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The Future Stars Jr. Lifeguard/CIT program is designed for boys and girls ages 15-17 who are interested in learning critical life-saving water skills.  Our goal is to prepare the lifeguards of tomorrow in a fun and supportive setting.
Campers will be given the tool to systematically progress during a day balanced with technical work, training sessions, and work training.  The first half of the camp day is led by our Lifeguard Instructors and centers on learning and mastering the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain lifeguard certifiation.  Following lunch, the campers will transition into their roles as 'Counselors in Training' and will work alongside a NYS certified teacher to develop effective communication skills, leadership and discipline.
The program has a low - 6:1 - coach-to-camper ration, and sessions do sell out/close out, so we recommend registering early to avoid missing out or being waitlisted.

*Must attend all 3 weeks*
Any questions re: the Jr. Lifeguard/CIT Camp program can be directed to the camp office on (631) 572-0232

 

Jr. Lifeguard/CIT

Ages: 15-17 
Dates: Jul. 20 – Aug. 7
(1)3 Week Session
*must attend all 3 weeks

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
 

 

TYPICAL DAY

9:00am Camper Arrival

9:15am Stretching/Warm-up

9:30am Group instruction/training sessions

10:00am Pool Training/Techniques

11:30am Lunch

12:00pm Transition to CIT Roll

12:30pmm Work/Play with Coaches and Campers

4:00pm Departure

HIGHLIGHTS

  • American red Cross Lifeguard certification (contingent on passing required tests)
  • Learn latest science-based training in CPR/AED/First Aid
  • Become a member of our staff as a counselor in training
  • Develop lif skills of leadership, discipline, teamwork and effective communication
  • Receive constructive feedback from experienced educators

FACILITIES

  • State of the art collegiate facilities
  • Collegiete Swimming Pool 
  • Modern turf field
  • Air-conditioned gymnasium
  • Classrooms

 

Aquatics Director: Kimberly Teague - tenure w/ Future Stars - 4 years 
CCIT Program Director: Joe Francese - tenure w/ Future Stars - 11 years

 

FACILITIES

St. Joseph's College, Long Island, is conveniently located in Patchogue off Sunrise Hwy. South Service Road just east of Waverly Ave.

The John A. Danzi Athletic Center on main campus contains a number of outstanding features for camp use including: 25-yard heated swimming pool, strength training room, aerobics/dance room, general purpose room, basketball courts, volleyball courts, elevated track (1/12 mile), state-of-the-art fitness room, men’s and women’s locker rooms and lavatories.

Also on main campus is the newly completed Business and Technology Center, which Future Stars utilizes for many of our STEAM programs.  Within the B & T Center are state of the art computer labs that boast the most up to date equipment and software, air-conditioning, Smart Boards, surround sound, not to mention a full-time security guard and brand new lavatories.

The new 25-acre outdoor field complex will be the focal point for many of our sport specific programs. The Danzi Stadium includes a 400-meter all-weather track (six-lane turns, eight-lane straights), long jump pits, high jump and pole vault areas, synthetic turf field for soccer and lacrosse and a grandstand. Gregg Alfano Field features a synthetic turf infield, clay pitcher’s mound, natural grass outfield that reaches 403 feet in center field, bleachers and dugouts. The Softball Stadium Includes a clay infield, a natural grass outfield that reaches 210 feet to dead center and dugouts. An additional jewel in the Outdoor Field Complex crown are the six new Deco Turf tennis courts. There are also clean and air-conditioned bathrooms, and a full-time security guard dedicated solely to the campers’ safety. 

LEADERSHIP

Director: John Mees – tenure w/ Future Stars – 13 years.

After serving as site-director of our Southampton location for 10 years, John decided to move closer to home and run our St. Joseph’s site. John is passionate about education and summer camp. He, along with fellow peers in the field of education, helped design and implement the character-development curriculum inherent in all program offerings at St. Joe’s.

John has taught honors Spanish at Mount Sinai High School for the past 12 years. In addition to his classroom duties, John also coaches all three seasons comprising boys varsity golf, girls varsity basketball, and girls varsity golf. He has coached numerous league champions and all-county performers in golf, and helped lead the girls varsity basketball to Mt. Sinai's first Suffolk County title in 2017 and another in 2019.

John received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill and went on to earn master's degrees from both the University of Connecticut and Stony Brook University.
John lives in Sayville with his wife, son, and two dogs.

Aquatics Director: Kimberly Teague – tenure w/ Future Stars – 3 years
Health Director: Adam Montes – tenure w/ Future Stars – 3 years
Office Manager: Katie Tesoro – tenure w/ Future Stars – 2 years
Multi-Sports Director and Assistant Site-Director: Joe Francese – tenure w/ Future Stars – 10 years

After serving as director of Rising Stars of Future Stars at Farmingdale State College, and as assistant director of soccer in Southampton, Joe has joined forces with the talented staff at St. Joseph’s College to help establish a premier summer camp in central Suffolk County.

Joe, and his devoted staff, are the driving forces behind the tremendous success of our multi-sport program. Launching events like the Bike Rodeo, Color Run, Olympics Week, Color War Week, Future Stars Triathlon and offering day trips to Splish Splash, LI Ducks and many more, have made the multi-sport program a can’t miss experience!

Joe teaches high school science in the Bellmore-Merrick school district where he coaches both cross-country and volleyball. During his tenure at Bellmore-Merrick, Joe has also coached football, track, and baseball.

Joe received his bachelor's degree from Hofstra University in exercise physiology and went on to earn a master's degree from Dowling College in education. Prior to his teaching career, he served as the head exercise physiologist at Lifeline Cardiac Rehabilitation Center in Great Neck for 3 years. Joe currently lives in Miller Place with his wife and two children

DATES & RATES

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, with early drop-off (7:30 AM) and late pick-up (5:30 PM) options available. Pricing is time sensitive. Multi-week and sibling discounts may apply.

DIRECTIONS

Directions to the Danzi Athletic Center on main campus:

From the West: Travel east on Sunrise Highway (Rt 27) to Exit 52 – Waverly Avenue. Continue on the Sunrise Highway Service Road. The College entrance and parking facilities are located 1000 feet beyond the traffic light, past Waverly Avenue.

From the East: Travel west on Sunrise Highway (Rt 27) to Exit 52. Turn left at the first light onto Waverly Avenue, over the overpass, then turn left again at the next light onto the Sunrise Highway Service Road. The college entrance and parking facilities are located 1000 feet to the right).

Directions to the Outdoor Field Complex (OFC):

From the West: Take Sunrise Highway (Route 27) east to Exit 53 (Route 112). Take exit and then stay on South Service Road past Rt. 112. Complex will be ahead on your right just past Phyllis Drive.

From the East: Take Sunrise Highway (Route 27) west to Exit 53 (Route 112). Stay on North Service Road and make left at light on Route 112. Make left at next light onto south service road. Complex will be ahead on your right just past Phyllis Drive.)

Address to this location is:
155 West Roe Boulevard Patchogue, NY 11772

Phone Number: 631.572.0232

Swim

Future Stars have use of St.Joseph's College pool during the summer camp season.

  • The heated pool is located indoors at the Danzi Athletic Center.
  • The pool is maintained by St.Joseph's College Athletics Department and has a Certified Pool Operator on-site throughout the summer.
  • The pool is inspected by NY state (Suffolk County) Department of Health.

Campers have a recreational swim every day for about 45 minutes. Rising Stars and youngest Multi-Sports campers will also receive instructional swim each day.
Campers participating in the programs at the Outdoor Field Complex, a school bus provides transportation to and from the main campus for the campers and coaches.

Pool safety is taken very seriously, and the pool staff is highly qualified and carry numerous accolades and certifications, including WSI, Lifeguard Management, Lifeguard, First-Aid, and CPR_AED for the Professional Rescuer. They are involved in the 'Learn to Swim' program throughout the year.
Every Monday, each new camper is swim tested to determine level and ability, with regular buddy checks taken by our pool staff.

In addition to the pool, we also host our 'Future Stars Water Park' at the main campus field. At least three times a week, there will be inflatable water slides for campers to enjoy.

Lunch

 

Registered campers must bring their own lunch at the St.Joes site. Please pack lunch in a cooler type bag, as there is no refrigeration for lunches. All campers will eat in the air conditioned cafeteria located inside O'Connor Hall on the main campus.

There are plenty of drinking water fountains throughout campus, in addition to vending machines should your camper wish to purchase a drink during the day.

We are committed to being a 'nut-free' camp, so please make every effort to avoid packing foods that include nut products.



 

 

Stay Connected

 

Registered Camp Families can log into their CampInTouch ‘Family Account’ to check on camper forms, get information on their summer schedule, and update credit-card information.

Link to CampInTouch

You can also check out our Future Stars St.Joseph's Digital Brochure

As part of the Future Stars Family, we want to be able to share as much as we can of all the fun and learning that is the Future Stars Experience.

Future Stars Social Media is a great way to view summer action shots and videos, as well as staying in the loop year-round for all things Future Stars.

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Contact

Future Stars Camp Offices:

We are open to answer phone calls 7:15 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday thru Friday, during the camp season. We are located inside the Danzi Athletic Center on main campus

Telephone:
631.572.0232

E-Mail:
stjoes@fscamps.com

Fax:
631.207.8535

Camp Director:
John Mees

Office Manager
Katie Tesoro