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Who: Rockland Fencers Club What’s New: The beginner fencing and STEM program, which is a weeklong day camp. The camp will run July 16-20, 9am-4pm. Children will learn fencing tactics, strategies, and rules, and participate in warm-up games, conditioning, and technical and fencing drills. The curriculum includes daily STEM activities, designed to stimulate the students’ minds in these subjects. All STEM activities are hands-on and taught by a certified teacher. Co-owner Tyler Overk says he decided to incorporate STEM because fencing is not only a physical activity, but one that requires mental strength and quick decision making. Want More Info: 40 Lydecker St., Nyack; 908-892-0632; rocklandfencersclub.com

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Nyack Fencing School to Offer Beginner Fencing and STEM Day Camp

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Who: Chocolatier Matisse What’s New: A series of chocolate making and crafting summer sessions, which will be held July 27, July 30, and Aug. 14-16. In each session, visitors will either dip or receive a chocolate treat. Registration fees range from $16-$25, which includes the cost of materials, chocolate, and lunch. Each session is different. In one session, kids can try their hand at button crafting and in another session paint a ceramic bowl. Other projects include decorating wind chimes and guided painting on canvas. Want More Info: 32 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg; 845-365-0285; chocolatiermatisse.com

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Treat and Craft Making Offered at Orangeburg Chocolate Shop

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Who: Dominican College What’s New: Three-month summer memberships, which are open to the Orangeburg community for $99. The facility, which opened July 13, 2017, is an expansion of the Hennessy Center at Dominican College. The 6,300-square-foot facility is nearly four times larger than the old room and features 30 pieces of cardio equipment, 13 pieces of circuit-training equipment, strength training equipment, an aerobic cardio room, HD TVs, locker rooms, two indoor basketball courts, and a running track with access to an outdoor trail. The general public can join the fitness center for $300 a year. Students, faculty, and staff can use the facility for free, and alumni can join for $150 annually. Want More Info: 470 Western Highway, Orangeburg; 845-359-7800; dc.edu/fitnesscenter 8

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College in Orangeburg Now Offers Summer Community Memberships

The $5 million project opened after a year of construction and is open to students, alumni, and the general public.