Summer Academy

We are pleased to offer both virtual and on-campus programs this summer. Registration for our virtual program is open. On-campus day camp registration will open on Sunday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m. Please learn more about our Summer 2020 programs here.

The following page details our regular camp offerings so that you can join us when we are back together for summer 2021. In the meantime, we hope to see you remotely!

About Summer Academy

Our Kent Place Summer Camp offers exciting summer “academies,” which provide children the opportunity to focus on a specialized area of interest through dynamic week-long programs. These programs are overseen by outstanding Kent Place faculty and staffed by outside professionals as needed to best suit our campers.

2020 Summer Academy Session Offerings

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  • Behind the Scenes of Broadway Bootcamp

    Offered to students entering Grades 6–10
    June 15–26, 2020
    Hours: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $1545 

    New this year! Be the creative force behind our mainstage musical: Beauty and the Beast Jr. Work together with a small team of budding designers to design and create the set pieces and props for the show. 
    Limited to 8 students.
  • Code a Story

    Offered to students enter Grades 2–5
    July 13
    –17, 2020
    Hours: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $385 per
    week

    Young coders will bring their stories to life using Scratch programming. This block based, drag-and-drop coding environment developed by MIT will teach computational thinking as the participants tell their own original stories through code.
    Max enrollment: 10 students
  • Fun with Robotics

    Offered to students entering Grades 1–4
    July 6–10, 2020
    Hours: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $385 per week

    Command Wonder Workshop robots Dash and Dot to solve puzzles and beat challenges. Participants will work individually and in teams to learn basic coding and programming fundamentals while having fun with robots!
  • Rocket Improv Camp

    Offered to students entering Grades 5–8
    June 29–July 2, 2020
    July 6–10, 2020
    August 3–7, 2020
    Hours: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $385 per week

    Rocket Improv helps build self-confidence and presentational skills through improv! Campers will learn the basics of Comedy Improv through creative play, constantly creating their own scenes and characters. As an ability to work together is instrumental in learning improv, cooperation and teamwork are encouraged throughout. But most of all, the campers will be having a lot of fun! The improv games the campers will learn (very similar in style to what one would see on Whose Line Is It Anyway) inspire gleefulness and hilarity! This program is for campers of all performance experience levels. Get ready to laugh a lot in the Rocket Improv camp program!
    Limited to 12 students.
  • The Young Actors Workshop

    Offered to students entering Grades 4 and 5
    June 8–12, 2020
    Hours: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $385 per week

    Have fun and sharpen performance skills while learning the fundamentals of creative drama. Gain stage presence and confidence as we work on basic acting techniques through theatre games, improvisation, and scene and song study. Join us on Friday afternoon for a performance of scenes and songs. To register for The Young Actors Workshop click here.
    For students entering Grades 4 and 5.
  • Chess Camp by Diplomat Chess

    Offered to students entering Grades 26
    July 13–17, 2020
    July 20–24, 2020
    August 3–7, 2020
    Tuition: $725 (Full Day) or $385 (Half Day) per week

    Come to learn and play the game of kings with Diplomat Chess! We have helped develop state and national champions, but the majority of our students are beginners looking to learn and have fun.

    Activities and lessons will include learning the rules, endgames, tactics, openings, analysis of famous master games, and plenty of opportunities to challenge fellow students.

    All participants will receive a free "Gold" Account to ChessKid.com. All full-day campers will receive a free Diplomat Chess set.
  • Broadway Bootcamp

    Offered to students entering Grades 610
    Dates: June 1526, 2020
    Hours: 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $1,545

    Join us while we create a fully staged production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. in this two-week intensive camp for budding Broadway stars! Students will have the opportunity to work with professional musicians, acting coaches, and choreographers as they learn about all aspects of creating a Broadway show. Expect to become experts in singing, dancing, acting, set design, costuming, lighting, prop building, and more!

    We will showcase our hard work with a final performance on Friday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m. Camp will be held Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. from June 15–26.

    This is an audition-based camp. All registrants will have a part in the show, but auditions will determine role placement. Auditions will be held on a date to be determined in the Hyde and Watson Theater at Kent Place School. All students should be prepared to sing, dance, and act at their audition. See you on the stage!
  • Fashion & Machine Sewing by The Handwork Studio

    Offered to students entering Grades 5–8
    July 13–17, 2020
    July 20–24, 2020
    Hours: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $725 per week

    Aspiring designers and creative campers interested in learning new skills, look no further! Fashion and Machine Sewing Camp provides an immersive experience into the world of machine sewing. Skilled Handwork Studio teachers instruct beginners and advanced campers on how to construct clothes and accessories from start to finish. Choosing from our large catalog of patterns provided by our exclusive partner, Simplicity Creative Group, means this camp is about choice. Campers have the freedom to decide what to pursue from backpacks to stuffed animals, to dresses, and PJ’s all while learning new skills. With our endless options, campers can come back week after week, and year after year. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included. [See PHOTOS]
  • Fiber Arts Camp (Formerly Handwork Day Camp) by The Handwork Studio

    Offered to students entering Grades K6
    July 1317, 2020
    July 20–24, 2020
    Hours: 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $725 per week

    Explore hand-sewing, embroidery, knitting, weaving, needle-felting and more by creating fun, one-of-a-kind fiber arts projects. Campers are guided by The Handwork Studio’s patient and skilled instructors to embrace their imagination and harness their potential through creation. Fiber Arts Day Camp meets each camper where they are on their creative journey, whether they are first-time creators or returners. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included. [See PHOTOS]
  • Musical Theater

    Offered to students entering Grades 37
    June 29July 10, 2020
    Hours: 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $1,350 per two-week (no camp Friday, July 3)

    Campers will put on a complete musical. They will take part in acting, singing, dancing, set design, prop construction, lighting design and costume design. Parents will be invited to see the final production on the last day of camp.
  • TGA Golf Camp

    Offered to students entering Grades 26
    July 20–24, 2020
    July 27–31, 2020
    August 10–14, 2020
    Hours: 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $725

    TGA of Union County is partnering with Kent Place to offer boys and girls entering grades 2–6 the most exciting golf camp. Kent Place Golf Camp is tailored for ALL SKILL LEVELS; from the never played before who is just starting out to the more experienced player looking to advance their game. Camp will be staffed by certified TGA instructors who focus on improving all aspects of each camper's golf game through specifically designed lesson plans. This ensures that each camper gets the individual attention and time necessary to achieve their goals.

    Campers practice all aspects of the game: swing fundamentals, chipping, putting, driving, golf rules and etiquette, competitive formats (e.g., best ball, match play), course management and decision making (e.g., driver vs. iron off the tee), and practice techniques. Students learn these skills by participating in stations and they rotate through each one to practice these skills and keep the day fun and engaging! We also incorporate simulated course play, golf games and skills challenges into each week. Students always look forward to Golf Olympics each week! Golf Camp is all about providing a fun atmosphere for children of all ages and skill levels to play golf. Campers will build friendships, gain self-confidence, and create lifelong memories.

    The camp includes two field trips: (1) Golf-Cave: Beginners and advanced players take advantage of state of the art simulators designed to break down every detail of a player's swing all while providing the most realistic golf experience possible. (2) Ash Brook Golf Course: All campers will get the opportunity to play 9 holes on Ash Brook’s popular Par 3 – 9 hole course.
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Kent Place Summer Camp is a coeducational, state-licensed, day camp program for boys and girls, ages 3 through 15 years old, providing fun, enrichment and opportunities for physical and social development in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere.

Latest Summer Camp News

Our summer 2020 programs are going virtual. Please view the following to learn more and register:
For more information, please email Director Donna Ray at summer@kentplace.org.