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Camp Middlesex Means Summer Fun for Kids; Open House Set for March 6

Twenty-three new camp programs have been added to Camp Middlesex for the summer of 2011. The camp, located on the Middlesex County College campus, is for kids 6 to 18 years old. It runs from June 27-August 19.

An open house, at which prospective campers and their parents can meet staff, learn about all the programs and register, will be Sunday, March 6 from 1-4 p.m. in the Technical Services Center. 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, karate, sports, video game creation, art, cooking, fashion, computers, and much 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 digital photography, making movies, how to be a deejay, the science behind special effects, baking cupcakes, and many, many more.

For a brochure that details all the camps, or for more information, call 732-906-2556.

 
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