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New Ramapo Explorers-STEAM Summer Camps Announce Information Sessions

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MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College through its Center for Innovative and Professional Learning is holding information sessions for its new Ramapo Explorers STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) Summer Camps, comprising the well-established Ramapo Explorers-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Camp and its new Ramapo Explorers-Theater Camp covering both performance and technical training. Middle school students who will be entering 7th and 8th grades in September are invited to enroll. Students entering 6th grade may apply by special recommendation only.

The Ramapo Explorers STEAM Summer Camps information sessions for middle school age students 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. Wear comfortable walking shoes to view the facilities. Pre-registration is requested at www.ramapo.edu/ramapocamps

The STEM classes are taught by highly qualified certified middle school teachers and local doctoral level educators supported by trained college-age counselors who are often teacher education majors. The program seeks to advance students’ problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork abilities that are important for 21st century learning. Topics include:

Session 1, July 5-15 —  3-D Drafting Design, Forensic Intelligence, Physics Encounters, and Bio-inspired Computing

Session 2, July 18-29 — Engineering a NASA Outpost, Science Meets Art, Alternative Energy, and Brain Explorations

Session 3, August 1-12 — Energize Your Math, Robotics Rumble, Aerospace Engineering, and Digital Song Creation.

In addition, recreational time is provided in the middle of each day, with indoor and outdoor activities available such as basketball, sand volleyball, foosball, air hockey and more.

The performance and technical theater classes are open to 7th-12th graders and are taught by working professionals in the field and highly qualified teachers, all of whom have advanced degrees in their area of expertise. 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. Week-long 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.

STEAM middle school age participants may mix the STEM and theater classes with various daily program lengths available:

Full days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Half days from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m.

Early drop-off is offered from 7:30-8:35 a.m. and late pick-up is available from 3 to 6 p.m. at additional fees.

For high school age students in the Theater Camp, classes are half-days, either 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., and two half-day classes may be combined to create a full-day experience. Information sessions for high school age students for the Theater Camp will be held in Ramapo College’s Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on Wednesday, April 20, 7 to 8 p.m. in BC-142 and again on Wednesday, June 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Adler Theater.

For more information and detailed class schedules, visit the Ramapo Explorers-STEM web site at www.ramapo.edu/cipl/academic-camp or the Ramapo Explorers-Theater web site at www.ramapo.edu/cipl/theater or call the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at 201-684-7370.

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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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