Unique opportunities for summer fun and learning awaits students at Nassau BOCES and Hofstra’s Summer Camp

  • Summer learning and fun is back at Nassau BOCES/Hofstra Summer Programs

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    Does your teen enjoy working with animals, or would they rather be cooking up some tasty treats? Maybe they would like to create a film or perform in a musical theatre production? Or explore Long Island’s northern coast as a marine explorer?

    All these programs and more are offered this summer through Nassau BOCES and Hofstra’s Summer Camp. This exciting partnership offers a wide selection of amazing learning opportunities for young people in middle and high school this summer. Classes feature hands-on learning, career exploration and real-life experience that can spark a youngster’s passion. Programs run in four sessions beginning June 26.

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    Summer Tech at Barry Tech

    Designed to motivate young minds and gain experience in a desired career path, Summer Tech at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech, now a longtime partner with Hofstra Summer Camps, offers programs for students entering grades 7-11. 

    Students get cooking in our commercial kitchens in the Culinary Arts Academy, or learn to care for four-legged friends in Animal Care classes, just a couple of the unique summer offerings at the state-of-the-art Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center in Westbury. Other classes include:

    • Careers in Animal Care
    • Culinary Arts
    • Graphic Design
    • Introduction to Computer Hardware and Essentials
    • Introduction to Carpentry
    • Woodworking Project-based
    • Mechanical and Automotive Institute (Introduction and Intermediate levels)
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    Outdoor and Environmental Education 

    Through Nassau BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education program, campers become Marine Biologists for the summer in the Coastal Explorations program. Campers explore the Long Island coast and hike in the great outdoors. These programs allow youngsters to discover the unique habitats of Caumsett State Historic Park in Lloyd Harbor, where they will use hi-tech tools to explore nature. Teens can challenge themselves in the Challenge Course: High Ropes Team Building Experience 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 on any of these summer programs, visit www.hofstra.edu/academics/ce/summer-camp/ or call 516-463-2267.

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    Summer Arts Academy

    Nassau BOCES 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 7-12. Learn, grow and, most of all, HAVE FUN in a variety of arts-focused Summer Programs taking place at the Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset this summer.

    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. Programs offered include:

    Visual Arts

    • Figure Drawing
    • Fundamentals of Visual Arts
    • Mixed Media Arts


    • Studio Recording and Production
    • The Art of Band


    • Broadway Theatre Dance

    Theatre Performance

    • Improvisation
    • Musical Theatre Production
    • Stage Combat

    Music, Film and TV

    • Film Techniques
    • Acting for the Camera and Self-Tape

    Technical Theatre

    • Construction

    Choose to enroll in a one-week offering or combine several to be on campus for up to four weeks. Visit www.longislandhighschoolforthearts.org/summer/ for more information.