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Future Stars Summer Camp Expands Programming

Future Stars Summer Camp Expands Programming

Future Stars Summer Camps will add flag football and golf to its Old Westbury camp, and will offer its day camp programming at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue.

Future Stars Summer Camp
—which has locations in Old Westbury, Farmingdale, and Southampton—will add flag football and golf to its offerings at The College at Old Westbury. It will begin also offering its programming at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue this summer, along with an Engineering and Design STEAM program.

While Future Stars offers regular football at its Farmingdale location, the Old Westbury location will offer flag football, allowing campers to transition into and learn the sport in a no-contact environment. Campers will develop and expand skills in footwork, receiving, passing, covering, and field awareness. The College at Old Westbury location’s flag football program is open to campers entering second through ninth grades. Golf will also be added in Old Westbury and will be offered in late July.

“We’re just trying to add on some new programs to compliment the existing program options we have to try to make it more appealing for kids that might have some different interests,” says David Stapleton, camp director.

The summer camp runs weekly sessions for sports, STEAM, and specialty programs for kids in kindergarten through 12th grades, with each program limited to specific age groups. The Patchogue camp will offer soccer, basketball, tennis, multi-sports, Rising Stars (ages 2½-5), baseball, softball, lacrosse, flag football, volleyball, cheerleading, magic, dance, and track. The camp will also offer STEAM education programs, including Technical Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media Arts, and computer science classes. 

The Engineering and Design STEAM program is new and will only be offered at Future Stars Summer Camp's Patchogue location. In this program, campers (entering fourth through 10th grades in the fall) will learn about structures and mechanical engineering by building rockets, cars, sailboats, or trebuchets. The week will end with campers designing a vinyl stencil, which will be used to sandblast a piece of glassware that they can take home.

Stapleton says campers typically spend the first half of the camp day working on the program of focus—with sports it’s skills work, for STEAM and specialty programs it’s working on curriculum-based projects. Then campers have lunch and a recreational swim period, followed by an activity in the afternoon.

Online registration is now open.

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Main image: Campers in the second-ninth grades at Future Stars Summer Camp’s locations in Patchogue and Old Westbury can enroll in flag football.
Courtesy Future Stars Summer Camps