Summer Program



Summer 2018 STEM/STEAM Workshops For Young Scholars


Village East Gifted (VEG) is a place where individuality trumps normalcy celebrating the differences of its students and their unique ways of thinking. Students never learn what they already know or encounter the same curriculum twice subliminally instilling a renewed faith in intellectual challenge. The VEG trademarked writing-based program offers its participants a multitude of advanced subject areas and creative problem-solving activities while close attention is paid to the perfection of grammar, syntax, vocabulary, correct word usage, idea sequencing, and spelling.

Though the VEG philosophies and methodologies of gifted education are the same in all of its programs, Camp ThinkTank (CTT) 2018 offers rigorous and highly-creative STEM/STEAM workshops that is radically different curriculum from what is implemented during the after-school enrichment program.

CTT enables gifted and talented participants, in grades K-8, to be a part of a think tank or "meeting of the minds" with the sole purpose of making positive changes on local, national and global levels. The participants identify and analyze societal problems and partake in the process of deriving innovative solutions. This has proven to be an invaluable experience for these future young leaders.

Program Facility


Camp ThinkTank 2018 is offered at two locations:
Village East Gifted of Huntington on 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746.
Village East Gifted of Roslyn on 216 Mineola Avenue, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

VEG locations are state-of-the-art, air-conditioned facilities with Smartboards in every classroom as well as MacBook Pro laptops, iPad Airs, iMacs, Apple TVs, ultra-high speed internet, laser/inkjet printers, professional grade, high-power compound digital microscopes, and 3D Printers. A 3,000 book digital lending library is free for all students at the Huntington Location with a student lounge and Family Café.

Program Descriptions


Camp ThinkTank 2018 offers academically-rigorous and highly-creative STEM/STEAM workshops that combine science, math, sociolinguistics and business with artistic expression engaging the multiple intelligences of each participant. There are over 16 workshops from which to choose between June 25-August 29. You can select one or all that is (are) appropriate for your child's grade level. Every workshop is different and all are on a first-come-first-served basis. The minimum number of participants per workshop is 5 and the maximum is 15. Drinks, snacks and frozen treats are provided during each workshop. Village East Gifted serves nut-free, gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan and organic snacks.

If you are interested in enrolling your child, send an email to info@villageeastgifted.com or visit our payment page after Feb 26, 2018.

Camp ThinkTank Schedule 2018

(updated 2/9/18)

Workshop 1: June 26, 27, 28. (T-Th) $600
Civil Engineering--Creative Infrastructures--Culinary Art
Time: 11:45-3:45 PM Grades 2-3 (Roslyn)

Workshop 2: June 25, 26, 27, 28. (M-Th) $800
Civil Engineering--Creative Infrastructures--Culinary Art
Time: 12:15-4:15 PM Grades 2-3 (Huntington)

Workshop 3: June 25, 26, 27, 28. (M-Th) $800
Modern Physics--Fluids and Thermo--3D Printing Solutions
Time: 4:00-8:00 PM Grades 3-5 (Roslyn)

Workshop 4: June 25, 26, 27, 28. (M-Th) $800
Civil Engineering--Creative Infrastructures--Culinary Art
Time: 4:30-8:30 PM Grades 4-6 (Huntington)

Workshop 5: July 11, 12, 13. (W-F) $600
Entrepreneurship--Business--Zoological Habitats
Time: 11:45-3:45 PM Grades K-1 (Roslyn)

Workshop 6: July 11, 12, 13. (W-F) $600
Electrical Engineering--Physics--Creative Solutions
Time: 4:00-8:00 PM Grades 3-5 (Roslyn)

Workshop 7: July 16, 17, 18, 19. (M-Th) $800
Oceanography--Aquatic Creature-Making--Culinary Art
Time: 12:15-4:15 PM Grades K-1 (Huntington)

Workshop 8: July 16, 17, 18, 19. (M-Th) $800
Oceanography--Aquatic Creature-Making--Culinary Art
Time: 12:15-4:15 PM Grades 2-3 (Huntington)

Workshop 9: July 16, 17, 18, 19. (M-Th) $800
Geometry--Waves and Optics--3D Printing Solutions
Time: 4:30-8:30 PM Grades 3-5 (Huntington)

Workshop 10: July 16, 17, 18, 19. (M-Th) $800
Oceanography--Aquatic Creature-Making--Culinary Art
Time: 4:30-8:30 PM Grades 4-6 (Huntington)

Workshop 11: August 6, 7, 8, 9. (M-Th) $800
Earth Science—Sociology/Economics--Saponification
Time: 12:15-4:15 PM Grades 2-3 (Huntington)

Workshop 12: August 6, 7, 8, 9. (M-Th) $800
Earth Science—Sociology/Economics--Saponification
Time: 4:30-8:30 PM Grades 4-6 (Huntington)

Workshop 13: August 6, 7, 8, 9. (M-Th) $800
Newtonian Mechanics--Trigonometry--3D Printing Solutions
Time: 4:30-8:30 PM Grades 4-6 (Roslyn)

Workshop 14: August 21, 22, 23, 24 (T-F) $800
Pre-Calculus --Conic Section Art---3D Printing Solutions
Time: 4:30-8:30 PM Grades 4-6 (Huntington)

Workshop 15: August 27, 28, 29. (M-W) $600
Exotic Language Challenge--Drama-- Culinary Art
Time: 12:15-4:15 PM Grades 4-6 (Huntington)

Workshop 16: August 27, 28, 29. (M-W) $600
Exotic Language Challenge --Drama-- Culinary Art
Time: 4:30-8:30 PM Grades 6-8 (Huntington)

Gifted Participant Eligibility


All gifted and talented participants in grades K-8 are eligible. A minimum IQ score of 130 (OLSAT, Stanford-Binet or Wechsler IQ Tests) is required as well as proof of testing in the 90% percentile or higher on state and/or national standardized tests. All parents of young students, without test scores, who show signs of giftedness, must schedule a phone interview and/or curriculum assessment to determine his/her academic competency and critical thinking capabilities.

Tuition and Discounts


Three-day workshops: $600
Four-day workshops: $800

All payments are processed through our website via Paypal, debit or credit card.
If four or more workshops are chosen, a 10% discount will be offered for each additional workshop.
A 20% discount is offered to siblings and children of military families.

Refunds/Credits


Full refunds may be requested by May 14, 2018. Beginning May 15, 2018, credits are given to be used
for any future VEG CORE class, math class, writing workshop, STEM/STEAM workshop or a different summer workshop by May 15, 2019.

Payment Plan/Financial Assistance


If the total tuition is over $1000, a payment plan can be set up. A 50% deposit is required to register your child, with the remaining balance automatically charged to an approved credit card on file on May 15, 2018. Limited Financial aid and scholarships are available to qualifying families.

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