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Farm Friends

Farm Friends invites you to get up close and personal and learn how to help care for donkeys, pot-bellied pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, and more! Campers of all-ages get to explore the world of animal care and sustainable farming by learning to till, plant, maintain, and harvest a garden full of local vegetables. Farm Friends allows campers the opportunity to explore the beautiful environment and plentiful resources of the East End while gaining new relationships with their food and furry friends. This major takes place on the Bridgehampton campus. Campers can be bused from the East Hampton campus for your convenience.

 

Inventor's Workshop

Feeling creative? Come tackle a variety of engineering and design problems and attempt to solve them in new and inventive ways. Campers learn basic engineering and design principles as they cooperate and compete with peers to build bridges, towers, and many other structures. They also examine the history of invention and explore the technological innovations that have shaped the modern world. Once campers have developed their skills and knowledge, they embark on a project to create an innovation of their own to solve a problem or need that they have identified.

This major requires campers be at least 8 years old.

 

Jr. Crime Investigators

Take the Jr. Crime Investigators challenge—become a detective for the summer! Learn skills and techniques used by real law enforcement to solve crimes, including fingerprinting, ink chromatography, analyzing hairs and fibers with a microscope, collecting crime scene evidence, and interviewing and interrogating suspects. Each week, campers work as a team to solve a unique, realistic, and fun mock crime scene. Mock crime scenes are all customized and age-appropriate.

This major requires campers be at least 8 years old.

 

Naturalist Explorers

Get up close and personal with frogs, turtles, snails, fish, crabs, birds, and more. Campers explore and examine their natural environment on hiking trips to local marshes, wetlands, forests, ponds, and ocean and bay beaches. Campers collect specimens and keep track of their adventures by writing and sketching in a personalized journal. Field trips are planned to local museums, aquariums, ecology centers, and forest preserves. Special guest visitors, including naturalists and scientists, reinforce these experiences.

 

Robotics

Become immersed in the exciting and popular world of robotics as you build, program, and test a variety of robots. Campers face the same types of challenges real researchers do when they try to create robots that are capable and flexible enough to operate in the real world. Using the LEGO Mindstorms robotics system, campers cooperate and compete in a variety of events designed to challenge the capabilities of their robots. From stair climbing to robotic sumo battles, each challenge presents a new puzzle to solve, drawing on campers’ skills in teamwork, creativity, and imaginative problem solving.

This major requires a minimum two-week commitment starting week 1, 3, 5, or 7. Please make sure to choose the appropriate consecutive week (2, 4, 6, or 8) to complete the session.