Each Summer, RCCA offers three core arts programs for camp and community groups of all ages to engage in free of charge. These include ART STUDIO Workshops, PERFORMANCE Series & STORYTELLING Adventures. This year, we are bringing the arts directly to YOU, virtually! We have modified our programs to be accessible and safe for ALL during these unprecedented times. See below for the details:

STORYTELLING: Tall Tales with 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. This year you can tune in virtually, making it even easier to join in on the fun! We will be live streaming on Thursdays at 10:30 am via our partnership with the Camden County Library – Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch.

THREE STORIES, ZERO BOOKS! Each weekly session includes three 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. While all of the stories are inspired by some of our favorite children’s books, Kyle uses only voice, movement, props, and imagination to make the stories come to life!

Tune In On Facebook – 7/9, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3: https://www.facebook.com/camdencountylibrary

Kyle J will be interpreting the Fractured Fairytales below during our next session. All you need to join in is your imagination, but if you want to enhance the experience, gather the following items to help act them out:
1. The Giant & The Beanstalk
-“mini” action figures (Legos etc)
-“mini” toy houses
(We will be giants!)
2. The Three Little Wolves & The Big Bad Pig
-a flower
-piece of paper
-empty aluminum can
3. Prince Cinders
-a scrub brush
-a wand (or something like one!)


Can’t catch it live? No problem! We are archiving all of this summer’s storytelling sessions on our YouTube channel and below. Prop lists are included in each video description.



Tune in to our weekly summer series on the art of magic and performance starring Magic Ed! Magician and elementary STEM teacher Ed Pietrzak will educate while he entertains with amazing tricks using recycled materials and common household items. Each episode will feature a hands-on workshop revealing his secrets and teaching kids and families how to make a little magic at home!

Magic Ed has been a fan favorite on our Summer Arts Stage for years and we are so excited to bring his incredible talent and enthusiasm directly to you virtually. Check out a new show every Monday through August 10…then watch them whenever you want on YouTube through the end of the summer season :)

Contact Miranda Powell at miranda.powell@rutgers.edu with questions.