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Hofstra University and Nassau BOCES partnership brings unique opportunities to students this summer 

Aspiring actresses perform in the Summer Arts Academy showcase.

Aspiring actresses perform in the Summer Arts Academy showcase.

Revamped Summer Arts Academy begins July 1


GARDEN CITY, NY, March 19, 2019 - Nassau BOCES along with Hofstra University Continuing Education and Hofstra Summer Camps have partnered to offer a variety of exciting, fun educational opportunities for young people in middle and high school this summer. This exciting partnership offers a wide selection of amazing learning opportunities for teens, featuring hands-on classes that provide career exploration and real life experience that can spark a youngster’s passion.

Summer Arts Academy

Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) is proud to partner with Hofstra Continuing Education to offer the Summer Arts Academy for students in grades 6-12. The revamped program gives students the chance to explore the arts with peers who share a similar passion. Students will learn from instructors who have turned their own passions into successful careers

Programs include: Digital Arts, Fine Arts, Drama, Musical Theater, Instrumental and Vocal Music and Special Effects. There is even a week-long intensive program designed to help students prepare for college auditions. Campers will also take part in special Master Classes, and field trips to museums and shows, all adding unique cultural experiences to this exciting program that will leave budding artists inspired and thirsty for more.

Visit for more information. Register now by calling Jessica Dease at 516-463-5373, or email

Summer Tech at Barry Tech

Designed to motivate young minds and gain experience in a desired career path, Summer Tech at Barry Tech, now a longtime partnership with Hofstra Summer Camps, offers programs for students entering grades 6-11. 

Students can cook up tasty treats in our Culinary Arts Academy or feed treats to a four-legged friend in Animal Care and Veterinary Medicine classes, just some of  the unique summer offerings at the state-of-the-art Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center in Westbury. Other classes include: Aviation Academy, Construction Trade Academy, Audio Visual and Graphic Design, Mechanical and Automotive Institute, and Computer Hardware Essentials. Certain courses are offered in Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

Through Nassau BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education program, campers become Marine Biologists for the summer in the Marine Explorer program. STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) enthusiasts work in teams to build an underwater remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) in the Marine Exploration Technology camp. There are also hiking based, coastal explorations and an outdoor adventure challenge waiting for campers who want to be in the great outdoors this summer. These programs allow youngsters to discover the unique habitats of Caumsett State Historic Park in Lloyd Harbor, where they will use hi-tech tools at the newly renovated Masters Garage. Programs are also held at the Nassau BOCES Brookville Environmental Education Center where there is an outdoor classroom and challenge course elements including a sixty-foot high climbing wall.

For more information visit: or call 516-463-7200.