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Academic Camps Academy 2017 Season 6th - 12th Grades

SATURDAY CAMPS & SUMMER WEEKDAY CAMPS
Come join the fun!

Farmingdale State College offers a variety of commuting day camps.  Selected camps meet either as a series of Saturdays or Monday through Friday (one week) during summer months.  Camps will take place in a safe environment, on the Farmingdale State College campus, conveniently located off Melville Road & Broadhollow Road / Route 110 in Farmingdale, NY.

Based on innovative curriculum taught by our professors and professional staff, the camps will provide 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, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by exploring a variety of academic areas, including biology, computer coding, construction modeling, sustainable energy - STEM, forensics and landscape design, automotive power club as well as engineering and manufacturing technology, math, creative writing, and theater arts.  Some of our very popular camps such as computer game design also serve as anchors, which combine the computer coding with specific subject areas such as forensic investigation fostering STEM application and practice.

Fee Policy and Important Notes

  • Saturday camps run during school year - see camp list for dates/times.
  • Most camps run M - F during summer season
  • Registration & check-in is due two weeks before desired camp.
  • Sign up for two-three camps & save 10% SIBLINGS & FRIENDS COUNT!
  • Sign up for for four camps  & save 15% SIBLINGS & FRIENDS COUNT!
  • Groups Sign up of 8 or more, into specific camp can occur off site with host school MOU agreement
  • If tuition is late, admittance is not guaranteed.
  • Parents and guardians responsible for minors both before and after normal hours.
  • Students are responsible for their personal items including personal laptop computers and cell phones.
  • Students should plan to bring lunch each day or money for vending machines.
  • Students must abide by all campus rules of behavior.
  • Drivers must register vehicles with University Police.
  • Student permission and immunization forms must be handed in before child attends camp.
  • Academic Camps Academy sessions run based upon adequate enrollment.

To Register

Make checks payable to Farmingdale State College
Fill out registration form and Mail to: 

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

Contact
Steve Campbell, Academic Projects Coordinator, Thompson Hall 224
(631) 420–2241 Fax: 631-420-2130
Email: AcademicCampsAcademy@Farmingdale.edu

CAMPS:


PHASE 1 - BASIC COMPUTER PROGRAMMING C++

SAT

Times: 1:00 - 4:00

Dates: TBA

Location: TBA

Cost: $100

Campers will learn the basics of C++.  This camp is designed for those campers who feel more confident with the normal operation of a computer, and are looking to begin learning how to write text based programs with useful functionality.


PHASE 2 - ADVANCED COMPUTER PROGRAMMING C++

SAT

Times: 1:00 - 4:00

Dates: Apr 1, 8, 15, 22

Location: TBA

Cost: $100

Campers will build on their existing knowledge of C++.  This camp is designed for those who feel confident in their basic programming skills, and are looking to write more advanced text based programs with useful functionality.


PHASE 3 - COMPUTER PROGRAMMING w/JAVA

SAT

Times: 1:00 - 4:00

Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27

Location: TBA

Cost: $100

Campers will be introduced to the Java programming language.  This course is for those with a solid understanding of programmatic classes and object-orientation.


PHASE 4 - ANDROID PROGRAMMING w/JAVA, XML, and SQLite

SAT

Times: 1:00 - 4:00

Dates: Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Location: TBA

Cost: $100

This camp will take and utilize all the principles and skills gained in the previous programming camps to teach campers the foundations of Android Application programming.  When completed, campers will have built their own Android apps, and should leave the comp with skill and knowledge of resources available.
 


NOTE: Take all above - Phase 1 through 4 to earn a Farmingdale State College Certificate.  Total fee reduced to $335 - saving $65!


ARCHITECTURAL MODELING BRIDGES AND BUILDINGS (6th-8th grade)

MON. - FRI. A.M.

Times: 9:30 - 12:30

Dates: July 10- 14

Location: TBA

 Cost: $275

Introduction to structural design and modeling of bridges and buildings, computer drafting, hands-on building and model making.


AUTOMOTIVE POWER CLUB (5th - 8th grade)

MON. - FRI.

Times: 8:00 - 12:00

Dates: July 10 - 14

Cost: $250

Location: Lupton Hall - Dept. of Automotive Technology

Great introduction to the automotive field.  Students have fun learning how to build small engines.  Tuning and diagnosing engines, test running engines.  Lots of hands on activity.


STEM - FORENSIC COMPUTER CRIME SOLVING (6th-8th grade)

MON. - FRI.

Times: 9:30 - 12:00 Forensic lab; 1:00 - 3:30 Computer coding lab

Dates: July 17- 28 (2 WEEK)

Location: TBA
 
Cost: $750

Learn crime solving techniques in the lab for home safety and security & learn coding skills that apply for making your own unique computer forensic game


AUTOMOTIVE POWER CLUB (8th - 12th grade)

MON. - FRI.

Times: 8:00 - 12:00

Dates: July 24- 28

Cost: $250

Location: Lupton Hall - Dept.. of Automotive Technology

Follows up on the earlier Intro camp and suited for those with some prior engine experience.  Students build and operate small engines.  Advanced tuning and diagnosing engines and test running engines by students.  Lots of hands on activity. 


INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER GAMING DESIGN & ANIMATION (6th-8th grade)

MON. - FRI.

Times: 9:30 - 3:30

Dates: Aug. 7- 11

Cost: $475

Location: 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 bring in their personal laptop computer and flash drive. 


ADVANCED COMPUTER GAMING DESIGN & ANIMATION (6th -12th grade)

MON. - FRI.

Times: 9:30 - 3:30

Dates: Aug. 14- 18

Cost: $475; Location: Lupton Hall

This camp is designed for those who already took the introduction 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.


CHARTER GROUP CAMPS

*NOTE:  Any of each camp listed below may run for a group of 16 students (8 minimum).  Offsite camps require MOU application made from your organization to ours.


LANDSCAPE DESIGN & HORTICULTURE (6th - 8th grade)

Camp Dates & Times: TBA

Cost: $250

This camp will allow hands on experience for both planning and creating ornamental gardens and sustainable gardents at our Ornamental Horticulture plantings location. Students will learn various methods of growing and developing plants within a greenhouse setting by seed sowing, divisions and cuttings. Topics will include soil mixes, watering, and a primer on insect and disease monitoring.  Students experience the wonder of plants through hands-on activities such as seed propagation, planning for spring gardening and sustainable horticulture.


CISCO NETWORKING (6th - 8th grade)

Camp Dates & Times: TBA

Cost: $250

Students learn to configure Cisco routers for multiple networks, get hands on experience working with networking devices, making functional RJ45 cables used to connect PC's to networked switches and routers while learning IP addressing, binary math, what the OSI and TCP/IP model does and how traffic moves electronically from the PC thru the network.  At the conclusion of this camp, students will gain basic knowledge and understanding for pursuing certification toward a career in telecommunication networking.


3-D PRINTING – ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING LEARNING PROGRAM (6th-8th grade) 

Camp Dates & Times: TBA

Cost: $250

Enjoy a hands-on educational experience in 3-D Printing.  Learn to design and print your own objects. 3-D Printers can be purchased separately.


THEATER APPRECIATION (6th-8th grade)

Camp Dates & Times: TBA

Cost: $250

A beginning course in the basics of stage performance.  Through improvisation, creative exercises, and beginning scene work, students will develop skills designed to improve their confidence, stage presence, and ability to work with others.  General theater knowledge, including stage direction, makeup, costuming, and stage combat will also be presented.  This course concludes with a performance showcase.


ENERGY AND STEM (9th to 12th grade)

Camp Dates & Times: TBA

Location: Lupton Hall

Cost: $550 (one week), $1,050 (two weeks)

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.


HEALTH SCIENCE CAREERS (6th-8th grade)

Camp Dates & Times: TBA

Location: Lupton Hall

Cost: $295

Health Science Careers Camp offers young students a first hand look at several excellent career choices in the health sciences area.  On Tuesday morning our Nursing faculty will introduce the nursing field and allow students to see and use simulation mannequins for the purpose of diagnosing various human ailments.  Tuesday afternoon will introduce students to Med Lab testing techniques for disease determination and analysis.  Wednesday morning introduces students to Dental Technician protocols for care of the teeth.  Wednesday afternoon provides life saving techniques using CPR - both manually and with use of cardiac arrest automatic equipment.  This training can lead toward Red Cross CPR certification.  Thursday morning will introduce students to careers in nutrition, health advisement and personal trainer opportunities.  Activities will include nutrition selection, tai chi, resistance training and aerobics.  Finally, Thursday afternoon, professional staff at Nold Hall will introduce students to the field of Sports Medicine, it's techniques used for both professional and non-professional athletes along with equipment and requirements leading to several Sports Medicine certifications.


BIOLOGY (6th-8th grade) 

Camp Dates & Times: TBA

Location: Hale Hall

Cost:$525

Students will be introduced to major areas of study within biology through hands on activities taught by professors of biology.


MATH - (High School) 

Camp Dates & Times: TBA

Location: TBA

Cost: $275

Algebra 2 and Trigonometry is the capstone course of the three units of credit required for a Regents diploma. This camp course is designed as a review for students who want to re-take the Regents Exam in August 2015, or students who want to get a head start in this course before they take it in their high school. While reviewing the algebraic techniques that will be required of those students that continue their study of mathematics in college, this course is also intended to continue developing alternative solution strategies and algorithms. Topics will include the number system(which is extended to include imaginary and complex numbers), families of functions (polynomial, absolute value, radical, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic), direct and indirect variation problems, systems of equations, data analysis, arithmetic and geometric sequences and series will be evaluated. Binomial experiments will provide the basis for the study of probability theory and the normal probability distribution will be analyzed and used as an approximation for these binomial experiments. Right triangle trigonometry will be expanded to include the investigation of circular functions. Problem situations requiring the use of trigonometric equations and identities will also be investigated.


CREATIVE WRITING (High School)

Camp Dates & Times: TBA

Location: Greenley Library

Cost: $260

Farmingdale State College's creative writing, taught by the Director of the Writing Center, is an introduction to creative writing, and is designed for students who enjoy writing short stories, poetry, and plays.  Students will learn how to develop various genres of writing, and write and revise pieces on their own and with their peers.  The camp will be taught in a workshop style where much time will be spent creating independently as well as creating in small groups.  This course will give motivated students who are interested in various types of writing the chance to develop their craft in an ideal environment.


TECHNICAL WRITING (High School) 

Camp Dates & Times: TBA

Location: Greenley Library

Cost: $260

Farmingdale State College's technical writing, taught by the Director of the Writing Center, will allow students to develop technical and business writing skills for the creation of clear and concise writing considered necessary for career success in all professional areas.


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* Let us know about your school group.  We will schedule your group's camp at your convenience.

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