Future Stars STEM Camps aim to engage campers entering ages 7-14, in a series of innovative fields not seen in traditional school education in a fun, hands-on camp environment.
• Our mission is to prepare students for the global economy by providing programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
• Our inquiry based Programs are designed to be an Exciting, Fun, Hands-on, experience with STEM related projects.
• We offer Curriculum correlating to the following National Standards: Science (NSES), Technology and Engineering (ITEEA), and Mathematics (NCTM).
Each program strives to foster campers’ interest in the subject area through various projects and activities. Campers build skills as well as incorporating additional expected student outcomes such as problem solving, teamwork and design process(es). Campers will participate in fun, hands-on activities and projects aiming to educate and inspire campers outside of the school year.
In partnership with Engineering for Kids, Future Stars campers will participate in fun and hands-on activities.
Aerospace Engineering (Rockets & More):
The curriculum for the Aerospace Engineering program is designed to introduce students to the concepts of aerodynamics, propulsion, structural design, and flight through a series of activities that explore different types of aircrafts. Students will design their own rockets, learn about the importance of weight distribution in aircraft design, construct a functional parachute, and make model helicopters.
In Medieval Mayhem, campers will explore Civil and Mechanical Engineering. They will build infrastructure for their lands including bridges and towers, construct catapults to lay siege to others, and take part in jousting games.
In addition to a hands on learning curriculum campers will be able to have a well rounded day staying active in and out of the classroom. Their day will include a recreational swim period where campers are encouraged to get out of the sun and have some fun in our indoor pool. The day also consists of a period of time where campers can stretch their legs and play recreational games such as gaga, kickball, etc. This makes for a fun day of learning and enjoying summer fun!
|A Typical Day
||Morning Session 1
||Morning Session 2
||Recreational Swim period
Recreational Sports & Games
|Ages 7 - 14 Boys & Girls August 6 - August 17
**Typical Day activities/sports/times subject to change
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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