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Summer Camp for Future College Students

Rising high school juniors and seniors can earn college credits at Essex County College’s Summer Camp 2021. The online program runs from July 12 to August 19.

“The program is for those students interested in college after graduating high school,” said Dr. Elvy Vieira, Dean of ECC’s Office of Community, Continuing Education & Workforce Development. The program is offered free through funding from the State Office of Higher Education and the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, she said.

“Summer Camp 2021 is an excellent opportunity for high school students to receive academic enrichment, experience college life and learn more about what Essex County College has to offer,” Dr. Vieira said of the popular program.

“Our High School Initiatives program provides future college students with a foundation to better succeed at the next level of their education,” said ECC Interim President Dr. Augustine A. Boakye.

Participants will be able to earn college credits from out of ECC’s College Success Seminar, English Foundations, English Composition and Effective Speech. Also available is a math refresher course for College Readiness. 

In the program students will learn computer apps and platforms for developing online academic skills.

In keeping with ongoing CDC health safety guidelines, Dr. Vieira said the courses will be taught remotely by ECC faculty.   

High school students interested in Summer Camp 2021 should contact their high school guidance counselor or Essex County College’s Pre-College Readiness Program Coordinator Yelena Pirtskhalava at