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GENERAL CAMP INFO

WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY LIKE?

Activities take place in the mornings and afternoons with a lunch and recess period in between.  All programming is specially curated for each group to be as engaging, stimulating, and enjoyable as possible. Each group has its own classroom, complete with storage for their belongings and their own bathroom, but activities are not confined to the indoors! We fully utilize the outdoors, as well: all 36-acres of our preserve and local Manhasset Bay are also our classrooms! 

FUN FRIDAYS:

Our way of ending each week in a fun and exciting way. In lieu of the Friday afternoon activities, we'll have special guests, events, and activities! We'll also have themed "dress-up" days, a visit from the ice cream man, and stop by our gift shop. 

 

SAMPLE SCHEDULE:

*8:30am: Drop-off for AM extended hours*

9:30am – 10:00am: Drop-off

10:00am – 11:45: Themed science activities

11:45am – 1:00pm: Outdoor lunch and recess

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Themed science activities

2:45pm – 3:00pm: Pick-up

*4:00pm: Pick-up for PM extended hours*

ARRIVING AT CAMP:

Summer camp at SMLI is a drop-off program; transportation is 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:  9:30 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 group.

CAMP GROUPS:

SMLI Summer Camp offers 5 groups, each with their own unique age-appropriate activities related to the week’s theme. Groups are determined by the grade your child has completed this school year, NOT the grade they will be entering in the fall.

**Please choose your child’s group carefully when registering; we may not be able to correct mistakes if the appropriate group is full**

 

Pre-K: Campers must be at least 4 years old and able to use the bathroom independently.

*Please note: If K or 1st group is full for the week you are interested in, feel free to register your child for the other; curriculums are very similar*

2nd & 3rd: Campers who have completed 2nd OR 3rd grade in June 2022

4th – 7th: Campers who have completed 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th grade in June 2022

CITs (Counselors-in-training): Campers who have completed 8th, 9th, or 10th grade in June 2022. For more information and to apply, click here.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:
  • Online questionnaires required at the start of each camp week
  • Programs will be held outdoors whenever possible
  • Campers will be appropriately distanced at all times

  • Shared materials will be limited whenever possible

  • All facilities will be cleaned daily

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:

Cancellations made up to and including May 1st, 2022, will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee per each week cancelled. No refunds will be issued after May 1st, 2022. Membership fees are non-refundable.

Registration week transfers (pending availability) are subject to a $25 administrative fee per week changed prior to June 1st, 2022, and a $50 administrative fee per week if changed after June 1st, 2022.

QUESTIONS?

We are always happy to answer your questions!

For more information or assistance registering please contact Huse Kivrak by email or phone at hkivrak@smli.org or call (516) 564-2274