Summer Camp To Focus On STEM Academics

St. Peter's Prep summer camp group.jpg Youth enjoying summer camp at New Community in 2015.

Registration is open for the New Community Youth Services Summer Camp, which runs from June 27 to August 12. This year’s camp will focus on a new academic theme of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to Edward Morris, director of Youth Services. Weekly field trips will include destinations such as the Liberty Science Center, Sony Wonder Technology Lab and New York Hall of Science, Morris said. The emphasis on STEM-related activities will provide campers with an educational experience for seven weeks during the summer that helps bridge the gap while school is out of session. Many Newark Public Schools have implemented STEM initiatives into the curriculum.

“This summer we will be implementing a STEM Program as part of our academic enrichment component,” Morris said. “It is essential that the campers continue to learn while they are on summer vacation and we try to make that learning a fun and engaging experience,” he said.  The camp, which is open to students ages 5 to 13, takes place at the NCC Neighborhood Center at 56-68 Hayes St. in Newark. To register for Summer Camp, download a registration form at or contact Edward Morris at

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