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Information Sessions Scheduled for Ramapo College’s Summer Youth Programs and Academic Camps

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

The Ramapo Explorers-STEM Middle School Academic Camp runs July 8 through 19 and focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning activities while having fun. 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-STEM schedule consists of several educational programs that give campers a chance to explore STEM topics in a fun and interactive environment while they advance their problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork abilities that are a part of the new national Common Core Standards. Campers follow a schedule from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. including: Science Matters, Robotics Rumble, Recreation, GPS: Geo Problem Solvers (math), and CSI: Crime Science Investigation. Students are taught by highly qualified certified middle school teachers and are supported by trained college-age counselors who are often teacher education majors. Early drop off and late pick up are offered.

The Financial Literacy/Stock Market Trading Program for high school students utilizes the College’s Global Financial Markets 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 Trading Program runs from August 5 through 9. In the mornings, 9 a.m. to Noon, participants learn about budgeting and finances to prepare them for making sound financial decisions in the future. They learn about how to save money, the positive and negative effects of using credit cards, and how to budget their personal finances that impact lifestyle choices. In the afternoons, 1 to 4 p.m., students interact with the latest software for simulated stock trading in the Trading Lab, an authentic stock market trading room complete with an electronic ticker display carrying financial data from multiple world markets. Students participate in games and competitions as they buy, sell and trade to build their own stock portfolios. No previous knowledge is necessary.

A Princeton Review SAT Prep Plus College Immersion program is also offered for entering 11th and 12th graders and runs July 22 through August 1. 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 more.

The Ramapo College of New Jersey youth/pre-college programs are directed by the College’s 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 the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at (201) 684-7370 or visit www.ramapo.edu/ramapocamps.

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About Ramapo College

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 comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

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, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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