Five Long Island-based summer camps known for sparking amusement in the lives of children and teenagers through outdoor, athletic, and educational pursuits are participating in a webinar this week discussing important procedures amid social-distancing mandates due to coronavirus.
Hofstra University Continuing Education, a versatile institution offering a variety of educational programs for children, teens, adults, and retirees, will discuss digital options for at home fun and learning for kids grades K-12. The two presenters will be Camp Director Terence Ryan and Associate Director Jessica Dease.
Ryan, a former teacher, assistant principal, coach, and current member of St. John’s University and Farmingdale State University adjunct faculty, has been a member of the summer camp since 1999. Dease serves in multiple academic departments at the university, serving as the Associate Director for Youth Programs for the Precollegiate Career Discovery Institute for Teens and Saturday Classes for Young People.
Crestwood Country Day Camp, a long-lasting establishment with top-quality education and recreational programs, will provide an understanding of in-person day camp openings, safety protocols and what can be expected of a COVID summer at camp. They will be represented by Mark Transport, a long-time owner and director with more than 25 years of experience across Crestwood, Camp Taconic, and Camp Wahnee.
Fusion Academy, a private school offering personalized one-on-one education, will discuss online summer, small-group sessions with classes designed to give children a jump on September and beyond. The speaker will be Head of School Tiffany Belferder who opened the Brooklyn school back in 2013 before shifting to the Long Island institution a year later.
The Camp Connection, a free advisory service dedicated to helping families find the best summer programs possible for their children, will provide information on sleep away and day camps for 2020 and how to plan ahead for summer 2021. Laurel Barrie, an owner and professional camp matchmaker with over 30 years of experience, is the presenter.
SummerTech, a “have fun and learn something” tech camp for kids 10-17 with a passion for computer science, will offer online coding classes for summer fun and will discuss digital offerings for this summer. They will be represented by Steven Fink, the Founder and CEO dating back to 2001.
The “CAMPINAR” will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday June 24. The event is presented by Schneps Media, the parent company of the Long Island Press.