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MCCC to Host Summer Camps Open House Jan. 27


West Windsor, N.J. - Mercer County Community College invites families to a Summer Camps Open House on Sunday, Jan. 27, noon to 3 p.m., in the Student Center on the West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road (snow date: Sunday, Feb. 3).

Camp directors will be on hand to provide overviews of all programs and answer questions. Tours of MCCC's extensive facilities will be available, including computer labs, television studio, Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis courts, cafeteria and more. Before and after-camp care is available for all programs.

A variety of popular programs for children ages 6 to 16 will be offered on the West Windsor campus starting June 24, including Camp College, Sports Camps, Speciality Camps, and Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops (starting June 24).

Families will be able to submit their camp registration forms at the Open House, guaranteeing a wide selection from Mercer's various offerings. (For those who plan to complete the application at the Open House, some medical information is required. Visit the camp webpage for more information: www.mccc.edu/camps.)

Mercer's summer camps are designed for children to pursue their individual interests and discover new hobbies. Camp College provides an enriching alternative to traditional summer camp in two four-week sessions. Campers ages 6 to 13 may choose from more than 60 subject areas and create a personalized daily schedule.

Camp College also offers one-week Specialty Camps for ages 6 through 16 in science, technology, cooking, crafts and more. Mercer's Sports Camps, for ages 6 to 15, offer one-week sessions in popular sports and are taught by high school and college coaches, as well as college athletes.

Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops give students entering grades 5 through 12 a multidisciplinary experience in theater, dance, vocal music, visual arts and video. Each session concludes with a performance and gallery exhibit. Older students may follow their first session with a Master Class that covers the business of show business, including job searches and auditions.

Gardening is one of many class offerings at MCCC's Summer Camp.
Students perform a rendition of "The Lion King" as part of a program for parents at the end of camp.
Students enjoy building Star Wars starships in a Lego camp class.

The 2013 summer camp season runs from June 24 to August 16 for Camp College and Sports Camps; Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops will be held June 24 - July 18 for grades 8-12 and July 22 - Aug. 8 for grades 5-7.  A Master Class for grades 8-12 will be held July 22 – Aug. 9.

Additional details about MCCC's summer youth programs are available online, or by calling 609-570-3311. Camp College will host additional information sessions on Feb. 16, March 23, and April 27, noon to 2 p.m., in the Student Center on the West Windsor campus.

Camp employment opportunities are available for teachers, counselors ages 17 and up, lifeguards and swim instructors. Call 609-570-3311 or email campcollege@mccc.edu.

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