2019 Camp Dates

Session 1: July 1 - July 12
Session 2: July 15 - July 26
Session 3: July 29 - Aug 9
Session 4: Aug 12 - Aug 16

Note: Camp is closed Thursday, July 4th.


Summer Camp 2019 Open House Dates

Sunday, February 3, 2019; Noon - 2pm

Location: Physical Education Building


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CAMP SESSIONS

We are updating our website for 2019. Please continue to get program descriptions and general camp information. New programs for 2019 will be posted shortly.

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Aerodynamics and Design Summer Camp 2017


For Girls and Boys Entering Grades 6-11
Session 1: Not Offered
Session 2: July 17 - July 28
Session 3: Not Offered
Session 4: Not Offered




Gain Knowledge from Experts in the Field of Aerodynamics
Each session is taught by professors from the Hofstra University Department of Engineering. Learn more about these highly knowledgeable instructors:

Program Director: Professor Margaret A. Hunter, Ph.D (View Bio)
Program Instructor: Professor David M. Rooney, Ph.D (View Bio)

Aerodynamics and Design Summer Camp at Hofstra University is where dreams of becoming an engineer take flight! Boys and girls, entering grades 6-11, can learn from Hofstra University Ph.D. professors about the wonders of flight while experiencing a taste of college life. This 10-session summer camp introduces participants to the principles underlying aerodynamic design. Sessions are focused on phenomena of flight, such as how the lift force causing airplanes to fly is generated by airflow over wings and why the design of tall buildings needs to take into account the forces created by wind.

Short lectures will present the basic physical concepts that apply when fluids interact with objects, emphasizing the importance of velocity, pressure and friction. Hands-on experiments in the state-of-the-art Hofstra Aerodynamics Laborat will include:
  • Two subsonic wind tunnels
  • A supersonic wind tunnel
  • A flow visualization water tabic

Where Learning Takes Flight
Participants in the Aerodynamics and Design Summer Camp will gain an understanding of how aeronautical engineers use airflow characteristics to improve design and gain an appreciation of the role wind-tunnel experiments play in aerodynamic design. They also learn about the importance of aerodynamics in other fields.

A wide range of equipment will be used during sessions, including
  • Pilot-static tubes
  • Hot-wire anemometry systems
  • Force balance systems
  • Software to make real-time calculations to display results
Note: There is a $50 surcharge per session for additional materials and staff requirements.

Why Choose Summer Camps at Hofstra University
  • Camps help kids discover their special talents and identify their goals and dreams.
  • Campers have access to state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor athletic and cultural facilities on Hofstra’s beautiful 240-acre campus.
  • Accredited by the American Camp Association
  • First-class lunch program
  • Door-to-door transportation
  • Fun and friends your child will remember!

For More Information
Call
: (516) 463-CAMP (2267)
or
Email: ce-camps@hofstra.edu