January 26, 2011
Contact: Paul Whelihan
Kean University Summer Camps 2011
Union, NJ - Kean University 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.
An eclectic course schedule provides options in music, theatre, dance, baseball, volleyball, field hockey, debate, literature, creative writing, mathematics, science, history and creative design. This exceptional line up is offered in collaborations with Premiere Stages, Liberty Hall Museum, American String Teachers Association, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Kean, Eldridge Overton School of Excellence, Kean University Athletics, working professionals and teaching artists in all these fields. Camp sessions are one or two weeks in duration and campus housing is offered for some areas of study.
Premiere 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 productions that have included performances 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.
Kean University Athletics Department trains campers ages 8 to 18 in baseball, volleyball, basketball and field hockey clinics. Volleyball and field hockey camps offer an overnight option for participants to live on campus. The athletics department at Kean boasts title-holding college teams (the Cougar baseball team has competed in NCAA tournaments) and state of the art facilities that include Harwood Arena, the Jim Hynes ’63 Stadium (baseball), Cougar Field (softball), the Alumni Stadium, a fitness and rehabilitation center and the pool in D’Angola Gymnasium.
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.
Visiting organizations to Kean University include The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, whose 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 www.kean.edu/summercamps.
Founded in 1855, Kean University has become one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, boasting a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population. Kean continues to play a key role in the training of teachers and is a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment, offering more than 50 undergraduate degrees and more than 45 options leading to a master’s degree, doctorate, professional diploma and/or state certification(s). Five undergraduate colleges and the Nathan Weiss Graduate College now serve more than 15,000 students.