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Online Summer Camps

School's out for summer—but fun, fully online learning continues at Rutgers!

Summer Camps

Reading Program
Ages 4-18+  |  Through Aug

Reading program

Go to Reading Program

Bring the teacher into your home–virtually. Live online reading programs to help students build strong skills and a love of reading. 

Kids Create!
Grades K-8  |  Jul 6 - Aug 14

Kids Create

Go to Kids Create!

Each day a new art form enters your home in perfectly-sized 45-minute interactive lessons led by Rutgers Community Arts. Kids will develop their imaginations and skills through drawing, painting, collage, movement, music, and creative dramatics. 

Game Design Camp
Grades 3-12  |  Jul 20-24

Game Design Camp

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Campers will learn the concepts of game design, computer science, and even how to build interactive worlds! From Making Games with MakerCode to Mining Game Design Ideas from Minecraft, these camps will teach game design fundamentals and bring ideas to life! 

L.G. Cook 4-H Camp
Ages 8-16  |  Jul - Aug

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Go to L.G. Cook 4-H Camp

A virtual camp experience will replace the traditional overnight 4-H Camp. 

Arts & Design
Ages 10-13  |  Jul - Aug


Go to Arts & Design

This summer, take part in a variety of Art & Design Programs led by Mason Gross faculty, alumni, and graduate students. Draw, paint, design, and animate, all from the comfort of your own home! 

Creative Coding
Ages 14-18  |  Aug 3-14

Creative Coding

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This course introduces HTML and CSS, the basic tools for creating websites. A series of short exercises lead up to creating an online ‘zine on a topic of the student’s choice. Each week includes an online video visit with a different guest designer. 

Pre-College Academies

Physical Therapy
Ages 15-18  |  Jul 6-17

Physical Therapy

Go to Physical Therapy

Thinking about a career in physical therapy? The 2020 Physical Therapy Summer Academy will be held online!

Ages 15-18  |  Jul 20-30


Go to Leadership

Students will enhance their critical thinking skills, identify personal leadership strengths and style, and improve communication. 



Music Theory & Ear Training Bootcamp
Ages 14+  |  Jul 7 - Aug 7

Music Theory

Go to Music Theory & Ear Training Bootcamp

Rutgers music theory faculty prepare students for collegiate placement examinations and for college-level theory and aural skills courses. 

Drawing & Painting Portfolio Intensives
Ages 14-18 | Jul 6-17


Go to Drawing & Painting Portfolio Intensives

The Drawing & Painting Portfolio Intensives are designed for students who wish to develop their awareness and abilities in drawing and painting, as well as for those considering applying to art school in the future. 

Summer Dance Conservatory
Grades 9 to entering college  |  Jul 13-24


Go to Summer Dance Conservatory

For dancers interested in a collegiate-level experience. Participants develop skills through a rigorous daily schedule of ballet and modern technique classes taught by Rutgers dance faculty. 

Summer Scholars
Grades 9-12 & gifted youth | Jun 11- Aug 15

summer start

Go to Summer Scholars

Designed for high-achieving high school students and gifted youth, the Rutgers Summer Scholars Program allows you the opportunity to study at one of the nation's top research universities. 

Waksman Institute Summer Experience
Grades 9-12 | Jun 22 - Aug 31

young summer scholars student

Go to Waksman Institute Summer Experience

The Virtual Waksman Institute Summer Experience (vWISE) is a one week program that engages students in an authentic research project. It focuses on the DNA sequence analyses of genes from the duckweed Landoltia punctata, and how these compare to those found in other species. 

SAT & ACT Test Prep

SAT Summer Institute


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This intensive test prep program helps students develop essential test-taking tools to prepare for and succeed the SAT. 

ACT Summer Institute

ACT Summer Institute

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Students will gain insight into test prep strategies and receive a comprehensive study plan, and online support through this intensive four-day program.

SAT Online Blitz

SAT Online Blitz

Continue to SAT Online Blitz

This multi-week course format provides students with the tools they need to succeed the SAT. It includes 16 hours of expert instruction, a study plan, a preparation guide and so much more.

ACT Online Blitz

ACT Online Blitz

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The ACT Online Blitz gives students access to learn and interact with expert instructors and gain the tools they need to be victorious on the ACT through a multi-week course format.

MOOCS Offered Through Coursera

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Select Rutgers courses are now available on Coursera, an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide. Courses are available online for anyone to take for free. Although they are mostly college-level courses, there is no age requirement.