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Kean University offers a wide range of programs for all interests. Athletics, Science, History, the Arts... and much more!
All of our exceptional summer camps are taught by working professionals who are leaders in their field.

Enrollment is limited and advanced registration is required.


College for Kids at Kean by Eldridge Overton Educational Programs 

Pre-Summer I: June 16–June 20, 2014
(Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) 
Pre-Summer II: June 23–June27, 2014
(Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) 
Summer I: July 7–July 18, 2014
(Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) 
Summer II: July 21–August 1, 2014
(Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) 
Summer III: August 4–August 15, 2014
(Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) 

Target Ages: Ages 5-13

Students partake in fun and engaging academic, enrichment and sports summer camp experiences during the Summer College for Kids Program. Students enjoy courses that mirror college-level courses, which include courses in Debate, Forensics. Acting, Science, Math, Language Arts and much, much more! Online and adult education courses are also offered. Kean affiliation/ multiple child discounts may apply.

Registration Information:
For information, please contact Eldridge Overton Educational Programs at info@aypacademy.com908-595-2106 or
visit our website at



Thinking Creatively Design Camp 

Dates: Monday - Thursday, July 8 - July 31, 2014 
Times: 9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 
Target Ages: Ages 15-17 

The Robert Busch School of Design at Kean University is accepting is accepting applications for the Thinking Creatively Design Camp, a four-week design camp for students ages 15-17 years old — enthusiastic campers interested in advertising design, graphic design, interior design, or industrial design.

Campers will work with the Kean design faculty, visiting professional designers and art directors in a fun, creative and collaborative environment to develop original design solutions to to real world assignments and to expand creative thinking.

Activities include individual studio projects, a professionally organized design charrette, a field trip to a professional studio and / or design event, critiques, group and team studio projects, final portfolio exhibition and reception.

Campers will learn the foundations of creative design through innovative, active exercises and projects. They’ll also get a chance to see their work displayed in an exhibition and virtually on the Thinking Creatively Design Camp website.

Registration Information: 
The cost for the standard option for participating campers is $950. Students who are already registered as incoming freshman for the Fall 2014 semester at Kean have the option of taking the Camp for college credit (3 credits) for an additional fee.

For more information or to request an application, please contact Rose Gonnella, Robert Busch School of Design at or 908-737-4432

* Click here for more information! >> Thinking Creatively Design Camp Flyer



Camp Premiere 2014 

Camp Premiere - Session 1
Recommended for students entering Grades 5-8
July 14 - July 25, 2014 (Mon – Thurs, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) 
Final showcase on Friday, July 25, 2014.

Students will learn the elements of acting and play development through innovative, active exercises and games that help them translate their creative ideas and impulses into fully conceptualized and mountable original performances for the stage. Working with professional actors, directors and playwrights in a fun, creative and collaborative environment, campers will craft and star in their own play. This camp session culminates in a public performance of the campers' work developed over the two-week period, followed by a certificate presentation and reception for the participants. 

Camp Premiere - Session 2
Recommended for students entering Grades 9-12 
July 21 - August 1, 2014 (Mon – Thurs, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) 
Final showcase on Friday, August 1, 2014. 

Students focus on the craft of acting, including scene work, audition technique, monologue preparation, movement and voice/speech. Students all have the chance to work closely with professional actors and directors, as well as guest artists in fields such as stage combat, casting and improvisation. Campers perform monologues as well as scenes from original plays that have been developed through the Premiere Stages Play Festival. This camp session culminates in a public performance of the monologues and scenes, followed by a certificate presentation and reception for the participants. 

Tuition is $295, and scholarships are available. Both sessions take place at Kean University, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, NJ. 

To apply: Contact Clare Drobot at 908-737-4092 or You may also visit us online at
Register by May 1st and receive $50 off!



AETS International ESL Program 

Dates: June 29 - August 9, 2014. Weekly start dates
Times: Varies
Target Ages: Ages 13-17 

TAETS provides summer programs for international teens. Students live in dorms, attend morning English classes, practice lessons with afternoon and evening activities, and enjoy excursions to NYC. AETS provides on-campus staff to plan, operate and supervise the program. 

Registration Information: 
The price varies. For information, please visit or send an email to



Kean Cougar Elite Volleyball Camps 

Kean Setters School 
Dates: Saturday, July 19 
Times: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Target Ages: Ages 12+ (Girls)

The Kean Setters School is a one day, high-repetition training event where we will take the players through the technique and art of setting, focusing on hand position and footwork patterns for all tasks associated with being a setter. Participants will learn drills that they can do on their own throughout the year to continue their growth and improvement as a setter. The Setters School is non-competitive and is open to all girls 12 and up who hope to become expert setters.

Registration Information: 
Kean Setter School is $80; Early-bird (before May 15) is $65. 

Kean Cougar Elite Skills Camp 
Dates: Sunday, July 27 – Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
Target Ages: Intended for players who are preparing to play varsity volleyball; or have played club volleyball at the 15's level or higher. 

The Cougar Elite Volleyball Camp will take place in Kean University's beautiful Harwood Arena, and be staffed by experienced coaches, as well our certified athletic trainer, who is on site 24 hours a day. This camp is open to overnight and commuting campers. Campers will receive 7 sessions of instruction on advanced volleyball skills including swing blocking, jump serving, eye training, etc. as well as intense training of footwork, passing, setting and other fundamental skills of volleyball. 

Registration Information: 
Girls Elite Skill Camps – Overnight is $375; Early-bird (before May 15) is $350. 
Girls Elite Skill Camps – Commuter is $250; Early-bird (before May 15) is $225. 

Register online at For more information, please contact Head Coach Don Perkins at or (908) 737-0609


Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company – NJ SummerDance 2014 

Dates: August 11-15, 2014
Target Ages: Ages 13 & Up

Explore the world of Contemporary Dance with Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company! Our one week dance intensive offers classes in modern technique, partnering, Pilates, and more, as well as Master Classes with renowned guest artists. For teens through adults, beginners through advanced. No audition necessary.

Registration Information: 
Early registration (June 2nd): $325; Registration (after June 2nd): $375; Full Week of Morning Sessions: $175; Morning Session or Master Class: $30; Scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis. Registration and full details at For more information, contact(908) 687-8855 or

Guest Artists: Bahiyah Hibah, Currently starring on Broadway in After Midnight, former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey Dance Theater; Louie Marin, CDDC Dancer, Certified Pilates Instructor; Bennyroyce Royon, Artistic Director, Bennyroyce Dance Productions, Founding Member of the Bad Boys of Dance, and former member Karole Armitage/Gone; and Kelly Buwalda, Certified Health Coach, Founder of Kelly Buwalda Nutrition & Wellness, and Nutrition Teacher at Joffrey Ballet School.

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