2017 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.

Bach 2 Rock: The Science of Sounds
Thursday, July 6 @ 10am  
This multi-media presentation transforms sound with a five-string electric violin and a myriad of modern technology. Students journey from the classical days of Bach to today’s techno-wonders. By using modern techniques of music production to produce unique and dynamic soundscapes, students learn the scientific concepts and art involved in the creation of live music. Three dimensional sound waves become visible, bringing music to life before the audience’s very eyes.
Trenton Circus Squad   
Thursday, July 13 @ 10am  
Trenton Circus Squad empowers low-income and at-risk teens and younger children to make a difference, in their own lives and those of others. We use circus arts as a vehicle to bring diverse youth together to cooperate, challenge themselves and serve their community through performing and teaching.
Hip Hop Fundamentals 
Thursday, July 20 @ 10am 
A diverse team of Philadelphia B-Boys dedicated to spreading true Hip Hop as an inspiration and academic tool. The world’s only education company run by professional Breakdancers, using the dynamic American art form of Breaking to effectively teach academic content, youth empowerment, and social issues.
The Science of Magic  
Thursday, July 27 @ 10am 
This show uses mirrors, magnets, air, optical illusions, and mental confusions to educate and delight the audience, demonstrating the principals of light, sight, reflection, magnetism, memory, air pressure, and logic. We can’t give away all of our secrets, but we CAN show the audience tricks that they can learn to do themselves.



Art Studio Program: Basket Making

Wednesdays from July 12 – August 9
10:00am – 11:30am or 12:30pm – 2:00pm

During this hands-on art-making session, students will learn basic principles and cultural significance of basket making. Using natural, traditional materials, students will make their very own basket. 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


Ask us about bringing Art Studio to your site! 


Storytelling Program

Storyteller Kyle J

Tuesdays from July 11 – August 15
10:00am – 11:00am, 11:00am – 12:00pm


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.


Programs are free of charge, but reservations are required. Contact Miranda Powell at (856) 225-6202 or miranda.powell@rutgers.edu for details.