Class Reviews / Comments

Cherry Hill Recreation is pleased to offer many types of programs, seasonally, with incredible instructors. Please browse through what actual program participants had to say about classes and instructors generated through survey results.



"This is a class that you could take over a few times because there is so much to learn about photography. I may return as a student next year."

"Bill is an excellent instructor that helped everyone in the class from a newbie to the very advanced. The CH East students are very lucky to have him as a photography teacher."

"Bill and his wife were very patient with everyone in the class. It was obvious that they knew the topic well and could work with each person at their level. It was fun to watch them work!"


"Valerie is an amazing teacher and so wonderful with the kids."

"She is very professional, nice and patient with kids. I'm so happy to have Miss. Valerie as my daughter's instructor."

"Great Instructor..we can't think of a better one."

"The program was setup with reasonable expectations for the age group. The kids were able to learn ballet in a fun way."

"Great intro in ballet. I like that I didn't have to make the commitment at a dance school to see if my daughter liked ballet. She did enjoy herself!"

"Valerie is an amazing instructor! She did a great job of teaching the kids on their level while keeping them interested as they were learning. Not an easy task with 4 year olds!"

"Ms. Valerie was amazing. Kind and patient with the children and she really shared her love of dance with them. She was wonderful!"


"Great opportunity for residents to learn to play tennis with outstanding instructors, at a quality facility, at a reasonable cost. Thanks to the township for offering this to residents."

"Rich is a wonderful instructor. He is a Cherry Hill Recreation treasure who must be retained at any cost!!!"

"Excellent instructor who worked with all in the class."

"Great program! My son loves it." 

"Rich is great. He has a lot of patience. His assistants are good kids. He is good to all the children. The best!!"

"Did a great job! And the "awards" on the last day added a special touch! My son had a great time and this experience increased his self-confidence and playing ability. We were overall very happy with the experience! Thank you!!"

"Good mix of instruction and game play."

"Having never played tennis before, my kids looked forward to these lessons every week. Now they want to play tennis all the time."

"They made it fun for the kids. It was a great positive introduction to the sport."

"We were extremely satisfied with both our instructors. They were great with the kids and kept their attention (which isn't always easy w/4 year olds). Thank you for the great experience!"

"Rich is consistently excellent"

"Very patient and knowledgeable. We learned all of the basics and fundamentals."

"Rich was the best instructor I have ever had."


"Looking forward to continuing with the next session."

"The instructor was very knowledgeable. She taught very well, answered all our questions and extended herself to the students very well. She was very helpful in every way."

"I have had a prior class with this instructor and enjoyed her class and instruction greatly. She is personable, encouraging, and easy to follow in direction."

"I found Risa to be very easy to talk to. She made herself available to all students. Excellent teacher & coach."


"Very adaptable...very dedicated....very enjoyable."

"Instructors were great."

"Cookie did a great job instructing the class and teaching the basic Pickleball skills."

"Fun and got to meet nice people."

"Knowledgeable and [instructor] fun to work with."


"The instructor is patience, and gave each student her attention."

"Donna is a very talented and patient teacher. Her classes are supportive, challenging, and fun!"


"The instructor, Cathe, was very knowledgeable, extremely patient and willing to put in a lot of her own time and materials to make sure we all had a great experience."

"This class was fantastic."

BASKETBALL SKILLS CAMPS / CLINICS (Dave Allen - Vikings Basketball)

"My son learned a lot, grew his confidence and made friends. It was a good experience."

"My son took direction well from the instructors. They kept the kids' interest."

"Instructors did a great job being patient with the kids and working them through the skills."

"Coach Allen was very approachable and showed hands on interest in helping my son. I greatly appreciated his extra effort in making this a valuable experience for my son."

"Glad to see a program with more depth and not just a beginner level. The kids were challenged."

"Fantastic. Very professional. Wish they had a longer camp option."

"The basketball program was a great experience...and our first experience with the CH Rec program offerings. The Coach was terrific with the girls and really got my daughter excited about basketball."

"It was an excellent program, my daughter learned so much in the short period of time."

"I almost don't want to tell anyone. I'm afraid it will fill up to fast. It was so great."

"The coach was extremely knowledgeable of the game of basketball. He was very organized and related to the children very well."

"Coach Allen and his team were really great. My son can't wait for more camps."


"Excellent program. It helped my son become more sure of himself."

"The Junior Police.Academy program.exceeded our expectations at every level. My son enjoyed each of the offerings, including the physical training."

"Excellent program for all kids to go through! My son absolutely lived it and didn't want it to end."

"The program exceeded all of my expectations. The graduation alone was truly wonderful."

"We felt the program content was very appropriate and the respect and discipline and professionalism shown to the cadets was exceptional."

"My son couldn't wait to get home to tell me about his day at the Jr Police Academy."

"This program was the most rewarding, positive experience for my son. He was able to get so much out of this program, and he learned a lot about himself. My son said no other camp can top this one!"

"All of the personnel involved were extremely professional and kept us informed of the process."

"Instructors were excellent! They work very well with children and were able to motivate them in a positive way."


"The class is sufficiently challenging and effective."

"Individualized, well planned weekly practices."

"Awesome program, your instructor really understands and as a student of Yoga, she is constantly keeping up on new techniques."

"Angel is fantastic. I love her classes. Her attitude and demeanor are excellent. She has a real passion for yoga and for sharing it with others."

"Angel is tops. Best Yoga instructor around!"

"Angel is a top notch instructor and the reason I have continued taking the course. She introduces different moves at each class and considers the limitations of her students while making the program sufficiently challenging for everyone. Each class is different and she encourages questions and suggestions."

"Angel is the best. I've taken other aerobics classes and none compared to her classes."

"Angel is excellent in every way; a brilliant, dedicated instructor!"

"Knowledgeable, careful, versatile and patient.


"Well done! We usually do [another program], but we will be back to Glee next year."

"Everyone went above and beyond. Excellent!"

"The instructors are extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and fair."

"Laurie Lausi and Heather Lockhart are amazing. They both go above and beyond what is expected and leave a lasting impact on the students. My daughter has grown in so many areas by participating in the glee program. The caliber of these 2 instructors is what makes this program what it is."

"Everyone went above and beyond. Excellent!"


"I enjoyed the instructor and being introduced to new forms of doing my own art. She was very encouraging."

"It is an excellent class. Over 5 or 6 years of taking this class, I have seen beginners become more adept and more experience people begin to win contests and sell their work."

"I have been taking this course for years, it has helped me be a better, more adventurous artist and I will continue to sign up for it."

"Bonnie is an excellent instructor. Really enjoy her teaching style, which makes me look forward to class each week."

"Bonnie Burbank is an exceptional teacher. There is nothing she doesn't know. She has taught us to work with all different materials."

"Bonnie Burbank is not only a fine artist and teacher, she is also a lovely person. Her advice on painting is super helpful and she is always readily available to help each individual in the class."


"Very good for beginners as well as seniors."

"Judith is a versatile instructor and does a good job."

"[Instructor] Presents a wide range of movements and is very encouraging."


"Excellent effort from Judith. She always offers a great workout."

"Very good workout. Good class. I like the music we exercise to"

"Good cardiovascular exercise without being overwhelming."

"Judy adapts well to the makeup of the particular class."


"Loved this program. My kids had a great time and the instruction was great."

"Jackie was so patient pleasant and very good instructor. We all thoroughly enjoyed the event. The weather was not so good but she made it so much fun we forgot about the weather."


"From my 8 y/o daughter: "It was awesome!" (Minecraft)

My kids have loved the programs they have done so far this summer--Scratch 2.0, CSI and Let's Do Robotics.(Robotics)

She was very good and kind. (Robotics)

"My son loved going in everyday to build things!" (Jr. Engineering)

"The Instructor was sweet and kind. I felt comfortable my son was in good hands." (Jr. Engineering)

My son had a lot of fun and would take another course if it taught more than what he has already learned. (Scratch 2.0)

"She seemed very nice. [As a parent} I wasn't there to evaluate her instruction. If my son enjoyed it and learned something, then she must have been good." (Scratch 2.0)

"My son was engaged, interested and excited each day he went to the program! He was happy to share what he learned and there was something brought home each day in line with what they learned about. I appreciate that! Thank you." (Secret Lab Agent)

"I think the program was eye-opening and interesting for my child.....The projects I did learn about were very interesting!" (Makey Makey)

"The instructor did a great job! Thank you for your time and interest in sharing engineering with our kids! My child gained a lot from this experience and wants to do Makey Makey again! Thank you! :)" (Makey Makey)


"Great instruction for beginner, l learned a lot and interest in learning more!" (Guitar Lessons)

"Very good very easy to understand, set a very comfortable learning environment, had fun and was very relatable." (Guitar Lessons)

"The small class size was perfect for the young kids to get individual attention." (Piano Lessons) 

"He's great! Very patient and a great sense of humor."(Piano Lessons)


"My son enjoyed the personal attention and learned a lot."

"This was my son's first time wrestling, and he was comparably young to the rest of the group. The instructors took him in, and he felt great from the experience. Thank you!! :)"

"Excellent! Friendly and knowledgeable!!"


"Coach Butler runs a nice program - it is well organized and my son has enjoyed it two years in a row. It could possibly include more skill instruction."

"My kids loved this program too! Great that it's run by the actual CHW coach and having a bunch of student instructors was a lot of fun for my kids."

"The high school counselors are good with the kids and my son really likes them! Coach Butler is great, and seems to have picked really nice kids to help him out."


"It was fun, my daughter loved!"

"They were so nice! hope see them again in next year!"

"Very informative."


"This class is great fun and caryl has done wonders with very limited resources. she has managed to recruit volunteers crucial to the learning process and has turned a group of newbies into potential dancers."

"Very generous of Caryl and the other Busy B's members to give their time to get more people interested in square dancing."

"A lot to learn, but it has been a lot of fun...more than I thought it would be!"

"Wonderfully patient persons and very encouraging."

"Our instructor is terrific...she makes the program fun and worthwhile."