2021 Summer Programs
Looking for a fun, educational pre-college program in New Jersey for your teenager? Kean summer programs are the answer. Summer at Kean is a great way to keep kids engaged and learning through the summer months.
Registration for Camp Premiere 2021 is now open through June 28! This summer, we're moving Camp Premiere outside onto Kean University's beautiful campus. We'll be having fun, rehearsing, and performing outdoors, and we hope you'll join us!
Visit Premiere Stages at Kean University for more information.
Session 1: Theatremakers
Students translate their creative ideas into original material created specifically for outdoor performance. Through structured improvisation, storytelling exercises, and acting games, campers craft and star in their own theatrical presentation. This camp culminates in a live, outdoor performance of the campers' work for friends and family.
Session 2: Actors Studio
Students focus on the craft of acting through physical and vocal warm-ups, improvisation, acting technique, and scene study. Working closely with industry professionals, campers perform scenes from contemporary plays, selected specifically for unique talents and areas for growth. This camp culminates in a live outdoor performance of the campers' work for friends and family.
|Dates and times||
Theatre Makers: July 12 - 23, 2021 (M-F; 9:30am-2:30pm)
*Dates subject to change.
|Age/Target||Grades 6 - 8 (Session I) & Grades 9 - 12 (Session II)|
Nick Gandiello, Education & Play Festival Manager
Group Summer Scholars Research Program (GSSRP): allows high-school students interested in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) careers to participate in dynamic hands-on and group activities. This year's program will offer both remote and in-person research experiences. Contact the program's organizers for details.
Students must apply and be selected to participate in the GSSRP. Apply at: www.kean.edu/summer-scholar
The GSSRP is a 4-week, hands-on research experience aimed at attracting and developing talented students who are interested in pursuing an education in a STEM field. Participants will work alongside faculty and staff on cutting-edge research projects in Analytical Chemistry, Scientific Visualization, Cancer Biology, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Modern Drug Discovery. Participants will gain valuable technical skills and research experience and learn to work as part of a research team.
|Department||New Jersey Center for Science, Technology & Mathematics|
|Dates and times||
July 6 - July 29, 2021 (program dates and format subject to change), Monday - Thursday
|Age/Target||10th - 12th grade high school students|
Environmental Science pre-college summer program being offered for either credit or enrichment on the Kean Skylands campus.
o Week 1: Climate Change in our Forests: How do scientists measure the effects of climate change in our forests, and how can we address those changes through sustainability? Our program begins with an introduction to environmental research where you will help to design research questions about climate change in our forests and perform soil and water quality tests of the surrounding area. You will learn techniques to measure climate change and record weather patterns in the field. The week concludes with a renewable energy workshop where sustainability is explored through hands-on activities.
|Dates and times||o Week 1: Climate Change: Effects and Solutions (July 5-9, 2021)
o Week 2 - Saving our Species: Plants and Animals (July 12-16, 2021)
o Week 3 - Drones and Environmental Technology (July 19-23, 2021)
|Age/Target||Grades 9 - 12|
Human Rights in Action gives high school students an opportunity to explore contemporary human rights and social justice issues, and develop the tools to be activists and allies.
|Department||Human Rights Institute|
|Dates and times||
7/12 - 7/16, 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Union Campus
|Age/Target||Ages 15 - 18|
Dr. Lauretta A. Farrell