Camps 2020

2020 HACEF Summer Camp Complete Roster

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Week 1 – June 29 to July 2

Chocolate Mania – CLOSED
Instructor: Sharon Chillemi
Grades: 3-6

Get your taste buds ready for some sweet and salty sensations as you learn the amazing things you can create with chocolate! This chocolate-making workshop allows you to create and explore this confection as never before. Learn how to dip, mold, and decorate delicious chocolate creations. Design your own candy box to take home, make extraordinary lollipops, experiment with clever molds, wrap your creations beautifully, and much more! By the end of the week you will become a master chocolatier, ready to throw your own Chocolate Fondue Party!

June 29 – July 2
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: OMS
$170 Early Bird / $190 After April 1

Kindness Club
Instructor: Kristen Santiago
Grades: K-2

HACEF is proud to welcome this brand new and very important camp! You just never know how big of an impact a small gesture of kindness can have on someone else. Scientific studies have shown that kindness has a great number of physical and emotional benefits, and that children require a healthy dose of the warm and fuzzies in order to flourish as healthy, happy, well-rounded individuals. Let’s discover the happiness we can feel when we are kind toward others. Geared toward our youngest students, this sweet and joyful club will encourage beautiful acts of kindness—through compassion, empathy, listening, and sharing! Taught by the amazing Mrs. Santiago of WDPS, each day will have a fun kindness challenge that students will work to complete.

June 29 – July 2
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$155 Early Bird / $170 After April 1

Painting Al Fresco
Instructor: Jeanie Ritter
Grades: 6-8

Having trouble choosing between an indoor summer activity and an outdoor one? Now you don’t have to! Make art while enjoying the beautiful summer outdoors with Painting Al Fresco camp! This camp includes four fun days of exploring various sketching and painting techniques. Students will have sketchbook exercises and learn tips and styles for painting gorgeous landscapes, gardens, perhaps even the beach! Follow our professional art instructor to a new creative place each day (both on campus and off) to learn and make friends who like art as much as you do. The week will end with an art exhibit for family and friends.

June 29 – July 2
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$210 / $220 After April 1

Photography – CLOSED
Instructor: Richard Ritter
Grades: 5-8

See the world through your lens! Capture great images and refine them through digital imaging. This fun experience will teach students how to really use their digital cameras and then how to edit those images in Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn the different modes and settings on their cameras, learn about photographic composition, lighting, and editing in Photoshop. Campers are encouraged to use their own camera if they have one, but cameras can be provided as well. An art exhibit for family and friends will be held on the last day of camp!

June 29 – July 2
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$210 Early Bird / $220 After April 1

Pop, Sizzle, Boom: Crazy Science Adventures – CLOSED
Instructor: Annie Gentile
Grades: 2-4

Enjoy loads of hands-on play and exploration in this weird and wacky camp! Clever and exciting STEAM-oriented activities will have children thinking of all the possibilities while they experiment—then be blown away with final (and sometimes explosive) results! We expect lots of “Ohhhs” and “Ahhhs.” Possible concoctions include: edible rock candy, homemade bath bombs, slime, sidewalk chalk, and bouncy balls—and possibly a few interesting “explosions” along the way!

June 29 – July 2
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Robotics – CLOSED
Instructor: James Temps
Grades: 5-7

Robotics is a cutting-edge learning opportunity for our Harborfields children, presenting students with the chance to learn and enjoy programming, mechanical design, and electrical construction. Being proficient in robotic challenges offers much in the way of technological skill development, planning, executive organization, and teamwork as well as offering unique chances for creative expression. These life-changing skills will help give students a leg up in technology—all while having a great time!

June 29 – July 2
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: OMS
$155 Early Bird / $170 After April 1

 

The Wonder of Woodcrafting
Instructor: Drew Lockwood
Grades: 3-5

Working with wood is a time-honored hobby. This camp offers the chance for unique and creative expression, while students learn this valuable, life-enriching skill. Make exciting projects while experimenting with different woodworking tools in a safe environment. Wonderful, handcrafted projects include a bird feeder, sundial, vase and much more!

June 29 – July 2
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: OMS
$185 Early Bird / $190 After April 1

Young Archaeologists – CLOSED
Instructor: Christina Godfrey
Grades: 1-3

What was life like back in the 1800s, 1700s, and even thousands of years before? Long Island has a rich history… let’s discover it together! In this remarkable and enriching camp, children will use problem-solving skills, make unique crafts and play games in their quest to become amateur archaeologists and anthropologists. Come and see how Native American children lived here on Long Island hundreds of years ago! What did they eat? How did they live? Campers will make their own map of Long Island and see where the potato farms and even the local pickle growers planted their produce. How have the glaciers and erosion changed the landscape of Long Island over the years? Children will also experience a “dig” in which they search for ancient clues left behind… then make a plaster cast of an ancient fossil!

June 29 – July 2
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$155 Early Bird / $170 After April 1

Week 2 – July 6 to July 9

Creative Coding & Computing – CLOSED
Instructor: Drew Lockwood
Grades: 5-7

An invaluable camp for those highly interested in computers and computer programming! Learn the science behind these technological game-changers and find out how you can create computer games, programming languages, website design and coding, animation, and much more. Emphasis will be placed on the mechanics and engineering aspect of computers, so that students can discover what makes them function, from the inside out. There will be group activities to reinforce valuable computer science concepts.

July 6 – July 9
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: OMS
$160 Early Bird  / $175 After April 1

Easy as Pie – CLOSED
Instructor: Christine Brooks
Grades: 3-5

Get out your rolling pins because we’re going to start baking! Each day we will focus on a different type of pie: making pie crust for mini apple pies, graham cracker crust filled with cream pies, adorable cupcakes decorated like little mini lattice topped fruit pies, and even a day devoted to pizza pie (both savory and sweet). While our treats bake in the oven, we will have time to do a few crafts such as painting aprons and making our very own cookbooks. And if that’s not enough… then get ready to play some games like the fast-paced Pizza Party and the messy (but delicious) Pie Face!

July 6 – July 9
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: OMS
$175 Early Bird / $195 After April 1

Engineering
Instructor: Richard Ritter
Grades: 5-8

In this fun and exploratory foundation class, students will gain valuable insight into the fascinating world of how things work. From formulating ideas to concept drawing to planning formal design concepts to creating finished products, campers will work in teams to create and problem-solve. Assignments will include homemade fidget spinners, kites, and a puzzle cube using everyday materials such as Popsicle sticks, paper clips, straws, and even balloons. A fascinating camp that truly offers much in the way of both practical and life skills!

July 6 – July 9
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$210 Early Bird / $225 After April 1

Exploring 2D & 3D Art Session 1
Instructor: Elizabeth Devaney
Grades: 3-5

Both fun and inspiring, 2D & 3D art opens up a world of exciting possibilities! Children will explore a variety of visual arts mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and more. Age appropriate projects are geared to expand students’ artistic horizons by improving knowledge and skills. The session culminates with an art exhibition featuring artworks created during camp for family and friends to enjoy. *Please note that this is a four hour camp. It is offered for 2 sessions in July and is repeatable; there will be different projects each week.

July 6 – July 9
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: HHS
$210 Early Bird / $225 After April 1

Kindergarten Here I Come
Instructor: Diane Young
Grades: K

The enthusiastic and creative Diane Young is back and ready to introduce your little ones to Washington Drive Elementary School! This camp was such a hit last summer, we knew we had to offer it again. This is a unique and soothing opportunity for your child to meet other Harborfields children entering kindergarteners in a relaxed, gentle, and fun setting. There will be loads of hands-on projects, friendship-building activities, joyful music, and playful games to help the children enjoy themselves, their environment, and each other! *Please note that this Kindergarten camp is offered three times this summer and is repeatable; there will be different projects each session.

July 6 – July 9
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: WDPS
$180 Early Bird / $195 After April 1

Storybooks Come Alive
Instructor: Isabella Avanzi
Grades: K-2

Small campers will be whisked into the magical world of favorite storybooks, as they experience these books using all their senses! Maybe one day you will give a pig a pancake and the next day help Pete sing a song when he loses a groovy button! What would happen if we DO let the pigeon drive the bus? Joyful and sensory art projects including drawing, painting, and clay will help bring these whimsical characters, even creatures such as dragons and unicorns, to life. Children will be encouraged to bring in their favorite books to share with the class and see what fun can be “drawn” out of the story to make it even more wonderful.

July 6 – July 9
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Summer Luau – CLOSED
Instructor: Sandra Reitz
Grades: 1-4

Aloha Campers! Get ready for some fun, sun, and all things tropical. Campers will design their own tiki Masks, seashell and shark tooth necklaces, and make their own leis and grass skirts. We’ll play island games (pass the pineapple, hula hoop races, and limbo rock) and have fun learning how to translate everyone’s name into the Hawaiian language. We will create yummy Luau desserts, decorate flip flop and surfboard cookies, make rice crispy Hawaiian shirts, and blend up tropical smoothies with pineapple, strawberries, and mangos. We’ll be hanging ten and having a total blast!

July 6 – July 8
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: WDPS
$125 Early Bird / $135 After April 1

The Joy of Painting – CLOSED
Instructor: Jeanie Ritter
Grades: 6-8

Going from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece—each day of camp! In this joyful and engaging camp, children will learn techniques for completing a beautiful painting from start to finish in one day. Ms. Ritter’s wonderful painting instruction fosters creative discovery and skill building, and helps boost students’ confidence as they explore their inner artist and bring out the amazing ideas within!

July 6 – July 9
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$210 Early Bird / $225 After April 1

Young Illustrators
Instructor: Stephanie Buscemi
Grades: 3-5

Make an engaging plot even more exciting through the use of vivid illustration! In this camp, children will become immersed into the world of illustration and storybook creation through the use of various artistic mediums. Campers will explore children book artists from popular stories as well as develop their own drawing and design skills in order to convey their ideas through images. Students will learn how to incorporate typography and illustrations to design and complete a storybook of their own creation by the end of camp.

July 6 – July 9
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Week 3 – July 13 to July 16

Amazing STEM Challenges – CLOSED
Instructor: Sandra Reitz
Grades: 1-4

Craft sticks, cubes, yarn, and… gumdrops? Discover the amazing things you can build or devise when you have everyday items… and an interesting challenge: like building a suspension bridge for a Hot Wheels race! Discover how you can be a leader in enjoyable STEM challenges such as this; learn how to incorporate creativity and ingenuity with a basic understanding of engineering and science to come up with something extraordinary! These unique and fun challenges will help boost your child’s confidence and leadership skills.

July 13 – July 15
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: WDPS
$125 Early Bird / $135 After April 1

Baked With Love
Instructor: Sharon Chillemi
Grades: 4-6

Home bakers often bake their creations thinking about the important people in their lives that they love—and that’s what makes their food so delicious! Spend the morning making delightful desserts for the special people in your life. Each day, campers will create a scrumptious dessert: Sugar cut-out cookies, sweet and juicy strawberry shortcake, and luscious mini pies. This camp will include homemade recipes from scratch and beautiful crafts for gift-giving ideas. There is nothing sweeter than baking for someone you love!

July 13 – July 16
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: OMS
$175 Early Bird / $195 After April 1

Exploring 2D & 3D Art Session 2
Instructor: Elizabeth Devaney
Grades: 3-5

Both fun and inspiring, 2D & 3D art opens up a world of exciting possibilities! Children will explore a variety of visual arts mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and more. Age appropriate projects are geared to expand students’ artistic horizons by improving knowledge and skills. The session culminates with an art exhibition featuring artworks created during camp for family and friends to enjoy. *Please note that this is a four hour camp. It is offered for 2 sessions in July and is repeatable; there will be different projects each week.

July 13 – July 16
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: HHS
$210 Early Bird / $225 After April 1

Fashion Design
Instructor: Rosemarie Elder
Grades: 5-9

Do you enjoy flipping through the pages of magazines and keeping up with the latest trends? Do you love the artistry of stunning attire? Enter the exciting world of fashion and learn how to create your own contemporary fashion designs! Students will learn to apply clothing to the fashion figure (croquie) and how to render fabrics, textures, styles of details on clothing and become skillful in various techniques using color pencils and markers. You’ll be ready for the red carpet when you design an elegant gown for the Academy Awards and a stunning cocktail dress for the MTV Awards. Those with interest can even research designs to create a one-of-a-kind wedding gown.

July 13 – July 16
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$165 Early Bird / $180 After April 1

Introduction to Video Production – CLOSED
Instructor: Steve Ellick
Grades: 4-8

Constantly searching for the best video apps? Gain useful skills to create impactful small digital video productions! Campers will learn basic aspects of video camera, storing digital video, and shooting video. They will learn video editing techniques through the use of video editing software. They will also have the opportunity to produce several different productions including: autobiographies, commercials, interviews, newscasts, family productions and more. All productions will be saved for take-home use.

July 13 – July 16
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: OMS
$155 Early Bird / $170 After April 1

Making Summer Memories
Instructor: Augie Rettino
Grades: 4-6

Turn off the phones and tune into Summer! This camp is a return to beloved and traditional games and activities to delight a child’s imagination. Campers will participate in sand art and tie-dying, decorate bottles to catch fireflies, and whip up bubble paint to make wild designs. Create a sign for a lemonade stand… and then sell it together as a group to raise money for charity. Kids will learn strategy and communication skills while playing favorite board games such as Scrabble, Battleship, and Monopoly. The children will play old-fashioned outdoor games like kick ball, hopscotch, Red Light Green Light and also engage in a scavenger hunt…with an awesome prize at the end!

July 13 – July 16
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Paper Mâché Masters
Instructor: Karen Ritter
Grades: 3-5

In this day and age of encouraging sustainability, the art of Paper Mâché is not only eco-friendly, but also extremely versatile! In this camp, children will learn a two-part process of making paper mâché sculptures. In the first session, campers will create the forms for their projects which will act as the support for the paper mache. As the projects dry, their imaginations  will take over as they decorate their creations. Fun projects include: globes that glow, colorful bowls, and amazing animals. This camp will end with an Art Exhibit for family and friends.

July 13 – July 16
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Pioneer Days
Instructor: Audrey Krause
Grades: 1-3

Take a trip back in time and discover what life was like in the 1800’s for families traveling to new lands. This slice of Americana history will be joyfully explored through vintage crafts and games: Learn how to churn butter, write with quill pens, make a yarn doll, play Cat’s Cradle and explore many other activities that are still exciting and fun today! Come and have some good old-fashioned fun and learn a little bit about this historical period at the same time.

July 13 – July 16
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$155 Early Bird / $170 After April 1

When You Wish Upon a Star… – CLOSED
Instructor: Christine Brooks
Grades: K-2

Pixie dust, anyone? Get ready for many magical moments with a camp where mermaids, princesses, knights, and a certain favorite mouse come to vivid life! The week will be filled with Disney-inspired crafts such as customizing your own set of “ears” and building your own castle. We’ll make “Frozen” snacks, practice moves worthy of Mulan, and enjoy Disney-themed games and fun trivia challenges. It will be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

July 13 – July 16
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Week 4 – July 20 to July 23

Beach, Please! – CLOSED
Instructor: Sandra Reitz
Grades: 1-4

Summertime means sandy toes, sand castles, and salty dips in the ocean… a day at the beach is a blast! And so are the momentos you can take home from it! In this fun camp, children will use items found at the beach to create various types of unique, summer-themed art. Make shell necklaces, create sand castles, and tie dye something to wear. You’ll also learn a bit about the creatures who make the beach their home and whip up some cool blue “ocean slime.”

July 20 – July 22
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: WDPS
$125 Early Bird / $135 After April 1

Epic Puppets
Instructor: Nicole Larson
Grades: 3-5

Mixing both artistry and playacting, the art of puppet-making is a wonderful way for children to interact with their creations and build relationships with others as they explore both the personality of their character—and themselves! The lovable, large-scale paper puppets made in this camp will be not only stunning in their scope, but also colorful and eye-popping—an imaginative “canvas” for children as they tap into the world of puppets and puppeteering.

July 20 – July 23
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$165 Early Bird / $180 After April 1

Friendship Bracelets
Instructor: Ali Gagnon
Grades: 4-8

What is the most popular and relaxing activity for tweens when they’re just hanging out? No, not being on the phone, but actually creating fun and colorful friendship bracelets. Hair and accessories professional Ali Gagnon will show you how to make different kinds of woven bracelets, ankelets, keychains, and other handwoven gifts that are meant to be shared! Each camper will receive a kit with a colorful array of embroidery yarns and accessories and will be taught how to make these awesome bracelets from the simplest to the most intricate of designs. This is a great activity to bond with other campers while creating friendships, making handmade gifts, and building effective communication while boosting self esteem. Each camper could leave with at least one new bracelet everyday to gift to a friend, and a kit to continue creating well after camp has ended.

July 20 – July 23
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$165 Early Bird / $180 After April 1

Introduction to Video Production – CLOSED
Instructor: Steve Ellick
Grades: 4-8

Constantly searching for the best video apps? Gain useful skills to create impactful small digital video productions! Campers will learn basic aspects of video camera, storing digital video, and shooting video. They will learn video editing techniques through the use of video editing software. They will also have the opportunity to produce several different productions including: autobiographies, commercials, interviews, newscasts, family productions and more. All productions will be saved for take-home use.

July 20 – July 23
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: OMS
$155 Early Bird / $170 After April 1

Kindergarten Here I Come
Instructor: Diane Young
Grades: K

The enthusiastic and creative Diane Young is back and ready to introduce your little ones to Washington Drive Elementary School! This camp was such a hit last summer, we knew we had to offer it again. This is a unique and soothing opportunity for your child to meet other Harborfields children entering kindergarteners in a relaxed, gentle, and fun setting. There will be loads of hands-on projects, friendship-building activities, joyful music, and playful games to help the children enjoy themselves, their environment, and each other! *Please note that this Kindergarten camp is offered three times this summer and is repeatable; there will be different projects each session.

July 20 – July 23
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: WDPS
$180 Early Bird / $195 After April 1

Minecraft Makers
Instructor: Karin Fey
Grades: 2-4

Creepers! Are you ready to enter into “Creative Mode?” We are thrilled to introduce you to the world of Minecraft Makers! We know a thing or two about this exciting game… and the fun and dynamic STEAM opportunities it offers. Minecraft is the game of possibilities, creativity, and imagination—and that’s exactly what campers will enjoy. From Lego building to block tower engineering challenges, to making your own cardboard swords, to collecting needed items in a “Survival Mode” scavenger hunt maze, kids will have a blast! Projects include Minecraft “selfies” (you—in cube form), a “Steve” head, and a “Creeper Cake.” Activities will encourage problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity…and lots of fun Minecraft talk, of course!

July 20 – July 23
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Pokemon STEM – CLOSED
Instructor: Sonia Armstrong
Grades: 1-4

We choose YOU for this lovable and engaging camp that uses the fun and spirit of this time-honored show to teach valuable lessons in team-building and science. From Pokémon battles to building catapults and Pikachu crafts, kids will love the clever ways they can use their minds to defeat the mischievous Team Rocket. Learn a bit about science classification by discussing Pokémon “types,” design your own unique Pokémon card and play a numbers game, witness the process of metamorphosis with various “evolving” Pokémon and devise your own Pokémon Go game with a giant scavenger hunt! How many words can you get out of the word “Charmander?” Make a fizzing Pokéball and see what happens when you place it in water! Are you ready for these Masterful ideas? You Gotta Catch ‘Em all!

July 20 – July 23
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Sew it Yourself – CLOSED
Instructor: Keri Puglisi
Grades: K-6

This camp will be SEW much fun! Taught by Keri Puglisi of EmmaLoops Creative Studio in Huntington, this class will explore hand sewing at each child’s level, whether they are new to sewing or have been sewing for years. Students will create a unique and lovable stuffed animal/creature of their very own design. With each project, students will experiment with cutting, pinning, and hand sewing as well as explore different embellishments like buttons and beads and how to best add to their work. No prior sewing experience needed.

July 20 – July 23
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

That’s Amore!
Instructor: Mama Christine Casalino
Grades: 5-8

A delizioso camp designed to encourage children to take an active, hands-on approach to creating savory Italian meals. Campers will learn the basics of food prep, kitchen tools, and safety procedures while preparing a daily menu utilizing fresh, mouth-watering ingredients. Prepare a new dish (or two) each day–possibilities may include a “from scratch” marinara sauce (jar sauce will just not do!), pizza, gnocchi, lasagna, garlic bread, meatballs, antipasti skewers, and more. Crafts and games will also be enjoyed: Campers will decorate their own apron, make a utensil holder to start their own collection of kitchen tools to use at home, and more! Each camper will have the opportunity to take home a book containing the recipes made and would be encouraged to include a family favorite of their own if they wish.

July 20 – July 23
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: OMS
$175 Early Bird / $195 After April 1

Time for Slime
Instructor: Lisa Malerba
Grades: 3-5

Kids just love that squishy, stretchy, bouncy slime…the colors, the textures, and the jiggly movement! In this camp, kids will experiment with different kinds of slime: traditional slime, tinted slime, glow-in-the-dark slime, puffy slime, “unicorn” slime, textured slime (with beads) and much more! The slimes will be taken home each day in their own individual containers. Kids will enjoy both the sensory, tactile experience of handling the slime and the cool things it can teach us about polymers and science. Campers will also make an emoji-themed craft each day as well! * Slime can be made without Borax if parents would prefer.

July 20 – July 23
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

World Travelers
Instructor: Audrey Krause
Grades: 1-3

Come with Mrs. Krause on the adventure of a lifetime to Hong Kong, Australia, Hawaii, and Paris! On the first day in camp, children will decorate their own personalized passport, have it “stamped,” and be able to illustrate their favorite moments as they make their way around the globe. Campers will discover the richness of other cultures through activities, songs, and art. They will also get the chance to learn the popular games children their age play in that land and also create unique and colorful crafts to enhance their understanding of these beautiful countries.

July 20 – July 23
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$155 Early Bird / $170 After April 1

Week 5 – July 27 to July 30

Art for All Seasons – CLOSED
Instructor: Nicole Napolitano
Grades: 1-3

Capturing the beauty and personality of all four seasons, this creative camp will help bring out the inner artist in every child. Campers will follow the instructor’s steps to create unique, one-of-a-kind seasonal masterpieces using drawing techniques and multimedia concepts. Four seasonal projects will be made and cherished for years to come. Each artist will receive one 8” x 10” picture frame to place their artwork into and to switch out for the change in seasons.

July 27 – July 30
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Adventure Island: A Full Day camp in collaboration with Booster Club
Instructor: Ellen Blair Robin/Zlochower
Grades: K-5

HACEF has teamed up with Harborfields Booster Club to provide a FULL DAY of fun for your child. It’s a one-stop camp opportunity. Campers will attend Booster Club Sports Sampler camp in the morning. In the afternoon they will embark on the most competitive team challenge ever…Can your group “survive?” 40 players are trapped on 4 different teams and will need to pull together as a group to be victorious! There will be exciting team challenges, scavenger hunts, games and crafts. Which team will dominate and be the “Best of the Best?” 4 Days… 40 players… one surviving team!! Prizes for all players—and lots of fun for all. For those interested in attending the morning Booster Club Sampler camp only, visit Harborfields Booster Club to register.

July 27 – July 30
9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Location: HHS
$295 Early Bird / $340 After April 1

Harry Potter’s Wizarding World
Instructor: Dyan Aronowsky
Grades: 3-5

One of our most popular camps is back! From Privet Drive to 9 3/4 Train Platform to Hogwarts, come explore the magical world of Harry Potter! Get “sorted” into houses Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff. Learn how to play Quidditch with homemade brooms and earn points towards the Hogwarts House Cup! Whip up your own personal wand, create potions and even study the same subjects that Harry studies at Hogwarts: Astronomy, Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and History of Magic. Learn how these subjects connect to our “Muggle” World.

July 27 – July 30
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$165 Early Bird / $180 After April 1

Jedi Training Academy – CLOSED
Instructor: Sonia Armstrong
Grades: 1-4

This is the camp (and the droids) you’ve been looking for… Welcome to Jedi Master Armstrong’s training academy for Jedi hopefuls. Jedi applicants will construct their own lightsabers and will then choreograph a battle with another Jedi opponent by learning martial arts training moves. Perhaps a surprise visit from Darth Vader will jolt these Jedis into action! Applicants will need to use their skills to rescue Han Solo from the carbonite. Use Jedi mind tricks and meditation to outwit the Dark Side then build your own X-Wing fighter vehicle to join the rebellion and help restore peace to the galaxy! This Star Wars camp will be a mix of fun STEM activities, arts and crafts, and outside fun! May the force be with you!

July 27 – July 30
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Let’s Get Knitting
Instructor: Keri Puglisi
Grades: 2-8

One of the best hobbies to learn and discover, knitting opens up a whole world of fun possibilities! Knitting extraordinaire Keri Puglisi, designer & owner of Loops by Keri hand knits and half of the duo behind EmmaLoops Creative Studio in Huntington, will teach campers the ins and outs of this exciting craft. This class will explore hand knitting at each student’s level…. including right AND left- handed knitters. Learn how to put stitches on a needle, how to create and use different stitches, and much more. Students can choose what project to work on, including a pair of fingerless mitts or a scarf for a doll/stuffed friend or themselves. To ensure each child is successful, there will be options for crocheting, finger knitting and pompom making throughout the class week! The benefits of knitting: Increases fine motor skills, improves memory and math skills, works both sides of the brain…. and most importantly, it’s a lot of fun! No prior experience needed, beginners welcome!

July 27 – July 30
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

School of Rock
Instructor: Dan Barrett
Grades: 5-8

Journey through time as we rock through the ages! From the early days of 1950’s Rhythm and Blues through the British Invasion in the 1960’s to the Progressive Rock of the 70s. From the birth of MTV in the 1980’s through the grunge era of the 1990s–all the way to modern rock! Using interactive media, hands on arts and crafts, and a lot of good old fashioned tuning in to music, students will learn all about the awesome history of Rock and Roll.

July 27 – July 30
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$165 Early Bird / $180 After April 1

Snack Attack – CLOSED
Instructor: Nancy Sordi
Grades: 3-5

Tired of potato chips or Goldfish crackers? Get ready to shake up your snack world! Beat between-meal blahs with mouth-watering snacks that everyone will go crazy for! Homemade ice cream, designer cupcakes, quesadillas and other easy and fun ideas will have you saying “mmmm….mm!” and wowing your family and friends. These delicious snacks will give you a new appreciation for tasty foods you put together yourself fresh from scratch. Campers will go home with a keepsake cookbook containing recipes that can be added to as they continue their culinary adventures!

July 27 – July 30
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: OMS
$175 Early Bird / $195 After April 1

Three-Ring Circus
Instructor: Sandra Reitz
Grades: 1-4

Step right up, step right up! Ladies and gentleman… children of all ages! Let’s get ready for the greatest show on earth! On each day of this unforgettable camp, students will enjoy another entertaining aspect of the circus—everything from show-stopping acts, magic tricks and clown pranks to making homemade snow cones and cotton candy!

July 27 – July 29
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: WDPS
$125 Early Bird / $135 After April 1

Wearable Art
Instructor: Rosemarie Elder
Grades: 5-9

Do you like to wear your art? So do we! Let’s become pros at creating eye-catching patterns using stamps and other materials to create personalized, one-of-a-kind fashion pieces to complement your look! Design and paint a T-shirt, a small zippered bag, a headband, and a canvas tote bag using beautiful designs and vibrant colors. You are sure to get compliments wherever you go wearing these accessories…. And will also have the knowledge how to create your own unique pieces so you can make more for yourself or your friends!

July 27 – July 30
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Zentagle – The Art of Doodling
Instructor: Stephanie Buscemi
Grades: K-2

Like to doodle in class? Put that habit to good use with a camp that takes doodling to the next level! Students will learn how to create beautiful works of art using Zentangles, or structured repetitive patterns, while incorporating a variety of mixed media such as watercolor paint, markers and more! Creating Zentangles are a fun and exciting way to relax, expand your imagination, and have fun. Campers will learn how to create different patterns and complete projects ranging from landscapes to crazy hair self-portraits to creating their own coloring book page.

July 27 – July 30
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$165 Early Bird / $180 After April 1

Week 6 – August 3 to August 6

Animating Amazing Cartoons for YouTube – CLOSED
Instructor: Robby Cimino
Grades: 5-9

Characters and stories to life will delight in learning traditional animation concepts—with a thoroughly modern twist! Taught by Digital Animation instructor and associate director of Arts in Education at the Cinema Arts Centre, Robby Cimino, this camp is a super-cool opportunity for students to use industry-standard computer software to create art, do editing, and add special effects to their work. Animated stories will be posted to YouTube for all to view and enjoy!

August 3 – August 6
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$155 Early Bird / $170 After April 1

Cartoons in Motion
Instructor: Nicole Larson
Grades: 3-6

The next step up from creating your very own comic strip! This camp will inspire children to create a memorable cartoon character that will be drawn in 2-D onto paper first… and then blown up to epic proportions to become a full-scale cartoon—one that looks like an animated motion scene! Building both creativity and problem-solving skills, this whimsical camp will stimulate the mind and capture the imagination… and the resulting masterpiece is sure to become a decorative accent in your child’s room for years.

August 3 – August 6
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$165 Early Bird / $180 After April 1

Be Our Guest: Enchanted Adventures in Cooking
Instructor: Karin Fey ( aka Mother Goose)
Grades: K-3

This introduction to cooking is a HACEF camp perfect for small chefs! Let’s host a Mad Hatter’s Tea party, nosh on Three Little Pigs in a Blanket, and construct a candy-covered house from Hansel & Gretel. Of course, we’ll also try “The Gray Stuff” because it’s delicious! (Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes!) Let’s make a poison (candy) aple delicious enough to tempt Snow White! These and other whimsically delicious foods from your favorite fairy tales will be whipped up and enjoyed. We’ll take our red and white gingham-lined basket and have a picnic outdoors with our enchanting goodies! Aprons will be decorated and each child will come home with their very own recipe book.

August 3 – August 6
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: OMS
$175 Early Bird / $195 After April 1

Summer Olympics 2020
Instructor: Christine Vlcek & Vincenza LaSpisa
Grades: 1-5

Are you ready to go for the gold? Campers will engage in thrilling Summer Olympic-type activities which encourage teamwork and build friendships–all while learning a little bit about the world around us. Each day will offer exciting STEM activities, arts and crafts, exciting outdoor activities, competitive games, and no-bake recipes from around the world. Join us on this amazing FULL DAY adventure!

August 3 – August 6
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$250 Early Bird / $275 After April 1

Mini Picassos – CLOSED
Instructor: Isabella Avanzi
Grades: K-2

Little artists will have the opportunity  to explore the Old Masters such as Picasso, Matisse, and Van Gogh to find inspiration for their own individual projects! We will be drawing, painting and sculpting to create unique versions of these artworks from the past. With an emphasis on bright colors, the children will have fun exploring how to express themselves through art. There will be an Art Show at the end of the week to showcase each child’s work!

August 3 – August 6
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Movie STEAM Mania
Instructor: Sonia Armstrong
Grades: 1-4

If you love the movies, this is the camp for you! Not only are movies funny, emotional and just plain awesome, they also provide a multitude of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) opportunities for the young film buff! Each day of this unforgettable camp will explore a movie: Concoct a fizzy lemonade experiment, design your own candy, AND make tasty treats* using a chocolate fountain on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Day! Dig for fossils and build dinosaurs on Jurassic Park Day. Construct a lego maze, make your own “Forky,” and build alien towers on Toy Story Day. And best of all: Design your own roller coaster and construct your own Sugar Rush car on Wreck it Ralph Day!*Please notify the instructor at harborfieldshacef@gmail.com of any food allergies prior to camp.

August 3 – August 6
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$165 Early Bird / $180 After April 1

Super Heros and Villains
Instructor: Benjamin Bertuch & Stefan Serie
Grades: 3-5

Pow! Get ready to train your superpowers for the good of mankind! (or recruit minions for your dastardly plans…) the choice is yours! In this unique and exciting camp, heroes in training will be prepared for ultimate challenges such as a super obstacle course, a superhuman tug of war, and even creating a secret identity! Get ready to discuss your favorite heroes of all time—Marvel and DC Comics—and even the everyday heroes we admire. Individual and group challenges including puzzles, crafts, and games will be enjoyed by all. How can we be superheroes in our own life… and help others? Let’s band together, Avengers, and discover the hidden powers in us all!

August 3 – August 6
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$155 Early Bird / $170 After April 1

Week 7 – August 10 to August 13

Curious Kids STEM – CLOSED
Instructor: Susan Dowling
Grades: K-2

“What happens if….?” is a question that will be asked each and every day in this camp! This fun and stimulating camp offers plenty of unique art activities as well as math and science experiments to engage young minds. Children will problem-solve, observe and explore while making homemade Playdoh, tie-dying, painting ping pong balls, crafting houses out of cardboard boxes, blowing paint with straws, building structures with toothpicks, and illustrating an outside mural using ocean water. What happens when you paint with a feather, an ice cube or other unusual materials? Let’s find out together!

August 10 – August 13
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Dungeons & Dragons
Instructor: Dungeon Master Frank Papaleo
Grades: 5-9

Calling all heroes! Join Long Island Dungeon Master Frank Papaleo on a quest to learn the rules of the world’s greatest role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons! Stop the dragon of Icespire Peak from terrorizing the local area. Work together with your other groups to travel to fantastic fantasy locations and solve puzzles and mysteries—and triumph in combat! This introduction to the fun and strategy skill-building world of Dungeons & Dragons is open to both beginners (and those who love the show “Stranger Things”) to those students who may already have some experience. Campers will receive a character and their own souvenir set of colored dice—and then be ready to dive into a amazing fantasy adventure with their friends!

August 10 – August 13
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Kindergarten Here I Come – CLOSED
Instructor: Diane Young
Grades: K

The enthusiastic and creative Diane Young is back and ready to introduce your little ones to Washington Drive Elementary School! This camp was such a hit last summer, we knew we had to offer it again. This is a unique and soothing opportunity for your child to meet other Harborfields children entering kindergarteners in a relaxed, gentle, and fun setting. There will be loads of hands-on projects, friendship-building activities, joyful music, and playful games to help the children enjoy themselves, their environment, and each other! *Please note that this Kindergarten camp is offered three times this summer and is repeatable; there will be different projects each session.

August 10 – August 13
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: WDPS
$180 Early Bird / $195 After April 1

Mini Mixed Media – CLOSED
Instructor: Isabella Avanzi
Grades: K-3

Explore the diverse and exciting experience of using mixed materials in art! This popular art form is gaining traction as individuals enjoy the highly-unique creations that can be developed as a result of incorporating different items together. Each day we will study a different element of art (color, shape, line, and texture) and create collage-like paintings, posters and even picture frames. These projects will not be your classic drawing and painting lessons but will instead incorporate fun and everyday sensory materials such as gems, furry paper, yarn, glitter, newspaper, paint, popsicle sticks, model magic, googly eyes and more! There will be a showcase of all student work at the end of the week.

August 10 – August 13
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Summertime BBQ
Instructor: Christine Vlcek
Grades: 4-6

Get ready for a backyard BBQ! Recipes will be crowd-pleasing, finger-licking, and filled with the fresh and delicious favors of the season. Students will make a variety of favorite summertime foods including chicken tender skewers with homemade BBQ sauce, a perfect mac and cheese from scratch, thirst-quenching watermelon slushies, and mini hamburger cookies that are (almost) too cute to eat! Campers will also decorate their own personal apron and learn about safety in the kitchen while collecting recipes and cooking tips in their own recipe book!

August 10 – August 13
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$175 Early Bird / $195 After April 1

Theater Workshop
Instructor: Lauri Levenberg
Grades: 3-5

Ready to take center stage? Explore acting, movement, and music in this supportive and creative atmosphere that explores all aspects of putting on a show. Seasoned performer and theatre aficionado Lauri Levenberg will show campers how to build confidence, communication, and community through the magic of theatre. Taking place on the Harborfields High School stage and auditorium, this playful camp will help build self-confidence skills through fun theatre games and activities. Campers will love the storytelling aspects, as well as costumes, improv, “stage combat,” and much more!

August 10 – August 13
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$155 Early Bird / $170 After April 1

Time for Slime
Instructor: Lisa Malerba
Grades: 3-5

Kids just love that squishy, stretchy, bouncy slime…the colors, the textures, and the jiggly movement! In this camp, kids will experiment with different kinds of slime: traditional slime, tinted slime, glow-in-the-dark slime, puffy slime, “unicorn” slime, textured slime (with beads) and much more! The slimes will be taken home each day in their own individual containers. Kids will enjoy both the sensory, tactile experience of handling the slime and the cool things it can teach us about polymers and science. Campers will also make an emoji-themed craft each day as well! * Slime can be made without Borax if parents would prefer.

August 10 – August 13
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

Week 8 – August 17 to August 20

 

Live from Harborfields – CLOSED
Instructor: Vincent Ambrosio
Grades: 5-8

HACEF is proud to present this exceptional opportunity for our students—taking place in the brand-new, state-of-the-art TV studio and adjacent video editing computer lab at Harborfields High School! Campers will work in collaborative news teams as reporters, videographers, directors, and video editors to create “news package” videos which become part of their “Live from Harborfields” newscast. Campers will learn how to operate cameras, use microphones, operate and read from teleprompters, use greenscreens, and edit videos. At the end of the camp, each student will receive a copy of the “Live from Harborfields” newscast video that they will create during the week.

August 17 – August 20
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$160 Early Bird / $175 After April 1

No Bake Desserts – CLOSED
Instructor: Annie Gentile
Grades: 1-4

When it’s hot out, who wants to turn on the oven? This fun camp offers delicious recipes that are cool and summer-friendly! These beautiful and yummy desserts will be made from scratch using simple and fresh ingredients. We will use a microwave, refrigerator and freezer, and a few other simple kitchen appliances to create guest-worthy masterpieces such as no-bake Oreo truffles, fudge, and homemade trail mix. You will also get to decorate your own apron to wear while you are cooking and create a recipe book to take home!

August 17 – August 20
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHS
$175 Early Bird / $195 After April 1

 

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