The beginning of February might look bleak, but it's just the time for kids and their parents to begin contemplating what the summer will bring.
To that end, Camp Middlesex is offering 20 new camp choices for its popular day camp program.
The camp will be holding an open house on Sunday, March 4, from 1 to 4 pm at Billy Johnson Hall at the Middlesex County College campus where the camp is held.
Prospective campers and their parents are invited to meet the staff, learn about all the programs and register for what programs capture their imagination.
A raffle will be held at the open house for a $100 gift certificate toward camp.
At Camp Middlesex, youngsters and teens, from ages 6 to 18, can pick from dozens of specialized choices, to spend time engaging in whatever pursuit moves them.
The new choices include Movie Maker, TV and Screen Acting, Forensics, Boys Rock, Comedy Camp, A Sample of 5 Languages in 5 Days, Tie Dye, Making Your First 3D Video, and Angels, Ghosts and Goblins, among others.
Previous Camp Middlesex camp choices have included theater, robotics, chess, magic, karate, sports, video game creation, art, cooking, fashion, computers, and more.
The camp runs from June 25 to August 17, with each session running for one week, mornings 8:30 am to 1 pm, or afternoons, from 1 pm to 5 pm. Most kids pick two camps for a full-day experience. There is also a pre-camp option starting at 7:30 am and an after-camp program that goes until 6 pm.
The cost varies by program but most are $175 per half-day camp.
Camp Middlesex instructors are certified classroom teachers who care about each child. A full-time nurse is available on the campus, which boasts air-conditioned classrooms.
For a brochure and for more information, call 732-906-2556 or visit www.middlesexcc.edu/camp.