Want to explore mixed media art? Rutgers Preparatory School Summer Programs has a camp for that. Working on your backcourt skills in basketball? Rutgers Prep has a camp for that. Not getting enough STEAM curriculum during the school year? Yep, Rutgers Prep has a camp for that, too. “Rutgers Prep Summer Programs has something for everyone,” says Meredith Santowasso, Director of Community and Summer Programs. Camp programs began on campus some 35 years ago, and have since grown to include activities for ages 3-17. Sessions are offered for 11 weeks, with morning and/or afternoon sessions and a customizable schedule. Families have 35 camp and class options available.
Rutgers Prep has created an ideal camp environment, with newly implemented changes for COVID protection that help parents and campers feel safe and comfortable. “Our goal is to work with each family to help customize a great program for their child,” Santowasso says. “We have a great selection of specialty camps to suit a wide variety of passions and pursuits,” she adds. “Our campers and summer school students learn, play and have an unforgettable summer in a safe and fun environment.” About 15 percent of campers are second-generation here, and most of the counselors are former campers or Rutgers Preparatory School graduates.
Counselors and campers have use of air-conditioned indoor all-purpose spaces, two full-size gyms, turf and grass fields, an indoor climbing wall, softball and baseball diamonds, a tennis center, two playing greens, a putting green and a croquet court. At Rutgers Prep, if there›s an activity campers are interested in, there’s a camp for it.
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