Mentoring Scientific Minds  Summer Program 2019


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Mentoring Scientific Minds is Long Island Whole Child Academy's intensive and hands-on STEAM summer program for gifted and Twice Exceptional students alike, grades 3-11.


All of our summer programs are held at Caumsett State Park, a beautiful estate located in Lloyd Harbor, just North of Huntington Village.

We offer three, two-week modules to choose from - You can register for all three or pick a module that fits your family's vacation schedule to give your child a stimulating adventure while school is out!

Our programs include:

Environmental Boot Camp: an intensive outdoor exploratory program where students conduct investigative research on topics including orienteering, primative technology and survival skills, oceanography, intertidal studies, marine forensics, ROV design, construction,and launch, and much more as they learn about the natural world around them. We will be exploring the Long Island Sound at Caumsett State Park. Geared for students interested in the environment and scientific research in a fun and interactive way led by Brookhaven National Laboratory experts.

Flight Club: Our school pilot and flight instructor lead our young aviators through the basics of flight, navigation, weather, aircraft design and more, all on our professional flight simulator! Take off and land at airports around the globe! Captain your own missions aboard 747s, Cessna 172s, and even F14 Tomcats! See the world from 30,000 feet!

Makers' Space: a program for the engineer and computer-minded. Arduino boards, robots, coding and building simple machines, design a mini-golf course, and noodle out your own Rube Goldberg contraption. 

*NEW FOR 2019*


We are proud to announce our NEW and intensive photography program designed to introduce students to the expanding world of social media and image production. This program is designed both for beginners learning how to get THE MOST out of your DSLR or digital camera, as well as experts who just need that extra edge to gain more followers or subscribers on their platform.


*This program accepts students of all ages and experience levels! Professional cameras ARE NOT required for this program - feel free to use your cell phone!

*NEW FOR 2019*

Cook!Compose!Create! Two weeks of assorted activities-cooking, creative arts, digital music, and more!!!