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Summer Fun just went virtual at Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Summer Programs

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Summer Fun just went virtual at Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Summer Programs

Unique opportunities for students right from their own home

 Does your teen want to learn how to fix a car or create culinary sweets? Maybe they are interested in designing special effects? How about exploring Long Island or becoming a marine explorer? We offer these programs and more, all virtually online this summer through Hofstra and Nassau BOCES Summer Programs. 

Although online, these programs haven’t lost their uniquely fun and educational opportunities for middle and high school students this summer. The longstanding partnership between Hofstra and Nassau BOCES brings youngsters a wide selection of amazing learning opportunities featuring hands-on lessons that provide career exploration and will surely spark a teen’s passion… all via Zoom.

“We are working very hard, along with Nassau BOCES, to provide exciting virtual summer programs — ranging from the arts to career exploration and discovering nature all across Long Island — where kids can explore their passions from the comfort and safety of home,” said Hofstra’s Vice Dean of Continuing Education Colleen Slattery.

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. This exciting partnership brings a wide selection of amazing learning opportunities to students interested in the visual and performing arts. The 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.

Three one-week sessions run from July 6-31 with four distinct packages: Virtual Music, Virtual Theatre, Virtual Filmmaking and Special Effects and Virtual Visual & Media Arts. Courses within the packages include: Rock Band, Digital Music Composition, Classical Music Ensemble, Cabaret, Acting Improvisation, Acting for the Camera, Audition Boot camp, Character Design and Transformation, Film Production, Preparing a Portfolio for College and Painting and Drawing Intensive.

Summer Tech at Barry Tech

Designed to motivate young minds and gain experience in a desired career paths, 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 learn what sweets they can bake to feed to four-legged friends in the Introduction to Large Animals course. Mechanical and Automotive Institutes, Computer Hardware and the Criminal Justice Academy are all being offered.

Outdoor and Environmental Education 

Through Nassau BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education program, campers become Marine Biologists for the summer or they can sign up to explore Wild Long Island or Historical Long Island…all through virtual journeys.

These programs allow youngsters to discover the unique habitats across Long Island and introduce them to high tech tools used by today’s researchers.

To sign up today, or for more information on any of these programs visit: