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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 3, 2010

MAHWAH – Working parents looking for a full-day summer camp for their middle school age children will have a new option this summer. Ramapo College through its Center for Innovative and Professional Learning is offering Ramapo Explorers, a summer academic camp for middle school students who will be entering 7th and 8th grades in September. Students entering 6th grade may apply by special recommendation only.

Focusing on hands-on learning while having fun, the Ramapo Explorers academic courses are taught by certified middle school teachers and are supported by trained college-aged counselors. Held on the beautiful campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, NJ, the program will cover a range of topics including exploring earth science, creative writing, dramatic arts and multimedia computer technology.

Students will receive the full benefits of being on a college campus, such as exploring our ponds and forests and presenting a Student Performance Showcase in the Adler Theater black box facility. In addition, recreational time will be provided in the middle of each day, with activities available such as basketball, sand volleyball, table tennis and more.

The two-week Ramapo Explorers Middle School Academic Camp will be held Monday through Friday, July 12 to 23 with various daily program lengths available: full day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; half day from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m.; and individual class options. Early drop-off is offered from 7:30-9:00 a.m. and late pick-up is available from 4-6 p.m.

Information sessions are scheduled in the Trustees Pavilion on Monday, March 15 from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 2 from 4 to 5 p.m. To register for an information session or to download the registration form, please visit www.ramapo.edu/cipl/academic-camp.html or call the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at 201.684.7370.

For media inquiries, contact Anna Farneski, assistant vice president, Marketing and Communications, 201.684.6844.

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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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