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A Whole New World Academy
Address: 721 Washington St
Phone Number: 2017920253
Age Range: 3 yrs-7yrs
When: June 26, 2017 through August 25, 2017
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: 7 am until 7 pm
Transportation Provided: N/A
Activities:

It’s time for Summer Camp Adventures at A Whole New World Academy of Hoboken. This year’s summer camp program will reflect the fun and exciting adventures found right in our own backyards. Summer Camp will begin on June 26, 2017 and end on August 25, 2017. In order to make summer fun for the children, and different from the regular school year, we have prepared an outrageously wild and exciting 9 weeks of fun.

Cost: Registration /Camp Tee Shirt Fees: $150.00

Full Time Weekly Tuition is $430.00 Part Time Weekly Tuition $331.00
Discounts Available: 10% family discount
Information Updated for:: 2017
" The College Board recently revamped the SAT test to focus more on exactly the sorts of skills debate teaches. " -Stanford National Forensic Institute
Address: The Hudson School
601 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ
Phone Number: 7189541357
Age Range: 8-14
When: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Teacher is typically there 15 minutes early and 15 minutes after
Transportation Provided: No
Activities:

This camp combines two of our most popular programs: Debate and Mock Trial.

Speech and Debate

The objective of this program is to prepare participants for the myriad situations that require formal and informal presentations. Participants will learn how to craft and present arguments, opinions and ideas. They will learn the fundamentals of rhetoric and will practice informing, persuading and motivating an audience in a variety of ways. The grading rubric was adapted with the permission of Neil Mercer, the Director of research and Head of Faculty at The University of Cambridge.

Parliamentary Debate
Students will learn to effectively present and defend a persuasive argument using the ARESR method developed by the English Speaking Union. Students will learn to outline, draft, develop and deliver effective arguments and counter arguments. They will learn to refute using the four steps of effective refutation. They will explore what is efficient-and inefficient-in arguments (and counter arguments) and the different methods that popular orators have used throughout the years to sway opinion. We will also address political framing techniques, speaker-audience and speaker-topic commonality, persuasive rhetoric, fallacies in reasoning, persuasive use of evidence and stylistic devices.

Mock Trial
Mock trial is a hands on simulation of the American judicial system. The goal is to help participants acquire a working knowledge of our judicial system, develop analytical abilities and communication skills, display leadership in a court of law, and gain an understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as participating members of our society. Materials for this course are provided by The American Bar Association and The Constitutional Rights Foundation.

Exploration and explanation of basic legal concepts, court etiquette and vocabulary
-Criminal vs. civil trial

-Bench vs jury trial

-Prosecution vs defense

-Lay witness vs expert witness

-Presumption of innocence

-Burden of proof

-Reasonable doubt

-Rules of Evidence

-Use of exhibits

-Direct vs circumstantial evidence

-Objections and objectionable material

-Witness impeachment

Case Analysis
-Analysis of statement of charges

-Breakdown of the elements of each charge

-Analyzing the burden of proof

-Outlining the evidence for and against each charge, including: Forensic evidence, eyewitness testimony and statements

-Determining motive or lack of motive

-Determining the opportunity or lack of opportunity to commit the crime

-Analysis of corroboration and/or inconsistencies between witnesses

-Analysis of exhibits


Assignment and analysis of roles in the mock trial
-Pairing witnesses with testimony

-Preparing students for the duties of each role

-Explanation and exploration of the trial process as it relates to each role


Writing and practicing Direct examinations
-Purpose, scope and expectations for each role

-Analysis of proper examination

-Further analysis of witness statements

-Outline of direct examination

-Draft of direct examination

-Analysis and removal of objectionable or extraneous material

-Witness preparation

-Adjustment based on witness preparation

-Timing of direct examinations and further editing if needed

-Responding to objections


Writing and practicing cross examinations
-Purpose, scope and expectation for each role

-Analysis of proper cross examination

-Analysis of anticipated direct examination

-Further analysis of witness statements

-Outline of cross examination

-Draft of cross examination

-Analysis and removal of objectionable, leading or extraneous material

-Witness preparation

-Adjustment based on witness preparation

-Timing of cross examinations and further editing if needed

-Responding to objections

Writing and practicing re-direct examinations
-Purpose, scope and expectation for each role

-Analysis of proper re-direct examination

-Analysis of cross examination as it pertains to re-direct examination

-Determining what needs clarification and/or dismissal

-Analysis of objectionable and/or extraneous material

-Timing of re-direct examination and further editing if necessary


Writing and practicing openings (Prosecution/Plaintiff and Defense)
-Purpose, scope, structure and expectations for openings

-Persuasive rhetoric and opening arguments

-Analysis of jury instructions and jury

-Developing and delivering the 'theme' of a case

-Analysis of extraneous or unhelpful information

-Further contemplation of burden of proof and how it pertains to the openings

-Contrasting analysis of defense's opening to the prosecution's opening

-Outline of the opening

-Draft of the opening

-Timing of openings and further editing if necessary

Writing and practicing closings (Prosecution/Plaintiff and defense)
-Purpose, scope, structure and expectations for closings

-Analysis of the charges, evidence, testimony and adjustments that the case may have brought

-Analysis of reasonable doubt

-Persuasive weighing of each argument

-Analysis of what may and may not be referenced in the closing

-Discussion of adaptability and last moment adjustments

-Outline of closings

-Draft of closings

-Timing of closings and additional editing if necessary

Mock trial performance

Notes:

• Students must bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided. Parents must email camp director with any allergies in advance. This class requires a minimum of five students to run.

Cost: $750
Discounts Available: Hudson school students qualify for a 15% discount
Information Updated for:: 2019
Dedimus Potestatem: Mock Trial, Leadership and Debate
Address: The Hudson School
601 Park Ave
Hoboken NY 07030
Phone Number: 7189541357
Age Range: Age ranges vary for each class, see website for details
When: Leadership-Free your inner Jedi: Tuesdays and Fridays, 3:30-4:30 PM, 6/19, 6/22, 6/26, 6/29, 7/3, 7/6, 7/10, 7/13, 7/17, 7/20

Debate/Public Speaking: Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 PM – 5:00 PM, 6/18, 6/21, 6/25, 6/28, 7/2, 7/5, 7/9, 7/12, 7/16, 7/19

Mock Trial: Tuesdays 4:45-5:45, June 19th-July 17th
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: I am typically there 15-20 minutes early, will stay a bit after (up to 30 min) to wait for parents
Transportation Provided: No
Activities:

Leadership:
Students will learn and practice essential Leadership skills such as Negotiation, Delegation, Initiative, Conflict Resolution and more. This class includes:

Improvisation and other Theatre games, building with Kinex, Legos and other materials, balloon relay races, sack races and obstacle courses, STEM activities with gumdrops, marshmallows and spaghetti, making DIY catapults, fencing (with inflatable lightsabers), dodgeball (foam balls), volleyball and other physical activities, building a life-sized house out of recyclable materials, and more

Debate/Public Speaking:

The objective of this program is to prepare participants for the myriad situations that require formal and informal presentations. Participants will learn how to craft and present arguments, opinions, and ideas. They will learn the fundamentals of rhetoric and will practice informing, persuading and motivating an audience in a variety of ways. The grading rubric was adapted with the permission of Neil Mercer, the Director of research and Head of Faculty at The University of Cambridge. This class will include:

-Debate (Instructor is trained by the English Speaking Union and a coach for the New York Debate League)

-Impromptu speeches

-Informative speeches

-Persuasive speeches

-Creating a commercial and learning how to market a product

-Improvisation/theater games

-Creative Writing

-Pitches (Make and pitch your own movie, book, legislation or product)

-Cold Calls

Mock Trial:

Mock trial is a hands-on simulation of the American judicial system. The goal is to help participants acquire a working knowledge of our judicial system, develop analytical abilities and communication skills, and gain an understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as participating members of our society. Materials for this course are provided by The American Bar Association and The Constitutional Rights Foundation.

Cost: Speech and Debate: $300 for 10 classes
Leadership: $350 for 10 classes
Mock Trial: $175 for 5 classes
Discounts Available: N/A
Information Updated for:: 2019
French Immersion Camp
Address: 209 3rd St
Phone Number: 2013388320 ext 210
Age Range: 3-11
When: From June 24 to August 16, from 8:30am to 3pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: After Care from 3pm to 6pm.
Transportation Provided: Possibility of Bus Service
Activities:

French Language Workshops, Music, Sports, Performance, Art & Craft, Visual Arts, Games, Park,

Cost: Starting at $410/week
Discounts Available: Sibling and multi-week registration discounts
Information Updated for:: 2019
Address: 123 Jefferson Street, Hoboken
Phone Number: 201-427-1458
Age Range: Entering K (Sept. 2016) – 8th Grade
When: July 5th- August 5th; Days are 9:00am-4:00pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 8:00am with Late Pick-up until 5:00pm
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

Spanish Immersion Camp with dance lessons, indoor soccer and gym time led by certified Physical Education Teacher, daily recess and afternoon snack, daily art class,weekly culinary class, math, social studies, project-based learning, creative writing, out-of-town field trips on Wednesdays, parent presentations on Fridays. Our Middle Schoolers will have weekly themed camps.

Cost: $450/week; $1,650 discounted rate for 4 weeks (save $150); $1,950 discounted rate for 5 weeks (save $300). Refer to camp’s website for additional pricing information. Registration opens March 1, 2016.
Discounts Available: $45 per session discount if sign-up before April 1, 2016; 10% sibling discount if enrolled in same online transaction.
Imagination Machine
Address: 601 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone Number: 201-659-8335
Age Range: 10-15
When: June 17-28 & July 28-August 3, from 8:30 am-12:30 pm.
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: We offer morning and afternoon sessions. If your child attends both sessions, we include a chaperoned lunch period at Church Square Park, free of charge.
Activities:

Everyone has a fantasy story hidden away deep inside their imagination. Take this storytelling workshop and set your magical tale free!

Cost: $250 for one week, $450 for two.
Information Updated for:: 2019
Leadership fun! Relay races, STEM projects, Theater exercises, Team building games
Address: The Hudson School
601 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ
Phone Number: 7189541357
Age Range: 8-14
When: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019 (5 days)
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Teachers are usually there 10 minutes before and 15 minutes after.
Transportation Provided: No
Activities:

Description
This camp includes all of our most popular programs: Leadership, Debate and Mock Trial

Leadership

Presentation - Communication (with individuals and within a group) - Negotiation (individual and multi-party, distributive and integrative) - Delegation - Adaptability - Initiative - Time management - Conflict resolution - Teamwork - Critical thinking - Emotional Intelligence (Empathy) -Mediation - Preparation - Organization

This class will include:
• -Improvisation and other Theatre games
• -Building with Kinex, Legos and other materials
• -Balloon relay races, sack races and obstacle courses
• -Engineering with gumdrops, DIY catapults
• -Fencing (with inflatable lightsabers)
• -Dodgeball (foam balls), Volleyball and other physical activities

Speech and Debate

The objective of this program is to prepare participants for the myriad situations that require formal and informal presentations. Participants will learn how to craft and present arguments, opinions and ideas. They will learn the fundamentals of rhetoric and will practice informing, persuading and motivating an audience in a variety of ways. The grading rubric was adapted with the permission of Neil Mercer, the Director of research and Head of Faculty at The University of Cambridge.

Parliamentary Debate
Students will learn to effectively present and defend a persuasive argument using the ARESR method developed by the English Speaking Union. Students will learn to outline, draft, develop and deliver effective arguments and counter arguments. They will learn to refute using the four steps of effective refutation. They will explore what is efficient-and inefficient-in arguments (and counter arguments) and the different methods that popular orators have used throughout the years to sway opinion. We will also address political framing techniques, speaker-audience and speaker-topic commonality, persuasive rhetoric, fallacies in reasoning, persuasive use of evidence and stylistic devices.

Mock Trial
Mock trial is a hands on simulation of the American judicial system. The goal is to help participants acquire a working knowledge of our judicial system, develop analytical abilities and communication skills, display leadership in a court of law, and gain an understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as participating members of our society. Materials for this course are provided by The American Bar Association and The Constitutional Rights Foundation.

Exploration and explanation of basic legal concepts, court etiquette and vocabulary
-Criminal vs. civil trial

-Bench vs jury trial

-Prosecution vs defense

-Lay witness vs expert witness

-Presumption of innocence

-Burden of proof

-Reasonable doubt

-Rules of Evidence

-Use of exhibits

-Direct vs circumstantial evidence

-Objections and objectionable material

-Witness impeachment

Case Analysis
-Analysis of statement of charges

-Breakdown of the elements of each charge

-Analyzing the burden of proof

-Outlining the evidence for and against each charge, including: Forensic evidence, eyewitness testimony and statements

-Determining motive or lack of motive

-Determining the opportunity or lack of opportunity to commit the crime

-Analysis of corroboration and/or inconsistencies between witnesses

-Analysis of exhibits


Assignment and analysis of roles in the mock trial
-Pairing witnesses with testimony

-Preparing students for the duties of each role

-Explanation and exploration of the trial process as it relates to each role


Writing and practicing Direct examinations
-Purpose, scope and expectations for each role

-Analysis of proper examination

-Further analysis of witness statements

-Outline of direct examination

-Draft of direct examination

-Analysis and removal of objectionable or extraneous material

-Witness preparation

-Adjustment based on witness preparation

-Timing of direct examinations and further editing if needed

-Responding to objections


Writing and practicing cross examinations
-Purpose, scope and expectation for each role

-Analysis of proper cross examination

-Analysis of anticipated direct examination

-Further analysis of witness statements

-Outline of cross examination

-Draft of cross examination

-Analysis and removal of objectionable, leading or extraneous material

-Witness preparation

-Adjustment based on witness preparation

-Timing of cross examinations and further editing if needed

-Responding to objections

Writing and practicing re-direct examinations
-Purpose, scope and expectation for each role

-Analysis of proper re-direct examination

-Analysis of cross examination as it pertains to re-direct examination

-Determining what needs clarification and/or dismissal

-Analysis of objectionable and/or extraneous material

-Timing of re-direct examination and further editing if necessary


Writing and practicing openings (Prosecution/Plaintiff and Defense)
-Purpose, scope, structure and expectations for openings

-Persuasive rhetoric and opening arguments

-Analysis of jury instructions and jury

-Developing and delivering the 'theme' of a case

-Analysis of extraneous or unhelpful information

-Further contemplation of burden of proof and how it pertains to the openings

-Contrasting analysis of defense's opening to the prosecution's opening

-Outline of the opening

-Draft of the opening

-Timing of openings and further editing if necessary

Writing and practicing closings (Prosecution/Plaintiff and defense)
-Purpose, scope, structure and expectations for closings

-Analysis of the charges, evidence, testimony and adjustments that the case may have brought

-Analysis of reasonable doubt

-Persuasive weighing of each argument

-Analysis of what may and may not be referenced in the closing

-Discussion of adaptability and last moment adjustments

-Outline of closings

-Draft of closings

-Timing of closings and additional editing if necessary

Mock trial performance

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Camp Dates
Notes
• Students will need to bring their own lunch and snacks. • Camp must have a minimum of 6 Students. If 6 Students are not enrolled, full refunds will be issued for those registered and the camp will be canceled.

Cost: $1000 full camp, $240 Drop in for a day
Information Updated for:: 2019
Learn Mandarin Through Performance
Address: 601 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ
Phone Number: 2016598335
Age Range: 9-15
When: June 17-28, 1-5pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: We offer morning and afternoon sessions. If your child attends both sessions, we include a chaperoned lunch period at Church Square Park, free of charge.
Activities:

Learning Mandarin can be challenging, but singing and performing make it easy. Before you realize it, you are already speaking the language!

Cost: $250 for one week, or $450 for both.
Information Updated for:: 2019
Tessa International School – Spanish, French or Mandarin Summer Camps
Address: 720 Monroe Street Suite E105-106, Hoboken, 07030, NJ
Phone Number: 201-755-5585
Age Range: 3 to 7 years old
When: Monday to Friday from 8.30am-4pm
June 29th 2020 – August 28st 2020
Half days available
You can register per week too
There is a minimum of two consecutive weeks’ enrollment for the half-day option.



Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Yes
Before care from 7.30am
After care until 7pm
Transportation Provided: Pick-ups available in Hoboken, Weehawken and Jersey City. Contact us for more information.
Activities:

Language immersion through fun activities. Choose from French, Mandarin and Spanish.

Early language education is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Take advantage of this perfect mix of fun academics and outdoor activities!
- Songs
- Games
- Art & Crafts
- Movement & much more

Cost: Price for one week – full day: $472 to $519 depending on the # of weeks.

Price for one week – half day: $255 to $279 depending on the # of weeks – There is a minimum of two consecutive weeks’ enrollment for the half-day option. We encourage full day registration so that your child can fully benefit from our immersion approach.

Discounts Available: There is a 10% discount for the second child in the same family.
The more weeks you sign up for, the greater the discount!
Information Updated for:: 2019
The French American Academy
Address: 209 Third Street, Jersey City
Phone Number: 201-459-6462
Age Range: Ages 3-8 years
When: June 26th - August 18th; Days are 9:00am-3:00pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 8:30am with Late Pick-up until 6:00pm
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

The French American Academy offers a vibrant French-immersion summer program with varied fun activities such as sports, dance, language, art and cooking. No prior knowledge of French is required.

Cost: Rates vary based on number of weeks attending. Full tuition rates can be found on the camp’s website.
Discounts Available: 5% Early Bird Registration Discount
Information Updated for:: 2017