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UPDATED February 2018: Are you looking to give your child an academic boost this summer? Find specialty summer camps and summer programs in Nassau County and Suffolk County, Long Island, that offer academic enrichment and gifted and talented programs.
At Camp Italia kids learn Italian words, phrases, and culture through games, songs, role playing, and skits. Summer camp: Bambini, ages 4-7, (mornings), Ragazzi, ages 8-11, (afternoons). Italian food is served! Saturday classes begin in September.
DESTINATION SCIENCE - THE FUN SCIENCE DAY CAMP FOR CURIOUS KIDS 5 TO 11!
multiple locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties,
Destination Science kids experience “Aha!” moments of understanding, creativity, and curiosity while engineering, building, experimenting, and playing with astonishing gadgets and fantastic gizmos. Our top notch, enthusiastic educators make STEM learning an adventure! Build Soccer-Bots and Rube Cube Goldberg-like contraptions; roller coasters, carnivals, and marine explorers; build and train four robots and engineer with techno toys; build a dinosaur roverbot and launch to a fantastical planet. 2018 topics: Science Makers and Inventors Camp, Amusement Park Science Camp, Transforming Robots Camp, and Rovers Rocketing to Space Camp.
ID TECH CAMPS
More than 150 prestigious locations nationwide,
iD Tech Camps held at Adelphi, NYIT, Manhattanville College, NYU, MIT, and more. Code, game, and create at the world’s No. 1 summer technology camp! Students ages 6–18 will learn to code apps, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, discover cyber security, explore VR, and print 3D models. Join more than 275,000 alumni and learn from top instructors! Register at idtech.com/suffolk.
The Long Island University program for gifted children was established in 1979 in response to the increasing recognition of society’s special responsibilities for children with demonstrably superior intellectual ability. The LIU Center for Gifted Youth brings together two important elements of education for the gifted: extraordinary teachers recruited from leading schools in the metropolitan area; and university-level facilities. These two factors, combined with an administrative and psychological team schooled in the needs of gifted children, give the program at LIU Post unique strengths in producing positive benefits for young people admitted to the program.
MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
414 Central Ave., Cedarhurst
11 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
381 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook
New Hyde Park
810 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park
217A Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights
Do you want your child to avoid the “summer slide?” Summer is a great time to catch up on math and get ahead! In our relaxed, homework-free environment, Mathnasium enables kids to focus on sharpening their mental math skills. Instead of the dreaded “summer slide,” Mathnasium students develop and maintain the knowledge and confidence needed to hit the ground running when school begins in the fall. Mathnasium is a learning center where kids go to catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. Programs run year-round for kids of all ages.
READING/WRITING LEARNING CLINIC AT THE JOAN AND ARNOLD SALTZMAN COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER OF HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY (THE)
131 Hofstra University, Hempstead
Located at Hofstra University, The Reading/Writing Learning Clinic at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center is dedicated to providing literacy support to children and youth in a safe and supportive environment. Each class–taught by New York state-certified teachers-incorporates students’ experiences with literacy in innovative ways to help them develop their strengths as readers and writers. Personalized consultations offer parents advice about how to support their child’s literacy growth. Individual or small group instruction is available. Evaluations are conducted by appointment only.
RSM RUSSIAN SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS
RSM Brooklyn now has a new location! 2583 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn
Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview
Research shows that on average, students regress one month in their scores and ability over the summer. The Russian School of Mathematics offers a summer math program that is designed to allow students of elementary and middle school age to advance in math over the summer. Our courses are designed to strengthen the fundamentals of math in elementary school levels and to empower students for the challenges of high school math as they get older. We are dedicated to helping students realize their full mathematical potential. summermath.info.
SYLVAN LEARNING CENTERS OF MINEOLA AND HUNTINGTON
393 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola
1160 E. Jericho Turnpike
Summer learning loss. It's real! If kids don't stay engaged in learning, they can lose up to 2½ months of what they learned. Sylvan can tackle any subject or need so your child can take on the next school year with confidence. Our flexible schedules ensure we fit into your plans. With personalized and small group options available, there is something for everyone. Ask about our Comprehension Edge program (third-seventh grades), Elementary Math and High School Math Edge programs (first-12th grades) catch up or preview next year’s concepts! Make this summer count!
VILLAGE EAST GIFTED
Village East Gifted of Huntington, 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
Village East Gifted of Roslyn, 216 Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights
Village East Gifted® (VEG) summer program “Camp ThinkTank”, is an academic summer program for the gifted learner. We offer three- and four-day and evening workshops for participants in grades first-sixth. Using its trademarked teaching approach, one or more of the following curriculum areas are covered in each workshop: Civil Engineering and Infrastructures, Cultural Geography, Human Civilization and Achievements, STEAM, Anatomy-Physiology-Pathology, Architectural Symbolism and Design, Philosophy and Artistic Expression, Culinary Science and Techniques, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Animal Studies, and Statistical Game Design. Multiple workshops and sibling discounts are available.