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Adventure Summer Camp

Future Stars Adventure Camp has been delivering action packed days and lifelong memories to campers since 2017. We pride ourselves on crafting an itinerary that offers diverse adventures on a daily basis which focus on a range of physical skills while promoting personal growth in a social setting.

Campers should arrive hungry for adventure and new experiences, willing to take personal risks, explore new friendships, and be prepared for personal growth. Throughout the week our environment changes on a daily basis, but the constant is adventurous spirit and growth mindset taken into each day. 

The Adventure Camp programs are one-week sessions for Boys & Girls entering grades 5-10. Experienced Physical Education teachers direct and oversee the program with additional expertise offered from 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.

 

JR. ADVENTURE CAMP

Grades: 3-5

SR. ADVENTURE CAMP

Grades: 5-10


Dates:  July 8 - August 9
5 Weekly Sessions

Times: 9am - 4pm
Extended Hours Available

 

TYPICAL DAY

Session 1:
July 8th - July 12th

Session 2:
July 15th - July 20th

Session 3:
July 22nd- July 26th

Session 4:
July 29-August 2nd

Session 5:

August 5-August 9th

 

Adventure Camp has a limited enrollment so please register early.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Ropes Course
  • Surfing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Stand up Paddle Board
  • Geocaching

Skill Building

  • Communication
  • Respect for Differences
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Esteem
  • Compassion
  • Teamwork

The first day of each session will feature a morning of ice-breaker activities and staff presentations as to the goals and expectations of the program. Campers will get to know each other and the staff, participate in cooperative games and discuss the themes for the week (Communication/Respect for Differences/Problem Solving/Self-Esteem/Compassion).

Throughout the week campers will tackle additional challenges where they will be encouraged to incorporate creativity into solving problems. By promoting positive working relationships, the staff will encourage leadership roles and apply strategy while working on 'project adventure' style initiative. Every day campers will also take local trips for Adventure Activities under the guidance of the Future Stars staff as well as on-site instructors and supervisors at the various locations.

Itinerary (subject to change) 

Monday

 

Tree Top Adrenaline

 

Description 

 

Campers will spend the day in the treetops, tackling obstacles, challenging their courage, testing their strength, and having a blast in the process. On a comprehensive arial park built right on the Purchase Campus, campers will experience swings, zip lines, balance elements, and a lot of high altitude smiles. In the afternoon, campers will be completing a swim assessment and participating in a simulated ocean rescue.

 

Location 

Boundless Adventures  

Purchase Ropes Course, Purchase Campus  

 

Tuesday  

 

Rye Town Park

 

Description Rye Town Park

Rye Town Park This historic park and beach is the perfect place for exploring and having fun on the sands. You will experience a variety of beach games, swimming in the ocean and teambulding actvities that will leave you with a sense of accomplishment and fun and wanting to come back again and again!

 

 

Location 

Rye Town Beach Park

95 Dearborn Avenue

Rye

10580

 

Wednesday    

 

High Exposure and New City Bowl

Description
High exposure is a heart stopping, adrenaline pumping, extreme sports facility for families, kids, teens and adults. The 26,000ft facility will wow you with its warped walls, salmon ladders, rope swings and vaults, providing something for everyone, be it a first timer, or experienced athlete. The fun continues after with a trip to New City Bowl, which has 24 lanes for bowling and 5 batting cages before we depart back to Purchase.

Location

High Exposire: 266 Union St, Northvale, NJ, 07647

New City Bowl: 90 Main St, New City, NY, 10956  

Thursday   

Surfs Up!  

Description 

In years past, this has been a favorite of many former Future Stars Adventurers. Campers will start their surf day with a land lesson that will quickly transfer into the surf of Rockaway Beach. On 8-10 foot foam surfboards, campers will ride waves to the shore line, hooting and hollering with excitement throughout the ride. Campers can also play in the surf (shin deep water) or participate in other beach games and activities if they choose not to surf. 

 

Location 

Surf with Chris 

Rockaway Beach 

Beach 69th St, Arverne, NY 11692  

 

Friday  

 

Thrillz/Jumpz

 

Description  

The options are endless as we head to Connecticut’s #1 Indoor adrenaline park. Campers will challenge themselves on obstacles such as climbing walls, giant swings, ziplines, log rolls, super slides and a state-of-the-art trampoline park. Our visit at Thrillz and Jumpz will conclude with a pizza party in our private party room. The fun continues into the afternoon as we head to Spins bowling for some team building, bowling and gaming.

 

Location 

Jumpz-Thrilz, 5 Prindle Lane, Danbury, CT, 06811

 


JR. ADVENTURE CAMP Itinerary (subject to change)

Waiver Statement:

Our camp experience is diverse and immersive, and each site requires waivers for all participants. The waivers need to be completed prior to our camp week, with no exceptions. 

 

The weekly itinerary is identical from week to week. The schedule is subject to change in the event of inclement weather.


 

Monday


Boundless Tree Top Adrenaline


Description


The day will be spent on campus, giving campers a chance to acclimate and form bonds that will strengthen throughout the week. Campers will start with icebreaker games and cooperative activities. We will then head to Boundless Adventures, a comprehensive aerial park, where campers will spend time in the treetops, tackling obstacles, challenging their courage, testing their strength, and having a blast. Campers will experience swings, zip lines, balance elements, and tons of high altitude smiles. 



Location


Boundless Adventures

Purchase Ropes Course, Purchase Campus


 

Tuesday


Gritty Ninjas and Treasure Hunting


Description


The day starts at Grit Ninja, where they will have the ultimate ninja experience tackling obstacles that focus on agility, balance, strength, and grit. Experienced coaches will be facilitating the sessions, and it is sure to be an amazing time.


Following a picnic lunch, campers will head back to campus where they will be geocaching. They will utilize GPS devices during this treasure hunting activity and return home with the surprises they find. There will be ample amounts of outdoor fun while they learn about orienteering in the digital age! 


Location


The Grit Ninja

404 Irvington St Suite 202

Pleasantville, NY 10570


Wednesday       


Skyzone, Muscoot Farm, Kingkone

Description

On Wednesdays, campers will start the morning with a trip to Skyzone trampoline park, where they will bounce and bounce and bounce some more! Following on from this, the next stop will be at Muscoot farm, where they will meet all kinds of furry creatures. After lunch, we will stop at King Kone for a special ice cream treat on the way back to campus. Once back to Purchase, campers will enjoy a special camp wide activity planned by our lead directors. 

Location

Skyzone, 333 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco, NY, 10549

 

Muscoot Farm, 51 NY-100, Katonah, NY, 10536

 

Thursday


Happy Hapik Heights and Greenburgh Nature Knowledge


Description


On our first and third scheduled Thursdays, campers will start their active morning at Hapik Climbing gym, where they will have access to multiple climbing walls, and other fun obstacles to put their courage, strength, and self confidence to the test. Following our climb and a lunch on site, campers will head back to Purchase where they will enjoy free swim time at the campus pool.


On the second and fourth Thursday, campers will spend the morning at Greenburgh Nature Center, where they will enjoy a picnic lunch followed by interactive and engaging classes led by Greenburgh Nature Center’s knowledgeable and dedicated instructors. Topics include: Birds of Prey, or Animal Adaptations. Following the class and an on-site picnic lunch, campers will head back to enjoy free swim time at the campus pool.


Location


Hapik Yonkers

51 Market Street

Yonkers, NY 10710


Greenburgh Nature Center

99 Dronmore Rd

Scarsdale, NY 10583

 

Friday


Spins Grand PrixRockin’ Jump and Pizza Bowling Party


Description


Our culminating activity is a celebration of sorts. Campers will go to Spins Grand Prix, where they will first get behind the wheel and race each other on the grand prix circuit! After this fast moving, high octane excitment, they will enjoy a pizza bowling party and a much anticipated gaming session.


Location


Spins Grand Prix, 333 North Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco, NY, 10549



Director: James Tranchida

Jamie attended SUNY Cortland where he received degrees in Physical Education and Fitness Development. He later received a Masters Degree in Curriculum Development from The University of Western Connecticut. He has been a PE teacher in the Briarcliff Manor School District for 12 years, coached Football at the Modified, JV, and Varsity levels and Spring varsity track and field for 4 seasons.

Coach T has carried his passion for traveling and the outdoors to 25 countries where he has hiked, biked, surfed, climbed, camped, kayaked, and learned about different cultures along the way. He completed a 50-day outdoor adventure course for educators with outward bound in Oregon, where he spent time learning how to develop outdoor programs that develop self-confidence, leadership skills, teamwork, cooperation, communication, and risk management in addition to outdoor adventure skills of climbing, white water rafting, mountaineering, and a wilderness first responder course.

Additional teachers and coaches will also work with the campers throughout the week, and staff are First Aid CPR/AED Certified. Additional safety staff and/or lifeguards will also be on site at specific trip locations.


 

 

FACILITIES

Our state-of-the-art facilities include a brand-new lighted turf baseball complex, a new lighted turf football/soccer field, a NCAA regulation softball field, and several full-size soccer fields. Additionally, there are acres of training fields expertly maintained. 14 deco tennis courts (6 lighted) for our tennis camp, 3 full indoor, and 3 outdoor basketball courts.

The indoor facilities utilized include the swimming pool, diving well with 3-meter and 1-meter boards, aerobics studios, locker rooms, performance center, analysis rooms, 3 air conditioned gymnasiums, racquetball/squash courts, and more! 

In addition to the grounds, we utilize program-specific training equipment for each program (i.e. trampolines with harnesses, batting cages and pitching machines, sport-specific target training, radar gun, video, and much more).

LEADERSHIP

Jordan Snider 

Director of Operations and Director for Purchase College since 1993

Jordan has also seen the camps from the perspective of being a camper when growing up. He graduated from Rollins College with a BA in Psychology and also has an MBA from the Stern School of Business, NYU. Jordan’s college tennis team won an NCAA National Tennis Championship during his tenure and was always top 4 in the nation.
Currently Jordan is Head Tennis Coach at Purchase College where he was named 2019 Conference Co-Coach of the Year. Additionally, he is President of Briarcliff Youth Soccer Club and has coached youth soccer, basketball, and baseball. Jordan met his wife Julie at Future Stars many years ago. Now their children, Emily and Eli, join Jordan at camp each summer soaking up all that the camp has to offer. 

James Oates

Assistant Site Director

James played collegiate soccer at Rutgers University before moving back to England and graduating from York St. John University with a degree in Sports Studies and Psychology. Shortly thereafter he completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Durham University and became a qualified Physical Education teacher. James worked for 7 years as Head of Physical Education at Durham Sports College & Sixth Form Centre before moving to New York with his wife Erica. He then spent 6 years in NYC working at the Hewitt School as Chair of the PE department.

James has coached numerous soccer teams throughout Westchester and is currently the Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at Purchase College. 

 

 


Group Leaders

Group Leaders, typically post-graduate educators, are responsible for supervision, instruction, and implementation of everyday activities on and off the field, court, classroom, etc.

Head Counselors 

Head Counselors, usually post-graduate or collegiate student athletes, assist the Group Leader in making sure campers are engaged, following curriculum and program directives, interacting, interrelating, and having a great summer experience enjoying personal growth!

General Counselors 

General Counselors, normally college-age former campers, work under the supervision of the Group Leaders. They assist in direction, supervision, and organization of everyday activities.

Leaders in Training 

Our Youth Leadership Program is designed to teach and provide the appropriate skills to develop our oldest campers into future counselors. Youth Leaders will be working under the supervision of their program director as well as the Group Leaders. Assisting in everyday activities and learning the importance of camper safety and development. At no time will campers be alone with a Leader in Training.


Behind the Scenes

Camp Administration

The Camp Office is your place for all camper questions, weekly changes, program changes, billing questions, payments, and arrival & departure nuances. Reema operates the "command center" for all camp operations!

Health Office

A registered EMT or Athletic Trainer is on-site at all times. Camper medications should be labeled and given to the Health Office Director who will then pack a program-specific med bag for each program.

Pool Staff

The Pool Staff is composed of swim coaches, certified lifeguards and water safety instructors monitoring campers during their recreational swim and training campers during instructional and workout sessions.

FAQ

How long is the camp day? Do you have early drop-off or extended day options? 

Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. We do offer early drop off starting at 8 am and extended day going till 5:30 pm for an additional fee. 

What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?

7:1

How do I make changes to my campers’ schedule?

Changes can be made by calling the camp office, 914-273-8500.

How are campers grouped?

All campers are grouped based on age. After the Monday morning assessment, campers will be moved around based on skill level, so they are in a comfortable social environment as well as skilled.

DIRECTIONS

SUNY Purchase is a sprawling 500 acre campus in the heart of Westchester County with state of the art facilities. Just minutes from the Greenwich border and 23 miles from Manhattan the campus is easily accessible from all major highways.

Address to this location is:
735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase NY 10577



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Transportation

We do offer door-to-door transportation to Westchester, Greenwich and most of Manhattan. Buses are all air-conditioned and labeled with Future Stars insignia. Drivers are certified by the bus company and a camp counselor will be monitoring campers at all times.

Typical pick-up/drop-off times vary depending on your spot on the route. We will call the week before with your bus times, as the times change weekly. For campers that are spending an extended time on the bus, we do the best we can to reverse the route and make it fair to all and still efficient (in some cases this is not a possibility).

Local Transportation:
Pick-up times vary between 8:15 am and 8:45 am.
Drop-off times vary between 4:15 pm and 5:00 pm.

NYC Transportation:
Pick-up times vary between 7:30 am and 8:00 am (all buses should leave the city by 8:00 am).

Drop-off times vary between 4:45 pm and 5:30 pm.

Swim

The SUNY Purchase College Pool is an indoor pool, fully staffed with certified lifeguards. Campers will have the option of recreational swim each week. 

Campers will be given a Deep-Water Test overseen by a Water Safety Instructor. This test is done at the beginning of each session, campers don’t need to take it more than once unless they wish to try and move up a level.

Bands are given to each camper to signify where they are able to go in the pool. Campers are monitored by lifeguards as well as counselors actively in the water.

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