Local parents are already making decisions regarding their children’s summer plans, and once again a top choice is the programs at Stevens Cooperative School.
The summer programs have expanded to five unique offerings, including a day camp for 3 year-olds, and 4th grade, academic Think Tank classes for 4 -8th graders which include courses in literature and writing, advanced math, high school entrance test prep and public speaking.
There are also exciting specialty camps for all PreK – 8th graders which include a wide range of activities such music, fashion design, robotics, biking and magic. Exciting field trips include Alstede Farms, Secaucus Pool, NY Aquarium, and a WNBA basketball game.
“Our camps are a mix of fun and physical activity for a wide variety of ages. Families can choose a more traditional structured camp day or choose specialty classes that focus on activities such as art, chemistry or sailing,” says Karena King, auxiliary programs director for Stevens Cooperative School. “We’re also excited to introduce challenging academic courses for middle school students.” Students who qualify academically and are in need of financial aid can apply for scholarships to attend the Think Tank courses.
A highlight of Stevens’ offerings is Summer Connections, a weekly themed camp focused on a particular topic such as filmmaking, digital photography, game design, and archaeology.
Stevens Summer Programs begin on June 25 and run through Aug. 10. Most programs include extended care for early mornings until 6 p.m. Each camp group has no more than 15 students with an experienced teacher and an assistant. Academic courses are taught by seasoned teaching professionals and include lunch.
“This is a great place to have fun in the summer,” says Nancy Rossi, director of admissions for the school. “But our summer programs also an excellent opportunity for parents and students to get to know more about Stevens and our teaching methods. Some of our best students were once campers here.”