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There are three ways you can Register:

Mail forms to:
1526 N Plandome Rd.
PO Box 908
Plandome, NY 11030

Fax forms to:
(516) 365-8927

Drop off forms on third floor of the Science Museum.
Registrar's office is closed 12pm-1pm.

Have questions about a topic? 
Call our teachers:
(516) 627-9400
extension 14.

Camp Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Extended Hours
    (Early drop off program)
    Monday - Friday
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    $11/day: Children enjoy crafts and relaxing time before the camp day begins.
    Please call ahead to schedule.

    Charge Accounts
    You can create a charge account for your child to purchase snacks or to use in the gift shop to avoid the hassle of carrying cash.

    Campers must bring their own lunch.

    Gift Shop
    The last day of each week is gift shop day. Our gift shop is stocked with fun, science related items from $0.25 to $20.00.

    Themed Group Photos

    Themed group pictures will be taken every week and are available for purchase. Ask your child's teacher or counselor for a form. Click the link above to view a sample.

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    Do you have questions/ concerns regarding the website?

    Please contact our IT TECH at 516-627-9400 or send an email to Roberto.SMLI@optonline.com

     


    SUMMER CAMP 2015

     

    BLAST TO THE PAST

    SUPER CAMP DISCOUNTS FOR EARLY BIRDS

    11/1 - 12/1 SAVE 25% OFF CAMP FEES PER CAMPER*

    12/2 - 1/31 SAVE 15% OFF CAMP FEES PER CAMPER*

    Must register for 2 weeks to participate & Cannot be combined with sibling discount*

     

    JOIN US FOR OUR

    2015 SUMMER CAMP

    REGISTRATION DAY

    Sunday, February 1st from 9-12 AM

     

    2015 Summer Camp Brochure Coming

    January 2015

     

     

    Beginner Scientist Club:

    Nursery - 1st Grade

    Campers will be organized into independent groups based on the grade level completed by June 2015.  Each camper group has one adult teacher and one high school or college age counselor, and group sizes remain small—generally seventeen campers or below per group. Material is adjusted appropriately for each age group, featuring more complex experiments and projects based on the weekly theme as campers grow older.

    1 Day Programs
    June 29 - July 2
    Different Topic Each Day
    Want to continue your child's camp experience? Then this is the week for you. There will be a different subject for each day, and you can choose to register for either 1 day, 2 days, or all four days. Register by calling 516-627-9400 ext 10.
    Session 1
    July 6 - July 10
    Ecosystems and Animals
    Learn why each of the Museum's insects, amphibians, reptiles and mammals can succeed in one habitat but not another. Take a woodland walk around our preserve to discover how plants, from the smallest flower to the biggest tree are critical to sustaining our ecosystems.
    Session 2new
    July 13 - July 17
    Dinos, Dirt, Past & People
    Explore Earth's amazing past by becoming a Paleontologist, Archaeologist and Geologist all in one week. Go digging for dinosuar bones, investigate acient civilizations and examine what causes earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
    Session 3
    July 20 - July 24
    Beach Combers
    Explore our beachfront on Manhasset Bay with nets and shovels and see the amazing diversity of the animals that call it home. Get sandy and wet as you catch fish, dig up Fiddler crabs, and clams in the mud flats. Learn not only the incredible journey a water droplet takes, but also get an up close look at various species of mollusks.
    Session 4new
    July 27 - July 31
    Eager to Experiment
    Learn all about the scientific process as you aks a question and go through all the scientific steps to determine the answer for yourself. Showcase your discovery at the end of the week in a presentation to the rest of th camp. Can you train a cockroach, which type of candy keeps its flavor the longest, or investigate your own scientific questions.
    Session 5
    August 3 - August 7
    Scientific Mysteries
    Learn the secrets behind various scientific mysteries. How do boats float and what makes magnets attract. Test your skills of observation by becoming a forensic scientist. Figure out how to collect fingerprints, find hidden messages, examine hair samples and more.
    Session 6new
    August 10- August 14
    Design Derby
    Discover your inner engineer as you build structures and contraptions from household goods. Learn to be your very own carpenter and architect while collaborating and competting with peers to complete daily challenges. Build your own racecar, compete to create the strongest bridge or towering skyscraper.
    Session 7
    August 17 - August 21
    Trailblazing
    A week of fun based on the trailblazing spirit of early America. Shelter building, orienteering and candle making are tasks we will be trying. Learn how to build and cook a sweet treat over an open fire.
    Session 8
    August 24- August 28
    Mission to Space
    Visit Starlab, our inflatable planetarium, to get an up close look at the planets and the stars of our solar system. Listen to ancient myths from the Greeks and Native Americans about the constellations. Learn how astronaunts travel to outer space and how they live for days in a rocket or in the International Space Station. Explore the concepts of lift and drag using planes and parachutes.

     

    Weekly Fee:  $425 per week for first child; $375 per week for additional siblings.


    Junior Scientist Club:

    2nd Grade and 3rd Grade

    Campers will be organized into independent groups based on the grade level completed by June 2015.  Each camper group has one adult teacher and one high school or college age counselor, and group sizes remain small—generally seventeen campers or below per group. Material is adjusted appropriately for each age group, featuring more complex experiments and projects based on the weekly theme as campers grow older.

    1 Day Programs
    June 29 - July 2
    Different Topic Each Day
    Want to continue your child's camp experience? Then this is the week for you. There will be a different subject for each day, and you can choose to register for either 1 day, 2 days, or all four days. Register by calling 516-627-9400 ext 10.
    Session 1
    July 6- July 10
    Super Powered Species
    Have you ever wished that the superheroes from the movies and comics were real? Well, a dung bettle can lift over a thousand times its body weight. Sounds pretty super to me! This week we will nteract with the live animals we have at the museum, as well as study other animals from around the globe. You'll be surprised just how "super" these animals can be.
    Session 2new
    July 13 - July 17
    Underground Mysteries of History
    Have you ever stopped to wonder just how old the Earth is? It can be mind-blowing. Learn about civilizations long past and how they were different from us. Also enjoy our paleontology pit where together we will excavate the reamins of real prehistoric creatures.
    Session 3
    July 20 - July 24
    Dive Right In!
    Have you ever seen some of the bizarre things that live under the surface of waves? There is a whole other world below that together we will discover. This week we will spend time on Manhasset Bay looking for critters that live below, as well as "sea" what the bottom of the ocean has to offer.
    Session 4new
    July 27 - July 31
    Busting Up Myths
    Do pirates wear eye patches because they are all missing an eye or is there some high-seas shenanigans at work? When the pages of two phonebooks are woven together, can twenty children pull them aprt? This week at the museum, explore these myths and many more, as we learn how to identify a problem, develop a plan and ultimately solve it.
    Session 5
    August 3 - August 7
    SMLI Forensic Task Force
    Alright suspect, where were you on the morning of August 3rd, 2015? Hopefully you will be here with us at the museum learning all about the science that is used to investigate crimes. We will learn about fingerprints, blood types, and much more. Was it Colonel Garlic Mustard? In the Theater? With a comically large spoon? Only you can help us solve the case.
    Session 6new
    August 10 - August 14
    Don' Just Build...Create!
    Do you love the smell of duct tape and cardboard? Well good, because this week at the Science Museum it is a head to head battle of building skills. Do you have what it takes to build bigger, better, stronger, and taller than the other teams using only the bare materials at hand? If so, come help us build upward and onward in this new week of camp.
    Session 7
    August 17 - August 21
    Scientist vs. The Wild
    Come out for a wilderness adventure and learn what it takes to survive outdoors. Build your own shelters, learn about campfires, discover edible plants and even cook over a fire.
    Session 8
    August 24 - August 28
    SMLI's Guide to the Galaxy
    Houston we have a space week. Finish off the summer with a week of camp that will be simply out of this world. Come explore how vast the universe is and why this tiny blue planent we call Earth is a wonderful place to call home.

     

    Weekly Fee:  $425 per week for first child; $375 per week for additional siblings.

    Advanced Scientist Club:

    4th Grade & Up

    Campers will be organized into independent groups based on the grade level completed by June 2015.  Each camper group has one adult teacher and one high school or college age counselor, and group sizes remain small—generally seventeen campers or below per group. Material is adjusted appropriately for each age group, featuring more complex experiments and projects based on the weekly theme as campers grow older.

    1 Day Programs
    August 24 - August 28
    Different Topic Each Day
    Want to continue your child's camp experience? Then this is the week for you. There will be a different subject for each day, and you can choose to register for either 1 day, 2 days, or all four days. Register by calling 516-627-9400 ext 10.
    Session 1
    June 6 - July 10
    Messing with Science
    Discover the laws of physics and the nature of chemical reactions as we see how matter interacts. Learn how plastics are made, experiment with unique substances, and why fireworks are so colorful. Be prepared to get your hands dirty as these experiments can get messy.
    Session 2new
    July 13 - July 17
    We Built this City
    Great inventors have used engineering to create devices that impact our lives. Put your skills to the test as you will design, create, test contraptions and even compete among your fellow camper. Build vehicles and gadgets that hurl objects through the air like marshmallow shooters and even compete in a marshmallow war!
    Session 3
    July 20 - July 24
    Marine Science
    Join a group of marine biologists as we discover what lies beneath the deep blue sea. Learn the skills of an oceanographer while you perform chemical tests, conduct experiments, and collect data. The group will master the techniques used in seining, trapping, and netting various sea creatures.
    Session 4
    July 27 - July 31
    Fear Factor
    Do you have what it takes to hold a hissing cockroach? How about a tarantula? Compete in challenges that push both your mind and skills to the limit. Come see how daring you really are while feeling the rush of adrenaline and thrill of accomplishment
    Session 5new
    August 3 - August 7
    Robotics
    What are some of the most important discoveries of our time? Robots of course! Spend a week exploring what robots are capable of and how they improve our lives. Learn about circuits, mechanics, and electricity while you design and build actual robots of your very own.
    Session 6
    August 10- August 14
    CSI: Leeds Pond
    A crime has been committed and the Science Museum Bureau of Investigation needs your help. Take on the role of a forensic scientist by examining a crime scene and collecting evidence. Conduct interviews with suspects and find out who the perpetrator is.
    Session 7
    August 17 - August 21
    Survival
    Come out for a wilderness adventure and learn what it takes to survive outdoors. Build your own shelters, learn about campfires, discover edible plants, and even cook over a fire. *Camp out a night at the Museum.*
    Session 8
    August 24- August 28
    Mission to Mars
    Journey through the skies and reach the edges of the galaxy. Learn about the mysteries of the solar system and even discover the physics of flight as we build rockets, gliders, and other things that travel through the air. See how an astronaut lives and navigate through the stars and planets.

     

    Weekly Fee:  $425 per week for first child; $375 per week for additional siblings.

     

    Summer Camp One Day Sessions

    COMING SOON

    This four-day week program is a great way to continue your child's summer camp experience or introduce your child to our programs. Choose one day or register for all four days. You can register for this week only by calling the Registrar's office at (516) 627-9400 ext 10.

    Day 1
    Monday, August 25th
    Ecological Exploration
    Become an outdoor explorer as you go trekking through the many habitats of this 36 acre preserve. Learn about the animals and plants that make these places their home. Discover how to track animals and get a better understanding of ecosystems and food webs.
    Day 2
    Tuesday, August 26th
    If You Build It, They Will Come
    Try out your engineering knowledge as you put your building skills to the test. Build structures that can hold weight. With limited supplies see if your tower can defy gravity.
    Day 3
    Wednesday, August 27th
    A Taste od Science
    Using edible ingredients, you will perform chemical experiments and help to identify scientific principles. Learn where some of your favorite ingredients come from and about the different types.
    Day 4
    Thursday, August 28th
    Fantastic Physics
    Learn about energy, motion, forces, and more. What makes objects pop, spin and fly? Test the boundaries of the phases of matter. Make things change color, explode and leviate.

     

    Long Island Raiders

    Adventure Camp - 5th Grade and Up

    COMING SOON

    In this program we will venture outside the boundaries of the Leeds Pond Preserve to discover science from a different perspective. From the east end of Long Island to NYC, we will trek each day to a different location. Via bus, train, boat or on foot, we will be on a quest to investigate science from the best standpoint......being a part of it!

    Campers are invited to stay one night at the museum for a camp out on the grounds, a night hike, and grilling outdoors. Long Island Raiders is an innovative way to combine a "close-to-home" sleep-away experience and day-tripping. This week-long adventure will exceed the normal camp schedule of 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. So, to keep up pace and get the most out of each day we will be leaving early and arriving back late each day. All admissions, lunches, dinner for the one- night sleep-over, and transportation are included. The camp week will be filled with outdoor adventures, waterside fun, sports, entertainment and excursions to cool locations. Parents will be notified when campers are on their way back to the Museum for pick-up, as well as what time to dropoff campers each morning.

    Weekly Fee:  $825 (membership required)

     

    Assistant Counsler Program

    Teenagers ages 14-17 who are interested in learning how to be a counselor at SMLI are welcome to apply for a position in the Science Museum's new Assistant Counselor Program. This training program is designed to help young teens develop communication and leadership skills while working with our younger campers. Guided by SMLI's experienced staff, assistant counselors will help out with classroom tasks, gain experience planning activities for children, and learn the responsibility that comes along with being a role model. Assistant counselors can earn a $50 stipend per week for each successful week "on the job." Weekly evaluations to be reviewed with assistant counselors will provide the feedback you need to have a successful summer and the tools for becoming a future leader.

    For a packet outlining the Assistant Counselor Program in further detail, all interested parties should contact:

    Registrar's office at (516) 627-9400 extension 10 or email SMLI@optonline.com

    Pending receipt of reference letter and successful interview, candidates who are hired for the program owe a $350/week fee with the potential to earn back $50/week. A four week (sessions 1-4 or 5-8) committment is necessary.
    Assistant Counselor Application

    Camp Forms:
    All four forms are needed to register. Click to enlarge and print camp forms below. (If they do not print properly, first download and save PDF file, then print.) In addition to these three forms, proof of a physical within one year of last date attending camp will be required.
     

    Registration Form
     
    Health History Form
     
    Medical Form
     
    Pick Up Form