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Ramapo Explorers-STEM Middle School Academic Summer Camp Information Sessions

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MAHWAH, NJ – Ramapo College’s Center for Innovative and Professional Learning is holding Information Sessions for Ramapo Explorers-STEM, a summer academic camp focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) topics for middle school students who will be entering seventh and eighth grades in September. Students entering 6th grade may apply by special recommendation only.

Information sessions are scheduled in the Student Center Alumni Lounges, Room SC-138, on Tuesday, March 31, 7-8 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 1-2 p.m., and Wednesday, May 27, 7-8 p.m. Wear comfortable walking shoes to view the facilities. Pre-registration is requested at: www.ramapo.edu/ramapocamps.

Focusing on hands-on learning while having fun, the Ramapo Explorers-STEM classes are taught by highly qualified certified middle school teachers supported by trained college-age counselors who are often teacher education majors. Held on the beautiful campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, the program seeks to advance students’ problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork abilities that are a part of the new national Common Core Standards.

STEM topics covered across three sessions in the full day program include Session 1: Science Meets Art, Robotics Rumble, CSI: Crime Science Investigation and Cells, Genes & Adaptations; Session 2: 3-D Animation & Programming, Science of Flight, Olympic Robotics, and Virtual Science Lab; Session 3: Energize Your Math, Robots on the Move, Aerospace Engineering, and Coaster Challenge. In addition, recreational time is provided each day, with indoor and outdoor activities available such as basketball, sand volleyball, foosball, air hockey and more.

There are three, two-week Ramapo Explorers-STEM Middle School Academic Camp sessions: Session 1 is July 6 to 17. Session 2 runs July 20-31. Session 3 is August 3-14. Various daily program lengths are available: full day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; half day from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m.; and individual class options (if space permits). Early drop-off is offered from 7:30-8:45 a.m. and late pick-up is available from 3-6 p.m. at additional fees.

For more information, visit the Website at www.ramapo.edu/cipl/academic-camp 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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