Summer Adventures Programming Update

Hello Families,

I hope this email finds you and your family thriving in the current situation. Summer Adventures remains here for you. We love what we do, providing stimulating, personalized summer adventures for our families in a caring environment. Although things have changed, we are still planning to spend the summer with you and continue to be a resource of learning and fun for your children.
At this time, we are transferring our programming to a virtual setting and hope to provide the same quality experience you have received in past summers. Portledge Summer Adventures prides itself on providing programs that keep children meaningfully engaged. As we move to a virtual platform it is our goal to provide an online experience with an in-person feeling, keeping your child as active as possible while in a virtual classroom and providing a high touch personalized experience.
To that end, we are re-planning our programs, some will be completely new topics and some will be programs that are currently offered but revamped to the new platform. We will be including several FOR CREDIT CLASSES as well so stay tuned!
As this is an ever-changing state of affairs, we will continue to keep the door open for in-person programs to potentially take place, but until there is a greater definition as to that date we wanted to offer you options.
Please feel free to reach out to me with questions, suggestions, needs, etc.

As always I value your participation each summer and hope we can continue to be together again this summer!

Melissa Worth

Let us know if you have any questions or would like more information...

Contact Us

Office Hours
Portledge Summer Adventures office is open year-round - except holidays - Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm.

Melissa Worth: or

Important Phone Numbers
Director: 516-750-3104 or 516-669-7415 (cell)
Nurse & Emergencies: 516-750-3229
Billing: 516-750-3231

Medical Information

A completed medical form as well as a copy of your child’s immunization records must be on file prior to the start of any program. Permission is granted by signature on the registration form for your child to engage in all program activities except as noted on your child’s health form. A medical form will be mailed with your registration confirmation.

Our Staff

The staff at Portledge Summer Adventures is made up of caring professionals who take a personal interest in each child’s happiness and wellbeing. The program director and headteachers are certified teachers and coaches. Assistants are carefully supervised students and athletes who demonstrate an interest in working with our campers.

Medical Staff
Portledge Summer Adventures has a Registered Nurse on campus five days a week. In addition, many of our teachers and coaches are certified in CPR and first aid.

Lunch Program

Lunch is provided for all children enrolled in early childhood programs and full days. Lunches consist of individually prepared sandwiches, bagels, yogurt, snack, fruit, juice or water. A bag lunch must be sent with all children enrolled in half-day programs. Snacks are also provided throughout the day. We are a peanut-free environment.

Registration & Payment

A $150 non-refundable deposit is required with each child’s registration form. [Please make checks payable to Portledge School.] The complete balance is due by June 1, 2020 (but may conveniently be added with applications as well). There is a $25 fee for any checks returned to us by the bank.
• Third Child Discount - 10%
• Enroll in any 6 weeks of programs and receive a 10% discount.
A $25 administrative fee will be added for any program changes made after June 1st. There are no refunds after June 25, 2020.

Personal Items

Portledge Summer Adventures and its faculty are not responsible for any lost or stolen personal items. Portledge recommends that any valuable personal items not be brought on campus.


From the West

Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 39. At the stoplight, turn left and head north on Glen Cove Road. After crossing 25A (Northern Blvd,) proceed four miles to the Glen Street Exit. Go straight through the traffic light, up the hill, and continue for approximately 2 miles, crossing the railroad tracks and Piping Rock Road. Portledge School will be on your left.

From the East

Take the Long Island Expressway to exit 41 North, Route 107 North (Cedar Swamp Road.) Approximately 100 yards after crossing 25A (Northern Boulevard,) turn right onto Hegeman’s Lane. Go to the end. Turn right onto Chicken Valley Road. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Piping Rock Road. At first traffic light, turn right onto Duck Pond Road. Portledge School is approximately half a mile of a mile on the left.