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STEAM Summer Camp

 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 epert 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.



Ages: 5-16
*ages vary by program 
Dates:  Jul.1 - Aug.23

*program offerings vary weekly - see below for schedule

Time: 9am- 4pm



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


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2024 STEAM Programs – Future Stars @ SJU

Future Stars Computer Science Programs:

Minecraft & Roblox Developers

(Ages 6-14) 4 Weekly Sessions: Jul.8-12, Jul.22-26, Aug.5-9, Aug.19-23

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 Carol Wilson (see bio below)


Coding Adventure

 (Ages 8-14) 1 Week Session: Aug. 12-16

Get ready to explore the limitless possibilities of technology, as you master the art of programming. Whether you are a beginner or a coding pro, this camp offers a dynamic learning experience where you can hone your skills and ignite your digital world. Don't miss out on this coding adventure which will shape your future.

Carol Wilson (See bio below)

Drone Adventure

 (Ages 8-15) 2 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 8-12 & Jul. 22-26

Join us for an unfrogettable 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.

Carol Wilson (See bio below) 

Future Stars Detective

(Ages 10-14) 1 Week Session: Jul. 29-Aug. 2

Get ready to embark on an exhilarating journey as a young detective at our summer camp. Solve mysteries, decode clues, and sharpen your investigative skills while having a blast with fellow detectives-in-training. Through forensics activites, our camp will keep you engaged, entertained and intrigued, as your adventure awaits!

 Carol Wilson (see bio below)


Future Stars Mad Scientist

 (Ages 8-14) 2 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 15-19 & Aug. 5-9

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 5-10) 1 Week Session: Jul. 29-Aug. 2

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 imaginationabd curiosity to the next level with hands-on learning, creativity and endless inspriation!

*New activities and projects will be introduced weekly to make each session unique. 

Director: Carol Wilson (see bio below) 

Future Stars Robotics Programs: 

Robot Builders 

(Ages 6-11) 2 Weekly Sessions: Jul.15-19 & Aug.12-16 

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.  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: Jul.1-5* & Jul.29-Aug.2 (*NO CAMP THURSDAY JULY 4th) 

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 6-12) 3 Weekly Sessions: Jul.8-12, Jul. 22-26 & Aug.19-23

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:

Art Camp

(Ages 6-14) 2 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 1-5* & Aug. 12-16 (NO CAMP THURSDAY JULY 4)

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 masterpieces.

Director Carol Wilson (see bio below)



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.



St. Joseph's University, 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. 


Director: Shane Flanagan - tenure w/ Future Stars - 13 years. 
Shane serves as site-director for our St. Joseph's University site. Currently, Shane is the athletic director at the Waldorf School of Garden City, along with being a 6th-12th grade phys ed. and health ed. teacher. He coaches varsity soccer, softball and golf, and oversees all middle and high school after-school athletic programming.
Shane graduated Magna Cum Laude from Adelphi University and subsequently earned an MS from LIU Post. He most recently graduated with an MS in Athletic Administration from Concordia University. From 2010-2017, Shane directed programs and was responsible for overseeing site operations at our Southampton location. Following his tenure at Southampton, Shane served as the Assistant Site Director, in charge of camp programming, curriculum development and staff training at both our Farmingdale and Purchase locations. Shane brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to all programs he's involved with. He currently resides in Babylon with his wife Marissa and two children.

Aquatics Director: Kimberly Teague – tenure w/ Future Stars – 5 years

Health Director: Adam Montes – tenure w/ Future Stars – 5 years
Office Manager: Margaret Kopcienski – tenure w/ Future Stars – 5 years
Multi-Sports Director and Assistant Site-Director: Joe Francese – tenure w/ Future Stars – 11 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 University 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.


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 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 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


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. Exceptions are Tennis (6:1) and Little Stars (4:1)

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 at main campus. Occasionally, the multi-sport program will take off-site trips on rainy days, such as bowling, air-trampoline, etc. 

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. Pool time and/or 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”.

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 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.

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 631.572.0232. We will be happy to help.


 Future Stars have use of St.Joseph's University 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 University 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.



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


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.

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.

Like us on Facebook @futurestarsatstjoes

Follow us on Instagram @futurestarsatstjoes


You can also check out our Digital Brochure.


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




Camp Director:
Shane Flanagan

Office Manager
Margaret Kopcienski


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 all programs at an additional $75 p/week, p/option (8:00am drop-off & up-to 5:30pm pick-up). We do not offer a lunch program at St. Joe's, so campers should come each day 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. (see tuition schedule below)


2024 Tuition Schedule 


   All Camp Programs (except where noted)   

 $475/wk (1 or 2 Weeks)  OR  $425/wk (3+ Weeks)

STEAM Education Camps    

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

   Adventure Camp    

 $750/wk  (No Discounts Apply)


   All Camp Programs (except where noted)   

 $500/wk (1 or 2 Weeks)  OR  $450/wk (3+ Weeks)

STEAM Education Camps    

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

   Adventure Camp    

 $750/wk  (No Discounts Apply)


   All Camp Programs (except where noted)   

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

STEAM Education Camps    

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

   Adventure Camp    

 $750/wk  (No Discounts Apply)

ENROLL FROM JUNE 2nd - August 23, 2024 

     All Camp Programs (except where noted)    


STEAM Education Camps


   Adventure Camp    

 $750/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 (8:00am earliest): +$75/wk/child
Late Pick-Up (up to 5:30pm): +$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 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: