GENERAL INFORMATION 

 

WHO WE ARE:


SMLI has provided more than HALF A MILLION children with supplemental science programs since its inception more than 50 years ago.  SMLI's Summer Camp runs for 8 weeks From July 6th - August 27th.  There are multiple signup options including weekly, first/last 4 weeks, and full summer registration.  We provide stimulating and engaging learning experiences in STEM education along with old fashioned summer camp fun.  Don't miss out on the SMLI Summer Camp experience.

 

WHERE WE ARE:


Located on the Leeds Pond Preserve in Plandome Manor, SMLI’s address is 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030.

WHAT’S THE DEAL?

CAMP DATES:    July 6th - August 27th

Week One runs from Monday through Thursday except Friday July 3rd.

Weeks 2-8 run from Monday through Friday.

Each week focuses on a specific scientific topic.

MINIMUM AGE:  4 years old

CAMP TIMES: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (DROP-OFF TIME: 9:30-10:00 a.m.)

EXTENDED HOURS (optional):

                Morning: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

                Afternoon: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

COSTS:

All prices are listed per camper per week

  • $500/week, non-members (Note:  Week 1 is $410 due to July 4th holiday)

  • $475/week, members--a family membership is $100/year and entitles each family to discounts on all programs, invitations to free member events, and more!                             click here to become a member

  • $20 discount per week for early-bird registrations (up to and including March 10th)

  • $15 discount per week if registering for all eight weeks of camp (CLOSED)

  • $10 discount per week if registering for first four weeks or last 4 weeks of camp (first four weeks option CLOSED; weeks 1-3 still available)

  • $10 sibling discount each additional child per week

  • Discounts automatically applied when registering

  • Extended hours: Mornings only: $10 per child per day; afternoons only: $10 per child per day; both mornings and afternoons: $15 per child per day

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:

  • Questionnaires and temperature checks will be performed at drop-off daily

  • Masks will be required by all campers and staff on the premises, as well as parents/guardians at drop-off

  • Campers will be appropriately distanced at all times

  • Shared materials will be limited whenever possible

  • All facilities will be cleaned daily

WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY LIKE?

Campers are grouped based on the last grade they have completed as of June 2021 and will be grouped with a Science Teacher that leads the days' activities along with counselors and assistant counselors to help out.  Each grade level is assigned to a set classroom each week (and all summer) where they can store items for the week which may include bug spray, sunscreen, towels, change of clothes, etc.  While no 2 days are alike at SMLI summer camp, each day campers will experience multiple hands on science activities that tie into the theme of the week.  Activities take place in the mornings and afternoons with a lunch and recess period in between.  These science activities provide an experience that is stimulating, engaging, and fun.  They take place in many areas of our facility both indoors and out.  All 36 acres of our preserve is our classroom and we will explore it all!

ARRIVING AT CAMP

Summer camp at SMLI is a drop off program.  Bussing or shuttle service not provided.  Please use the bus entrance when entering the Science Museum property.  The gate to the bus entrance will be open during pick up and drop off procedures during the following times:  9:20 am - 10:00 am and 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm.  During these time periods, the visitors entrance on Rock hollow Rd will be blocked off.  When turning into the entrance from Plandome Rd, please bear to the left (A staff member will be there to direct you) and travel up the driveway.  When you arrive at the building, a staff member will be there to direct your child to their class. 

 

MEALS:

Children come with a packed lunch. Wednesday is pizza day (purchase optional) and is $6 per child. Friday is barbecue day (purchase optional) and is $6 per child. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase during the lunch recess. 

 

FUN FRIDAYS:

At the end of every camp week, campers enjoy a special event, treat, or activity related to the theme of the week. Campers look forward to Fun Fridays, especially during Week 8, when Friday brings not only the close of a camp week but also the close of a camp season, and is celebrated with a camp-wide carnival!

 

CAMP GIFT SHOP:

Every Friday, campers enjoy a brief visit to the SMLI Gift Shop, where science-themed items (priced from $0.25 to $20) are available for purchase.

 

CAMP T-SHIRTS:

Every camper is issued a t-shirt, which, for security reasons, they are strongly encouraged to wear every day. Extra t-shirts are available for purchase.

 

QUESTIONS?

We are always happy to answer your questions, either by e-mail (info@smli.org) or by phone: 516-627-9400.

 

READY TO PROVIDE YOUR CHILD WITH A CAMPING EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME? 

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