2021 Camp Dates

Session 1: June 28 - July 9
Session 2: July 12 - July 23
Session 3: July 26 - Aug 6
Session 4: Aug 9 - Aug 13

Note: Camp is closed Monday, July 5th.

Summer Camp 2021 Open House Dates

Important Dates

Medication Drop Off Days


A Medication Request Form must be filled out by your childs physician, and must either be sent into the camp office ahead of time or accompany the medication being dropped off.

Medication must be in the original container, including the label with your campers name, doseage, and the perscribers name.

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Earthquakes and Structures Summer Camp 2021

For Girls and Boys Entering Grades 6-11
Session 4: August 9 - August 13

Gain Knowledge from Experts in the Fields of Engineering and Seismology
Each session is taught by professors from the Hofstra University Department of Engineering. 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.

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

Click on the blue button below indicating the session you would like to register for and add the program to your cart.


Please note that opening of on-campus summer camp or any on-campus programs will be subject to all then-current New York State and Nassau County Department of Health requirements and guidance. Any individual visiting the Hofstra campus or attending on-campus programs or camps will be required to follow all such rules and University policies relating to health and safety. Participants will be notified of University policies prior to the start of any on-campus program.