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Information Sessions Scheduled

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College through its Center for Innovative and Professional Learning is holding information sessions for its Ramapo Explorers STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) Summer Camps that include the well-established Ramapo Explorers-STEM Camp and Ramapo Explorers-Theater Camp, now in its second year. 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 Wednesday, March 8, 7-8:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 20, 7-8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 7, 4-5:30 p.m. in Ramapo College’s Student Center Alumni Lounge (Room SC-158). Wear comfortable walking shoes to tour the campus and facilities. Pre-registration is requested at

The STEM classes are taught by highly qualified certified middle school teachers and a Ramapo College doctoral level educator, and are supported by trained college-age counselors who often are teacher education majors. The program seeks to advance students’ problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork abilities that are important for 21st century learning. Topics in Session 1 (July 10-21) include: Discovering Computer Science, Robot Quick Builds, Aerospace Engineering, and Digital Song Creation. In Session 2 (July 24-August 4): Computer Graphics with Processing, Medicines to Market, Alternative Energy, and Digital Electronics using Arduino. And Session 3 (August 1-12): Lego WaterBotics®, Robotics Rumble, 3-D Drafting Design, and STEM Meets Art. 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 areas 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, Costume Design, Dance for Actors, Improvisation, Lighting & Sound, Make-up for Stage & Screen, Set Design, Voice, and Voice & Movement for Actors.

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 12 p.m. 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 3-6 p.m. at additional fees. For high school-age students in the Theater Camp, half-day classes run either 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 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 (BC-142) on Tuesday, March 21, 7-8 p.m.; Wednesday, April 19, 7-8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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



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, 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, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, 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, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.


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