COVID-19 UPDATE: For the Summer 2020 season, our entire team worked tirelessly to ensure a safe environment. Many changes were necessary, activities were adapted, and off-site locations were utilized where necessary. As a whole, Future Stars was able to host thousands of enthusiastic and excited children! We traversed our own Future Stars Bubbles and are eternally thankful to all the parents, campers, and staff that played an integral part -- Summer 2020 will always have a special place with us.
Click below for the guidelines that will be implemented this summer.
For 40 years, Future Stars has been providing families from Long Island, Westchester, Manhattan and Fairfield with the most outstanding specialty day camp programs in the New York Metro Area.
Our Farmingdale State College location is a sprawling 300 acre campus, centrally located, on the Nassau/Suffolk border, just minutes from the LIE (RTE 495), and set between the Northern and Southern State Parkways. Comprised of newly renovated, state-of-the-art, athletic and academic facilities, this ‘not so hidden gem’ is an ideal location for campers to join us for an amazing summer.
Check out this great video showcasing our state-of-the-art collegiate facilities:
Farmingdale Facilities Montage
Over 30 Programs are offered at this location under our Sports, Specialty and S.T.E.A.M. Education divisions, and with flexible weekly sessions, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Mix and match programs on a weekly basis and discover THE ULTIMATE CAMP EXPERIENCE.
Summer 2021 will run from June 28th through August 20th - Eight (8) Weekly Sessions.
Feel free to reach out to us anytime with questions – 631.769.CAMP or firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmingdale State College athletics department sponsors 18 NCAA DIII intercollegiate teams which participate in the Skyline Conference and Future Stars has access to all their newly renovated, state-of-the-art, athletics and academic facilities. From athletic fields to computer labs, our programs are able to make use of these great amenities.
Check out our Farmingdale Facilities Montage
Nold Hall – The Athletic Center
Most camp activities take place in and around the athletic center, which was newly renovated in 2017. Our camp office during the summer is in the back hallway of Nold Hall, along with the athletic training room/infirmary.
- Field Turf Stadium and Track
- Turf Baseball Stadium
- Turf Softball Stadium
- Tennis Complex: 6 US Open Style Courts
- 8 Grass Training Fields
- Golf Driving Range
- Massive Field House with 3 Basketball Courts / Indoor Track
- Air Conditioned Auxiliary Gymnasium
- Golf Simulator Room
- 4 Racquetball Courts
- Locker Rooms
- Athletic Training Room
Additional Campus Facilities include an Air Conditioned Cafeteria in the Campus Center and state-of-the-art Computer Labs and Classrooms in Lupton Hall, where many of our STEAM Education programs take place.
Specialty Camp Features include “The Water-Park” featuring our Big Kahuna Double Lane Waterslide, Giant Wave Slide, Inflatable Double Lane Slip’n”Slide, Sprinklers and Dunk Tank. Our “Game Tent” features a GaGa Pit, Ping Pong Tables, Nok Hockey Tables, Bag Toss, Kan Jam, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Giant Checkers, a Nukem Court and more!
Throughout the summer, we also bring in additional wet and dry inflatables, in addition to other fun and exciting apparatus' for our campers to enjoy.
At Future Stars, we take pride in our staff and feel it sets us apart from many other camps in the industry. Our team is comprised of Coaches, Teachers, Instructors and Student Athletes who share a passion for working with children and have experience and know-how in their respective fields.
Chris Griffin is the site director for all programs at Farmingdale State College. Throughout his childhood, Chris attended soccer and tennis camp at the Purchase College location (those were the only camps back then). He graduated from Quinnipiac University with a BA in Finance and played Division 1 lacrosse in his years at the school. Chris was selected as a New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Senior Scholar-Athlete, one of four, outside the IVY League, in a class of less than 20 inductees. He has directed lacrosse and held assistant director positions at both the Farmingdale and Old Westbury locations. Chris has also helped oversee our indoor facility, Future Stars Southampton, in its inaugural seasons.
Shane Flanagan will help oversee all programs at Farmingdale State College. Currently, the Athletics Director at the Waldorf School in Garden City, along with being a Phys Ed teacher and coach for Soccer, Softball and Golf. Shane graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS from Adelphi University and also earned a Master’s Degree from LIU Post. He is also the recipient of multiple academic achievement awards throughout his tenure in teaching. Shane has directed programs at our Southampton and Purchase locations and brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to any and all programs he’s involved with. While at LIU Post, formally C.W. Post, Shane played for the men’s soccer team and was named MVP during the 2010 East Coast Conference Championship.
*Shane is also certified in Contact Tracing.
The hidden backbone of our camp operations during the summer. Interacting with parents and campers - on the phone, in person, or via email - you’ve probably had a conversation with someone “in the office” at some point during your child’s time with us. Kristen – A stand out soccer player that finished her career at LIU Post and currently a full-time substitute teacher on Long Island, whilst going for her Master’s in education. While at Post, Kristen received accolades such as All-East Region First Team and ECC Defensive Player of the Year. This will be her 4th summer with us and we’re excited to have her on the team.
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 Athletic Training Staff, or “camp nurse” as some families are used to. We are required by the Suffolk County Health Dept. to have certain qualified staff on hand, at all times, depending on the number of weekly campers. Our team has qualifications ranging from EMT, RTE, CPR, First Aid and Epi-Pen Certifications. Along with the staff listed below, many of our teachers and coaches also hold certifications required by their school districts or organizations.
Jennifer Bergstein – Head Athletic Trainer at Farmingdale State College. Jenn is an NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer and holds RTE/CPR/First Aid and Epi-Pen certifications.
Jessica Dautner - Associate Athletic Trainer at Farmingdale State College. Jess is EMT certified and also an NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer who holds RTE/CPR/First Aid and Epi-Pen certifications.
Program Specific Directors & Staff
See program pages for details
Farmingdale State College is a sprawling 300 acre campus centrally located on the Nassau/Suffolk border. Conveniently located on RTE 110, minutes from the LIE (RTE. 495), and set between both the Northern and Southern State Parkways.
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Campus Map (Camp Office & More)
Who are your staff members?
Our staff comprises of 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 Rising Stars (5:1) and Tennis (6:1) on court.
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 and programs will rotate within those spaces.
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. 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”
What is your tipping policy?
We do not have an official tipping policy because we believe it is a personal matter between campers, their families, and our coaches. Any gratuity given for services rendered are strictly optional and at your discretion. That being said, any and all gratuities are greatly appreciated.
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 cannnot make changes after Monday. Please email farmingdale@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.
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Should you still have questions or concerns, please e-mail us at email@example.com or give us a call 631.769.2267. We will be happy to help.
Campers can bring a packed lunch from home OR join our weekly lunch program.
As part of our all-inclusive and comprehensive camp experience, we offer a delicious and well-balanced daily lunch (additional $55 per week). Menus are planned for variety, taste, and nutrition so our campers can relax and enjoy themselves while preparing for their afternoon activities. Our staff will make sure 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 Farmingdale State College. Their professional staff works full-time and is dedicated to culinary delights and food safety.
See our SAMPLE LUNCH MENU for an idea of what is offered throughout the summer. Meals rotate on a bi-weekly schedule, but some items may be offered more than once a week or on a daily basis, like our pizza station.
Special dietary needs can be addressed and food allergies are not a problem.
We are NOT “nut free” but “nut conscious” and roughly 90% of food available is nut free.
We also provide a snack for all campers towards the end of the day.
*Campers that bring their lunch eat in a separate air-conditioned café setting, in the same building, just beside the “buyers” cafeteria. This is per instructions from Aramark, as each camper on the lunch program is accounted for and free to eat as much as they like while in the cafeteria. Our staff accompanies the campers in both locations and a trainer is on-site during lunch time.
Each day, all programs will have 45 minutes to an hour to cool-off and chill-out in our designated “Waterpark” and “Game Tent” areas. Campers taking part in our entertaining waterpark activities will change in separate locker rooms for boys and girls and will be accompanied by multiple staff members to make sure they get in and out with no problems. Team members will assistance campers when needed and there are multiple bathroom and shower stalls for privacy.
The Waterpark features “THE BIG KAHUNA” – our inflatable Double Lane Waterslide that kids don’t want to leave and love sliding down over-and-over again! In addition, we have another "Big Wave" Waterslide, an inflatable Double Lane Slip’n’Slide, Sprinklers and Dunk Tank, where campers can try to dunk some of our staff on Fridays.
Our Game Tent area features a GaGa Pit, Ping Pong Tables, Nok Hockey Tables, Bag Toss, Kan Jam, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Giant Checkers, a Nukem Court and more! We’re always adding new games year-after-year and even break out the inflatable tug-o-war and other fun inflatables throughout that summer.
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, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Albums - Throughout the summer, weekly photo albums will be published and can be accessed by logging into your CampInTouch parent portal. You will be notified by email when an album is uploaded.
Link to CampInTouch Parent Login
Check out our Future Stars Farmingdale Digital Brochure
Our social media accounts are a great way to stay connected throughout the year and during the summer. We showcase pictures, stories, events, and special offerings for all happenings at our Farmingdale State College location.
Like us on Facebook @FutureStarsFarmingdale
Follow us on Instagram @futurestarsfd
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. Early drop-off and late pick-up options are also available for an additional $50 p/week, p/option (8am drop-off & up-to 5:30pm pick-up). Lunch is available for an additional $55 p/week or you can send campers 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.
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: email@example.com
2021 Tuition Schedule
ENROLL BY MARCH 1st, 2021
All Camp Programs (except where noted)
|1 or 2 weeks: $525/wk 3 or more weeks: $475/wk
STEAM Education Camps
|1 or 2 weeks: $625/wk 3 or more weeks: $575/wk
| $775 / wk (no discounts apply)
ENROLL FROM MARCH 2nd - MAY 31st, 2021
All Camp Programs (except where noted)
|1 or 2 weeks: $550/wk 3 or more weeks: $500/wk
STEAM Education Camps
|1 or 2 weeks: $650/wk 3 or more weeks: $600/wk
|$800 / wk (no discounts apply)
ENROLL FROM JUNE 1st - AUGUST 15th, 2021
All Camp Programs (except where noted)
STEAM Education Camps
|$800/wk (Enrollment Ends July 16th)
-Discounts and add-ons calculated from the above listed rates-
Sibling Discount: -$25/wk/child, after the 1st child
Early Drop-Off (8am earliest): +$50/wk/child
Late Pick-Up (up to 5:30pm): +$50/wk/child
Lunch (optional): +$55/wk/child
$150 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