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In our newly added STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Education Camps we strive to connect campers with the changing world of technology.

JUNE CoVid Update;  STEAM Education Camps will be following a modified half day schedule 9am-12:30pm for Summer 2020. The adjusted schedule will follow NYS and CDC Guidelines for 'Day Camps'. Coaches will prioritize activities that maintain physical distancing, whilst allowing campers to work on their skills in a safe and fun environment. Registered campers will be sent additional info on program protocols, daily schedule, and other pertinent details prior to the start of the program.


Our STEAM Camps will enable campers to explore the fields of engineering, computer science and mixed media arts.

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

S.T.E.A.M Education

Ages: See Below
Dates: See Below

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Pricing: $300 p/week

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2020 STEAM Programs – Future Stars @ SJC:


Future Stars Computer Science Courses:

App/Video Game Design (Ages 14-17) July 27-July 31 

• Learn and explore programming using Python, Processing and App Inventor.

• Use Python to quickly develop programs. Students with focus on algorithm development, since Python is so user friendly algorithms to be developed will include the use of ifs, loops, strings, functions.

• Use processing to create interactive Graphics and animations. We will create 2D and 3D images and make them move using arrays.

• Create apps for your android phone, using App Inventor. We will implement several apps like Magic 8 Ball, Alarm Clock, Calculator, Whack-a-Mole, and Space Invaders.

Coding Concepts (Ages 10-13) July 20-July 24

• Have fun and engage in computer science activities (such as sequencing, decision making, looping, algorithm development, function creation and binary code) that build logical thinking and problem solving skills. Activities will be unplugged and also on the computer using Code Studio.

Develop creatively using MIT’s Scratch by creating animations, stories, and computer games, like Maze and Pong.

Use the graphical world of Scratch. There is a library of sprites available along with costumes, and you can create your own sprites and use many different backgrounds or create your own.

Investigate the many commands and scripts available in Scratch, including events (when) for interactivity, control structures (if blocks and loops), sounds, movements, using variables, and using timers.

Director: Carolyn Bellacera
Carolyn has been involved in the computer programming industry for over 30 years. She has been a Computer Science teacher at Mt Sinai High school for the last 18 years, teaching many courses/languages, for example, Visual Basic, C++, Java, Computer Animation, App Development, AP Computer Science A. Prior to teaching, she was a computer programmer for 13 years. Her last two years working in industry were at Arrow Electronics and before that she worked at Grumman Data Systems for 11 years (both on Long Island). Her undergraduate degree is in Computer Science, which she received from New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY in 1984.


3D Building with Minecraft (Ages 7-15) Jul. 13-17, Aug. 3-7, Aug. 17-21

• These days, the mainstream world has realized the potential of Minecraft as a tool to inspire a new generation of computer scientists, programmers, and engineers in a world where demand for these fields is growing, and as such many educational aides relating to the game have been developed. LearnToMod’s block-based visual programming language (similar to MIT’s AppInventor) will be used to teach basic programming concepts, such as variables, functions, loops, conditionals, boolean logic, and more through creating modifications to the game Minecraft. Students will be able to see the effects of the code they wrote in game, giving them visual feedback to help them learn. 

Director: Ryan Hecht
Ryan is a senior Computer Science student at Brown University. Ryan’s passion for computer science and programming grew from a seemingly tangential interest: the video game Minecraft. Ryan ran a small private multiplayer server for himself and his friends, and he wanted to create software to augment our experience. Sensibly, Ryan realized that he would be in way over his head if he didn’t start with the basics, so he began an introductory programming tutorial on the website Codecademy (and the rest is history). Nowadays, in his spare time, Ryan runs a large multiplayer server that has seen over 85,000 unique guests, MCParks; where he recreates real life theme parks and experiences at a 1:1 scale. Ryan manages over 40 staff members, and he creates software that helps bring our experiences to life; all while pursuing a degree in the field that he loves.


Team Based Competitive STEAM program 

eSports (Ages 12+) Aug. 10 - 14

• Within the past decade, the popularity of eSports has grown substantially with millions of people captivated by this fastest growing sport in the world! Players are now becoming sponsored by major brands and the tournaments themselves are starting to appear on popular sports channels like ESPN. Additionally, there are currently 96 colleges and universities that are offering eSports scholarships. The focus of this camp will be to help those who desire to have a future in eSports to learn what it is like and what is needed to play at that level. The campers will learn important skills necessary to compete such as how to communicate effectively within the team context and how to sharpen awareness during game play. Additionally, campers will learnin game specific skills and strategies, culminating in our own Future Stars eSports Championship. The program will focus primarily on both League of Legends and Fortnite,

Directors: Zachary Tulloch & Justin Seiter
Zachary is a leading force in the world of eSports at the scholastic level. He has extensive experience in coordinating and executing multiple gaming competitions in both individual and team formats. Currently, Zachary serves as president of the computer science club. Some of the club’s accomplishments during his tenure include teaching block code to elementary students, helping promote and carry out the annual hour of code to inspire younger students to code, and developing an app that disseminates school announcements for those students absent from school on a given day.

Within competitive gaming, Zachary has primarily played Overwatch and League of Legends. Within Overwatch, Zachary has maintained a ranking between Masters and Grandmasters, with his most impressive season occurring in Season 5 when he reached the top 500 in North America. With regard to League of Legends, Zachary achieved a ranking of Gold V at the end of the 2017 season. Currently, Zachary received the ranking of Platinum I, which puts him at number 44,962 on the ladder. Out of the 1,757,127 in North America that play the game competitively, that puts Zachary in the top 2.5%! Justin’s main area of expertise and experience within the world of competitive gaming has been with Fortnite.

Justin has not only placed in every competition he’s entered, he’s won a majority of them.

Justin is an avid builder and developer of high-tech and high-performance gaming computers, some of which he has sold to fellow gamers. Justin’s knowledge of the many facets of competitive gaming, from hardware development to competing itself, makes him a great fit to co-direct the eSports program at Future Stars.

Both directors are excited to help the campers develop expertise in and enthusiasm for eSports, with a particular emphasis on both League of Legends and Fortnite.

With the advent of college scholarships for gamers, and the dramatic rise in professional opportunities in the field, Zachary and Justin see the eSports scene as the next great frontier.

Focusing on tactics and team communication, the camp day will be designed to ensure that campers acquire new strategies and are able to put them into practice.

There will be ample opportunity for competition, including the culminating ‘Future Stars eSports Championship’ on the last day.

 

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 July 6th to August 21st. Flexible weekly scheduling is available. Each camp week is Monday to Friday, 9am to 12:30pm.

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

*Due to program modifications as a result of Covid19, there will be NO Recreational Swim for campers during Summer 2020*

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

 *Due to program modifications as a result of Covid19, there will be NO Lunch period for campers during Summer 2020*

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