Welcome to our Online Newsletter and Virtual Bulletin Board!

Question or Suggestion? Contact cslevin59 (at) gmail.org. Searching for an item? Check the SCLS catalog here.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Snow is Melting…Spring into Spring with a Plethora of Programs at the Bridgewater Library and Around the Community–Including a Musician at the Library this Saturday, Robot-Making at the Children’s Museum, Dance Day in New Brunswick, an Irish Festival at Fosterfields, Lego Model-Making of the Warsaw Ghetto in Whippany and Pi Day in Princeton!

banner - Somerset County Library

 

More than 25 children’s book authors and illustrators are coming to Bridgewater next Saturday.  Check out our book display, read their books, then meet the authors!

image_thumb7_thumb2_thumbimage_thumb11_thumb2_thumb

Check out the books in the youth services area, above the magazines.

 

Programs for Children @ the Bridgewater Library:

Kurt Gallagher Graphic
Friends of the Library Concert Series: Kurt Gallagher (For ages 3+)
Saturday, March 15 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Registration required.
  Join Kurt Gallagher for a morning filled with dancing, singing and giggling.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet and sing along!  Music fun for the whole family!

Spring sessions have begun. 

Storytime (For Ages 3-6, siblings welcome) No Registration Required.  Tuesdays  10:00 a.m. Second session at 1:30pm.  Join us for stories and songs for the whole family!  This program is aimed at families and is designed for children 3 and up (younger siblings welcome.)

Toddler Time (For Ages 18 months-36 months) No Registration Required.  Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m., repeats at 11:00 a.m.  Also Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.    Clapping and singing and listening to books... introduce your toddler to the beginnings of storytime!

Baby Time (For ages birth - 18 months) No Registration Required.
Thursdays  9:30 a.m. An interactive lap-sit program of songs, rhymes and a story designed to introduce your baby to language and promote early literacy. 


Play Group (ages Birth to 3 years) Monday March March 17th, 24th & 31st. 10:00 to 10:30 am. No registration required. Come and play with toys, dance to music, and make new friends!


 

Parent - Teacher Workshop - Lift Off: How to Apply Current Brain Science to Build a Strong Foundation for Learning and Launch Youngsters for Success!  Monday March 17th From 7:00- 8:30 pm. Registration Required. In this program, teachers and parents will learn about the seven key brain skills that make learning possible.  The workshop will provide methods for detecting students with weak skills and introduce tools to help strengthen those skills.  Specific strategies will be provided to help teachers apply this understanding to the classroom.  This program is relevant for students of all ages, but special attention will be given to younger students (Pre-K to grade 1).  Kindergarten readiness will also be addressed. The workshop is free of charge and open to the public. 1 ½ professional development hours will be awarded to attendees.

Rocket Readers: 'Pearl and Wagner One Funny Day' (Grades 1-2) Wednesday, March 18th 4:30-5:30pm Registration required.  An exciting program for brand new readers!  At each program we will discuss a book, play some games, or create a story related craft.  This month's book: 'Pearl and Wagner One Funny Day' By: Kate McMullan. April Fool's Day is not a happy one for Wagner the mouse because his best friend, Pearl the rabbit, and other children and adults at school keep tricking him. **Students should read the book prior to the program.  Copies of the book will be available at the Youth Services Reference Desk.**

Join us as the Bridgewater Garden Club celebrates Spring with its 'Come Grow with Us' Saturday March 22: Registration required for each program.

Wooden Birdhouses (Ages 3-6)  10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Participants will design and take home a wooden birdhouse.  All supplies will be provided. Repeats at 2:30 p.m.


Mini Clay Pot Birdbath (Ages 7 - 10) from 11 - 11:30 am. Participants will  make a floral design using fresh flowers.  All supplies will be provided.  Repeats at 1:30 p.m.

NJ's Wild Garden Critters (Ages 4 - 8)  12:00 - 1:00 pm.  Environmental Educators from Dove Environmental Education will present a 'Clean Communities' children's program and a wildlife craft featuring the wildlife that may visit your garden.

Picture This - Art Exploration for Kids 'Flowers & Bones & Sky: Exploring the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe (For grades K - 5)Monday, March 24 at 4:30 pm. Registration required and begins on March 10. Celebrate Women's History Month with a look at this amazing artist, then create your own painting emulating her bold use of color and shape.  (We will be using paint so please dress appropriately)

2nd Annual Spelling Bee Championship Wednesday March 26, 2014 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. (For Winners from Grades 4-8 from participating Somerset County Schools)  And the winner is.... Join us as Bridgewater Library hosts the 2nd Annual Spelling Bee Championship.  Winners from the participating schools in Somerset County will compete to be named the best speller!  Seats will be reserved for families and friends of the participants competing however, walk-ins are welcome if seating is available.  Come cheer on your home town school!

Sharp Students: NJ Ask Test Prep (For Parents and Caregivers)
Thursday, March 27 from 7:00 - 7:30 pm. Registration required and begins on March 13. Join us for an overview about the Lumos Test Prep database and how it can help students prep for the NJ ASK test. Repeats on March 31st.

Storytime Yoga for Kids (Ages 2-6) Friday,  April 4 from 10:00 am - 10:30 am  Registration begins March 21  Animal characters come to life as stories are read and acted out with yoga poses. Through the use of songs, puppets, and fun, animated poses, children will learn what it’s like to hop like a frog, slither like a snake and roar like a lion!

Friends of the Library Concert Series: Yosi & Eugene (For ages 3+) Saturday, April 5 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration required and begins March 21. Award-winning children's recording artist & entertainer, Yosi, rocks the house with a humorous & interactive musical performance and he is bringing his monster friend Eugene with him.  Eugene is a super-friendly, super-strong, super-exuberant monster who is misunderstood by nearly everyone......except young children.  Songs, stories and great humor bring kids closer to understanding that being different is not just good;  it's fantastic!  A good time for the whole family.        


 

@ Bridgewater Library for Tweens and Teens:

Friends of the Library Concert Series: Dan Crisci Friday March 14, 2014 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Dan Crisci is a jazz pianist, piano teacher, and composer.  He has been performing in the New York/New Jersey area since 1984.  He has performed as a soloist and in various group settings. This concert is FREE and everyone is invited to attend.  No sign-up is needed.

Teen Movie: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Rated PG-13) (Grades 6-12) Saturday, March 15 from 2:00 - 4:30 pm. Registration required . Runtime:  146 minutes (2 hours 26 minutes) Rated:  PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language.
Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.  Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a 'Victor's Tour' of the districts.  Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capital is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
Divergent Trivia at beginning of movie!  Enter to win a $25 gift card to Reading Cinemas!

Open Mic Cafe Night (Ages 13+) on Thursday March 20th  from 6:45-8:45pm.  Registration required.   Think you’ve got what it takes to get up on stage in front of your peers with nothing but your voice and guitar? Want to share your poetry, comedy, or original music? Not an artist, but would like to witness some of the most inspiring artists Somerset County has to offer? Then join us for this one of a kind experience, and help local musicians and writers have their voices heard.
Depending on registration, artists will receive ~ 10 minute slots to play music or recite poetry. Sign ups will be on a first-come, first-served basis. *Note: As ages of audience members range from children to adults, please consider the content of your performance. You will be asked to leave should your set contain indecent speech.


TAB Meeting (Grades 6-8)  Tuesday March 25th, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. TAB Meeting (Grades 9-12) 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM  Story Well. Registration Required. Do you want to make a difference at your library? Do you have suggestions for programs, new books, movies, or video games?  Then come to one of our upcoming T.A.B. meetings! Community service hours will be awarded for attendance and snacks will be served!   Do you want to make a difference at your library? Do you have suggestions for programs, new books, movies, or video games?  Then come to one of our upcoming T.A.B. meetings! Community service hours will be awarded for attendance and snacks will be served!

Make a Difference @ the Library! (Volunteer Opportunities for Grades 5 - 6) Monday, April 7th  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Registration required .  ATTENTION STUDENTS IN GRADES 5 AND 6: Here is your chance to make a difference by volunteering at the library! You can help the library with special projects including creating bookmarks for young children, organizing and tidying up the Children’s Room, and much more!

EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEENS:

Kavli “Science in Fiction” Video Contest

The USA Science & Engineering Festival, in association with the Kavli Foundation, has launched the Science in Fiction video contest. Using scenes from popular science fiction movies and TV shows, and video games, Gr. 6-12 students will create: 30-:90 videos that investigate how science fictional scenes could be realized using current and developing technologies. The video contest culminates in a popular awards show, hosted by Bill Nye, as part of the Festival, which returns to Washington, D.C. on April 26-27, 2014. The contest officially opens for entries on Nov. 1, 2013 and closes Mar. 21, 2014. First prize is $2000 cash prize and a travel stipend to travel to Washington D.C. for the Expo. The second prize is $750 and the third prize is $500. The People's Choice Award prize is $250. http://www.usasciencefestival.org/2014-festival/2014-contests/kavli-video-contest-2013-2014.html

NOMINATE A YOUNG HERO FOR A $5,000 BARRON PRIZE!
Do you know a young person who is doing great things to help other people or
the planet? Nominate him/her for the 2014 Barron Prize! The Gloria Barron
Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people
ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and
our environment. Each year, ten to fifteen winners each receive a $5,000
cash award to support their service work or higher education. Nomination
deadline is April 15. For more information and to nominate, visit
http://www.barronprize.org/

TEENS AND PRE-TEENS CAN ENTER THIS ART CONTEST

image_thumb[17]

2013 First Place Winner Elizabeth McLaughlin Piscataway High School

image_thumb[18]

Home  About the Contest

The New Jersey Department of Human Services (NJDHS) invites pre-teens and teens across the state to participate in its Annual Teen Media Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development, focusing on parental responsibility. The statewide contest is open to New Jersey middle school and high school students.

This year's contest theme is: Families come in different shapes and sizes. Depict what makes your parent(s) unique and how that has impacted your view of parenthood. All entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 4, 2014.

An emphasis is placed on the idea that while they may not live together under one roof – both parents are responsible for enriching the life and securing the future of their child. The DHS intends to use winning student entries to promote this public awareness campaign aimed at New Jersey’s non-custodial parents.

Prizes U.S. Savings Bonds will be awarded to three students in each category.  A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be selected in the High School and Middle school categories.    Winners will also receive two tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J.  They may have their artwork displayed in venues including the New Jersey Statehouse, museums, and other possible locations.

THE THEATER PROJECT INAUGURATES 1ST ANNUAL FILM COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS AGED 13-18

PictureYOUNG FILMMAKERS COMPETITION
WHEN
: Submissions accepted March 1; April 21, 2014 Submission Deadline

  • New Jersey’s high school filmmakers may submit their DVDs via US mail no later than April 21.
  • Films entered in the contest must be between 5 and 12 minutes long. There is a $20 entry fee.
  • Finalists will be notified by May 15, and invited to the June screening of their work where the winners will be judged and prizes awarded. The screening will be open to the public.
  • DVD entries can be mailed to THE THEATER PROJECT, Box 101, Union, NJ 07083.
  • Entrants should include a cover letter with a short biography of the entrant, including contact information and school attended, and a statement saying the film is being submitted by its owner or licensee, giving The Theater Project the right to publicly screen the film as part of the festival.

Having encouraged young writers for a dozen years through its annual contest for high school playwrights, The Theater Project is reaching out to young movie enthusiasts as well in a Young Filmmakers Competition.

More details available at www.thetheaterproject.org, 908.809.8865

Want more info about upcoming programs? Check out the  April  teen calendar here.

Around the Community:

ROBOTS AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM IN BRIDGEWATER SATURDAY MARCH 15TH:

Robotics, takes place this Saturday March 15th from 10AM to 3PM.

We’ll have a menagerie of fun robots on wheels, tracks and legs to entertain the kids. Children can also learn about electricity at our battery station, and even make their own battery… with a potato! Hands on fun with Play-Doh like Squishy Circuits, where kids can let their imaginations create circuits with conductive and insulating dough. For some family fun, try the ‘How to Train Your Robot’ game; kids are the programmers; parents are the robots!

Our Bernoulli blower, bubble machine and Odyssey of the Spheres exhibits will also be available.

The suggested donation is $3 per child, and the suggested age range is 3 to 8.  The robotics program has small batteries and other small parts, so it is not recommended for children less than 3 years old.

 

image_thumb10_thumb_thumb_thumb_thum_thumb

CELEBRATE PI DAY ALL WEEKEND IN PRINCETON WITH TONS OF FUN INCLUDING:

trainridewitheinsteinSaturday 3/15: 11 a.m. Einstein Look-A-Like Contest at the Princeton Public Library, Community Room -All participants will win a free Pi Day Princeton commemorative tee shirt and Contestants 13 and younger are eligible to win $314.15!    Register your ‘lil genius and email princetonmimi@gmail.com.

Noon — Dinky Train rides with Einstein. Meet Einstein, his mother and good friends. Be sure to ask “Einstein” where he is going on the train because sometimes he forgets.  Departing Princeton Station at noon, 12:27 p.m. and 1 p.m.; departing Princeton Junction Station at 12:11 p.m., 12:37 p.m. and 1:11 p.m. $2.75 per adult each way, up to two kids (ages 5-11) can ride free with a passenger paying any valid fare.

Noon - 2pm - Academic Celebrity Children’s Book Signing Event with famed author, Jennifer Berne, of On A Beam of Light – A Story of Albert Einstein- OnABeam COVER-1-14sponsored by Jazam’s at 25 Palmer Square East – Join one of 2013′s  most celebrated children’s book authors for a book signing of On a Beam of Light – A Story of Albert Einstein.  Get your book signed while chatting with her about this critically acclaimed children’s book which has won the 2013 New York Times Editors’ Choice Award, ABA Best Books for Children, NPR 2013 Great Reads and more awards too numerous to list here!  

2:00 p.m. — Bedtime Math Book Party & Activities with Laura Overdeck at Labyrinth Books at 122 Nassau Street - Laura Overdeck’s mission is to make math a fun part of kids’ everyday lives. The 2nd volume of her wildly popular Bedtime Math is just out and she will join us for Pi Day celebrations involving constructions with glow-in-the-dark sticks in the store’s underground events space. Join us on your way from Einstein impersonations at the Library to pie-throwing on campus.

Check out many more activities for Pi Day in Princeton here: http://www.pidayprinceton.com/

PUSHCART PLAYERS @ THE BICKFORD THEATRE FOR FAMILIES
clip_image002

Photo Stone SoupSTONE SOUP & OTHER STORIES
With the Pushcart Players

WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 1:30 PM
WHERE:
The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Hgts. Rd., Morristown
TICKETS: $10 for Members; $12 for Non-members; and $9 for Groups (20 or more). For every paying adult, one child gets in free.
Tickets may be purchased by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. The Bickford Theatre is an integral part of the Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility.

Produced by Pushcart Players, Stone Soup and Other Stories is a musical compilation of favorite tales from Africa, India, Eastern Europe and the United States. Filled with music, color, fantasy and fun, each story introduces the spirit and customs of these unique cultures.  “Family audiences will be delighted by the show. Then they’ll find themselves discussing why certain characters made certain choices, and how outcomes would have differed with different behavior.”

www.morrisparks.net

CENTENARY STAGE FAMILY FUN SERIES BRINGS BACK THE FUNNY, ENERGETIC AND INTENSE MICHAEL DUBOIS’ “SOLO CIRCUS”

SoloCircusPhoto smaller

MICHAEL DUBOIS’ SOLO CIRCUS
WHEN: Sunday, March 16, at 2 PM
WHERE:
The Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown
TICKETS: $17.50-$20 in advance and $22.50-$25 on the day of.
Workshops are available for an additional $18.50 a person, limit of 50 people.
To purchase tickets or to find more information on other CSC events, visit www.centenarystageco.orgor call the CSC box office at 908.979.0900.

DuBois Highwire-medMichael DuBois has been performing for over eight years with national appearances on TheTonight Show with Jay Leno, The Jay Leno Showand most recently on The Late Show with David Letterman. And he returns to Centenary Stage Company’s Family Fun Series by popular demand. This Solo Circus act will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. This show is a fast-paced, audience interactive variety show featuring an all-original presentation of magic, juggling, mind tricks and circus and sideshow stunts all wrapped in a blanket of comedy made for adults just as much as it is for the younger members of the family.

DuBois has been featured in several magazines, performed at over 500 colleges and universities across the U.S., and headlines multiple major cruise lines all over the world. "I fell in love with the circus when I was four at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey," said DuBois. This circus act is like no other which incorporates suspenseful tricks and high energy physical feats and keeps the audience laughing from beginning to end.

Science-sational Day, April 5; Register by March 24

1st-6th graders can participate in hands-on science workshops that include our most popular Panning for Gems, Snakes & Lizards, Try It-Fly It and Alka Seltzer Rockets. New and returning workshops include  Build Your Own Sailboat, Who Done It?, IRobot, Blast Off, Colder Than Ice and A Walk with Galileo. Registration forms can be found in the 4-H Center or online at: http://somerset.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/pdfs/4h-2014-Sci-Day-Brochure.pdf

image_thumb[9]

 

GIVE YOUR KIDS THE EXPERIENCE OF LIVE THEATRE THIS MARCH THROUGH THE STAGES FESTIVAL!

image_thumb[6]

http://stagesfestival.com/

 

Fun for Kids -- Volunteer Opportunity for Teens.  Teens, if you are interested in volunteering, please email somersetcminfo@gmail.com with the dates you are interested in.

For more info:  http://childrensmuseumnj.org/
http://childrensmuseumnj.org/CMNJschedule.pdf



Young Audiences - Experience, Understand, Create, Connect
Find WorkshopsFind Assembly PerformancesFind Professional Development ProgramsFind Residencies


14th Annual Family Arts Festiva
l: Dance for Life

For children of all ages accompanied by a parent or favorite adult! 

Saturday March 15, 2014  |  1-4 PM

In the Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard   Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital   New Brunswick, NJ

A fabulous FREE family event!  

  • Come learn Latin, Hip Hop, and West African dance.
  • See performances by professional and student dance groups.   
  • Explore FREE family healthy information.

Join us and your community for a fun interactive dance celebration of healthy living!  Stay active by participating in our fun family dance workshops, taught by Latin, Hip Hop and West African dance teachers!  

Come see performances by professional groups Jump with Jill and  Flaco's Dance Factory, as well as presentations by student dance troupes.  Learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle by stopping by our Family Health Information booths!  Click below to watch the Family Arts Festival video!  

Family Arts Festival 2011 Presented by Young Audiences New Jersey and Johnson & Johnson

For more information and to register, please visit our website: http://www.yanj-yaep.org/family-arts-festival-2014/

The Family Arts Festival is a program of Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania in partnership with the Community Health Promotion Program at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, made possible by the generous support of Johnson & Johnson. 

LEGO PROGRAM @ JCC CAMPUS IN WHIPPANY: BRING THE KIDS!

image


Youth & Family at RVCCArts 

To make a reservation: Cindy Alexander The Theatre at RVCC cindy@rvccarts.org   908-231-8801

Hatched

Hatched  Treehouse Shakers   WHEN: Thursday, April 10, 10 AM,1:30 PM & 4 PM
Hatched is the original performance of a newborn chick emerging from her shell at sunrise to a strange and busy world. Performed through movement, handcrafted puppets, and very little human dialogue, the story is set amidst an American family farm. (AGES 2+) CLICK THE TITLE FOR MORE INFO.

Don't miss Shakespeare LIVE's engaging abridged productions of Shakespeare's classics at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre this spring! A Midsummer Night's Dream and Julius Caesar will be performed on March 8th and April 12th. Call 973-408-5600 for more details.

 

LAURIE BERKNER IS COMING TO OUR AREA!image_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb

image_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb



logo Planetarium at RVCCRVCC Planetarium

Public Star Shows

anim series - Planetarium interiors

Star Shows and Laser Concerts  All shows run approximately 40 minutes.
Admission: $7 for one show, $12 for two shows on the same day  Call 908-231-8805 for reservations!

Thanks to Ruth Ross of njartsmaven.com for some of these listings….

 

image_thumb[11]

 

PLANNING AHEAD FOR SUMMER….

Having trouble viewing this email?Read it online.

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre

Summer Theatre conservatory

STC kids have funDreamcatcher's THEATRE CAMP for KIDS!

Our Summer Theatre Conservatory is a four-week theatrecamp for young performers. Each week of the program focuses on a different aspect of the actor's craft.

  • For kids age 10 to 17
  • No acting experience needed
  • Professionals teach all classes
  • Have fun while experiencing life in the performing arts
  • Students receive individual attention
  • Attend for one, two, three or all four weeks
  • All sessions end with a final showcase or staged performance

Sample class day kids

TRY THEATRE CAMP FOR FREE!
Sample class on Saturday, March 15

  • Get a taste of what it's like to attend the Summer Theatre Conservatory
  • Students will participate in four classes from 10am to 2pm 
  • Reservations are required
More info on our Web site

At Dreamcatcher's Summer Theatre Conservatory, we believe in having fun while developing real skills.
Tuition ranges from $275 for 1 week to $880 for all 4 weeks. Enroll early to save $25!

view STC photos on our Web site

Note:  Enrollment is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.


SUMMER THEATRE CONSERVATORY Info

July 7 - August 1, 2014 Monday - Friday, 9am – 3pm    Dreamcatcher Rep at Calvary Church 31 Woodland Avenue, Summit   Directions  Price: $275 - $880 Register now Register by April 15 to save $25 Thank you for supporting local professional theatre! We hope to see you soon.

 

image_thumb[13]

 www.morrisparks.net

AND AT SOMERSET COUNTY PARKS:

image

PROGRAM OFFERINGS http://www.somersetcountyparks.org/parksFacilities/eec/EEC.html

    • Program Registration Information & Locations

    • March Programs 2014
    • April Programs 2014
    • May Programs 2014

    • 2014 Summer Science Fun (Ages 4-16)
    • Summer Science Fun Parent Guide
    • AWESIM KIDS 2014
    • Eco-Explorer 2014

    • Canoe & Kayak Programs & Trips
    • Cross-Country Skiing

Registration for Nature Day Camp 2014 is Open!

Nature programs for children ages 3 through 16

RHA's Nature Day Camp offers an opportunity for children to explore, create and play in a vibrant outdoor setting - absent of video games, tv and competitive sports.  Instead, they experience nature, gaining a strong appreciation for the outdoors and lessons in how to protect their natural environment.  Each Camp session has a teacher-to-child ratio of 1:4.  Children discover wildlife, habitats, adaptations, plants, insects, birds, and more through field activities, stories, crafts and hands-on projects!

Visit us at our Nature Day Camp Open House in the

Nature Classroom at Fairview Farm!

Sunday, March 16th from 1 to 4 pm

Click here for more information and to register!

SUMMER CAMP & AN EVENT @ FOSTERFIELD WITH THE MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION

Explore and More, Sign Up for Summer Camp with the Park Commission

Now is the time to enroll your children in the best summer camps while there are still openings. The Morris County Park Commission offers a variety of unique and exciting camps, all close to home, geared to kids with all types of interests and lead by certified, professional counselors.

Choose from Adventures in Nature, where campers investigate the rugged outdoors, learn all about plants and animals, and how to survive in the wilderness of New Jersey. Or Travels in Time for budding young farmers to learn the day to day chores of the farm in the old’n days! For those looking for swimming and boating, beach-side activities, volleyball, crafts, and more, try Camp Sunrise Lake. And for all those interested in law enforcement, enroll in the Junior Police Academy, for both girls and boys. Learn handcuffing techniques, motor vehicle stops, help solve a case, and take a tour of the county jail.

For the young athletes, specialty athletic camps including, ice hockey, and figure skating, are offered throughout the summer. There’s never been a more perfect time to learn a new sport, or advance in one that your child is already involved in. For more information and registration visit www.morrisparks.net. Camp enrollment starts now, enjoy the experience!

Innovative Fun for Middle School Girls and Boys This Summer
WaterBotics® is an innovative, underwater robotics program that challenges students to design, build, program, test, and redesign underwater robots made of LEGO® and other components. Campers progress through a series of increasingly sophisticated “missions” that culminates with amazing final designs. Take robotics to new depths! Whether your child currently takes robotics courses, or they are new to robotics and are looking for their next great challenge, WaterBotics has it all: science, technology, engineering, and FUN! WaterBotics will be held in state-of-the-art facilities at Stevens where each day will start with exciting team activities before groups launch into building robots. Afternoons will be filled with team games, guest speakers, campus tours, and more. The WaterBotics Summer Camp is designed to appeal to boys and girls! Dates: Session 1 July 21—25, 2014 or Session 2 July 28 – August 1, 2014  Time: 9 am—3 pm daily Place: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey  Cost: $225 per sessionFor more information and to register please see: http://www.waterbotics.org/about/opportunities/summercamp/

Agricultural Science Summer Enrichment Program for Students Ages 11-14

Do you dream of inventing ways to improve how we produce food, fiber and fuel? Do you want to show and groom an award winning sheep? Do you want to find out how to harvest crop DNA and become a food detective and experiment with food science myths and take home your own patio container garden? Environmentally conscious students with an interest in science, nature and fun are encouraged to enroll in this exploratory summer science camp at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School.

Dates: Session 1 July 7 - 11, 2014 or Session 2 July 21 – 25, 2014 Time: 9 am—3 pm daily  Cost: $295 per session

No comments:

Post a Comment