Our program is one of the premier teen summer camps in the country because of our mix of academics and fun. During the day, we are immersed in our chosen field of study. But when class is over, there is no homework. We balance
hands-on learning with time for relaxation and fun activities. The whole point is to create and foster a group experience that is fun and rewarding. Activities are always safe and supervised, and allow students from different program tracks to meet and get to know each other. We offer a lot of activities – too many to list here – that put our students into groups big and small to build friendships and foster personal growth.
During the afternoons, students can jump into a game of soccer or Frisbee on the quad; go to the recreation center for swimming, court games or working out; or relax with friends, read a book, and play games in the lounges.
In the evenings, resident advisers organize activities that allow the students and staff to come together. This may include anything from lawn games and spirit wars to academic seminars and discussions. We could host 80’s night, or have “mocktails”, or just hang out in the lounges.
Every Friday night at each session has a spirited dance and music party which is open to day and overnight students as a way to cement friendships made during the week. Then, Saturday morning there is a closing ceremony for students, friends and family.
Students stay for free on Saturday nights in between sessions they are attending! Many of our students stay for more than one week. Like last summer, we have a price reduction for multiple sessions: with each week of the program you attend, you receive a built-in discount! Students may attend any or all sessions.
Academic Field Trips:
For many classes, we have found that the opportunity to get hands-on experiences off-campus during a course-relevant field trip is a fantastic learning experience.
- Last summer:
- forensic science students visited the Morristown Police Crime Lab
vet science students visited the Hackettstown animal auction, the College’s equestrian center, and the office of a local veterinarian
TV Production students went off campus to do shooting, as well as to visit WNTI a local radio station
writing students went to several locations off-campus to get inspired and emboldened!
Saturday Trips to Six Flags Great Adventure: Our program ends each Saturday morning with a closing ceremony. Students then have the option to go with the staff and other students on optional trip to Six Flags. This year, each interstitial weekend, we will offer a trip to Six Flags Great Adventure!
Trip Details: The trip is open to any student enrolled this summer, any week
end the trip is offered, as many times as they want (so you can be a one-week day student and you can
still go with your friends on all three trips if you so desire). Simply apply those options to your account in the registration system when you enroll, or anytime afterwards, or you can call our office and we will add it to your account. You can even add this trip in the first couple of days of camp, as long as there remains room on the buses!
Trip includes: Transportation to and from Six Flags with staff supervision, a bag lunch, entry/admission, the Six Flags Meal Deal (food on-site!) and all the fun that can be crammed in to a single day!
Trip Cost: $150
After the Saturday closing ceremony, students who have completed their summer with us move out of the dorms. Multi-session students stay with us, many of whom will choose the Six Flags trip. Students staying over for the next session do not have to go to Six Flags; they can choose from a variety of fun activities or local trips off-campus. They can also choose to enjoy a quiet day with the staff, refreshing, energizing and preparing for another new session with tons of new students arriving Sunday afternoon. Saturday night we do something different! This is a chance for students to bond with the staff, because the ratio of students to staff is small on that Saturday night, a lot of fun always happens.
Please note: CSS will make every effort to do all of the trips and activities listed in the catalog and
on website, but cannot guarantee that everything will be available, due to weather or other factors.