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Register Now for SOM Adult School Children’s Summer Program

The following is from the SOMAS:

Catalogs are out and registration is underway for The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School’s Children’s Summer Program, which runs from June 27-July 22, 2016

The program offers more than 100 classes in creative arts, music, science and sports. Students get to choose their own classes (there are five periods in a day) and the day can be as long or short as you like. Whether you’re an artist, athlete, musician or bookworm, there is a class with your name on it at the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School Children’s Summer Program. This summer the program will be located at South Orange Middle School. Students can expect to follow their custom-made schedule each day, be instructed by professional, experienced teachers and be assisted by fabulous teen counselors.

Specialty classes range from coding and a musical theater camp to TV production and developing wizarding skills. There is something for every child, including computers and science; knitting, sewing and crochet; fencing, yoga and ultimate Frisbee; painting, puppet making and pottery; stained glass, mosaics and soapmaking – and nearly everything in between.

The Summer Orchestra Academy provides ensemble lessons and individual mentoring for violin, viola and cello students entering 3rd through 8th grade. The Summer Band Academy provides ensemble lessons and individual mentoring for woodwind, brass and percussion students entering 5th through 8th grade. Both academies culminate with a concert performance. The popular Suzuki violin program will be offered for students who have taken Suzuki violin lessons during the year and wish to continue to the next level.

Special science workshops include robotics and forensics. The off-site sports program offers fencing, track and field, soccer, gymnastics, basketball and girls volleyball.

Registrations are processed in the order they are received and parents are encouraged to enroll their children early in order to receive their first choice classes. The 2016 Children’s Summer Program catalog has been mailed to every home in South Orange and Maplewood. It is also available online at For further information call 973.378.7620.

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