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STEAM Summer Camp

Scroll down for dates & details on all 10 STEAM Camps offered.

Our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Education Camps strive to connect campers with the changing world of technology and allow them to explore the fields of engineering, computer science and mixed media arts.  Our expert teachers leverage project-based learning to ensure students have fun and remain thoroughly engaged, while building proficiency and creating technologies poised to transform society.

With the variety of camp themes and age-specific classes, campers are able to excel in a safe and fun environment.

 

STEAM CAMP

Ages: 6-17 (co-ed)
*ages vary by program
Dates:  Jul. 1 - Aug.23
*NO CAMP THURSDAY JULY 4th
*program offerings vary weekly - see below for schedule
Time: 9am- 4pm

 

TYPICAL DAY

9am Daily Orientation

9:15am Morning Session 1 (Program Specific Skill Development)

10:45am Morning Session 2 (Program Specific Projects)

12:15pm Lunch

1:15pm Recreational Swim

2:15pm Recreational Sports & Games

2:45pm Afternoon Session (Program Specific Projects & Free Design)

3:45pm Daily Review

4pm Departure
*Activities & times subject to change

HIGHLIGHTS

    Please see below.

DATES

    Please see below.



2024 STEAM Programs – Future Stars Suffolk

 


Future Stars Computer Science Programs:

 

Minecraft and Roblox Developers

(Ages 7-13) 4 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 1-5, Jul. 15-19, Jul. 29-Aug.2 & Aug. 12-16  (*NO CAMP THURSDAY JULY 4th)

These days, the mainstream world has realized the potential of Minecraft and Roblox as tools to inspire a new generation of computer scientists, programmers, and engineers in a world where demand for these fields is growing. As such, Minecraft and Roblox Developers has been designed for campers to: develop an understanding of block coding on both the beginner and intermediate level, gain knowledge on how to design and code games using Roblox Studio, apply real-world concepts such as architecture, engineering, and art through 3D Building w/ Minecraft and Roblox Studio, display their new skills by completing a project of their choice, and learn to work with peers through project-based learning. Ultimately, campers will be able to see the effects of the code they wrote in game, giving them visual feedback to help them learn, all while having fun with the games they love.

Director: Carol Wilson (see bio below)

 

Drone Adventure

 (Ages 8-15) 2 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 15-19 & Jul. 29-Aug.2

Join us for an unforgettable drone camp! Soar into the world of aerial technology, learn to pilot drones, capture unbelievable images, fly between obstacles while commanding your craft and discover the action-packed, educational adventure.


Director: Carol Wilson (see bio below) 

 

Future Stars Detective

(Ages 10-17) 1 Week Session: Aug. 5-9

Forensics is a great way to draw students into making scientific inquiries. Through high interest scenarios, campers will provide high critical thinking and problem solving skills to find evidence and crack the case. Solve mysteries, decode clues, and sharpen your investigative skills while having a blast with fellow detectives-in-training. Through forensics activities, our camp will keep you engaged, entertained and intrigued, as your adventure awaits!

Director: 
Carol Wilson (see bio below)

 

Future Stars Mad Scientist

 (Ages 8-15) 1 Week Session: Aug. 12-16

Unleash your inner mad scientistat our thrilling summer camp. Dive into the world of wild experiments, explosive fun and mind bending discoveries. From creating crazy concotions to unraveling the mysteries of science, this camp is where the madness of creativity meets the brillance of innovation. You will be sure to ignite your passion for all things science.


Director: Carol Wilson (see bio below)

 

STEAM Exploration

 (Ages 7-12) 2 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 15-19 & Jul. 29-Aug.2 (*NO CAMP THURSDAY JULY 4th)

Prepare for an epic summer of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). This camp is the ultimate destination for budding innovators, where you'll tinker, create and explore the endless opportunities of STEAM. We will take your imagination and curiosity to the next level with hands-on learning, creativity and endless inspriation!

Director: Carol Wilson (see bio below)

 

Video Game Design

 (Ages 9-16) 2 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 22-26  & Aug. 19-23


Explore the world of video game design by creating your own pong game with Scratch. Learn how to make things move, bounce and skip while using your block coding skills. Use your imagination to animate your game, change the costumes of your characters and add sound effects to make your game come alive. Create and design a new character and watch it come alive on the screen as the pixels from Bloxels illuminate your amazing creation. All it takes is an imagination, creativity and endless amount of fun and excitement. The possibilities are endless.


Director: Carol Wilson (see bio below)



Future Stars Robotics Programs: 


Robot Builders 

(Ages 6-11) 2 Weekly Sessions: July 1-July 5 (closed July 4) & Jul.22-Jul.26

Robot Builders covers everything from robotics learning primer, to robotics engineering challenges, and then into Recreational Sports. This is an ideal camp for children looking to exercise their mind to learn science & technology via robotics in the morning and balance their day of fun with sports activities in the afternoon. From building LEGO machines to LEGO robots, campers begin each day with a Robotics primer learning workshop and then immerse into theme based robotics engineering project challenges using LEGO WEDo, Ozobots, Sphero, Dash, LEGO Game Challenges and more. Programs will take place in collegiate classrooms and/or computer labs with all necessary equipment provided.

 


Robotics 2.0 

(Ages 9-15) 2 Weekly Sessions: Aug. 5-9 & Aug. 19-23 

Gear up for the ultimate robotic showdown at our Robotics 2.0 camp. This is our advanced robotics program. Campers will unnleash their inner engineer and design, build and compete in robotics engineering challenges, as they learn to wield remote controls, program and go head -to -head in thrilling competitions among other campers. This is an ideal camp for those campers looking to exercise their mind by competing in the exciting field of robotics development. Each day, campers will immerse themselves into theme-based robotics engineering project challenges and put their creation to the test! Programs will take place in collegiate classrooms and/or computer labs with all necessary equipment provided. Come experience the thrill and excitement in this metal-clashin mayhem!


Director Carol Wilson (see bio below)

   


Future Stars Engineering Programs: 

Engineering & Design 

(Ages 6-11) 2 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 8-12 & Jul. 22-26

BUILDER’S DREAM – Dive into the world of design, innovation and problem-solving. From building incredible projects and solving problems, participants will have an unfrogettable summer of hands-on learning, teamwork and the ability to unleash the power of a future innovator. They will learn about structures and mechanical engineering by building rockets, cars, and more. This is an exciting class with no limits, but the creativity, resourcefulness and dedication of the participant.

 

Director Carol Wilson (see bio below)

  


Future Stars Art Programs:

Draw & Paint

(Ages 6-14) 2 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 8-12 & Aug. 5-9

Come explore the colorful world of creativity at our Art summer camp! Dive into the world of canvases, brushes and endless inspiration as you learn to express your imagination through art. Compositions will be completed using pencil, pen, colored pencil, markers, and/or watercolors. This camp is where your artistic dreams come to life through the creation of unforgettable masterpeieces.

Director Carol Wilson (see bio below)

 


 

STEAM EDUCATION DIRECTORS

Carol Wilson

Carol Wilson is a distinguished educator of nearly thirty years. She has performed a variety of roles in the East Islip School District as a teacher of 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th grade. Most recently, Carol helped the East Islip School District to pioneer their S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) program, where she teaches students in grades 3-5 to create, design, and communicate in teams to solve everyday problems.  

Carol holds an M.A. in Reading and Special Education from Dowling College, as well as a B.A. in Elementary Education and Spanish from Clemson University. She also holds an SBL degree in administration and is currently a supervisor of student teachers at St. Joseph’s University in Patchogue.

Carol was the head varsity volleyball coach at East Islip between 1994-2001, leading the Redmen to multiple Section XI playoff appearances, with teams consisting of athletes who would go on to compete at the college level in NCAA Division I and III. She was also selected in 2012 as the faculty recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Award for Timber Point Elementary School. 

Carol’s mission as an educator is to inspire her students each and every day to innovate and develop solutions to the challenges we face on a daily basis. To that end, Carol can’t wait to work with and have fun with our future scientists, engineers, coders and detectives this summer! 

In her time away from school, Carol enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending time with her two sons.

 

 

FACILITIES

Check out some of our amazing facilities below.
 
 
 

Future Stars Suffolk is conveniently located just seconds from the LIE and Sagtikos Parkway off of Wicks Rd.   Suffolk County Community College athletics department sponsors 18 NCJAA intercollegiate teams and Future Stars has access to all their state-of-the-art athletic and academic facilities.  


Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena - Fieldhouse

Most camp activities take place in and around the Fieldhouse, which is fully air-conditioned throughout the summer.  During the summer, you can find our camp office in the foyer of the Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena, along with the athletic training room/infirmary. 

 

Indoor Facilities 

  • 60,000 square foot air-conditioned arena 
  • 3 regulation size courts with adjustable basketball hoops, volleyball nets and more.
  • Additional space for 2 multi-purpose courts for dek hockey, badminton, indoor soccer and more.
  • 6-lane, 200-meter track with sand pits for long jump 
  • Air-conditioned dance studio 
  • 25-meter, 12-lane heated swimming pool 
  • 3-meter diving board, 5-meter diving board, diving well (14 feet deep) 
  • 154-seat auditorium with theater seating 
  • Modern computer labs 
  • Classrooms 
  • Locker rooms

 

Outdoor Facilities 

  • 20-acre outdoor field complex 
  • 4 multi-purpose grass fields 
  • Baseball & softball fields 
  • Soccer field
  • Lacrosse field
  • 400-meter, 8 lane all-weather track 

 

Additional Campus Facilities include the air-conditioned Captree Commons Cafeteria. 


Specialty Camp Features include our inflatable water slides featuring our Big Kahuna Double Lane Waterslide and Double Lane Slip’n’Slide.  We also boast two outdoor GaGa Pits, an indoor inflatable GaGa pit, Bag Toss, Kan Jam, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Giant Checkers, multiple Nukem Courts and more!

 

LEADERSHIP

John Mees – tenure w/ Future Stars – 16 years.

After serving as site-director of our Southampton location for 10 years, John decided to move closer to home and launch our St. Joseph’s site.  After growing St. Joe's into a successful location, John set his sites on Suffolk to do the same.
John is passionate about education and summer camp. He believes that sports and academics have the potential to bring out the best (or worst) in each of us.  With that in mind, John designed and implemented the character-development curriculum inherent in all program offerings at Suffolk (Sportsmanship, Leadership, Attitude, Responsibility, Teamwork).

John has taught honors Spanish at Mount Sinai High School for the past 14 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-state 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 and son.


Keith Greene – Asst. Site-Director – tenure w/ Future Stars - 4 years

Coach Keith has an extensive background in athletics, competing in both football and lacrosse at Cortland State University from 2004-2008. Green was an all-conference selection in both sports, playing in three lacrosse national championship games from 2006-2008.  Cortland State won the National Championship in 2006.
 
Keith has taught phyical education in the Brentwood School Disctrict for the lat eleven years.  In addition to his classroom duties, Keith has coached varsity football, basketball, and lacrosse within the district.

Currently, Keith is the head coach of the girls varsity basketball team.  Throughout his nine years as an assistant in the program, the team captured a league championship and went to three Suffolk County final fours (2014, 2015, and 2018).  As head coach, the team made their first playoff appearance in 2022.

Keith has also served as the defensive coordinator for the Smithtown East boys lacrosse team.
During his tenure, the team made four playoff appearances, had four players selected as All-Americans, and captured back-to-back Suffolk County Championships in 2014 and 2015.

Keith is excited to share his passion for and extensive experience in athletics and academics with our campers.

Aquatics Director: Dana Dantuono - tenure w/ Future Stars - 3 years

 
Office Manager: Anny Mees - tenure w/ Future Stars - 7 years
 

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 medical staff.   Our medical team boasts qualifications and certifications ranging from EMT, RTE, CPR, First Aid and Epi-Pen.  Along with the staff listed below, all of our teachers and coaches hold certifications required by their school districts or organizations.
Health Director: Adam Montes – tenure w/ Future Stars – 5 years

Adam has been a certified athletic trainer at Center Moriches High School for 5 years where he evaluates, treats, and rehabilitates student athletes. Identical to his objective with Future Stars, he strives to maintain safety and overall well-being of the athletes to ensure participation in their respective sport. 

He is also a paraprofessional at Clayton Huey Elementary School in which he works 1-1 with a student to ensure they are able to receive their necessary needs academically.

Adam received his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2016 and passed his certification exam the same year. He is also CPR/First Aid/RTE/AED certified.

Queen Ervin - Queen is EMT certified who holds RTE/CPR/First Aid and Epi-Pen certifications.

 

DIRECTIONS

Directions to the Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena at Suffolk Community College, Grant Campus:

From the East or West: Take the Long Island Expressway (I-495) to Exit 53 (Sagtikos Parkway/Wicks Road). Follow signs to Wicks Road. Go south 1/2 mile on Wicks Road to campus entrance on right. 
 

Address to this location is:
1001 Crooked Hill Rd.
Brentwood, NY 11717

Phone Number: 631.646.2267

 

 Campus Map 

 

 

 

FAQ

Who are your staff members?
Our staff comprises 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. Exception is Little Stars (4:1).

What happens during inclement weather?
Camp still runs as planned. If and when inclement weather mandates we go indoors, we have sufficient indoor space for all camps to carry out their traditional programming.  We don't do 'movie days' at Future Stars Suffolk.

What happens on really hot days?
Our experienced coaching staff will take mandated and frequent water/shade breaks throughout the day.  Additionally, we will schedule additional indoor air-conditioned time and extended pool time to limit exposure to the intense heat.

What do I send to camp?
Please follow this link for "What To Bring"


Where is drop-off and pick-up?

Please follow this link for Arrival & Departure Info

 

Can I schedule a tour?
Yes, absolutely.  Call us at 631.646.CAMP or email us to schedule a tour today! suffolk@fscamps.com 
Click HERE for our upcoming Open Houses.


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 us 
with any changes. suffolk@fscamps.com 

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 EMT’s 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 suffolk@fscamps.com or give us a call 631.646.2267.  We will be happy to help.

 

Swim

 

Future Stars has exclusive use of the College pool during our swim hours.

  • The heated pool is located indoors at the Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena.
  • The pool is maintained by SCC 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. Little Stars and youngest Multi-Sports campers will also receive instructional swim each day.

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. We are even a certified lifeguard training site.  Our aquatics staff is scond to none.

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' with inflatable water slides for campers to enjoy.

Lunch

 Campers can bring a packed lunch in an insulated bag OR participate in our weekly lunch program. 

 

As part of our comprehensive camp experience, we offer a delicious daily lunch (an additional $75 per week).  Menus are planned for variety and taste so our campers can relax and enjoy themselves while preparing for their afternoon activities.  Our staff will ensure 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 Suffolk County Community College.  Their professional staff works full-time and is dedicated to culinary delights and food safety.  

 

We require at least a week's notice to participate in the lunch program. 

 

Click here for our daily menu

 

Special dietary needs can be met, and food allergies are not a problem.  

 

Have any questions regarding the ingredients used in preparing the items on our daily menu?  Feel free to reach out to Bernadette Figueiras, Food Service Director, at figueiras-bernadette@aramark.com

Stay Connected

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.

Like us on Facebook 
@futurestarssuffolk

Follow us on Instagram 
@futurestarssuffolk

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: suffolk@fscamps.com 
Link to CampInTouch

You can also check out our Future Stars Suffolk Digital Brochure Click Here

Contact

Future Stars Camp Offices:

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

Telephone:
631-646-2267

E-Mail:
suffolk@fscamps.com

Fax:
631-938-0812

Camp Director:
John Mees

Office Manager
Anny Mees

Tuition/Rates


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.  Early drop-off and late pick-up options are also available for an additional $70 p/week, p/option (7:30am drop-off & up-to 5:30pm pick-up).  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. (see tuition schedule below) 

2024 Tuition Schedule 

 
ENROLL FROM OCTOBER 20th - DECEMBER 1st, 2023 

   All Camp Programs (except where noted)   

 $525/wk (1 or 2 Weeks)  OR  $475/wk (3+ Weeks)

 Little Stars Camp   

 $550/wk (1 or 2 Weeks)  OR  $500/wk (3+ Weeks)

      Diving Camp   

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

  STEAM Education Camps  

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

   Adventure Camp    

 $800/wk  (No Discounts Apply)

 
ENROLL FROM DECEMBER 2nd - FEBRUARY 15th, 2024 

   All Camp Programs (except where noted)   

 $550/wk (1 or 2 Weeks)  OR  $500/wk (3+ Weeks)

 Little Stars Camp   

 $575/wk (1 or 2 Weeks)  OR  $525/wk (3+ Weeks)

      Diving Camp   

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

  STEAM Education Camps  

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

   Adventure Camp    

 $800/wk  (No Discounts Apply)

 
ENROLL FROM FEBRUARY 16th - JUNE 1st, 2024 

   All Camp Programs (except where noted)   

 $575/wk (1 or 2 Weeks)  OR  $525/wk (3+ Weeks)

 Little Stars Camp   

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

      Diving Camp   

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

  STEAM Education Camps  

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

   Adventure Camp    

 $800/wk  (No Discounts Apply)

 
ENROLL FROM JUNE 2nd - August 23, 2024 

     All Camp Programs (except where noted)    

$575/wk

 Little Stars Camp  

 $600/wk 

      Diving Camp   

 $650/wk

  STEAM Education Camps

$650/wk

  Adventure Camp   

$800/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 (7:30am earliest): +$70/wk/child
 Late Pick-Up (up to 5:30pm): +$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

PAYMENT PLANS
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, 2024

                    

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 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: suffolk@fscamps.com