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South Orange Summer Camps Feature Rockets, Drama, and Basketball

The following is from the South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs


The school year has almost finished, but through the South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, a variety of camp programs will be offered close to home. Summer camps are available to children grades 1-12 and include Rocket/ Science Camp, Drama Camp, Art Camp, and Girls Basketball Camp. Early registration is encouraged as enrollment in some programs is limited.  See below for a list of camps being offered. Complete details and registration information are available at the Baird (5 Mead St, South Orange) and online HERE.

Cool Rocket/Science Camp, Grades 1-6
In this fun-filled one-week camp, children explore the science of flight, construct unique paper airplanes and learn to build their own model rocket for launch!

InterAct Drama Camp, Grades 2-6
InterACT Theatre Productions will offer this summer drama camp program at the Baird. Participants will learn acting, playwriting and other fundamental theatre skills and perform for an audience on the final day of camp.

Cougar Baseball Camps, Ages 6-13
Cougar Baseball Camp is directed by coach Chris Henry. Players will focus on baseball fundamentals: throwing, fielding, base-running, hitting, catching, and pitching.

Cougar Softball Camp, Grades 4-9
Cougar Softball Camp is under the direction of CHS coach Cliff Smith. Players will focus on skill development.

Funky Fun Art Camp, Grades 1-6
Make fun, unique art and craft projects! Each week will have a specific theme. Nine separate weeks of camp, 9 different themes- Clay, Drawing & Comics, Explosion Paint, YouTube, Black Light Paint, Street Art/Graffiti, Freestyle, Outer Space and Multi Cultural Art.

Wright Skills Girls Basketball Camp, Grades 3-12
This camp is under the direction of CHS coach, Jazmine Wright. Focus will be on fundamentals and the development of individual players.

U.S. Sports Institute Camps
The U.S. Sports Institute will bring a variety of camps to South Orange this summer.

  • Multi Sports Camps for ages 3-11
  • Golf Camps for ages 4-10
  • Tennis Camps for ages 3 and up
  • Soccer Camps for ages 3-14
  • Basketball Camp for ages 8-14

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