I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Saturday Special - Summer Programs

1) The Academy of Natural Sciences
2) Asase Yaa School of the Arts
3) Children's Museum of the Arts
4) GSK Science in the Summer
5) Lucy Moses School
6) Mercer County Community College
7) TADA Youth Theater

1) Summer Science Camp at 
The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 

At the Acadeny of Natural Science's summer science camp, kids ages 5–12 learn about natural science at Philly's Dinosaur Museum. Each weekly session of camp explores an exciting new theme such as dinosaurs, insects or superheroes and features an off-site field trip! 

For more information or register, visit https://ansp.org/programs-and-events/family-programs/summer-camp.
2) Asase Yaa School Of The Arts
Gears Up For Largest 
 Children's Summer Arts Camp 
 In 13 Year History
PS 21
180 Chauncey Street
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn-based Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation and their School of the Arts program is gearing up for what they anticipate will be its largest Children's Summer Art Camp since its inception in 2006. The Camp, which specializes in servicing disenfranchised youth 4 - 13 years old from its surrounding communities has attracted over 1000 youth, averaging 70 youth per summer. This summer they are adding 30 additional slots. The day Camp is scheduled for six weeks, July 1 - August 9, Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 PM.Tuition is $900 and there's a $50 Registration fee. The Camp is located at Asase Yaa's new home, PS 21, 180 Chauncey Street, Brooklyn, NY.
3) Summer Art Colony 
at Children's Museum of the Arts
New York, NY

As the weather warms up, so does our excitement for summer — and Summer Art Colony! This summer, choose from 60+ camps in three exciting locations: at the museum in Soho, on historic Governors Island, and Brooklyn's Lakeside in Prospect Park. With classes ranging from painting and sculpture to film and animation, every child is guaranteed to have an art adventure.

All classes run from 9-5 pm unless otherwise indicated.

Featured Camps @ Governors Island

July 8-12 // Ages 7-12

Young artists will explore the process of claymation as they learn the tools necessary to make their own films. Experimenting with materials like wire armature, paper, fabric and clay, students will flex their creative muscles on a series of films using iStopmotion software. Sign Up

Upcycled Art and Design
July 29 - August 2 // Ages 7-12

Students will use a variety of recyclable materials to create their own unique works of art. From the found object sculpture of Marcel DuChamp and Michelle Reader to Josh Blackwell’s plastic bag weavings, the possibilities for recycled materials are endless! Sign Up

Documentary Filmmaking
August 26-30 // Ages 7-12

Inspired to help change the world? Budding filmmakers will get the chance to write and produce their own environmental documentary in collaboration with the Climate Museum!  Sign Up

For more information about Governor's Island Camps https://cmany.org/classes-and-activities/art-colony/governors-island.

Featured Camps @ Lakeside in Prospect Park

Join CMA’s first Brooklyn outpost! From birdwatching to visiting Drummers Grove, children will gain inspiration for their art projects. Activities may include observational drawings, wildlife sculptures, DIY instruments and more! Sign Up

For more information about Lakeside in Prospect Park Camps, visit https://cmany.org/classes-and-activities/art-colony/prospect-park

Featured Camps @ CMA (103 Charlton St.)

Beyond the Portfolio
June 24-28 // Ages 11-15

This class will focus on adding to students’ portfolios through exposure to a variety of media. Teaching Artists will work closely with students to plan and execute projects that go beyond the typical school “assignment” and let their imaginations lead the way! Sign Up

Exploring Illustrated Stories
July 15-19 // Ages 6-11

Young illustrators will bring their favorite stories to life as they become familiar with professional illustration techniques, including pen and ink drawings, watercolor paintings, and cartooning! Students will build a vocabulary in the techniques used by some of the most well known illustrators of our time.  Sign Up

The Art of 3D Printing
July 22-26 // Ages 11-15

This class will explore the tools and applications of 3D printing. Young artists will learn the basics of 3D modeling using Sketch-Up and Sculptris to create a digital file based on their own design. Students will then learn how computer generated form translates into printable 3D objects. Sign Up

For more information about Camps at the Museum of Academy Arts, https://cmany.org/classes-and-activities/art-colony/summer-2019-103-charlton

GSK Science in the Summer™, a free STEM program for students in underserved communities across the country, announced its new curriculum for summer 2019: The Science of Me. This summer enrichment program—sponsored by global healthcare company GSK and administered by one of the nation’s premier centers of science education, The Franklin Institute—engages children in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on learning and exploration.

Over the past 33 years, GSK Science in the Summer™ has brought free science education to more than 300,000 students nationwide. This summer alone, 26,000 children across the U.S. will discover how food fuels our bodies, where oxygen goes when we breathe it, how our brains interpret the world, and the role DNA plays in making us who we are.

GSK Science in the Summer™ was created by GSK scientist Dr. Virginia Cunningham to encourage young girls and minority students to pursue careers in STEM. Learn more about the program and find an enrollment site near you at ScienceInTheSummer.com.
5) Summer Musical Theater Workshop
at Lucy Moses School
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Summer Musical Theater Workshop at Lucy Moses School is New York City’s only summer musical theater program that gives children the chance to perform in original musicals, written for them by musical theater professionals. Kids participate in all aspects of producing a show in this 5-week workshop, which culminates in a full-scale production in Merkin Hall.

July 1 – August 1, Open to ages 6-18
Final performances take place on July 30 & 31

For Information: call 212 501 3360 or email lucymosesschool@kaufmanmusiccenter.org

6) Tomato Patch Programs at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ

An Exciting Summer of Theatre, Voice, Dance & Visual Arts!

Have a child (or know a child) in 4th through 12th grades who loves the performing and visual arts? Let them spend the summer with Tomato Patch!

The longest running, most successful multi-disciplinary program in Central New Jersey, Tomato Patch has been shaping the future of the arts one student at a time since 1973! Over 6,200 students have spent several weeks of their summer exploring the visual arts, dance, theatre, and vocal music under the guidance of a highly qualified staff of teaching professional artists. 

With four programs to choose from, there's a fit for everyone!

Sessions 1 & 2

Session 1:
Grades 8th - 12th (entering in Fall 2019)
June 24, 2019 - July 18, 2019
8:45am - 4:15pm, M-F
Tuition: $875
Session 2:
Grades 4th - 7th (entering in Fall 2019)
July 22, 2019 - August 8, 2019
8:45am - 4:15pm, M-F
Tuition: $795
Students select a major concentration in one of the areas, and spend two morning classes in these areas. After lunch, they are free to choose electives in other areas. Afternoon course offerings may include: stage makeup, children’s theater, improvisational theater, painting, drawing, jazz, musical theater, tap dance, hip hop, vocal ensemble, comedy, music video, web video and more. The sessions culminates with “The Evening Of The Arts,” a variety-style show. Before and After care is available for an additional fee.
Master Class Session 1 & 2
Master Class Session 1:
Grades 8th - 12th (entering in Fall 2019)
June 24, 2019 - July 12, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuition: $725
Master Class Session 2:
Grades 8th - 12th (entering in Fall 2019)
July 22, 2019 - August 9, 2019
9:00am - 4:15pm
Tuition: $725

The Theater-focused Master Class will focus on helping students learn how to prepare a polished audition piece, as well as further develop their skills in scene work. Students will learn all the “ins and outs” of show business: how to find jobs, audition, agents, headshots, etc. Each session culminates with an evening of theater. Before and After care is available for an additional fee.

7) TADA Youth Theater 
Week Long Summer Camps

June 17 - August 30
Ages 4 - 5  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ages 6 - 8  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Flat Iron, UWS, Park Slope

Book Multiple Camps and Save

For more information, visit https://www.tadatheater.com/summer-camps-2019
Tune in tomorrow for this week's Sunday Scoop.


  1. These all sound like great programs. I wish my granddaughters lived close enough to participate in them.

    1. They have a lot of great programs in the New York area, but I am sure they must have great programs where they live to. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and your comment.