Monday, January 31, 2011


Still looking for something for your kid to do over the summer that will be related to the arts? Well, Kean University (Union, NJ) announces the Summer Camps 2011 program, which has something for everyone ages 6 through 18. University departments and community organizations are offering a variety of camp sessions during July and August. Camp sessions are one or two weeks in duration and campus housing is offered for some areas of study.

  • premiere 3Premiere Stages provides workshops in acting, play development, movement and speech for middle and high school students. Premiere is the professional theatre company in its seventh year in residence at Kean, with original pro-ductions that have included perform-ances by Emmy Award winner Kim Zimmer and film / television actor Lorenzo Lamas.
  • Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University is home of New Jersey’s first elected governor and signer of the Constitution, William Livingston. Built in 1772, on the eve of the American Revolution, Liberty Hall has been a silent witness to more than 200 years of American history. The museum’s summer camp takes 7-to-13 year olds on a time travelling experience, learning history through activities, crafts and exhibitions.
  • The College of Visual and Performing Arts / Robert Busch School of Design hosts the Thinking Creatively Design Camp, in which aspiring artists in high school experience the cross-discipline categories of advertising, promotional, industrial, interactive and interior design. The design school provides students the best possible career-oriented education, including the development of a high quality portfolio that is competitive with the finest schools of art and design nationwide.
  • The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company’s camp explores modern dance for teens and adults – beginners through advanced. Now in its 28th season, the company has been hailed for its elegance and power, its technical ability, versatility, and inner fire. The company presents new and repertory works by Ms. Dorfman and nationally known choreographers, regularly commissions original scores, and forges artistic collaborations.
  • The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. Their summer camp at Kean University provides student chamber music players from eighth grade to college freshman the opportunity to develop performance skills with top performers and instructors in one week residential sessions. Room and board are included as part of the camp.
  • Eldridge Overton School of Excellence offers a selection of camps for 6-to-12 year olds in science, communications, literature and mathematics. Eldridge provides comprehensive, outcome based programs that foster the development of academic and social skills in young children to equip them in achieving their full potential.  They provide individualized programs that address unique learning styles, cultivate independent thought, promote the realization of age-appropriate milestones and build self-esteem and character.

Further information on the Kean University Summer Camps 2011, including individual enrollment procedures for each camp, can be found by visiting the university website at