Hofstra Academic Camps 2021 Registration


Choose an Academic Camp for one or more sessions below.



Session 1 (June 28 to July 9):
Session 2 (July 12 to July 23):
Session 3 (July 26 to August 6):
Session 4 (August 9 to August 13):


3DP: 3D Printing and Animation + VR Sculpting (Entering Grades 2-5)
This specialty course will have campers diving head first into the exciting world of 3D Modeling and Animation, and 3D Printing! Campers will have an incredibly fun time creating their own 3D art, including 3D characters, environments, and animations - with no prior drawing or art experience required – and will bring their creations into the real world using cutting edge 3D Printers! Whether you’ve seen it in video games, at the movies, or on TV, 3D animation is everywhere, and campers will be breaking into the industry using state of the art software, MAXON’s Cinema 4D – the same software used by professionals to create many of the animated films you see in the movies! By the end of the course, each camper will have created a multitude of digital 3D models and animations, complete with textures, lighting, and other effects, as well as one to two 3D printed models to bring home for friends and family to see! Also, on completion of the course, each camper gets the opportunity to take home an exclusive student copy of the powerful Cinema 4D software for free! Instructor: John DeRosaMr. DeRosa received his M.A. in Communication Arts with an emphasis in 3D motion graphics from NYIT and his BFA in Graphic Design and BS in Art Education from Barton College. Mr. DeRosa is a graphic arts teacher at Northport HS as well as an adjunct professor at Molloy College, teaching 3D animation, and a variety of graphic arts courses. Mr. DeRosa joined Game Builders Academy in 2008, teaching 3D Modeling and Animation, as well as developing their 3D curriculum. Mr. DeRosa has an appreciation for the arts, composing 3D renders, and exhibits his work at art galleries around Long Island.
3DP: 3D Printing and Animation + VR Sculpting (Entering Grades 2-5)
This specialty course will have campers diving head first into the exciting world of 3D Modeling and Animation, and 3D Printing! Campers will have an incredibly fun time creating their own 3D art, including 3D characters, environments, and animations - with no prior drawing or art experience required – and will bring their creations into the real world using cutting edge 3D Printers! Whether you’ve seen it in video games, at the movies, or on TV, 3D animation is everywhere, and campers will be breaking into the industry using state of the art software, MAXON’s Cinema 4D – the same software used by professionals to create many of the animated films you see in the movies! By the end of the course, each camper will have created a multitude of digital 3D models and animations, complete with textures, lighting, and other effects, as well as one to two 3D printed models to bring home for friends and family to see! Also, on completion of the course, each camper gets the opportunity to take home an exclusive student copy of the powerful Cinema 4D software for free! Instructor: John DeRosaMr. DeRosa received his M.A. in Communication Arts with an emphasis in 3D motion graphics from NYIT and his BFA in Graphic Design and BS in Art Education from Barton College. Mr. DeRosa is a graphic arts teacher at Northport HS as well as an adjunct professor at Molloy College, teaching 3D animation, and a variety of graphic arts courses. Mr. DeRosa joined Game Builders Academy in 2008, teaching 3D Modeling and Animation, as well as developing their 3D curriculum. Mr. DeRosa has an appreciation for the arts, composing 3D renders, and exhibits his work at art galleries around Long Island.
3DP: 3D Printing and Animation + VR Sculpting (Entering Grades 2-5)
This specialty course will have campers diving head first into the exciting world of 3D Modeling and Animation, and 3D Printing! Campers will have an incredibly fun time creating their own 3D art, including 3D characters, environments, and animations - with no prior drawing or art experience required – and will bring their creations into the real world using cutting edge 3D Printers! Whether you’ve seen it in video games, at the movies, or on TV, 3D animation is everywhere, and campers will be breaking into the industry using state of the art software, MAXON’s Cinema 4D – the same software used by professionals to create many of the animated films you see in the movies! By the end of the course, each camper will have created a multitude of digital 3D models and animations, complete with textures, lighting, and other effects, as well as one to two 3D printed models to bring home for friends and family to see! Also, on completion of the course, each camper gets the opportunity to take home an exclusive student copy of the powerful Cinema 4D software for free! Instructor: John DeRosaMr. DeRosa received his M.A. in Communication Arts with an emphasis in 3D motion graphics from NYIT and his BFA in Graphic Design and BS in Art Education from Barton College. Mr. DeRosa is a graphic arts teacher at Northport HS as well as an adjunct professor at Molloy College, teaching 3D animation, and a variety of graphic arts courses. Mr. DeRosa joined Game Builders Academy in 2008, teaching 3D Modeling and Animation, as well as developing their 3D curriculum. Mr. DeRosa has an appreciation for the arts, composing 3D renders, and exhibits his work at art galleries around Long Island.
3DP: 3D Printing and Animation + VR Sculpting (Entering Grades 6-10)
This specialty course will have campers diving head first into the exciting world of 3D Modeling and Animation, and 3D Printing! Campers will have an incredibly fun time creating their own 3D art, including 3D characters, environments, and animations - with no prior drawing or art experience required – and will bring their creations into the real world using cutting edge 3D Printers! Whether you’ve seen it in video games, at the movies, or on TV, 3D animation is everywhere, and campers will be breaking into the industry using state of the art software, MAXON’s Cinema 4D – the same software used by professionals to create many of the animated films you see in the movies! By the end of the course, each camper will have created a multitude of digital 3D models and animations, complete with textures, lighting, and other effects, as well as one to two 3D printed models to bring home for friends and family to see! Also, on completion of the course, each camper gets the opportunity to take home an exclusive student copy of the powerful Cinema 4D software for free! Instructor: John DeRosaMr. DeRosa received his M.A. in Communication Arts with an emphasis in 3D motion graphics from NYIT and his BFA in Graphic Design and BS in Art Education from Barton College. Mr. DeRosa is a graphic arts teacher at Northport HS as well as an adjunct professor at Molloy College, teaching 3D animation, and a variety of graphic arts courses. Mr. DeRosa joined Game Builders Academy in 2008, teaching 3D Modeling and Animation, as well as developing their 3D curriculum. Mr. DeRosa has an appreciation for the arts, composing 3D renders, and exhibits his work at art galleries around Long Island.
3DP: 3D Printing and Animation + VR Sculpting (Entering Grades 6-10)
This specialty course will have campers diving head first into the exciting world of 3D Modeling and Animation, and 3D Printing! Campers will have an incredibly fun time creating their own 3D art, including 3D characters, environments, and animations - with no prior drawing or art experience required – and will bring their creations into the real world using cutting edge 3D Printers! Whether you’ve seen it in video games, at the movies, or on TV, 3D animation is everywhere, and campers will be breaking into the industry using state of the art software, MAXON’s Cinema 4D – the same software used by professionals to create many of the animated films you see in the movies! By the end of the course, each camper will have created a multitude of digital 3D models and animations, complete with textures, lighting, and other effects, as well as one to two 3D printed models to bring home for friends and family to see! Also, on completion of the course, each camper gets the opportunity to take home an exclusive student copy of the powerful Cinema 4D software for free! Instructor: John DeRosaMr. DeRosa received his M.A. in Communication Arts with an emphasis in 3D motion graphics from NYIT and his BFA in Graphic Design and BS in Art Education from Barton College. Mr. DeRosa is a graphic arts teacher at Northport HS as well as an adjunct professor at Molloy College, teaching 3D animation, and a variety of graphic arts courses. Mr. DeRosa joined Game Builders Academy in 2008, teaching 3D Modeling and Animation, as well as developing their 3D curriculum. Mr. DeRosa has an appreciation for the arts, composing 3D renders, and exhibits his work at art galleries around Long Island.
3DP: 3D Printing and Animation + VR Sculpting (Entering Grades 6-10)
This specialty course will have campers diving head first into the exciting world of 3D Modeling and Animation, and 3D Printing! Campers will have an incredibly fun time creating their own 3D art, including 3D characters, environments, and animations - with no prior drawing or art experience required – and will bring their creations into the real world using cutting edge 3D Printers! Whether you’ve seen it in video games, at the movies, or on TV, 3D animation is everywhere, and campers will be breaking into the industry using state of the art software, MAXON’s Cinema 4D – the same software used by professionals to create many of the animated films you see in the movies! By the end of the course, each camper will have created a multitude of digital 3D models and animations, complete with textures, lighting, and other effects, as well as one to two 3D printed models to bring home for friends and family to see! Also, on completion of the course, each camper gets the opportunity to take home an exclusive student copy of the powerful Cinema 4D software for free! Instructor: John DeRosaMr. DeRosa received his M.A. in Communication Arts with an emphasis in 3D motion graphics from NYIT and his BFA in Graphic Design and BS in Art Education from Barton College. Mr. DeRosa is a graphic arts teacher at Northport HS as well as an adjunct professor at Molloy College, teaching 3D animation, and a variety of graphic arts courses. Mr. DeRosa joined Game Builders Academy in 2008, teaching 3D Modeling and Animation, as well as developing their 3D curriculum. Mr. DeRosa has an appreciation for the arts, composing 3D renders, and exhibits his work at art galleries around Long Island.
Admissions Fee for Gifted Camp
Advanced Computer Hardware Systems
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. Explore how gaming systems are made and learn what system integrators do Hardware such as Alienware, Origin, Maingear, Digital Storm, CyberPower, and iBuypower Topics such as RGB lighting, overlocking, temperature, airflow, cores, hyper-threading, memory frequency and graphic cards will be also be covered Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Adventure Education (Entering Grades 2-5)
How do you learn to overcome obstacles? Our Adventure Education program is a great way! Modeled after the popular Project Adventure and Outward Bound programs, this camp will teach participants to face mental, physical, and emotional challenges safely and confidently. Personal and social responsibility, trust, effective communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and cooperation are emphasized as campers sequentially work through ground-level, low-level, and finally high-climbing challenges such as climbing walls and catwalks. With the resulting sense of accomplishment and a newfound recognition that seemingly impossible situations can indeed be overcome, successful adventurists feel like they’re on top of the world!
Adventure Education (Entering Grades 2-5)
How do you learn to overcome obstacles? Our Adventure Education program is a great way! Modeled after the popular Project Adventure and Outward Bound programs, this camp will teach participants to face mental, physical, and emotional challenges safely and confidently. Personal and social responsibility, trust, effective communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and cooperation are emphasized as campers sequentially work through ground-level, low-level, and finally high-climbing challenges such as climbing walls and catwalks. With the resulting sense of accomplishment and a newfound recognition that seemingly impossible situations can indeed be overcome, successful adventurists feel like they’re on top of the world!
Adventure Education (Entering Grades 2-5)
How do you learn to overcome obstacles? Our Adventure Education program is a great way! Modeled after the popular Project Adventure and Outward Bound programs, this camp will teach participants to face mental, physical, and emotional challenges safely and confidently. Personal and social responsibility, trust, effective communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and cooperation are emphasized as campers sequentially work through ground-level, low-level, and finally high-climbing challenges such as climbing walls and catwalks. With the resulting sense of accomplishment and a newfound recognition that seemingly impossible situations can indeed be overcome, successful adventurists feel like they’re on top of the world!
Adventure Education (Entering Grades 6-10)
How do you learn to overcome obstacles? Our Adventure Education program is a great way! Modeled after the popular Project Adventure and Outward Bound programs, this camp will teach participants to face mental, physical, and emotional challenges safely and confidently. Personal and social responsibility, trust, effective communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and cooperation are emphasized as campers sequentially work through ground-level, low-level, and finally high-climbing challenges such as climbing walls and catwalks. With the resulting sense of accomplishment and a newfound recognition that seemingly impossible situations can indeed be overcome, successful adventurists feel like they’re on top of the world!
Adventure Education (Entering Grades 6-10)
How do you learn to overcome obstacles? Our Adventure Education program is a great way! Modeled after the popular Project Adventure and Outward Bound programs, this camp will teach participants to face mental, physical, and emotional challenges safely and confidently. Personal and social responsibility, trust, effective communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and cooperation are emphasized as campers sequentially work through ground-level, low-level, and finally high-climbing challenges such as climbing walls and catwalks. With the resulting sense of accomplishment and a newfound recognition that seemingly impossible situations can indeed be overcome, successful adventurists feel like they’re on top of the world!
Adventure Education (Entering Grades 6-10)
How do you learn to overcome obstacles? Our Adventure Education program is a great way! Modeled after the popular Project Adventure and Outward Bound programs, this camp will teach participants to face mental, physical, and emotional challenges safely and confidently. Personal and social responsibility, trust, effective communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and cooperation are emphasized as campers sequentially work through ground-level, low-level, and finally high-climbing challenges such as climbing walls and catwalks. With the resulting sense of accomplishment and a newfound recognition that seemingly impossible situations can indeed be overcome, successful adventurists feel like they’re on top of the world!
Aquatic Camp (Entering Grades 2-10)
If you love the water, this is definitely the camp for you! This fun and active camp will get you moving with activities like diving and swim instruction, personal water safety, team sports, water basketball, water polo, relays, and other games. Our certified water safety instructor tailors all activities toward the age and skills of the campers so that everyone is sure to have fun in a safe and supportive environment. The afternoon will consist of fun indoor and outdoor camp activities, like movies, karaoke, ice cream sundaes and scavenger hunts, just to name a few.
Augmented Reality: Code the world around you (Entering Grades 6-10)
Augmented Reality (AR) has many applications, ranging from learning software to mobile games. In this class, students will create a digital manipulation of the real world and other AR experiences using Android SDK. Gaining a greater understanding of object-oriented programming, students will utilize an API to interact with a camera, be exposed to location-based programming, as well as learn the algorithms needed for image recognition and object detection.
Aviation Academy
For students entering Grades 7-11. Soar into the exciting field of aviation! Practice flying in our state-of-the-art flight simulator. Learn about weather data, flight planning, and air traffic control, as well as employment opportunities. About the Instructor: Mr. Carey holds an Airline Transport Pilot Rating and has an extensive aviation background. As a former corporate pilot and airline pilot he has flown airplanes such as the Beechcraft Super King Air and the Boeing 727. He has earned two college degrees in the field of Aviation; Airline Management and the other is in Economics of the Airline Industry. Mr. Carey has also earned a Masters Degree in School Administration and Supervision and is a New York State certified aviation teacher, a licensed school administrator, as well as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified Ground Instructor. Note: Program will take place at Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center in Westbury Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit Check out our Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Photo Gallery Here! See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
BGI: Ultimate Board Game Inventors (Entering Grades 4-5)
Campers will create their own unique tabletop board game using cutting edge technology. Using the Glowforge laser cutter, as well as 3D printers, campers will construct professional quality game boards and pieces with great detail, all from their own unique designs and ideas.
BGI: Ultimate Board Game Inventors (Entering Grades 6-10)
Campers will create their own unique tabletop board game using cutting edge technology. Using the Glowforge laser cutter, as well as 3D printers, campers will construct professional quality game boards and pieces with great detail, all from their own unique designs and ideas.
Basketball (Entering Grades 2-5)
Great basketball teams are composed of great individual players who understand the game, their role in it, and their own strengths and challenges. Our coeducational basketball camp, staffed by knowledgeable high school and college level players and coaches, helps players of all levels improve their basketball skills. Age-appropriate foundational drills help players with dribbling, shooting, passing, and offensive and defensive strategies. The first week of the camp emphasizes individual skills, while in the second week, players hone their teamwork and sportsmanship skills. This fun, competitive camp culminates in a full-court, five-on basketball tournament for those who wish to showcase their new skills. This camp’s a slam-dunk for lovers of the game!
Basketball (Entering Grades 2-5)
Great basketball teams are composed of great individual players who understand the game, their role in it, and their own strengths and challenges. Our coeducational basketball camp, staffed by knowledgeable high school and college level players and coaches, helps players of all levels improve their basketball skills. Age-appropriate foundational drills help players with dribbling, shooting, passing, and offensive and defensive strategies. The first week of the camp emphasizes individual skills, while in the second week, players hone their teamwork and sportsmanship skills. This fun, competitive camp culminates in a full-court, five-on basketball tournament for those who wish to showcase their new skills. This camp’s a slam-dunk for lovers of the game!
Basketball (Entering Grades 2-5)
Great basketball teams are composed of great individual players who understand the game, their role in it, and their own strengths and challenges. Our coeducational basketball camp, staffed by knowledgeable high school and college level players and coaches, helps players of all levels improve their basketball skills. Age-appropriate foundational drills help players with dribbling, shooting, passing, and offensive and defensive strategies. The first week of the camp emphasizes individual skills, while in the second week, players hone their teamwork and sportsmanship skills. This fun, competitive camp culminates in a full-court, five-on basketball tournament for those who wish to showcase their new skills. This camp’s a slam-dunk for lovers of the game!
Basketball (Entering Grades 6-10)
Great basketball teams are composed of great individual players who understand the game, their role in it, and their own strengths and challenges. Our coeducational basketball camp, staffed by knowledgeable high school and college level players and coaches, helps players of all levels improve their basketball skills. Age-appropriate foundational drills help players with dribbling, shooting, passing, and offensive and defensive strategies. The first week of the camp emphasizes individual skills, while in the second week, players hone their teamwork and sportsmanship skills. This fun, competitive camp culminates in a full-court, five-on basketball tournament for those who wish to showcase their new skills. This camp’s a slam-dunk for lovers of the game!
Basketball (Entering Grades 6-10)
Great basketball teams are composed of great individual players who understand the game, their role in it, and their own strengths and challenges. Our coeducational basketball camp, staffed by knowledgeable high school and college level players and coaches, helps players of all levels improve their basketball skills. Age-appropriate foundational drills help players with dribbling, shooting, passing, and offensive and defensive strategies. The first week of the camp emphasizes individual skills, while in the second week, players hone their teamwork and sportsmanship skills. This fun, competitive camp culminates in a full-court, five-on basketball tournament for those who wish to showcase their new skills. This camp’s a slam-dunk for lovers of the game!
Basketball (Entering Grades 6-10)
Great basketball teams are composed of great individual players who understand the game, their role in it, and their own strengths and challenges. Our coeducational basketball camp, staffed by knowledgeable high school and college level players and coaches, helps players of all levels improve their basketball skills. Age-appropriate foundational drills help players with dribbling, shooting, passing, and offensive and defensive strategies. The first week of the camp emphasizes individual skills, while in the second week, players hone their teamwork and sportsmanship skills. This fun, competitive camp culminates in a full-court, five-on basketball tournament for those who wish to showcase their new skills. This camp’s a slam-dunk for lovers of the game!
Bioengineering - Forensic Science (Entering Grades 6-10)
Gain Knowledge from Experts in the Fields of Bioengineering and Forensic Science Each session is taught by professors from the Hofstra University Department of Engineering. Learn more about these highly knowledgeable instructors: Program Director: Professor Margaret A. Hunter, Ph.D (View Bio) Program Instructor: Professor Nicholas Merna, Ph.D (View Bio) Does your child have a future as a bioengineer or crime scene investigator? At Bioengineering - Forensic Science Camp, kids, entering grades 6-9, can explore their career dreams while learning from Hofstra University Ph.D. professors. They’ll gain a fascinating glimpse into how bioengineers are tackling various diseases and how forensic scientists obtain vital information used in crime scene investigations. During the nine-session summer camp, participants participate in a hands-on environment in a state-of-the-art University laboratory. They’ll learn fundamentals of bioengineering and crime scene investigation, including: Stem cells and tissue engineering Vertebrate histology Blood typing, hair and fiber analysis Fingerprinting Blood splatter analysis Paper chromatography ink analysis Crash scene investigation And much more! Investigate a Future Career Path Bioengineering – Forensic Science Camp gives boys and girls a valuable introduction into a future career in science, medicine or criminal justice. Camp participants gain hands-on experience in bioengineering which will develop abilities to apply the scientific method and analyze data in a biomedical context. They’ll also receive an introduction to fundamentals of forensic science in a crime scene-oriented format. Short lectures will present a basic overview followed by hands-on laboratory work which includes the use of the Bioengineering and Forensic laboratories on the Hofstra campus. Campers will learn how to use a range of scientific tools and techniques.
Bowling (Entering Grades 2-5)
From beginning bowlers to the more advanced, this bowling program is for you. Campers will learn about proper ball grip, pin movement, understanding the lanes, and tips and tricks to being a better bowler. Campers will strengthen both their physical and mental knowledge of the game while bowling four or five games per day. Don’t hit the gutters this summer and miss your chance to strike up new friendships. Join us in an air-conditioned facility and spend your time this summer becoming a King Pin!
Bowling (Entering Grades 6-10)
From beginning bowlers to the more advanced, this bowling program is for you. Campers will learn about proper ball grip, pin movement, understanding the lanes, and tips and tricks to being a better bowler. Campers will strengthen both their physical and mental knowledge of the game while bowling four or five games per day. Don’t hit the gutters this summer and miss your chance to strike up new friendships. Join us in an air-conditioned facility and spend your time this summer becoming a King Pin!
CDS: Costume Design Studio (Entering Grades 4-5)
Whether seen in TV and movies, the latest Broadway musical, or even New York Comic-Con, the world of costume design has never been bigger, and in this exciting new course, campers will dive into this growing industry as they design their own real line of costumes, props, and accessories! Using a wide variety of modern and traditional tools, such as sewing and 3D printing, campers will design their costumes inspired by their favorite characters in movies and games, famous figures through history, or something completely unique and original! As campers have fun and learn together, they will learn what it takes to be a successful costume designer, and will showcase their finished work at the end of the course for invited family and guests to see!
CDS: Costume Design Studio (Entering Grades 6-10)
Whether seen in TV and movies, the latest Broadway musical, or even New York Comic-Con, the world of costume design has never been bigger, and in this exciting new course, campers will dive into this growing industry as they design their own real line of costumes, props, and accessories! Using a wide variety of modern and traditional tools, such as sewing and 3D printing, campers will design their costumes inspired by their favorite characters in movies and games, famous figures through history, or something completely unique and original! As campers have fun and learn together, they will learn what it takes to be a successful costume designer, and will showcase their finished work at the end of the course for invited family and guests to see!
Careers in Animal Care: Domestic Animals
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. Take your love for companion animals to the next level. Explore many exciting career paths, develop practical handling skills, and increase your knowledge of Animal Husbandry, Basic Grooming, Diseases, Animal Welfare and Behavior. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with cats, dogs and pocket pets. Various speakers and a field trip will enrich this 2 week experience. Note: Portions of this program will take place at Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center in Westbury Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Careers in Animal Care: Domestic Animals
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. Take your love for companion animals to the next level. Explore many exciting career paths, develop practical handling skills, and increase your knowledge of Animal Husbandry, Basic Grooming, Diseases, Animal Welfare and Behavior. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with cats, dogs and pocket pets. Various speakers and a field trip will enrich this 2 week experience. Note: Portions of this program will take place at Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center in Westbury Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Careers in Animal Care: Exotic Animals
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. Is your child crazy about Animals?? Well this is the camp for them! It's fun, furry feathery, creepy, crawly and definitely scaly! The campers will learn about exotic animals; their habitat, diet and enrichment necessary for the wellbeing of the animals as well as disease prevention, handling and lots of loving! We also explore and learn about the environment which affects animals and humans alike. Various speakers, and exciting and enriching field trips. Note: Portions of this program will take place at Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center in Westbury Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and all Nassau BOCES sites. Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Careers in Animal Care: Exotic Animals
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. Is your child crazy about Animals?? Well this is the camp for them! It's fun, furry feathery, creepy, crawly and definitely scaly! The campers will learn about exotic animals; their habitat, diet and enrichment necessary for the wellbeing of the animals as well as disease prevention, handling and lots of loving! We also explore and learn about the environment which affects animals and humans alike. Various speakers, and exciting and enriching field trips. Note: Portions of this program will take place at Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center in Westbury Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and all Nassau BOCES sites. Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Careers in Animal Care: Introduction to Large Animals
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. In this course students will study the basics of large animal husbandry, including but not limited to, horses, sheep, goats and pigs. Students will demonstrate practical knowledge and skills on horses via a field trip to an off-site equestrian center. Students will also participate in a farm field trip to ensure an overall large animal interactive learning environment. Included in the program will be in-house recreational projects and crafts to supplement and enhance their learning environment. Note: Portions of this program will take place at Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center in Westbury Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Careers in Animal Care: Introduction to Large Animals
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. In this course students will study the basics of large animal husbandry, including but not limited to, horses, sheep, goats and pigs. Students will demonstrate practical knowledge and skills on horses via a field trip to an off-site equestrian center. Students will also participate in a farm field trip to ensure an overall large animal interactive learning environment. Included in the program will be in-house recreational projects and crafts to supplement and enhance their learning environment. Note: Portions of this program will take place at Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center in Westbury Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Cartooning Workshop (Entering Grades 5-10)
Bang! Zap! Pow! Creating cartoons is seriously fun business, and there’s a lot that goes into it – successful cartoons have succinct, punchy writing; great pencil lines; and excellent inking. This fun and interesting camp teaches participants the complete cartooning process, from creation to publication. Campers create their own characters, write and draw their own stories, and create color comics for the Web. Regardless of experience, campers will learn valuable skills and techniques in this workshop. The final project, a class comic book, lets campers show off their new cartooning skills. This program is a full day of cartooning.
Cheerleading (Entering Grades 2-5)
Three cheers for Hofstra’s Cheerleading Summer Camp! Young athletes will learn all the essential skills to lead the crowd and support the home team. Instructors work with students individually and in groups to help campers hone their cheerleading strengths, skills and ability to work well in groups in a safe and fun environment. Age-specific games, fundamentals training, jumps, dances and exercises will really get participants moving in the direction of their goals. The session concludes with a brief choreographed performance for friends and family to see.
Cheerleading (Entering Grades 6-10)
Three cheers for Hofstra’s Cheerleading Summer Camp! Young athletes will learn all the essential skills to lead the crowd and support the home team. Instructors work with students individually and in groups to help campers hone their cheerleading strengths, skills and ability to work well in groups in a safe and fun environment. Age-specific games, fundamentals training, jumps, dances and exercises will really get participants moving in the direction of their goals. The session concludes with a brief choreographed performance for friends and family to see.
Coastal Explorations
For students entering Grades 7-11. Explore diverse marine habitats and engage in daily observations, data and specimen collection to provide a new insights on the adaptations and interactions between the plants and animals of the marine ecosystem. Activities include: canoeing, surfcasting, seining, saltmarsh hike, plankton and horseshoe crab studies and snorkeling Get ready to see a whole new world! Campers need to bring lunch each day. Students should bring swimsuits and/or a change of clothing. Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Caumsett Environmental Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable materials fee See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Coastal Explorations
For students entering Grades 7-11. Explore diverse marine habitats and engage in daily observations, data and specimen collection to provide a new insights on the adaptations and interactions between the plants and animals of the marine ecosystem. Activities include: canoeing, surfcasting, seining, saltmarsh hike, plankton and horseshoe crab studies and snorkeling Get ready to see a whole new world! Campers need to bring lunch each day. Students should bring swimsuits and/or a change of clothing. Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Caumsett Environmental Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable materials fee See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Construction Trades Academy
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. Students will learn masonry, basic plumbing, electrical wiring and carpentry skills as they design and build their own mini garden fountain. Note: Portions of this program will take place at Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Counselor Apprentice Program (Entering Grades 10-11)
(Six weeks – Full day in the CAP program) The CAP program is designed to teach you about how to build meaningful relationships with your peers and campers. You will also learn about the challenges and rewards of working with children with special needs, how to properly give CPR, and a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be a great counselor here at Hofstra. Our classes will supply you with all of the hands-on knowledge you’ll need and answer any questions you may have about being the best counselor you can be. In addition there will be physical conditioning, athletic games and competitions, not to mention opportunities for socializing and team building with your peers. Of course the highlight will be when you choose from a variety of specialties and interact directly with the campers and counselors in a specialty, recreation or swim program. There are many options both athletically and academically to choose from. This program allows you to request the specialties that best fit your talents and interests. Your placement during the six-week program depends upon availability. At the beginning of the summer you will be given an opportunity to select your top three choices for placement, and we will do our best to place you in one or more during the summer. The Counselor Apprentice Program takes you from learning the basics to actual leadership roles, where campers can look up to you for guidance, assistance and fun! After completion of this program, 15- and 16-year-olds can apply for a position at Hofstra Summer Camps the following summer. Please note that this will be based on availability and the written evaluation that you received during this program.
Counselor Apprentice Program (Entering Grades 10-11)
(Six weeks – Full day in the CAP program) The CAP program is designed to teach you about how to build meaningful relationships with your peers and campers. You will also learn about the challenges and rewards of working with children with special needs, how to properly give CPR, and a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be a great counselor here at Hofstra. Our classes will supply you with all of the hands-on knowledge you’ll need and answer any questions you may have about being the best counselor you can be. In addition there will be physical conditioning, athletic games and competitions, not to mention opportunities for socializing and team building with your peers. Of course the highlight will be when you choose from a variety of specialties and interact directly with the campers and counselors in a specialty, recreation or swim program. There are many options both athletically and academically to choose from. This program allows you to request the specialties that best fit your talents and interests. Your placement during the six-week program depends upon availability. At the beginning of the summer you will be given an opportunity to select your top three choices for placement, and we will do our best to place you in one or more during the summer. The Counselor Apprentice Program takes you from learning the basics to actual leadership roles, where campers can look up to you for guidance, assistance and fun! After completion of this program, 15- and 16-year-olds can apply for a position at Hofstra Summer Camps the following summer. Please note that this will be based on availability and the written evaluation that you received during this program.
Counselor Apprentice Program (Entering Grades 10-11)
(Six weeks – Full day in the CAP program) The CAP program is designed to teach you about how to build meaningful relationships with your peers and campers. You will also learn about the challenges and rewards of working with children with special needs, how to properly give CPR, and a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be a great counselor here at Hofstra. Our classes will supply you with all of the hands-on knowledge you’ll need and answer any questions you may have about being the best counselor you can be. In addition there will be physical conditioning, athletic games and competitions, not to mention opportunities for socializing and team building with your peers. Of course the highlight will be when you choose from a variety of specialties and interact directly with the campers and counselors in a specialty, recreation or swim program. There are many options both athletically and academically to choose from. This program allows you to request the specialties that best fit your talents and interests. Your placement during the six-week program depends upon availability. At the beginning of the summer you will be given an opportunity to select your top three choices for placement, and we will do our best to place you in one or more during the summer. The Counselor Apprentice Program takes you from learning the basics to actual leadership roles, where campers can look up to you for guidance, assistance and fun! After completion of this program, 15- and 16-year-olds can apply for a position at Hofstra Summer Camps the following summer. Please note that this will be based on availability and the written evaluation that you received during this program.
Counselor Apprentice Program (Entering Grades 10-11)
(Six weeks – Full day in the CAP program) The CAP program is designed to teach you about how to build meaningful relationships with your peers and campers. You will also learn about the challenges and rewards of working with children with special needs, how to properly give CPR, and a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be a great counselor here at Hofstra. Our classes will supply you with all of the hands-on knowledge you’ll need and answer any questions you may have about being the best counselor you can be. In addition there will be physical conditioning, athletic games and competitions, not to mention opportunities for socializing and team building with your peers. Of course the highlight will be when you choose from a variety of specialties and interact directly with the campers and counselors in a specialty, recreation or swim program. There are many options both athletically and academically to choose from. This program allows you to request the specialties that best fit your talents and interests. Your placement during the six-week program depends upon availability. At the beginning of the summer you will be given an opportunity to select your top three choices for placement, and we will do our best to place you in one or more during the summer. The Counselor Apprentice Program takes you from learning the basics to actual leadership roles, where campers can look up to you for guidance, assistance and fun! After completion of this program, 15- and 16-year-olds can apply for a position at Hofstra Summer Camps the following summer. Please note that this will be based on availability and the written evaluation that you received during this program.
Counselor Apprentice Program (Entering Grades 10-11)
(Six weeks – Full day in the CAP program) The CAP program is designed to teach you about how to build meaningful relationships with your peers and campers. You will also learn about the challenges and rewards of working with children with special needs, how to properly give CPR, and a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be a great counselor here at Hofstra. Our classes will supply you with all of the hands-on knowledge you’ll need and answer any questions you may have about being the best counselor you can be. In addition there will be physical conditioning, athletic games and competitions, not to mention opportunities for socializing and team building with your peers. Of course the highlight will be when you choose from a variety of specialties and interact directly with the campers and counselors in a specialty, recreation or swim program. There are many options both athletically and academically to choose from. This program allows you to request the specialties that best fit your talents and interests. Your placement during the six-week program depends upon availability. At the beginning of the summer you will be given an opportunity to select your top three choices for placement, and we will do our best to place you in one or more during the summer. The Counselor Apprentice Program takes you from learning the basics to actual leadership roles, where campers can look up to you for guidance, assistance and fun! After completion of this program, 15- and 16-year-olds can apply for a position at Hofstra Summer Camps the following summer. Please note that this will be based on availability and the written evaluation that you received during this program.
Cub Camp (Entering Grades K-1)
The Perfect First Step for the First-Time Camper! Understandably, younger campers might not know what to expect of our summer camps or which specialties to choose. But never fear, the Cub Camp is here! This fun and nurturing camp is dedicated to the happiness of its campers. They’ll enjoy such activities as arts and crafts, creative writing, music, science, and lead-up sports and activities, all tailored to help develop their thinking, exploring, reading, writing, physical wellbeing, and ability to make friends. Even more exciting, they’ll get to observe many specialty camps and receive instruction from the specialty counselors, which will help them explore their interests for the future. This program is ideal for cub campers to explore the camp experience and have the most fun that can possibly be packed into a few weeks! Note: Limited enrollment.
Cub Camp (Entering Grades K-1)
The Perfect First Step for the First-Time Camper! Understandably, younger campers might not know what to expect of our summer camps or which specialties to choose. But never fear, the Cub Camp is here! This fun and nurturing camp is dedicated to the happiness of its campers. They’ll enjoy such activities as arts and crafts, creative writing, music, science, and lead-up sports and activities, all tailored to help develop their thinking, exploring, reading, writing, physical wellbeing, and ability to make friends. Even more exciting, they’ll get to observe many specialty camps and receive instruction from the specialty counselors, which will help them explore their interests for the future. This program is ideal for cub campers to explore the camp experience and have the most fun that can possibly be packed into a few weeks! Note: Limited enrollment.
Cub Camp (Entering Grades K-1)
The Perfect First Step for the First-Time Camper! Understandably, younger campers might not know what to expect of our summer camps or which specialties to choose. But never fear, the Cub Camp is here! This fun and nurturing camp is dedicated to the happiness of its campers. They’ll enjoy such activities as arts and crafts, creative writing, music, science, and lead-up sports and activities, all tailored to help develop their thinking, exploring, reading, writing, physical wellbeing, and ability to make friends. Even more exciting, they’ll get to observe many specialty camps and receive instruction from the specialty counselors, which will help them explore their interests for the future. This program is ideal for cub campers to explore the camp experience and have the most fun that can possibly be packed into a few weeks! Note: Limited enrollment.
Cub Camp (Entering Grades K-1)
The Perfect First Step for the First-Time Camper! Understandably, younger campers might not know what to expect of our summer camps or which specialties to choose. But never fear, the Cub Camp is here! This fun and nurturing camp is dedicated to the happiness of its campers. They’ll enjoy such activities as arts and crafts, creative writing, music, science, and lead-up sports and activities, all tailored to help develop their thinking, exploring, reading, writing, physical wellbeing, and ability to make friends. Even more exciting, they’ll get to observe many specialty camps and receive instruction from the specialty counselors, which will help them explore their interests for the future. This program is ideal for cub campers to explore the camp experience and have the most fun that can possibly be packed into a few weeks! Note: Limited enrollment.
Culinary Arts Academy Baking
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. This is an advanced class for students who have completed the Culinary Arts Academy: Introduction and Intermediate programs. Students learn a variety of skills, including methods for mixing and accurate measuring, baking science, and artisan bread baking; how to make yeast dough, breakfast pastries, and more; and how to prepare various fillings and icings. Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Culinary Arts Academy Baking
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. This is an advanced class for students who have completed the Culinary Arts Academy: Introduction and Intermediate programs. Students learn a variety of skills, including methods for mixing and accurate measuring, baking science, and artisan bread baking; how to make yeast dough, breakfast pastries, and more; and how to prepare various fillings and icings. Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Culinary Arts Academy International Cooking
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. Take your culinary skills to the next level! Expand on the fundamentals of cooking and explore both regional and international dishes. Students learn to make dishes from cuisines that include Italian, Mexican, Chinese, German and American Fare. Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs Check out our Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Photo Gallery Here! For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Culinary Arts Academy International Cooking
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. Take your culinary skills to the next level! Expand on the fundamentals of cooking and explore both regional and international dishes. Students learn to make dishes from cuisines that include Italian, Mexican, Chinese, German and American Fare. Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs Check out our Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Photo Gallery Here! For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Culinary Arts Academy Introduction
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. Begin your culinary adventure! Explore culinary cuisine from around the world while learning proper cooking techniques, including safety, knife skills, and food preparation. Practice chocolatiering and pastry arts with a professional pastry chef. Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Culinary Arts Academy Introduction
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. Begin your culinary adventure! Explore culinary cuisine from around the world while learning proper cooking techniques, including safety, knife skills, and food preparation. Practice chocolatiering and pastry arts with a professional pastry chef. Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
DMA: Digital Music & Audio Technology (Entering Grades 2-5)
Campers will play and create music, sound effects, beats, vocals, across a variety of fun new platforms and projects. Campers will get to use audio production/editing software and apps such as FL Studio, Audacity, BeepBox, and more! Campers will also have access to electronic keyboards, beat pads, microphones, Nintendo LAbo, Oculus Quest VR with Electronauts, and more.
DMA: Digital Music & Audio Technology (Entering Grades 6-10)
Campers will play and create music, sound effects, beats, vocals, across a variety of fun new platforms and projects. Campers will get to use audio production/editing software and apps such as FL Studio, Audacity, BeepBox, and more! Campers will also have access to electronic keyboards, beat pads, microphones, Nintendo LAbo, Oculus Quest VR with Electronauts, and more.
Dance (Entering Grades 2-5)
Dance offers one of the most joyful ways to express yourself! This camp gives participants many options to do so, teaching a wide range of dance styles, including ballet, jazz, theater, hip-hop, and lyrical. Skills development, fun, and individual attention are emphasized in these small classes. Campers will have many opportunities to show off their moves, plus have the chance to be involved in every aspect of the final dance production, including selecting the music, developing the choreography, and making staging decisions. Participants will leave this camp with a wider repertoire of skills and knowledge that will help them flourish in the world of dance.
Dance (Entering Grades 2-5)
Dance offers one of the most joyful ways to express yourself! This camp gives participants many options to do so, teaching a wide range of dance styles, including ballet, jazz, theater, hip-hop, and lyrical. Skills development, fun, and individual attention are emphasized in these small classes. Campers will have many opportunities to show off their moves, plus have the chance to be involved in every aspect of the final dance production, including selecting the music, developing the choreography, and making staging decisions. Participants will leave this camp with a wider repertoire of skills and knowledge that will help them flourish in the world of dance.
Dance (Entering Grades 6-10)
Dance offers one of the most joyful ways to express yourself! This camp gives participants many options to do so, teaching a wide range of dance styles, including ballet, jazz, theater, hip-hop, and lyrical. Skills development, fun, and individual attention are emphasized in these small classes. Campers will have many opportunities to show off their moves, plus have the chance to be involved in every aspect of the final dance production, including selecting the music, developing the choreography, and making staging decisions. Participants will leave this camp with a wider repertoire of skills and knowledge that will help them flourish in the world of dance.
Dance (Entering Grades 6-10)
Dance offers one of the most joyful ways to express yourself! This camp gives participants many options to do so, teaching a wide range of dance styles, including ballet, jazz, theater, hip-hop, and lyrical. Skills development, fun, and individual attention are emphasized in these small classes. Campers will have many opportunities to show off their moves, plus have the chance to be involved in every aspect of the final dance production, including selecting the music, developing the choreography, and making staging decisions. Participants will leave this camp with a wider repertoire of skills and knowledge that will help them flourish in the world of dance.
Developing Apps for iOS and Android (Entering Grades 6-10)
This course will bring students into the world of mobile application development. As Android usage continues to grow leaps and bounds, both across smartphones and other devices, it is quickly becoming the go to operating system for computers. By the end of this course, students will understand the tools, philosophies, and configurations that are at the base of all Android development. They’ll understand the challenges that accompany developing for the mobile environment and how to overcome these in order to build a terrific experience for their Android users. The skills students will learn in this course will help them build amazing apps for smartphones and tablets and boost them towards exhilarating new opportunities in the future! Prerequisites: Introduction to Object Oriented Programming. Students are encouraged to bring a pen/pencil as well as a notebook to this program.
Digital Illustration (Entering Grades 6-10)
A wonderful place for campers to learn how to manipulate existing images and create their own with a little imagination and ingenuity. Digital arts values many of the same techniques as working with paints and pencils in a world where design software and technology allows for a constantly evolving level of detail and applications. As an emerging young artist, the digital world provides you with all the essential tools you need to develop an exceptional piece of art. A great opportunity for campers to learn all of the latest trends using graphics software
ESP: Esports Gaming & Streaming (Entering Grades 4-10)
Campers will compete and hone their skills in a wide variety of the most popular Esports video games. Each session will spotlight a popular Esports game, but will not constrain campers to that game alone. Campers will learn about the rise of collegiate and career opportunities in the Esports industry, while meeting with Pro/College Esports athletes. End of the session tournaments will be held, broadcast on Twitch with peer commentating and prizes/awards! As in traditional sports, the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship will be reinforced.
ESP: Esports Gaming & Streaming (Entering Grades 4-5)
Campers will compete and hone their skills in a wide variety of the most popular Esports video games. Each session will spotlight a popular Esports game, but will not constrain campers to that game alone. Campers will learn about the rise of collegiate and career opportunities in the Esports industry, while meeting with Pro/College Esports athletes. End of the session tournaments will be held, broadcast on Twitch with peer commentating and prizes/awards! As in traditional sports, the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship will be reinforced.
ESP: Esports Gaming & Streaming (Entering Grades 4-5)
Campers will compete and hone their skills in a wide variety of the most popular Esports video games. Each session will spotlight a popular Esports game, but will not constrain campers to that game alone. Campers will learn about the rise of collegiate and career opportunities in the Esports industry, while meeting with Pro/College Esports athletes. End of the session tournaments will be held, broadcast on Twitch with peer commentating and prizes/awards! As in traditional sports, the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship will be reinforced.
ESP: Esports Gaming & Streaming (Entering Grades 4-5)
Campers will compete and hone their skills in a wide variety of the most popular Esports video games. Each session will spotlight a popular Esports game, but will not constrain campers to that game alone. Campers will learn about the rise of collegiate and career opportunities in the Esports industry, while meeting with Pro/College Esports athletes. End of the session tournaments will be held, broadcast on Twitch with peer commentating and prizes/awards! As in traditional sports, the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship will be reinforced.
ESP: Esports Gaming & Streaming (Entering Grades 6-10)
Campers will compete and hone their skills in a wide variety of the most popular Esports video games. Each session will spotlight a popular Esports game, but will not constrain campers to that game alone. Campers will learn about the rise of collegiate and career opportunities in the Esports industry, while meeting with Pro/College Esports athletes. End of the session tournaments will be held, broadcast on Twitch with peer commentating and prizes/awards! As in traditional sports, the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship will be reinforced.
ESP: Esports Gaming & Streaming (Entering Grades 6-10)
Campers will compete and hone their skills in a wide variety of the most popular Esports video games. Each session will spotlight a popular Esports game, but will not constrain campers to that game alone. Campers will learn about the rise of collegiate and career opportunities in the Esports industry, while meeting with Pro/College Esports athletes. End of the session tournaments will be held, broadcast on Twitch with peer commentating and prizes/awards! As in traditional sports, the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship will be reinforced.
ESP: Esports Gaming & Streaming (Entering Grades 6-10)
Campers will compete and hone their skills in a wide variety of the most popular Esports video games. Each session will spotlight a popular Esports game, but will not constrain campers to that game alone. Campers will learn about the rise of collegiate and career opportunities in the Esports industry, while meeting with Pro/College Esports athletes. End of the session tournaments will be held, broadcast on Twitch with peer commentating and prizes/awards! As in traditional sports, the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship will be reinforced.
Earthquakes and Structures (Entering Grades 6-11)
Gain Knowledge from Experts in the Fields of Engineering and Seismology Each session is taught by professors from the Hofstra University Department of Engineering. Learn more about these highly knowledgeable instructors: Program Director: Professor Margaret A. Hunter, Ph.D (View Bio) Program Instructor: Professor Manuel J. Miranda, Ph.D (View Bio) There will be a whole lot of shaking going on at Earthquakes and Structures Summer Camp at Hofstra University. Kids will learn from Hofstra University Ph.D. professors how buildings can withstand the shake, rattle and roll of earthquakes. This is the ideal camp for boys and girls who dream of becoming architects or engineers or who just have a love of building and design. During this fascinating five-session camp, boys and girls, entering grades 6-11, learn basic concepts in earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, including concepts to design structures that can resist strong ground shaking caused by earthquakes. Together with Hofstra faculty and staff, campers participate in hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art lab that will explore topics, such as: Seismology Free and forced vibrations of structures Seismic ground motions Seismic-resistant structures Seismic shake-table testing And much more! At Earthquakes and Structures Summer Camp, boys and girls will explore basic concepts of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics that can serve as a valuable jumping off point for a future career in engineering, architecture or science. They’ll learn basic concepts of structural dynamics, such as natural frequencies, mode shapes, damping and dynamic resonance and amplification. They’ll also develop an appreciation of how earthquakes originate, how seismic waves propagate through the earth’s crust and what kinds of physical phenomena are caused by earthquakes at the ground surface. By the end of the five sessions, campers will have an understanding of how structural engineers design structures that can resist strong ground-shaking caused by earthquakes and will have the ability to apply the scientific method and analyze data in an engineering context. Note: There is a $50 surcharge per session for additional materials and staff requirements.
Elite Tennis (Entering Grades 6-10)
Elite Tennis (Entering Grades 6-10)
Elite Tennis (Entering Grades 6-10)
FCD: Fashion Design Runway (Entering Grades 4-5)
Are you a budding costume or fashion designer looking for the newest ways to have fun with color, style and pattern while also learning the skills to create an exciting, personalized collection? In this high-tech course, our summer “fashionistas” will work on a number of fun projects designed to teach them about the rise of technology in the costume and fashion industry, as well as the timeless fun of making handmade creations. Using cutting edge 3D printers, drawing tablets and professional art software, our campers will create a multitude of garment designs and other projects, and will even manufacture their very own jewelry and accessories as they come to life from their own unique designs. A great emphasis is placed on working together as a design team, encouraging each other, and sharing ideas and suggestions throughout the design process. Campers gain a wonderful insight into the industry, and of course, have tons of fun doing what they love! TAKE IT AGAIN! You can take Fashion Design Tech all summer long! Both newcomers and veterans alike will have tons of fun creating new pieces for their fashion collection every time they take it! Instructor: Deanna CostelloDeanna Costello has ten years professional experience in Fashion Design Technology. She currently teaches Fashion Design at Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center, and is responsible for all fashion show class productions and designs. Skills include sketching, patternmaking, and garment construction. She acquired a background in marketing and merchandising working for an upscale boutique that specialized in couture evening gowns. Her specialty is custom work and elaborate details in sewing.
FCD: Fashion Design Runway (Entering Grades 6-10)
Are you a budding costume or fashion designer looking for the newest ways to have fun with color, style and pattern while also learning the skills to create an exciting, personalized collection? In this high-tech course, our summer “fashionistas” will work on a number of fun projects designed to teach them about the rise of technology in the costume and fashion industry, as well as the timeless fun of making handmade creations. Using cutting edge 3D printers, drawing tablets and professional art software, our campers will create a multitude of garment designs and other projects, and will even manufacture their very own jewelry and accessories as they come to life from their own unique designs. A great emphasis is placed on working together as a design team, encouraging each other, and sharing ideas and suggestions throughout the design process. Campers gain a wonderful insight into the industry, and of course, have tons of fun doing what they love! TAKE IT AGAIN! You can take Fashion Design Tech all summer long! Both newcomers and veterans alike will have tons of fun creating new pieces for their fashion collection every time they take it! Instructor: Deanna CostelloDeanna Costello has ten years professional experience in Fashion Design Technology. She currently teaches Fashion Design at Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center, and is responsible for all fashion show class productions and designs. Skills include sketching, patternmaking, and garment construction. She acquired a background in marketing and merchandising working for an upscale boutique that specialized in couture evening gowns. Her specialty is custom work and elaborate details in sewing.
Flag Football (Entering Grades 2-5)
We all know that football equals fun! Therefore, learning football should be fun, too. Our knowledgeable coaches will emphasize good sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play as participants learn the fundamentals of football, from first downs to touchdowns, in a safe and encouraging environment. Non-contact drills, games, and scrimmages improve participants’ skills and knowledge, helping them get out of the bleachers and into the game.
Flag Football (Entering Grades 6-10)
We all know that football equals fun! Therefore, learning football should be fun, too. Our knowledgeable coaches will emphasize good sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play as participants learn the fundamentals of football, from first downs to touchdowns, in a safe and encouraging environment. Non-contact drills, games, and scrimmages improve participants’ skills and knowledge, helping them get out of the bleachers and into the game.
Genetics (Entering Grades 2-5)
Do you want to learn about your future and the future of science? Then this is the course for you! Genetics helps explain a lot of things, like what makes you unique, why you look like other members of your family, and why some diseases run in your family. Taking time to learn about genetics can help you understand your own health and make healthy choices. Genes that do not work correctly can cause problems. A group of rare diseases are caused when a single gene stops working normally. Many more common diseases come from multiple genes that do not work correctly and the combination of these genes with the environment, such as your lifestyle and habits. In this course you will investigate your family health history, you will manipulate genes, you will learn the foundations of biotechnology, and most importantly you will learn about you! The more you know, the easier it is to make the right decisions.
Genetics (Entering Grades 6-10)
Do you want to learn about your future and the future of science? Then this is the course for you! Genetics helps explain a lot of things, like what makes you unique, why you look like other members of your family, and why some diseases run in your family. Taking time to learn about genetics can help you understand your own health and make healthy choices. Genes that do not work correctly can cause problems. A group of rare diseases are caused when a single gene stops working normally. Many more common diseases come from multiple genes that do not work correctly and the combination of these genes with the environment, such as your lifestyle and habits. In this course you will investigate your family health history, you will manipulate genes, you will learn the foundations of biotechnology, and most importantly you will learn about you! The more you know, the easier it is to make the right decisions.
Gifted Camp (Entering Grades K-7)
Hofstra’s Gifted program is a full-day academic program designed to serve the educational needs of gifted girls and boys entering kindergarten through grade 7. This enrichment program employs inquiry-based learning techniques, experimentation, independent study, group projects and various other hands-on activities, making the experience different from a typical school curriculum. Throughout this program, campers will receive enrichment in various academic areas that will make their learning experience exciting and fulfilling. While campers are grouped based on age, classes are designed so each camper can reach his/her full potential. Children who demonstrate intellectual abilities above chronological age expectations benefit greatly academically, socially and emotionally when they are grouped with their intellectual peers and exposed to challenging and enriching curricula. Campers may participate in the Gifted program for two, four or six weeks each summer. Campers attending the Gifted program participate in four 50-minute classes per day. Two classes are taught in the morning, and two classes are taught after lunch. There is a recreational period held outdoors, during which campers are free to use this time however they choose, with the participation and suggestions of counselors and teachers. Each camper receives instruction in the humanities (which may include foreign language, creative writing and history), the sciences and mathematics. Each course is taught by a teacher who is New York state-certified in that content area. Courses run for two weeks and are coordinated with the regular camp sessions. Course topics are not repeated from session to session. Assessments of student performance are an integral part of the program.
Gifted Camp (Entering Grades K-7)
Hofstra’s Gifted program is a full-day academic program designed to serve the educational needs of gifted girls and boys entering kindergarten through grade 7. This enrichment program employs inquiry-based learning techniques, experimentation, independent study, group projects and various other hands-on activities, making the experience different from a typical school curriculum. Throughout this program, campers will receive enrichment in various academic areas that will make their learning experience exciting and fulfilling. While campers are grouped based on age, classes are designed so each camper can reach his/her full potential. Children who demonstrate intellectual abilities above chronological age expectations benefit greatly academically, socially and emotionally when they are grouped with their intellectual peers and exposed to challenging and enriching curricula. Campers may participate in the Gifted program for two, four or six weeks each summer. Campers attending the Gifted program participate in four 50-minute classes per day. Two classes are taught in the morning, and two classes are taught after lunch. There is a recreational period held outdoors, during which campers are free to use this time however they choose, with the participation and suggestions of counselors and teachers. Each camper receives instruction in the humanities (which may include foreign language, creative writing and history), the sciences and mathematics. Each course is taught by a teacher who is New York state-certified in that content area. Courses run for two weeks and are coordinated with the regular camp sessions. Course topics are not repeated from session to session. Assessments of student performance are an integral part of the program.
Gifted Camp (Entering Grades K-7)
Hofstra’s Gifted program is a full-day academic program designed to serve the educational needs of gifted girls and boys entering kindergarten through grade 7. This enrichment program employs inquiry-based learning techniques, experimentation, independent study, group projects and various other hands-on activities, making the experience different from a typical school curriculum. Throughout this program, campers will receive enrichment in various academic areas that will make their learning experience exciting and fulfilling. While campers are grouped based on age, classes are designed so each camper can reach his/her full potential. Children who demonstrate intellectual abilities above chronological age expectations benefit greatly academically, socially and emotionally when they are grouped with their intellectual peers and exposed to challenging and enriching curricula. Campers may participate in the Gifted program for two, four or six weeks each summer. Campers attending the Gifted program participate in four 50-minute classes per day. Two classes are taught in the morning, and two classes are taught after lunch. There is a recreational period held outdoors, during which campers are free to use this time however they choose, with the participation and suggestions of counselors and teachers. Each camper receives instruction in the humanities (which may include foreign language, creative writing and history), the sciences and mathematics. Each course is taught by a teacher who is New York state-certified in that content area. Courses run for two weeks and are coordinated with the regular camp sessions. Course topics are not repeated from session to session. Assessments of student performance are an integral part of the program.
Graphic Design
For students entering Grades 6-11. The Graphic Design program is an introduction into the career paths of a Graphic Designer. Campers will learn the basics of the following areas of design, printing processes, principles of design, color theory, typography, and logo designing. They will discover career options available in the graphics and advertising industry while having fun creating their own projects. Campers will be introduced to Apple computers and Adobe Creative Cloud design programs. Note: Portions of this program will take place at Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center in Westbury Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit Check out our Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Photo Gallery Here! See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Introduction to Carpentry
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. Campers will learn the basics of the carpentry, tiling, plumbing, and electrical trades, including how to use basic tools in each of these areas. For the carpentry aspect of the program, campers will work together to build, deliver and install needed structures for the DD Ranch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping farm animals. Students will also complete personal projects to take home that showcase their new talents and incorporate skills they have learned. This is the perfect camp for students who want to work with their hands and test out the trades while providing a service to the community. Note: Portions of this program will take place at Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Introduction to Computer Hardware and Essentials
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. Students will learn the basics of computer components, repair, upgrade, maintenance, operating systems, and virus protection. Students will also learn about the Information Technology (IT) career paths and how computers are an essential tool in our daily lives. This course will be a combination of hands-on and lecture-based activities including the exploration of popular Word Processing applications. Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Introduction to Programming: Python (Entering Grades 6-10)
This course is designed for students to learn python programming and basics of coding. Students will gain an understanding of what programming is, how to create, test, and build upon their own programs, and see how they can use coding to help them in everyday life! Python is widely used in industry by companies such as Google and is a great language to learn programming and developing web applications. No Prerequisites Required Students are encouraged to bring a pen/pencil as well as a notebook to the program
Introduction to Programming: Python (Entering Grades 6-10)
This course is designed for students to learn python programming and basics of coding. Students will gain an understanding of what programming is, how to create, test, and build upon their own programs, and see how they can use coding to help them in everyday life! Python is widely used in industry by companies such as Google and is a great language to learn programming and developing web applications. No Prerequisites Required Students are encouraged to bring a pen/pencil as well as a notebook to the program
Introduction to Programming: Python (Entering Grades 6-10)
This course is designed for students to learn python programming and basics of coding. Students will gain an understanding of what programming is, how to create, test, and build upon their own programs, and see how they can use coding to help them in everyday life! Python is widely used in industry by companies such as Google and is a great language to learn programming and developing web applications. No Prerequisites Required Students are encouraged to bring a pen/pencil as well as a notebook to the program
JavaScript - Web Application Development (Entering Grades 6-10)
This course is designed for students looking to dive into the realm of World Wide Web. Using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS; students will construct interactive web pages. In addition, students will be exposed to tools and concepts such as Google Analytics, Search Engine Optimization, and the full life cycle of web development. Students of all different interests will benefit greatly as technical students and visually creative students work together on projects that help them build communication and collaborative skills, all while each student doing what he/she loves most.
Journalism (Entering Grades 2-5)
Breaking News! The Journalism Specialty Camp is looking for campers who have a love of writing and want to share how to DIY, communicate their valued opinions with a review on a popular book, or educate others on the latest technologies! Here we will research, write, and present the stories that are most important to our campers. By applying a wide range of strategies and writing process elements, campers improve their writing, editing, proofreading, and computer skills. The end result is the publication of a newspaper that highlights current events, feature articles, human-interest stories and more!
Journalism (Entering Grades 6-10)
Breaking News! The Journalism Specialty Camp is looking for campers who have a love of writing and want to share how to DIY, communicate their valued opinions with a review on a popular book, or educate others on the latest technologies! Here we will research, write, and present the stories that are most important to our campers. By applying a wide range of strategies and writing process elements, campers improve their writing, editing, proofreading, and computer skills. The end result is the publication of a newspaper that highlights current events, feature articles, human-interest stories and more!
Karate (Entering Grades 2-5)
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Karate (Entering Grades 6-10)
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MCA: Motion Capture Animation (Entering Grades 2-5)
In this groundbreaking course, campers will be the first to learn and animate with Adobe’s brand new Character Animator software! Using state-of-the-art face tracking motion capture technology, campers will not only design their own characters, but have them animate in sync with the camper’s own real-life movements and facial expressions!
MCA: Motion Capture Animation (Entering Grades 6-10)
In this groundbreaking course, campers will be the first to learn and animate with Adobe’s brand new Character Animator software! Using state-of-the-art face tracking motion capture technology, campers will not only design their own characters, but have them animate in sync with the camper’s own real-life movements and facial expressions!
MCA: Motion Capture Animation (Entering Grades 6-10)
In this groundbreaking course, campers will be the first to learn and animate with Adobe’s brand new Character Animator software! Using state-of-the-art face tracking motion capture technology, campers will not only design their own characters, but have them animate in sync with the camper’s own real-life movements and facial expressions!
MCA: Motion Capture Animation (Entering Grades 6-10)
In this groundbreaking course, campers will be the first to learn and animate with Adobe’s brand new Character Animator software! Using state-of-the-art face tracking motion capture technology, campers will not only design their own characters, but have them animate in sync with the camper’s own real-life movements and facial expressions!
Marine Biology (Entering Grades 2-5)
Campers are introduced to being a marine biologist and sea life in this hands-on program that takes place both on our campus and at some off-site facilities. They learn about various marine plants and animals, study the environments, take part in anatomy dissections, learn about coastal and marine conservation, and participate in many exciting hands-on activities.
Marine Biology (Entering Grades 6-10)
Campers are introduced to being a marine biologist and sea life in this hands-on program that takes place both on our campus and at some off-site facilities. They learn about various marine plants and animals, study the environments, take part in anatomy dissections, learn about coastal and marine conservation, and participate in many exciting hands-on activities.
Marine Exploration Technology: Design It!, Build It! Drive It!
For students entering Grades 7-11. Design and build an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV), test your design in Hofstra’s pool and master a series of challenges for the final day’s competition while learning about the history of marine exploration and underwater archaeology. Participate in an antique “helmet dive!” Note: Students should bring swim suits for days 3 and 5. Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable materials fee See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Math Skills (Entering Grades 2-5)
In this exciting camp, our certified teachers review and reinforce the concepts students need to approach the next school year’s math challenges with greater confidence. We apply math skills to real-world situations, such as shopping trips, preparing dinner, and going on vacation, and show campers how they can use those everyday interactions to keep their math skills sharp. Whether participants are straight-A students, struggling to keep up, or somewhere in between, they are sure to benefit from this fun and comfortable learning environment.
Math Skills (Entering Grades 6-10)
In this exciting camp, our certified teachers review and reinforce the concepts students need to approach the next school year’s math challenges with greater confidence. We apply math skills to real-world situations, such as shopping trips, preparing dinner, and going on vacation, and show campers how they can use those everyday interactions to keep their math skills sharp. Whether participants are straight-A students, struggling to keep up, or somewhere in between, they are sure to benefit from this fun and comfortable learning environment.
Mechanical and Automotive Institute Intermediate
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. With the technological advancements of today’s automobile, even routine maintenance procedures require analytical thinking, dexterity and patience. In this fast paced course, campers will be introduced to state-of-the-art diagnostic, machining and hydraulic test equipment. The course begins with tool and equipment safety, automotive fundamentals, and an Introduction to Hybrid cars. Other Topics include; Brake system theory, accessory drive belt systems and an overview of the eight A.S.E. vehicle subsystems. Upon completion of this course campers will have had a look into the real world work experience of an automotive technician. Note: Portions of this program will take place at Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Mechanical and Automotive Institute Introduction
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. In this course, students gain an understanding of how a car engine works. Using Nassau BOCES’ state-of-the-art automotive facilities, students learn the safe and proper use of equipment and maintenance techniques, including tire repair, brake maintenance and how to check and change automotive fluids. By the end of the program students will walk away with a functional model of an engine which they build themselves. Note: Portions of this program will take place at Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit Check out our Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Photo Gallery Here! See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Mural Making Design, Create, Paint! (Entering Grades 2-5)
Students will learn the basics of creating large format artwork and how to plan design and execute murals using a variety of mediums. Projects will vary in approach, from spontaneous drawing to fully realized murals on paper or board using pencil, markers, paints and collage techniques. Students will be encouraged to experiment with materials before applying them to their finished work and will also learn how to create scale drawings for their mural as a planning tool before starting on the full size work. Imagination, composition, and collaboration will be emphasized and encouraged
Musical Theater (Entering Grades 2-5)
Our exciting musical theater specialty gets campers moving with dance and warm-up activities and fun vocalizations. Campers gain valuable theater experience singing, dancing and acting on stage. To hone their skills, including proper breathing, phrasing, and how to use a microphone, students participate in “audition” performances. Positive feedback helps instill confidence so beginners feel just as comfortable as experienced thespians. Campers have the chance to be highlighted in solo or group musical numbers and to shine on stage in the fun and eclectic final performance.
Musical Theater (Entering Grades 2-5)
Our exciting musical theater specialty gets campers moving with dance and warm-up activities and fun vocalizations. Campers gain valuable theater experience singing, dancing and acting on stage. To hone their skills, including proper breathing, phrasing, and how to use a microphone, students participate in “audition” performances. Positive feedback helps instill confidence so beginners feel just as comfortable as experienced thespians. Campers have the chance to be highlighted in solo or group musical numbers and to shine on stage in the fun and eclectic final performance.
Musical Theater (Entering Grades 6-12)
Our exciting musical theater specialty gets campers moving with dance and warm-up activities and fun vocalizations. Campers gain valuable theater experience singing, dancing and acting on stage. To hone their skills, including proper breathing, phrasing, and how to use a microphone, students participate in “audition” performances. Positive feedback helps instill confidence so beginners feel just as comfortable as experienced thespians. Campers have the chance to be highlighted in solo or group musical numbers and to shine on stage in the fun and eclectic final performance.
Musical Theater (Entering Grades 6-12)
Our exciting musical theater specialty gets campers moving with dance and warm-up activities and fun vocalizations. Campers gain valuable theater experience singing, dancing and acting on stage. To hone their skills, including proper breathing, phrasing, and how to use a microphone, students participate in “audition” performances. Positive feedback helps instill confidence so beginners feel just as comfortable as experienced thespians. Campers have the chance to be highlighted in solo or group musical numbers and to shine on stage in the fun and eclectic final performance.
Musical Theater (Entering Grades 6-12)
Our exciting musical theater specialty gets campers moving with dance and warm-up activities and fun vocalizations. Campers gain valuable theater experience singing, dancing and acting on stage. To hone their skills, including proper breathing, phrasing, and how to use a microphone, students participate in “audition” performances. Positive feedback helps instill confidence so beginners feel just as comfortable as experienced thespians. Campers have the chance to be highlighted in solo or group musical numbers and to shine on stage in the fun and eclectic final performance.
Musical Theater Intensive (Entering Grades 2-12)
Bust into the art of Broadway! This one week, all-day program is the place for actors of all calibers­ from experienced thespians to those who have only dreamed about exploding onto the stage. Kids will explore Broadway history, learn theatrical techniques, hone their performance skills, develop stage presence, and work in an ensemble environment. Our staff offers a unique expertise in the business of theater between the combined backgrounds of a professional actor with credits performed alongside Tony Award winners and a state-certified teacher and musical theater program director. This exhilarating, fast­ paced program culminates in a cabaret-style performance comprised of songs ranging from traditional musical theater to contemporary pop/rock musicals. Our end-of-session performance is open to parents, relatives and friends. Phil Iconis B.A. and M.A., education and history, New York University. New York state-certified teacher and musical theater program director in Half Hollow Hills School District. Former Hofstra University camper. Fourteen years' experience at Hofstra Specialty Camps. Chris Brick B.F.A, musical theater, Pace University. Member of Actors' Equity Association. Credits include off­ Broadway, national tour, regional, television and film. Former Hofstra University camper. Thirteen years' experience at Hofstra Specialty Camps.
Outdoor Education Adventure Challenge
For students entering Grades 7-11. Navigate low ropes courses and graduate to traverse High Elements with challenges that include: a climbing wall, Giant Swing Shot, Flying Squirrel, Catwalk, or High Multi-Vine. Learn about survival, building shelters, making fire with a bow and drill, finding your way with map and compass and geocaching with GPS. Learn canoeing skills. Campers need to bring lunch each day. Note: Portions of this program will take place at Nassau BOCES' Brookville and Caumsett Environmental Education Centers Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES facilities Students should bring swimsuits and/or a change of clothing. For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
PKM: Pokémon STEAM Club (Entering Grades 2-5)
Pokémon has become a worldwide sensation. Offered through Hofstra Summer Camp, Pokemon STEAM Club Camp gives kids, entering grades 2 through 5, the opportunity to take part in daily STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) projects specifically designed to revolve around the fantastic world of Pokémon! Campers will work with state-of-the-art technology including 3D printers, digital drawing tablets, game design software and much more as they create their own Pokémon characters, cards and games while they learn about Pokémon types and statistics. They’ll record in their Pokédex journals all the Pokémon they find on campus each day, and they’ll even create a real working custom Pokéball! As young participants collaborate on Pokémon projects and share their enthusiasm and excitement for Pokémon with their campmates and newfound friends, their communication skills and ability to work well with others will improve. The Pokémon connection is a great way to generate natural enthusiasm for learning and creativity. Kids complete the camp experience with several projects to share with family and friends. Pokémon STEAM Club Camp is a wonderful opportunity for young Pokémon fans to learn and have fun together this summer. Please note: This program has a $50 surcharge per session for additional equipment and staff requirements Spaces are limited! Don’t delay in registering your child for Pokémon STEAM Club Camp. Instructor: Michael PuglieseCo-Founder and President of Game Builders Academy, Michael holds a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics from the New York Institute of Technology where he received multiple awards for his work. Devoted to technology education for young students, Michael has worked as an instructor and consultant with Microsoft, and is also teaching Game Design at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech. Michael has over 10 years of experience in teaching young students, and has developed various courses in Video Game Design for grades K-12. Michael is an experienced Graphic Designer, a published game developer and illustrator, and an avid gaming and technology enthusiast!
PKM: Pokémon STEAM Club (Entering Grades 2-5)
Pokémon has become a worldwide sensation. Offered through Hofstra Summer Camp, Pokemon STEAM Club Camp gives kids, entering grades 2 through 5, the opportunity to take part in daily STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) projects specifically designed to revolve around the fantastic world of Pokémon! Campers will work with state-of-the-art technology including 3D printers, digital drawing tablets, game design software and much more as they create their own Pokémon characters, cards and games while they learn about Pokémon types and statistics. They’ll record in their Pokédex journals all the Pokémon they find on campus each day, and they’ll even create a real working custom Pokéball! As young participants collaborate on Pokémon projects and share their enthusiasm and excitement for Pokémon with their campmates and newfound friends, their communication skills and ability to work well with others will improve. The Pokémon connection is a great way to generate natural enthusiasm for learning and creativity. Kids complete the camp experience with several projects to share with family and friends. Pokémon STEAM Club Camp is a wonderful opportunity for young Pokémon fans to learn and have fun together this summer. Please note: This program has a $50 surcharge per session for additional equipment and staff requirements Spaces are limited! Don’t delay in registering your child for Pokémon STEAM Club Camp. Instructor: Michael PuglieseCo-Founder and President of Game Builders Academy, Michael holds a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics from the New York Institute of Technology where he received multiple awards for his work. Devoted to technology education for young students, Michael has worked as an instructor and consultant with Microsoft, and is also teaching Game Design at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech. Michael has over 10 years of experience in teaching young students, and has developed various courses in Video Game Design for grades K-12. Michael is an experienced Graphic Designer, a published game developer and illustrator, and an avid gaming and technology enthusiast!
PKM: Pokémon STEAM Club (Entering Grades 2-5)
Pokémon has become a worldwide sensation. Offered through Hofstra Summer Camp, Pokemon STEAM Club Camp gives kids, entering grades 2 through 5, the opportunity to take part in daily STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) projects specifically designed to revolve around the fantastic world of Pokémon! Campers will work with state-of-the-art technology including 3D printers, digital drawing tablets, game design software and much more as they create their own Pokémon characters, cards and games while they learn about Pokémon types and statistics. They’ll record in their Pokédex journals all the Pokémon they find on campus each day, and they’ll even create a real working custom Pokéball! As young participants collaborate on Pokémon projects and share their enthusiasm and excitement for Pokémon with their campmates and newfound friends, their communication skills and ability to work well with others will improve. The Pokémon connection is a great way to generate natural enthusiasm for learning and creativity. Kids complete the camp experience with several projects to share with family and friends. Pokémon STEAM Club Camp is a wonderful opportunity for young Pokémon fans to learn and have fun together this summer. Please note: This program has a $50 surcharge per session for additional equipment and staff requirements Spaces are limited! Don’t delay in registering your child for Pokémon STEAM Club Camp. Instructor: Michael PuglieseCo-Founder and President of Game Builders Academy, Michael holds a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics from the New York Institute of Technology where he received multiple awards for his work. Devoted to technology education for young students, Michael has worked as an instructor and consultant with Microsoft, and is also teaching Game Design at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech. Michael has over 10 years of experience in teaching young students, and has developed various courses in Video Game Design for grades K-12. Michael is an experienced Graphic Designer, a published game developer and illustrator, and an avid gaming and technology enthusiast!
RMC: Roblox & Minecraft Creators Club (Entering Grades 2-5)
Creators unite! In this course, campers will utilize the groundbreaking Roblox and Minecraft creation tools to build and code amazing things together in their own connected virtual space. Roblox and Minecraft have taken the world by storm with their powerful and robust creation tools that are only limited to the user’s imagination. Campers will develop their own games, interactive objects, vast 3D worlds and more, utilizing the LUA programming language of Roblox Studio and the collaborative building tools of Minecraft: Education Edition. Working both individually and as a team, campers will participate in daily challenges, coding activities, and building competitions as they have fun and learn together with new like-minded friends!
RMC: Roblox & Minecraft Creators Club (Entering Grades 2-5)
Creators unite! In this course, campers will utilize the groundbreaking Roblox and Minecraft creation tools to build and code amazing things together in their own connected virtual space. Roblox and Minecraft have taken the world by storm with their powerful and robust creation tools that are only limited to the user’s imagination. Campers will develop their own games, interactive objects, vast 3D worlds and more, utilizing the LUA programming language of Roblox Studio and the collaborative building tools of Minecraft: Education Edition. Working both individually and as a team, campers will participate in daily challenges, coding activities, and building competitions as they have fun and learn together with new like-minded friends!
RMC: Roblox & Minecraft Creators Club (Entering Grades 2-5)
Creators unite! In this course, campers will utilize the groundbreaking Roblox and Minecraft creation tools to build and code amazing things together in their own connected virtual space. Roblox and Minecraft have taken the world by storm with their powerful and robust creation tools that are only limited to the user’s imagination. Campers will develop their own games, interactive objects, vast 3D worlds and more, utilizing the LUA programming language of Roblox Studio and the collaborative building tools of Minecraft: Education Edition. Working both individually and as a team, campers will participate in daily challenges, coding activities, and building competitions as they have fun and learn together with new like-minded friends!
RMC: Roblox & Minecraft Creators Club (Entering Grades 6-10)
Creators unite! In this course, campers will utilize the groundbreaking Roblox and Minecraft creation tools to build and code amazing things together in their own connected virtual space. Roblox and Minecraft have taken the world by storm with their powerful and robust creation tools that are only limited to the user’s imagination. Campers will develop their own games, interactive objects, vast 3D worlds and more, utilizing the LUA programming language of Roblox Studio and the collaborative building tools of Minecraft: Education Edition. Working both individually and as a team, campers will participate in daily challenges, coding activities, and building competitions as they have fun and learn together with new like-minded friends!
RMC: Roblox & Minecraft Creators Club (Entering Grades 6-10)
Creators unite! In this course, campers will utilize the groundbreaking Roblox and Minecraft creation tools to build and code amazing things together in their own connected virtual space. Roblox and Minecraft have taken the world by storm with their powerful and robust creation tools that are only limited to the user’s imagination. Campers will develop their own games, interactive objects, vast 3D worlds and more, utilizing the LUA programming language of Roblox Studio and the collaborative building tools of Minecraft: Education Edition. Working both individually and as a team, campers will participate in daily challenges, coding activities, and building competitions as they have fun and learn together with new like-minded friends!
RMC: Roblox & Minecraft Creators Club (Entering Grades 6-10)
Creators unite! In this course, campers will utilize the groundbreaking Roblox and Minecraft creation tools to build and code amazing things together in their own connected virtual space. Roblox and Minecraft have taken the world by storm with their powerful and robust creation tools that are only limited to the user’s imagination. Campers will develop their own games, interactive objects, vast 3D worlds and more, utilizing the LUA programming language of Roblox Studio and the collaborative building tools of Minecraft: Education Edition. Working both individually and as a team, campers will participate in daily challenges, coding activities, and building competitions as they have fun and learn together with new like-minded friends!
ROB3: Lego & LabVIEW Robotics (Entering Grades 6-10)
Build and program real working robots! In this course, our camper engineers will learn the fundamentals of robot engineering as they program their robots to move, spin, throw, react, and compete before their very eyes. In Session 1, campers will use the renowned LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics kits to build and program their robots. Campers will work in small teams of two to four, strengthening their teamwork and cooperation skills. Together, they will program their robots to see, hear and perceive their surroundings using the light, touch and ultrasonic sensors. In Session 2, campers will use the cutting edge Sphero Robotics kits (the same technology used in the new Star Wars BB-8 droid) to program their motorized robots with custom remote controls, reactive collision detection, color lighting effects and much more! Then in Session 3, campers will use the professional, industry grade LabVIEW robotics software in conjunction with LEGO Mindstorms to build and program advanced robots. Campers will put their newly acquired skills to work in exciting class challenges, including obstacle courses, races, and much more. Expand your Robotics skills further each Session, and even earn a professional, personalized Robotics portfolio for completing all three Robotics courses over the summer! Instructor: Marco DiVeronicaMarco DiVeronica has earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from New York Institute of Technology in both Adolescent's Education and School Counseling. A self-learner and developer of various curricula, he has taken a great interest in robotics education for K-12 students. With 10 years of teaching experience, and a veteran teacher at Game Builders Academy, Marco continues to use the latest robotics developments and global trends to spark the creativity and imagination of his students.
ROB: Lego EV3 Robotics (Entering Grades 2-5)
Build and program real working robots! In this special 3-part course, our camper engineers will learn the fundamentals of robot engineering as they program their robots to move, spin, throw, react, and compete before their very eyes! In Session 1, campers will use the renowned LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits to build and program their robots. Campers will work in small teams of two to four, strengthening their teamwork and cooperation skills. Together, they will program their robots to see, hear, and perceive their surroundings using the light, touch, and ultrasonic sensors! Campers will put their newly acquired skills to work in exciting class challenges, including obstacle courses, races, and much more! Expand your Robotics skills even further in Sessions 2 and 3, and even earn a professional, personalized Robotics portfolio for completing all 3 Robotics courses over the summer! Instructor: Marco DiVeronicaMarco DiVeronica has earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from New York Institute of Technology in both Adolescent's Education and School Counseling. A self-learner and developer of various curricula, he has taken a great interest in robotics education for K-12 students. With 10 years of teaching experience, and a veteran teacher at Game Builders Academy, Marco continues to use the latest robotics developments and global trends to spark the creativity and imagination of his students.
ROB: Lego EV3 Robotics (Entering Grades 2-5)
Build and program real working robots! In this special 3-part course, our camper engineers will learn the fundamentals of robot engineering as they program their robots to move, spin, throw, react, and compete before their very eyes! In Session 1, campers will use the renowned LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits to build and program their robots. Campers will work in small teams of two to four, strengthening their teamwork and cooperation skills. Together, they will program their robots to see, hear, and perceive their surroundings using the light, touch, and ultrasonic sensors! Campers will put their newly acquired skills to work in exciting class challenges, including obstacle courses, races, and much more! Expand your Robotics skills even further in Sessions 2 and 3, and even earn a professional, personalized Robotics portfolio for completing all 3 Robotics courses over the summer! Instructor: Marco DiVeronicaMarco DiVeronica has earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from New York Institute of Technology in both Adolescent's Education and School Counseling. A self-learner and developer of various curricula, he has taken a great interest in robotics education for K-12 students. With 10 years of teaching experience, and a veteran teacher at Game Builders Academy, Marco continues to use the latest robotics developments and global trends to spark the creativity and imagination of his students.
ROB: Lego EV3 Robotics (Entering Grades 6-10)
Build and program real working robots! In this special 3-part course, our camper engineers will learn the fundamentals of robot engineering as they program their robots to move, spin, throw, react, and compete before their very eyes! In Session 1, campers will use the renowned LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits to build and program their robots. Campers will work in small teams of two to four, strengthening their teamwork and cooperation skills. Together, they will program their robots to see, hear, and perceive their surroundings using the light, touch, and ultrasonic sensors! Campers will put their newly acquired skills to work in exciting class challenges, including obstacle courses, races, and much more! Expand your Robotics skills even further in Sessions 2 and 3, and even earn a professional, personalized Robotics portfolio for completing all 3 Robotics courses over the summer! Instructor: Marco DiVeronicaMarco DiVeronica has earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from New York Institute of Technology in both Adolescent's Education and School Counseling. A self-learner and developer of various curricula, he has taken a great interest in robotics education for K-12 students. With 10 years of teaching experience, and a veteran teacher at Game Builders Academy, Marco continues to use the latest robotics developments and global trends to spark the creativity and imagination of his students.
ROB: Sphero Robotics (Entering Grades 2-5)
Build and program real working robots! In this special 3-part course, our camper engineers will learn the fundamentals of robot engineering as they program their robots to move, spin, roll, react, and compete before their very eyes! In Session 2, campers will use the cutting edge Sphero Robotics kits (the same technology used in the new Star Wars BB-8 droid) to program their motorized robots with custom remote controls, reactive collision detection, color lighting effects and much more! Campers will put their newly acquired skills to work in exciting class challenges, including obstacle courses, races, and much more! Expand your Robotics skills even further in Sessions 1 and 3, and even earn a professional, personalized Robotics portfolio for completing all 3 Robotics courses over the summer! Instructor: Marco DiVeronicaMarco DiVeronica has earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from New York Institute of Technology in both Adolescent's Education and School Counseling. A self-learner and developer of various curricula, he has taken a great interest in robotics education for K-12 students. With 10 years of teaching experience, and a veteran teacher at Game Builders Academy, Marco continues to use the latest robotics developments and global trends to spark the creativity and imagination of his students.
ROB: Sphero Robotics (Entering Grades 6-10)
Build and program real working robots! In this special 3-part course, our camper engineers will learn the fundamentals of robot engineering as they program their robots to move, spin, roll, react, and compete before their very eyes! In Session 2, campers will use the cutting edge Sphero Robotics kits (the same technology used in the new Star Wars BB-8 droid) to program their motorized robots with custom remote controls, reactive collision detection, color lighting effects and much more! Campers will put their newly acquired skills to work in exciting class challenges, including obstacle courses, races, and much more! Expand your Robotics skills even further in Sessions 1 and 3, and even earn a professional, personalized Robotics portfolio for completing all 3 Robotics courses over the summer! Instructor: Marco DiVeronicaMarco DiVeronica has earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from New York Institute of Technology in both Adolescent's Education and School Counseling. A self-learner and developer of various curricula, he has taken a great interest in robotics education for K-12 students. With 10 years of teaching experience, and a veteran teacher at Game Builders Academy, Marco continues to use the latest robotics developments and global trends to spark the creativity and imagination of his students.
Reach (Entering Grades K-10)
The REACH program is an exciting opportunity for campers with special needs to experience Hofstra Summer Camps with peers. The REACH program provides a safe and positive setting for campers with disabilities to be included in camp activities, and enjoy peer interactions, with supports and/or modifications when necessary (not applicable to Sports Academy Camps). The REACH program provides a perfect setting for ongoing interventions during the summer break. Campers have ample opportunities to socialize and enhance social and daily living skills.
Reach (Entering Grades K-10)
The REACH program is an exciting opportunity for campers with special needs to experience Hofstra Summer Camps with peers. The REACH program provides a safe and positive setting for campers with disabilities to be included in camp activities, and enjoy peer interactions, with supports and/or modifications when necessary (not applicable to Sports Academy Camps). The REACH program provides a perfect setting for ongoing interventions during the summer break. Campers have ample opportunities to socialize and enhance social and daily living skills.
Reach (Entering Grades K-10)
The REACH program is an exciting opportunity for campers with special needs to experience Hofstra Summer Camps with peers. The REACH program provides a safe and positive setting for campers with disabilities to be included in camp activities, and enjoy peer interactions, with supports and/or modifications when necessary (not applicable to Sports Academy Camps). The REACH program provides a perfect setting for ongoing interventions during the summer break. Campers have ample opportunities to socialize and enhance social and daily living skills.
Reach (Entering Grades K-10)
The REACH program is an exciting opportunity for campers with special needs to experience Hofstra Summer Camps with peers. The REACH program provides a safe and positive setting for campers with disabilities to be included in camp activities, and enjoy peer interactions, with supports and/or modifications when necessary (not applicable to Sports Academy Camps). The REACH program provides a perfect setting for ongoing interventions during the summer break. Campers have ample opportunities to socialize and enhance social and daily living skills.
Reach Program for Teens! (Entering Grades 10-12)
Transitioning from teenager to adult is challenging for everyone, and individuals with autism or other special needs may struggle more with this already difficult transition. The focus of the Hofstra Summer Camps REACH Program for Teens is on helping individuals with special needs become increasingly independent, develop better social skills, and improve daily living skills. Campers gain knowledge and confidence by taking field trips to local establishments such as the post office and the bank, and by participating in structured social activities. In the first year, participants explore various job fields and learn about general job and social skills, like writing resumes and practicing for job interviews. The second and third year of the program focuses on more specific job exploration in a field of interest to the participant and gives campers the opportunity to work on and off campus. Throughout the program, our Hofstra Summer Camp staff assesses how well students work in a group, and their interest in and comprehension of various tasks. Each camper is also assigned a knowledgeable coach/mentor dedicated to the camper’s happiness and success.
Reach Program for Teens! (Entering Grades 10-12)
Transitioning from teenager to adult is challenging for everyone, and individuals with autism or other special needs may struggle more with this already difficult transition. The focus of the Hofstra Summer Camps REACH Program for Teens is on helping individuals with special needs become increasingly independent, develop better social skills, and improve daily living skills. Campers gain knowledge and confidence by taking field trips to local establishments such as the post office and the bank, and by participating in structured social activities. In the first year, participants explore various job fields and learn about general job and social skills, like writing resumes and practicing for job interviews. The second and third year of the program focuses on more specific job exploration in a field of interest to the participant and gives campers the opportunity to work on and off campus. Throughout the program, our Hofstra Summer Camp staff assesses how well students work in a group, and their interest in and comprehension of various tasks. Each camper is also assigned a knowledgeable coach/mentor dedicated to the camper’s happiness and success.
Reach Program for Teens! (Entering Grades 10-12)
Transitioning from teenager to adult is challenging for everyone, and individuals with autism or other special needs may struggle more with this already difficult transition. The focus of the Hofstra Summer Camps REACH Program for Teens is on helping individuals with special needs become increasingly independent, develop better social skills, and improve daily living skills. Campers gain knowledge and confidence by taking field trips to local establishments such as the post office and the bank, and by participating in structured social activities. In the first year, participants explore various job fields and learn about general job and social skills, like writing resumes and practicing for job interviews. The second and third year of the program focuses on more specific job exploration in a field of interest to the participant and gives campers the opportunity to work on and off campus. Throughout the program, our Hofstra Summer Camp staff assesses how well students work in a group, and their interest in and comprehension of various tasks. Each camper is also assigned a knowledgeable coach/mentor dedicated to the camper’s happiness and success.
Reading and Writing Learning Clinic (Entering Grades 2-5)
Summer is an ideal time to nurture the joys of reading and writing in your child. Through books, readers enter new worlds, explore their interests, and fuel their imaginations. Through writing, young authors create their own worlds and discover their own voices. Strengthening literacy skills over the summer months builds learners’ confidence and interest in reading and writing and prepares learners for the challenges of the upcoming school year. New York state-certified literacy specialists carefully craft unique learning experiences based on the interests of the learners, ensuring that reading and writing remain fun and meaningful. Taking campus field trips to inspire writing, utilizing the computer labs, or visiting the Hofstra University Museum are just some of the ways that your child will tap into the rich resources of the University during this specialty program. Puppet shows, reader’s theater, and published poems or short stories are just a few examples of final writing projects children will produce. Whether you are looking to inspire and motivate your reluctant reader or writer or you are seeking enrichment for your bookworm or budding author, the summer literacy program at the Reading/Writing Learning Clinic offers something special for every child.
Reading and Writing Learning Clinic (Entering Grades 2-5)
Summer is an ideal time to nurture the joys of reading and writing in your child. Through books, readers enter new worlds, explore their interests, and fuel their imaginations. Through writing, young authors create their own worlds and discover their own voices. Strengthening literacy skills over the summer months builds learners’ confidence and interest in reading and writing and prepares learners for the challenges of the upcoming school year. New York state-certified literacy specialists carefully craft unique learning experiences based on the interests of the learners, ensuring that reading and writing remain fun and meaningful. Taking campus field trips to inspire writing, utilizing the computer labs, or visiting the Hofstra University Museum are just some of the ways that your child will tap into the rich resources of the University during this specialty program. Puppet shows, reader’s theater, and published poems or short stories are just a few examples of final writing projects children will produce. Whether you are looking to inspire and motivate your reluctant reader or writer or you are seeking enrichment for your bookworm or budding author, the summer literacy program at the Reading/Writing Learning Clinic offers something special for every child.
Reading and Writing Learning Clinic (Entering Grades 2-5)
Summer is an ideal time to nurture the joys of reading and writing in your child. Through books, readers enter new worlds, explore their interests, and fuel their imaginations. Through writing, young authors create their own worlds and discover their own voices. Strengthening literacy skills over the summer months builds learners’ confidence and interest in reading and writing and prepares learners for the challenges of the upcoming school year. New York state-certified literacy specialists carefully craft unique learning experiences based on the interests of the learners, ensuring that reading and writing remain fun and meaningful. Taking campus field trips to inspire writing, utilizing the computer labs, or visiting the Hofstra University Museum are just some of the ways that your child will tap into the rich resources of the University during this specialty program. Puppet shows, reader’s theater, and published poems or short stories are just a few examples of final writing projects children will produce. Whether you are looking to inspire and motivate your reluctant reader or writer or you are seeking enrichment for your bookworm or budding author, the summer literacy program at the Reading/Writing Learning Clinic offers something special for every child.
Reading and Writing Learning Clinic (Entering Grades 6-10)
School is out and summer is finally here! Now is the perfect time for reading and writing according to your own interests and your goals for yourself as a learner with no school assignments and no homework. Can’t get enough of graphic novels and want to write your own graphic story? Looking for a chance to slip between the pages of a good story and find inspiration for your own tales? Perhaps a special interest will drive your research on our iPads or in our computer lab. Create a zine or summer newsletter, write a short play and act it out with your camp friends. There are no limits to your imagination and creative powers when reading and writing. New York state-certified literacy specialists will guide you through your journey in a supportive and engaging environment. Our groups have no more than five students, which allow us to provide appropriate and intensive individualized literacy instruction so that learners can develop the skills and strategies they need to successfully address the challenges of the New York State English Language Arts curriculum at the start of the new academic year. Whether your goals are to develop your confidence and literacy strategies in preparation for the upcoming year, or you are looking for an opportunity to explore the joys of reading and writing in a guided learning environment, there is something for ever learner in the Summer Literacy Program.
Reading and Writing Learning Clinic (Entering Grades 6-10)
School is out and summer is finally here! Now is the perfect time for reading and writing according to your own interests and your goals for yourself as a learner with no school assignments and no homework. Can’t get enough of graphic novels and want to write your own graphic story? Looking for a chance to slip between the pages of a good story and find inspiration for your own tales? Perhaps a special interest will drive your research on our iPads or in our computer lab. Create a zine or summer newsletter, write a short play and act it out with your camp friends. There are no limits to your imagination and creative powers when reading and writing. New York state-certified literacy specialists will guide you through your journey in a supportive and engaging environment. Our groups have no more than five students, which allow us to provide appropriate and intensive individualized literacy instruction so that learners can develop the skills and strategies they need to successfully address the challenges of the New York State English Language Arts curriculum at the start of the new academic year. Whether your goals are to develop your confidence and literacy strategies in preparation for the upcoming year, or you are looking for an opportunity to explore the joys of reading and writing in a guided learning environment, there is something for ever learner in the Summer Literacy Program.
Reading and Writing Learning Clinic (Entering Grades 6-10)
School is out and summer is finally here! Now is the perfect time for reading and writing according to your own interests and your goals for yourself as a learner with no school assignments and no homework. Can’t get enough of graphic novels and want to write your own graphic story? Looking for a chance to slip between the pages of a good story and find inspiration for your own tales? Perhaps a special interest will drive your research on our iPads or in our computer lab. Create a zine or summer newsletter, write a short play and act it out with your camp friends. There are no limits to your imagination and creative powers when reading and writing. New York state-certified literacy specialists will guide you through your journey in a supportive and engaging environment. Our groups have no more than five students, which allow us to provide appropriate and intensive individualized literacy instruction so that learners can develop the skills and strategies they need to successfully address the challenges of the New York State English Language Arts curriculum at the start of the new academic year. Whether your goals are to develop your confidence and literacy strategies in preparation for the upcoming year, or you are looking for an opportunity to explore the joys of reading and writing in a guided learning environment, there is something for ever learner in the Summer Literacy Program.
Recreation Camp (Entering Grades 2-10)
Summer camp offers so many exciting choices – how do you choose just one? With this camp, you don’t have to. Campers enjoy an exciting week of diverse activities, including swimming, sports, arts and crafts, and special events. As always, participants can expect top-notch instructors and a safe and supportive environment for all activities. A wide range of adventures and fun are waiting for you! The afternoon will consist of fun indoor and outdoor camp activities, like movies, karaoke, ice cream sundaes and scavenger hunts, just to name a few.
Roblox & Minecraft Creators Club (Entering Grades 2-10)
Creators unite! In this course, campers will utilize the groundbreaking Roblox and Minecraft creation tools to build and code amazing things together in their own connected virtual space. Roblox and Minecraft have taken the world by storm with their powerful and robust creation tools that are only limited to the user’s imagination. Campers will develop their own games, interactive objects, vast 3D worlds and more, utilizing the LUA programming language of Roblox Studio and the collaborative building tools of Minecraft: Education Edition. Working both individually and as a team, campers will participate in daily challenges, coding activities, and building competitions as they have fun and learn together with new like-minded friends! Instructor: Michael PuglieseCo-Founder and President of Game Builders Academy, Michael holds a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics from the New York Institute of Technology where he received multiple awards for his work. Devoted to technology education for young students, Michael has worked as an instructor and consultant with Microsoft, and is also teaching Game Design at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech. Michael has over 10 years of experience in teaching young students, and has developed various courses in Video Game Design for grades K-12. Michael is an experienced Graphic Designer, a published game developer and illustrator, and an avid gaming and technology enthusiast!
SHA: Super Hero STEAM Club (Entering Grades 2-5)
Super Hero fans ASSEMBLE! In this top secret classified course at Hofstra Summer Camps, young campers will be immersed in the universe of their favorite Marvel and DC super heroes, taking part in exciting new science, art, and technology projects each and every day!
SHA: Super Hero STEAM Club (Entering Grades 2-5)
Super Hero fans ASSEMBLE! In this top secret classified course at Hofstra Summer Camps, young campers will be immersed in the universe of their favorite Marvel and DC super heroes, taking part in exciting new science, art, and technology projects each and every day!
STEM Workshop (Entering Grades 2-5)
Hofstra University STEM camp will impart knowledge and skills for future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math in an engaging and enjoyable setting. This program will develop various life skills through the mastery of problem-solving, originality and creativity. The curriculum will be hands-on learning combining both education and fun with an emphasis on achievement and growth. The goal of the STEM camp is to create next-generation leaders.
STEM Workshop (Entering Grades 2-5)
Hofstra University STEM camp will impart knowledge and skills for future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math in an engaging and enjoyable setting. This program will develop various life skills through the mastery of problem-solving, originality and creativity. The curriculum will be hands-on learning combining both education and fun with an emphasis on achievement and growth. The goal of the STEM camp is to create next-generation leaders.
STEM Workshop (Entering Grades 2-5)
Hofstra University STEM camp will impart knowledge and skills for future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math in an engaging and enjoyable setting. This program will develop various life skills through the mastery of problem-solving, originality and creativity. The curriculum will be hands-on learning combining both education and fun with an emphasis on achievement and growth. The goal of the STEM camp is to create next-generation leaders.
STEM Workshop (Entering Grades 6-10)
Hofstra University STEM camp will impart knowledge and skills for future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math in an engaging and enjoyable setting. This program will develop various life skills through the mastery of problem-solving, originality and creativity. The curriculum will be hands-on learning combining both education and fun with an emphasis on achievement and growth. The goal of the STEM camp is to create next-generation leaders.
STEM Workshop (Entering Grades 6-10)
Hofstra University STEM camp will impart knowledge and skills for future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math in an engaging and enjoyable setting. This program will develop various life skills through the mastery of problem-solving, originality and creativity. The curriculum will be hands-on learning combining both education and fun with an emphasis on achievement and growth. The goal of the STEM camp is to create next-generation leaders.
STEM Workshop (Entering Grades 6-10)
Hofstra University STEM camp will impart knowledge and skills for future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math in an engaging and enjoyable setting. This program will develop various life skills through the mastery of problem-solving, originality and creativity. The curriculum will be hands-on learning combining both education and fun with an emphasis on achievement and growth. The goal of the STEM camp is to create next-generation leaders.
Science Discovery Lab (Entering Grades 2-5)
Someone once said, “Never trust an atom, they make up everything.” In its simplest form science is the idea of solving a problem or answering a question. In science camp children will have the opportunity to do exactly that. Campers will engage in fun hands-on experiments and will be exposed to many areas of science, including physics, chemistry, biology and more. This interactive camp program will challenge students to think, learn and grow. Students will develop scientific skills and self-confidence all while building friendships that can last forever.
Science Discovery Lab (Entering Grades 6-10)
Someone once said, “Never trust an atom, they make up everything.” In its simplest form science is the idea of solving a problem or answering a question. In science camp children will have the opportunity to do exactly that. Campers will engage in fun hands-on experiments and will be exposed to many areas of science, including physics, chemistry, biology and more. This interactive camp program will challenge students to think, learn and grow. Students will develop scientific skills and self-confidence all while building friendships that can last forever.
Scratch Programming (Entering Grades 2-5)
Programming with Scratch offers students of all ages a fun and meaningful introduction to programming. Students learn to program games and activities by snapping together code blocks instead of writing many lines of code. Scratch's puzzle-like design prevents young coders from getting frustrated with errors related to abstract concepts such as programming syntax and semantics.Using Scratch will allows the students to learn programming in a hands-on environment in order to gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in learning traditional programming languages such as Python, Java, C++ and many others. In class students will learn basic programming logic, improve math skills and create games and activities using Scratch.
Scratch Programming (Entering Grades 2-5)
Programming with Scratch offers students of all ages a fun and meaningful introduction to programming. Students learn to program games and activities by snapping together code blocks instead of writing many lines of code. Scratch's puzzle-like design prevents young coders from getting frustrated with errors related to abstract concepts such as programming syntax and semantics.Using Scratch will allows the students to learn programming in a hands-on environment in order to gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in learning traditional programming languages such as Python, Java, C++ and many others. In class students will learn basic programming logic, improve math skills and create games and activities using Scratch.
Scratch Programming (Entering Grades 2-5)
Programming with Scratch offers students of all ages a fun and meaningful introduction to programming. Students learn to program games and activities by snapping together code blocks instead of writing many lines of code. Scratch's puzzle-like design prevents young coders from getting frustrated with errors related to abstract concepts such as programming syntax and semantics.Using Scratch will allows the students to learn programming in a hands-on environment in order to gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in learning traditional programming languages such as Python, Java, C++ and many others. In class students will learn basic programming logic, improve math skills and create games and activities using Scratch.
Soccer (Entering Grades 2-5)
Goooaaalll! Hofstra Summer Camps is proud to offer our specialty soccer program. This program is designed to give players a chance to learn, practice and enhance their soccer skills. Participants develop fundamental techniques for passing, heading, shooting, trapping, dribbling and goal keeping, plus learn the strategies and rules of the game. Whether you are a new player or a more seasoned one, don’t miss your shot at reaching your goal of being a better soccer player, and come be a part of our soccer camp this summer.
Soccer (Entering Grades 6-10)
Goooaaalll! Hofstra Summer Camps is proud to offer our specialty soccer program. This program is designed to give players a chance to learn, practice and enhance their soccer skills. Participants develop fundamental techniques for passing, heading, shooting, trapping, dribbling and goal keeping, plus learn the strategies and rules of the game. Whether you are a new player or a more seasoned one, don’t miss your shot at reaching your goal of being a better soccer player, and come be a part of our soccer camp this summer.
Sports Sampler (Entering Grades 2-5)
Not sure which sport you prefer. Here’s your chance take try them out and see which one is for you. Join us for our Sports Sampler and you will have the opportunity to spend time in three of our fantastic sports programs. During this two week session, campers will spend time in our Basketball, Soccer, and Tennis programs. This program provides campers and opportunity to see which sport is really for them. Campers will also get to spend a day working on trust building and team building exercises in our Adventure Education Program Campers wishing to register for a future session of any of these programs will be guaranteed a spot in the program of their choice in the even a program closes out.
Take Your Best Shot: Photography Camp (Entering Grades 4-10)
The best way to become a better photographer is to get out into the world and take pictures. Pictures of people, places and things. And then look at them together and talk about them. In this weeklong session, your camper will learn the basics of how to make a great photo: from picking the subject matter to composition, lighting and camera control. Whether your child has digital SLR, a point-and-shoot camera or a smart phone, this is the place to be to learn how to take your best shot!
Tennis (Entering Grades 2-5)
The Hofstra Tennis specialty can accommodate children of all levels of play. On the first day of camp, each child is evaluated – based on his or her ability – and placed into the appropriate group. No child is locked into a skill group; if a child’s skills progress, he or she will be moved to a more advanced group. In 2011, Hofstra added the “10 and Under Tennis” specialty to its general Tennis program. This is the newest approach to teaching tennis to youngsters 10 years of age and younger. Sanctioned by the USTA, “10 and Under Tennis” takes a new approach to introducing kids to the game. The balls are lower in compression and therefore bounce lower and slower, allowing youngsters to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. Children under 10 years of age that already are proficient will continue to use standard tennis balls. Each day’s lesson begins with stretching and warm-up exercises. Whenever possible, lessons are taught in the form of a game. Each day, children are taught the basic strokes of forehand, backhand and volley. Campers are introduced to or taught (depending on skill level) other strokes such as overheads, serves, approach shots, topspin, and slices, etc. Those able to play regular games are taught scoring, strategy, and mental toughness for match play. Each daily session ends with some non-stressful competition that is fun for every camper! During the morning specialty, an awards ceremony occurs at the close of each day. A child from each group receives an MVP award for being the most improved of the day, most sportsmanship, winning the most points, etc. On the last day of each session, campers will participate in a tournament with Olympics scoring. During the tournament, all campers are divided into four teams, and children play while instructors keep score. Each session, this process is repeated, but with different games and different drills to keep the program new and exciting. Our counselors provide individual attention within the groups and new activities are added every day. When children enroll for two or three sessions, they often progress to different courts and have different instructors and children in their groups.
Tennis (Entering Grades 2-5)
The Hofstra Tennis specialty can accommodate children of all levels of play. On the first day of camp, each child is evaluated – based on his or her ability – and placed into the appropriate group. No child is locked into a skill group; if a child’s skills progress, he or she will be moved to a more advanced group. In 2011, Hofstra added the “10 and Under Tennis” specialty to its general Tennis program. This is the newest approach to teaching tennis to youngsters 10 years of age and younger. Sanctioned by the USTA, “10 and Under Tennis” takes a new approach to introducing kids to the game. The balls are lower in compression and therefore bounce lower and slower, allowing youngsters to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. Children under 10 years of age that already are proficient will continue to use standard tennis balls. Each day’s lesson begins with stretching and warm-up exercises. Whenever possible, lessons are taught in the form of a game. Each day, children are taught the basic strokes of forehand, backhand and volley. Campers are introduced to or taught (depending on skill level) other strokes such as overheads, serves, approach shots, topspin, and slices, etc. Those able to play regular games are taught scoring, strategy, and mental toughness for match play. Each daily session ends with some non-stressful competition that is fun for every camper! During the morning specialty, an awards ceremony occurs at the close of each day. A child from each group receives an MVP award for being the most improved of the day, most sportsmanship, winning the most points, etc. On the last day of each session, campers will participate in a tournament with Olympics scoring. During the tournament, all campers are divided into four teams, and children play while instructors keep score. Each session, this process is repeated, but with different games and different drills to keep the program new and exciting. Our counselors provide individual attention within the groups and new activities are added every day. When children enroll for two or three sessions, they often progress to different courts and have different instructors and children in their groups.
Tennis (Entering Grades 2-5)
The Hofstra Tennis specialty can accommodate children of all levels of play. On the first day of camp, each child is evaluated – based on his or her ability – and placed into the appropriate group. No child is locked into a skill group; if a child’s skills progress, he or she will be moved to a more advanced group. In 2011, Hofstra added the “10 and Under Tennis” specialty to its general Tennis program. This is the newest approach to teaching tennis to youngsters 10 years of age and younger. Sanctioned by the USTA, “10 and Under Tennis” takes a new approach to introducing kids to the game. The balls are lower in compression and therefore bounce lower and slower, allowing youngsters to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. Children under 10 years of age that already are proficient will continue to use standard tennis balls. Each day’s lesson begins with stretching and warm-up exercises. Whenever possible, lessons are taught in the form of a game. Each day, children are taught the basic strokes of forehand, backhand and volley. Campers are introduced to or taught (depending on skill level) other strokes such as overheads, serves, approach shots, topspin, and slices, etc. Those able to play regular games are taught scoring, strategy, and mental toughness for match play. Each daily session ends with some non-stressful competition that is fun for every camper! During the morning specialty, an awards ceremony occurs at the close of each day. A child from each group receives an MVP award for being the most improved of the day, most sportsmanship, winning the most points, etc. On the last day of each session, campers will participate in a tournament with Olympics scoring. During the tournament, all campers are divided into four teams, and children play while instructors keep score. Each session, this process is repeated, but with different games and different drills to keep the program new and exciting. Our counselors provide individual attention within the groups and new activities are added every day. When children enroll for two or three sessions, they often progress to different courts and have different instructors and children in their groups.
Tennis (Entering Grades 6-10)
The Hofstra Tennis specialty can accommodate children of all levels of play. On the first day of camp, each child is evaluated – based on his or her ability – and placed into the appropriate group. No child is locked into a skill group; if a child’s skills progress, he or she will be moved to a more advanced group. In 2011, Hofstra added the “10 and Under Tennis” specialty to its general Tennis program. This is the newest approach to teaching tennis to youngsters 10 years of age and younger. Sanctioned by the USTA, “10 and Under Tennis” takes a new approach to introducing kids to the game. The balls are lower in compression and therefore bounce lower and slower, allowing youngsters to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. Children under 10 years of age that already are proficient will continue to use standard tennis balls. Each day’s lesson begins with stretching and warm-up exercises. Whenever possible, lessons are taught in the form of a game. Each day, children are taught the basic strokes of forehand, backhand and volley. Campers are introduced to or taught (depending on skill level) other strokes such as overheads, serves, approach shots, topspin, and slices, etc. Those able to play regular games are taught scoring, strategy, and mental toughness for match play. Each daily session ends with some non-stressful competition that is fun for every camper! During the morning specialty, an awards ceremony occurs at the close of each day. A child from each group receives an MVP award for being the most improved of the day, most sportsmanship, winning the most points, etc. On the last day of each session, campers will participate in a tournament with Olympics scoring. During the tournament, all campers are divided into four teams, and children play while instructors keep score. Each session, this process is repeated, but with different games and different drills to keep the program new and exciting. Our counselors provide individual attention within the groups and new activities are added every day. When children enroll for two or three sessions, they often progress to different courts and have different instructors and children in their groups.
Tennis (Entering Grades 6-10)
The Hofstra Tennis specialty can accommodate children of all levels of play. On the first day of camp, each child is evaluated – based on his or her ability – and placed into the appropriate group. No child is locked into a skill group; if a child’s skills progress, he or she will be moved to a more advanced group. In 2011, Hofstra added the “10 and Under Tennis” specialty to its general Tennis program. This is the newest approach to teaching tennis to youngsters 10 years of age and younger. Sanctioned by the USTA, “10 and Under Tennis” takes a new approach to introducing kids to the game. The balls are lower in compression and therefore bounce lower and slower, allowing youngsters to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. Children under 10 years of age that already are proficient will continue to use standard tennis balls. Each day’s lesson begins with stretching and warm-up exercises. Whenever possible, lessons are taught in the form of a game. Each day, children are taught the basic strokes of forehand, backhand and volley. Campers are introduced to or taught (depending on skill level) other strokes such as overheads, serves, approach shots, topspin, and slices, etc. Those able to play regular games are taught scoring, strategy, and mental toughness for match play. Each daily session ends with some non-stressful competition that is fun for every camper! During the morning specialty, an awards ceremony occurs at the close of each day. A child from each group receives an MVP award for being the most improved of the day, most sportsmanship, winning the most points, etc. On the last day of each session, campers will participate in a tournament with Olympics scoring. During the tournament, all campers are divided into four teams, and children play while instructors keep score. Each session, this process is repeated, but with different games and different drills to keep the program new and exciting. Our counselors provide individual attention within the groups and new activities are added every day. When children enroll for two or three sessions, they often progress to different courts and have different instructors and children in their groups.
Tennis (Entering Grades 6-10)
The Hofstra Tennis specialty can accommodate children of all levels of play. On the first day of camp, each child is evaluated – based on his or her ability – and placed into the appropriate group. No child is locked into a skill group; if a child’s skills progress, he or she will be moved to a more advanced group. In 2011, Hofstra added the “10 and Under Tennis” specialty to its general Tennis program. This is the newest approach to teaching tennis to youngsters 10 years of age and younger. Sanctioned by the USTA, “10 and Under Tennis” takes a new approach to introducing kids to the game. The balls are lower in compression and therefore bounce lower and slower, allowing youngsters to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. Children under 10 years of age that already are proficient will continue to use standard tennis balls. Each day’s lesson begins with stretching and warm-up exercises. Whenever possible, lessons are taught in the form of a game. Each day, children are taught the basic strokes of forehand, backhand and volley. Campers are introduced to or taught (depending on skill level) other strokes such as overheads, serves, approach shots, topspin, and slices, etc. Those able to play regular games are taught scoring, strategy, and mental toughness for match play. Each daily session ends with some non-stressful competition that is fun for every camper! During the morning specialty, an awards ceremony occurs at the close of each day. A child from each group receives an MVP award for being the most improved of the day, most sportsmanship, winning the most points, etc. On the last day of each session, campers will participate in a tournament with Olympics scoring. During the tournament, all campers are divided into four teams, and children play while instructors keep score. Each session, this process is repeated, but with different games and different drills to keep the program new and exciting. Our counselors provide individual attention within the groups and new activities are added every day. When children enroll for two or three sessions, they often progress to different courts and have different instructors and children in their groups.
The Hofstra Art Experience (Entering Grades 2-5)
Paint yourself a picture of a summer camp filled with amazing art work. This camp teaches age-specific art techniques, styles, and mediums using individual and small-group instruction. Whether you’re a beginning artist or already familiar with many techniques, this camp will offer you new and exciting ways to express your artistic vision. Curriculum Areas Include: Polymer Clay: Campers create sculptures, decorative masks, vases, artistic jewelry pieces and mosaics. Standard techniques of clay sculpting and armature building help create new and exciting projects. Beyond the Rainbow-Painting: Campers learn various techniques of painting through watercolor, tempera, acrylic paints and multimedia paint projects. Each student experiences methods of mixing paints and shading, and 2-D and 3-D projects are addressed while learning different brush strokes. Cartooning for Graphic Storytelling: Grades 2-5 Students learn how to design their own original characters and through the medium of comics, tell simple stories using the four panel comic strip. Students are encouraged to be as original as possible and emphasis is on creating comic strips that are easy to read. Students also learn some basic comic strip design and composition principles to help them tell stories. Grades 6-9 Students learn to create comic book art and illustration for publication. Techniques such as penciling, inking, page layout and drawing fundamentals are taught in the service of telling stories. Students also learn how to create work for publication. The goal of the class is to create and anthology comic book of student work by the end of the session.
The Hofstra Art Experience (Entering Grades 2-5)
Paint yourself a picture of a summer camp filled with amazing art work. This camp teaches age-specific art techniques, styles, and mediums using individual and small-group instruction. Whether you’re a beginning artist or already familiar with many techniques, this camp will offer you new and exciting ways to express your artistic vision. Curriculum Areas Include: Polymer Clay: Campers create sculptures, decorative masks, vases, artistic jewelry pieces and mosaics. Standard techniques of clay sculpting and armature building help create new and exciting projects. Beyond the Rainbow-Painting: Campers learn various techniques of painting through watercolor, tempera, acrylic paints and multimedia paint projects. Each student experiences methods of mixing paints and shading, and 2-D and 3-D projects are addressed while learning different brush strokes. Cartooning for Graphic Storytelling: Grades 2-5 Students learn how to design their own original characters and through the medium of comics, tell simple stories using the four panel comic strip. Students are encouraged to be as original as possible and emphasis is on creating comic strips that are easy to read. Students also learn some basic comic strip design and composition principles to help them tell stories. Grades 6-9 Students learn to create comic book art and illustration for publication. Techniques such as penciling, inking, page layout and drawing fundamentals are taught in the service of telling stories. Students also learn how to create work for publication. The goal of the class is to create and anthology comic book of student work by the end of the session.
The Hofstra Art Experience (Entering Grades 2-5)
Paint yourself a picture of a summer camp filled with amazing art work. This camp teaches age-specific art techniques, styles, and mediums using individual and small-group instruction. Whether you’re a beginning artist or already familiar with many techniques, this camp will offer you new and exciting ways to express your artistic vision. Curriculum Areas Include: Polymer Clay: Campers create sculptures, decorative masks, vases, artistic jewelry pieces and mosaics. Standard techniques of clay sculpting and armature building help create new and exciting projects. Beyond the Rainbow-Painting: Campers learn various techniques of painting through watercolor, tempera, acrylic paints and multimedia paint projects. Each student experiences methods of mixing paints and shading, and 2-D and 3-D projects are addressed while learning different brush strokes. Cartooning for Graphic Storytelling: Grades 2-5 Students learn how to design their own original characters and through the medium of comics, tell simple stories using the four panel comic strip. Students are encouraged to be as original as possible and emphasis is on creating comic strips that are easy to read. Students also learn some basic comic strip design and composition principles to help them tell stories. Grades 6-9 Students learn to create comic book art and illustration for publication. Techniques such as penciling, inking, page layout and drawing fundamentals are taught in the service of telling stories. Students also learn how to create work for publication. The goal of the class is to create and anthology comic book of student work by the end of the session.
The Hofstra Art Experience (Entering Grades 6-10)
Paint yourself a picture of a summer camp filled with amazing art work. This camp teaches age-specific art techniques, styles, and mediums using individual and small-group instruction. Whether you’re a beginning artist or already familiar with many techniques, this camp will offer you new and exciting ways to express your artistic vision. Curriculum Areas Include: Polymer Clay: Campers create sculptures, decorative masks, vases, artistic jewelry pieces and mosaics. Standard techniques of clay sculpting and armature building help create new and exciting projects. Beyond the Rainbow-Painting: Campers learn various techniques of painting through watercolor, tempera, acrylic paints and multimedia paint projects. Each student experiences methods of mixing paints and shading, and 2-D and 3-D projects are addressed while learning different brush strokes. Cartooning for Graphic Storytelling: Grades 2-5 Students learn how to design their own original characters and through the medium of comics, tell simple stories using the four panel comic strip. Students are encouraged to be as original as possible and emphasis is on creating comic strips that are easy to read. Students also learn some basic comic strip design and composition principles to help them tell stories. Grades 6-9 Students learn to create comic book art and illustration for publication. Techniques such as penciling, inking, page layout and drawing fundamentals are taught in the service of telling stories. Students also learn how to create work for publication. The goal of the class is to create and anthology comic book of student work by the end of the session.
The Hofstra Art Experience (Entering Grades 6-10)
Paint yourself a picture of a summer camp filled with amazing art work. This camp teaches age-specific art techniques, styles, and mediums using individual and small-group instruction. Whether you’re a beginning artist or already familiar with many techniques, this camp will offer you new and exciting ways to express your artistic vision. Curriculum Areas Include: Polymer Clay: Campers create sculptures, decorative masks, vases, artistic jewelry pieces and mosaics. Standard techniques of clay sculpting and armature building help create new and exciting projects. Beyond the Rainbow-Painting: Campers learn various techniques of painting through watercolor, tempera, acrylic paints and multimedia paint projects. Each student experiences methods of mixing paints and shading, and 2-D and 3-D projects are addressed while learning different brush strokes. Cartooning for Graphic Storytelling: Grades 2-5 Students learn how to design their own original characters and through the medium of comics, tell simple stories using the four panel comic strip. Students are encouraged to be as original as possible and emphasis is on creating comic strips that are easy to read. Students also learn some basic comic strip design and composition principles to help them tell stories. Grades 6-9 Students learn to create comic book art and illustration for publication. Techniques such as penciling, inking, page layout and drawing fundamentals are taught in the service of telling stories. Students also learn how to create work for publication. The goal of the class is to create and anthology comic book of student work by the end of the session.
The Hofstra Art Experience (Entering Grades 6-10)
Paint yourself a picture of a summer camp filled with amazing art work. This camp teaches age-specific art techniques, styles, and mediums using individual and small-group instruction. Whether you’re a beginning artist or already familiar with many techniques, this camp will offer you new and exciting ways to express your artistic vision. Curriculum Areas Include: Polymer Clay: Campers create sculptures, decorative masks, vases, artistic jewelry pieces and mosaics. Standard techniques of clay sculpting and armature building help create new and exciting projects. Beyond the Rainbow-Painting: Campers learn various techniques of painting through watercolor, tempera, acrylic paints and multimedia paint projects. Each student experiences methods of mixing paints and shading, and 2-D and 3-D projects are addressed while learning different brush strokes. Cartooning for Graphic Storytelling: Grades 2-5 Students learn how to design their own original characters and through the medium of comics, tell simple stories using the four panel comic strip. Students are encouraged to be as original as possible and emphasis is on creating comic strips that are easy to read. Students also learn some basic comic strip design and composition principles to help them tell stories. Grades 6-9 Students learn to create comic book art and illustration for publication. Techniques such as penciling, inking, page layout and drawing fundamentals are taught in the service of telling stories. Students also learn how to create work for publication. The goal of the class is to create and anthology comic book of student work by the end of the session.
The Hofstra Music Experience (Entering Grades 4-12)
This invigorating one-week, full-day camp is designed to provide young musicians with an opportunity to experience exciting music of all styles and have the ability to work hard, have fun and build lasting friendships. This camp is open to musicians and/or singers of any experience level with our goal to guide every camper on a path of individual and creative growth. Our campers will work on skills such as reading music, vocal or instrumental technique, and tackling repertoire in group and ensemble settings. All rehearsals will take place in Hofstra’s state-of-the-art facilities as well as our end of the session performance to which all family and friends are welcome. Don’t miss your chance to connect, learn, create and perform in the world of music this summer!
Travel Camp (Entering Grades 2-10)
Each day the Hofstra bus will leave to explore a different exciting destination in the New York Metropolitan area. Trips have included such great locations as Country Fair Amusements, Atlantis Marine World, NY Hall of Science, Fire Island, Boomers Amusement Park, Dave and Busters, fishing, and Adventureland. Experienced camp directors and staff guide the trips, and the tuition includes all admission fees, materials, lunch and round-trip transportation from Hofstra. Note: All trips are subject to change.
Travel Plus (Entering Grades 6-10)
Are you ready for bigger and better? With Travel Plus Camp we stretch the boundaries of trips and of fun and imagination. With early drop-offs and late returns, campers in grades 6 through 9 can explore new places farther away from campus. In the past, trips have included locations such as Medieval Times, Madame Tussauds, Liberty Science Center, Six Flags Great Adventure, Bronx Zoo, Statue of Liberty and a Major League Baseball game. Experienced camp directors and staff guide the trips, and the tuition includes all admission fees, materials, lunch and round-trip transportation from Hofstra. Note: All trips are subject to change.
Un-refunded Funds
Letter Of Credit
VG1: Video Game Design Foundations (Entering Grades 2-5)
Design your very own mobile Video Game Apps! In this special 3-part course, campers will learn the fundamentals of Video Game Development and App Design as they design and program a fully functional video game from start to finish, complete with unique characters, levels, backgrounds, and able to be tested and played on a real mobile device! In Session 1, learn how to create a Top-down Action/Adventure game, similar to games like the Legend of Zelda and Halo: Spartan Strike. Make even more games in Sessions 2 and 3, and even earn a special video game designer certificate and business card if you take 3 video game courses over the summer! WHAT’S NEXT? Campers can repeat VG1 all summer as projects change each session, or they can move on to the 3D Game Design featuring Oculus Rift or Video Game Design Studio courses! Instructor: Austin SmithAustin Smith has been a veteran teacher with Game Builders Academy since 2008. During that time, he has developed a vast amount of curricula for many different Video Game Development courses for students of all ages. He is an accomplished independent game developer, an experienced programmer, and has released multiple games. Austin has earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Adelphi University and is familiar with C++, C# programming languages, as well as GameMaker and Unity software.
VG1: Video Game Design Foundations (Entering Grades 2-5)
Design your very own mobile Video Game Apps! In this special 3-part course, campers will learn the fundamentals of Video Game Development and App Design as they design and program a fully functional video game from start to finish, complete with unique characters, levels, backgrounds, and able to be tested and played on a real mobile device! In Session 1, learn how to create a Top-down Action/Adventure game, similar to games like the Legend of Zelda and Halo: Spartan Strike. Make even more games in Sessions 2 and 3, and even earn a special video game designer certificate and business card if you take 3 video game courses over the summer! WHAT’S NEXT? Campers can repeat VG1 all summer as projects change each session, or they can move on to the 3D Game Design featuring Oculus Rift or Video Game Design Studio courses! Instructor: Austin SmithAustin Smith has been a veteran teacher with Game Builders Academy since 2008. During that time, he has developed a vast amount of curricula for many different Video Game Development courses for students of all ages. He is an accomplished independent game developer, an experienced programmer, and has released multiple games. Austin has earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Adelphi University and is familiar with C++, C# programming languages, as well as GameMaker and Unity software.
VG1: Video Game Design Foundations (Entering Grades 2-5)
Design your very own mobile Video Game Apps! In this special 3-part course, campers will learn the fundamentals of Video Game Development and App Design as they design and program a fully functional video game from start to finish, complete with unique characters, levels, backgrounds, and able to be tested and played on a real mobile device! In Session 1, learn how to create a Top-down Action/Adventure game, similar to games like the Legend of Zelda and Halo: Spartan Strike. Make even more games in Sessions 2 and 3, and even earn a special video game designer certificate and business card if you take 3 video game courses over the summer! WHAT’S NEXT? Campers can repeat VG1 all summer as projects change each session, or they can move on to the 3D Game Design featuring Oculus Rift or Video Game Design Studio courses! Instructor: Austin SmithAustin Smith has been a veteran teacher with Game Builders Academy since 2008. During that time, he has developed a vast amount of curricula for many different Video Game Development courses for students of all ages. He is an accomplished independent game developer, an experienced programmer, and has released multiple games. Austin has earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Adelphi University and is familiar with C++, C# programming languages, as well as GameMaker and Unity software.
VG1: Video Game Design Foundations (Entering Grades 6-10)
Design your very own mobile Video Game Apps! In this special 3-part course, campers will learn the fundamentals of Video Game Development and App Design as they design and program a fully functional video game from start to finish, complete with unique characters, levels, backgrounds, and able to be tested and played on a real mobile device! In Session 1, learn how to create a Top-down Action/Adventure game, similar to games like the Legend of Zelda and Halo: Spartan Strike. Make even more games in Sessions 2 and 3, and even earn a special video game designer certificate and business card if you take 3 video game courses over the summer! WHAT’S NEXT? Campers can repeat VG1 all summer as projects change each session, or they can move on to the 3D Game Design featuring Oculus Rift or Video Game Design Studio courses! Instructor: Austin SmithAustin Smith has been a veteran teacher with Game Builders Academy since 2008. During that time, he has developed a vast amount of curricula for many different Video Game Development courses for students of all ages. He is an accomplished independent game developer, an experienced programmer, and has released multiple games. Austin has earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Adelphi University and is familiar with C++, C# programming languages, as well as GameMaker and Unity software.
VG1: Video Game Design Foundations (Entering Grades 6-10)
Design your very own mobile Video Game Apps! In this special 3-part course, campers will learn the fundamentals of Video Game Development and App Design as they design and program a fully functional video game from start to finish, complete with unique characters, levels, backgrounds, and able to be tested and played on a real mobile device! In Session 1, learn how to create a Top-down Action/Adventure game, similar to games like the Legend of Zelda and Halo: Spartan Strike. Make even more games in Sessions 2 and 3, and even earn a special video game designer certificate and business card if you take 3 video game courses over the summer! WHAT’S NEXT? Campers can repeat VG1 all summer as projects change each session, or they can move on to the 3D Game Design featuring Oculus Rift or Video Game Design Studio courses! Instructor: Austin SmithAustin Smith has been a veteran teacher with Game Builders Academy since 2008. During that time, he has developed a vast amount of curricula for many different Video Game Development courses for students of all ages. He is an accomplished independent game developer, an experienced programmer, and has released multiple games. Austin has earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Adelphi University and is familiar with C++, C# programming languages, as well as GameMaker and Unity software.
VG1: Video Game Design Foundations (Entering Grades 6-10)
Design your very own mobile Video Game Apps! In this special 3-part course, campers will learn the fundamentals of Video Game Development and App Design as they design and program a fully functional video game from start to finish, complete with unique characters, levels, backgrounds, and able to be tested and played on a real mobile device! In Session 1, learn how to create a Top-down Action/Adventure game, similar to games like the Legend of Zelda and Halo: Spartan Strike. Make even more games in Sessions 2 and 3, and even earn a special video game designer certificate and business card if you take 3 video game courses over the summer! WHAT’S NEXT? Campers can repeat VG1 all summer as projects change each session, or they can move on to the 3D Game Design featuring Oculus Rift or Video Game Design Studio courses! Instructor: Austin SmithAustin Smith has been a veteran teacher with Game Builders Academy since 2008. During that time, he has developed a vast amount of curricula for many different Video Game Development courses for students of all ages. He is an accomplished independent game developer, an experienced programmer, and has released multiple games. Austin has earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Adelphi University and is familiar with C++, C# programming languages, as well as GameMaker and Unity software.
VG1: Video Game Design Foundations: Bonus Game (Entering Grades 2-10)
Design your very own mobile video game apps! In this course, campers will learn the fundamentals of video game development and app design as they design and program a fully functional video game from start to finish, complete with unique characters, levels, backgrounds, and able to be tested and played on a real mobile device! In Session 1, learn how to create a top-down action/adventure game, similar to games like the Legend of Zelda and Halo: Spartan Strike. In Session 2, learn how to create a side-scrolling endless platformer game, similar to games like Super Mario Bros. and Flappy Bird. In Session 3, learn how to create a mouse and touch screen-based space game, similar to games like Space Invaders and Shooty Skies. Continue the fun in Session 4 to make one more bonus game using mouse and mobile touch screen controls!
VGP: Video Game Design Professionals
For young professionals who are serious about creating their own video games and breaking into today's video game industry, this course offers an exciting look into the skills and techniques needed to succeed, and will result in each student designing and completing their own video games. Students will be instructed by an experienced game developer who will guide each student, whether newcomers or seasoned developers, toward their individual professional goals. Students will also gain an understanding of the many job titles associated with game design, and what skills and experience are necessary to reach their desired positions and become successful in their field. Instructor: Michael PuglieseCo-Founder and President of Game Builders Academy, Michael holds a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics from the New York Institute of Technology where he received multiple awards for his work. Devoted to technology education for young students, Michael has worked as an instructor and consultant with Microsoft, and is also teaching Game Design at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech. Michael has over 10 years of experience in teaching young students, and has developed various courses in Video Game Design for grades K-12. Michael is an experienced Graphic Designer, a published game developer and illustrator, and an avid gaming and technology enthusiast! For further information, contact Jessica Dease at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu
VGX: RPG Maker Game Design (Entering Grades 6-10)
This program uses the popular RPG Maker MV engine to create one of the most widely camper-requested and critically-acclaimed genres of video games: Role Playing Games! Analyzing the rich stories of games like Undertale and the Final Fantasy series, campers will create games with sprawling maps and tile sets, story-driven characters with dialogue, sophisticated battle systems, event-based coding, and more!
VGX: Unreal Engine Game Design (Entering Grades 6-10)
This program has campers working in the powerful Unreal Engine 4, the same software used to make the groundbreaking Battle Royale game, Fortnite! The latest Unreal Engine 4 provides unmatched high-end graphical capabilities and cutting-edge physics systems which campers will take full advantage of as they design and code their own games with dynamic 3D terrain, lighting, textures, and more!
VGX: VR Unity Game Design (Entering Grades 6-10)
This will have campers coding their own fully 3D games with Unity 3D’s powerful C# language, the same software used to make games such as Cuphead and Pokémon Go! As they develop their games, campers will learn to utilize the revolutionary Virtual Reality(VR) and Augmented Reality(AR) features of the engine, and test their games using real Oculus Rift VR systems and other cutting edge technology!
VPA: Virtual Reality Painting and Digital Arts (Entering Grades 2-5)
In this innovative new course, young artists will get a crash course in the most cutting-edge digital tools and technologies available today, including the explosive new field of Virtual Reality art. Using state-of-the-art Oculus VR technology, campers can now paint wondrous works of art within a captivating virtual 3D space which must truly be seen to be believed. In addition, campers will work with a plethora of industry leading tools and mediums, such as Adobe Photoshop, Google Tiltbrush, Paint3D, Wacom drawing tablets, TinkerCAD, Pixel/Voxel art, and much more! Whether you aspire to be a classic artist, graphic designer, cartoonist, game artist, 3D designer, or beyond, each camper will come away with a great insight into the industry as well as a digital portfolio of all their finished works!
VPA: Virtual Reality Painting and Digital Arts (Entering Grades 2-5)
In this innovative new course, young artists will get a crash course in the most cutting-edge digital tools and technologies available today, including the explosive new field of Virtual Reality art. Using state-of-the-art Oculus VR technology, campers can now paint wondrous works of art within a captivating virtual 3D space which must truly be seen to be believed. In addition, campers will work with a plethora of industry leading tools and mediums, such as Adobe Photoshop, Google Tiltbrush, Paint3D, Wacom drawing tablets, TinkerCAD, Pixel/Voxel art, and much more! Whether you aspire to be a classic artist, graphic designer, cartoonist, game artist, 3D designer, or beyond, each camper will come away with a great insight into the industry as well as a digital portfolio of all their finished works!
VPA: Virtual Reality Painting and Digital Arts (Entering Grades 2-5)
In this innovative new course, young artists will get a crash course in the most cutting-edge digital tools and technologies available today, including the explosive new field of Virtual Reality art. Using state-of-the-art Oculus VR technology, campers can now paint wondrous works of art within a captivating virtual 3D space which must truly be seen to be believed. In addition, campers will work with a plethora of industry leading tools and mediums, such as Adobe Photoshop, Google Tiltbrush, Paint3D, Wacom drawing tablets, TinkerCAD, Pixel/Voxel art, and much more! Whether you aspire to be a classic artist, graphic designer, cartoonist, game artist, 3D designer, or beyond, each camper will come away with a great insight into the industry as well as a digital portfolio of all their finished works!
VPA: Virtual Reality Painting and Digital Arts (Entering Grades 6-10)
In this innovative new course, young artists will get a crash course in the most cutting-edge digital tools and technologies available today, including the explosive new field of Virtual Reality art. Using state-of-the-art Oculus VR technology, campers can now paint wondrous works of art within a captivating virtual 3D space which must truly be seen to be believed. In addition, campers will work with a plethora of industry leading tools and mediums, such as Adobe Photoshop, Google Tiltbrush, Paint3D, Wacom drawing tablets, TinkerCAD, Pixel/Voxel art, and much more! Whether you aspire to be a classic artist, graphic designer, cartoonist, game artist, 3D designer, or beyond, each camper will come away with a great insight into the industry as well as a digital portfolio of all their finished works!
VPA: Virtual Reality Painting and Digital Arts (Entering Grades 6-10)
In this innovative new course, young artists will get a crash course in the most cutting-edge digital tools and technologies available today, including the explosive new field of Virtual Reality art. Using state-of-the-art Oculus VR technology, campers can now paint wondrous works of art within a captivating virtual 3D space which must truly be seen to be believed. In addition, campers will work with a plethora of industry leading tools and mediums, such as Adobe Photoshop, Google Tiltbrush, Paint3D, Wacom drawing tablets, TinkerCAD, Pixel/Voxel art, and much more! Whether you aspire to be a classic artist, graphic designer, cartoonist, game artist, 3D designer, or beyond, each camper will come away with a great insight into the industry as well as a digital portfolio of all their finished works!
VPA: Virtual Reality Painting and Digital Arts (Entering Grades 6-10)
In this innovative new course, young artists will get a crash course in the most cutting-edge digital tools and technologies available today, including the explosive new field of Virtual Reality art. Using state-of-the-art Oculus VR technology, campers can now paint wondrous works of art within a captivating virtual 3D space which must truly be seen to be believed. In addition, campers will work with a plethora of industry leading tools and mediums, such as Adobe Photoshop, Google Tiltbrush, Paint3D, Wacom drawing tablets, TinkerCAD, Pixel/Voxel art, and much more! Whether you aspire to be a classic artist, graphic designer, cartoonist, game artist, 3D designer, or beyond, each camper will come away with a great insight into the industry as well as a digital portfolio of all their finished works!
Woodworking Project Based
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. Campers will learn skills necessary for residential carpentry; including rough and fine work. These skills will allow students to perform basic home repairs to either save money or make money. Interior carpentry work combines hand/eye coordination, reading comprehension, and math skills to solve a real-world issue. Projects vary each summer and is appropriate for new and returning campers. Note: Portions of this program will take place at Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
Woodworking Project Based
For Students Entering Grades 7-11. Campers will learn skills necessary for residential carpentry; including rough and fine work. These skills will allow students to perform basic home repairs to either save money or make money. Interior carpentry work combines hand/eye coordination, reading comprehension, and math skills to solve a real-world issue. Projects vary each summer and is appropriate for new and returning campers. Note: Portions of this program will take place at Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Transportation will be provided between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center Tuition inclusive of $250 non-refundable deposit See our other Hofstra and Nassau BOCES programs For further information, contact Pre-Collegiate Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu
YTB: YouTube Video Production (Entering Grades 6-10)
Learn the skills to become a YouTube sensation! YouTube is the largest, most successful video platform on the web, and in this exciting new course, campers will go from being YouTube viewers to YouTube creators! Campers will learn the fundamental skills and techniques of video recording, editing, lighting, screen capture, special effects, and audio production, and will create their own videos ranging from “How-To” videos, commentary or “Let’s Play” videos, and even basic animation! In addition, campers will explore what makes a YouTube video successful and will learn how to effectively market themselves and even monetize their work! Along with a bevy of technical skills and finished products, campers will come away reinforced in their public speaking and presentation skills. *Student work will not be published to YouTube during camp. Students will receive instructions on how to publish their work at home with a parent’s permission if they choose to do so. Instructor: Michael PuglieseCo-Founder and President of Game Builders Academy, Michael holds a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics from the New York Institute of Technology where he received multiple awards for his work. Devoted to technology education for young students, Michael has worked as an instructor and consultant with Microsoft, and is also teaching Game Design at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech. Michael has over 10 years of experience in teaching young students, and has developed various courses in Video Game Design for grades K-12. Michael is an experienced Graphic Designer, a published game developer and illustrator, and an avid gaming and technology enthusiast!
YTB: YouTube Video Production (Entering Grades 6-10)
Learn the skills to become a YouTube sensation! YouTube is the largest, most successful video platform on the web, and in this exciting new course, campers will go from being YouTube viewers to YouTube creators! Campers will learn the fundamental skills and techniques of video recording, editing, lighting, screen capture, special effects, and audio production, and will create their own videos ranging from “How-To” videos, commentary or “Let’s Play” videos, and even basic animation! In addition, campers will explore what makes a YouTube video successful and will learn how to effectively market themselves and even monetize their work! Along with a bevy of technical skills and finished products, campers will come away reinforced in their public speaking and presentation skills. *Student work will not be published to YouTube during camp. Students will receive instructions on how to publish their work at home with a parent’s permission if they choose to do so. Instructor: Michael PuglieseCo-Founder and President of Game Builders Academy, Michael holds a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics from the New York Institute of Technology where he received multiple awards for his work. Devoted to technology education for young students, Michael has worked as an instructor and consultant with Microsoft, and is also teaching Game Design at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech. Michael has over 10 years of experience in teaching young students, and has developed various courses in Video Game Design for grades K-12. Michael is an experienced Graphic Designer, a published game developer and illustrator, and an avid gaming and technology enthusiast!
YTB: YouTube Video Production (Entering Grades 6-10)
Learn the skills to become a YouTube sensation! YouTube is the largest, most successful video platform on the web, and in this exciting new course, campers will go from being YouTube viewers to YouTube creators! Campers will learn the fundamental skills and techniques of video recording, editing, lighting, screen capture, special effects, and audio production, and will create their own videos ranging from “How-To” videos, commentary or “Let’s Play” videos, and even basic animation! In addition, campers will explore what makes a YouTube video successful and will learn how to effectively market themselves and even monetize their work! Along with a bevy of technical skills and finished products, campers will come away reinforced in their public speaking and presentation skills. *Student work will not be published to YouTube during camp. Students will receive instructions on how to publish their work at home with a parent’s permission if they choose to do so. Instructor: Michael PuglieseCo-Founder and President of Game Builders Academy, Michael holds a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics from the New York Institute of Technology where he received multiple awards for his work. Devoted to technology education for young students, Michael has worked as an instructor and consultant with Microsoft, and is also teaching Game Design at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech. Michael has over 10 years of experience in teaching young students, and has developed various courses in Video Game Design for grades K-12. Michael is an experienced Graphic Designer, a published game developer and illustrator, and an avid gaming and technology enthusiast!