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Friends Academy Summer Camp

270 Duck Pond Road

Locust Valley, NY

516-393-4207 Other Locations:

Duck Pond Road
Locust Valley , NY
516-393-4207

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About Friends Academy Summer Program

At Friends Academy we strongly believe that each child carries unique gifts and talents which we seek to nurture and celebrate. The primary goal of our summer camp experience is to develop each child’s self-confidence, support them in learning new skills and of course, have fun! Friends Academy is a smart choice for families who care about the quality of their child's summer experience.

Our caring staff is comprised experienced educators/coaches and great role models. Our staff provides supervision and guidance throughout the day so that our campers can have fun and participate in exciting activities that provide multiple opportunities for them to learn, succeed, and feel good about themselves.

Facilities

Our beautiful 65-acre campus offers a perfect setting for all our summer programs.
The Dolan Center includes an air-conditioned dining hall, professional theater space and computer and art classrooms. Our air-conditioned classrooms offer additional space for our arts programs, science, computers, and a variety of camp activities. All classrooms are networked for computers, video instruction, and on-line services.

On - Campus Facilities

3 Swimming Pools, 6 Indoor Basketball Courts, 4 Baseball Fields, 7 Outdoor Tennis Courts, 2 Lacrosse Fields, 1/4 Mile Outdoor Track, 2 Soccer Fields, Indoor Track and Field House, Air-conditioned Locker rooms, 2 Football Fields, Multi-age level Playgrounds, BBQ and Picnic Areas, Fitness & Weight Training Center and Early Childhood Center

Off - Campus Facilities

Glen Cove Public Golf Course, Sagamore Rowing Association, Glen Dance Studios, Horseback Riding Stables, Mid-Island Gymnastics, Harbor Links Golf Course and Marine Science-Oyster Bay WFC

Pre-Summer Program

Our Pre-Summer Program will take place Monday, June 15, 2020, through Friday, June 26, 2020.
Our full-day program provides engaging and fun activities for children ages 3-14. The program takes place from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Families have the option to enroll for one or two weeks. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Extended hours are available.
Our 2019 programs included: Cooking, American Sign Language, Photography, Dance & Movement, Crazy Concoctions, Young Entrepreneurs and Little Einsteins. Information regarding specific programs will become available Spring 2020.
Please call 516-393-4207 or email Camp@fa.org if you have any questions.

Explorers Program

Our Explorers Program enrolls campers ages 3-7 and offers a diverse program of activities including the arts, athletics, aquatics and STEM activities and so much more.

Ratio: 4:1 camper to staff ratio

Swim: Campers have the option of two (2) swim a day. One session can be an instructional session at no additional cost.

STEM: Our activities allow campers to develop their critical thinking skill, build interest and knowledge that campers can take with them into the classroom and beyond. Oh and sometimes, we get a little messy too!

Arts: Hands-on activities such as woodworking, ceramics, painting, jewelry making, and other original projects. Our campers enjoy a music program that includes an original stage production.

Friday Fun Days: Field Day, Water Day, themed days, as well as performances and appearances by professional entertainers are just a few examples of special events that take place every Friday

Mini Day Option: 3 to 5 years old campers may register for either a full day or the mini day which ends at 1:30 pm. Mini Day Campers can utilize transportation in the morning but must be picked up in the afternoon by a parent or caretaker.

Adventurers Program

Our Adventurers Program enrolls campers ages 8 -10 years old. This program is a natural next step from our Explorers Program. Our Adventurers participate in an engaging program of activities including the arts, athletics, aquatics and STEM but have the luxury of "flex-time" each day for 45 minutes and a specialty class each week. Specialty classes can range from lacrosse, cooking to coding

Ratio: 5:1 camper to staff ratio

Swim: Campers have the option of two (2) swim a day. One session can be an instructional session at no additional cost.

STEM: Our activities allow campers to develop their critical thinking skill, build interest and knowledge that campers can take with them into the classroom and beyond. Oh and sometimes, we get a little messy too!

Arts: Hands-on activities such as woodworking, ceramics, painting, jewelry making, and other original projects. Our campers enjoy a music program that includes an original stage production.

Friday Fun Days: Field Day, Water Day and themed days.

Trailblazers Program

Our Trailblazers Program allows our campers (Ages 11-13) the freedom to design their summer! Campers choose an exciting program of interest each week! Our flexible program schedule allows campers to experience different sports/electives or focus on a specific passion of theirs.

Ratio: 8:1 to 4:1 camper to staff ratio depending on the sport or elective

Swim: Campers have the option of two (2) swim a day. One session can be an instructional session at no additional cost.

Program Offerings: Cooking, Art Studio, Photography, American Sign Language, Digital Arts, Basketball, Dance, Tennis, Golf, Boxing, Soccer, Technology, and so much more!

Smart Start Program

Our Smart Start Program is a great opportunity for campers to receive 1:1 academic support to review and enrich skills from the previous academic year as well as introduce new concepts to be learned in the upcoming year.

Our licensed teachers will make learning fun by providing interesting, challenging and creative activities that stimulate and motivate campers. Smart Start takes place Monday through Thursday for 45 minutes each session.

Explorers and Adventurers attend during camp day. Trailblazers have the option to attend prior to the camp day or during one of their swim periods. Please be advised that busing is not available for the 8:15-9:15 session therefore students must be dropped off.

CIT/LIT Program

Our Leaders in Training (LIT) Program helps campers learn about teamwork and leadership. This highly competitive program accepts campers who demonstrate emotional maturity, leadership potential, and motivation for training.

Year 1 LITs are mentored by our staff and are given opportunities to be a positive role model for our younger campers. LITs learn interpersonal skills that will serve them well beyond high school and college. Please email Camp@Fa.org to request an application

GAP WEEK Program

Spend a fun week with FRIENDS before the school year begins!

We are excited to provide campers ages 3 -11 with the opportunity to participate in our Gap Week Camp! Campers participate in sports, the arts, STEM and so much more. Our fun and engaging program is taught by dedicated by professionals in the field of education as well as outside vendors.

Our full-day program will run 8/24/20 through 8/28/20 and includes lunch and snacks. Camp hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Extended hours are available. Enrollment will begin July 2020.

Please email Camp@fa.org or call 516-393-4207 if you would like additional information.


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Friends Academy Summer Camps offers camp programs in STEM, the arts, and sports for children ages 3-14. We offer flexible scheduling and fun and exciting activities that provide multiple opportunities for campers to learn, connect with their peers, and feel great about themselves.