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PR # 240 June 8, 2009

SPACES STILL AVAILABLE IN RVCC?S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS

It?s not too late to register your child for a summer camp program. The Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in North Branch still has limited openings in the following youth programs:

Chess I --Students ages 7-14 learn the rules of chess, along with basic checkmating techniques, opening ideas and chess notation. The one-week class will be held Monday through Friday, June 22-26, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and repeated July 6-10 from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $175 per week.

Boost Your Abilities with Puzzles, Games and Contests: Students ages 8-14 play such games as Scrabble, charades and Monopoly. The class will be held Monday through Wednesday, June 29-July 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and repeated July 13-17 at the same time. The fee for the June 29 week is $110 and the fee for the July 13 week is $175.

Thru the Lens & Curtain --Students ages 8-16 learn various acting techniques, the differences between acting on stage and in film, and much more. Students create their own original pieces and the program culminates with a performance. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 22-26, from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. for ages 8-12 and from 1-4 p.m. for ages 13-16. The program will be repeated July 27-31 (at the same times for the same age groups). The fee is $175 per week.

Making a Rock Band --Students ages 13-17 form a rock band that will perform one or two simple rock songs. Prerequisites: Guitar players must be able to play basic chords; bass players must be able to play simple bass lines in time; drummers need to be able to keep steady time; keyboard players need to know basic chords; and saxophone players need to be able to improvise musically. All students must be willing to try singing. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 22-26, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and repeated July 13-17 (at the same time). The fee is $175 per week.

Biological Sciences --Students ages 8-12 participate in a variety of field, laboratory and computer investigations designed to engage both their bodies and their minds. Participants are also exposed to the fields of biotechnology, environmental science and bioinformatics. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 22-26, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and repeated August 3-7, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $185 per week.

Physics & Chemistry --Students ages 8-12 participate in hands-on activities, experiments and games involving the science of physics and chemistry. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 22-26, from 1-4 p.m. and repeated August 3-7 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.). The fee is $185 per week.

Chemical Magic Plus --Students ages 7-12 see amazing wizard-like demonstrations and are introduced to a variety of chemistry concepts, including atoms and bonding, acids and bases, polymer chemistry, and fire and ice reactions. The class will be held Monday through Wednesday, June 29-July 1, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.. The fee is $110.

Physics, Flight, & Rocketry --Students ages 7-12 blast off into a fun-filled week of flight and rocketry as they build and launch scale model rockets, planes and other flying gadgets. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 22-26, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $175.

Advance Robotics --Students ages 7-12 build and take home their own robot. Participants also work on a wide assortment of other robots. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 22-26, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The fee is $175.

Follow the Leader --Students ages 8-16 learn valuable leadership skills that will increase their confidence and self-esteem. The program includes a four-course tutorial luncheon that will be served on Thursday of each week. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 22-26, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages 7-10 and from 1-4 p.m. for ages 11-16. The course is repeated July 20-24 and August 3-7. The fee is $185 per week.

Young Author?s Camp: Students ages 9-12 will study various children?s book authors and illustrators as they learn how to write and publish a picture book. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 22-26, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.. The fee is $175.

Basketball Camp --Students ages 8-16 learn the fundamentals of basketball. The camp will be held June 22-26, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and until 3 p.m. on Friday, June 26. The fee is $195.

Before- and after-care are available for youngsters. For more information, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404 or email cce@raritanval.edu . Youth program brochures also can be picked up at the Corporate and Continuing Education office, located on the lower level of the College Center, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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