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Dear Friends,
Thank you for your interest in Portledge
Summer Adventures. We are so excited for
the coming year, as last summer was so
amazing and we can’t wait to see so many
old and new friends.
This year, we will be offering more
science programs than ever before for
all age levels. Middle and Upper School
aged children will have the opportunity
to participate in a dynamic partnership
with Winthrop Hospital, where classroom
learning is augmented with real-life
experiences in a hospital setting. Our
younger students ages 5-11 will have a
wide range of science-related choices, from
nature trail investigation, to animals, to
rocketry. Miss Giselle and Mrs. Powel will
head up a new science program that will
challenge and stimulate your child.
We have many new and returning
sports academies, including Gold Coast
Soccer, Portledge Lacrosse Academy,
a new golf facility, and Yankees Baseball.
These sports academies offer ideal
opportunities for your child to learn a
new skill or to improve existing skills.
Our Drama production will be
The Lion King. Come join our exciting
musical theatre production that will
engage all your talents: singing, dancing,
acting, creating, and having fun.
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Early Childhood...................................4
In addition, we will offer language
immersion programs in Spanish, Italian
and Chinese, where international students
interact with other students who are
learning to speak these foreign languages.
This is only the tip of the summer iceberg,
so please plan on attending one of our
upcoming Open House events where you
can meet the instructors and sample some
fun activities.
Sat., April 26, 10 am - 12 pm
Sat., May 17, Our Summer Fun
Day, 10 am to 12 pm
Be sure to check out the Photo Gallery
on our website for a glimpse of all the fun,
excitement, and learning that occurred
last summer, and to register online! Please
feel free to contact me at any time to learn
more about Portledge Summer Adventures
and all it has to offer.
I hope that you will find the perfect
adventure to make your child’s summer
happy, fulfilling, and challenging!
Melissa Worth
Director of Summer Adventures
[email protected]
(516) 750-3104
Programs for Little Ones................6
Mini Drama ..................................................6
Messy Hands.................................................6
Tumbling for Tots....................................6, 24
Gold Coast Minis..........................................6
Mini Day Soccer.....................................7, 26
Mini Day Multi-Sports...........................7, 25
The Arts...................................................8
Theatre Arts..................................................8
Jazz and Hip Hop Dance...............................8
Fashion Illustration.......................................8
Summer Ballet..............................................9
Adventures with Clay...................................9
Art Adventure..............................................9
Cake, Bake, and Decorate............................9
Woodworking .............................................10
Sewing I......................................................10
Sewing II.....................................................10
iMovie, Lights, Camera, Action.................10
Summer School Digital Photography.........11
Guitar for All..............................................11
Giant Puppet Build-Off..............................11
Science................................................. 12
Future Scientist Camp................................12
Creatures of the Earth.................................13
Nature Program...........................................13
Mind Benders..............................................14
Rockets, Rockets and Rockets....................14
Wildlife Safari.............................................15
Long Lost Treasures.....................................15
Survivalist - Hiker.......................................15
Rocking Gizmos & Rolling Gadgets...........15
Robot Mania...............................................16
Kitchen Science..........................................16
Build Your Own Computer.........................16
Astronaut Training - Moon Mission..........17
Junior Engineering......................................17
Physics Lab............................................17, 31
Chess/Gaming................................... 18
Chess Challenge.........................................18
Quantum Minecraft....................................18
LEGO Construction...................................18
Video Game Programming.........................19
Stop Motion LEGO Movie Making...........19
Sports Programs.............................. 20
Athletic Adventures.................................. 20
Portledge Lacrosse Academy......................20
Max Lax Lacrosse........................................21
Yankees Baseball ........................................23
Tumbling for Tots........................................24
Horseback Riding........................................24
Mini Day Multi-Sports...............................25
Gold Coast Soccer......................................25
Mini Day Soccer.........................................26
Field Hockey...............................................26
Summer Academic Institute..... 27
Lower School
Math - Fun with Numbers, Creative
Problem Solving and Games......................27
Creative Writing Class...............................27
Junior Language Immersion French, Spanish & Italian..........................27
Junior Detectives Writing Club..................27
Middle and Upper School
Online Learning.........................................28
Algebra I.....................................................29
Exploring Human Anatomy.......................29
Exploring Neuroscience..............................30
Art and Design Workshop..........................30
Physics Lab..................................................31
The Language Immersion Experience........31
French I or Spanish I..................................31
Drivers Education.......................................32
Wetland Explorers......................................32
STEAM through Sailing............................33
Important Information ............. 30
Add-Ons............................................ 31
early Childhood program
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early childhood program
Early Childhood at Portledge School is a fun-filled program for children ages 2 - 6 with
lunch and snack included. Our program is created upon themes such as Fun in the Sun,
Insects, Circus, Pirates, and Fairy Tales. Teachers and counselors provide a caring, loving
atmosphere with a 3:1 student-teacher ratio. The program consists of indoor and outdoor
activities, daily art projects, playground and water play, nature, and music. Each week
culminates with a special visitor or event. Visitors include a puppet show, petting zoo,
T. R. Sanctuary, Hawaiian dancers, and more. We look forward to having your child
experience a wonderful summer with us.
Program dates: June 23 - August 8, 2014
Toddlers: Age 2
The Toddler Program is often a child’s
first introduction to a formal play-group
and a first opportunity to separate from
mom and dad. Skilled teachers provide a
great deal of love and support during this
time of transition and first introduction to
school. The Toddler Program offers a fun,
low-key atmosphere where children feel
totally comfortable and are able to express
themselves while they explore through
the senses of sight, sound, and touch. The
Toddler Program offers two options for
daily start times: 9 am and 11 am.
Toilet training is not necessary. Children
may attend two, three, or five days per
week for up to seven weeks.
Time Option 1: 9 am - 11 am
Time Option 2: 11 am - 1 pm
5 days per week
Course Fee: $1,380 for six week program,
$1,600 for seven week program
Mon, Wed. & Fri.:
$830 six week program,
$920 seven week program
Tue. & Thurs.:
$580 six week program,
$670 seven week program
Toddler Stay Day: 9am-1pm
You choose the days that you would like
to add two more hours to your child’s
schedule, creating a four hour day from
9 am to 1 pm. Lunch and a snack are
Fee: Additional $50/day
Nursery: Age 3
In the Nursery Program, children continue
to explore through play. Our program
provides a variety of opportunities for
play while fostering a sense of wonder and
curiosity. Each day, the children make new
friends and enjoy a wonderful time while
improving their social skills with peers
and instructors.
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $2,330 six week program,
$2,700 seven week program
$430 for weekly rate
Mon, Wed. & Fri. $275 per week,
OR Tue. & Thurs. $190 per week
Pre-Kindergarten: Age 4
In the Pre-Kindergarten Program, the
focus remains on play, which is a four
year old’s way of learning. Here children
look forward to making new friends while
they participate in music, art activities,
puppet shows, and outdoor games. These
fun activities help to heighten a child’s
appreciation of the surrounding world and
pave the way to increased creativity and
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $2330 six week program,
$2700 seven week program
$430 per week (no daily rates available)
Kindergarten & First
Grade: Ages 5-6
The K & 1 Program is a half-day program
filled with arts and crafts, drama, music,
and outdoor play activities. In addition,
this program provides opportunities for
children to practice skills in reading,
writing, and math in order to retain skills
learned during the school year. Children
also work and play together to establish
collaboration and teamwork skills as they
build lasting friendships.
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $2,330 six week program,
$2,700 seven week program
$430 for weekly rate
(no daily rates available)
* Age in program is determined by the
cut off date of June 30, 2014.
Enrollment is limited, so register early.
programs for little ones
Mini Drama
The Mini Drama program extends the
drama component to children enrolled in
our early childhood program. Mini Drama
is offered at 1 pm directly following early
childhood activities. Children participate
in acting, dancing, and singing. A new skit
or mini-drama is performed each week.
You may sign-up on a week-by-week basis.
Add-On Dates: June 23 - 27,
June 30 - July 3, July 7 -11, July 14 - 18
Ages: 4 - 8 years old
Time: 1 - 3 pm
Add-On Course Fee: $180 per week
Messy Hands
Extend your young child’s day to explore
art and artists. Children play with various
artistic media while learning about different artists throughout time. This hands-on
program is perfect for developing tactile
and visual exploration skills that are
critical for children this age.
Add-On Dates: July 7 - 11, July 14 - 25,
July 21 - 25, July 28 - Aug. 1
Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Time: 1 pm - 3 pm
Add-On Course Fee: $180 per week
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Programs for Little ones
Mini Day Soccer Program
Tumbling For Tots
Boys and girls strengthen their ability in
tumbling through coordination skills and
strength exercises. Arts and crafts will
also be a component to this fun program,
as little ones will spend part of their day
tumbling and also create a fun art project.
Dates: Aug. 4 - 8
Ages: 3 - 5 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $435 per week
Gold Coast Minis
Gold Coast’s FC Mini Day Soccer
introduces children ages 4-8 to the
exciting world of soccer. Each week, the
children are engaged in a soccer adventure
that focuses on the FUNdamentals of the
game. The coaches have a wonderful way
with children, demonstrating a natural
ability to keep the children entertained
while delivering a highly effective training
program that helps each child achieve his
or her full potential. All skills and
concepts are taught through fun drills and
team games, and participants progress as
they see visible improvement with each
mini-challenge presented by the coaches.
All players get lots of touches on the ball
and learn to make quick movements
and sharp changes of direction all while
staying balanced and in control of the
soccer ball. By the end of the program,
every participant comes away a far better
soccer player, learning valuable skills,
getting plenty of exercise, and having tons
of fun with the Gold Coast Mini Day
Soccer Program.
Dates: July 14 - 18, July 21 - 25,
July 28 - Aug. 1
Ages: 4 - 8 years old
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Fee: $195 per week
The Gold Coast Minis program is designed
to foster athletic development, as the
program encourages young children to
improve their fine motor skills while
engaging in fun physical activities. Our
primary goal is to improve each child’s
fitness, athletic skills, and self-confidence
utilizing a variety of games and activities
that incorporate balance, coordination,
spatial awareness, sportsmanship, and
listening skills.
Dates: July 14 - 18, July 21 - 25
Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Time: 1 pm - 3 pm
Course Fee: $180 per week
Shooting Stars Sports
Multi-Sport Program
Shooting Stars Sports Multi-Sports
consists of various sports, including soccer,
lacrosse, whiffle ball, kickball, basketball,
and much more for children ages 4 to 7.
This is an ideal program for any child who
would like to learn to play different sports.
Snack, crafts, playground time, and water
play are incorporated. All equipment is
provided. Let the kids have a ball!
Dates: June 23 - 27, July 7 -11
Ages: 4 - 7 years
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $380 per week
Add-On Dates: June 23 - 27, July 7 -11
Time:1 pm - 3 pm
Add-On Course Fee: $180 per week
Yoga Rocks! Kids AwesOMe Yoga Camp
Children express themselves and explore
their creative side with this incredibly fun
summer camp. Kids moo like cows, shake
their limbs, move and groove, and develop
skills for a lifetime while enjoying a
summer experience filled with laughs,
crafts, downward dogs, and rock and rolls.
You will find your child entertained,
engaged, stretched, calmed, and rested
with our amazing staff of certified teachers.
During this week-long camp, each day will
be focused around a different fun theme,
including a day at the beach, a trip to the
zoo, etc. Kids will learn yoga, play fun
yoga inspired games, enjoy stories and
activities, engage in creative art, and
develop reflective skills to help them stay
calm and relaxed. Each camp session has a
specific theme tailored to support personal
goals and positive affirmations. Please
remember to bring a yoga mat, water
bottle, and comfy clothing.
Dates: June 23 - 27, July 14 - 18,
July 28 - Aug. 1, Aug. 4 - 8
Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Time: 1 pm - 3 pm
Course Fee: $180 per week
the arts
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Summer Ballet
This summer we will offer classic ballet
taught by Kathleen Moore. Ms. Moore
ascribes to the Vaganova Syllabus, a form
of Russian ballet. Kathleen has taught
ballet for the past 15 years, most recently
at the Russian Ballet School in Sea Cliff
and at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
School in New York City. Courses range
from Pre-Ballet through Ballet III and
Pointe. All classes will meet from 3:30
pm to 5 pm. To view full daily schedules,
pricing, and descriptions, please see our
Dates: June 23 - Aug. 8
Time: 3:30 pm - 5 pm
This program promises to be a hit!
Dates: June 23 - July 28
Ages: 7 years old and up
Time: 9 - 3 pm
Course Fee: $2500
Jazz and Hip Hop Dance
Join us for a fun, interactive class that
choreographs dance moves to pop music.
Dates: Aug. 4 - 8
Ages 6 years old and up
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $435
Theatre Arts
Portledge is pleased to announce its 13th
summer of Drama, directed by Kathleen
Moore. Ms. Moore has been dancing since
age 3 and teaching for the past 15 years.
Each summer she brings her knowledge of
dance and theatre to Portledge Summer
Two-Week Program:
During this 2-week intensive program,
students will collaborate and develop short
vignettes that integrate acting, singing,
and dance skills. This abbreviated theatre
program is geared towards older and more
experienced thespians.
Dates: July 28 - Aug. 8
Ages: 11 years old and up
Time: 9 - 3 pm
Course Fee: $995
Five-Week Program:
Join the cast and perform in the musical
The Lion King. Performers will incorporate
singing, dancing, and acting, as well as
participate in set and costume design.
Past performances have included Wicked,
The Wizard of Oz, The Lion King, The Little
Mermaid, and Mary Poppins. In this fiveweek program, students also have the
opportunity to write scripts for short skits.
the arts
Fashion Illustration
Workshop For Young
Adventures with Clay
In this two-week workshop, students who
have an interest in fashion design will
learn to express their ideas in beautiful
fashion illustrations. Fashion designer and
illustrator James Thomas Ryan, who has
worked for leading designers, including
Marc Jacobs, will take students on a
journey of self-discovery. This creative
workshop begins by exploring the history
of fashion, designers, and important
milestones in fashion. Using a variety
of exercises, students learn to create and
express their unique visions using a variety
of artistic mediums, including model
drawing and demonstrations. Class
participation is filled with dynamic
discussions about textiles, color, and
current trends within the fashion industry.
Also, by watching various documentaries
and movies, students will gain a greater
understanding about the influence of
fashion design on modern society.
Students will also participate in a class
trip to see an exhibit at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
Dates: July 7 - July 18
Ages: 12 years old and up
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Course Fee: $1,000 for 2 week course
This summer’s ceramics class will offer
different styles of hand building with
clay as we travel through the history of
pottery. Students will create projects with
pinch, coil, slab, drape molds, slump mold
forms, and the wheel. We will also explore
decorative glazing techniques as well as
painting pre-made bisque ware. Students
take home a beautiful assortment of fired
pottery at the conclusion of this class.
Dates: July 7- 11, July 28 - Aug 1
Ages 8 - 13 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $480 per week
Add-On Dates: July 7 - 11, July 21 - 25
Time: 1 - 3 pm
Art Adventure
Our studio art class will explore a variety
of art mediums. We will look at the styles
of many famous artists. Children will
create their own “masterpieces” with
endless possibilities. The students will
paint with both watercolor and acrylics.
Projects will include: painting, collage,
drawing, sculpture and more. Different
elements will be offered over the 4-week
program. Students can sign up for individual weeks as there is a different project
each week.
Dates: June 30 - July 3 (4 days),
July 14 - 18, July 21 - 25
Ages: 5 - 10 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $435 per week
Cake, Bake, & Decorate
This week-long class covers a broad range
of beginning cupcake and cake decorating
skills. The kids will learn how to make
assorted flavors of buttercream and ice
cupcakes with professional piping tips of
all shapes and sizes. All of the cakes and
cupcakes will be baked before class and
the kids will get a chance to learn how to
stack and ice their own layer cakes (just
like the pros), covering them in fondant.
With cake and cupcake making shows
becoming popular on television, now is
the ideal time to learn how to make handmade fondant flowers and decorations.
Dates: July 14 - 18
Ages: 7 - 9 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $475
the arts
Sewing II
Did you love taking Sewing 1 last summer?
Or just want to improve your sewing skills?
During this fun-filled week, students will
improve their hand and machine skills as
they create a tote bag, an apron, a tissue
holder, a key chain, and a small quilt.
Dates: Aug 4 - 8
Ages: 8 - 12 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $480
In this fun and exciting course, children
learn to work with tools and to make
projects such as birdhouses and toolboxes,
as well as construct any project they can
imagine. They will learn to use tape measures, hammers, screwdrivers and other
BE USED BY CHILDREN. Students will
create models made of wood, such as race
cars, boats, and planes, then sand and
paint their creations. This fun-filled course
enables children to work with their hands,
use their imagination, and take pride
in their work as they discover the art of
Dates: June 23 - 27, July 7 - 11
Ages: 5 - 9 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $435 per week
Add-On Dates: July 7 - 11
Time: 1 - 3 pm
Add-On Course Fee: $180
Sewing I
Mrs. Mickey Maguire will join us again
this summer to share her love of sewing
and children. Learn a new craft or practice
a skill you already enjoy. Skills that will
be focused on include hand stitches, how
to use a sewing machine, and how to trace
and cut a pattern. By the end of the week,
students will have made a tote bag, an
apron, a pincushion, and a small quilt.
Dates: July 14 - 18
Ages: 7 - 12 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $480
Summer School Digital
Summer School Digital Photography
explores digital photography with an
emphasis on camera controls and
composition. Students will also work with
Photoshop software as both a correction
tool and as a creative medium.
Dates: June 23 - July 3
Ages: Grades 6 - 8
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $860 for 2 weeks
Join Portledge School music teacher Michael
Schwartz for an array of musical and video
productions. Mr. Schwartz will be teaching
the guitar and iMovie classes.
Guitar for All
Students will be instructed on basic guitar
chords and accompanying techniques. As
they play through several popular tunes,
children will gain experience performing
in an ensemble. All skill levels welcome.
Dates: July 7 - 11
Ages: 6 years old and up
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $435
iMovie... Lights, Camera,
Students will have the opportunity to
create professional videos with special
effects and seamless editing. Through
detailed instruction, they will learn basic
film direction, videography, and editing
techniques that can be applied when
producing any type of movie file.
Dates: July 14 - 18, July 28 - Aug. 1
Ages: 8 - 15 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $435 per week
Super Great BIG Giant
Puppet Build-OFF!
Participants will be divided into small
teams of builders/performers. Each group
will learn to build their own giant Bunraku
Puppet (a Japanese puppet operated by
3 or more puppeteers.) Students will
learn how to design, plan, and build their
own life-size puppets using inexpensive
materials. Each group will learn the
intricacies of their individual puppets
and will work together to bring it to life
using various performing techniques.
Matthew Leabo is a professional puppeteer.
He has worked on and off Broadway building
and performing with puppets for over 8 years.
His credits include: The Addams Family on
Broadway; The Pee Wee Herman Show on
Broadway; Big Fish on Broadway; Beauty
and the Beast United States tour; and much
more. He is passionate about puppetry and
shares his knowledge and skills willingly to
those interested in learning this craft.
Dates: June 30 - July 3
Ages: 10 - 12 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $395
Dates: July 7 - 11
Ages: 13 - 17 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $495
Instructor Jane Powel bridges the gap between
lab bench and classroom for students and
teachers around the country. Trained as a
K-12 special education teacher, Jane focused
on teaching techniques that are particularly
well suited for gifted students. This required a
deep understanding of learning and memory,
which led Jane to work at the Cold Spring
Harbor Laboratory, where she served as
the Education Manager of the DNA Learning Center under James D. Watson, Nobel
Laureate, during the early days of the Human
Genome Project. This unique opportunity
afforded her access to molecular biologists as
she studied telomerase (aging) using worms,
as well as learning and memory using flies
(Tim Tully). Jane incorporates this profound
knowledge and experience into curricula for
camps and schools located on Long Island,
NYC, and California.
Future Scientist Camp
This summer, give your son or daughter
the gift of becoming a trained scientist,
ready to take on the challenges of the
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Nature Program
21st century. Expand your child’s critical
and creative thinking skills through game
design, robotics, rocketry, forensics,
chemistry, and genetic engineering.
Students will be grouped according to
age and interests to pursue their passions
in science, technology, engineering and
math (STEM). Our teachers hold degrees
in molecular biology, computer science,
and special education, and have taught in
public and private schools, and worked at
NYU and Cold Spring Harbor laboratories.
Students may attend for one week or plan
longer experiments over the two-week
period as they prepare for Brookhaven Lab
contests, Math Olympiads, Long Island
Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF),
First Lego League tournaments, or just to
have fun. Activities include:
• Restriction analysis experiment
• Bacterial transformation experiment
• Elements and compounds experiment
• Model organisms experiments with fruit
flies, yeast, mice, and planaria
• Rocketry and robotics
• CO2 dragsters and solar powered cars
• Earthquake-resistant building design
Dates: June 30 - July 3, July 7 - 11
Ages Grades K - 9
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $695 per week, $560 for
shorter week of June 30 - July 3
Creatures of the Earth
Can you imagine what the earth looked
like millions of years ago when odd
looking creatures roamed our planet? In
this fun-filled camp, children will explore
amazing creatures, ranging from tiny living
microscopic squirmy creatures to mammoth
beasts. We will investigate creatures that
have survived millions of years, embark on
an adventure to find them, learn why they
live where they do, why they eat what
they do, and explore their worlds. Would
you like to meet the strangest animals?
Even if they are really weird looking with
3 eyes, 4 heads, 100 legs, or weigh over
one thousand pounds? Join us on this
exciting adventure through the world of
rare animals.
Dates: June 30 - July 3
Ages: 5 - 9 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $365
Through observation and inquiry, students
explore the environment by visiting
nature trails. Our journey begins with an
exploration of the parts of a tree and the
role each part plays in a tree’s life cycle.
After observing patterns in nature,
students create their own design project
that reinforces the lessons learned. For
example, students go on a bird watching
walk and use binoculars to observe birds
closely. They investigate artifacts like
feathers, feet, and skulls to learn how
different birds have adapted to thrive
in their special niches. A hands-on
art project helps reinforce this avian
adventure. Through scientific observation
and physical exploration, students
investigate the nature of seeds, their role
in the cycle of life, and the interesting
ways they adapt, survive, and thrive in
their environment. Students dissect seeds
and then create their own seed mosaic.
They learn about bee life-cycles and the
role bees play in pollination, practice the
art of bee communication, and observe
how honey and beeswax are harvested.
Students then use real beeswax to create
a mixed-media art project. They also
observe how leaves, needles, branches,
and buds grow in distinct and recognizable
arrangements, and how petals and other
flower parts are arranged just so. In
addition, students investigate the world
of plants by learning to recognize and
categorize different patterns found in
nature, and then make a pattern-inspired
craft. Experienced educators provide
nurturing support throughout this class,
engaging kids in discussions and supervising
hands-on activities that form more
meaningful connections to the environment.
Dates: July 7 - 11
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $450
Mind Benders
Durinig this exciting week-long session,
we study how the mind works and how
our brains perceive things by memory or
learned behavior. We learn how we can
fool our brains to see things that are not
there as well as trick our other senses. We
learn how we can fool our taste buds and
noses to smell things differently than what
they actually are. We can even feel things
that aren’t really there just by confusing
our brain. Want to learn how? People
will think you are a magician through
this exciting world of optical illusions
and mind bending science experiments.
Could this be real, or just be a figment of
your imagination? Come see for yourself!
Dates: July 7 - 11
Ages: 5 - 9 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $450
Wildlife Safari
Are you ready to go wild? Grab your gear
we’re going on a Wildlife Safari! Join us
for a journey into the heart of the animal
kingdom as we dissect an owl pellet, build
a crocodile, construct a working electric
ray, and discover the life cycle of a frog.
Encounter some dangerous creatures too.
Could you survive an encounter with one
of these “deadly” beasts? Swim with the
sharks. Design a snake and a heat seeking
croc-thermometer, then we discover if
these creatures are really dangerous… or
just misunderstood “outlaws.” Embark on
an exciting animal adventure and uncover
what makes each group of vertibrates wild!
Dates: June 23 - 27
Ages: 5 - 9 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $450
the rockets are constructed, there will
be a huge blast off, sending them on
a journey to the outer reaches of our
universe. Embark on a flight of fancy
where the sky is the limit, as we master
skyward motion with science and flying
machines of all sorts, shapes, and sizes.
Come join us for a week of blasting fun!
Dates: July 28 - Aug 1
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $450
Long Lost Treasures
From the deepest oceans to the tombs of
Egypt, we will explore long lost sunken
treasures of the sea, ship disappearances,
rare minerals, amazing shells, unique
gemstones, and fossils from our past.
Students will explore some very amazing
archeological finds, from the Rosetta
stone, to ecavating a mummy, to
unlocking other strange natural wonders
such as the moving stones of Death Valley
(mysterious rocks that weigh hundreds of
pounds and move seemingly without any
logical explanation). We will also explore
the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights,
which have amazed people throughout
Rockets, Rockets and
In this exciting session, children build
rockets, from the simplest craft to highly
complex projectiles, immersing themselves
in a soaring science spectacular. We will
build hydro rockets, blasting rockets, air
pressure rockets, chemical rockets, launch
a space shuttle, and more. Every day, after
history. We will also investigate some
rare crop formations found throughout
the world. Come join us on this fun-filled
week and explore the most amazing
scientific phenomenon of all time, some
explained, and some unsolved. You
will surely be amazed as we delve into
this fascinating journey of exploration
and discovery.
Dates: Aug 4 - 8
Ages: 5 - 9 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $450
Survivalist Hiker
This beginner’s course is an outside only
camp designed to teach the basics of
camping, hiking, and survival. Using the
Portledge campus and adjacent Coffin
woods, campers learn how to hike paths,
pitch tents, ration supplies, find resources,
make maps, and apply critical thinking
skills in order to make the best out of
the great outdoors in any situation.
The lessons learned will go far in future
camping trips and participation in such
organizations as the Boy/Girl Scouts.
A backpack with light camping gear
is recommended, but not required.
Dates: July 28 - Aug. 1
Ages: 8 - 12 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $435
Add-On: July 14 - 18
Time: 1 - 3 pm
Rocking Gizmos & Rolling
Learn how sound waves and electricity
become music to your ears as you build
your very own rock’n’roll digital music
system that goes anywhere. Get the ball
rolling while you experiment with gears,
levers, and wacky contraptions.
Dates: July 14 - 18
Ages: 5 - 9 years old
Time: 9 am - 3:30 pm
Course Fee: $450
Astronaut Training...
Moon Mission 2014!
Construct your own electric powered mini
moon buggy, then join forces to build a
life-sized replica of your moon mobile.
Help design intergalactic experiments,
munch on real astronaut food, and build
your very own rocket, complete with a
take-home launching system. Get ready
for an experience that is out of this world.
Dates: July 21 - 25
Ages: 5 - 9 years old
Time: 9 am - 3:30 pm
Course Fee: $450
Junior Engineering
Kitchen Science
Do you love science and cooking? Then
this program could be ideal for you. In this
session, children learn about the science
that goes behind cooking, from growing
yeast to building a radio out of a fruit, to
baking the yummiest science. Children
learn that their kitchen is filled with
wonderful products that can be used to
create some very explosive, sticky, and
delicious fun science! We will build some
unique items with basic things from our
kitchen and make some super delicious
snacks. Imagine, with some basic knowledge in science, we can build a battery
out of a lemon or even a pickle! Wow!
free energy and we can eat it too! Also, by
changing properties of cream we can
concoct our own dip made with simple
kitchen ingredients. Will you become a
chef? or a scientist? Or maybe both! Join
us and learn how much science there
is to cooking. It’s amazing how much fun
science can be. You’ll eat it up!
Dates: July 21 - 25
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $450
Woodworker Paul Ascolese runs this fun
class, where children can use a variety of
materials to make bridges, design cities,
and create country scenes complete with
a train station. Discuss how things work
and why, such as making a windmill turn
Robot Mania
and Mysterious
Techno Detectives
or powering a light. At the conclusion,
children can take home what they make.
Materials used range from popscicle sticks
to wood and Legos.
Dates: June 30 - July 3
Ages: 8 - 12 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $385
Physics Lab
Do you love physics? Enjoy dynamic,
hands-on experiences with lasers, classical
mechanics, and gravity testing throughout
this lab-based experience for physics lovers.
Students conduct experiments to measure
currents, solder circuit boards, learn about
wiring, and much more. This experience is
sure to stretch your young science expert’s
learning and knowledge.
Dates: July 28 - Aug. 1
Ages: 12 years old and up
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $430
Enter the robot lab where you construct a
robot from the ground up and test it in the
ultimate battle, the race-arena. Explore
mystery at the museum, magnificent
magic, and missing jewels...Who done it?
Dates: July 28 - Aug 1
Ages: 5 - 9 years old
Time: 9 am - 3:30 pm
Course Fee: $450
Build Your Own Computer
What really makes a computer work?
Come learn computers inside and out
with Eric Johnson, Head of Technology at
Portledge. Participants will take apart and
reassemble computers, build and upgrade
computers, as well as install video, RAM,
networking and sound cards. They will
also install Windows XP and anti-virus
software, then learn how to remove viruses
and spyware. Get ready to boot up the fun.
Dates: July 14 - 18
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $485
Child’s Name:
registration Form
Date of Birth:________________________ Age:________ Sex:_______ School:_____________________________________________ Grade
Sept. 2014
2nd Child’s Name:
This fun, innovative camp revolves
around the immensely popular game of
Minecraft, as campers learn the ins and
outs of the game while exploring imaginary worlds with their fellow campers.
Those who enjoy Legos will love the
endless possibilities that Minecraft has
to offer. Campers learn about building,
Lego Construction Camp combines the
fun and creativity of Legos with active
learning about architecture and math.
Every week, kids embark on a new project
that tests their building skills with classical
architecture challenges such as the
Wonders of the World, as well as fun
projects like Ninjas vs. Pirates or Star
Wars. Kids can work individually or in
groups to finish their projects, leading up
to an exciting Mega project, where the
entire camp participates as a team to build
the most amazing structures.
Dates: June 30 - July 3
Ages: 6 - 11 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $435
2nd Date of Birth:________________________ Age:________ Sex:_______ School:_________________________________________ Grade
Sept. 2014
Minecraft Camp
LEGO® Construction
Home Address:
This class offers a unique opportunity to
fulfill two passions at once or to learn a
new skill while practicing an old one!
Groups will rotate between fencing
instruction in the Wellington Gym and
chess and computer gaming class. Fencers
will learn the fundamentals and rules of
the sport, then engage in practice bouts
and electric bouts. All equipment will be
provided. The chess/computer gaming
portion will involve chess tournaments
and instruction tailored to each student’s
ability level.
Dates: June 23 - 27, Aug. 4 - 8
Ages: 6 - 13 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $515 per week
Quantum Minecraft allows campers to
explore basic concepts in quantum
mechanics and physics using qCraft, a
specially modified version of Minecraft.
Campers see and interact with quantum
occurrences inside the game. Each day,
campers learn about physics and quantum
mechanics, then receive challenges
that relate to the lessons. A Minecraft
account is recommended, but not required.
Dates: July 21 - 25
Ages: 8 - 12 years old
Time: 9 am - 1pm
Course Fee: $435
City:____________________________________ State:___________Zip:____________Home Phone #
Fencing / Chess
Quantum Minecraft
Email Address
Join senior chess master, Portledge chess
coach, and science teacher Roger LaFlair
for a chess challenge! Participants will
be grouped by skill level and age for
lessons focusing on various aspects of
chess strategy, tactics, and end game play.
There will be tournaments and awards
ceremonies. Students will also engage in
other games that build strategic thinking.
Dates: June 23 - 27, July 28 - Aug 1,
Aug. 4 - 8,
Ages: 6 - 13 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $515 per week
farming, genetics, survival, logic and
so much more while having a great time,
as Lego pieces create virtual buildings
in the real world. A Minecraft account
is recommended, but not required.
Dates: July 14 - 18
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Time: 9 am - 1pm
Course Fee: $435
Mother’s Name:___________________________________________ Summer Day Time Phone #
Chess Challenge and
Strategic Thinking
Father’s Name:____________________________________________ Summer Day Time Phone #
Please list any children your child would like to be grouped with (final placement decisions will be made by Melissa Worth)
July 28 Aug 1
14 - 18
7 - 11
21 - 25
June 30 July 3
23 - 27
Science , Coomputers, and Gaming
July 28 Aug 1
21 - 25
14 - 18
7 - 11
Time Program
Rockets Rockets Rockets
9am - 3pm
Long Lost Treasures
9am - 3pm
Future Scientist I
9am - 3pm
Future Scientist II
9am - 3pm
Junior Engineering
9am - 3pm
Build Your Own Computer
9am - 3pm
Stop Motion LEGO Moviemaker NEW 9am - 3pm
Lego Construction
9am - 1pm
Lego Add-On
1pm - 3pm
Video Game Programming
1pm - 3pm
9am - 1pm
Quantum Minecraft
9am - 1pm
9am - 1pm
Survivalist/Hiker Add-On
1pm - 3pm
Physics Lab
9am - 1pm
9am - 3pm
Athletic Adventures
9am - 3pm
$1800, ($495/wk)
Field Hockey NEW
9am - 3pm
9am - 3pm
9am - 1pm
9am - 11am
$1380 (6wk)
Toddler II - Mon - Fri
11am - 1pm
$1600 (7wk)
Toddler I - Mon, Wed, Fri Only
9am - 11am
$830 (6wk)
Toddler I - Mon, Wed, Fri Only
11am - 1pm
$920 (7wk)
Toddler I- Tue, Thur Only
9am - 11 am
$580 (6wk)
Toddler I- Tue, Thur Only
11am - 1pm
Toddler Stay Day (choose days)
11am - 1pm
Nursery - Mon - Fri
9am - 1pm
Nursery - Mon, Wed, Fri Only
9am - 1pm
Nursery -Tue, Thur Only
9am - 1pm
Pre- Kindergarten
9am - 1pm
Kindergarten + First Grade
9am - 1pm
Messy Hands Art
1pm - 3pm
Drama Add-On
1pm - 3pm
Mini Day Multi Sport
9am - 1pm
Mini Day Multi Sport Add-On
1pm - 3pm
Goldcoast Minis Add-On NEW
1pm - 3pm
Yoga Rocks Add-On
1pm - 3pm
Portledge Lacrosse Academy NEW
9am - 1pm
Tumbling for Tots
9am - 1 pm
Max Lax Lacrosse
9am - 3pm
Gold Coast Mini Day Soccer
9am - 12 pm
Yankees Baseball NEW
9am - 3pm
Woodworking Add-On
1pm - 3pm
9am - 3pm
9am - 3pm
Toddler I - Mon - Fri
Theatre Arts - 2 week program
9am - 3pm
9am - 1pm
Theatre Arts - 5 week program
9am - 3pm
Horseback Riding
9am - 1pm
3:30 - 5pm
9am - 1pm
9am - 1pm
9am - 1pm
Cake, Bake & Decorate
9am - 1pm
9am - 3pm
Adventures in Art
9am - 1pm
10am - 1pm
Adventures in Clay
9am - 1pm
Adventures in Clay Add-On
1pm - 3pm
Creative Writing
9am - 1pm
9am - 1pm
Math Games
9am - 1pm
Sewing I
9am - 1pm
Junior Detective Writers Club
9am - 3pm
Sewing II
9am - 1pm
Junior Language Immersion
9am - 1pm
9am - 1pm
Anatomy & Physiology MS
9am - 3pm
Summer Digital Photography NEW
9am - 1pm
$860 2wks
Art & Design Workshop
3pm - 5pm
$1350 T/Th
9am - 1pm
Online Learning
9am - 1pm
Fashion Illustration Workshop
9am - 3pm
$1000 2wks
9am - 3pm
Giant Puppet Build-Off
9am - 1pm
Physics Lab
9am - 3pm
Neuroscience Learning LAB
9am - 3pm
The Language Immersion Experience 9am - 3pm
Algebra I
9am - 3pm
Summer Academic Institute
The Arts
Early Childhood Programs
23 - 27
Time Science & Comp
2014 Summer Schedule
June 30 July 3
to register call 759-0505
Wild Safari
9am - 3pm
Creatures of the Earth
9am - 3pm
Nature Program
9am - 3pm
9am - 3pm
9am - 3pm
French I
9am -12pm
Rocking Gizmos & Rolling Gadgets
9am - 3pm
Spanish I
9am -12pm
Astronaut Training
9am - 3pm
Drivers Education
Kitchen Science
9am - 3pm
9am - 3pm
Robot Mania & Techno Mysteries
9am - 3pm
STEAM through Sailing
9am - 3pm
Wetland Explorers
9am - 3pm
white = program in session, blue = program not offered
In celebration of the exciting Lego Movie
that just came out in theaters, this camp
teaches kids basic movie-making skills
and stop-motion techniques using Lego
parts and Lego sets as models. At the start
of the week, kids begin to brainstorm
ideas for action-packed scripts for a short
movie, going through the entire process
of making the set out of Legos, filming the
movie, film editing, adding sound, titles,
and special effects. Then, on the final day,
they present their finished movies to an
enthusiastic crowd. Campers will receive
a copy of the completed movie on DVD.
A simple point and shoot camera and USB
cable are recommended, but not required.
Dates: July 7 - 11
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Times: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $485
The Video Game Programming Camp
offers a fun way to learn about video
programming, logic, and computers while
campers design their very own video game.
The young programmers will use a software language called Scratch. Developed
by MIT for teaching kids the very basics
of programming in a fun and easy way,
Scratch is accessible to all ability levels.
In addition, kids learn about a variety of
topics, including animation, variables,
operators, drawing, sound production,
and more by creating their video game.
Finished projects will be available online
for download on the Scratch website.
Add-On Only
Dates: July 21 - 25
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Time: 1 pm - 3 pm
Add-On Course Fee: $180
To register online:
For more information, call: 516-750-3104
email: [email protected]
or fax: 516- 671-2039
Please complete the program schedule on back of this form and return to:
Portledge Summer Adventures
355 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley, New York 11560
Parent’s Signature:_________________________________________________ Date:_____________
Portledge is not responsible for any lost or stolen personal items. Portledge recommends that valuable personal items not be brought on campus.
Permission is granted to use any photos in connection with publicity for Portledge Summer Adventures.
A medical form will be mailed with your confirmation of registration. The completed medical form and a copy of your child’s immunization records must be
on file prior to the start of any program. Permission is granted for this child to engage in all program activities except as noted on this child’s health form.
Permission is granted for the campus nurse or certified staff to perform first aid in case of an emergency.
A $150 non-refundable deposit is required for each child’s registration form. Please make checks payable to Portledge School.
Deposits are non-refundable. No refund will be made for days missed and/or withdrawal from the program.
Billing Address: _____________________________________________________ City & State:__________________________ Zip Code:_____________
Stop Motion Lego Movie
Video Game Programming
Credit Card: __Visa __MC Card #_______________________________________ Expiration date: __/___
sports programs
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sports programs
Our fun sports programs engage and challenge children regardless of whether they are
beginners or seasoned players. Children will learn new skills, play games, and immerse
themselves in a sport they are passionate about or a new sport they want to try.
Athletic Adventures
Spend four weeks with coach Anthony
Cavaluzzo building skills in basic sports,
including basketball, baseball, soccer, and
PE games. Students will make friends,
learn team building skills and practice
sportsmanship while having fun in a light,
non-competitive atmosphere. Fridays will
culminate in a fun competition.
Coach Anthony Cavazullo holds a degree in
Elementary Education and is pursuing a
Master’s Degree in Literacy & Cognition.
This past winter he was the JV Basketball
Coach at Portledge and has coached summer
camp baseball and basketball. We are excited
to have Coach Cavazullo join our team.
Dates: July 7- Aug. 1 (weekly options
are available)
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Times: 9 am - 3pm
Fee: $1,800 or $485/week
the Long Island Jesters women’s open team.
She also stays busy by coaching the Long
Island Express and Medusa lacrosse club girls
programs on Long Island. Kristen recently
received her law degree from Touro College.
The Portledge Lacrosse Academy seeks
to ensure that each player leaves our
camp with a solid understanding of the
fundamentals. Each day is organized to
maximize field time; initially developing a player’s individual skills such as
shooting and defense, working toward a
better understanding of team concepts and
strategies. Daily scrimmages help develop
individual and team play, while providing
opportunities for players to experiment
with new techniques learned throughout
the week. Our experienced staff helps
each player build upon his or her strengths
while addressing weaknesses. Portledge
Portledge Lacrosse
Meet the Coaches:
Larry O’Leary - Varsity Head Lacrosse
Coach at Portledge, Larry previously coached
at Saint Anthony HS and has been a long
time coach with the Long Island Express
Lacrosse youth program for 10+ years. He
played for the University North Carolina and
Cortland State and was a two-time USILA
All-American. Coach O’Leary still plays
Lacrosse for Sailin Shoe Club Team.
Kristen O’Leary - Kristen attended East
Meadow HS where she earned accolades as
an All-County Lacrosse player. She went
on to play midfield for the University of
Massachusetts/Amherst, Division 1 Women’s
Lacrosse Team. Kristen currently plays for
prides itself on offering a fun and positive
experience for all players. All lessons are
designed to foster creativity regardless of
the player’s skill level. We will provide
reversible jerseys, Powerade drinks, and
daily snacks. It is the responsibility of the
player to bring the appropriate lacrosse
gear. Boys: helmet, stick, gloves, pads,
cleats, and mouth guard. Girls: goggles,
stick, cleats, and mouth guard. Please
arrive at least 15 to 20 minutes before the
scheduled start time to gear up and be
ready to go on time.
Dates: June 30 - July 3, July 21 - 25,
July 28 - Aug. 1
Ages: Grades 4 - 9
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $300 per week
Lacrosse - Max Lax
Max Lax Lacrosse owner and camp director
John Galassi is an assistant lacrosse coach
at St. Lawrence University, where he is completing a Master’s degree in counseling and
human development. John was a member of
the 2012 Liberty League coaching staff of the
year after helping lead St. Lawrence to a top
20 national ranking in Division III. John was
also a Division I lacrosse player at Lafayette
College and has youth coaching experience
with the PAL. John brings to Portledge his
strong educational background, many years
of expert lacrosse experience, as well as a
great sense of humor, fun, and fairness.
Max Lax Lacrosse, Inc. provides children
and young adults with highly personalized
professional lacrosse instruction. The
staff at Max Lax Lacrosse emphasizes
skill development, game concepts,
sportsmanship, as well as an overall love
of the game. Using “Power Rep” and
“Maximum Participation Strategies”
your child will learn the game in a
uniquely positive and friendly way. We
are confident that your son or daughter
will leave the program a much better
player and have a great time learning
the fundamentals of lacrosse. Equipment
is available upon request.
Dates: July 7 - 11, July 14 - 18
Ages: 6 - 16 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $380 per week
sports programs
Tennis Instruction with
Robbie Wagner
Robbie Wagner Tennis Instruction is a
summer experience filled with tennis, fun
and fitness. Robbie is dedicated to bringing
out the best in every player from beginner
to top-rated competitor. Tennis training
with Robbie Wagner combines true
athletic training with the development
of a positive mental attitude. Participants
will be grouped according to ability level
and their typical day includes lunch
and Dartfish video analysis. The “10 and
under” program features smaller courts
and lighter, lower-bouncing balls.
Transportation and registration are offered
through Robbie Wagner at 516-759-0505
or by visiting
Dates: June 23 - Aug. 29
Ages: 7 - 12 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $698
Yoga Camp
Yoga Rocks! Teen Camps empower
students and help them express themselves
in fun and creative ways. Teens learn and
practice yoga, engage in fun and creative
games, and experience self-discovery
and personal growth through reflective
activities. Certified Yoga Rocks! Kid’s
instructors actively nurture campers
while developing leadership skills and
greater self-awareness through teamoriented activities. This exciting program
empowers students to discuss what’s going
on in their lives, express things that stress
them out in school, with friendships, and
with family, and receive positive feedback
from their peers and skilled instructors.
Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle,
and wear comfy clothing.
Dates: June 23 - 27, July 14 - 18, July
28 - Aug. 1, Aug. 4 - 8
Ages: 12 - 16 years old
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $435
The Broxmeyer field at Portledge School
offers the premier location for learning
all aspects of baseball. Players will work
on fundamentals in fielding, hitting,
throwing, and base running, as well as
gain a deeper understanding of the many
intracacies of baseball. Each day concludes
with an afternoon game. Indoor facilities
will be provided in case of inclement
weather. Our goal is to improve each
child’s baseball skills and comprehension
of how the game is played.
Meet the Coaches:
Coach Rob Gates - After a successful
college baseball career, Rob Gates started
coaching the Elmont High School Spartans
in 2007, where he has taken the fledgling
team to great success. During his tenure, the
Spartans have racked up three double-digit
winning seasons, sending one pitcher to the
NY State record books for recording a total of
21 strikeouts in a 7 inning no-hitter. Rob also
coaches the elite Next Level Travel Baseball
Team. Back for his second year at Portledge
Summer Adventures, Coach Gates brings
his great organizational skill and a love of the
game to the Summer Adventures team.
Coach Givargidze - Coach G. attended East
Meadow HS where he was a standout player.
He joins us for a second summer at Portledge
Summer Adventures, bringing a legacy of
leadership. After a successful college career
and time in the Frontier League, Coach G.
joined the Jericho High School coaching staff,
where he is head coach of the Junior Varsity
baseball team and is also a head coach with
Next Level. We are pleased to have Coach G.
as part of our team again this summer!
Dates: July 14 - 18, July 21 - 28
Ages: 7 - 12 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $375 per week
New York Yankees
Baseball Summer Camp
The New York Yankees Baseball Summer Camp offers children ages 7-12 the
ultimate Major League Camp Experience.
Whether a child is just learning the game
or is already an experienced travel team
player, he or she will be exposed to age
and ability specific curriculum tailored
to his or her skill level. Join fellow teammates for a week of top-notch baseball
instruction combined with unforgettable
moments during a tour of Yankee Stadium,
including a walk around the stadium and
clubhouse dressed in a Yankees uniform.
Dates: July 7 - 11
Ages: 7 - 12 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $549
During the formative years, it is essential
for young basketball players to develop
a sound foundation built upon expert
instruction in the proper fundamentals of
the game. This one-week camp covers key
aspects of the game, including shooting,
dribbling, offense, defense, rebounding,
and passing. In addition to daily instruction, campers participate in daily games.
No previous experience is necessary.
Dates: June 30 - July 3
Ages: 6 - 13 years old
Time: 9 - 3 pm
Course Fee: $350
sports programs
The golf program is led by Doug Miller, the
Head PGA Golf Professional at the Gold
Coast Golf Center at the TOB golf course
in Oyster Bay. Doug is a certified golf
fitness instructor and brings a love of golf
and creativity to his golf instruction.
This program is designed for youngsters
looking to get introduced to the basic
FUNdamentals of golf. This week-long
golf program also offers a continuing
educational experience for beginner/
intermediates. All programs are co-ed.
Children do not need to have equipment.
We have age appropriate clubs for use
or purchase. However, if the student
has equipment, please bring it and our
professionals will evaluate the equipment
to ensure that it properly fits the student.
The program is designed to introduce and
reinforce each student’s golf skills. Each
day, students will experience a full swing
topic, short game topic, skills challenges,
rules, etiquette, history, team building,
respect, goal-setting and so much more.
Trips to TOB Gold Coast Golf Center will
be part of this dynamic program for young
children as well as teenage golfers.
Dates: June 23 - 27, July 28 - Aug. 1
Ages 5 - 15 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $525 per week
Tumbling For Tots
By enrolling in Tumbling for Tots, young
boys and girls will build their agility and
fitness through various coordination skills
and strength exercises. Campers will spend
part of each day practicing their tumbling
skills, then spend another part of the day
engaged in a fun and creative art project!
Don’t let your your child miss out on all
the fun!
Dates: Aug. 4 - 8
Ages: 3 - 5 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $435 per week
En Garde! Here’s an exciting opportunity
for beginner and intermediate level
fencers. Fundamentals and rules of the
sport will be reviewed each day. Practice
bouts and electric bouts will be a part of
your fencer’s daily routine. All equipment
will be provided by Portledge School.
Dates: June 23 - 27, Aug. 4 - 8
Ages: 7 - 12 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $445 per week
Shooting Stars Sports
Multi-Sport Program
Balance, endurance, flexibility, and
strength will be developed on the uneven
parallel bars and floor exercises.
Dates: July 21 - 25
Ages: 6 - 11 years old
Time: 9 - 1 pm
Course Fee: $435
The Shooting Stars Sports Multi-Sport
Program for children ages 4-7, consists of
various sports, including soccer, lacrosse,
whiffle ball, kickball, basketball, and much
more. This program is great for any child
who would like to learn and play different
sports. Snacks, crafts, playground time,
and water play are incorporated. All
equipment is provided. So join in and let
the kids have a ball!
Dates: June 23 - 27, July 7 -11
Ages: 4 - 7 years
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $380 per week
Add-On Dates: June 23 - 27, July 7 -11
Time:1 pm - 3 pm
Add-On Course Fee: $180 per week
Gold Coast FC Summer
Soccer Camps
Portledge Summer Adventures is excited
to host the Gold Coast FC Soccer Camps
this summer. Your child will enjoy one to
three weeks of fun soccer instruction with
the premier coaches of Gold Coast, who
are trained to gauge each child’s abilities
to determine the teaching plan that best
suits each child. The coaches focus on
developing self-confidence and a positive
attitude within young players, both on and
off the field. This program is geared toward
improving your child’s skills and abilities
with or without the ball, while fostering a
Horseback Riding
The Rising Stars Equestrian Center offers
a well-rounded experience, complete with
riding, grooming, and caring for horses.
This program is ideal for beginning riders
as well as intermediate/advanced riders
who are seeking to build their knowledge
through hands-on experiences with the
horses. Skilled trainers provide personalized
instruction at all levels, with a strong emphasis on safety. Transportation is provided.
Dates: June 23 - 27, June 30 - July 3,
Aug. 4 - 8
Ages: 6 years old and up
Time: 1 - 3 pm
Course Fee: $485 per week
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sports programs
love for the game. Each week, the program
will cover a different facet of the game,
so join us for all three weeks as we learn
and play this summer with Gold Coast
FC Summer Soccer Camps at Portledge
Summer Adventures.
Dates: July 14 - 18, July 21 - 25,
July 28 - Aug. 1
Ages: 4 - 12 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $395 per week
Lower School Programs
Math: Fun with Numbers,
Creative Problem Solving
and Games
This class is for children in grades K-3,
who will practice their math skills and
build new ones during this weeklong
program. Participants have great fun by
engaging their active young minds in
math games and activities designed to
build reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Dates: July 14-18
Ages: 5-9 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $435
Mini Day Soccer Program
Gold Coast’s FC Mini Day Soccer is for
kids ages 4-8. This program introduces
young athletes to the exciting world of
soccer. Each week, the children will be
whisked away on a soccer adventure
while developing the FUNdamental skills
of the game. The coaching staff has a
wonderful way with children, including a
natural ability to entertain the kids while
introducing a specially designed training
program that delivers proven results. In
the process, we are able to really challenge
boys and girls and help them develop their
soccer skills in a fun environment. All
skills and concepts are taught through fun
drills and team games that enable young
athletes to progress rapidly, getting better
and better by passing each mini-challenge
the coach presents them with. Every
player will get lots of touches on the ball
and will be constantly challenged to make
quick movements and sharp changes of
direction while staying well-balanced and
in control of the soccer ball. By the end
of the program, every child will be sure
to have learned valuable skills, develop
greater health and fitness, as well as have
tons of fun interacting with the coaches
and fellow players!
Dates: July 14 - 18, July 22 - 26,
July 29 - Aug. 2
Ages: 4 - 8 years old
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Fee: $195 per week
summer Academic institute
Field Hockey
We are excited to have formed a new
partnership with Lasting Legacy Field
Hockey, a Huntington-based organization
that provides individualized field hockey
skills training and team play strategies for
girls ages 8-19. This dynamic field hockey
program recognizes that each young player
progresses along her own developmental
curve and seeks to support, inspire, and
enhance such development. Your child
will receive individualized instruction in
the technical aspects of the game of field
hockey. Skills building will be complemented by fun-filled games for younger
girls and scrimmages for older girls.
All participants should come prepared
with shin guards, mouth guard, goggles,
and stick.
The director of the Lasting Legacy Field
Hockey program is John DeLiso. John is
currently the Varsity Head Coach at
Commack HS, and holds a USA Field
Hockey Association Level II Developmental
Coaching Certification.
Dates: June 30 - July 3, July 7 - 11
Ages: 9 - 16 years old
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Fee: $395 per week
Creative Writing
Students ages 7-11 are challenged to push
their writing boundaries and strengthen
their composition skills. This course
makes the writing process fun while
teaching the mechanics, techniques, and
tools that young students need to become
proficient writers. The program ends with
a “publishing party” where students have
the opportunity to show off their work.
Dates: July 7 - 11, July 28 - Aug. 1
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $435
Junior Language
Come join a group of language learners
engaging in French, Spanish, or Italian
language. Students play games, cook
native foods, learn about world geography
and culture, and play outdoors in this
dynamic new program.
Dates: July 7 - 11
Ages: 5 - 9 years old
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Course Fee: $435
Junior Detective Writers
Future detectives and reporters are turning
out their greatest works thanks to the
Junior Detective Writers Club. Does your
child love to solve mysteries? During this
one-week camp, your child will discover
how journalists must act like detectives,
collecting facts and writing down ideas to
develop their stories. Detective work and
reporting skills are honed through various
activities, as campers must put on their
thinking caps and listen intently for
clues as they work to solve two fun-filled
mysteries: the Case of the Stolen Statue;
and the Mystery of the Missing Halloween
Candy. The young writers will be deeply
engaged as they become characters in each
mystery and must remember the clues
and sort through all the details in order
to crack both cases and write news stories
about events taking place around the
Portledge campus.
Dates: June 30 - July 3
Ages: Grades 4 - 6
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $390 per week
Middle and Upper School
Online Learning
Are you looking for an opportunity for
your child to take a class that is not offered during the school year or that is not
able to fit into his or her schedule?
Would you like your child to maintain
or enrich certain academic skills learned
during the school year?
Is there a new area of learning your
child would simply like to explore?
If so, we are happy to be partnering with
an online learning company that offers
quality programs for Middle and Upper
School students. Courses are offered on a
for credit and non-credit basis. Students
will be supervised by a Portledge faculty
member who assists with technical
and educational questions that may arise
during the learning experience. The
faculty member also serves as a liaison
between the online learning instructor
and the parents of the enrolled student,
and assists in monitoring the student’s
learning pace and progress.
Various courses will be offered, such as:
• Latin, Spanish, French, Japanese,
and Mandarin, all taught by Middlebury
Language, a division of Middlebury
• Technology: Web Design
• Creative Writing, Journalism, Grammar
and Composition
• Math classes, Credit Recovery classes,
and many more selections.
Please visit our website
for a preliminary application and further
information about course descriptions,
course times, and fees.
Dates: July 7 - Aug. 8
Ages: Middle and Upper School students
Time: TBD
Course Fee: TBD
Algebra 1
This course is equivalent to a full-year of
Algebra I and the workload is intensive.
Portledge students may take this course for
credit, given that they pass the Algebra I
exam at the end of the program. However,
it does not exempt them from having to
take 4 years of mathematics at Portledge.
Students may take this course for
non-credit to strengthen their skills and
prepare for the subject. Students outside
of Portledge may take this course for credit,
provided that their school grants permission. This course will cover the following
topics: polynomial equations, completing
the square, quadratics, linear functions,
systems of equations, exponents, factoring,
rational expressions, and radicals.
Dates: July 7 - Aug. 8
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $3,000
Geometry 1
Prerequisites: Algebra I. This course is
equivalent to a full-year Geometry course
and the workload is intensive. Portledge
students may take this course for credit
given that they pass the Geometry I exam
at the end of the program. However, it
does not exempt them from having to
take 4 years of mathematics at Portledge.
Students may take this course for
non-credit to strengthen their skills and
prepare for the subject. Students outside
of Portledge may also take this course for
credit provided that their school grants
permission. This course covers the
following topics: logic, triangles, circles,
quadrilaterals, inequalities, similarities,
right triangle trig, constructions, surface
area and volume, analytical geometry,
and transformations.
Mr. Christopher Corby will teach this
course. He has been with Portledge School
for three years, teaching students from
7th to 12th grade. Mr. Corby currently
teaches Algebra I, Advanced Geometry,
Pre-Calculus BC, and Calculus BC.
Mr. Corby also teaches mathematics at
Stony Brook University in the EOP/AIM
program. He received his BA in 2009 from
Connecticut College and his MAT in 2011
from Stony Brook University.
Dates: July 7 - Aug. 8
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $3,000
Anatomy and Physiology
During this week-long program, students
will become doctors as they explore
human body systems in partnership with
Winthrop-University Hospital. Students
will learn about medical diagnosis and will
explore cutting edge technologies
involved in medical diagnosis. Students
will also interact with medical professionals
at Winthrop-University Hospital to
experience medical imaging technology
firsthand, including X-ray, ultrasound,
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Medical pathology will also be covered,
including human tissue analysis and
surgical interventions. While at Portledge
School, students will simulate various
patient conditions as they diagnose and
even perform surgery through dissection.
The students will visit the Simulation
Center at Winthrop-University Hospital,
where they will take part in simulationbased training activities, including a
simulated labor and delivery process, laparoscopic surgery utilizing a virtual
reality surgical trainer, as well as practice
medical management on SimMan. By
involving all of the science, technology,
engineering and math (STEM) learning
principles, this program will allow your
child to take on the role of a doctor while
learning all about the complexities of
human anatomy.
Dates: July 14 - 18
Grades: Current Grades 7 - 9
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $900
summer academic institute
Exploring Neuroscience
from Research and
Clinical Perspectives
This intensive two-week program is
designed for students looking to explore
the field of neuroscience from research
and clinical perspectives. Students will
learn about the basics of neuroscience
and explore the current research that is
expanding our understanding of the brain.
Students will design experiments, perform
dissections, learn how to use scientific
journals, and explore technologies
required for neuroscience research.
Working with Winthrop-University
Hospital, students will experience
neurological pathology with human brain
tissue, learn about the latest medical
equipment, including the cutting-edge
cyberknife technology, and meet research
scientists who specialize in neuroscience.
The second week continues to build an
understanding of the brain, including
disorders of the brain, with an emphasis
on stroke. Students will conduct
dissections of the brain, meet with disease
experts, and shadow neurologists at
Winthrop-University Hospital, including
visits to the NICU, to meet patients with
neurological ailments. Students will also
visit the Winthrop-University Simulation
Center and perform laparoscopic surgery
utilizing a virtual reality surgical trainer,
as well as perform medical management
procedures on SimMan. Students will also
meet professionals in the areas of patient
support and rehabilitation to further
explore the field of neuroscience. This
program builds in-depth knowledge of
neuroscience to help students evaluate
possible career interest in science,
research, medicine, and health professions.
Dates: July 28 - Aug. 8
Ages: Current Grades 9 - 12
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $1,800
Art and Design Workshop
In this project-oriented workshop,
students will create and build a threedimensional design. Students have the
opportunity to express their individual
imaginations through the design process,
thereby promoting independent thinking,
project management, teamwork, and
communication skills. The class is divided
into two groups. For 4 hours per week, for
6 weeks, each team will learn to develop
a concept, create drawings, supervise the
construction details with artisans, and
collaborate with artists on the decorative
finishes of the design. After 6 weeks, the
completed designs will be presented at an
Unveiling Ceremony, where each group
will have the opportunity to discuss the
thinking behind their design before an
audience of friends, families, instructors,
and other distinguished guests. Following
the event, the designs will be exhibited at
various locations within the community.
Dates: June 24 - Aug. 7
Ages: Grades 9 - 11
Time: Tues. and Thurs. 3 pm - 5 pm
Course Fee: $1,350
Portledge is proud to partner with NYIT
to introduce a two-week course in
nanotechnology for grades 9-12. Students
will explore basic science and engineering
concepts in nanotechnology and discover
how they can be integrated into their
science, math, or technology classes.
Students will spend part of their time at
NYIT investigating various topics using
the college’s clean room, physics labs,
and laboratory equipment while being
introduced to electronics and solid state
physics. They will work on projects such
as carbon nanostructures, nanoscale thin
films, nanofilters, and nano devices.
This is an opportunity for select students
to engage in an environment of higher
academia while exploring an exciting
new arena in science.
Dates: Aug. 4 - 15
Ages: 13 - 17 years old
Times: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $1,800
Physics Lab
Do you love physics? Lasers, classical
mechanics, and gravity testing will all
be part of this hands-on lab for physics
aficionados. Students will experiment
and learn to measure currents, solder,
learn about wiring, and much more.
This one-week class is sure to stretch
the knowledge of young science experts.
Dates: July 28 - Aug. 1
Ages: 12 years old and up
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $485
The Language Immersion
This unique program enables students
to spend mornings engaged in language
instruction with a native speaker. The
afternoons will be spent in a merged
program with visiting students from
China. Dominant language days will
alternate as both groups gain a full
immersion experience, interacting with
native speaking peers in fun local
activities. The afternoons will be spent
collaborating with The Waterfront Center
in Oyster Bay in a Marine Science
program and on cultural trips in the area.
Dates: July 7 - 18
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Course Fee: $1,600
Intensive Beginning
French Intensive
Beginning Spanish
These beginning level courses allow
students to acquire the fundamentals
of the foreign language through daily
practice of the four skills (reading, writing,
listening and speaking) in true-to-life
situations. Students also gain familiarity
with the diverse cultures of the Hispanic
or Francophone world. Students will use
the foreign language in class, and at home,
in a variety of ways: by participating in
informal dialogues, conversations, and
class discussions; by performing formal
skits or oral reports in front of the class;
and by reading level-appropriate authentic
texts, writing essays and informal correspondence (emails, postcards, etc.);
as well as through personal journal entries.
Successfully completing the course
prepares a student to enter a Level 2
course in French or Spanish at Portledge
School. The course is recommended for
beginners as well as for those who have
had some exposure to these languages
and wish to develop greater proficiency.
The course instructors are experienced
Portledge faculty members who have
native or near-native proficiency in the
language they teach as well as many years
of teaching experience.
Dates: July 7 - Aug. 1
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Course Fee: $2,000
Marine Life Discovery
In conjunction with the Waterfront
Center in Oyster Bay, Portledge is pleased
to offer a Marine Life Discovery program
for various ages throughout the summer.
Wetland Explorers
Drivers Education
This course consists of in-class lectures
and driving time. Full commitment to
both lecture class time and driving time
is mandatory. Students who successfully
complete the course will obtain a MV285,
which enables them to be eligible for a
driver’s license at age seventeen. There is
some scheduling flexibility and make-up
days are built into the schedule. Each
student must register for both in-class
lectures and in-car driving lessons. Please
view our webpage at
for registration materials and complete
information regarding class schedules and
make-up day options.
Course Fee: $725
This two-week program is being offered to
students who are curious about the ocean,
estuaries, and the marine environment,
and is designed to emphasize environmental
discovery and exploration throughout
Oyster Bay Harbor. The Wetland
Explorers program raises awareness and
stimulates interest in the sciences through
a variety of engaging experiments and
hands-on activities. Students learn about
fish populations and diversity through
using seine and dip nets. Students conduct
water quality tests and learn about
challenges and issues in keeping our waters
healthy, observe beach erosion, and learn
about complex marine food webs.
Dates: July 28 - Aug. 8
Ages: 9 - 11 years old
Times: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $1,100
In this program, students will gain a better
understanding of marine environments
by exploring the natural estuaries and
waterways of Oyster Bay Harbor. Voyagers
will explore the estuaries on kayaks, SUPs,
and adventure sails. Sailing in keelboats
will provide valuable experience to
improve seamanship and basic navigation
skills in preparation for an overnight
expedition to a neighboring harbor.
During this overnight adventure, voyagers
will conduct scientific experiments,
evaluate local marine life, as well as build
their teamwork and sailing skills.
Dates: July 14 - 25
Ages: 13 - 17 years old
Times: 9 am - 3pm
Course Fee: $1,350
STEAM through Sailing
The unique combination of classroom and
on-the-water “lab time” creates dynamic
learning experiences impossible to
replicate in a traditional classroom setting.
Hands-on activities enable students to
use what they learn in real world applications. Instead of placing the emphasis on
memorization and standardized testing,
STEAM focuses on mastery of a skill or
task, creative thinking, exploration, and
collaborative problem-solving. Potential
topics could range from wind awareness
and measurement to simple machines
and robotics. The STEAM program
provides dynamic and memorable learning
experiences that inspire inquisitive minds
to relate scientific theories and formulas
to the real world.
Dates: June 30 - July 11
Ages: 11 - 13 years old
Times: 9 am - 3 pm
Course Fee: $1,100
important Information
Registration & Payment
A $150 non-refundable deposit is required
with each child’s registration form. [Please
make checks payable to Portledge School.]
The complete balance is due by June 1,
2014 but may conveniently be added with
applications as well. There is a $25 fee for
any checks returned to us by the bank.
• Third Child Discount - 10%
• Enroll in any 6 weeks of programs and
receive a 10% discount.
A $25 administrative fee will be added for
any program changes made after June 1st.
Online registration is available at
There are no refunds after June 23, 2014.
Credit Cards
MasterCard and Visa are accepted by
Portledge Summer Adventures.
Weekly rates are listed for each program in
the description. We are not respoonsible
for typographical errors, and course fees
are subject to change without notice.
Due to the increased administrative cost,
the seasonal nature of summer programs,
commitment to staff, as well as limited
spaces, no refunds shall be provided for
withdrawals or days missed. No exceptions
will be made. For all billing information
call Carol at 516-750-3231.
Our Staff
The staff at Portledge Summer Adventures
is made up of warm, caring professionals
who take an interest in your child’s success and fun each day. The Directors and
Head Teachers are certified teachers and
coaches. Assistants are carefully supervised
students and athletes who are interested
in working with your child.
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Lunch Program
Lunch is provided for all children enrolled
in early childhood programs and full days.
Lunches consist of individually prepared
sandwiches, bagels, yogurt, snack, fruit,
juice or water. A bag lunch must be sent
with all children enrolled in half day programs. Snacks are also provided throughout the day. Please note, we are a peanut
free environment.
Medical Staff
Portledge Summer Adventures has a
Registered Nurse on campus five days a
week, throughout the summer. In addition
many of our teachers and coaches are
certified in CPR and first aid.
Medical Information
A completed medical form as well as a
copy of your child’s immunization records
must be on file prior to the start of any
program. Permission is granted by signature on the registration form for your child
to engage in all program activities except
as noted on your child’s health form.
A medical form will be mailed with your
registration confirmation.
Personal Belongings
Portledge Summer Adventures and its
faculty are not responsible for any lost
of stolen personal items. Portledge recommends that any valuable personal items
not be brought on campus.
Add-On Options
What is an Add-On Option?
An Add-On program meets from 1pm to 3pm each day for one week. This option
enables you to “add on” to a program that meets from 9am to 1pm, thus extending your
child’s day and/or giving your son or daughter the opportunity to experience two
Summer Adventures in one week. Each Add-On is $180/week. Lunch will be provided.
Week One June 23 - 27
Week Five July 21 - 25
Mini Drama
Horseback Riding
Multi Sport
Messy Hands
Videogame Programmer
Gold Coast Minis
Week Two June 30 - July 3
Mini Drama
Horseback Riding
Junior Engineering
Week Three July 7 - 11
Week Six July 28 - Aug. 1
Messy Hands
Week Seven Aug. 4 - 8
Horseback Riding
Mini Drama
Messy Hands
Multi Sport
Week Four July 14 - 18
Mini Drama
Messy Hands
Gold Coast Minis
Important Phone Numbers
Melissa Worth’s cell:
Nurse & Emergencies:
Office Hours
Portledge Summer Adventures office is
open year-round – Monday through Friday
9 am - 4 pm.
Drivers Ed, Roy Shepherd:
Melissa Worth, MEd., MSW
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Open House Dates:
April 26
May 17
355 Duck Pond Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560
Pre-nursery through Grade 12