click here for directions to Rider University
Click here for more information about the NJ Boys State Foundation