Area schools and camps have so much to offer

Academy College Coaches (ACC), located in Morganville, provides professional college coaching to high school students and their parents.ACC focuses on finding the colleges that meet the student’s academic, career and social requirements. ACC will alleviate the stress, procrastination and concerns over finding the school that will be the best fit.ACC helps organize and process the application, provides support and assistance developing the personal essay, simulates practice interviews, suggests a format for creating résumé(s), recommends test strategies for taking SAT,ACT and SAT II exams, offers tips and techniques for completing financial aid forms, and assists families with the final task of selecting a college.A free 40-minute one-on-one consultation is available for all students and their parents.To arrange your free consultation, either call 800-605-6032 or email us at College Coaches, LLC, is located at 281 Route 79, Suite 203, Morganville.

Camp Excel is a specialized summer camp for children ages 5-17 with ADHD, Asperger’s and others with social skills challenges.At Camp Excel, they focus on developing social skills and the social awareness necessary for better relationships. They teach children problem-solving skills and build self-esteem.The comprehensive program includes academics with special education teachers to promote growth and avoid regression over thesummer, therapeutic activities with master’s-level therapists to assist in making friends and keeping friends, sports with certified physical education teachers to develop skills and build self-esteem, and recreational activities just for fun! Throughout the day, the staff provides encouragement and guidance in using appropriate social skills, giving children the opportunity to experience in-the-moment learning — learning that stays with them! They offer weekly parent groups that provide parenting information and support along with complimentary childcare during groups. Camp Excel is a camp-like setting with activities that include art, cooking, nature, music, daily swimming, boating and weekly off-site trips. Child to staff ratio is 3:1, with all-adult staff.The sixweek program (July 1 to Aug. 7), Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., is located in Neptune.Transportation from central pick-up points is provided. For more information, visit or call 877-463-6329.

Want to make a splash with your children this summer? Send them to camp with the Monmouth County Park System for an experience they’ll never forget! From Avengers Assemble! to Kayak Crazy Odyssey, the Park System offers numerous summer camps tailored to different ages and interests. Other camps include Summertime Fun at the Fort, Garden Camp, Surf’s Up, and Circus Skills Camp. Learn more about these and other offerings in the Park System’s Camp/Swim edition of its Program Directory, which lists all of its summer camps and swim lessons for children.This issue will be available in most county parks on Feb. 27. Information will also be available online at Registration for summer camps and swim lessons begins on March 8 with phone registration from noon to 2 p.m. and online registration starting at noon.To register by phone with VISA, MasterCard or Discover, call 732-842-4000, ext 1. To register online, visit After March 8, registration can be done online (24/7), by mail, by phone, or in person at the Thompson Park Headquarters Building, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.You may register your family members only. For more information, visit or call the Park System at 732-842- 4000.