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

Hofstra Summer Camps - learn, play, grow - A choice that can change your child's life

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.


Earthquakes and Structures Summer Camp 2017

For Girls and Boys Entering Grades 6-11
Session 4: August 14 - August 18

Register for Earthquakes and Structures (Boys and Girls entering Grades 6-11)

Gain Knowledge from Experts in the Fields of Engineering and Seismology
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 Manuel J. Miranda, Ph.D (View Bio)

There will be a whole lot of shaking going on at Earthquakes and Structures Summer Camp at Hofstra University. Kids will learn from Hofstra University Ph.D. professors how buildings can withstand the shake, rattle and roll of earthquakes. This is the ideal camp for boys and girls who dream of becoming architects or engineers or who just have a love of building and design. During this fascinating five-session camp, boys and girls, entering grades 6-11, learn basic concepts in earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, including concepts to design structures that can resist strong ground shaking caused by earthquakes. Together with Hofstra faculty and staff, campers participate in hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art lab that will explore topics, such as:
  • Seismology
  • Free and forced vibrations of structures
  • Seismic ground motions
  • Seismic-resistant structures
  • Seismic shake-table testing
  • And much more!
At Earthquakes and Structures Summer Camp, boys and girls will explore basic concepts of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics that can serve as a valuable jumping off point for a future career in engineering, architecture or science.

They’ll learn basic concepts of structural dynamics, such as natural frequencies, mode shapes, damping and dynamic resonance and amplification. They’ll also develop an appreciation of how earthquakes originate, how seismic waves propagate through the earth’s crust and what kinds of physical phenomena are caused by earthquakes at the ground surface.

By the end of the five sessions, campers will have an understanding of how structural engineers design structures that can resist strong ground-shaking caused by earthquakes and will have the ability to apply the scientific method and analyze data in an engineering context.

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
: (516) 463-CAMP (2267)
Email: ce-camps@hofstra.edu