University Offers Summer Pre-College Youth Programs for Middle/High School Students in Subjects Ranging from Music to Writing to Business Practices

—New this summer, Summer Life on Campus open to rising 4th and 5th graders

Learn to spin records like a real DJ, write novels like a published writer, or sell a business idea like a contestant on Shark Tank. These are just a few of approximately 100 courses and workshops offered during William Paterson University’s Summer Youth Programs to be held on the campus in Wayne from June 27 to August 5, 2016.

The new summer programs include Fantasy Sports, Math, Stop Motion Animation, Bio Plastics, Saving Planet Earth: Sustainable Science, NASA Moon Landing, Advanced Game Design, and many more.

Also new this summer, the University’s Summer Life on Campus day camp is now open to include rising 4th and 5th graders as of September 2016. The program provides early academic preparation and exposes elementary and middle school students to academics in a fun setting.  

Registrations submitted before May 1 receive a 10 percent discount. To receive an additional 10 percent discount, registrants can use the promo code WPSCHOOL2016.

The Pre-College Program for High School Students immerses students entering grades 9 to 12 in a unique university summer experience from July 11 to July 29. Participants may choose from more than 40 exciting programs, and stay in the residence halls or commute. The Pre-College Program workshops give students a sampling of different career possibilities in order to discover their abilities and talents, and explore the career paths that best fit them. Courses include Songwriting and Music Industry Camp; Digital Photography; Future Nurses; Academic Writing for College; Genetic Engineering, CSI and Bioethics; Astronomy; and 3D Printing Scaled Organic Models.

Several scholarships will be available for high school students, including the John F. Villani Guitar in Classical, Jazz and Rock Scholarship; PSE&G Summer of Science Scholarship, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Scholarship, available for the University’s 23rd Annual Summer Jazz Workshop.

Middle School Workshops for students entering grades 6 to 8 in September 2016 are designed to stimulate pre-teen and teen imaginations and creativity.

The Summer Life on Campus Program is a unique summer day camp for students entering grades 4 to 9 in September 2016. A typical week includes well-supervised enrichment and academic workshops, indoor and outdoor activities using University facilities, and a weekly field trip. This is an ideal program for working parents who prefer to place their child in a safe, well-managed environment where both academic and recreational activities are offered. The program is scheduled to run Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., from June 27 to August 5.  Lunch is included.

The Summer Youth Programs are sponsored by the University’s School of Continuing and Professional Education. For additional information, call 973.720.2354, visit the website at, or email