Exploration Program – Ages 6 to 10

Morning session: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Full day session: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students choosing the full day option can either go home for a one-hour lunch (with permission) or stay at Glen Ridge HS for a supervised lunch break. Activities will be varied for students attending multiple weeks of camp.


Visual Arts Exploration

Students will experience many different forms of Visual Art, including drawing, painting, collage, puppet making and clay sculpting in preparation for an end-of-camp Art Gallery Show.

Nature Explorers

Calling all young explorers and budding naturalists! Join us on a journey as we discover the natural world. Students will have the opportunity to observe, explore and learn about their local environment and gain a sense of connection to the natural world that surrounds them.

Theatre Exploration

Week to week, students will explore all the different aspects of the theatre world, including improvisation, theatre games, puppetry and writing their own scripts!  

Music Exploration

Age appropriate instruction in a variety of instruments including voice, piano, guitar, woodwind, brass and percussion – all in a small group setting.

Advanced Concepts – Ages 11 and up

Morning session: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Full day session: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students choosing the full day option can either go home for a one-hour lunch (with permission) or stay at Glen Ridge High School for a supervised lunch break. Activities will be varied for students attending multiple weeks of camp.


Advanced Visual Art

Students will explore Colors in the Environment, Explorations on Paper, Drawing Foundations, Outdoor Sculpture, Mixed Media and more! The three-hour session will be broken up into multiple parts, exploring different art media throughout the day and culminating in an end-of-camp Art Gallery Show.

Eco-Investigators

Come along on a weeklong adventure as we explore, learn, and investigate the ecology of Glen Ridge. Students will dive into the world of an environmental scientist by studying local plants and wildlife, collecting data, and documenting observations and experiences as they learn to use their data to contribute to a variety of citizen science projects.

Theatre Concepts

Each week students will dive deep into the world of Theatre with classes to explore each student’s interests including topics such as Advanced Improvisation, Song Interpretation, Scenes and Monologues and more!

Music Instruction

Instruction in a variety of instruments including voice, piano, guitar, woodwind, brass and percussion – all in a small group setting.  Students can learn a new instrument or receive advanced instruction on an instrument they’ve been playing for several years. Additional interests could include songwriting, video game music and music theory.

Interested in performing in a full-scale production? 

Check out our sister program: New Jersey Summer Theatre Workshop,
in residency at Studio Playhouse, Montclair, NJ. Visit us at www.njartscollective.org.

Tuition *

Tuition, including all supplies
Half day (either 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m.)
$525      1 week
$950      2 weeks ($100 discount for adding a second week)
$1325    3 weeks ($250 discount for attending all 3 weeks)

Full day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
includes a one-hour lunch break, either supervised at the garden or, with permission, to go home.
$1010    1 week
$1900    2 weeks ($200 discount for adding a second week)
$2500    3 weeks ($500 discount for attending all 3 weeks)

All Supplies are included with tuition

All supplies, include art supplies, notebooks, scripts, etc. are included in tuition. We will provide students with everything they need for a full program experience.  Students are encouraged to wear clothing that they can get dirty, or bring a paint smock. 

Other recommended supplies
Students should bring a snack and drink that they will keep with them.  PLEASE WRITE YOUR CHILD’S NAME on their belongings.


* Tuition can be paid by cash, check or through our online payment options.
RECEIVE A 3% DISCOUNT if you pay by cash/check.

Private lessons

Want to add Private lessons to your camp experience? Can’t attend camp but want to learn or improve your skills on a musical instrument?


Instrumental and Vocal Music

Students can take a private lesson once a week, either for 45 or 60 minutes. Lesson times are flexible and can take place during the day, evening or weekends, at a time convenient for both teacher and student. Lessons are intended to be completed in consecutive weeks during the months of summer vacation.

Lessons are available in:
All woodwind (flute, oboe/bassoon, clarinet and saxophone)
All brass (trumpet, F horn, trombone, baritone horn/euphonium and tuba)
Percussion (snare drum and drum set)
Guitar and bass guitar
Piano
Voice

Younger Students (suggested ages 8 to 10)
45-minute lessons 

$210      4 weeks
$300      6 weeks
$395      8 weeks

Students will meet for one 45-minute lesson per week. This lesson structure is intended for students who are able to practice independently between weekly lessons. Lessons will be tailored to each student’s individual interests.

Older Students (suggested ages 11 and up)
60-minute lessons

$275      4 weeks
$400      6 weeks
$515      8 weeks

Students will meet for one 60-minute lesson per week. This lesson structure is intended for students who are able to practice independently between weekly lessons. Lessons will be tailored to each student’s individual interests.

* Tuition can be paid by cash, check or through our online payment options.
RECEIVE A 3% DISCOUNT if you pay by cash/check.

FAQ

Q: What are the safety protocols for in-person classes?
A: First and foremost, GRSA has the health and safety of all students and staff as our top priority. All GRSA staff are fully vaccinated. GRSA will be following all the latest CDC health guidelines to best protect our students and staff. In addition, class sizes are being kept small to help ensure a safe learning environment. GRSA will follow the same masking requirements and recommendations followed by the State of NJ and as set by the Glen Ridge Public School Board of Education. 

Q: What if my child just wants to focus on Music, Theatre, Eco-Science or Visual Art?  
A: No problem!  In the GRSA Exploration Program (ages 6-10), students will be encouraged to experience everything that GR Exploration Program has to offer, but students can identify a specific area of interest to focus on. For the Advanced Concepts Program (ages 11 and up), students can choose to focus on one or more of our program offerings. In any case, we can tailor-make the camp experience to meet your child’s unique interests.

Q: Why is the first week only four days long?
A: Week 1 is a four day week because of the 4th of July holiday.   Your child may attend 1 extra day of camp in Week 2 or 3 or we can prorate the week if you’re only able to attend during the first week. Please send an email to the camp director to let us know which option you’d like to chose.

Q: My child is also interested in taking private lessons. Can they do that?  
A: Students may also register to take one-on-one, private music lessons. See the Music page for more information.