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SEE Camp 2020 has gone Online

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Super fun classes, from the comfort of your own home!

We waited. And waited. We really wanted to hold camp in person. But, in the interest of health and the communities we serve, we’ve decided it best to offer our classes ONLINE.

Our classes will be via ZOOM and a LOT of fun!! Your favorite camp counselors will be hosting these classes, with a limit of 10 students per class to maximize the interaction for students.

Sign up for 1 week at a time.
Take up to 4 classes per day.

Weekly classes run:
July 6-10 and July 13-17

Cost: $110/class per week.

30% Discount on third and fourth classes.

Look for 3 pack and/or 4 pack classes available at Registration.

Choose from the following:






SEE Camp 2020 Registration is Open

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Now is the perfect time to start thinking about SEE Camp Summer 2020 Registration.

Session 1:  June 29 – July 10 2020 | No session on Friday, July 3 2020.
Includes Educational Field Trip To: The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

Session 2: July 13 – July 24 2020
Includes Educational Field Trip To: NJ Marine Consortium at Sandy Hook

Both Sessions: June 29 – July 24 2020


SEE Camp 2019 Registration is Open

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Now is the perfect time to start thinking about SEE Camp Summer 2019 Registration.

Session 1:  June 24 – July 05 2019 | No Session July 4th.
Includes Educational Field Trip To: LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER

Session 2: July 08 – July 19 2019 |
Includes Educational Field Trip To: SPACE FARMS ZOO & MUSEUM

Bonus Week: July 22 – July 26 2019 | NEW FOR 2019!


Keep Learning this Summer!

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Consider the following statistics from an MSNBC article by Dr. Ruth Peters, who consulted the Johns Hopkins University Center for Summer Learning:

  • All students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.
  • On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills during the summer months.
  • Only approximately 10 percent of students nationwide participate in summer school or attend schools with non-traditional calendars.
  • A majority of students (56 percent) want to be involved in a summer program that “helps kids keep up with schoolwork or prepare for the next grade.”
  • Research shows that teachers typically spend between 4-6 weeks re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer.
  • At least 11 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 12 care for themselves over the summer months (unsupervised).

What can parents do?

Talk with your kids. Find out what activities they would like to do and then balance that with activities you would like them to do. Summer camps are great, but you have to find the right one – some kids will be more interested in Space Camp or Music Camp; others will prefer Soccer or Basketball Camp.

Yet, more importantly, you need to schedule a daily routine with your kids. Talk about what they should be doing when they are alone and unsupervised. Other than chores and family duties, make sure your kids are reading and schedule it into their day. Most teachers suggest a minimum of 30 minutes daily, even for elementary students.

For students who struggled in the previous school year, tutoring may the answer. Students can make more progress at a more rapid pace working one-on-one with a tutor, and the summer months are the perfect time to catch up to grade-level and prepare for the challenges they will face in the upcoming year. Tutoring is also ideal for advanced students who need to be challenged academically or those who want to explore academic subjects at their own pace.

Estelle Finkel offers a fantastic summer reading program for kids entering kindergarten and first-grade, called Reading Rockstars. You can read more about it, and register for the summer session here. For older kids, Estelle Finkel offers a variety of summer tutoring options.

Whatever you plan with your children this summer, make sure to become involved yourself. Show an interest in their intrigues, support them in their struggles, and reward them in their progress.

Whatever you do, keep your children engaged in activities and spend as much time together as possible over the summer.