Summer Programs 2016

Newark Thrives-type comps 1103This program catalogue is provided to families in partnership with Newark Thrives!, a Newark non-profit organization. Newark Thrives! mission is to improve access to and participation in high-quality out-of-school time opportunities for Newark youth by leveraging resources, convening stakeholders and empowering young people, families and educators.
  • AileyCamp Newark

    Ailey Camp is a six-week summer day camp that employs dance training, creative writing instruction, personal development and creative communication workshops to inspire and engage underserved youth. The AileyCamp program provides adolescents between the ages of 11 and 14 with an opportunity to explore their creativity, master their bodies, and strengthen their respect for themselves and others within a supportive framework.

  • Appel Farm Summer Arts Camp: Young Artist Scholarship Program

    For more than 50 years, summers at Appel Farm have sparked the imaginations of thousands of young people as they interacted with artists from around the world in a beautiful part of rural southern New Jersey. Our campers, girls and boys ages 7-17 years old, come together for an overnight camp experience they won’t forget!

  • Camp Emmanuel

    Camp Emmanuel is a community based church camp, focused on academics, enrichment and family engagement.

  • Camp Newark Museum

    Camp Newark Museum is a fun, innovative six-week experience where children expand their knowledge through exploration of the Museum’s world class art and science collections. Campers transform materials using their imagination through our hands-on, inquiry driven S.T.E.A.M. curriculum, while also getting an insider’s view of the Museum’s expansive galleries.

    Fees are for one week, and families can choose to enroll their children in one-week intervals. Please call or visit the website for more information.

  • Camp Premiere

    Camp Premiere is the perfect summer camp for aspiring theatre artists. Middle school students will learn the elements of acting and play development through innovative, active exercises and games for stage performance. High school students will focus on the craft of acting, including scene work, audition technique, monologue preparation, movement and voice/speech.

    There are two sessions. The first is for Middle School students, the second is for high school students. Please contact the organization for enrollment specifics.

  • Camp Watershed: Cheerleading

    City of Newark Department of Neighborhood & Recreational Services/Department of Recreation & Activities.

  • Camp Watershed: Soccer

    City of Newark Department of Neighborhood & Recreational Services/Department of Recreation & Activities.

  • Camp Watershed: Summer Fun

    City of Newark Department of Neighborhood & Recreational Services/Department of Recreation & Activities.

  • ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

    The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) at NJIT is organized to provide activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences to students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in the Fall 2016 to enrich their mathematics, science, technology, and communication skills.

  • Fundamental Training-Baseball

    Weequahic Park Sports Authority is happy to announce our newest initiative, which is to promote and encourage youth aged 4-13 years old to play baseball and softball. Together with the community stakeholders, we have developed a training clinic helping the children with the fundamentals of baseball and softball.

  • GLOW Summer Program

    A girls empowerment program providing the following activities: arts & crafts, day trips, fitness workshops, mentoring, nature walks, social circle, swim lessons and reading/literacy support.

  • Hetrick-Martin Institute NJ (HMI NJ)

    HMI:New Jersey is the first comprehensive LGBTQ youth out-of-school time program in New Jersey dedicated to providing youth who are at-risk of harassment, abuse, neglect, homelessness and disconnection with a safe, supportive environment in which to grow and thrive.

  • HI4Y’s Camp Vacamas (Day Camp)

    HI4Y’s Vacamas Day Camp offers 3- and 5-day a week programs in a supportive environment which encourages campers to set new goals and develop self-confidence, responsibility and leadership. Each week has a different theme to create an atmosphere of excitement and variety throughout the summer.

    Programming runs from June 27th through August 19th. Families can choose the number and sequence of weeks their child participates in and should call for more information.

  • HI4Y’s Camp Vacamas (Sleep-Away Camp)

    HI4Y’s Sleepaway Camp Vacamas introduces kids to new environments, people, and fun-learning activities. Campers live, play, and learn together under the careful supervision of trained youth workers.

    There are 3 camp sessions, each 2 weeks long. Parents should call for more information on exact dates and to determine best fit for their families.

  • Ironbound Community Corporation Summer Arts and Recreational Program

    ICC’s Summer Arts & Recreation Program is a 7 Week Program aimed at minimizing summer learning loss. It operates at ICC Community Center at 432 Lafayette Street for 80-90 children, ages 5-13, and includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Summer Arts & Recreation enhances academic achievement and student growth through fun activities including visual and performing arts, community projects, field trips, and sports.

  • Kidstitute Education and Entrepreneurial Program (KEEP)

    Offers Tutoring/Homework Assist/Mentoring, Recreation/Physical Activities, Cultural & Recreation Field Trips, College/Career Goal Setting & College Visits, Job Prep/Entrepreneurial Ventures, etc.

  • Leaders for Life

    Leaders for Life provides mentoring and summer enrichment activities to Newark students.

  • LifeCamp

    LifeCamp is a traditional summer day camp with over 90 acres in rural New Jersey. The camp day consists of academic, athletic and artistic programs designed to keep our campers active and engaged. Transportation is provided to and from Newark to the camp. In addition, we provide breakfast and lunch daily.

    There are six, one week sessions that families can choose from. Please call or visit the website for more information.

  • Newark YMCA Summer Day Camp

    The Newark YMCA offers excellent educational and recreational summer day camp programs. When a child joins the Summer Day Camp, exciting opportunities, unparalleled sports programs, strong friendships and caring mentors are just the beginning.

  • Newark YMCA Summer Resident Camp

    The Newark YMCA resident campership program offers Newark youth the opportunity for life-changing challenges and important skill development. Children who have never paddled a kayak or hiked through the woods have the chance to spend time in Camp Linwood-MacDonald’s 200 acres of forest, lake and streams.

  • Newark Youth One Stop and Career Center

    Summer Youth Employment Program provides students with meaningful engagement in career development, allows students to demonstrate skills in work readiness and provides awareness of options for future employment.

  • NFTE Summer BizCamp

    NFTE Summer BizCamp offers students the opportunity to learn the NFTE Entrepreneurship curriculum in a highly interactive and intensive 2-week camp setting. Through experiential learning and engaging activities, participants will learn the basics of putting together a business plan while also developing valuable academic and life skills.

  • NJ Leep

    NJ LEEP facilitates an out-of-school time College Bound Program that works with students continuously throughout all four years of high school. The College Bound Program takes place after school, on Saturdays and over the summer. Through programs such as Life Skills, Saturday Grammar and Writing Class, Constitutional Law Debates, SAT Preparation and College Application Programming, NJ LEEP students learn both the hard academic and social-emotional skills necessary to succeed at the nations top colleges and universities. 100% of program graduates have enrolled in college and 85% are currently enrolled.

  • NJIT Early College Preparation Programs

    The Center for Pre-College Programs at NJIT offers a series of summer programs for high achieving students from post-fourth to post-eleventh grades. The programs are designed to encourage and prepare students to succeed in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

  • NJPAC Summer Program

    A multi-week performing arts intensive. Students major in one performing arts discipline while taking additional classes in the other disciplines to round out their skill set in music, dance and theater. A final showcase takes place at NJPAC.

  • Precious Little Early Childhood Development Center Summer Program

    The program provides enrichment, education, fun filled trips, and assistance with summer homework, reading as well as socialization with other children.

  • Rutgers Future Scholars

    The RFS-Newark program, invites 50 first-generation, low-income rising 8th grade Newark Public School students to become part of a unique pre-college preparatory pipeline each year. This includes a breadth of academic and experiential components, such as rigorous University-taught academic preparation, campus and cultural events, after-school tutoring, and mentoring by positive role models that will continue throughout their high school years.

  • Rutgers-Merck Summer Bioethics Institute (Pending Funding)

    A one-week residential program for Newark-area high-school students to experience university life, learn critical thinking skills, and become aware of various career opportunities. The 2015 summer program was on the bioethics of infectious diseases. Students learned critical thinking skills, the art of debating, Java programming, and the bioethics of infectious diseases.

  • Sadie Nash Leadership Project

    The SI is an opportunity for young women to take time to look at their own leadership, their potential leadership, and the leadership of others while developing a strong community of female peers. The SI is a unique full-time summer program that is made up of twenty-five young women currently attending high school. The young women meet women Leaders, like activists, doctors, politicians, artists, and writers; attend challenging and inspiring courses (on leadership and identity as well as on topics such as human rights, education policy, sociology, women’s history); while strengthening, empowering and equipping themselves to be agents for change in their world.

  • Summer Dance Camp

    3 week dance camp focused on modern, Jazz/Hip Hop, African Dance, Arts and Crafts, Capoeira, and Yoga.

  • Summer Outdoor Experiential

    Each summer, over 400 children attend Trail Blazers’ core program – the Outdoor Experiential Education Adventure – a unique sleep away and day camp program. Since 1887, Trail Blazers has sponsored thousands of children to take part in these outdoor adventures where learning happens experientially by living and playing together, and experiencing the challenges and opportunities the natural environment offers.

    Families have the option of choosing from a range of day and sleep away camp options. Visit the website or call for further details.

  • Summer Reading Challenge

    The Newark Library’s Summer Reading Challenge encourages children Pre-K through high school to read at least 20 minutes per day throughout the summer to develop a lifelong love of reading and to help prevent learning loss. Incentives are provided for participating children during the seven week program.

    A variety of activities are offered daily during regular hours, and families are encouraged to drop-in any time free of charge.

  • The Salvation Army Summer Day Camp

    The purpose of the Salvation Army Summer Day Camp program is to serve the total needs of the child: academically, physically, socially, and emotionally. This is done by providing a creative, healthy experience of individual and cooperative activities indoors and outdoors.

  • UVSO Teen Center

    As part of the Teen Center’s initiative at the Unified Vailsburg Services Organization, job readiness is pursued through its summer program. In the most recent year, the Unified Vailsburg Services Organization, Teen Center Division, has placed a total of one hundred and thirty five (135) students in a variety of summer jobs to include but not limited to convenient stores, apartment buildings, Seton Hall University, pharmacies, doctor’s offices, parks, banks, schools, and much more!

    Junior Teens (of the age 13), are placed in a job shadowing position and a summer camp is provided for children between the ages of 9-12.

  • Women in Engineering & Technology FEMME Program

    The Women in Engineering and Technology Initiative at NJIT-FEMME Program is a four-week program designed to provide post-fourth through post-eighth grade girls with opportunities to enhance their mathematics, science and technological academic achievement, develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and promote self-esteem and self-confidence.

  • Write on Sports Camp

    The mission of Write on Sports is to teach middle school students how to write about sports as a way to inspire and help them to write. We hold summer camps and after-school programs. Guest athletes and journalists hold press conferences with the students, who blog, write feature stories and produce videos over a two-week camp period as well as after-school programs.

    There are two, two week sessions. The first is at St. Benedicts Prep, and the second is at the Prudential Center. Please call for more information and to choose the session that works best for your family.

  • Youth Media Symposium

    YMS develops student leaders in schools and the community through introducing Newark students ages 13-18 to education advocacy and the art and science of using digital media technology as a tool for social change.