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STEAM Education is still a new movement in American Education and is in place to help teachers and their student understand how the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics impact their world and prepare them for the workforce of tomorrow. STEAM is multidiscipline based, incorporating the integration of other disciplinary knowledge into a new whole. Technology helps us communicate; Math is the language; Science and Engineering are the processes for thinking; art promotes creativity: all this leads to innovation.
Future Stars STEAM Education Camps aim to engage campers entering grades 3-10 in a series of innovative fields not seen in traditional school education settings. Experienced teachers and instructors from RoboMindTech and 3DprintingEdu have developed exciting and engaging STEAM curriculums for campers to participate in fun, hands on activities and projects aiming to inspire campers outside of the school year.
Project based learning affords the campers the opportunity to excel at their own pace. From introductory activities to more advance assignment, there’s something for everyone!
Grades: 3-10 (co-ed)
*grades vary by program
Dates: Jun.26 - Aug.18
*program offerings vary weekly - see below for schedule
*NO CAMP TUESDAY JULY 4th
Time: 9am - 4pm
Extended Hours Available
9am Daily Orientation
9:15am Morning Session 1 (Program Specific Skill Development)
10am Morning Session 2 (Program Specific Projects)
12:15pm Water Park/Game Tent Activities & Rec Sports
1:45pm Afternoon Session (Program Specific Projects & Free Design)
3:45pm Daily Review
*Activities & times subject to change
2023 STEAM Education Programs
*All programs are still available. When a program sells out, it will be noted below, next to the program title. If you see that a particular session is sold out, please email our office to be placed on the waitlist. If you still plan to attend camp that week, please enroll in another program that is offered. Should positions become available in your desired program, we will contact you to switch. email@example.com
Lego Robotics - Grades 3-8
1 Week Session: Jul. 31-Aug.4
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Lego Stop-Motion Animation - Grades 4-9
2 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 24-28 & Aug.14-18
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Video Game Design - Grades 4-9
2 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 31- Aug. 4 & Aug. 7-11
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3D Printing & Design - Grades 4-10
2 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 3-7 & Jul. 17-21 (*NO CAMP TUESDAY JULY 4th)
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3D Modeling & Sculpting - Grades 5-10
1 Week Session: Jul. 10-14
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Minecraft & Roblox Developers - Grades 3-9
2 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 3-7 & Jul. 10-14 (*NO CAMP TUESDAY JULY 4th)
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GameCoding Concepts - Grades 4-10
1 Week Session: Jun. 26-30
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BattleBots - Grades 3-10
2 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 24-28 & Aug. 14-18
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STEAM Exploration - Grades 3-9
2 Weekly Sessions: Jun. 26-30 & Jul. 17-21
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Robo Racing - Grades 4-9
1 Week Session: Aug. 7-11
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Art Camp - Grades 4-8
3 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 10-14, Jul. 17-21 & Jul. 24-28
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MakerSpace - Grades 3-8
1 Week Session: Jul. 31- Aug. 4
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Drone Adventure - Grades 4-10 *New for 2023 (SOLD OUT!!!)
1 Week Session: Aug. 7-11
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Director: Jon Monath
Jon graduated from SUNY Delhi University of Technology in 2004 and has been working with Future Stars since 2016. He has over a decade of experience working with computer-aided design in the engineering field, as well as many years experience in 3D Printing and S.T.E.A.M. Education. Jon is passionate about making learning fun and inspiring young people to change the world. Jon will direct/oversee our 3D Printing, 3D Sculpting, Minecraft & Roblox , Game Coding Concepts & STEAM Exploration camps. Additional staff with experience in these fields will also instruct and provide guidance to campers.
Program Partnership - RoboMindTech
In partnership with RoboMindTech campers will participate in fun and hands-on activities. RoboMindTech is an award-winning Science and Technology Education Center and home to NYC FIRST LEGO League 2013 Champion. Our curriculum integrates the motivational effects of LEGO® Creative Play, Robotics and Video Gaming Technology into a unique, hands-on STEM learning designed to inspire young minds. Channel a child’s creative energy into science and robotics activities that teach important concepts in an active, immersion environment.
RoboMindTech staff has been working alongside Future Stars since 2015 and will direct/oversee our BattleBots, Drone Adventure, Robo Racing, Video Game Design, LEGO Robotics & LEGO Stop Motion camps.
Visit www.robomindtech.com for additional information.
Director: Lisa Rundo (Art & MakerSpace Camps)
Hi! My name is Lisa Rundo and I have been a teacher for 34 years and worked with Future Stars since 2022. I have taught in London, Brooklyn and Long Island. Most of my years were in the classroom and I loved every minute of it. In recent years, I have been a STEM Teacher at Lindell Elementary School in Long Beach. It is very exciting to have every student in the school. We enjoy many activities such as Coding, Engineering and Inventing. You can also find us learning about outer space, our class pets (including aquatic frogs, Beta fish, fiddler and hermit crabs), ecosystems and our planet Earth. I love learning alongside my students, and getting messy/making mistakes is part of my curriculum. Learning is about wondering, creating and enjoying the journey!
Additional staff consists of instructors and college students excelling in similar fields; Coding, Engineering, Robotics, 3D Printing, Art...
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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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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 is excited to spend his second 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.
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.
Summer Office Address
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(Nold Hall - Athletic Center)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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Should you still have questions or concerns, please e-mail us at email@example.com 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 2023 programs will run from June 26th to August 18th. We offer flexible weekly scheduling, and each camp week runs Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
Early drop-off and late pick-up options are also available for an additional $50 p/week, p/option (8am drop-off & up-to 5:30pm pick-up). Lunch is available for an additional $70 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.
2023 Tuition Schedule
All Camp Programs (except where noted)
STEAM Education Camps
|$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 Monday)
Early Drop-Off (8am earliest): +$50/wk/child
Late Pick-Up (up to 5:30pm): +$50/wk/child
Lunch (optional): +$70/wk/child
*Multi-Week Discount (3+ Weeks) is based on each child and is not cumulative per the family.
$150 DEPOSIT REQUIRED, PER WEEK & PER CHILD, AT TIME OF ENROLLMENT
- BALANCES ARE DUE AND WILL BE CHARGED ON APRIL 1ST -
-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.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS AFTER APRIL 1st, 2023
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.
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 $70 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Like us on Facebook @FutureStarsFarmingdale
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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