Theater and Performing Arts

Blue Rill Day Camp
Address: 444 Saddle River Road, Airmont, NY
Phone Number: 845-352-3521
Age Range: Ages 3-15 years
When: June 25th - August 17th; Days are 9:00am-4:00pm; Mini-Days available for PreK and K campers are 9:00am-2:00pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Blue Rill offers aftercare, free of charge until 6:00pm. Campers must be picked up prior to 6:00pm.
Transportation Provided: Air-conditioned, mini-buses driven by CDL Certified, State Licensed drivers.
Activities:

Each group's schedule is a perfect mix of swimming, sports, creative and performing arts, outdoor adventure and special events. The splishing and splashing is spectacular in our 3 heated pools. Our comprehensive sports program combines skill development and game play while teaching sportsmanship and teamwork. Campers love our creative arts programs and treasure their projects! The endless fun continues at our fabulous outdoor adventure areas, including our rock wall, high and low elements, nature and explorers programs. All this combined with specialty activities such as boating, dance, archery, fishing, our spectacular playgrounds and loads of special events! Our creative and innovative programs grow with our campers and provide summers filled with awesome activities and memorable experiences!

Cost: Rates vary based on number of weeks attending, etc.
Two through eight week sessions available.
Full dates and rates can be found here:
http://www.bluerilldaycamp.com/info_dates_sessions.htm
Discounts Available: Substantial savings for pre-school campers (entering Nursery and Kindergarten)
A 5% alumni discount
5% off for 2nd sibling, 10% off for 3rd sibling.
10% off total tuition for all new Hoboken families
Information Updated for:: 2017
BOLD Arts Dance Camp at All Saints
Address: All Saints Day School - 527 Clinton Street, Hoboken
Phone Number: 419-349-2465
Age Range: Entering 1st - 6th Grade (weeks of July 25th and August 1st); Entering Pre-K-K (week of August 8th)
When: Weeks of July 24th and July 31st are full-day camp from 9:00am-3:00pm; Week of August 7th is half-day camp from 9:00am-12:00pm.
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: n/a
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

BOLD Arts invites children to join in a week of dance and the arts which culminates in a high-energy, original performance. We build our show together using a thought-provoking theme, live music, and student-made scenery, costumes, and choreography. Expect to have fun, be challenged, and exposed to various styles of dance, storytelling, and incredible music.

Participants pack their lunches.

Cost: Full Day Camp: $500
Half Day Camp: $300
Discounts Available: Receive a $100 discount when you sign up for both Full Day weeks!
Information Updated for:: 2017
Camp Riverbend
Address: 116 Hillcrest Road, Warren, NJ
Phone Number: 908-580-CAMP (2267)
Age Range: Ages 3-14 years
When: July 1 - August 16; Full-Days are 9:30am- 4:15pm. Three-quarter days for ages 3-4 are 9:30 am - 2 pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Extended day at Camp 8 am to 6 pm (requires parent drop off and pick up)
Transportation Provided: Daily bus service from Hoboken and downtown Jersey City. Pick-up time is approximately 8:15-8:30 am and drop-off time is approximately 5:00pm. Drop-off time for the three-quarter day bus is approximately 2:30pm-2:45pm (assuming at least 5 campers in town). Buses are air-conditioned with an aide.
Activities:

Daily swimming lessons and free swim, crafts (arts and crafts, ceramics, woodworking, jewelry, lanyard), sports (baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, basketball, lacrosse, archery, volleyball, gaga), challenge course with climbing tower and zip line, cooking, canoeing, plus special days, carnivals, cookouts and lots more!

Cost: Varies depending on the program option and length of enrollment.
Tuition information can be found at www.campriverbend.com
Discounts Available: Sibling and Referral Discounts
Information Updated for:: 2019
" 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
Address: 63 Call Hollow Road, Pomona, NY
Phone Number: 845-354-2727
Age Range: Ages 3-15 years
When: June 27th - August 19th; Days are 9:30am-3:30pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 7:00am and Late Pick-up until 7:00pm
Transportation Provided: Private bus pick-up & drop-off for full-day program
Activities:

With 25 acres, a lake, 6 pools, 7 tennis courts, a 7,000 square foot dining hall, a 1,000 square foot performing arts center, courts, fields and cabins for sports and fine arts, Deer Mountain offers a setting both well-appointed and beautifully transformative. Activities include: Sports (baseball, soccer, etc.), Arts and Crafts, Swimming, Lakes (fishing, canoeing, etc.) and Outdoor Adventures (rock climbing, zip lining, etc.). Smart, authentic leadership and experienced staff create an environment where Kids ages 3-15 years feel comfortable to be who they are. Expert instructors create engaging, high quality programs so kids develop real skills. Parents choose Deer Mountain because of our experience; Kids love us because of theirs.

Cost: Rates vary depending on age and number of weeks attending. Contact camp directly for full tuition information.
Discounts Available: Sibling Discounts
15 Acres of athletic fields
Address: 54 Wilder Road, Suffern, NY
Phone Number: 845-354-1466
Age Range: Ages 3-15 years
When: June 27 - August 23; 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 week (40 day) sessions available; Days are 9:00am-4:00pm; Option for Pre-K campers to attend 3 days/week sessions.
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Through Prime Time Learning Centers at 4th & Hudson. Many parents carpool to central pick-up location with shared babysitters.
Transportation Provided: Daily transportation provided on mini air-conditioned buses staffed by professional drivers and bus counselors. Central location pick-up at 8:00am in Hoboken with drop-off at 5:15pm at 6 locations throughout Hoboken plus Jersey City and Weehawken.
Activities:

Professional swim instruction in large, heated pools, an array of athletic fields sized for younger and older children, creative and performing arts such as: arts and crafts, ceramics, woodworking, dance, theater, digital photography and movie making, and specialties such as: archery, music, gymnastics, nature, edible gardening and yoga, among other activities. The camp also has a 38 foot climbing tower, tandem 250 foot zip lines and spider web net climber. Ample indoor space for rainy days.

Cost: Rates vary based on grade and number of weeks attending. Full tuition rates can be found on the camp website.
Discounts Available: Roughly 15% discount for campers entering 1st grade and younger
Sibling Discounts (vary by session length)
Early registration discount of 5% prior to October 31
Information Updated for:: 2019
Address: 750 Gate Hill Road, Stony Point NY 10980
Phone Number: 845-947-3223
Age Range: Ages 3-14 years
When: June 27th - August 19th; 9:00am-4:00pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 7:45am with Late Pick-up until 6:00pm
Transportation Provided: Daily bus service from Hoboken with central pickups available in uptown and midtown. Air conditioned buses. Pick-up is at approximately 8:00am and Drop-off is at approximately 5:00pm. Bus counselor runs unique "Camp-on-Wheels" program, with games, competitions and surprises every day. Variety of car seat options available. In the event of mid-day health concerns, chaperoned transportation to your family doctor, workplace or home is provided as needed.
Activities:

Broad varied program of Athletics, creative and performing arts, adventure activities and swimming. All activities at our private 33 acre site are lead in purpose built facilities by our team of over 50 specialists. Our proven instructional swim program is a highlight with class sizes as low as 3 campers per instructor. Separate teams and age appropriate facilities for Early Childhood Campers. Also offer program variations for STEM and Teen travel options.

Cost: Full tuition rates can be found on the camp's website.
Discounts Available: 5% Sibling Discount
Address: 1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ
Phone Number: 908-964-5411
Age Range: Children with mild special needs ages 3-15 years. Also offer a separate LIFE/TRAVELQUEST Program for ages 16-18.
When: June 27th - August 11th; May attend for a minimum of 3 weeks up to full 7 weeks; Days are 9:00am-3:40pm; Mini-Day Option for ages 3-4 years is 9:00am-1:30pm,.
Transportation Provided: Door-to-door air-conditioned transportation
Activities:

Swim, sports, tennis, bicycle riding/instruction, gymnastics, karate, arts and crafts, performing arts, cooking, nature/science, photography, computers, yoga, facilitated play, trips, special events and entertainment, as well as academic reinforcement, Social Skills Groups, Speech and Occupational Therapy.

Cost: Full tuition rates are listed on the 2016 Harbor Haven application found on the camp’s website. Harbor Haven is an approved camp by the Department of Children and Families (formerly DDD) for children eligible for that funding. Based on individual needs school districts sometimes participate in funding all or part of the tuition. Harbor Haven can provide a coded bill for portions of the program that may be covered by your health insurance. (Coverage may vary; parents are responsible for payment.)
Discounts Available: iscount for 2 or more special needs siblings. Non-IEP siblings may attend at no cost for up to two weeks as part of Harbor Haven’s unique “reverse inclusion” component. Camp provides discounts to anyone attending the HFA Cabin Fever Event. Open house discount provided to anyone attending the 2016 Open Houses: March 20th and April 17th (RSVP required).
Harbor Hills Day Camp
Address: 75 Doby Road, Mendham, NJ
Phone Number: 973-895-3200
Website: www.hhdc.com
Age Range: Ages 3-17 years
When: June 24th - August 16th; 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 week programs available; Full-Days for campers in PreK - 11th grade are 9:00am-4:00pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: n/a
Transportation Provided: Daily bus pick-up and drop-off in Hoboken with a bus counselor and CDL Certified bus driver on each bus available at no additional cost.
Activities:

4 heated pools with waterslides and W.S.I. Certified swim lessons. Age-appropriate sports including: Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Hockey, Gymnastics, Golf, Archery and Tennis. Arts and Crafts: Jewelry, Lanyards, Ceramics. Hands-on Science, Cooking, Rock Walls, Ziplines, High Ropes, Trampolines, Kayaking, Fishing and Go-Karts. Weekly phone call updates, college-age counselors, Certified Teachers running the activities and Staff from around the world.

Cost: Rates vary per number of weeks attending. .
Discounts Available: Sibling Discounts.
Information Updated for:: 2019
Hoboken Children’s Theater SummerStage 2019
Address: CLASS & PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS
Hoboken Charter School — 713 Washington Street, Hoboken
All Saints Church — 707 Washington Street, Hoboken
St. Matthew’s Parish Hall — 57 8th Street, Hoboken

Phone Number: 646-339-8485
Age Range: Pre-K (must be 4 years old) - 12th Grade
When: June 24th - July 12th
Pre-K-K: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades 1st-3rd: 9:00am-3:00pm
Grades 4th-6th: 9:00am-3:30pm
Grades 7th-12th: 9:00am-4:00pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Camp provides a list of staff and older teens to contact for child care before or after hours.
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

MINIS
Pre-K and Kindergarten (must be 4 years old at start of session)*
This half-day program is a great way to introduce younger children to the performing arts in a gentle and fun environment. Small classes with two instructors per class ensures a thoughtful, caring and focused experience in dance, art, voice and theater games.

THE JUNGLE BOOK
Grades 1-3*
This group will perform a fully realized production, directed by Jessica Mccuiston, at the end of the three-week session for family and friends. Each day they will have classes in Theater Games, Voice, Acting, Dance and Art with trained professionals and working artists.

FROZEN
Grades 4-6*
This group will perform a fully realized production, directed by Chase Leyner, musical direction by Aidan Davis, at the end of the three-week session for family and friends. Each day they will have classes in Voice, Acting, Dance and Art with trained professionals and working artists.

FREAKY FRIDAY
Grades 7-12*
This group will perform a fully realized production, directed by Scott Pearson, musical direction by Caleb Damschroeder, at the end of the three-week session for family and friends. Each day they will have classes in Voice and Music Theory, Acting, and Dance with trained professionals and working artists.

*Grades are as of September 2019.

Cost: MINIS: $280/week, ($224 for week 2)
THE JUNGLE BOOK, FROZEN and FREAKY FRIDAY: $1100
Discounts Available: n/a
Information Updated for:: 2019
Address: 1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken
Phone Number: 201-656-2240
Age Range: Ages 5-8 years; ages 9-12 years (depending on session)
When: Session 1: June 27th - July 1st (5-8 year olds), Session 2: August 1st - August 5th (9-12 year olds), Session 3: August 22nd - August 26th (5-8 year olds); Days are 9:00am-1:00pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: n/a
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

Daily local trips, history, art, music, science, drama and outdoor play.

Cost: $190/week for Museum Members; $225/week for Non-Members
Discounts Available: Discounted Rate for Museum Members
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
Address: 165 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone Number: 2013770718
Age Range: 4-11
When: Monday-Friday
July 22nd-August 31st
9am-4pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-Off: 8am
Late Pick-Up: 5pm
Transportation Provided: No.
Activities:

Singing, Dancing, Acting, Arts & Crafts! New theme every week, performance every Friday!

Cost: tbd
Information Updated for:: 2019
Address: 34 Jefferson Lake Road, Stanhope, NJ
Phone Number: Summer: 973-347-1230; Winter: 973-376-1962
Age Range: Ages 4-15 years
When: June 27th - August 19th; Days are 9:30am-4:15pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: n/a
Transportation Provided: Daily bus service in 24 passenger air conditioned vans driven by CDL-Certified professional drivers. Jeff Lake Bus Counselor onboard to facilitate bus games and bus safety rules. Pick-up in Hoboken approximately 8:00am and drop-off approximately 5:30pm.
Activities:

Jeff Lake Campers have the chance to explore and grow though a strong tradition of quality programming and fun. Learn to swim in one of our 5 heated pools, paddle a canoe, catch a fish or jump on our trampolines on our 35 acre lake. Experience the fun of gymnastics, dance, music, cooking, yoga, pottery, science, nature and arts & crafts. Strengthen your sport skills with our expert coaches in soccer, softball, tennis, basketball, lacrosse and more. Shoot an arrow, challenge our ropes course and make a new friend.

Cost: Full tuition rates can be found on the camp’s website.
Discounts Available: Priority Tuition
LakeView Day Camp
Address: 505 Riva Avenue, East Brunswick, NJ
Phone Number: 732-821-8933
Age Range: Ages 3-15 years
When: June 29th - August 21st; 4,5,6,7 and 8 week sessions; Days are 9:00am-4:00pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 7:30am with Late Pick-up until 6:00pm
Transportation Provided: Small, air-conditioned busses with driver and camp staff member
Activities:

Swimming, arts, sports, ropes course, lake boating and creative playgrounds, instructional and free swim daily. Arts: cooking, art, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, theater, music, dance, science, & robotics. Sports: gymnastics, tennis, soccer, basketball, softball, hockey, flag football, golf. Adventure: high and low ropes course, zip line, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, mountain biking, nature and outdoor skills, archery, fishing, go-karts. Free Play: 4 independent, creative playgrounds

Cost: Rates vary per Kiddie Kastle (prek-K), Main (1st-7th) and Teen Camp (7th-9th) and number of sessions attending. Full tuition rates can be found on our website. Our tuition is all inclusive (Transportation, Tshirts, Full Hot Meals, Unlimited Daily Snacks, Backpack, Water bottle, Camp Pictures and MORE!)
Discounts Available: 5% discount for 2nd sibling, 10% discount for 3rd sibling, 15% discount for 4th sibling
Early Enrollment Discounts are available every Fall.
Pay in Full Discounts are available every October.
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
Monroe Street Movement Space Summer Arts Camp
Address: Monroe Center - 720 Monroe Street, Suite C-504, Hoboken
Phone Number: 201-222-8033
Age Range: Ages 3-12 years
When: June 17th - August 23rd; Flexible schedule: campers may enroll in any number of days and choose from 3 time frames (9:00am-1:00pm, 9:00am-3:00pm, or 9:00am-5:00pm)
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 8:00am and Late Pick-up until 6:00pm
Transportation Provided: No.
Activities:

The focus of the program is to provide students with a well-rounded experience and exposure to the arts while nurturing individual confidence and expression. The daily activities include creative movement, dance, yoga, theater, music, writing, storytelling, drawing, painting, jewelry making and sculpture. Throughout the day, we encourage creativity, exploration and individuality as well as group cooperation.

Cost: Fees are per day and vary based on the number of hours attending. Full tuition rates can be found on the camp's website.
Discounts Available: Sibling discount available.
Information Updated for:: 2019
Address: 233 Ninth Street, Jersey City
Phone Number: 201-706-3025
Age Range: Ages 3-12 years (as of June 1st)
When: June 20th - August 26th (weekly sessions); Days are from 9:00am-4:00pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 8:00am and Late Pick-up until 5:30pm
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

Dance, Singing and Acting, culminating in a performance for parents.

Cost: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sessions $600.
Discounts Available: Discounts for multiple sessions; if attending more than 3 sessions, $100 discount available on the 4th and 5th Session.
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