Highland Lakes

Country Club and Community Association

Welcome to the website of the Highland Lakes Country Club and Community Association, a membership-based, volunteer-driven private lake community in Vernon Township, NJ.

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Update August 6, 2020: Lake 4/Beach 5 (Upper East Highland Lake) Remains Closed – Harmful Algae Bloom Advisory

Solitude Lake Management treated Lake 4 with approximately 1,000 gallons of aluminum sulfate (alum) this morning. Monitoring results of pH were satisfactory. Results from previous samples by Princeton Hydro for cyanobacteria are in progress, and three additional samples were taken today. Sample results will be reported when available. The HAB Advsiory remains in effect. It […]

Posted in Lake Conditions, Member Notices |

August 6, 2020 8 am: Power Outages Continue to Affect 500 Homes / Lake Room Open Until 5 pm

Update 4:30 pm: The Lake Room will close at 5 pm today. Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative made significant progress today restoring power with approximately 200 homes remaining without power. SREC projects most homes will have power restored by 9 pm this evening. Published 8:30 am: According to Sussex Rural’s outage map, power outages remain throughout […]

Posted in Important Message |

Preparing for Tropical Storm Isaias

As of 2 pm Monday, August 3, 2020, the National Weather Service advises that 45-55 mph wind gusts from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected in our area together with two to six inches of rainfall. The storm is expected to intensify once again into a hurricane. Rain will begin later tonight and intensify through Tuesday […]

Posted in Community Safety, Important Message |

Election News: Absentee Ballots Available

Absentee Ballots to vote for Trustees in Sections 1, 3, 4, and 5 will be available at the Activity Center ONLY beginning Saturday, August 1. The Absentee Ballot must be received at the Club Office, either by mail or in person, with your validated 2020 Membership Card enclosed in the envelope provided, no later than […]

Posted in Elections |

New: One-day Lacrosse and Football Clinics in August

Join us for new, one-day socially-distanced lacrosse and football clinics at Field 1 at Beach 1. Athletics Director Orlando Gomez has recruited volunteer athletes from Vernon High School to demonstrate skills and techniques. Permission slips required (available here). Football (girls and boys) – Wednesday, August 12:  5 – 7 pm – ages 7-14 Boys Lacrosse […]

Posted in Activities and Events for Children, Athletics |

Wednesday Evenings – Sunset Yoga with Victoria – Clubhouse Lawn 7:30 pm

Victoria, RYT200, received her 200 hour yoga teacher certificate in February of 2020. Previously a gym rat, Victoria was always told she should teach something fitness related. Unsure of what to teach, she decided if it was meant to be, she would just know. While going to school for graphic design, she started her yoga […]

Posted in Activities and Events for Adults |

Permission and Registration Forms for Club Events, Activities, and Athletics / Closed: Swim Team and Swim Lesson Registrations

July 10, 2020: Registrations for the Swim Team and swim lessons are closed for the season – capacities have been reached. Permission and Registration Forms for Club Events, Activities, and Athletics only are available at the Activity Center and on-line. Once completed, the forms may be submitted by email, mailed, delivered to the Activity Center […]

Posted in Activities and Events for Children |

Friday Night Lights start Friday, July 10: Teens 13 – 18 / 6:30 – 9 pm at the Clubhouse

Louise Staley, Chairperson, Clubhouse Committee Roe Hall, Events Coordinator Food and competition starting Friday, July 10 and continues weekly (or at least that’s the plan). Team competitions include: cornhole, dodgeball, badminton, egg tosses, water balloons, and ladderball. Burgers and wings will be served for dinner. Age restrictions will be enforced, both young and old. Sorry […]

Posted in Activities and Events for Teens |

Swim Team and Swim Lesson Registrations – Closed

Please be advised that no additional registrations are being accepted for the Swim Team and for swim lessons. Capacities have been reached. Thank you.

Posted in Swim Team, Water Safety and Swimming |

Lake Room Open for Cooling – Monday, July 20, 2020

Today’s temperature is forecast to reach 90 degrees. Those seeking some respite from  the heat should consider spending time in the air conditioned Lake Room which will be open until 8 pm this evening. Enter and exit through the doors by the Activity Center – a member of our staff will be on duty to […]

Posted in Member Notices, Of Special Interest |

Guest Badge Policy Revised

Effective July 2, 2020 Maximum of two beach guest passes per member number may be purchased each day Beach Guest Passes and Guest Badges Limits established for beaches each day Available only at the Activities Center Monday-Sunday 9 am to 4 pm Advance Purchases of Beach Guest Passes Prohibited In order for the Club to […]

Posted in Member Notices |

July 8: Algae Treatment Scheduled – East Highland (Indian) Lake

Depending on the weather, an algae treatment by Solitude Lake Management is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8 or Thursday, July 9. Supplemental algae samples were obtained and analyzed on July 6 to determine the course of action. Once the treatment is completed, conditions are expected to improve over 48 hours. No swimming restrictions are required […]

Posted in Lake Conditions |

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