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Passaic Valley Summer Camps Offer Students a Preview of Course Offerings and Essential Skills

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Rae Allex
22 July 2021

Summer is here! 

At Passaic Valley we make the most of the summer months. We hold The Passaic Valley Summer for the Performing Arts Camp (PVSPA), a 4 week summer camp funded by the Passaic Valley Education Foundation, as well as a Summer Sports Camp Program hosted by the PV Athletic Department, Head Coaches and their assistant staff.

PVHS Summer Camp Photo Gallery
PVHS Summer Camp Photo Gallery

The PVSPA camp provides 4th grade through high school students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and interest in the fine and performing arts courses offered at Passaic Valley.  Enrolled students take a total of 4 classes over a 4 week span, 1 class per week. The class options Include: Concert Band, Guitar Class, Piano Class, Voice Class, Acting and StageCraft, Musical Theatre, Dance Technique and Movement, Creative Writing, Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, Crafts, Cartooning, and Fashion Design.PVHS Summer Camp 2021; photo credit: Rae Allex

The look of excitement and strength of purpose on the students’ faces when they succeed at learning something new is what it's all about. When I asked the Musical Theater campers to show me what they are working on they jumped on stage, eager and full of passion, explaining that, “In just two hours together, we learned this entire routine!”

Our Summer Sports Camps include: Baseball, Girls Basketball, Track & Field, Softball, Football, Girls Volleyball and Gymnastics. Each sport runs an individual 3-4 day camp organized by Passaic Valley’s Certified Coaching Staff. These camps are a perfect way for students from 4th grade to high school to improve their skills or start a new sport. In fact, beginners are encouraged to start here! PVHS Summer Camp 2021

“It is so great to see new faces out here on the field, there is some tremendous talent in this group of kids. JOIN THE SWARM!” encourages Athletic Director, Mr. Joseph Benvenuti. 

We at Passaic Valley strongly believe that our summer camps give our future Hornets the opportunity to learn more about our school environment and what it means to be a Hornet.  Students also gain social skills needed to build character and relationships with peers, learning about themselves and the world outside of the traditional classroom environment. Not to mention eliminate screen time and make deep-rooted memories!