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Click below for the guidelines that will be implemented this summer.2021 Camp Guidelines

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.

STEAM CAMP

Ages: See Below
Dates: See Below

Time: 9am- 4pm

 

TYPICAL DAY

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

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DATES

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2021 STEAM Programs – Future Stars @ SJC

 


Future Stars Computer Science Programs:

Web/App/Video Game Design

(Ages 14-17) 1 Week Session:  N/A 2021 Summer. Returning for 2022.  

• 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) 1 Week Session: N/A 2021 Summer. Returning for 2022.

• 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 of Computer Science Programs: 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) 4 Weekly Sessions: Jun.28-Jul.2, Jul. 12-16, Aug. 2-6, Aug. 16-20

• 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.


Future Stars Robotics Programs: 
Robotics 

(Ages 6-12) 2 Weekly Sessions: Jul.5-9 & Aug.16-20

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.

 


BattleBots 

(Ages 7-15) 1 Week Session: Aug. 9-13  

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 of Robotics Programs: Dennis Chan & RoboMindTech Instructors
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. Visit www.robomindtech.com for additional information.

 



Team Based Competitive STEAM programs:
 

eSports

(Ages 12-17) 2 Weekly Sessions: Jul. 19-23 & Aug. 9-13  (Headphones Required)  

• 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 Valorant. 

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.

 


Future Stars Engineering Programs: 

 

Engineering & Design 

(Ages 6-12) 1 Week Session: Jul. 12-16

BUILDER’S DREAM – 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 trebuchets. This is an exciting class with no limits but the creativity, resourcefulness and dedication of the participant.

Director: TBD

 


Future Stars Art Programs:

Technical Drawing & Painting

(Ages 7-15) 1 Week Session: Jul. 5-9 

• Observational drawing - use of pencils and pens to create sketches for completed compositions. Compositions will be completed using pencil, pen, colored penci, markers, and/or watercolors.

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

• Other Projects: TBD

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

Director: TBD

 

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 – 14 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: Margaret Kopcienski – tenure w/ Future Stars – 3 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

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

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. 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 stjoes@fscamps 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 stjoes@fscamps.com or give us a call 631.572.0232.  We will be happy to help.

Swim

 

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

 

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

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

Tuition/Rates

Tuition rates are time sensitive. Enrolling early affords families our best rates.  

Summer 2021 programs will run from June 28th to August 20th. We offer flexible weekly scheduling, and each camp week runs Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.  Our Little Stars program runs from 9am to 2pm, but we do offer an extended day option until 4pm for an additional $125 p/week.   Early drop-off and late pick-up options are also available for all programs at an additional $65 p/week, p/option (7:30am drop-off & up-to 5:30pm pick-up).  We do not offer a lunch program at St. Joes, 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)


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 Future Stars Price Lock (see below for details). 
You are not locked into your schedule at time of enrollment, and you can even reduce the number of enrolled weeks by May 1st, should other summer plans come about.
 
Cancellation Policy: Full refunds are available through May 1st.  After May 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: stjoes@fscamps.com
 

2021 Tuition Schedule 

 
ENROLL BY MARCH 1st, 2021

     All Camp Programs (except where noted)    

1 or 2 weeks: $425/wk     3 or more weeks: $400/wk  

  STEAM Education Camps

1 or 2 weeks: $525/wk     3 or more weeks: $500/wk  

Little Stars (9am-2pm)

1 or 2 weeks: $350/wk     3 or more weeks: $325/wk

 
ENROLL FROM MARCH 2nd - MAY 31st, 2021 

     All Camp Programs (except where noted)    

1 or 2 weeks: $475/wk     3 or more weeks: $450/wk  

  STEAM Education Camps

1 or 2 weeks: $575/wk     3 or more weeks: $550/wk  

  Little Stars (9am-2pm)  

1 or 2 weeks: $400/wk     3 or more weeks: $375/wk

 
ENROLL FROM JUNE 1st - AUGUST 15th, 2021 

   All Camp Programs (except where noted)   

 $475/wk 

  STEAM Education Camps  

 $575/wk 

  Little Stars (9am-2pm)   

$400/wk

-Discounts and add-ons calculated from the above listed rates-
Sibling Discount: -$25/wk/child, after the 1st child
Little Stars Extended Day (2pm-4pm): +$125/wk/child
Early Drop-Off (7:30am earliest): +$65/wk/child
Late Pick-Up (up to 5:30pm): +$65/wk/child



$100 DEPOSIT REQUIRED, PER WEEK & PER CHILD, AT TIME OF ENROLLMENT
- BALANCES ARE DUE AND WILL BE CHARGED ON MAY 1ST -
-Enrollments after May 1st will be charged in full-
You may reach out to us at anytime to make payments towards your balance, prior to May 1st


THERE ARE NO REFUNDS AFTER MAY 1st, 2021


                   FUTURE STARS PRICE LOCK                   

ANY WEEKS ADDED TO YOUR SCHEDULE, PRIOR TO MAY 1st,  WILL BE ADDED AT THE RATE OF YOUR INITIAL ENROLLMENT
WEEKS ADDED AFTER MAY 1st WILL BE ADDED AT CURRENT LISTED RATES