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(MAHWAH, NJ) – Middle school and high school students may now register for two new full-day summer academic camps at Ramapo College of New Jersey: the Ramapo Explorers Middle School Academic Camp and the Financial Literacy/Stock Market Camp. Pre-registration for upcoming March and April Information Sessions is also open. Visit www.ramapo.edu/ramapocamps to register.

Following a successful pilot last summer, Ramapo Explorers Middle School Academic Camp is offering two, two-week sessions. Session 1 runs July 11 to July 22. Session 2 runs July 25 to August 5. The program is for middle school students entering 7th and 8th grades, and entering 6th graders may attend with a special recommendation by a teacher or guidance counselor. The Ramapo Explorers schedule consists of several educational programs that give campers a chance to explore special topics in a fun and interactive environment. Campers follow a schedule from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. including: Explore Earth Science, Career Detectives, GarageBand Composers, Math Fun with Excel, Marketing Wizards, and many more. The academic programs are taught by highly qualified certified middle school teachers who are supported by trained college-age counselors. Early drop off and late pick up are offered.

The Financial Literacy/Stock Market Camp for high school students utilizes the college’s new Global Market Trading Laboratory in the Anisfield School of Business, which is accredited by the international Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Financial Literacy/ Stock Market Camp is divided into two sessions. The first week covers financial literacy and runs August 1 through 5, while the second week covers the stock market and runs August 8 through 12. Campers will learn about finances to prepare them for making sound financial decisions in the future. They will learn how to save money, the positive and negative effects of using credit cards, and how to budget their personal finances to impact lifestyle choices. Students will interact with the latest software for simulated stock trading and participate in games and competitions that build their own stock portfolios. No previous knowledge is necessary.

A Princeton Review SAT Prep Plus College Immersion program is also offered for students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grades and runs July 18 through 29. It includes four proctored SATs with detailed computer analysis of the results, 11 practice tests for the SAT and PSAT, extra online lessons, special college admissions seminars, and much more.

The Ramapo College of New Jersey youth/pre-college programs are directed by Center for Innovative and Professional Learning. The Center supports postgraduate professional education, workforce development, and alternative learning. The Center also engages in internal and external educational partnerships to advance the College, and provides innovative continuous learning opportunities for community members of all ages. For more information, contact Rosa Diaz-Mulryan at (201) 684-7370 or visit www.ramapo.edu/ramapocamps.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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