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Last Call for Summer Camp

If those ice-bound winter camp fairs and early-bird

registration swept right by you this year, the following summer camps

still have space in some programs.

Actors’ NET , in the Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr

Avenue, Morrisville, has a Summer Star theater training program for

ages 7 to 12, and teens 13 to 17. Acting, speech, dance, and voice

classes will all be offered. Sessions takes place July 17 to August

11. Call 215-295-3694.

American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School

have a new full-day dance and arts camp in New Brunswick for students

ages 8 to 14. The 8-week camp begins June 26, at the studios on Albany

Street. Each day will be spent in a structured environment exploring

the arts and engaging their creativity with professional artists and

teachers. Program includes museums and theater fieldtrips. Fee

is $125 per week with a 2-week minimum enrollment. Call Kyne Franks,

732-249-1254, ext. 23.

Arts Council of Princeton has weekly art workshops and

drama classes for children ages 5 to 11, June 26 through September

1. Teen workshops in photography and pottery are offered July 17 to

28. Each children’s workshop revolves around a different theme such

as clay and sculpture, contemporary art, and Impressionism, with


to the Princeton University Art Museum. Call 609-924-8777.

Bucks Count Historical Society offers summer camp programs

at the Fonthill Museum in Doylestown for middle and high school


Archaeology camp and Art Studio Camp are among the offerings for


Fee is $150 per week. Call 215-348-9461, ext. 10.

Jewish Community Center of the Delaware Valley offers

a variety of camps for children age 2 and up. Camps are offered in

4-week sessions, June 26 to August 18; Teen Travel Camp for grades

7 to 10, has sessions beginning July 3 and 31. Call 609-883-9550.

Mercer County Community College still has some spaces

in its famed "Tomato Patch" camp, a summer arts program taught

by working professionals, for students entering grades 5 to 8, and

grades 8 to 12. Stephan Kazakoff, an actor who also teaches in a


arts high school, has directed the program since 1991. Costs range

from $350 to $450. Call 609-586-4800, ext. 3566. Find a complete


of MCCC’s summer camps on the Web at or call


Michener Art Museum summer camp programs, for kids ages

3 to 13, take place June 19 through August 12. Topics include "The

Art of Nature at Tinicum Barn," "Great Art Travelers at the

Michener," and "Summer Saturdays at the Michener." Call

215-340-9800, ext. 126.

Middlesex County Parks Department offers a Kids-in-the-Park

creative drama workshop for ages 8 to 11 for 3-week sessions


July 10 and 31; cost is $30 per session. Theater games, arts and


music and dance are part of the program. Call 732-548-2884.

Montgomery Cultural Center’s 1860 House in Skillman, has

an 8-week summer art camp for ages 4-1/2 to 12. Beginning June 26,

there are week-long programs in printmaking, pottery, storytelling,

painting, and drawing in the classrooms surrounded by Green Acres.

Instructors include Deborah Schlette, Carrie Fanning, and Marguerite

Breen. Call 609-921-3272.

New Jersey Museum of Agriculture on Rutgers’ Cook College

campus in North Brunswick, offers summer camp for grades K through

7. A Day at the Barn is July 5, 6, & 7 ($35 per day); Horseplay, a

camp that includes caring for horses and a trail ride, is July 10

to 14 ($285); and Farm Fun Camps is July 17 to August 4 ($185 per

week). Call 732-249-2077.

New Jersey Shakespeare Festival , in Madison, on the campus

of Drew University, has a summer theater program for students age

12 to 17. Junior Corps sessions, for grades 6 to 8, are June 26 to

July 8, and July 31 to August 12 ($250 per session). The Senior Corps,

for grades 9 to 12, is July 10 to 29 ($300). Call 973-408-3806.

Princeton Family YMCA has Discoveries and Teen Camps

at Johnson Park School. Newly appointed Youth and Family Services

director Tim Kerrihard will lead the program that takes advantage

of the creek and natural surroundings. Call 609-497-YMCA.

Princeton Montessori School offers a 3-week French immersion

camp for ages 8 to 12, led by French instructors Amy Forsberg and

Jacqueline Berkman. Camp is July 10 to 28, with recreational swimming,

tennis instruction, and outdoor adventure. Call Debbie Pfeffer,


ext. 245.

Rider University’s Center for Reading and Writing ,


offers a 4-week program in for children ages 6 to 16 to improve skills

or to enhance a passion for reading and writing. Directed by Susan

Mandel Glazer, the 4-week program takes place three mornings per

week, July 5 to July 26. Cost is $465. Placement screening is


June 10. Call 609-896-5313.

Rising Stars Football Camp , directed by former Seattle

Seahawk and Princeton All-American Paul Miles, takes place June 23

to 25 at Princeton High School. Designed to develop a well-rounded

student athlete, the camp teaches fundamentals for all ages. Fee is

$200. Call 609-688-1488 or on the Web at

Shoestring Players, a professional children’s theater

company in residence at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts, has

a week-long performance workshop for grades 5 to 8, June 26 to 30.

Cost is $135. Call 732-932-9772.

South Brunswick Family YMCA in Monmouth Junction offers

a variety of summer camps for ages 4 to 15. They include Teen Travel

Camp, Gymnastic Camp, and Swim and Games Camp. Call 732-329-1150.

Waldorf School of Princeton , 1062 Cherry Hill Road, has

summer camp from June 26 to August 4, on its 22-acre farm. Camp is

offered in 2-week sessions for ages 4-1/2 to 15. An art program for

ages 11 to 15, includes batik, book-making, painting, and ceramics.

Call 609-466-1970.

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