2019 Summer Arts Schedule



Art Studio Program: Painting Party!

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, July 9 – August 14
10:00am – 11:30am or 12:30pm – 2:00pm

During this hands-on art-making session, students will learn basic principles of watercolor and acrylic painting. Students will make their very own paintings, experimenting with a variety of color, texture and technique, all while having messy, Summer fun! 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! 


Performance Series – RCCA Musicfest!

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 Sound 
Thursday, July 11 @ 10am  
This multi-media presentation by Caryn Lin 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. Through modern techniques of music production and 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-and ears!
Totally Vocally
Thursday, July 18 @ 10am  
Totally Vocally is packed with music, entertainment, and education!  Through contemporary and classic cover songs as well as original works, Ball in the House helps students discover the history of a cappella singing from chant to doo wop. The elements of teamwork and collaboration are equally highlighted as students explore how various vocal parts create harmony and beats, working in unison to produce a multi-dimensional piece of music.
Music Technology
Thursday, July 25 @ 10am 
Music Technology with Brent Daniels shows students the important relationship between the technology they have in their classrooms or at home and the creation of the music and sounds they hear on their iPods and on TV, in movies and video games. Student volunteers will participate in the program to help Brent create unique on-the-spot sounds and by the end of the show, an original song that will raise the roof! You will be amazed at the way Brent relates to students by bringing out the eager musician in each of them.
Classroom Symphony 
Thursday, August 1 @ 10am 
Learn how classic symphony instruments work and produce sound with Symphony in C! S in C provides the next generations of musicians and composers with experiences in performance and in engaging with the community, helping musicians to develop skills and experiences for professional success. The Symphony seeks to support musicians in achieving their visions in the changing world of symphonic music. 



Storytelling Program

Storyteller Kyle J

Tuesdays from July 9 – August 13
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.

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.