In a month or so, your 13-year-old daughter might be asking for permission to go to a dance party at a new place called “Club Bash”, located here in Washington Township. The zoning board just gave approval on October 7th for such a forum, which will cater to kids aged 12-18.
So, as a parents, be prepared for the new Washington Township teen club question.
Club Bash is proposed to also include arcade games, a food center, lounge and social center and, of course, a large dance floor. The dance events will be open on Friday and Saturday nights. Separate club dance nights will segregate 12 and 13-year old dancers from the older teens.
For many parents and some zoning board members, the Club Bash application brought back bad memories of Club Extreme, where the underaged club brought teens in from Philadelphia and Camden County. Club Extreme also brought noise, traffic issues and police issues.
Club Bash partners cite their law enforcement background and their intended policy of excluding out-of-town kids as the difference between the two dance clubs.
The dance hall and social center will be located in a portion of the old Gloucester County Health Department building on Fries Mill Road. The center will also be available for other community events such as local fundraisers and special events.