A series of performances, storytelling, and visual arts education programs are scheduled each summer for young audiences. Programs are free of charge, but reservations are required. Contact Miranda Powell at (856) 225-6202 or miranda.powell@rutgers.edu for details.

2016 Summer Arts Schedule

Stage Adventures Performance Series

Who Should Attend
Performances are open to everyone, but are especially recommended for Camden City youth ages 4-18. Group size is generally limited to approximately 125 per performance. A supervisor is required for every ten students.
10-11am. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to be seated.

All performances will be held in the air-conditioned Gordon Theater in the Fine Arts Building on the Rutgers-Camden Campus located on 3rd Street, between Cooper Street & the Ben Franklin Bridge.

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Thursday, July 7
Queen Nur: Aesop Rocks
Incomparable Storyteller, Queen Nur, presents an energetic blend of stories, songs, and dance to make Aesop’s Fables come alive in this highly interactive, fun-filled performance!

Thursday, July 14
Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble: Cool Jazz for Cool Kids
Arpeggio will chill out children and adults alike as they delight the audience with their cool jazz sounds. Children and youth enthusiastically respond to percussive rhythms, “scat” singing, and other interactive modes, led by these engaging musicians.

Thursday, July 21
Music Technology with Brent Daniels
Brent Daniels is an award-winning composer, producer, sound designer and recording artist who uses a digital sampling keyboard workstation, and a blend of audience participation, high energy music, and humor to create an exciting, one-of-a-kind performance!

Thursday, July 28
Camden Sophisticated Sisters
CSS is a drill team, one of the best in the United States, specializing in various styles of dance including Drill, Step, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Modern and Jazz.

Art Studio Program: Photography

Wednesdays from July 13 – August 10
10:00am – 11:30am or 12:30pm – 2:00pm

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During this gallery tour and hands-on art-making session, students will learn basic principles of photography. Using special photo-sensitive paper, found-objects, and the power of sun, students will make their very own sun-print photograms. All participants take what they make!

Who Should Attend
Summer Camp or recreation groups with Camden City youth ages 6 – 18. Group size is limited to 25 students with one adult supervisor required for every ten students.

Fine Arts Building, Rutgers-Camden campus
On 3rd, between Cooper & Pearl Streets


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Storytelling Program

Storyteller Kyle J

Tuesdays from July 12 – August 9
10:00am – 11:00am, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Storyteller Kyle J

You can’t miss “Tall Tales with Kyle J” – Everyone’s favorite storyteller, Kyle Jakubowski will weave his delightful word magic and captivate pre-school aged children through interactive storytelling. Each weekly   session includes several different stories, which the children help to tell through call-and-response, creative movement, and other ways that provide engaged learning and encourage a love of words  and an interest in reading. After the story, the children will create an artwork inspired by one of the stories. This year’s theme – Heroes!

Who Should Attend
Preschool groups with Camden City kids ages 3-6. Group size is limited to 20 students with one adult supervisor required for every ten students.

Camden County Library Branch @ Rutgers-Camden
Please call for specific directions.