COVID Update: We have worked hard to ensure we can offer a safe version of our programming this summer, and Baseball Camp is no exception! We have made some changes, and we are prepared to provide each camper with a great experience this summer.
Future Stars Baseball Camp is designed to teach and inspire campers ages 6-16 to become better players. Quality instruction for athletes of all ages and utilizing the state-of-the-art facilities at SUNY Purchase we are able to provide a safe and innovative learning environment.
All areas of the game are thoroughly addressed through a variety of skill sessions, field awareness, and situational play. With the perfect balance of skill building, sportsmanship, competition, and fun, campers will enjoy a memorable experience.
Through our philosophy of small group instruction, campers will maximize their gains during their stay with us.
Dates: Jul 6 - Aug 21
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
9:00am Stretching/Warm up
9:30am Instructional Station 1
11:15am Skills Competition
3:15pm World Series
Typical Day activities, sports & times are subject to change
- Base Running
- Stealing, Pitching
- Field Awareness
- State of the Art Baseball Stadium
- Turf field
- Batting cages
- Bullpens for pitchers
- Training spaces for T work & soft toss
- Set up for 60-90, 50-70 & 40-60 fields
- Indoor pool for daily swim
- Outdoor water slide
Director: Adam Taraska
Adam has more than 10 years of coaching experience from the youth to college level. In addition to his current Purchase College Head Coaching role, he has given private and group lessons to players starting at age 6 for the past decade. Prior to coaching at Purchase College, Taraska has coached at Fairfield University and Iona College during which time he has coached players that were drafted by the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres.
Our state-of-the-art facilities include a brand-new lighted turf baseball complex, new lighted turf football/soccer field, 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), 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, 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).
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 coaches 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.
Kirsten joined Future Stars in Summer 2015, after graduating from Manhattanville College with a BA in Communications and Computer Science.
Kirsten was a member of the Manhattanville Women’s Ice Hockey and Lacrosse teams and has a wide array of sports knowledge. She brings experience coaching all levels of hockey around Westchester and Greenwich and is the NYSAHA East Regional Head Goalie Coach and Head Evaluator. When Kirsten isn't on the ice, she also lends a hand coaching youth tennis for local recreation departments. Kirsten enjoys spending time with her dog and cat, Olive and Ginny, playing soccer and learning ASL on the weekends!
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.
James is currently a Physical Education teacher at the Hewitt School in NY and coach’s soccer for Eastern FC. He has had a significant impact on character development and youth leadership at Future Stars.
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, 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, 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
The Camp Office is your place for all camper questions, weekly changes, program changes, billing questions, payments, arrival & departure nuances. Kirsten, Rachael & Reema have developed a dynamic team over the last three years and have become the command center for all camp operations
A registered EMT or Athletic Trainer is on-site at all times. Camper medications should be labeled and given to the Health Office Director where they will them pack a program specific med bag for each program.
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 work out sessions.
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. We do have a full week of camp on the July 4th week!
What is the camper to counselor ratio?
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.
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 Road. Purchase NY 10577
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Lunch takes part in our SUNY Purchase Cafeteria. Our lunch menu offers a variety of hot and cold options in a buffet style atmosphere. Campers are able to choose from hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pasta, steamed vegetables, a salad bar, dessert bar, sandwich bar and much more! Campers will be monitored by counselors to ensure they are hitting all key food groups to refuel for the rest of their day!
If you choose to not purchase lunch and pack your own, each program will collect lunch boxes in the morning and refrigerate them throughout the day. We do recommend that you pack lunches in an insulated lunch box and clearly label inside and out.
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 from 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).
Pick up times vary between 8:15 am and 8:45 am
Drop off times vary between 4:15 pm and 5:00 pm
Pick up times vary between 7:30 am and 8:00 am (all buses should leave city by 8:00 am)
Drop off times vary between 4:45 pm and 5:30 pm
The SUNY Purchase College Pool is an indoor pool, fully staffed with certified lifeguards. Campers have the option of recreational swim for 45 minutes to an hour a day.
Campers will be given a Deep-Water Test overseen by a Water Safety Instructor. This test is done every Monday and Wednesday of camp, 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.
Dates & Rates
Summer 2020 programs will run from July 6 to August 21. Flexible weekly scheduling is available. Each camp week is Monday to Friday, 9am to 12pm. Pricing is time sensitive as outlined below.
Core Camp Programs - Half Day
(except where noted)
| $400 / wk
Tennis Camp, STEAM Camps - Half Day
| $450 / wk
Transportation is NOT available this year.
For details of dates and rates of all programs click below to download the form:
Purchase College Application
Open House Postponed
The safety and well being of our children and community is our top priority. In communication with the local health department and other government agencies, out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing our Open House that was scheduled for Sunday Mar 15 to a date to be determined later.
We are happy to set up an individual tour of the facility or provide a "virtual" tour for you and your family.
Email: email@example.com or Call: 914.273.8500