2024 Camp Dates

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

Note: Camp runs from 9am to 4pm.

Note: Camp is closed Thursday, July 4th.

Summer Camp 2024 Open House Dates
Sunday, February 11 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Hofstra Physical Education Building

Important Dates

Medication Drop Off Days


A Medication Request Form must be filled out by your child's 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, dosage, and the prescriber's name.

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Nassau BOCES Outdoor Education Programs 2024
Session 1-3 Early Tuition: $2,200
Session 4 Early Tuition: $1,270

For Girls and Boys Entering Grades 7 - 11
Session 1: Not Offered
Session 2: Not Offered
Session 3: July 29 - August 9
Session 4: August 12 - August 16

Coastal Exploration
July 29 - August 9

Note: Campers need to bring lunch each day.

campers in water
There is a whole world beneath the sea that most land creatures could never know. Campers get your gills ready to take a look under the sea. You will be engaged in hands-on studies of diverse marine habitats. Daily observations and specimen collection will provide a new insight to campers on how the marine world works.

Daily activities include canoeing, surfcasting, seining, saltmarsh hike, plankton and horseshoe crab studies and snorkeling.

*Note: This program will take place at Caumsett State Historic Park.

Note: Campers Should bring swimsuits and/or a change of clothing.

Challenge Course: High Ropes Team Building Experience
August 12 - August 16

Note: Campers need to bring lunch each day.

The low ropes course and initiative program is a challenging outdoor adventure that takes place in the woods of the Nassau BOCES Brookville Environmental Center. BOCES naturalists guide students through a progression of tasks that will help participants develop strengthened relationships and explore personal and group characteristics. Our low rope elements are a few feet off the ground and offer campers an opportunity for to work together in groups to accomplish common goals and objectives as members of a team. The high ropes course experience takes participants to new heights as they soar to the top of our ropes course. Each ropes course element is designed to encourage participants to test their limits and take risks towards personal and team growth. Campers traverse across ropes courses 25-35 feet above the ground. Campers learn the basic skills and language required to become a stronger team and face physical challenges as they face elements such as the Swing Shot, and Rock-Climbing Wall.

Campers are taught to use a compass, calculate distance through pacing, and introduced to the application of a compass to a topographic map as they learn to survive in the wilderness. Their knowledge is tested as they are challenged to employ these skills by maneuvering through the woods of the Nassau BOCES Brookville Environmental Center.

Campers work together to develop basic survival skills such as shelter building, wild edible identification, wilderness first aid, and solar still construction. Campers practice the skills Early Americans used to prepare, build, and start fires for outdoor cooking. They also participate in cooking simple Early American food over an open fire. This can include bread, teas and/or other wild edibles.

Note: This program will take place at Nassau BOCES Brookville Environmental Center.
BOCES Ropes Course

BOCES Ropes Course

Schedule: These are full day programs in Outdoor Education. All classes take place at their location listed above between 10am-3pm. If you opt to use Hofstra Summer Camps transportation camp times will vary.

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

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.