Overnight Availability in weeks B, C, D and E only.
In 2024 we are offering two Two-Week Overnight Experiences!
Session 1: June 30 – July 12
Session 2: July 14 – July 26
Single overnight weeks run from Sunday through Friday.
Two-Week Overnight Experiences run Sunday to the following Friday (12 nights)
The SummerTech Overnight Experience
SummerTech is easy to get to on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577.
Overnight campers come from all over the area including Westchester County, Upstate NY, all five boroughs of NYC, NJ, CT, PA, and throughout the country and even internationally.
SummerTech is easily accessible from any location. With three major airports in the NYC area (JFK, LGA, and EWR) and Westchester County Airport (HPN) just five minutes away, SummerTech should be a part of your family’s summer plans. With a variety of activities nearby, you can plan your vacation with peace of mind knowing that your child is safe and content at SummerTech while you explore New York City, Upstate New York, the Jersey Shore and beyond.
SummerTech does not offer transportation.
For our overnight campers, check-in starts promptly at 2pm on Sunday. Upon arrival, a friendly SummerTech staff member will guide you and your family to your dormitory. Once you’ve settled and arranged your room, we’ll provide a comprehensive tour of the camp and its amenities. To kick off your adventure with us, we warmly invite you to our 3pm opening ceremonies. Welcome to the SummerTech experience!
At SummerTech, we proudly occupy an entire dormitory floor, creating a close-knit community where both campers and staff live. This space has been our cherished retreat for over a decade. Let me share some features of our dorm rooms with you.
- Two campers per room (limited triples for those who request)
- All rooms have
- Private bathroom and shower
Courses and Activities
Certainly, your one or two-week journey encompasses your primary courses and all activities. From Sunday to Friday, you’ll delve into one main course. You can either continue this in the second week or opt for a new subject. As your first week concludes, you’ll have the liberty to select the course for the following week. Rest assured, any course you pick will have a spot reserved for you. For those doing our two-week experience, special and rare Saturday lectures and clinics will be offered by legendary SummerTech alum.
Our days and evenings are peppered with social gatherings, gaming sessions, and outdoor recreational activities. Dive deeper into our daily routine here.
Overnight campers are treated to three wholesome meals daily from the campus cafeteria. Every morning, campers are gently woken up at 7:30am and then assemble for a hearty breakfast at the campus dining hall. It ensures they’re energized before diving into their SummerTech adventures! Both lunch and dinner are, naturally, part of the deal. With a vast array of food choices, we’re well-equipped to cater to specific dietary requirements. Our strong rapport with Purchase College’s food services ensures that any special meal needs are met. Please inform us in advance, and we’ll handle the rest!
Evenings and Events
For our overnight campers, the adventure doesn’t end when our day campers depart. They get extended access to the labs for further evening enjoyment, which includes a mix of gaming, events, and exclusive activities tailored just for them. Around 10pm, it’s time to retreat to the dorms. Campers can either relax in the communal lounges or get some well-deserved rest in their rooms. After all, a new day of excitement awaits!
For participants in our two-week program, once the 2pm closing ceremonies conclude on Friday, weekend campers retreat to the dorms for some relaxation. Dinner is followed by entertaining evening activities in the labs. Saturday is set aside for our exclusive weekend program — a day only our overnight weekend campers get to enjoy. It’s a blend of distinctive learning sessions and engaging events that extend into the evening. Sunday starts with a leisurely brunch, and then it’s back to the labs for more enjoyment. As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of new campers for the upcoming week, your enriching journey carries on!
Health and Safety
At SummerTech, your well-being is our top priority. We always have a Health Director available around the clock to ensure your health needs, from scheduled medications to first-aid, are promptly addressed. We operate under the guidance of the Westchester County Health Department. As directors who are also parents, we deeply understand and emphasize: your safety and health at SummerTech is paramount to us.
On Fridays, for those not staying the weekend, parents of overnight campers should arrive by 1:30 pm to collect their camper’s packed belongings, ready for an easy car transfer. At 2 pm, we’ll commence our closing ceremonies, honoring the achievements of each camper. After celebrating, we’ll part ways until next time.
What to Bring
Here is a packing list of what you should bring to camp.
- Sheets (beds are extra long twins (twin xl) – classic college size)
- Pillow(s) and cases
- 1-2 warm blankets (dorms have AC and can get chilly!)
- Sweatshirts/sweaters/long pants (for evenings)
- Towels for bathroom use
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.)
- Comfortable shoes
- Rain Jacket
- Hat or baseball cap
- Spending money (for vending machines/convenience store/optional food delivery night)
- Valuable/fragile items (we can’t be responsible for your belongings)
- Snacks with nuts—we are a nut free camp.
Should I Bring?:
- Laptop (You don’t need one – plenty of great computers in the labs)
- Phone/tablet (You can but it’s up to you)
- Games (No need we have tons)
- Drawing tablet (No need we’ve got them)
Once again, we can’t be responsible for items you bring from home. If you choose to bring any of these, please record your serial numbers.