About the GRSAA

“Wonderful arts program! My son loved his piano lessons last summer, and I was amazed to see how much he learned in a short period of time. His teacher was very patient, encouraging and fun. He can’t wait for summer camp again this year!”

Carola from Glen Ridge

Glen Ridge Summer Arts Academy is a program of the New Jersey Arts Collective and in 2021 is in residency at the historical Freeman Gardens, Glen Ridge, NJ.

Music at GRSAA seeks to provide all students an opportunity to learn a new instrument in a creative and non-competitive environment, as well as to offer intermediate and advanced students group lessons on their instrument. We are dedicated to assisting in the development of the students’ appreciation of beauty and sensitivity in playing their instrument.

Visual Arts at GRSAA seeks to recognize and explore the students’ emerging individuality while developing sensitivity to line, value, shape, color, texture, and movement in their chosen medium.

Theatre Arts at GRSAA seeks to offer the student an understanding of various acting techniques, as well as to expand their repertoire for expression. Our classes focus on different aspects of acting in the hopes of widening the student’s abilities.

Eco-Science at GRSAA seeks to excite a child’s natural curiosity of the natural world, as seen through our summer home in Freeman Gardens.  Students take a creative approach to learning about their local ecosystem by focusing on plants, animals, soil and water.

A culminating performance and / or open-art gallery showing will be featured at the end of week.  At the end of the third week of camp, art works will be displayed during performances of our sister program, New Jersey Summer Theatre Workshop.