Terry Ryan – Camp Director, Educator and Sports Fan

Terry Ryan and the Hofstra Summer Camp team Terry Ryan began his career as an elementary school teacher and a coach, and then he was an assistant principal. More than two decades later, he’s still working with children. He came to Hofstra University 19 years ago and he truly loves his job as camp director. “One of my biggest challenges was leaving the teaching profession with a wife and kids and jumping into the college world – it ended up being a great and successful choice,” he said. “I like the daily challenge of always being the best camp on… Read more »

Take Our Virtual Tour and Enjoy a Day of Camp

What fun! You can go to camp from the comfort of your home with our new virtual tour of Hofstra Summer Camps starring former camper Brendan McCann. Choose your own adventure IRL at www.hofstra.edu/camp Check out some behind the scenes photos:

Playing the Game

Q&A with Robert Hirschfeld, Director of the New York Baseball Academy at Hofstra University     What can students expect to learn from the program? It enables players of a variety of ages to receive valuable instruction from college and professional coaches in the aspects of pitching, catching, infield play and hitting in the off-season. This will help prepare them for their team participation next spring and summer. The program allows the staff to evaluate each student’s skills in all the aspects listed above and give them a road map to become more successful and proficient. We provide the “information” through… Read more »

A Life in Art: Professor Evangeline Christodoulou

When Professor Evangeline Christodoulou went to art school, she became excited about immersing herself in art – from glassblowing to ceramics to printmaking. “I couldn’t get enough!” she said. “I never wanted to stop creating. The feeling of accomplishment and learning how to manipulate all kinds of mediums and having any kind of art at my fingertips was amazing to me. To even think I could do this the rest of my life was astounding. Being on my own, as a young adult, there was nothing else but to learn, think, create and breathe art. It was heaven on Earth!”… Read more »

Instructional Swim Program Makes Hofstra Summer Camp a Splash!

What makes summer camp even more fun for kids? Of course, it’s plenty of time for swimming. One of the unique aspects of Hofstra Summer Camps (excluding Sports Academy Camps) is that it includes an American Red Cross instructional swim program with plenty of fun time in the water. Because camps take place on the picturesque Hofstra University campus, campers gain access to the school’s 50-meter, Olympic-sized indoor pool. It’s fun and learning with the instructional swim program. Campers are evaluated on the first day of each session and placed in the appropriate swim level group. New skills and safety… Read more »

At Our Long Island Summer Camp, Teens Can Explore Career Options Before Choosing a College Major!

What if there was an easier way for teens to decide what career path to take and what to go to college for? Great news: there is! The Precollegiate Career Discovery Institute at Hofstra University allows middle school and high school students to explore real-life career options before they take the next step into higher education. Students can explore career paths such as aviation, criminal justice, culinary arts, veterinary science, entrepreneurship, sportscasting, novel writing and so much more. For students in grades 6-11, the Precollegiate Career Discovery Institute offers a true campus learning environment, empowering them to be responsible and… Read more »

Robotics Summer Camp: Getting Kids Excited about STEM

Learning math or science is not typically at the top of kids’ wish lists of how they want to spend their summer vacation. Yet, there is a growing trend in engaging school-aged children in technology learning that helps stimulate interest in these subjects. At Robotics Summer Camp, offered at Hofstra Summer Camp, boys and girls, entering grades 2-9, build and program real working robots while learning fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Unlike traditional summer school instruction that nearly every child dreads, Robotics Summer Camp is fun and builds excitement in STEM. By shifting from classroom work to… Read more »

What’s New at Hofstra Summer Camps for 2017

It’s almost that time of the year again! Hofstra Summer Camps will be here in no time, which means a summer of fun, excitement, and learning is just around the corner! With so many of our popular programs coming back and even more being added this year, your child will have the opportunity to gain so much this summer at Hofstra! With programs in art, science, sports, and more, it’s no wonder the Summer Camp program at Hofstra is the largest on the East Coast! This summer, our Precollegiate Career Discovery Institute is offering three new and updated programs that… Read more »

Join Us for a FREE STEM/STEAM Open House on May 13!

Spring is here, which means that summer is right around the corner! Our STEM/STEAM Open House is happening Saturday, May 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Oak Street Center located at 101 Oak Street in Uniondale, directly across the street from the Hofstra campus. Click here to register for our Open House Get ready for a day of fun and excitement as you learn about our STEM/STEAM programs! Students grades 2-12 can enjoy hands-on demonstrations while parents meet our STEM/STEAM instructors and learn more about our vast array of programs available to them. Enjoy a free campus bus… Read more »

New York Baseball Academy and Hofstra University Bring Summer Youth Baseball Clinics to Brookhaven

We are pleased to announce that summer youth baseball clinics are coming to Suffolk County! New York Baseball Academy and Hofstra University, in conjunction with the Town of Brookhaven, will be offering three-day clinics at the Town of Brookhaven Parks. These clinics will be open to ages 7-17 at a cost of $250, which includes a free clinic t-shirt. The experienced staff includes Hofstra coaches, local high school coaches and professional baseball players. Ranked as one of the top 5 baseball schools in the country by Baseball America, the NYBA has an outstanding record of sending alumni to collegiate and… Read more »