How it Works
SummerTech is a weekly camp experience from Sunday to Friday. You can join us for one or more weeks and you will never repeat the same work. You can split your weeks up with no worries as all of the campers’ work is saved on our servers. Our curriculum is based on each camper individually who move at their own pace due to our fantastic 3:1 ratios. Each camper gets a lot of attention from our teachers. All of our lessons come directly from our teachers – not from online content. There is no self-teaching. You will work in small groups within either our Coding Suite or Creative Suite, which are both large rooms that accommodate 75 campers each.
Each additional week you spend with us can either be a continuation of where you left off or you can try something new. Classes never sell out as long as you have a spot at camp.
Weekly and Daily Arrival and Departure Schedule
Commuters arrive on Sunday at 2:30pm to check in. Camp begins at 3pm with an opening ceremony, previews, selections, and elective selections. Dinner is at 5pm. Commuters may stay as late as 9pm.
Monday through Friday commuters may be dropped off as early as 8am. First class is at 9am.
Monday through Thursday commuters may stay until 9pm.
Friday ends at 2pm with a closing ceremony that we strongly encourage parents and family members to attend.
Lunch and Dinner are included Monday through Thursday. Friday is lunch only.
Overnighters arrive on Sunday at 2pm to check into their rooms and get settled.
Camp begins at 3pm with an opening ceremony, previews, selections, and elective selections.
Overnighters are to be picked up on Friday at 2pm. Expect to stay until 3pm for the closing ceremony.
Computers and Information
Each session is generously staffed so there is a 3:1 camper to staff ratio. That means each camper will receive the individual attention they require to make SummerTech a truly meaningful learning experience.
Also, there is a 1:1 camper to computer ratio. This means that campers will ALWAYS have access to his/her own state-of-the art PC hardware and software at SummerTech. The camp is completely networked. Campers may also bring their own laptops if they choose.
SummerTech is excited to present our dedicated gaming lounge in 2016.
SummerTech gamers are among the nation’s best. Bury yourself in SummerTech’s expansive gaming culture and library. Join some friends for multiplayer events. Test your skills against other campers in one of our many daily Gaming Tournaments.
Think your SummerTech teachers know a lot in class? Wait until you play right along with them and put your skills to the test! Whether it’s a solitary SIM game, multiplayer test of wits, or an all-out Gaming Tournament battle, SummerTech is the place to be when it comes to gaming.
All gamers rock along on our massive network of computers.
Just like college life, all campers eat hearty, nutritious meals in the college dining facilities. After our meet and greet on Sunday we have our traditional pizza dinner as we all get to know each other. Lunch and dinner are included. (Sunday is dinner only and Friday is lunch only.)
At SummerTech, we have a two-hour outdoor activity break (weather permitting).
Participation in physical activities is optional, although greatly encouraged by our staff. During the outdoor activity break, everyone is outside and away from the computers. After a full day of learning, we all need a little break at times, whether it’s a game of Frisbee, kickball, dodgeball, capture the flag or just to get outside for some fresh air.
Tuition and Fees
The base tuition for commuters and overnighters at SUNY Purchase is $1,225. This includes all instruction, instructional materials, lunch and dinner, a camp T-shirt, all sports and recreational activities, and total supervision.
Overnighters must pay an additional fee of $575, which includes breakfast, dorm rooms, and 24-hour supervision.
A $400 non-refundable deposit per week per camper must accompany each application. The deposit goes towards the full tuition. The balance must be received by May 1. Fees for campers leaving early for any personal reason are NOT prorated.
Refunds are processed after a written request has been received at our main office. Campers who withdraw after May 1st receive a 50% refund. Campers who withdraw after the beginning of their camp session or who are dismissed for disciplinary reasons receive no refund. Deposits are non-refundable.