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2014 kentplacesummercamp •••• June 9 – August 22 For boys and girls ages 3 – 15

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Dining Hall

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is a coeducational, state-licensed program for boys and girls, 3 through 15 years old, providing fun, enrichment and opportunities for physical and social development in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere. Our beautiful 26-acre campus offers: • regulation artificial turf playing fields • playgrounds • modern field house • five tennis courts • air-conditioned dining hall and classrooms • state-of-the-art computer labs • an arts center Campers are well supervised by a qualified and caring staff of program directors, teachers and counselors, which include Kent Place faculty and students.


Dear Parents/Guardians, The 2014 Kent Place Summer Camp includes 11 weeks of fun and excitement on our expansive 26-acre campus located in Summit, NJ! Our Summer Camp offers unique state-of-the-art facilities and includes Day Camps for campers entering Preschool through Grade 6 and is grouped by grade level. We also have a Creative Arts Workshop (Grades 5 – 8), our ever-popular Passport Program (Grades 7 and 8), a Counselor-in-Training program (Grades 9 and 10) and Junior Counselor Program (Grades 10 and 11). Our Summer Academy program for campers in Kindergarten – Grade 8 includes enrichment classes in Dramatic and Creative Arts, Literature, Sports and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). A caring, professional staff that includes Kent Place faculty members oversees all of our programs. Hot lunch is included for every full-day camper along with a Kent Place Summer Camp t-shirt. Visit us online at www.kentplace.org/summercamp for more information about each camp offering. Our Facebook fan page, www.fb.com/kentplacesummer, is also a great resource for current news and pictures! Please enjoy reading about our 2014 camp programs in this brochure. Registration is done online ONLY and we accept both credit card and check payments. We invite you to call Kent Place Summer Camp at (908) 273-0900, ext. 297 or e-mail summer@kentplace.org with any questions or inquiries. Also, don’t forget to visit our Open House on Saturday, March 1 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. We look forward to celebrating another special summer with your children! Sincerely, Donna Ray Director of Summer Programs


kentplacesummercamp Table of Contents: Day Camps pages 3 – 6 • Preschool Camp • Junior Camp • Senior Camp Summer Academy pages 7 – 8 • Dramatic and Creative Arts • Literature • Sports • STEM Specialty Camps pages 9 – 12 • Creative Arts Workshop • Passport Program • Counselor-in-Training Program • CIT Field Experience • Junior Counselor • Teen Travel Camp Early June & Late August Mini-Camps pages 13 – 15 • June Fun • Summer Express • High Achievers • Success for Girls in Middle School • Traveling Adventures Extended Care & Afternoon Clinics pages 17 – 18 General Information page 19 Registration Information page 20 Offerings by Week page 21

Our brochure provides a snapshot of what is available for our 2014 Summer Camp season, however, please visit www.kentplace.org/summercamp for full program details, possible new camp offerings and more.

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Day Camps •••• June 30 – August 8 Preschool – Grade 6


Preschool Camp Little Explorers Boys and girls ages 3 and 4 Hours: 9:00 a.m. – Noon Tuition: $335 per week $1990 – 6 week session

Pre-K Camp Boys and girls ages 4 and 5 who will begin Kindergarten in the fall of 2015 Hours: 9:00 a.m. – Noon Tuition: $335 per week $1990 – 6 week session

Little Explorers and Pre-K Extended Day Hours: Noon – 2:50 p.m.

Little Explorers is the perfect introduction to camp for boys and girls who will be entering Preschool in the fall. Age appropriate activities include arts & crafts, music, story time, dramatic play, block play and games based on the weekly theme. Little Explorers will spend time in our air-conditioned Primary building as well as outdoors on our recently renovated playground. Outside play includes water table time, sandbox, tricycles and outdoor art. Little Explorers is taught by Kent Place teachers.

Camp fun for boys and girls who have had a full year of Preschool, but will not be starting Kindergarten in the fall. Activities are based on a weekly theme and include circle time, arts and crafts, music and movement, story time, a multitude of manipulatives and building with small and large blocks. Indoor play is in our air-conditioned Primary building. Outdoor play takes place on our newly renovated adjoining playground and includes sprinkler time, sandbox, water table, bicycles, balls, hula hoops, gardening and painting. The program fosters each child’s overall development.

The Little Explorers and Pre-K Camp Extended Day is a program for working parents of children who are registered in these camps. The schedule will include lunch, recess, rest time with a movie and free play on the playground before pick up.

Tuition: $165 per week

“This whole winter my four year old keeps asking how long it will be before she can return to Kent Place Summer Camp! The staff, activities and facilities are top notch!” -Pre-K Camp parent

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Junior Camp Boys and girls entering Kindergarten and Grade 1 Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Kindergarten only half day) 9:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. (Kindergarten and Grade 1 full day) Tuition: $355 per week (half day) $1990 – 6 week session (half day) $475 per week (full day) $2710 – 6 week session (full day)

Enjoy summer at its best: free-spirited play, picnics, theme days and visiting performers. Activities, coordinated around a weekly theme, include arts & crafts, music, computers, reader’s theater, nature and food crafts. Physical activities include free play on our playgrounds and sports and games to develop gross motor skills. Full-day campers swim twice a week at a local pool in Summit. Staffed with early childhood educators, Junior Camp, with its low camper-counselor ratio, provides a nurturing, developmentally appropriate experience for beginning campers. Campers are grouped by grade.

Campers eat lunch in Kent Place’s Dining Hall and have grill, deli, salad and bakery options available every day!

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Senior Camp Boys and girls entering Grades 2 – 6 Hours: 8:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuition: $475 per week $2710 – 6 week session

Senior camp is an action packed day of fun including sports, outdoor adventures, musical theater and dance. Campers will be grouped by age and gender to maximize fun. Students will also attend the local YMCA for swimming three times a week. Other activities include tennis, engineering, and archery. Each day also includes a choice period so campers can attend an activity that peaks their specific interests. The week comes to a close with one of our famous Friday events like Gold Rush or Water Day.

Senior Camp Sample Day 9:00-9:30 Art 9:35-10:05 Archery 10:05-10:15 Snack and Choice Announcements 10:20-10:50 Choice 10:55-11:25 Tennis 11:30-12:00 Lunch 12:00-12:15 Group Time 12:15-12:45 Computers 12:45-1:15 Dance 1:15-1:45 Sports 1:45-2:15 Outdoor Adventures 2:15-2:45 Theater 2:45 Announcements 3:00 Dismissal

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Summer Academy ••••

June 30 – August 8 Kindergarten – Grade 8


Summer Academy Boys and girls entering Kindergarten – Grade 8 Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (full day) Tuition: $615 per week $1230 for 2 week session

Kent Place Summer Camp offers exciting summer “academies” that provide children the opportunity to focus on a specialized area of interest through dynamic week-long programs. These programs are overseen by outstanding Kent Place faculty and staffed by outside professionals as needed to best suit our campers. Campers will spend each week engaged in high-level instruction in their interest area concluding with an event for family and friends to highlight the work completed during their program. 2014 Summer Academy offerings: TGA Golf Literature Workshop Handwork Day Camp Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp by The Handwork Studio Musical Theater Digital Storytelling with iMovie Can You Build It? – Yes We Can! LEGO Engineering Crafty Carpentry Robots Meet Science How Does It Work? How Is It Made? Please visit www.kentplace.org/summercamp for detailed Summer Academy descriptions and specific session dates.

Summer Academy features unique programs in: Sports, Literature, Dramatic & Creative Arts and STEM!

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Specialty Camps •••• June 30 – August 8 Grades 5 – 11


Creative Arts Workshop Boys and girls entering Grades 5 – 8 Hours: 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuition: $485 per week $2810 – 6 week session * Weekly enrollment available!

The Creative Arts Workshop (CAW) offers students an opportunity to unleash their creativity, energy and imagination and explore a variety of media each day. Students participate daily in four areas of interest and a camp-wide activity period. The Activity Period (do not include in your selections) encompasses crafts, community service projects and a variety of indoor and outdoor games to provide fun, exercise and socialization. CAW teachers are artists and professionals chosen for their expertise and ability to spark creativity within their students. Special events, such as camp picnics, demonstrations by professional artists and visiting performers, are held throughout the summer. Theater performances and art shows will be on July 18 and August 8. *Students will be placed in our classes each week depending on date of enrollment and scheduling availability. 2014 Creative Arts Workshop Offerings: Archery Baking Homemade Sweets and Treats Comic Book Creation Cooking Classic Comfort Foods Digital Art Drawing & Painting Fashion Design Fun with Fabric Jewelry Design Knitting & Crocheting Lights, Digital Cameras and Action! Project Runway Scrapbooking Sculpture Sewing Tennis Theater Workshop For more information about each CAW offering, please visit www.kentplace.org/summercamp.

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Passport Program Boys and girls entering Grades 7 and 8 Hours: 8:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuition: $515 per week $2980 – 6 week session

Passport campers enjoy the best of many different camp worlds! Campers will have an opportunity to participate in traditional day camp activities and an array of Creative Arts classes. Weekly field trips, community service projects, leadership opportunities with younger campers and special events days add to the complete camp experience.

NEW! Teen Travel Camp Boys and girls entering Grades 9 and 10 July 7 – August 1 Hours: TBD Tuition: $750 per week $2900 – 4 week session

The Teen Travel program is for campers entering Grades 9 and 10. Teens can relax and have fun in this extended day camp environment. Teen Travel Camp counselors are over age 21 and have experience working with teenage boys and girls. Day trips include outings to amusement and water parks, horseback riding, scavenger hunts and the beach. Trips may leave as early as 8:00 a.m. and arrive home as late as 6:00 p.m. Camp fee includes trip and lunch. A calendar of trips will be provided on the first day of each week. Example Schedule: • Monday: Dorney Park • Tuesday: Medieval Times Lunch and Tournament • Wednesday: Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Skyline Bus Tour • Thursday: Great Wolf Lodge • Friday: Camelback Mountain Adventures 11


Counselor Training Programs CIT Training Boys and girls entering Grades 9 and 10 Session I: July 7 – 18 Session II: July 21 – August 1 Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuition: $520 per session $1030 for both sessions

CIT Field Experience Boys and girls who have already completed “Session I” of CIT Training and are entering Grades 9 or 10 Session I: July 21 – 25 Session II: July 28 – August 1 Session III: August 4 – August 8

Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program will help participants develop lifelong skills, identify and achieve individual goals and build skills to lead children. CITs will work and train under the current counselors in charge. Participants will learn First Aid, CPR, group and time management and a variety of program skills through first-hand experience with campers of different ages. Attendance is required for the entire two-week session.

The CIT Field Experience is an additional week or two following Session I of the CIT Training course. During these weeks CITs can choose which camp they would like to continue to work with for an additional week out in the field. No additional training will occur during the Field Experience.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tuition: $60 per session

Junior Counselor Boys and girls entering Grades 10 and 11 June 30 – August 8 Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Our Junior Counselor program allows boys and girls entering Grades 10 and 11, who are not yet eligible to work at camp, a supervised experience working with children. Junior Counselors will work under Head Counselors in the age group of their choice. They can choose to work one week or all six weeks.

Tuition: $35 per week $200 – 6 week session

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Early June & Late August Mini-Camps •••• June 9 – 27 & August 11 – 22 Grades Pre-K – 8


June Mini-Camps Pre-K June Fun Boys and girls entering Pre-K in the fall June 9 – 27

Activities include story time, arts & crafts, music and movement, building with blocks and puzzle time. Outdoor play takes place on our playground and includes sprinkler time, sandbox, water table, balls, hula hoops and painting.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – Noon Tuition: $310 per week

June Fun Boys and girls entering Kindergarten and Grade 1 June 9 – 27

Theme-based activities including arts & crafts, nature study, cooking, music and stories are combined with indoor and outdoor play. June Fun is taught by Kent Place teachers.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – Noon (half day) 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (full day) Tuition: $310 per week (half day) $440 per week (full day)

Summer Express Boys and girls entering Grades 2 – 6 June 9 – 27

A fun-filled session featuring a variety of activities including arts & crafts, sports, technology, theater and games. Special events include swimming at a local pool.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuition: $440 per week

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August Mini-Camps Traveling Adventures Boys and girls entering Kindergarten – Grade 8 August 11 – 15 Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuition: $510

Traveling Adventures campers will spend each day at an off-campus activity, or two! Campers will arrive promptly at 9:00 a.m. The day will be spent traveling to one of the following adventurous places: Pump It Up, Color Me Mine, Mini-Golf, Bowling, Chuck E Cheese, Turtleback Zoo and possibly even a movie. When time permits, campers may spend up to one hour in the morning and/or afternoon on campus participating in field games, board games, computers and arts & crafts activities. Trips may occasionally be divided up into two groups: Kindergarten – Grade 3 and Grades 4 – 8. Enrollment is limited to 75 campers… so sign up now! Traveling Adventures camp includes a daily snack.

High Achievers Boys and girls entering Grades 3 – 5 August 18 – 22

An integrated learning experience designed to challenge the more advanced student. Students actively participate in this program, which combines elements of math, problem solving, language arts and technology.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – Noon Tuition: $300

Success for Girls in Middle School Girls entering Grades 6 and 7 August 18 – 22 Hours: 9:00 a.m. – Noon Tuition: $340

This class is designed to help girls make a successful transition into middle school, both academically and socially. Students learn study skills with emphasis on time management, organization, approaching and completing long-term assignments, note taking, test preparation and problem solving. Writing skills and math review are highlighted. Discussion and activities addressing social adjustment and successful interaction with teachers and peers help dispel concerns about a new school situation.

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Extended Care & Afternoon Clinics ••••

June 9 – August 8


Extended Care & Afternoon Clinics Extended Care June 9 – August 8 Hours and Tuition: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m./$65 per week 3:00 – 4:30 p.m./$65 per week 3:00 – 6:00 p.m./$125 per week 4:30 – 6:00 p.m./$65 per week

Morning Extended Care is available from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Activities include indoor and outdoor play. Afternoon Extended Care is available from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. From 3:05 – 4:30 p.m., campers participate in structured activities such as arts & crafts, computers, cooking, board and card games, and outside sports and games. Campers attending the Afternoon Clinics programs can join Extended Care at 4:30 p.m. Snacks are served in the afternoon session.

7:30 – 9:00 a.m./ $360 – 6 Week Session 3:00 – 4:30 p.m./ $360 – 6 Week Session 3:00 – 6:00 p.m./ $700 – 6 Week Session

Afternoon Clinics Weekly sessions from June 30 – August 8 Hours: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tuition: $95 per week

Kent Place campers will be brought to the Dining Hall to take attendance and eat their own snack brought from home from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Clinics are taught from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. each day. All Afternoon Clinics campers will be picked up from the Bus Loop near the Kent Place Dining Hall off of Morris Avenue. Archery Grades 2 – 8 Cooking Grades 2 – 6 Technology Grades 4 – 8 Tennis Grades 1 – 8 For more information about each Afternoon Clinic and specific session dates, please visit www.kentplace.org/summercamp.

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General Information Open House Camp Closings

Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Kent Place Dining Hall Kent Place Summer Camp will be closed on Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Cancellation

Kent Place reserves the right to cancel any programs that do not have sufficient enrollment.

Health Office

A registered nurse is on duty daily.

Meals

Summer Camp Items Camper Responsibilities

Contact Information

Tuition includes a daily snack, lunch and t-shirt for those campers enrolled in Day Camps: Little Explorers and Pre-K Camp Extended Day, Junior Camp and Senior Camp, Summer Academy, Passport Program, Creative Arts Workshop and the CIT Programs. Due to the increasing number of campers with allergies, peanut butter is not served in our Dining Hall. Camp programs and lunches are designed for our general population of campers, therefore; we are not able to individualize diets or programs. Visit Kent Place’s School Store in late spring to pick up some Kent Place Summer Camp gear! Campers are expected to abide by the camp rules and conduct themselves in a responsible manner. Failure to do so could result in the child’s dismissal. Kent Place Summer Camp is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Campers should not bring valuable items to camp. Kent Place Summer Camp Director: Donna Ray Phone: (908) 273-0900, ext. 297 E-mail: summer@kentplace.org Website: www.kentplace.org/summercamp Facebook: www.fb.com/kentplacesummer

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Registration Information Online Registration All registrations for Kent Place Summer Camp 2014 will be done online. Payment by credit card is now available.

www.kentplace.org/summercamp Enrollment Enrollment is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fees & Deposits A $50 registration fee per family and a 50 percent tuition deposit must be sent within two weeks after registering online. Withdrawals Withdrawals must be made in writing by May 1, 2014, to receive a refund of the 50 percent tuition deposit. A $100 administrative fee will be charged. After May 1, the deposit becomes nonrefundable. The balance of the tuition is due one week before the start date of your child’s camp, and is nonrefundable for any reason.

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Offerings by Week Week beginning

• Early June and Late August Mini-Camps • Day Camps • Specialty Camps • Summer Academy • Extended Care & Afternoon Clinics

Please note that all offerings are subject to change – for the most up-to-date information visit www.kentplace.org/summercamp.

June 9

Pre-K June Fun, June Fun and Summer Express; Extended Care

June 16

Pre-K June Fun, June Fun and Summer Express; Extended Care

June 23

Pre-K June Fun, June Fun and Summer Express; Extended Care

June 30

Preschool Camp, Junior Camp and Senior Camp; Creative Arts Workshop, Passport Program and Junior Counselor; Musical Theater; Extended Care and Afternoon Clinics

July 7

Preschool Camp, Junior Camp and Senior Camp; Creative Arts Workshop, Passport Program, CIT Training, Junior Counselor and Teen Travel Camp; Handwork Day Camp, Musical Theater, Fashion & Machine Sewing and LEGO Engineering; Extended Care and Afternoon Clinics

July 14

Preschool Camp, Junior Camp and Senior Camp; Creative Arts Workshop, Passport Program, CIT Training, Junior Counselor and Teen Travel Camp; Handwork Day Camp and Fashion & Machine Sewing; Extended Care and Afternoon Clinics

July 21

Preschool Camp, Junior Camp and Senior Camp; Creative Arts Workshop, Passport Program , CIT Training, CIT Field Experience, Junior Counselor and Teen Travel Camp; Extended Care and Afternoon Clinics

July 28

Preschool Camp, Junior Camp and Senior Camp; Creative Arts Workshop, Passport Program, CIT Training, CIT Field Experience, Junior Counselor and Teen Travel Camp; Literature Workshop; Extended Care and Afternoon Clinics

August 4

Preschool Camp, Junior Camp and Senior Camp; Creative Arts Workshop, Junior Counselor, CIT Field Experience and Passport Program; Literature Workshop and LEGO Engineering; Extended Care and Afternoon Clinics

August 11

Traveling Adventures

August 18

High Achievers and Success for Girls in Middle School

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New for 2014

Teen Travel Camp!

42 Norwood Avenue • Summit, NJ 07902-0308

Register online at www.kentplace.org/summercamp


Kent Place Summer Camp 2014