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Enrichment, Discovery and Fun Are on the Schedule at MCCC Camps


The 2017 Camp College Variety Show featured dancers, actors, jugglers and more. Registration for all camps is underway now.

Tennis Camp with Director Marc Petchel will be offered in five one-week sessions. It is among six Sports Camps options.

Tomato Patch Workshops are for budding thespians and artists. Sessions for 4-7 graders and 8-12 graders are offered, as well as a Master Class for older students. Both sessions conclude with a performance for family and friends.

Happy chefs in "Kids in the Kitchen," one of numerous one-week specialty camps.

Fun in numbers at Camp College!

West Windsor, N.J. – From June 25 through August 17, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) will once again open its doors to children and teens ages 6 to 17 for a wide variety of camp programs that are designed to match the interests and talents of just about every child. Registration is currently underway.

The camp schedule ranges from the full summer to four-week, three-week and one-week sessions. All camp programs take place on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

MCCC youth camps include four main programs. Camp College provides a design-your-own activity schedule with more than 70 classes to choose from for children ages 6 to 13 in four-week sessions. One-week Specialty Camps are concentrated in specific subject areas such as science, computer technology, culinary arts and specialized recreational activities. Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops are for young people interested in theater, dance, vocal music and art, with separate sessions for grades 4 to 7 and grades 8 to 12. Sports Camps are one-week programs in six different sports for ages 6 to 13; most sessions are co-ed.

Camp College sessions run from June 25 to July 20 and July 23 to August 17. New classes for 2018 are choir, balloon twisting, chocolate treats, building things that move, jewelry design, and more. Camp College’s Specialty Camps, held in one-week sessions, have added to their already packed schedule; new weeks include Summer Art Studio, Interactive Storytelling, Advanced Robotics, Advanced 3D Video Game with Unity, and Making Your first Multiplayer App. Four-week academic programs are offered in pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, creative writing, and English July 23 to Aug. 16.

Tomato Patch, to be held five days a week for the first time (except during the Evening of the Arts week, which concludes on Thursday), will offer an array of concentrations and electives including stage combat, children’s theater, computer art, painting, drawing, jazz, musical theater, tap dance, cartooning and anime, hip hop, vocal ensemble, comedy, music video, and web video stage, and the highly popular stage makeup class. The first session is for students entering grades 8 to 12m held from June 25 to July 19. The second session, for grades 4 to 7, is from July 23 to August 9. Both sessions conclude with an Evening of the Arts for family and friends. Master Class will be offered from July 23 to August 10 for students in grades 8 to 12 who have attended Tomato Patch or had other formal theater training.

The college’s Athletics Department scores big with Sports Camps designed to help youngsters build their skills in specific sports while enjoying friendly competition. All camps are staffed by college and high school coaches, as well as college athletes. Sports are offered in multiple weeks and include: basketball; field hockey; soccer; volleyball and recreational games; speed, quickness and agility; and tennis. A swim session is offered at the end of most days.

Among camp amenities are the college’s full-service cafeteria, Olympic size swimming pool, athletic fields, theater, tennis courts, air-conditioned classrooms, computer labs, gymnasium and more. Pre- and after-camp care is available for working parents.

Registration is now under way. Camp College will host information sessions on Saturday, March 10, noon to 2 p.m.; and Saturday, April 28, noon to 2 p.m., at the MCCC West Windsor Campus Conference Center. On-site registration is available.

More about all MCCC summer camp programs is available here or by calling 609-570-3311.

Camp employment opportunities are available for teachers, counselors ages 18 and up, lifeguards and swim instructors. Call 609-570-3311 or email campcollege@mccc.edu.

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