By the numbers

Summer camps at Princeton

Every summer hundreds of organizations hold programs on Princeton’s campus that cover a myriad of activities. This summer’s events included a fencing camp, a storytelling institute, an iconography workshop and a conference for homicide detectives.

A youth basketball camp was among the many summer programs held on the Princeton campus. (photo: Brian Wilson)
  • There were 141 summer programs with a total of 33,000 participants. The oldest participant was 80 years old; the youngest was 5.
  • Programs were held in 21 sports, including basketball, lacrosse, rowing, soccer and water polo. Eighty academic programs came to campus and held 5,697 class sessions in 33 academic buildings. Among the programs were the Community House computer camp, the Santa Fe Indian School Leadership Institute, the Summer Program in Analysis and Geometry, and the W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute.
  • A total of 8,867 participants spent at least one night on campus, with some staying as many as 68 nights. Forty-one dormitories were used on a rotating basis to generate a total of 95,203 guest nights.
  • A total of 2,435 directional signs were placed throughout the campus to help participants find their way.
  • Participants consumed 30,660 breakfasts, 33,111 lunches and 36,827 dinners in the dining halls at Mathey, Rockefeller and Whitman colleges.
  • Local creative and performing arts groups held 4,056 sessions, master classes and rehearsals. For the Golandsky Piano Institute and Festival, eight men hoisted a 990-pound grand piano up two flights of stairs to Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall for six performances by world-renowned pianists.
  • The Office of Conference and Event Services oversaw the logistics for every summer program. The office has six permanent staff members and 23 summer staff members, who logged a total of 7,852 hours on the job this summer.

Source: Office of Conference and Event Services