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New Performance and Technical Theater Camp Announced at Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 4, 2016

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College through its Center for Innovative and Professional Learning is holding information sessions for its new Ramapo Explorers-Theater Camp for students entering 7th-12th grades. Ramapo College alumnus, Christine Dow, is the program coordinator and supporting instructors are also Ramapo College alumni with advanced degrees who are also teaching and working professionally in their fields. Pre-registration is requested at

The Ramapo Explorers-Theater Camp will run weeklong, half-day classes July 5-August 12. Week-long performance and technical theater topics include Acting I, Acting II, Acting for Film & Television, Improvisation, Voice & Movement for Actors, Make-up for Stage & Screen, Costume Design, Lighting & Sound, and Set Design. Courses encourage students to think critically and creatively to solve problems, work both independently and cooperatively, and produce original work that expresses a point of view.

For high school age students, the theater camp information sessions will be held in Ramapo College’s Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on Wednesdays, April 20 and June 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Adler Theater. For high school age students, classes are half-days, either 9 a.m. to noon and/or 1 to 4 p.m., with two half-day classes being able to be combined to create a full day experience.

For middle school students entering 7th and 8th grades, theater camp information sessions are scheduled on Thursday, April 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 22, 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Ramapo College’s Student Center Alumni Lounge, Room SC-138, as part of the Ramapo Explorers-STEAM Summer Camps which includes information on both the Theater Camp and the STEM Camp. STEAM middle school age participants may mix the STEM and Theater classes with various daily program lengths available: full days from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or 9 a.m.-4 p.m., half days from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Early drop-off is offered from 7:30 to 8:35 a.m. and late pick-up is available from 3 to 6 p.m. for middle school age students at additional fees.

For more information and detailed class schedules, visit the Ramapo Explorers-Theater web site at or call the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at 201-684-7370.



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

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 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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