2019 Summer Camps

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Summer at Rutgers-University Newark and in the City of Newark is packed with something for everyone of all ages, from arts and sports to science and business. Learn something new or hone your existing skills with the following camps and programs:


ALI Youth Media Symposium

  • YMS introduces Newark students ages 13-18 to educational advocacy through the use of media technology as a tool for social change.

Bethany Cares, Inc

  • Bethany Cares, Inc. services 85 scholars between the ages of 5 and 11 years old with a safe academic summer experience that will instill in them the belief that they can make a difference (the Freedom School Theme) through a focus on literacy, cultural heritage and parental involvement.

City of Newark Summer Camps

  • The city of Newark offers a wide array of fun-filled and enriching summer recreation programs for all ages, at its five recreation centers, seven Centers of Hope, and 35-acre Camp Watershed in West Milford. Programs are free for Newark residents.

Cooperman College Scholars Academic Summer Program

  • Cooperman College Scholars is a program that supports academically talented, highly motivated students with financial need from Essex County, New Jersey, in their efforts to attain a four-year college degree.

Fraser’s Fractions STEAM Summer Program

  • This Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) summer program, located at Express Newark, includes coding, 3D printing and stencil screen-printing in addition to trips to MoMath, the Grammy Museum, and much more!


  • GlassRoots is offering several classes and camps to learn or hone your glass making skills in the Flat Shop, the Flame Shop, and the Hot Shop.

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship BizCamp

  • This out-of-school program delivers NFTE’s award-winning Entrepreneurship 1 course, activating students’ entrepreneurial mindset while they learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, and assisting in creating and pitching original business plans.

Newark Museum

  • Come spend the summer with us at Camp Newark Museum, a fun, innovative six-week experience where children expand their knowledge through exploration of the Museum’s world class art and science collections.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

  • Teens can find inspiration and build community in a one-week jazz immersion program. Teens and young adults can also take a jazz and R&B intensive class.

Rising Stars

  • Rising Stars Sports Academy is a volunteer non profit organization which focuses on the training and conditioning of young boys and girls for sports as well as addressing challenges that they may face in their communities.


RU Ready for Work Summer Career Exploration Program

  • The RU Ready summer enrichment component features a career immersion experience that exposes students to options in fields such as public and healthcare services, criminal justice, or brain health/psychology research. 

Rutgers-Merck Summer Bioethics Institute

  • The Rutgers-Merck Summer Bioethics Institute is an eight-day residential program in early July for Newark-area high school students focusing on issues in bioethics.

Rutgers-Newark Summer Session

  • There's still time to register for Rutgers-Newark summer sessions, with course offerings for Rutgers students, high school students, and the community.

Scarlet Raiders Basketball Camp

  • This camp is for boys and girls, ages 6-17, and will take place in the Golden Dome Athletic Center located at 42 Warren Street at Rutgers-Newark.

Summer Edge High School Student Summer Program

  • Summer Edge allows high school students the opportunity to start earning college credit during the summer at Rutgers University-Newark.

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)/New Ark Freedom School

  • The CDF Freedom Schools® program seeks to build strong, literate, and empowered children prepared to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation, and the world today.

Women’s Basketball Elite Camp

  • Women hoopers in grades 9-12 join Division I, II and III players and coaches for a one-of-a-kind ‘Elite Camp’ in Tthe Golden Dome on June 21