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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.

OASIS in Union
at Liberty Hall, Kean University

Dates: June 21 - August 29, 2015
Times: A.M. Drop-off between 8:30-9 a.m. / P.M. Pick-up between 4:30-5 p.m.
            Early Drop-off available from 8-8:30 a.m. / Late Pick-up available from 5:30-6 p.m.
Target Ages: Ages 3-12

Oasis in Union is a traditional summer day camp.  Campers have the opportunity to be active, think creatively and make new friendships in a safe environment.  Oasis Day Camp is for children ages 5-11.  Activities include athletics, creative and performing arts, nature exploration, swim instruction, team building and more.  Also offered is Early Start Imagination camp, which was specifically developed to meet the physical, and emotional needs of 3-5 year old pre-K campers.  Oasis is excited to be located on the grounds of Liberty Hall Museum and to use the athletic fields and pool of Kean University.

Online enrollment is easy at  You can also email us at or call (718)596-4900 to request a brochure and enrollment form.
Kean University employees and students receive a 10% discount off of their camp tuition. For more information and Open House Sessions, click here.


Offense-Defense Sports

Dates: Sunday - Wednesday, July 5 - July 8, 2015
Times: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Day Camper); (Extended Day 8:30 p.m.)
Target Ages: Ages 7-18

Full contact football camp for youth players grades 1st through 8th. Our High School curriculum shifts to a modified-contact format in compliance with all states' high school athletic association rules and focuses on better preparing athletes to perform well in combines and recruiting measurables while increasing their visibility to collegiate programs looking for talent.

Registration Information: 
For Information go Offense-defense Sports at and you can register on line. Review details under location page. There is also a downloadable registration form that can be faxed or emailed in
(fax: 843.903.2749, email: Our customer service group can help and answer questions at 843.903.1888.

NJCSTM Summer Scholars Research Program

Dates: July 6 - August 13, 2015
Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Target Ages: 11th & 12th grade high school students and entering 1st year Kean University undergraduates students

The NJCSTM Summer Scholars Research Program is a 6-week, hands-on research experience aimed at attracting and developing talented students who are interested in pursuing an education in science or engineering.  Upon entering the program students will be divided into small research teams that are paired with a faculty mentor conducting actual scientific research.  Students will learn how to conduct basic and applied research in Analytical and Medicinal Chemistry in Modern Drug Discovery, Astrophysics of New Planetary Systems, Computational Biology of the Human Genome and the Biology of Chemokine Receptor Signaling in Human Glioblastoma.  The program will enable students to develop a true appreciation of the scientific research process while contributing first hand to the acquisition of new scientific knowledge.  Students will engage in weekly meetings with faculty and team members to solve problems and discuss results, novel ideas and the latest scientific literature.

Registration Information: 
Registration opens March 1; application deadline is April 1; acceptance notifications by May 1

To apply students must:
   1. Complete the SSRP application form, which can be obtained online at:
   2. Ask a science or mathematics teacher to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf
   3. Write a letter of interest (no more than 2 pages in length) explaining the following:
        a. What field of science or math do you wish to study in college?
        b. Why are you interested in participating in the summer research program?
        c. What do you expect to gain from participating in the program?

For more information, contact:

Rapid Fire Field Hockey Camp

Dates: Monday, July 20 - Thursday, July 23, 2015
Times: Overnight and or Day Camp
Target Ages: 6th Grade - High School

This camp will focus on teaching and improving basic skills and fundamentals of field hockey. The Camp Director is Kean University's Head Field Hockey Coach Leslie LaFronz. Specialty drills are created by our experienced international coaching staff that guarantee player skill advancement through creative, fun and motivating coaching. All drills will be customized to challenge individual players. This camp caters to beginners, intermediate players and Elite High School players preparing for the collegiate game.


Registration Information: $495 Overnight Camper. $325 Day Camper. Early Bird $485/$310 if received by March 1, 2015. Team Discount $485 if received by April 1, 2015 (for groups of 8 or more).
Click here for camp brochure and application form.

Thinking Creatively Design Camp

Dates: Monday - Thursday, July 6 - July 30, 2015
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 2015 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 2015

Camp Premiere - Session 1
Recommended for students entering Grades 5-8
July 20 - July 3, 2015 (Mon – Thurs, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) 
Final showcase on Friday, July 31, 2015.

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 27 - August 7, 2015 (Mon – Thurs, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) 
Final showcase on Friday, August 7, 2015. 

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 Premiere Stages at 908-737-4092 or You may also visit us online at
Register by April 1st and receive $50 off!

AETS International ESL Program 

Dates: July 5 - August 8, 2015. Weekly start dates
Times: For students living off campus: drop off 8:45 a.m.; pick up: 10 p.m. daily (7 days/week)
Target Ages: Ages 13-17 

AETS provides summer programs for international teens. Program length is 2, 3 or 4 weeks.  Students live on campus in Kean residence halls, attend morning English classes, practice lessons with afternoon and evening activities, and enjoy excursions to NYC. We provide programming 7 days/week.  AETS provides on-campus staff to plan, operate and supervise the program. Local students have the option of not living on campus. Daily drop off and pick up 7 days/week is required for students living off campus.

Registration Information: 
The price varies based on length of stay and on- or off-campus accommodations. For information, please visit or send an email to

The Irish Music and Dance Experience

Dates: July 25 - August 2, 2015.
Times: Varies
Target Ages: Ages 15 years up

Studio2Stage is a performance experience for amateur musicians, singers and Irish dancers, who wish to break into the touring show industry. The selected performers from all over the world, work together at Kean University to learn, produce and stage a professional show on the final night which is open to the general public.  Dancers and musicians will witness first hand, life as a professional performer, experience living away from home, making new friends, immersed in nine days of intense rehearsals and watching a full scale show production come to life! Learn about performance production and management, the role of a tour manager and dance captain, what to look for in your first touring contract and much more! We want to pass down the knowledge and experience that we and others working with us have learned over the years assisting amateur performers in getting closer to achieving their dream.

Registration Information: 
Auditions for studio2stage are ongoing. To apply, visit for the full list of details.

Summer Lacrosse Camp at Kean
La Cross County Camp and Competition

Dates: July 27 - July 30, 2015.
Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Mon.-Wed.) and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Thurs.)
Target Ages: Boys ages 12-19

This is a team camp and tournament held on the beautiful campus of Kean University.  Athletes will have use of multiple turf fields, and state of the art athletic facilities. At the end of the week there will be both an all-star and future-star's games.  The camp will focus on enhancing individual play and team concepts. Competitive games will be played daily against varsity level competition.

Registration Information: 
Registration is available at or contact Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Shelley Sheiner at or call 908-737-0629. The weekly cost is $300 per individual athlete or team registration is available. Have your Coach or team leader contact Coach Sheiner.

RLS Summer Media Camp

Dates: Monday, July 6 through Thursday, August 13, 2015
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Target Ages: Ages 9-14

Technology and fun are the core ideas in which we bring you RLS Media Camp. This summer camp features several distinct courses across varied areas of media interest. All are designed to be project-driven hands-on training that gives students a real experience in the media industry. This program exposes middle school students to media and technology topics including video production/movie making, web design, and photography.

What You'll Learn: 
Video Production / Movie Making
 • Using video camera
 • Conceptualizing a project
 • Storyboarding and shooting
 • Video editing
 • Final Cut Pro
 • Camera and accessory
 • Equipment usage
 • Editing video footage

 • Using photography camera
 • Discover professional shooting techniques
 • Editing software
 • Image touch ups and tricks

Web Design
 • Building Web Page
 • Front end development
 • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Activity Logging

Registration Information:
The cost of this 6-week session (trips included) is $960.00; Early-bird (before March 15) is $900.00. There is a $30 registration fee (1 Camp T-Shirt included). Registration and full details: Contact us at:

The Handwork Studio - A kids' needle arts, machine sewing & fashion camp

Dates: August 10 through August 21, 2015
Times: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Target Ages: Ages 5-15

Imagine your child spending her day in the care of warm and loving counselors making the most adorable creations! 

At the Handwork Day Camp, campers spend their time sharing stories and laughs while stitching snuggly creatures, and crafting handy dandy accessories. Our goal is to teach the wonderful pratical skills of knitting, hand and machine sewing, needle-felting and much more, in a space where campers will be enveloped in learning, creativity, imagination, and giggles!

Every week, join us for a different array of amazing crafts. whether building on old skills or learning brand new ones Handwork Day Camp is sure to delight! All materials and supplies are included, no previous experience necessary.

Fashion & Machine Sewing: Welcome to the wonderful world of Machine Sewing!

Whether you have are a budding fashinionsita that craves to make her own trendy dress or a crafty kid interested in learning how to create a purple unicorn (nothing crafty about making a bag for a the beach and clothes and bags and typical - new bag for the beach), then our camp may be just the thing! The Handwork Studio knows that at this age it is all about choice. With a plethora of on trend sewing patterns to choose from and bolts and bolts of tempting fabric, every camper will have ownership in what they choose to make.

Our patient and skilled counselors work with campers of all abilities. Counselors will work with all campers to ensure that they are being taught the neccessary and appropriate skills. Skills range from learning how to use the sewing machine to measuring, pinning, cutting and then putting patterns together.

Sessions run weekly, but there are enough pattern options, fun, and learning that campers can keep coming back week after week!

Registration Information:
Handwork Day Camp: $425 Full Day (9 a.m.-3 p.m.), $300 Half Day (9 a.m.-1 p.m.), $175 Afternoon (1 p.m.-3 p.m.)
Fashion & Machine Sewing: $475 Full Day only (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
To register go to or call (610) 660-9600.  Sibling Discount available.

Carolyn Dorfman Dance NJ

Dates: August 10 through August 14, 2015
Times: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Target Ages: Ages 14 and up

Immerse yourself in the world of contemporary dance and the inspiring art, artists and processes of Carolyn Dorfman Dance. Our one-week dance intensive features a Pre-Professional/Professional track and an Open Level Community track, each for ages 14-Adult. Daily classes are offered in modern/contemporary technique, repertory, partnering, Pilates, Body Therapies, and workshops with renowned guest artists.  Enjoy daily meetings with company members and dialogues with Artistic Director, Carolyn Dorfman.  The week culminates in a performance participants and Carolyn Dorfman Dance. 

Registration Information:

Early registration (June 1st): $325; Registration (after June 1st): $350; Master Class: $30. Merit and need-based scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis. Details coming soon at

For more information, contact (908) 687-8855 or

Video audition required for Pre-professional/professional track.

iD Tech


Dates: Monday, June 29 - Friday, August 14, 2015
Times: Check-in: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. / Check-out: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Target Ages: 7-17 years old


Description: iD Tech is the leader in summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education programs for students ages 7-17. At iD Tech programs, students mod with Minecraft, design video games, create mobile apps, code creatively, engineer robots, make movies, and more. They gain hands-on experience, meet new friends, and learn 21st century skills that give them a competitive advantage in school and future careers.

Registration Information: To register or find more information about iD Tech Camps on campus at Kean University, visit or call 1.888.709.8324.

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