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Camp Middlesex Means Summer Fun for Kids; Open House Set for March 3

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Twenty-six new programs have been added to Camp Middlesex for the summer of 2013. The camp, located on the Middlesex County College campus in Edison, is for kids 6 to 18 years old. It runs from June 24-August 16.

An open house, at which prospective campers and their parents can meet staff, learn about all the programs and register, will be Sunday, March 3 from 1-4 p.m. in Crabiel Hall. A raffle will be held for a $100 gift certificate toward camp.

Camp Middlesex is actually many special interest camps. Campers can pick their activity from a list of dozens, including theater, robotics, chess, magic, sports, video game creation, art, cooking, fashion, computers, and many more. Each session runs for one week, mornings or afternoons, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Most kids pick two camps for a full-day experience. There is also a pre-camp option starting at 7:30 a.m. and an after-camp program that goes until 6 p.m.

The cost varies by program but most are $175 per half-day camp.

“Parents love the variety of programs,” said Elaine Berlin, the Camp Middlesex coordinator. “They tell me ‘Who else offers theater, painting, sports, science and cooking, all in one place?’ This is a great option for working parents who want their children to be doing something fun and fulfilling. It’s affordable, and all our instructors are certified classroom teachers who care about each child. We have a full-time nurse should the need arise. Plus, the classrooms are air-conditioned and the campus is beautiful. It’s a wonderful experience.”

New programs include Engineering FUNdamentals with Legos, Forensics – Crime Scene Sleuths, Virtual Worlds and Future Cities, Camp Paranormal, Cyber Spies 2025, Video Game Odyssey, Model United Nations, Hip Hop and Street Jazz, Television and Screen Acting, Recycle Arts and Scraps, Strings and Things, 5 Languages in 5 days, Camp Zombie, Comedy Camp, Lego Film and Stop Action, Make Your First 3-D Video Game, Video Game Animation, Not Just Jeans, App Attack – Your First Game App, Boys Rock, Where in the World, Google Sketch Up, iRock! Create Digital Music Video, Songs and Podcasts, App Adventures: The Next Level, and Build a Biz Workshop.

For a brochure that details all the camps, or for more information, call 732-906-2556 or visit www.middlesexcc.edu /camp.