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 expertise 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.
Session 1: July 9th - July 13th
Session 2: July 16th - July 20th
Session 3: July 23rd - July 27th
Adventure Camp has a limited enrollment so please register early
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.
Director: James Tranchida
Jamie attended SUNY Cortland where he received degrees in Physical Education and Fitness Development. He later received a Masters Degree in Curriculum Development from The University of Western Connecticut. He has been a PE teacher in the Briarcliff Manor School District for 12 years, coached Football at the Modified, JV, and Varsity levels and Spring varsity track and field for 4 seasons.
Coach T has carried his passion for traveling and the outdoors to 25 countries where he has hiked, biked, surfed, climbed, camped, kayaked, and learned about different cultures along the way. He completed a 50-day outdoor adventure course for educators with outward bound in Oregon, where he spent time learning how to develop outdoor programs that develop self-confidence, leadership skills, teamwork, cooperation, communication, and risk management in addition to outdoor adventure skills of climbing, white water rafting, mountaineering, and a wilderness first responder course.
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 SUNY Purchase offer several Sports & Specialty camp programs. Summer 2018 will offer over 20 program options for campers from kindergarten to 16 years old.
Sports camp programs include: Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Flag Football, Chess, Adventure, Football, Multi-Sports, Swim, Diving, Softball, Field Hockey and Volleyball. Specialty camp programs include; Circus Arts, Magic, Academic, Engineering for kids (STEM program), STEAM Education, Horseback Riding, and Cheerleading. Our Rising Stars program is a specialty program for younger campers entering grades Kindergarten-1st.
About the Facility
SUNY Purchase is a sprawling 500 acre campus in the heart of Westchester County with state of the art facilities. Just minutes from the Greenwich border and 23 miles from Manhattan the campus is easily accessible from all major highways. Door-to-door transportation is available from most surrounding areas including Manhattan and Riverdale.
The facilities include a brand new lighted turf baseball complex, new lighted turf football/soccer field, NCAA regulation softball field, and several full size soccer fields. Additionally, there are acres of training fields expertly maintained. ---- 14 deco tennis courts (6 lighted), 3 full indoor and 3 outdoor basketball courts.
The indoor facilities utilized include the swimming pool, diving well with 3 meter and 1 meter boards, aerobics studios, locker rooms, analysis rooms, 3 gymnasiums, racquetball/squash courts, and more.
In addition to the grounds, we utilize program specific training equipment for each program (i.e., trampolines with harnesses, batting cages and pitching machines, sport specific target training, radar gun, video, and much more).
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Future Stars Summer Camp programs have exclusive use of the athletic facilities on campus during the summer. Campers have the option for the camp lunch which is a full buffet in the campus dining hall and includes a variety of daily hot and cold choices. For those children that choose to bring their own lunch, the lunches will be refrigerated and delivered to the kids at lunch time. All campers have the option for a daily recreational swim period under the supervision of our certified water safety instructors and lifeguards (please note that Rising Stars campers have instructional swim). Door-to-Door bus service is available for an additional charge for campers in Manhattan, Riverdale, Westchester County, Greenwich, CT, and beyond by arrangement. Please contact the camp office for transportation specifics.
Jordan Snider has been the Site Director for Future Stars at Purchase College since 1993. Jordan has also seen the camps from the perspective of being a camper when growing up. He graduated from Rollins College with a BA in Psychology, and also has an MBA from the Stern School of Business, NYU. Jordan was an NCAA Tennis Championship winner during his collegiate years. As a USPTA certified tennis pro, he has coached and directed tennis programs in Westchester for 11 years. His Business and Sports experience make him uniquely qualified to direct programs.
Dates & Rates
Summer 2018 programs will run from June 18th to August 24th. Flexible weekly scheduling is available. Each camp week is Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Pricing is time sensitive as outlined below.
All Camp Programs
(except where noted)
| $675 / wk
Tennis Camp, STEAM &
| $775 / wk
| $805 / wk
| $875 / wk
Transportation is available from most surrounding areas in Westchester and Fairfield for $200 per week or from Manhattan and Riverdale for $235 per week. Early drop-off and/or late-pick-up are also available for an additional $50 per week. Early enrollment discounts are offered throughout the year, along with sibling discounts for campers enrolling for 3 or more weeks. Team or Group discounts are also available. Please call our office at (914) 273-8500 for current details on discount offers.
For details of dates and rates of all programs click below to download the form:
Purchase College Application
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