Sports Journalism Program Offers Opportunities

  Jared Valluzzi has attended the Sports Journalism and Broadcasting Institute for Teens for two summers … and he’s coming back for his third at Hofstra Continuing Education. The self-proclaimed sports fanatic (“I fell in love with it.”) and athlete was initially nervous when starting the program and recalls shakily giving a report on the Cleveland Browns his first time on camera. Now, as a founder of the Friar Scoreboard Club at St. Anthony’s who does live play by play at the high school’s games, he’s a confident broadcaster … and he’s only in 9th grade. Jared pushes for more… Read more »

Adventure Education Makes You Feel Safe in the Air

How do you learn to overcome obstacles? Modeled after the popular Project Adventure and Outward Bound programs, Adventure Education camp will teach participants to face mental, physical, and emotional challenges safely and confidently. Personal and social responsibility, trust, effective communication, problem-solving, teamwork and cooperation are emphasized as campers work through ground-level, low-level, and harder challenges such as climbing walls and catwalks. Your child will feel like they’re on top of the world as they tackle seemingly impossible situations successfully!     The Challenges High Elements: Campers complete these 30-foot tasks hooked into a harnessed and belayed (supported) by one of… Read more »

Program Profile: Have a Ball at Hofstra’s Tennis Camp

At Hofstra Summer Camps’ Tennis Program: We Consider Your Child’s Skill Level The Hofstra Tennis specialty accommodates children of all levels of play. On the first day of camp, each child is evaluated – based on his or her ability – and placed into the appropriate group. No child is locked into a skill group; if a child’s skills progress, he or she will be moved to a more advanced group. In 2011, Hofstra added the “10 and Under Tennis” specialty to its general Tennis program. This is the newest approach to teaching tennis to youngsters 10 years of age… Read more »

High School Students Want More Legal Information

From A Cappella Groups to Saturday Classes, Hofstra Professor J.S. Colesanti Makes the Law Accessible “The barriers between high school and college education are breaking down,” said Colesanti. “This is an exciting time for education that taps potential and trivializes limitations.”   High school students want to know more about legal matters than they get from the headlines, according to J S. Colesanti, professor of legal writing at Hofstra University who also teaches pre-collegiate legal studies. “The class introduces high school students to, in turn, the American concept of the rule of law, the work in law school and the… Read more »

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 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 »