The Future Stars Adventure Camp is an exciting program, incorporating both on campus, and off campus activities. The program is modeled on the popular Adventure Education programs that are being featured more frequently in school curriculums across the country.
The Adventure Camp programs are one-week sessions for Boys & Girls entering grades 5-9. The program aims to create a fun and positive small group experience that fosters leadership skills and encourages the campers to challenge themselves. Our goal is to have the campers finish the program with a sense of accomplishment, self-confidence, and a stronger sense of themselves. Experienced Physical Education teachers direct and oversee the program with additional exper- tise offered from on-site staff at the various trip locations. A limited enrollment will ensure plenty of active play and ‘adventure’ in this unique and rewarding program.
Adventure Camp 2017 Open for Registration as of February 17th
Session 1: July 10th - July 14th
Session 2: July 17th - July 21st
Adventure Camp has a limited enrollment so please register early (Adventure Camp 2015 & 2016 sold out in less than 2 weeks!)
The Future Stars Adventure Camp will be based at The College at Old Westbury, with on-campus activities utilizing collegiate athletics facilities. Daily drop-off and pick-up will take place at The College at Old Westbury, with off campus trips utilizing Hendrickson Bus Corp who are the transportation provider for Future Stars Summer Camps. Adventure Camp is a Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm program. The projected Adventure Camp itinerary is detailed on the Adventure Camp Flyer.
Please note schedule changes may be made at the discretion of the program director
The first day of each session will feature a morning of ice-breaker activities and staff presentations as to the goals and expectations of the program. Campers will get to know each other and the staff, participate in cooperative games and discuss the themes for the week (Communication/Respect for Differences/Problem Soliving/Self-Esteem/Compassion). Throughout the week campers will tackle additional challenges where they will be encouraged to incorporate creativity into solving problems. By promoting positive working relationships, the staff will encourage leadership roles and apply strategy while working on 'project adventure' style initiative.
Every day campers will also take local trips for Adventure Activities under the guidance of the Future Stars staff as well as on-site instructors and supervisors at the various locations.
The projected Adventure Camp itinerary is detailed below.
(Please note schedule changes may be made at the discretion of the program director).
Mondays (July 10th & 17th) will feature a morning of icebreaker activities and staff presentations as to the goals and expectations of the program. Campers will get to know each other and the staff, participate in cooperative games and discuss the themes for the week (Communication / Respect for Differences / Problem Solving / Self-Esteem / Compassion) Following the introductory session the group will take a trip to IslandRock for Rock Climbing Activities, before returning to campus for some fun water activities.
Campers attending both sessions can/will attempt different climbs and challenges each session
**Check out islandrock.net for more info on the facility.
Tuesdays (July 11th & 18th) will begin with a team building challenge. Campers will then take a trip to the Long Island Adventure Park where they’ll participate in a series of high ropes courses and zip-lines under the guidance of the instructors and safety team from the LIAP. Campers will return for some multi-sport recreational play to end the day.
Campers attending both sessions can/will attempt different trails and challenges each session
**Check out longislandadventurepark.org for more info on the Long Island Adventure Park.
Wednesdays (July 12th & 19th) will feature a day trip to Nickerson Beach…home of Future Stars Summer Camps friends Skudin Surf. Campers will take to the water for Surf Time under the guidance of Skudin Surf expert instructors. Campers will also participate in a series of beach games and challenges where they will be encouraged to incorporate creativity into solving problems. Campers will return to campus for some multi-sport recreational play to end the day.
Campers attending both sessions can/will progress to different skills based on surf 'level'
**Check out skudinsurf.com for more info on the Skudin program and instructors.
Thursdays (July 13th & 20th) will feature a day trip to Bay Shore HS to participate in Adventure Challenges using the "Project Adventure" obstacles and courses. Utilizing the challenge by choice philosophy, campers will be able to choose the activities they challenge under the guidance of Adventure Camp Director Stuart Love who is a tenured Physical Education Teacher at the school and runs programs throughout the school year on the very same apparatus. From the 'Nitro Crossing' to the 'Burma Bridge' to the 'Dangling Duo' all campers will have opportunity to stretch their comfort zone and discover how it can be rewarding to help their peers be successful. Campers will return to campus to review the days activities and character themes.
Campers attending both sessions can/will be able to choose different challenges each week.
** Check out pa.org for more info on Project Adventure
Fridays (July 14th & 21st) will feature a day trip to The Waterfront Center located in Oyster Bay. Campers will be split into two groups with one group participating in Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Kayaking whilst the second group sail on ‘Christeen’, a 40 foot gaff rigged sloop. After lunch the campers will then switch to participate in the other group. All activities will be overseen by WFC Instructors, Educators, and Safety Staff in addition to the Future Stars Camp Staff. Campers will return to campus for an end of session review and closing ceremony to discuss their experiences and memorable moments of the week.
Campers attending both sessions can/will progress to different skills based on SUP & Kayak 'levels'
**Check out thewaterfrontcenter.org for more info on The Water Front Center
Director: Stuart Love (6th Summer)
The Future Stars Adventure Camp will once again be directed by Stuart Love. Stuart is Physical Education teacher in the Bay Shore School District, and brings over 15 years of teaching and coaching experience to Future Stars Summer Camps. Stuart has successfully completed Adventure Programming with Project Adventure Inc, and has designed and implemented Adventure Education programs for Bay Shore School District.
Adventure Camp Head Coach: Courtney Breen (5th Summer)
Courtney Breen will be once again be the assistant director for the Future Stars. Adventure Camp. Courtney is a Physical Education teacher in NYC, and brings over 5 years of teaching and coaching experience to Future Stars Summer Camps. Courtney has Adventure Education experience, and actively coaches with youth programs throughout the year.
Additional teachers and coaches will also work with the campers throughout the week, and staff are First Aid CPR/AED Certified.
Additional safety staff and/or lifeguards will also be on site at specific trip locations.
Camps and Programs
Future Stars Summer Camps at The College at Old Westbury offer numerous Sports & Specialty camp programs. Summer 2017 will offer 19 program options for campers entering Grades K-9 in Fall 2017. Sports camp programs include; Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Multi-Sports, Soccer, Swim, Tennis, and Volleyball. Specialty camp programs include; Circus Arts, Dance, Drama, Horseback Riding, Magic, and Multimedia. S.T.E.A.M Education programs include; LEGO Robotics, Stop-Motion Animation, and Video Game Design. Additional programs include; Rising Stars for younger campers entering grades K-2, and our Adventure Camp, which is a unique program that features off-site trips . Finally, our Coaches & Teachers Assistant Program (CTAP) for participants entering Grades 10-12 who are looking to be part of the Future Stars Staff in the future.
About the Facility
The College at Old Westbury is a wooded 600 acre campus centrally located in Long Island's Gold Coast in Nassau County. Conveniently located on Rt.107, minutes from the LIE (Rt.495), Jericho Tpke (Rt.25), and Northern Blvd (Rt.25A).
The College at Old Westbury athletics dept sponsors 13 NCAA Division III intercollegiate teams participating in the Skyline Conference. Future Stars Summer Camps utilize the college athletics facilities, and additional campus facilities for all programs.
Clark Athletic Center outdoor facilities include: Baseball & Softball Complex, Full-Sized Grass Training Fields, Tennis Courts, Hitting Walls, Basketball Courts, and more.
Clark Athletic Center indoor facilities include: Multiple Gymnasiums, Swimming Pool, Racquetball Courts, Panther Pride Recreation Area, and more.
Additional campus facilities include: Air-Conditioned Cafeteria, Recital Hall, Old Westbury TV Studio, Classrooms, Computer Labs, and more.
Additional camp features include: Big Kahuna Waterslide, GaGa Ball Pits, Inflatable Sports Arena, 150ft Slip'n'Slide, Soccer Golf Course, and more.
Address to this location is :
223 Store Hill Road.
Old Westbury, NY 11568
***GPS use 2534 Cedar Swamp Rd,
Glen Head NY 11545 (This is directly opposite main campus entrance on Rt.107)
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Future Stars Summer Camp programs at The College at Old Westbury are permitted to operate by Nassau County Dept.of.Health. All programs take place on campus and Future Stars are the exclusive camp program on campus during the summer. Campers enjoy a daily lunch program that is included in the pricing with campers having hot and cold menu choices as they eat in the comfortable air conditioned cafeteria. Campers have the option for a daily recreational swim period in the Clark Athletic Center pool under the supervision of our certified water safety instructors and lifeguards. Door-to-Door bus service is available for an additional charge for campers in Nassau County and beyond by arrangement. Please contact the camp office for transportation specifics.
David Stapleton is the Future Stars Summer Camps site director for all programs at The College at Old Westbury. He graduated The University of Edinburgh in 1999. He brings over 16 years of experience in youth coaching and summer camps with Future Stars and previously NOGA Soccer. David is a UEFA, USSF, & NSCAA certified Soccer coach who currently coaches at LIU-Post, and is a staff coach for the LIJSL Coaching Academy.
Summer 2017 will be his 10th year with Future Stars Summer Camps.
Dates and Rates
Summer 2017 programs will run from June 26th to August 18th. Flexible weekly scheduling is available. Each camp week is Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Pricing is time sensitive. Transportation is available for an additional $175 p/week. Early drop-off and/or late-pick-up are also available for an additional $50 p/week. Sibling discounts are available for campers enrolling for 3 or more weeks. Team or Group discounts are also available. Please call our camp office on (516) 876-3490 for current details on discount offers.
|Sports & Specialty Programs
|| $545 / wk
S.T.E.M Education / Mad Science
| $660 / wk
| Horseback Riding
|| $745 / wk
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