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June 15, 2007

Fun and Educational Summer Programs

Farmingdale State College, located in the heart of Long Island , offers a wide variety of summer camps for children as well as middle and high school students. These camps include camps for athletes, young children, an Energy Research Camp, and a Science, Computer, and Technology Camp.

The Farmingdale Child Care Center offers a full day, 8-week Summer Day Camp beginning June 26 through August 16, for children entering first grade in September through age 12. For more information, go to Children's Day Camp or call 934-420-2125.

Athletic camps include basketball (boys and girls ages 7-14), golf (boys and girls 6-16 years old), lacrosse (boys and girls ages 8-17), soccer (boys and girls age 6-14 years old) and volleyball (grades 6th -12th). These week- long camps develop specific skills and teach good sportsmanship. For more information on dates and fees, please go to the Athletics homepage at Athletics Camps or call 934-420-2234.

Returning after three very successful summers is the Science, Computer and Technology Summer Camp offered through the School of Engineering Technologies . The 5-week program, which starts July 9, mixes fun with adventure and provides middle school and high school students with hands-on experiences, group activities, peer competition and extra curricular activities. By signing up for either the entire five-week session or individual sessions, students can build robots and computers and models of bridges, airplanes, homes, cars and airports. They can study computer simulation as it applies to careers in engineering, architecture, aviation, manufacturing and transportation. Sessions will be offered on solar energy and medical engineering. Students entering their senior year of high school in the fall can participate in science and technology research projects in solar energy, fuel cells, electronics manufacturing, robotics and automation. For more information, go to ASCET Summer Program or call Ms. Beverley Theodore at 934-420-2788.

In addition, the one-week Renewable Energy Session , sponsored by the KeySpan Foundation Institute, will be offered free of charge. Middle school and high school students will study one or more issues relating to hydrogen fuel cells, solar energy applications, materials and processes used to build and test fuel cells, production and storage of hydrogen, fuel cell applications in the automotive industry, and zero energy demonstration houses. For more information, call Ms. Beverley Theodore at 934-420-2788.