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MCCC Hosts Summer Camps Open House Jan. 22


West Windsor, N.J. - Mercer County Community College invites families to a Summer Camps Open House on Sunday, Jan. 22, noon to 3 p.m., in the Student Center on the West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (Snow date: Sunday, Jan. 29.) 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 6-16 will be offered on the West Windsor campus starting June 18, including Camp College, Sports Camps, Specialty Camps, and Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops (starting June 25). 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.)

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 6-12 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 7 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.

The 2012 summer camp season runs from June 18 to August 10 for Camp College and Sports Camps; Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops will be held June 25-July 19 for grades 8-12 and July 23- Aug. 9 for grades 5-7.

Juggling proved one of Camp College's most popular choices last year.
Tennis Camp was a hit in 2011!
Dancers rehearse for Tomato Patch's 2011 show for family and friends.

Additional details about MCCC's summer youth programs are available here or by calling 609-570-3311. Camp College will host additional information sessions on Feb. 18, Mar. 24 and Apr. 28, noon to 2 p.m, in the West Windsor campus Student Center.

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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