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Rising Stars Summer Camp

2024 Weekly Events Calendar's (click below)
July Wks 1-4 & July & August Wks 5-8

Future Stars Rising Stars program is designed specifically for our youngest campers and offers a multi-sport experience and a whole lot more! Campers participate in this age-appropriate program covering the fundamental skills of some of our “core sports” (soccer, basketball, tennis, baseball/softball), as well as enjoying additional activity periods where creativity, education and character development are focused upon.

A blended day of “core sports”, phys-ed games and creative learning ensures that each camper has an exciting, fun-filled experience each and every day. (see below for additional info)

Rising Stars Camp

Grades: K-2 (co-ed)
*must be entering kindergarten fall 2024

Dates: Jul.1 - Aug.23 
8 Weekly Sessions

Time: 9am - 4pm
Extended Hours Available



9:00am Daily Orientation and Warm Up

9:30am Sports Training 1 (Fundamentals & Skills) & Sports Training 2 (Skills Application in Games)

11:15am Lunch

12pm Water Park/Game Tent Activities

1pm Activity Period 1 (Creative Learning/Rec Games)

2:45pm Snack

3:15pm Activity Period 2 (Creative Learning/Rec Games)

4pm Departure
*Activities & times subject to change


  • Core Sports
  • Phys-Ed Games
  • Creative Learning
  • Special Events/Days
  • Daily Water Park/Water Slides
  • Challenge Island Workshops
  • Social Development
  • Character Development


  • Air Conditioned Classroom (“Home Base”)
  • Grass Athletic Fields
  • Turf Stadium
  • Air Connditioned Gym
  • Inflatable Street Soccer Arena & GaGa Pit
  • Multi-Purpose Blacktop Area
  • Adjustable Backboard Basketball Courts
  • Field House Gymnasium

Apart from many of our other programs, campers enrolled in Rising Stars will partake in special events on a weekly basis. These events may include the following, but might vary year-to-year: Challenge Island educational workshops, petting zoos, face painting, tie-dye shirt creation, dress-up days, visits from local police and fire departments, and more.

The Rising Stars group has their own dedicated classroom that allows them to get out of the sun when necessary. This air conditioned space is their home base, where they also play fun classroom style games or partake in creative learning sessions, with the occasional period of arts and crafts. Each week is unique and we aim to make every campers day as special as possible.

Director: Annie Zanetti

Annie has been a special education teacher for 10 years.  She has worked in Brooklyn, Copiague, and is currently at Wyandanch Union Free School District teaching grades K-2 for the last 6 years.  Annie holds 4 professional teaching certifications and received her Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  Annie is a lover of all sports, especially basketball.  She resides in Farmingdale with her husband and two children, Eliano and Abigayle (and their spoiled dog, Bennett).  In her spare time you will find her on the sidelines of her children's sports games cheering on the whole team.  She is thrilled to join the Future Stars family!

Additional staff consists of experienced coaches and collegiate athletes who share their passion for the game with our campers.



Farmingdale Facilities Montage

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.

Nold Hall – The Athletic Center
Most camp activities take place in and around the athletic center, which was newly renovated in 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. 



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 camps 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 fewer 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 

Chris "Dak" Rasidakis has taught middle school in the Bronx and Queens for over two decades. He has been a member of the Future Stars family since 2014 and formally directed the multi-sport programs at both Old Westbury and Syosset.  Chris is excited to spend his third summer at Farmingdale State College. Chris loves all things sports, food, and travel. He is an avid cook and baker, and has coached his son's soccer and flag football teams for over a dozen years, and is still actively involved in local youth athletics. Chris has been married to his wife, Mara, for 19 years, and has two sons, Landon and Harrison. When he's not at camp cheering on the campers, he can be found cheering on his boys and their teammates from the sidelines.....loudly.  

Office Crew

Behind the scenes is our office crew. The 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. Alexa & Christie – educators with experience and a passion for sports and all things fun!  

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 a 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 a NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer who holds RTE/CPR/First Aid and Epi-Pen certifications.

Program Specific Directors & Staff
See program pages for details.


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

Click on the link below for Arrival/ Departure Information and Maps  CLICK HERE

Summer Office Address
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(Nold Hall - Athletic Center)

Campus Map & Arrival/Departure Locations



Who are your staff members?
Our staff comprises 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 8-10:1. Exceptions are Rising Stars (5:1) and Tennis (6:1) on court.

What happens during inclement weather?
Camp still runs as planned. If possible, we prefer to have our programs continue with their normal programming.  However, if and when inclement weather mandates we go indoors, we have ample indoor space to utilize and programs will rotate within those spaces.

What happens on really hot days?
Our experienced coaching staff will take additional water/shade breaks throughout the day. There are shaded areas and tents around the athletic fields where groups can rest between activities. Campers are able to cool off by our misting fans or even take a quick run through the sprinklers that we turn on. Water Park time would also be extended for that day, not to mention access to air-conditioned indoor space.

What do I send to camp?
Please follow this link for
“What To Bring”.

Where are drop-off and pick-up?
Please follow this link for Arrival & Departure Info.

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 is strictly optional and at your discretion. That being said, any and all gratuities are greatly appreciated.

Can I switch sessions and/or programs?
Yes. You can do this anytime throughout the summer, pending availability. Our office must be notified on the Friday of the prior week so that we can staff accordingly. We cannot make changes after Monday. Please email 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, pending availability. The price will be at our current 1-week rate and will not include any previous discounts, aside from our sibling discount.

Do you have a camp nurse?
We have EMTs 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 (soccer, basketball, baseball, etc.), campers are grouped by age and ability. For our popular multi-sport program, campers will be grouped mainly by age/grade.

Follow this link to view the NY State Children's Camp Brochure. NY State Children's Camp Brochure


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

Should you still have questions or concerns, please e-mail us at or give us a call 631-769-2267. We will be happy to help.



Tuition rates are time sensitive. Enrolling early affords families our best rates.  

Summer 2024 programs will run from July 1st to August 23rd. We offer flexible weekly scheduling, and each camp week runs Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

Extended Day Options are also available for an additional cost: Early drop-off (8am $50 p/week) and late pick-up (up-to 5:30pm $75 p/week).

Lunch is available for an additional $75 p/week or you can send campers with a packed lunch.

Sibling Discounts of $25 p/week are added for each sibling after the first child.
Team or Group discounts are also available. Please call or email our camp office with any tuition questions.

2024 Tuition Schedule 


   All Camp Programs (except where noted)   

 $600/wk (1 or 2 Weeks)  OR  $550/wk (3+ Weeks)

STEAM Education Camps    

 $700/wk (1 or 2 Weeks)  OR  $650/wk (3+ Weeks)

   Adventure Camp    

 $850/wk  (No Discounts Apply)


   All Camp Programs (except where noted)   

 $625/wk (1 or 2 Weeks)  OR  $575/wk (3+ Weeks)

STEAM Education Camps    

 $725/wk (1 or 2 Weeks)  OR  $675/wk (3+ Weeks)

   Adventure Camp    

 $850/wk  (No Discounts Apply)


   All Camp Programs (except where noted)   

 $650/wk (1 or 2 Weeks)  OR  $600/wk (3+ Weeks)

STEAM Education Camps    

 $750/wk (1 or 2 Weeks)  OR  $700/wk (3+ Weeks)

   Adventure Camp    

 $850/wk  (No Discounts Apply)

ENROLL FROM JUNE 2nd - August 23, 2024 

     All Camp Programs (except where noted)    


STEAM Education Camps


   Adventure Camp    

 $850/wk  (No Discounts Apply)

-Discounts and add-ons calculated from the above listed rates-
Sibling Discount: -$25/wk/child, after the 1st child
4th of July Discount: -$100/wk/child (NO Camp Thursday)
 Early Drop-Off (8am earliest): +$50/wk/child
 Late Pick-Up (up to 5:30pm): +$75/wk/child
Lunch (optional): +$75/wk/child
*Multi-Week Discount (3+ Weeks) is based on each child and is not cumulative per the family. 

-Enrollments after April 1st will be charged in full- 
You may reach out to us at anytime to make payments towards your balance, prior to April 1st

We are happy to set up monthly payment plans for families enrolling in 4+ weeks.
Payments will be automatically charged on pre-planned dates for pre-planned amounts, based on your total balance.
Balances can be split into as many as 6 monthly payments or as little as 2 monthly payments, depending on time of enrollment.
Balances must be paid in full by April 1st.



Helpful Enrollment Information: Enrolling early will ensure you receive our best rates.  Upon your initial enrollment, it is suggested to enroll for the most weeks you think your child(ren) will be attending, so you can take advantage of our lowest rates of the season.

You are not locked into your schedule at time of enrollment, and you can even reduce the number of enrolled weeks to as little as one week by April 1st, without penalty, should other summer plans come about. 

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds are available through February 1st. Prior to April 1st, cancellations are refundable minus a $150 administrative fee, if all sessions are cancelled. After April 1st, there are NO refunds for cancellations. You do have the option of switching to another week, pending availability. You are also able to switch weeks and programs, at no cost, anytime throughout the summer, pending availability. Our office must be notified of any changes on the Friday of the prior week.  We cannot make changes on Monday morning.  If you are planning to change weeks or programs, please let us know as soon as possible, so that we can staff accordingly. 
Any changes must be sent via email to: 



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, a family favorite add-on (an additional $75 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.

This will provide a sample 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.

Aramark in now a "nut-free" food service provider at Farmingdale State College.

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 accounted for and 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-site during lunch time. 

Water Park

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 assist 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.  We also bring in other inflatables over the summer for additional fun; water slides, obstacle courses, bounch houses.

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.

Click HERE to see a video showcasing our facilities, including some shots of the waterpark and game tent. Not all water features may be shown, as some specialty slides are rented week-to-week for additional water fun!



Stay Connected

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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Follow us on Instagram @futurestarsfd 

CampMinder/CampInTouch Parent Portal -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.

*You cannot change your campers schedule through the parent portal, only add additional weeks. For schedule changes, please email:

Photo Albums - Throughout the summer, weekly photo albums will be published and can be accessed by logging into your CampInTouch parent portal or through other photo sharing sites. You will be notified by email when an album is uploaded.

Link to 
CampInTouch Parent Login