The Global Arts Camp is the newest addition to the South Mountain YMCA Camp offerings. Founder and director of Global Arts Camp, Ms. Adrienne Mtume, brings a life-long passion for travel, exploration and learning from worldly cultures. Teaching children the importance of respecting individuality while celebrating the uniqueness of others will be the focus of this camp. This camp will instill greater understanding of other cultures, provide opportunities to develop healthy social skills and teach children how to make new friends.
A different country is explored each session - during the summer of 2014 campers will be "visiting" Canada, South Africa and Japan! Click on the "linked" name of each country to see examples of a few of the projects and activities the campers will be doing this summer!
Lesson plans will include an array of activities coordinated with a cultural tour each session. These cultural tours will contribute to all aspects of a child's inquisitive mind through music, dance, crafts, art and games. Each session will culminate with an art show of the campers’ goodwill mission. Each week will include 3 days of level-appropriate swim instruction, followed by free swim time, held at the South Orange Community Pool. Daily recreation is scheduled to keep campers healthy and active. Special events, visitors and field trips are scheduled for each session.
Camp Dates and hours: June 30 - August 29, 3 Sessions ; 9:00am - 3:30pm
Camper-to-Staff Ratio: 8 to 1
Camp Location: Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Road, South Orange
Camp Fees: $943 each 3-week session - This camp is only sold in complete 3-week sessions.
Before and After Camp is available 7am - 7pm & is located at the same site as the Camp for an additional fee.
Before Camp Care is $45 per week and After Camp Care is $80 per week.
Camp Director: Adrienne Mtume, Director of School Age Child Care
Camp Phones: Cell 973.454.6500 and Landline 973.763.4116 x123
“The staff were extremely professional and attentive to children every time I was there. Loved the African Art program!”
“My daughter loved Global Arts camp! I love the artistic activities, the global learning focus and the great team of staff!”
“All of the staff at the Global Arts Camp was amazing. They had terrific patience and energy, always happy to see my child even very early in the morning, always smiling! They were very respectful and made us feel that we were working together as a team.”
“Ms. Mtume organized a really well organized and well rounded camp experience! Nice job!”
Camp information, weekly activity webs and forms
Information and Forms
activity webs For SUMMER 2014
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Week 8: Aug 18 - Aug 22
Week 9: Aug 25 - Aug 29
HOURS OF OPERATION
Early Childhood Learning Center
Mon: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
7/14 Week 3 of Camp
7/28 Week 5 of Camp
- Registration Req by 7/23
8/4 Week 6 of Camp
- Registration Req by 7/30
8/11 Registration starts for Fall Programs
8/11 Week 7 of Camp
-Registration Req by 8/6
8/18 Week 8 of Camp
-Registration Req by 8/13
8/25 Week 9 of Camp
-Registration Req by 8/20
9/2 Fall Programs begin