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2014 Academic Camps Academy

Academic Camps

Farmingdale State College offers a series of commuting day camps that will be held for seven weeks, starting this May 2014 at Farmingdale State College, Lupton Hall and Hale Hall off Melville Rd. & Route 110 in Farmingdale, NY. Based on an innovative curriculum, the camps will provide the students with hands-on experience, group activities, peer competition and extracurricular activities. The primary objective of the camps is to introduce the students to promising careers in science, engineering, technology, and visual communications.

Fee Schedule & Information

  • Registration is due 2 weeks before desired camp.
  • Camps are one (1) week Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 3:30pm (except 3D printing 9:30am to 12:30pm).
  • 3D camps start Saturdays in late May 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • Different camps start Saturdays in late May, as well as, the weeks of July 7th, July 14th, July 21st,August 11th, and August 18th
  • Kit cost, if any, is included in course fee. (3D printers bought separately)
  • Registration for 2–3 courses saves 10% per course.
  • Registration for 4 or more saves 15% per course.
  • Late tuition, no guarantee of admittance.
  • Parents and guardians responsible for minors both before and after normal hours.
  • Students are responsible for their personal items including personal laptop computers used in the Computer Gaming Camp.
  • Students should plan to bring lunch each day.
  • Students must abide by all campus rules of behavior.
  • Student drivers must register vehicles with Campus Police
  • Academic camp classes run based upon adequate enrollment.

To Register

Make checks payable to Farmingdale State College

Fill Out Registration Form Here and Mail to:

Academic Projects Coordinator, Thompson Hall 224
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Contact Us

Academic Projects Coordinator, Thompson Hall 224
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Rd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 420–2241 Fax: 631-420-2130
Email: AcademicCampsAcademy@Farmingdale.edu

Courses Offered

3-D PRINTING – ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING LEARNING PROGRAM (6th-8th grade)
Camp Dates: May 24th, 31st & June 7th, 14th, 21st
Cost:$525
Held in: IRTT Center, Lupton Hall

Exciting and innovative, 3-D printer technology has limitless applications for manufacturing in many fields and industries and is said to be the new paradigm for manufacturing in the United States. Students interested in technology, science,
engineering, and other STEM related fields will enjoy a hands-on educational experience in 3-D Printing. SUNY Farmingdale State College will host a 5 week long Additive Manufacturing camp for students between 6th and 9th grade. This program
is designed to incorporate about 16 students, no technical experience required. At the end of the 5 week program, each student will be able leave the camp with 3D model objects designed by them, downloaded from an online database, or created by another individual in the class. In order to print a file, each group of students will construct the Printrbot Simple Kit. Interested persons may purchase a kit at our educational discount.

 

ARCHITECTURAL MODELING BRIDGES AND BUILDINGS (6th-8th grade)
Camp date: July 7th
Cost: $550
Held in: Lupton Hall

Immerse yourself in the kinds of activities that take place in the Architectural Department professional design program. Learn fundamentals for designing bridges and buildings as well as basic landscape architecture fundamentals. Students try their hand at computer drafting and design and take part in hands-on building and model-making activities – price of kit included. They will also tour key sights of the campus. NOTE: Hours for this camp will be 8:00am – 1:00pm.

 

DISCOVERING 3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN IN NATURE (6th-8th grade)
Camp Dates: July 14th & August 11th
Cost:$525
Held in: Hale Hall

Explore design principles and concepts as they relate to 3-Dimensional design, while developing both the skills and aesthetic sensibilities needed to plan and construct various sculptures. Projects such as casting found objects into a plaster wall relief,
constructing a Giant Bug, and wire circus act will be investigated. Price includes art kit.

 

PLAYING WITH TYPOGRAPHY (6th-8th grade)
Camp Dates: July 21st & August 18th
Cost: $525
Held in: Hale Hall

Explore typography and color through hand-made and collage type. Letterforms, logo design and type as image will be experimented with to produce a hand-made magazine focusing on a theme of your choice. Price includes materials.

 

DESIGNING A SKATEBOARD DECK (6th-8th grade)
Camp Date: July 7th
Cost: $555
Held in: Hale Hall

Utilize the fundamentals of graphic design and typography in order to create a dynamic design for a skateboard deck. Multiple ideas will be developed in a sketchbook. Photography or hand drawn illustrations and relevant Adobe computer software combined create the art. Price includes skateboard deck production.

 

3D SOLID MODELING AND 3D PRINTING (9th-12th grade)
Camp Date: July 7th
Cost: $550
Held in: Lupton Hall

The summer course introduces the basis of 3D solid modeling and 3D printing. Students will learn 3D solid modeling skills using Autodesk Inventor. Hands-on exercises will be assigned to the students. The students will be able to create 3D computer models of a connecting rod assembly and learn the process of 3D printing. In addition, they will be able to use a 3D printer to print their 3D models.

 

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER GAMING DESIGN & ANIMATION (6th-8th grade)
Camp Date: August 11th
Cost:$525
Held in: Lupton Hall

Learn about programming while getting satisfaction and fun designing your own interactive video games. Game designers get extra time for posting onto popular internet sites. Students have option to either bring in their personal laptop computer or pay additional $15. Fee. Bring your flash drive also.


ADVANCED COMPUTER GAMING DESIGN & ANIMATION (6th to 12th grade)
Camp Date: August 12th
Cost:$525
Held in: Lupton Hall

This camp is designed for those who already took the intro to computer gaming camp, and for those who are advanced in gaming design. Students will learn to write code for GML computer language.  Individuals will then design their own games, thus learning the intricacies of computer game design, testing and running.

 

ENERGY AND STEM (9th to 12th grade)
Camp Date: July 14th through 18th & July 21st through July 25th
Cost: $550 (one week), $1,050 (two weeks)
Held in: Lupton Hall

The Energy and STEM Summer Camp is designed to offer a module-based education in the fields of energy, science, engineering, technology, and leadership for high school students. Following the educational innovations at Farmingdale State College, the summer camp will provide students theoretical and practical (hands-on) training to address real-life challenges in energy, engineering technology and sustainability.