Guide to Summer Arts & Culture Camps for Kids & Teens

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School's officially out, so what are your kids doing this summer? Local organizations are offering a number of different camps, classes and workshops - available for both kids and teens. Read on for more on theater, visual arts, dance, chess, and recreation/sports camps in nearby Rahway, NJ.

Summer Theatre Camp at UC PAC
July 16-20, 2012
This one week camp, featuring Children's Stage Adventures, provides local students with the opportunity to experience the unforgettable excitement of theatre. Approximately 50 students will be cast in Children's Stage Adventures' musical production of THE SWORD CALLED EXCALIBUR.
Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway
(732) 499-0441  More info

Summer Art Workshops at Arts Guild New Jersey
July 16-August 10, 2012
Registration is now open for four week-long sessions of five-day workshops in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Cartooning, and the sampler-style Art Story. These workshops are offered for kids ages 7-11. Teen workshops include Portfolio Development, Manga-style Cartooning, Acrylic Painting, and 3-D Art/Sculpture.
Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway
(732) 381-7511  More info

Summer Dance Camp at Rahway Dance Theatre
Dance instruction for kids ages 8 and over in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, Pointe, and Pas de Deux.
Rahway Dance Theatre, 1439 Irving Street, Rahway
(732) 388-4242  More info

Signature Summer Dance Camp at Hamilton Stage
July 16-August 24, 2012
Join the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for an unforgettable summer of exploration into dance and arts with international teachers from the US, China, and Taiwan in the brand new Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts. The summer program offers classes in Modern and Chinese dance for students ages 8-18.
Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts, 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway
(800)650‐0246  More info

Summer camps at the YMCA
June 26-August 31, 2012
The YMCA of Eastern Union County offers camps for kids from Kindergarten through 10th grade. Discovery Camp (Kindergarten-1st Grade), Explorer Camp (2-3 Grade), Adventure Camp (4-5 Grade), Pioneer Camp (6-8 Grade), and Leaders in Training (9-10). Sports camps: Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Baseball, and Water Sports/Swimming.
YMCA-Eastern Union County, 1564 Irving Street, Rahway
(732) 388-0057  More info

Chess Camp at Chess Mates
June 25-September 7, 2012
Chess Mates, a dedicated school for chess, is holding weekly camps for students of all ages to learn, improve at, and enjoy the game of chess.
Chess Mates, 1531 Irving Street, Rahway
(732) 499-0118  More info

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