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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.

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

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2020 STEAM Programs – Future Stars @ SJC:

Future Stars Engineering and Design Courses:

Engineering & Design 1 (Ages 6-12) July 13- July 17 
In this course, participants are exposed to engineering by building projects and solving problems. They will learn about structures and mechanical engineering by building rockets, mousetrap powered cars, and catapults. This is an exciting class with no limits but the creativity, resourcefulness and dedication of the participant.

Director: Steve Sallese

Future Stars Art Programs:

Draw & Paint (Ages 7-15) July 6-July 10 • Observational drawing – use of pencils and pens to create sketches for completed compositions. Compositions will be completed using pencil, pen, colored pencil, markers, and/or watercolors.

• Collages - Use every day products and images to create unique and personal collages.

• All projects will be student directed in the development of a likable subject matter to create a final product.

Director: Natalie Infante
Natalie Infante is the ultimate artist and art enthusiast. Having received numerous accolades from both her secondary and higher ed. institutions, Natalie’s work is both commercially popular and critically acclaimed. Natalie graduated from West Islip High School and went to study graphic design first at Towson University, and then at Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University. Natalie is currently curator and assistant manager at Psychedelic Art Exchange in Baltimore, Maryland. Natalie is continuing to learn about being an artist and has always found an interest in creating. She loves the idea of taking an idea and exploring options with different mediums like painting, drawing, photography, or collage. She believes art is all about the desire and the heart to take chances. The process is more exciting than the product, but when you can take ownership of something you have created, that’s priceless. You will find she is eager to make a mess, make something she is proud of, and pass on the methods to anyone who is interested. In her time away from the art exchange, Natalie enjoys her family and friends, painting, drawing, and photography. Natalie is eager to being a part of the summer enrichment at St. Joseph’s College.


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) Jun. 29- Jul. 3, Jul. 13-17, Aug. 8-7, 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. My specific plans for this camp are still up in the air, but I intend to use LearnToMod’s block-based visual programming language (similar to MIT’s AppInventor) 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. Towards the end, I may try and show how the “code” they wrote throughout the week translates to real code in practical programming languages in an effort to inspire learning on their part after the conclusion of the camp.

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.


Robotics (Ages 6-12) Jun. 29- Jul. 3, Jul. 13-17, Aug. 17-21

Robotics Engineering 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 like LEGO Catapult, LEGO Sumo/Battle Robot , LEGO Game Challenges and more. Programs will take place in collegiate classrooms and/or computer labs with all necessary equipment provided.

Director: Dennis Chan
In partnership with Dennis Chan and 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. Visit www.robomindtech.com for additional information.


Team Based Competitive STEAM programs

BattleBots (Ages 7-15) Jul.6 - 10 & Jul. 27 - 31

• Battlebots is our advanced robotics program. Campers will compete in robotics engineering challenges, very much like the popular TV show. 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.

Director: Dennis Chan
In partnership with Dennis Chan and 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. Visit www.robomindtech.com for additional information.

eSports (Ages 12+) Jul. 20 - 24 & 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 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

Programs

Future Stars Summer Camps at St. Joseph's College offers premier programs. Summer 2020 will offer a variety of program options for campers from Preschool to 18 years old. Sports camp programs include: Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Flag Football, Multi-Sports, Softball, Field Hockey, Cheerleading and Volleyball. Specialty camp programs include: Magic and Dance. S.T.E.A.M Education programs include; FS Engineering & Design, Draw & Paint, Coding Concepts, App/Video Game Design, 3D Building w/ Minecraft, eSports and Robotics. Our Rising Stars program is a specialty program for younger campers ages 2.5-5.


 

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General Info

Future Stars Summer Camps at St. Joseph's College programs have exclusive use of the athletic facilities on campusduring the summer. 

Campers must bring their own lunch in a packed cooler bag. There are plenty of drinking water fountains throughout teh campus, in addition to vending machines should your camper wish to purchase a drink during the day. 

All campers will swim each day in our 25-yard heated indoor swimming pool, under the supervision of our certified water safety indtructors and lifeguards (please note that Rising Stars and our youngest Multi-Sport campers offer instructional swim). 

Our Staff is the backbone of our programs. We employ adults in the field of education and athletics. In fact, 90% of our staff either teaches or coaches during the school year. 

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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