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Future Stars Adventure Camp is an exciting program, incorporating both on-campus, and off-campus activities. The program is modeled on the popular Adventure Education programs that are being featured more frequently in school curriculums across the country.

Adventure Camp aims to create a fun and positive small group experience that fosters leadership skills and encourages the campers to challenge themselves. The goal is to have the campers finish the program with a sense of accomplishment, self-confidence, and a stronger sense of themselves.

Now Offering 2 Sessions for Summer 2020
***Adventure Camp SOLD OUT last summer, be sure to enroll early***

Adventure

Grades: 5-9 (co-ed)
Dates: Jul.20 - Jul.31
2 Weekly Sessions

Time: 9am - 4pm
Extended Hours Available
*Added Costs/No Discounts Apply

TYPICAL DAY

9am Daily Orientation

9:15am Team Building

9:45am Depart for Trip Location

10:15am Adventure Activities

1:15pm Lunch

2pm Depart for Campus

2:30pm Cooperative Games

3pm Team Challenges

3:45pm Daily Recap & Dismissal

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Off-Site Trips
  • Surfing
  • Indoor Rock Climbing
  • Ropes Courses
  • Ninja Warrior Gym
  • Kayak & SUP

Facilities

    Our Adventure Camp makes use of our on-campus facilities while on-site. Off-site facilities are determined by trip locations. 

FEATURES & HIGHLIGHTS
Experienced Physical Education teachers direct and oversee the program with additional expertise offered from the on-site staff at the various trip locations. A limited enrollment will ensure plenty of active play and ‘adventure’ in this unique and rewarding program.

The start of each session will feature initial ice-breaker activities and staff presentations as to the goals and expectations of the group. Campers will get to know each other and the staff, participate in cooperative games and discuss the themes for the program (Communication/Respect for Differences/Problem Solving). By promoting positive working relationships, the staff will encourage leadership roles and apply strategy while working on ‘project adventure’ style initiatives.

Summer 2020 Adventure Camp Trip Itinerary:
We are currently planning the itinerary for this year's trips and will send out an email once enrollment is open for this program. 

FACILITIES & LOGISTICS
Adventure Camp will be based at Farmingdale State College, with on-campus activities utilizing collegiate athletics facilities. Daily drop-off and pick-up will take place at Farmingdale State College, with off-campus trips utilizing Future Stars’ transportation provider.

ADVENTURE STAFF
Peter Muller returns to direct and oversee the Adventure Camp, as well as Multi-Sports. Pete is a Physical Education teacher in NYC, and coaches various sports throughout the year. He will be bringing his experience and expertise to the Adventure program and is excited to be a part of this one-of-a-kind camp offering. Peter is certified through American Red Cross for First-Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

Additional program coaches, instructors, and lifeguards will also be on site at the various off-campus trip locations.

PRICING & REGISTRATION
Adventure Camp has a limited enrollment and is expected to sell out each year, so please register early to avoid disappointment. Registration will be available in February, when trips have been planned.

$775 p/camper price includes tuition, trip fees and trip transportation costs only.
*Campers must bring their own packed lunch in an insulated lunch bag to take on daily adventures.

There are NO applicable early enrollment or group discounts for Adventure Camp
Registered Adventure Campers will be required to complete and submit Future Stars Camper Forms AND additional waivers for specific trip locations.

Registered Adventure Campers will receive all paperwork and detailed itinerary prior to the start of the program. Basically just mirroring all the text and links we have on the current Farmingdale Adventure Camp Page.

 

FACILITIES

Farmingdale State College athletics department sponsors 18 NCAA DIII intercollegiate teams which participate in the Skyline Conference and Future Stars has access to all their newly renovated, state-of-the-art, athletics and academic facilities. From athletic fields to computer labs, our programs are able to make use of these great amenities.
Check our Farmingdale Facilities Montage

Nold Hall – The Athletic Center
Most camp activities take place in and around the athletic center, which was newly renovated between 2015 and 2017. Our camp office during the summer is in the back hallway of Nold Hall, along with the athletic training room/infirmary.

Outdoor Facilities

  • Field Turf Stadium and Track
  • Turf Baseball Stadium
  • Turf Softball Stadium
  • Tennis Complex: 6 US Open Style Courts
  • 8 Grass Training Fields
  • Golf Driving Range

Indoor Facilities

  • Massive Field House with 3 Basketball Courts / Indoor Track
  • Air Conditioned Auxiliary Gymnasium
  • Golf Simulator Room
  • 4 Racquetball Courts
  • Classrooms
  • Locker Rooms
  • Athletic Training Room

Additional Campus Facilities include an Air Conditioned Cafeteria in the Campus Center and state-of-the-art Computer Labs and Classrooms in Lupton Hall, where many of our STEAM Education programs take place.

Specialty Camp Features include “The Water-Park” featuring our Big Kahuna Double Lane Waterslide, Giant Wave Slide, Inflatable Double Lane Slip’n”Slide, Sprinklers and Dunk Tank. Our “Game Tent” features a GaGa Pit, Ping Pong Tables, Nok Hockey Tables, Bag Toss, Kan Jam, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Giant Checkers, a Nukem Court and more!

Throughout the summer, we also bring in additional wet and dry inflatables, in addition to other fun and exciting apparatus' for our campers to enjoy. 

LEADERSHIP

At Future Stars, we take pride in our staff and feel it sets us apart from many other camps in the industry. Our team is comprised of Coaches, Teachers, Instructors and Student Athletes who share a passion for working with children and have experience and know-how in their respective fields.

Camp Director
Chris Griffin is the site director for all programs at Farmingdale State College. Throughout his childhood, Chris attended soccer and tennis camp at the Purchase College location (those were the only camps back then). He graduated from Quinnipiac University with a BA in Finance and played Division 1 lacrosse in his years at the school. Chris was selected as a New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Senior Scholar-Athlete, one of four, outside the IVY League, in a class of less than 20 inductees. He has directed lacrosse and held assistant director positions at both the Farmingdale and Old Westbury locations. Chris has also helped oversee our indoor facility, Future Stars Southampton, in its inaugural seasons.

Assistant Director
Shane Flanagan will help oversee all programs at Farmingdale State College. Currently, the Athletics Director at the Waldorf School in Garden City, along with being a Phys Ed teacher and coach for Soccer, Softball and Golf. Shane graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS from Adelphi University and also earned a Master’s Degree from LIU Post. He is also the recipient of multiple academic achievement awards throughout his tenure in teaching. Shane has directed programs at our Southampton and Purchase locations and brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to any and all programs he’s involved with. While at LIU Post, formally C.W. Post, Shane played for the men’s soccer team and was named MVP during the 2010 East Coast Conference Championship.

Office Crew
The hidden backbone of our camp operations during the summer. Interacting with parents and campers - on the phone, in person, or via email - you’ve probably had a conversation with someone “in the office” at some point during your child’s time with us. Kristen – A stand out soccer player that finished her career at LIU Post and currently a full-time substitute teacher on Long Island, whilst going for her Master’s in education. While at Post, Kristen received accolades such as All-East Region First Team and ECC Defensive Player of the Year. This will be her 4th summer with us and we’re excited to have her on the team.

Health & Wellness
Your child’s safety is our top priority and getting them home just as they arrived is not only up to our coaches, teachers and instructors, but also our Athletic Training Staff, or “camp nurse” as some families are used to. We are required by the Suffolk County Health Dept. to have certain qualified staff on hand, at all times, depending on the number of weekly campers. Our team has qualifications ranging from EMT, RTE, CPR, First Aid and Epi-Pen Certifications. Along with the staff listed below, many of our teachers and coaches also hold certifications required by their school districts or organizations.

Jennifer Bergstein – Head Athletic Trainer at Farmingdale State College. Jenn is an NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer and holds RTE/CPR/First Aid and Epi-Pen certifications.

Jessica Dautner - Associate Athletic Trainer at Farmingdale State College. Jess is EMT certified and also an NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer who holds RTE/CPR/First Aid and Epi-Pen certifications.

Program Specific Directors & Staff
See program pages for details

DIRECTIONS

Farmingdale State College is a sprawling 300 acre campus centrally located on the Nassau/Suffolk boarder. Conveniently located on RTE 110, minutes from the LIE (RTE. 495), and set between both the Northern and Southern State Parkways.

Summer Address
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Campus Map (Camp Office & More)

 

FAQ

Who are your staff members?
Our team members are comprised of Coaches, Teachers, Instructors and Collegiate Student Athletes who share a passion for working with children and have experience and know-how in their respective fields.

What are the ratios?
Typically, between 8 and 10 to 1. Rising Stars is more like 5:1

What happens during inclement weather?
Camp still runs as planned. Most programs will continue outdoor activities, weather permitting, otherwise, we have plenty of indoor space to utilize and programs will rotate within those areas.

What happens on really hot days?
Our coaching staff will take additional water breaks throughout the day and are even encouraged to take the campers on a stroll through the air-conditioned athletic center. Campers will be able to cool-off by our misting fans or even run through the sprinklers that we turn on. Water Park time would also be extended for the day.

What do I send to camp?
Please follow this link for “What To Bring” (Link when completed)

What is your tipping policy?
We do not have an official tipping policy because we believe it is a personal matter between campers, their families, and our coaches. Any gratuity given for services rendered are strictly optional and at your discretion. That being said, any and all gratuities are greatly appreciated.

Can I switch sessions and/or programs?
Yes. It is best that we know, at latest, the Friday before so that we can staff accordingly. We do not make changes after Monday. Please email farmingdale@fscamps with any changes.

Can I add sessions during the summer?
Yes. You can add sessions anytime, prior to the week you’re looking to enroll. The price will be at our current 1 week rate and will not include any previous discounts.

Do you have a camp nurse?
We have EMT’s and certified athletic trainers. Please see our “Leadership” section for details.

Are programs Co-Ed?
Most programs are co-ed. Please see our individual program pages for details.

How are campers grouped?
For sport specific programs, campers are grouped by age and ability. For programs like multi-sport, campers will be grouped mainly by age/grade.

Looking for more info? Click here to visit our FAQ section.

Any questions you don’t see listed, or can’t find answers to, please e-mail us farmingdale@fscamps.com We will do our best to provide answers promptly.

Lunch

Campers can bring a packed lunch from home OR join our weekly lunch program.

As part of our all-inclusive and comprehensive camp experience, we offer a delicious and well-balanced daily lunch (additional $55 per week). Menus are planned for variety, taste, and nutrition so our campers can relax and enjoy themselves while preparing for their afternoon activities. Our staff will make sure your camper has the food they enjoy in the comfortable surroundings of the air-conditioned cafeteria.

Aramark is the year-round food service provider for Farmingdale State College. Their professional staff works full-time and is dedicated to culinary delights and food safety.

See our SAMPLE LUNCH MENU for an idea of what is offered throughout the summer. Meals rotate on a bi-weekly schedule, but some items may be offered more than once a week or on a daily basis, like our pizza station.

Special dietary needs can be addressed and food allergies are not a problem.

We are NOT “nut free” but “nut conscious” and roughly 90% of food available is nut free.

We also provide a snack for all campers towards the end of the day.

*Campers that bring their lunch eat in a separate air-conditioned café setting, in the same building, just beside the “buyers” cafeteria. This is per instructions from Aramark, as each camper on the lunch program is free to eat as much as they like while in the cafeteria. Our staff accompanies the campers in both locations and a trainer is on hand during lunch time. 

Waterpark

Each day, all programs will have 45 minutes to an hour to cool-off and chill-out in our designated “Waterpark” and “Game Tent” areas. Campers taking part in our entertaining waterpark activities will change in separate locker rooms for boys and girls and will be accompanied by multiple staff members to make sure they get in and out with no problems. Team members will assistance campers when needed and there are multiple bathroom and shower stalls for privacy.

The Waterpark features “THE BIG KAHUNA” – our inflatable Double Lane Waterslide that kids don’t want to leave and love sliding down over-and-over again! In addition, we have another "Big Wave" Waterslide, an inflatable Double Lane Slip’n’Slide, Sprinklers and Dunk Tank, where campers can try to dunk some of our staff on Fridays.

Our Game Tent area features a GaGa Pit, Ping Pong Tables, Nok Hockey Tables, Bag Toss, Kan Jam, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Giant Checkers, a Nukem Court and more! We’re always adding new games year-after-year and even break out the inflatable tug-o-war and other fun inflatables throughout that summer.

Transportation

We are happy to announce that we are now offering transportation to our Farmingdale State College location from most of our surrounding towns.

Future Stars partners with a leading transportation company on Long Island to offer the highest level of safety and service for camp families who would like to add the optional bus transportation (additional fees required).

Buses are all air-conditioned and seat belts are available for all passengers. All drivers are qualified through the transportation company, exceeding all requirements pursuant to NY State Laws and Guidelines.

Please be aware, we offer weekly sessions, so the enrollment will change week-to-week, therefore, bus routes are also expected to change week-to-week. Typical pick-up/drop-off times vary depending on your spot on the route and you will receive information on those times, each week prior to your enrolled session. Pick-up times generally range between 7:45am - 8:45am (may be earlier subject to location), and busses depart campus each day at 4pm.
*first campers picked up will be the last dropped off, just like a train.

Transportation must be added NO later than Ten (10) days prior to the start of a camp session.

Please download our Transportation Flyer for further details, including zip codes we offer transportation to. Don’t see your Town or Zip-Code? Please call our office 631.769.CAMP (2267) or email farmingdale@fscamps.com for transportation availability in your area.

Registered families who add the transportation option will receive additional details prior to the summer.
 

Tuition

Summer 2020 programs will run from June 29th to August 21st. Flexible weekly scheduling is available. Each camp week is Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Pricing is time sensitive. Lunch is available for an additional $55 p/week. Early drop-off and/or late-pick-up are also available for an additional $50 p/week. Sibling discounts for campers enrolling for 3 or more weeks. Team or Group discounts are also available. Please call our camp office on 631-769-2267 for current details on discount offers.

2020 Rates
Sports & Specialty Programs: $525/wk
S.T.E.A.M Education Programs: $625/wk

For Details of dates and rates click below to download the form: Farmingdale Application

Stay Connected

If you need to check your forms, get information on which programs or which weeks your camper is registered for, or change your credit card information, please log into you CampInTouch Parent Portal by clicking the link below.
*You cannot change your campers schedule through the parent portal, only add additional weeks. For schedule changes, you must email farmingdale@fscamps.com

Throughout the summer, weekly photo albums will also be published and you can log into your Parent Portal to access these. You will be notified by email when an album is uploaded.

CampMinder Parent Login

Social Media
Our social media accounts are a great way to stay connected throughout the year and during the summer. We showcase pictures, stories, events, and special offerings for all happenings at our Farmingdale State College location.

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