William Paterson Offers New Summer Pre-College Youth Programs for Middle/High School Students in Subjects Ranging from Music to Writing to Science and Technology


Learn model making using a 3D printer, spin records like a real DJ, write novels like a published writer, learn game design, or pick up tips on how to be successful in the business world. These are just a few examples of nearly 100 courses and workshops offered during William Paterson University’s Summer Youth Programs to be held on the campus in Wayne from June 25 to August 10, 2018.

William Paterson’s Pre-College Summer Youth Programs, named among the top 25 programs in the nation by Hispanic Outlook in Education, has an outstanding rating for exposing students to college-level material, emphasizing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and STEAM, which adds art to the mix, and incorporating a hands-on approach to learning.

William Paterson’s Pre-College Program for High School Students immerses students in grades 9 to 12 in a unique university summer experience from July to August. Participants choose from College Readiness, High School Academies, Arts/Communication, Technology, Math/Physics, Music, Science and Social Science programs; and students can stay in the residence halls or commute. The program gives students a sampling of different career possibilities to discover their abilities or talents, and explore the career paths that best fit them.

The Full-Day Summer Life on Campus Program offers a unique summer day camp for students entering grades 4 to 9. A typical week includes well-supervised enrichment and academic workshops, indoor swimming and outdoor activities using University facilities, and a weekly field trip. Working parents often select this program to place their children in a safe, well-managed environment where both academic and recreational activities are offered. The program runs Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., from late June to early August.

For additional information about the William Paterson School of Continuing and Professional Education Pre-College Summer Youth Programs, call 973.720.2354, visit the website at wpunj.edu/youthprograms or email youthprograms@wpunj.edu.

05/23/18