2018 Camp Dates

Session 1: July 2 - July 13
Session 2: July 16 - July 27
Session 3: July 30 - Aug 10
Session 4: Aug 13 - Aug 17

Note: Camp is closed Wednesday, July 4th.


BOCES Summer Camp 2018 Open House Dates

Saturday, April 28, 2018; Noon - 2pm (RSVP)

Location: Nassau Boces Joseph M Barry Technical Center

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Your Child's Day at Camp

Note: Learning Institue Camps fall under Specialty Camps

Your Child's Day at Specialty Camp

For each two-week session, your child chooses one specialty. Half the day consists of the child’s chosen specialty. For the other half of the day, your child is placed in a recreation group where all members of the group enjoy lunch, instructional swim and recreational sports. Campers entering second through fifth grade participate in morning specialties. Campers entering sixth through ninth grade participate in afternoon specialties.

Highly trained and caring coaches and teachers promote academic growth, talent enrichment and skills training through individual and group instruction. All specialties are coed. All campers in the same grade requesting specialties in the same session are automatically placed together.


Specialty Camps

Campers are evaluated on the first day of attendance and placed in appropriate groups. Highly trained and caring coaches and teachers, through individual and group instruction, promote academic advancement, talent enrichment and skills training. All of our Specialty Camps are co-ed. All campers in the same grade requesting Specialty Camps in the same session are automatically placed together, except for video game courses.


Recreation

Scheduled Period of Recreational Sports

One half of your camper’s day is spent in a recreation group where he or she participates in a period of instructional swim and a period of recreational sports.

A qualified recreation counselor remains with each recreation group of 8-10 campers (same grade and gender) for the duration of camp. Each recreation group participates in scheduled team games such as baseball, soccer, kickball, volleyball, basketball, and other major sports. Groups are encouraged to suggest alternate sports activities. All campers are given the opportunity to improve and develop their abilities in an enjoyable and nurturing environment. Our expert staff and their emphasis on individual achievement help contribute to each child’s improved athletic skills and greater self-esteem.

Note: You may request (on the Registration Form) that your child be placed with a friend who is in the same grade. To ensure your request, please submit recreation group requests before Friday, June 1st.

Physical Fitness

Hofstra Summer Camps is proud to introduce physical fitness into each child’s recreation period!

The aim of physical fitness is to motivate and inspire children of all ages and levels to reach to their ultimate fitness goals. Focus will be on strength, endurance, flexibility and agility. Campers will be educated and inspired while having fun and understanding the methods of effective training. This is a great opportunity for campers to reach their personal fitness goals and beyond. Staffed by a National Certified Personal Trainer and collegiate track coach.


Instructional Swim (Part of Recreation)

In addition to recreational sports, each camper (excluding campers in Sports Academy Camps) enjoys a terrific swimming program for one period every day. Half the time is devoted to an American Red Cross instructional swim program; the remainder is fun time in the water. Hofstra’s 50-meter, Olympic-sized, indoor pool allows campers the opportunity to swim every day. Campers are evaluated on the first day of each session and are placed in the appropriate swim level group. At the conclusion of camp, American Red Cross swim level cards are sent home.


Club Recreation

In addition to the scheduled recreational period, campers entering 2nd through 5th grade participate in Club Recreation. Campers select their own activity each day and participate at their own pace. A variety of games and sports are offered: volleyball, football, kickball, relays and more. Campers may even choose to relax under a shady tree with friends, engage in a board game, sketch a drawing, jump rope, weave a lanyard or engage in any age-appropriate activity. This period belongs to the campers; it's their choice!


Special Event Days

Each session has one Special Event Day organized during recreation hours. Festivities in the past have included: carnivals, crazy water relays, DJ parties, concerts, and Olympics. These days are the recreational highlight of each session.


Your Child's Day at Sports Academy Camp

At Hofstra Sports Camps, your child is immersed in a chosen sport for the full day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Each day is an exciting, intensive and fun-filled day of fundamentals, skills development, drills, practice and play. Swimming will be scheduled for all sports academy camps. 

These programs offer expert instruction from Hofstra University's Division I coaching staff, as well as participation and professional lectures in a fun and exciting atmosphere.

The facilities used by the campers are state-of-the-art, college-level playing fields, stadiums and arenas. It is our mission to provide an enriching experience through the development of competitive spirit, athletic skill and good sportsmanship.

You may choose a different Sports Camp each session or combine your camper's registration with one or more of Hofstra's Specialty Camps.


'Stop Camp Bullying'

Here at Hofstra Summer Camps, bullying is absolutely unacceptable and will not be tolerated on any level. Our camp mission is to provide the most fun, exciting, and SAFE camp experience for every child. With hard work and dedication we take all the necessary steps to make sure bullying is NOT a part of the camp experience.

Goals of Hofstra Summer Camps
  • Recognize warning signs that a camper is being bullied
  • Learn appropriate responses to bullying behavior
  • Create a camp culture that does not tolerate bullying and aggressive behavior

Getting Your Child Ready for Camp

Parents' Handbook [PDF]

Please read this entire handbook. You may view it online or print it to keep on hand. (Files below are in PDF format. If you do not have the Acrobat Reader to view PDF files, (download a PDF viewer.)


What to Bring to Specialty Camp

Each camper should wear daily: cotton T-shirt, athletic shorts, sneakers, and sweat socks. They should also bring a bag with a bathing suit, a towel and a water bottle. Please label all items: first and last name.


What to Bring to Sports Academy

Christine A. Nowierski Cheer Camp
Each camper should wear daily: cotton T-shirt, athletic shorts with no pockets, flat-soled sneakers/cheerleading sneakers, and sweat socks. Players must bring their own water bottle. Bathing suit and towel will be needed on assigned swim days. Please label all items clearly with first and last name. Hofstra is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Richard Nuttall and Simon Riddiough Soccer Camp
Each camper should wear daily: cotton T-shirt, athletic shorts, shin guards and soccer cleats or sneakers. Campers must also bring a water bottle. Bathing suit and towel will be needed on assigned swim days. Please label all items clearly with first and last name. Hofstra is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

New York Baseball Academy
Each camper should wear daily: baseball cap, baseball shoes or comfortable athletic shoes, sweat socks, baseball pants, and a cotton T-shirt. Players must bring their own glove and water bottle. Bathing suit and towel will be needed on assigned swim days. Please label all items clearly with first and last name. Hofstra is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Joe Mihalich Elite Boys Basketball Camp
Each camper should wear daily: cotton T-shirt, athletic shorts, basketball sneakers and sweat socks. Bathing suit and towel will be needed on assigned swim days. Players must bring their own water bottle. Please label all items clearly with first and last name. Hofstra is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Kelly Olsen Dance Academy
Each camper should wear daily: cotton T-shirt, athletic shorts, and flat-soled sneakers. Dancers must bring their own water bottle. Bathing suit and towel will be needed on assigned swim days. Please label all items clearly with first and last name. Hofstra is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Krista Kilburn-Steveskey Girls Basketball Camp
Each camper should wear daily: cotton T-shirt, athletic shorts, basketball sneakers and sweat socks. Bathing suit and towel will be needed on assigned swim days. Players must bring their own water bottle. Please label all items clearly with first and last name. Hofstra is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Shannon Smoth Girls Lacrosse Camp
Each camper should wear daily: cotton T-shirt, athletic shorts, sneakers, sweat socks, cleats. Please bring a lacrosse stick, goggles, and mouthguard. All goalies are responsible for bringing their own equipment. Bathing suit and towel are needed on assigned swim days. Campers must bring their own water bottle. Please label all items clearly with first and last name. Hofstra is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Seth Tierney Boys Lacrosse Camp
Each camper should wear daily: cotton T-shirt, athletic shorts, sneakers, sweat socks, gloves, cleats and arm pads. Each camper should bring a lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, mouthpiece, athletic supporter and equipment bag. Bathing suit and towel will be needed on assigned swim days. Campers must bring their own water bottle. Please label all items clearly with first and last name. Hofstra is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Note: All equipment must be brought home daily.

Hofstra University Softball Camp
Each player should wear daily: cotton T-shirt, athletic shorts and sneakers/cleats. Players must bring their own glove and water bottle. Bathing suit and towel will be needed on assigned swim days. Please label all items clearly with first and last name. Hofstra is not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Emily Mansur Volleyball Camp
Each camper should wear daily: comfortable athletic shoes, socks, shorts, and a cotton T-shirt. Players must bring their water bottle. Bathing suit and towel will be needed on assigned swim days. Please label all items clearly with first and last name. Hofstra is not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Dennis Papadatos Wrestling Camp
Each camper should wear daily: shorts, T-shirts, socks, and wrestling shoes. Campers must bring an extra set of shorts, T-shirt and socks, as well as running shoes and a bag with a bathing suit, towel and water bottle. Please label all items clearly with first and last name. Hofstra is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


What NOT to bring to Hofstra Summer Camps

  • Do not send your child with jewelry or any electronics (NO cell phones, MP3 players, iPods, Game Boys, etc).
  • Pocket knives and weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited.
  • Alcohol, tobacco and drugs are strictly prohibited, except prescription medications in original containers left with our nurses.
  • Hofstra is NOT responsible for lost or stolen items

Medical Form and Camp Infirmary

RNs and certified nurses are in our camp infirmary full time. Each camper must have a physical examination within one year prior to their first day of camp. The medical forms will be mailed to you after your child's registration is processed. These forms must be completed by your pediatrician and returned to the camp office by May 1st

The parent of any child needing medication must meet our RNs with the child’s medication in the original container (dates TBD). The Camp Infirmary is located in Room 131 of the Physical Education Building, North Campus. 

If you haven't received your medical form or have not yet submitted one, download the PDF form. 

During the hot days, parents can ensure their child's comfort better by dressing them with:
  • Light-colored clothing – reflects radiant heat
  • Loose clothing – assists in evaporation of sweat

New York State Notice

New York State law requires that each parent be aware of the following:
  1. It is mandatory for all camps to receive an operating permit from the New York State Department of Health each year.
  2. Camps are required to be inspected twice a year.
  3. Inspection reports are filed at the Nassau County Department of Health at 200 County Seat Drive, Mineola NY 11501.
  4. Inquiries can be made Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Hofstra Summer Camp's American Camping Association and Board of Health certifications are on display in the camp office.