Rutgers Offers Summer Arts, Academic and Sports Camp Programs for Kids

Rutgers Offers Summer Arts, Academic and Sports Camp Programs for Kids

NEW BRUNSWICK – A summer of learning and fun is in store for young people
in interest areas ranging from the arts to academics, and sports to adventure
camp programs. Rutgers offers a selection of summer camp programs to satisfy a
wide variety of interests and abilities.

Registration is underway for many programs. Check program websites for
complete information, registration dates, fees and deadlines.

Performing and
Visual Arts

The Zimmerli Art Museum and Mason Gross School of the Arts at
Rutgers offer programs that cater to young people’s interests and talents in
art, music, dance and theater.

Zimmerli Art

Summer Art Camp
June 24-July 26: During the hot days of
summer, the Zimmerli is a cool place for young artists, ages 7 to 14. The
popular summer art camp program features classes in painting drawing and
sculpture as well as gallery tours. Fee: $175 weekly per child for each
workshop for nonmembers; $135 for members.

For information on the Zimmerli’s program, visit

Gross School of the Arts

Rutgers Summer Band and Orchestra Camp, July 21-26:  Youths from
13 to18 can experience week
of intense orchestra and band training with renowned professional musicians and
leading music educators. Fees: 
$750 for residential program; $450 for commuters.  A limited number of scholarships are
available for All-State ensemble members.

The 2013 Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute
presents The Jazz/Fusion Workshop
, July
The institute is ideal for young musicians, ages 13-18, interested
in improving their jazz improvisation, small group, and large ensemble skills.
Students work intensively in daily rehearsals with the internationally
renowned, award-winning jazz faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Fees: resident :$875; commuter: $550. 

Rutgers Design Camp, July 8-19, ages 14-18: This day camp
develops skills in graphic design using Adobe programs for motivated high
school artists Two levels are offered for those with beginner and intermediate
skills in these programs.  Fee:
$700, includes materials; trip to New York City. 

Nikolais/Louis Summer Dance Intensive, July 15-19: Day
program for professional and pre-professional dancers, ages 16 and up.
Fees:  $400 before May 10; $475
after May 10. 

Rutgers Dance Camp, July 21-26, and July 28-August 2: Spend a week immersed in dance. Open to new and experienced
dancers ages 12 to 15, who wish to expand their knowledge and experience in a
collegiate environment. Fees:  resident:
$1,050; commuter: $650. 

Summer Dance Conservatory
, July 21-August 2:  An
intensive, pre-college program for experienced dancers ages 15 to 18, who seek
to build artistic acuity and technical endurance, while gaining information
about pursuing a career in dance through college study. Fees: resident: $2,250;
commuter: $1,350. 

Dance camp

Rutgers Summer Dance Conservatory is among the summer programs offered for youth by the Mason Gross School of the Arts.

August 5-9 and 12-16: Children, ages 6-12, develop their
imaginations and skills through drawing, painting, collage, movement, music,
improvisational theater, creative dramatics, and playwriting. Fees: $365 for one
session, $680 for both. Sibling discount of $50.

Summer Acting Conservatory
, June 30 to July 28. Conservatory training for young people
serious about acting. Students ages 14 -18 may apply.  Competitive financial aid available, early
application is encouraged. Fees: resident: $4,750; commuter: $3,500.

For information on the Mason Gross programs, call 732-932-8618
or send email to


Young Scholars Program in Discrete Mathematics, July 1-26: The
Rutgers Young Scholars Program in Discrete Mathematics for mathematically
talented high school students provides a mathematically rich environment to
high school students interested in mathematics, and is designed to encourage
them to consider careers in the mathematical sciences. Students are in
residence on campus Monday through Friday; students return home each weekend;
or may arrange to spend weekends at homes of local participants. Fee: $3,500;
tuition, materials, room and board.

TARGET, July 1-19: The
Academy at Rutgers for Girls in Engineering and Technology is designed for
middle school and high school girls to increase awareness and familiarize them
with career opportunities in engineering. Each weekly session is geared to a
different grade level. Fee: $300 for each week except the first, which is $240 due
to the shortened holiday week.

Summer Reading Program for Children and
June through August, one day a week for five-week sessions. Offered by Rutgers’
Division of Continuing Studies in partnership with the Institute of Reading
Development. Programs for pre-kindergarten through adults are taught at 20
locations throughout the state. Age-appropriate instruction ranges from phonics
and reading readiness through comprehension, retention and vocabulary building.
Fees: $249 or $329 plus materials, depending on level. Call 800-964-8888.

Sports and Recreation

Scarlet Knights Sports Camps, June through August: Rutgers
coaches teach summer camp programs in soccer, football and basketball. Programs
also are available in baseball, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, tennis, field
hockey, rowing, wrestling, swimming and volleyball. Fees and times vary. For
information, visit and go to
the individual sports for lists of camps.

Rutgers Recreation, June
through August: Rutgers Recreation offers a wide range of classes and trips for
children throughout the year. Summer offerings include Learn to Row, Scarlet
Swim, New Horizons Day Camps, and Adventure Camp. Dates, fees and times vary.  An open house is slated for Saturday,
March 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center.




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