May 26, 2015

Kids Have Summer of Learning, Performing and Fun at Saint Rose Summer Academy



st roseOpportunities abound at The College of Saint Rose Summer Academy for middle school and high school students looking for great summer fun, learning and performing.

Now in its 23rd year, the Summer Academy, created for children entering grades 6 through 10, provides unique and fun one- and two-week learning experiences in art and design, science and technology, writing, business, performing arts, video, circus, musical theater and sports.  Students and parents may pick from 60 different half- and full-day programs – including 16 new this year – that are flexible, convenient and fit almost any schedule.

Among the new offerings this year, kids may:

• go geocaching for hidden treasure;

• create their own board games;

• learn how to record and mix music using professional programs, microphones and gear;

• write using recorded speech, photos, wikis, blogs and prezis;

• investigate and dissect conspiracy theories;

• design, test and cook with solar power;

• learn the ins and outs of coaching athletes and teams.

The Summer Academy runs from July 6 through August 14.  Half-day programs are 9 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.; full-day programs are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  All half-day programs cost $150.  Full-day programs range from $300 to $450 and include lunch.

For complete information about the 23rd Summer Academy at Saint Rose, and to register, visit

Here are the summer 2015 sessions:

Week 1 (July 6-10) – Art and Design

Half-Day Programs: Architecture; Board Game Design; Digital Photography; Fashion Illustration; Graphic Design; Interior Design; Manga Drawing; Scenic Painting; Sculpture

Full-Day Programs: Automotive Design and Engineering; Video Game Design

Week 2 (July 13-17) – Writing

Half-Day Programs: Digital Composition; Fan Fiction Writing; Fantasy Writing; Graphic Novel Writing; Mock Trial; Photojournalism; Poetry Writing; Science Fiction Writing

Week 3 (July 20-24) – Circus

Full-Day Program: Circus Arts with Circus Theatricks  

Week 3 (July 20-24) – Business and Government

Half-Day Programs: Conspiracy Theory; Criminal Justice and Law; Foreign Diplomacy; Small Business Management

Week 3 (July 20-24) – Sports

Half-Day Programs: Sports Broadcasting; Sports Coaching; Sports Medicine; Sports Team Management 

Week 4 (July 27-July 31) – Performing Arts

Half-Day Programs: Acting Scene Study; Dance Skills for Theater; Improvisation Acting; Make-up Design; On-camera Acting; Pop Singing Workshop; Song Architecture; Theatrical Puppet Design

Full-Day Programs: Music Recording Engineering; Theatrical Writing and Performance

Weeks 5 & 6 (August 3-14) – Broadway

Full-Day Program: Broadway Bootcamp (open to students entering grades 6-12)

Week 5 (August 3-7) – Science and Technology 1

Half-Day Programs: Aerospace Engineering; Aquatic Ecology; Astrophysics; Computer Animation; Green Technologies and Bioproducts; Natural Disasters; Naval Architecture; Web Page Design

Full-Day Programs: Digital Video Production; Roller Coaster Engineering 

Week 6 (August 10-14) – Science and Technology 2

Half-Day Programs: Archaeology; Culinary Life Cycle; Forensics; Geocaching; Medical Technology; Veterinary Science

Full-Day Programs: Digital Video Production; Java Programming; Stop Motion Animation


The College of Saint Rose ( is a dynamic, progressive college in the heart of New York’s capital city where teaching is the first priority.  With 55 undergraduate programs, nine undergraduate certificates, 37 master’s degrees and 26 graduate certificates, and a mission of service to the urban community, the Saint Rose experience empowers students to improve themselves and the world around them.