American Legion Jersey Boys State

American Legion Jersey Boys State
A Week That Shapes the Future

ALJBS Family Day 2017 presented by the NJBSF


Friday Picnic Meal Times and Rain Plan 2017

Unfortunately, mother nature is not allowing us our normal Family Day activities for 2017. Please see below for schedule of meals and activites. All parents can eat with their son's city number listed below - can be found at
Note: Lunch line to remain open 10:30a - 1:00p. Cities report for meals at following time:

10:30a     3, 4, 5, 6

10:45a     7, 8

11:00a     9, 10, 11, 12

11:15a     13, 14

11:25a     15, 16, 17, 18

11:40a     1, 2

City counselors should bring City sign from dorm to Daly Dining Hall

In the event of rain, Parents can congregate in the Student Recreation Center main gym area

Family Day Ticket Sales and Information Desk will be set up in the SRC Atrium

11:30a - All junior counselors and all other available staff report to Alumni Gym for chair removal

12:15p - All Cities report to Alumni Gym and load into bleachers for Silent Drill demonstration (sorry, no parents)

12:30-12:45p - US Army Silent Drill Team Demonstration

12:45 - Cities leave Alumni Gym - weather permitting, will head to retreat field for Final Retreat Ceremony or head to Student Recreation Center. All junior counselors and all other available staff remain behind to reset chairs.

1:00p - Alumni Gym: Open to Parents for Graduation Ceremony
     BLC Student Center Theater, Fine Arts Yvonne Theater, Sweigart Hall 115 - Overflow viewing locations for extended family
1:05p - Final Retreat Ceremony (weather permitting) Daly Sports Fields

1:15p - Cities announced in order, procession into Alumni Gym

Note, All NJ State Police and other US Marine, US Army performances for 2017 have been cancelled. Band performance during Family Day cancelled. 5K Warm-up (race) also cancelled.

About Us

Held at Rider University every year beginning on Father's Day, ALJBS has a strong tradition of education, patriotism and excellence in the development of tomorrow's leaders at our week-long hands-on program.

Our mission

To develop good citizens in the United States of America by inspiring the youth of New Jersey to take a more active and intelligent interest in the operation of our State and Nation and in the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship and to understand the sacrifices made by our veterans to preserve our nation and way of life.