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Extreme STEAM Science Kids

450 Deer Park Road

631-499-8580
WHO WE ARE Grades 1-5 Grades 6-9 Extended Day

About Extreme STEAM Science Kids

The Only STEAM Science Camp of its Kind on Long Island!

Extreme STEAM Science Kids Camp is located in Dix Hills, New York on 15 beautiful acres, centrally located in Suffolk County.  ESSK at Park Shore is a one-of­-a­-kind educational summer program designed for first through ninth graders, geared to stimulate their curiosity in science. Our science camp is taught by teachers who will engage every child in the appreciation of science and how science will relate to them in the future. The Extreme STEAM Science Camp curriculum centered around STEAM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, THE ARTS and MATHEMATICS) and takes place in our State­-of-­the­-Art STEAM Science Center.

This program is student­-centered, inquiry based, and hands­-on. Students are challenged through innovative and thought provoking laboratory inquiries to develop hypothesis, test and analyze data, and draw pertinent scientific conclusions. These activities are designed to develop a child’s critical thinking, creative design skills, and their confidence in tackling new understandings of their universe. The program at Extreme STEAM Science Kids Camp is universal in scope and sequence, truly integrating the basic sciences with the latest in technology and engineering. Our Curriculum has a core focus in: Robotics, Engineering, Physical, Earth and Life Science, Mathematics, The Arts & Coding. Extreme STEAM Science Camp at Park Shore offers door-to-door transportation to a vast area of Long Island

 

            Flexible Payment Plans
            Flexible Sessions: 2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks
            Sibling Discounts Available
            Easy Online Enrollment
            All Major Credit Cards Accepted

MEET THE TEAM
Bob Budah - Director

Bob Budah - Director

Bob grew up at Park Shore as a camper and focuses all his energy on creating new programs and facilities. Bob was the first camp director to train at Walt Disney World and that experience enabled him to create Disney Dynamics in camping and many of those innovations are still being used today at Park Shore. Bob's love for Park Shore is apparent from his POS Positively Outrageous Service and he is always looking for something new and exciting to energize all the children at Park Shore.

Stacey Susinno - ESSK Director

Stacey Susinno - ESSK Director

Stacey inspires and motivates all of our Science Campers each day. She has taught Earth Science in the Port Washington school district for 7 years and has a Masters in Educational Technology. Stacey is currently involved in helping to revise and write new laboratory experiences for the Next Generation Science Standards. She looks forward to inspiring new makers with our rich STEAM curriculum!

Anurag Purwar - ESSK Design Innovation & Robotics Director

Anurag Purwar - ESSK Design Innovation & Robotics Director

This program is designed and led by Dr. Anurag Purwar, a professor of Machine Design and Robotics at Stony Brook University. Dr. Purwar is the primary inventor of the SnappyXO* robot kit and creator of the MotionGen. This program will be taught by Stony Brook University graduate and undergraduate students from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University under the supervision of Prof. Anurag Purwar.

Facilities - About the ESSK Science Center

Facilities - About the ESSK Science Center

The ESSK Science Center is a state-of-the-art air conditioned, three story facility complete with WiFi, in the wall USB chargers, computers, large instructional monitors and all the equipment necessary to operate a high-end science program. The Cave is one of the instructional areas complete with large fish tanks, reptiles, marine touch tank and an automated hydroponics structure. The courtyard is the arrival area and used for outdoor experimental projects. Park Shore's 15 acre campus is also used for additional Extreme STEAM science projects.

Robotics

Robotics Grades 1-5

Extreme STEAM Science Kids offers a sequential approach to the study of robots. Starting with Code and Go and Dash, then progressing to SnappyXO. Students will learn:

Mechanical Systems (motors and servos), Electrical Systems (Power supplies, circuits), Introduction to Programming (Driving, Mapping), Introduction to Sensors (Ultrasonic, Sound, Light, Touch), Advanced Programming (Logic Statements, Variables).

*Designing and building a Robot
*Programming your Robot
*Using Sensors
*Challenges: The Maze, Relay Races, Basketball, Soccer

Computer Science

Computer Science Grades 1-5

Computer Programming, or Coding, has been identified as essential skill for 21st century living. According to Douglas Rushkoff, Digital Literacy Advocate of CodeAcademy the founders of the Hour of Code Code literacy is a requirement for participation in a digital world. At ESSK, we introduce students to coding in our Robotics laboratory, as well as our coding room. Students will develop an understanding of coding through:

*Digital Games and Stories
*Digital and Stop-Motion Animation
*Programming using Scratch, from M.I.T s Media Lab *Digital Blogs and Websites

Engineering

Engineering Grades 1-5

Extreme STEAM Science Kids will be engaged in the Engineering Design process in our problem-based learning curriculum. Students will brainstorm, design, build, test and evaluate their designs in a variety of projects as diverse as:

*Bridge Design
*Roller Coasters
*Boat Building
*Rockets
*Car Design

Science

Science Grades 1-5

Whether it s Earth and Space, Physics, Chemistry, or Life Sciences, students at ESSK are engaged in the Scientific Method, approaching each new topic as an opportunity to hypothesize and test their understandings just as Science was meant to be practiced. Experiments Include:

*Dissections
*DNA Extraction
*Chemical Reactions
*Newton's Laws
*Geology
*Meteorology

Science Topics Include:

*The Scientific Method
*Topics in Biology: DNA, Ecosystems, Anatomy
*Topics in Chemistry: Chemical Reactions
*Topics in Earth Science: Weather, Geology
*Topics in Physics: Motion, Forces
*Hydroponics

Artistic Design

Artistic Design Grades 1-5

Art is the A in STEAM! Three days each week, Museum Educators will give campers the opportunity to analyze and approach artwork from multiple perspectives. Looking closely at works of art, campers are encouraged to notice details, ask questions, and create meaning. Museum Educators will guide students to make observations, find evidence to support their opinions, and develop visual literacy.

Partnering with Heckscher Museum of Art, our program in Art enhances our students abilities in:

*Design
*Balance
*Positive and Negative Space
*Aesthetic Values
*Art Appreciation

Design Innovation & Robotics

Design Innovation & Robotics Grades 6-9

This brand new program is offered at the Park Shore Extreme STEAM Science Kids Camp this summer. Students learn to design, prototype, and program robots while using a novel motion synthesis app called MotionGen for designing motions of their robots. This unique combination of the SnappyXO for hardware design and the MotionGen app is the first of its kind to be launched in a summer STEAM camp. Students will learn the concept of forces and motions, mechanism design, electronic circuits, and microcontroller programming led by a Stony Brook University Professor.

Highlights

Highlights Grades 6-9

*Work with World-Renowned Inventor and University Professor
*Created and supervised by a Stony Brook Mechanical Engineering Professor & Inventor of SnappyXO*
*The Only Robotics Program Of Its Kind and Only Found At Extreme Steam Science Kids At Park Shore
*Limited Enrollment
*For Children Completing Grades 6-9 as of June
*Learn to innovate and invent
*Get ahead in school by learning electronics and microcontroller programming
*Learn to design machines and robots using a world-class motion design app
*Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Bonus

Bonus Grades 6-9

Each Student Will Receive:

1. Mechatronics Kit: The students will be able to take home a Mechatronics Kit containing an Arduino Uno microcontroller, several sensors, actuators, and other electronics components.
2. SnappyXO* kit: The students will also take home a SnappyXO* robot kit. Includes:

*All Materials
*Mechatronics Kit
*SnappyXO* Kit
*Certificate at the successful completion of the course
*Group Photo
*Snack
*Transportation to camp

About the Creator

About the Creator Anurag Purwar

This program is designed and led by Dr. Anurag Purwar, a professor of Machine Design and Robotics at Stony Brook University. Dr. Purwar is the primary inventor of the SnappyXO* robot kit and creator of the MotionGen. This program will be taught by Stony Brook University graduate and undergraduate students from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University under the supervision of Prof. Anurag Purwar.

Facilities

Facilities ESSK Science Center

The ESSK Science Center is a state-of-the-art air conditioned, three story facility complete with WiFi, in the wall USB chargers, computers, large instructional monitors and all the equipment necessary to operate a high-end science program. The Cave is one of the instructional areas complete with large fish tanks, reptiles, marine touch tank and an automated hydroponics structure. The courtyard is the arrival area and used for outdoor experimental projects. Park Shore's 15 acre campus is also used for additional Extreme STEAM science projects.

Aquatics

Aquatics

Our Aquatics Program is designed to create confident, safe, capable, and happy swimmers. Three heated pools complete with slides and locker facilities. Our pools are specially designed to accommodate the different ages and abilities of our campers. Our Aquatics Program offers campers the opportunity to progress through the American Red Cross list of swimming skills. Taught by highly trained American Red Cross Swim Instructors and assisted by our group leaders and counselors. Our campers swim twice each day, which increases their opportunity to learn new skills and become stronger swimmers.

Athletics

Athletics

Our Athletics Program is a very vital part of every camper s day. All ages develop their skills through a definite planned schedule of athletic activities led by our highly qualified and professional athletic specialists. These skills are improved by providing individual instruction and sports clinics. We coordinate our instructional programs with the proper amount of professional coaching and actual team play based on the age and ability of our campers. Our focus is on creating an exciting athletic environment where all of our campers progress to their highest potential.

Extreme Adventure

Extreme Adventure

Ready for action-packed adventure EVERY DAY? The Extreme Adventure Programs are among the most popular activities Park Shore has to offer. These activities are led by our highly qualified and trained Extreme Specialists. We provide individual instruction based on the age and ability of our campers. Our focus is on creating an exciting adventure-filled and safe environment where campers build strong self-esteem and confidence while developing new skills. Extreme Adventure activities are: Sky Trail, Bungee, Rock Wall, ATV Challenge Course and Ninja Obstacle Course.

Specialty Areas

Specialty Areas

Everyday our campers experience a long list of exciting activities led by highly qualified specialists. These activities are designed to tap into each camper s sense of adventure and their creative and artistic abilities. Our newly updated and expanded programs give campers an opportunity to participate in the latest in camp experiences and technology along with the camp traditions. Arts & Crafts, Baking & Cooking, Remote Control Cars, Boats & Rock Crawlers, Performing Arts, Dance/Hip Hop, Cheerleading, Zumba, Aqua, Zumba, Foam Pit, Preschool & Kindergarten Enrichment, Maker Space-Lego Room, Sprayground, Camper Car Wash.

Special Events

Special Events

With a long list of exciting and thrilling events, our campers get the most spectacular time. We accomplish this by combining our regular schedule with our Themed Special Events each week. Our campers and staff participate in all of the fun and excitement that is generated with the different events that take place. Park Shore has 3 Mascots, over 300 costumes, new Chuck Wagon Train, Fun Bus, 26 high 60 long Water Slide, four Slip-n-Slides, Foam Pit and many bounce rides to add to the excitement.


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Tours are available Monday–Friday from 10am-3pm year-round and Saturdays and Sundays 11am-2pm February–June. Call to confirm a date and time for your tour. ESSK is for children grades first-ninth geared to develop skills and curiosity in science. The curriculum is centered around STEAM in our state-of-the-art Science Center.


Meet the Director

Bob and Chuck Budah, owners and directors of Park Shore Day Camp and School est. 1959. Both brothers earned a degree in education and brought their knowledge and passion to Park Shore making it one of the best day camps, preschools and kindergartens on Long Island. Their focus is always about family. These hands-on brothers can always be seen on campus and are available to all. Always keeping Park Shore on the cutting edge, whether it be with their Extreme STEAM Science Kids, or the innovative Sports Track Program, the end result is fun!