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Summer Programs

Sports Camp

Our Summer Sports Camps strive to develop the whole athlete in your child. With our diverse offerings, campers improve their skill level and develop the confidence needed to attain a high level of success.  With our variety of offerings, your child has the unique opportunity to participate in other sports activities and, by doing so, promote better physical development as a result of this exposure. Whether you choose one sport or more than one, your child will receive instruction from qualified coaches with years of experience working with children.

All of our Sports Camps, unless otherwise noted, are in session from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The camps utilize the fields and athletic facilities at our Skiff Street Athletic Complex.  This includes our heated pool at the Beckerman Athletic Center.  For full day Sports Camps, campers should bring their own snack, lunch, water, bathing suit, and towel.  Also, please check the camp descriptions listed below to make sure that your child is properly equipped for that particular camp.  For outdoor sports in which cleats are used, campers should also bring a pair of sneakers to be used for indoor activities during periods of inclement weather.


Sports Camp Discount:  If you register two or more siblings for the same Sports Camp, the first pays full price and the others pay half price.


SPORTS CAMPS WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 4th.


Sports Camps
WACKY WORLD OF SPORTS AND GAMES          June 13-17;   $260         

Our Multi Sports Camp is designed for girls and boys ages 7 to 14.  Join us for a week long journey that is only limited by your imagination.  Do you have to be a star athlete to compete and have fun in this camp?  Absolutely not - but you will feel like a star when your week is over.  You will be enriched and thrilled by an assortment of sports activities and games that include, but are not limited to, soccer, baseball, basketball, football, street hockey, softball, lacrosse, handball, volleyball, tennis and many more.  The program is under the direction of Hamden Hall physical education teacher Mark McEachern.     

SLAMMA JAMMA COMPETITION BASKETBALL CAMP            July 5-8;   $250     

Slamma Jamma Basketball Camp, for girls and boys entering grades 5 to 10, is offering a competition week for players interested in advancing their skills under game situations.  Technical skills , in the areas of shooting, dribbling, rebounding, offense, and defense; will still be the focus of the week as we strive to build the best complete player.

TENNIS CAMP          June 20-24;   $295          June 27-July 1;   $295                 

Our Tennis Camp, for girls and boys ages 7-14, will emphasize sound skill development for the beginner to the experienced tennis player. Players will have the opportunity to learn and improve their game within a fun environment. Each afternoon, players will challenge each other in our optional ladder tournament.  Free swim sessions are also offered during the week.  Players will need to provide their own rackets.  

TENNIS CLINIC        July 11-15;     $295          July 18-22;       $295

Tennis Clinic, for girls and boys ages 7-14, is an opportunity for young players to improve their skills and strengthen their game.  The clinic is under the direction of Rob Strebendt, who enjoys teaching the finer points of the game of tennis and who loves to bring his passion for tennis to each session of the clinic.  Players will need to provide their own rackets.

VICTORY SOCCER CAMP         July 11-15;   July 25-29;   Full Day; $200   AM Session; $155   Early registration discount;  $180 [Register by June 15th]

Victory Soccer School, for girls and boys ages 6-12, emphasizes the development of each player’s technique in the areas of dribbling, passing and receiving, heading, tackling, and shooting. These skill areas are then incorporated into the basic tactics that form the foundation of the world’s greatest game. Futsol, the fastest growing indoor game in the world, will also be incorporated as part of our camp experience.  Each player must provide his/her own cleats or training shoes, shin guards, soccer ball, water bottle, lunch, snack, swim suit, and towel. The cost is $200 for the full day session and $155 for morning session only. These weeks of soccer will be conducted by David Dikranian, Director of Victory Soccer Camps.

ADVANCED VICTORY SOCCER SCHOOL   August 1-5;   Full Day; $250    AM Session; $175   
                                                                                                       
Advanced Victory Soccer School, for girls and boys ages 10-16, wants you to step-up your game!  The soccer school delivers advanced training for players that want to improve their skills and prepare themselves for the elite level of competition.  You will be instructed by an experienced, professional staff of Victory soccer coaches that will offer technical and tactical training; along with fitness, agility and speed training.  Training sessions for goalkeepers will also be provided throughout the week.  Our state of the art facilities include both synthetic and natural grass turf, air-conditioned courts for Futsol and soccer tennis, and the indoor pool at the Beckerman Athletic Center.  Each player must provide his/her own cleats, indoor training shoes, shin guards, soccer ball, water bottle, lunch, snack, swim suit, and towel.  The full day session will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The morning session will run from 9 a.m. to Noon.
  
BOYS' LACROSSE CAMP          July 5-8;   $295                             

The Boys’ Lacrosse Camp, for ages 7-14. is under the direction of Kevin Warnock, Head Mens Lacrosse Coach at Hamden Hall. Boys attending the camp will have fun learning and playing the game of lacrosse. The focus of the camp will be on general athletic skills, stick skills and offensive and defensive ball control. This camp is designed to introduce the new player to the game while complimenting existing players who want to improve their game and have fun in doing so. Goalies are welcome. CAMPERS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN EQUIPMENT. 

NOR'EASTER GIRLS LACROSSE SCHOOL          July 19-22;   $350  

Entering it's sixth season at Hamden Hall, the Nor'Easter Girls Lacrosse School is under the direction of Clarissa Clarke, Laura Fields, and Betsy Vendel.  Betsy played four years of varsity lacrosse for Newtown High School.  She then continued her playing career at Division 1 Central Connecticut State University.  During her Freshman year, Betsey earned Rookie of the Year honors.  During her Sophomore year, Betsy was selected Second Team All Conference, and completed her career by being named First Team All Conference in both her Junior and Senior years.  Betsy was elected captain of the CCSU squad during her Junior and Senior years, and was award MVP honors in both of those seasons.  For her career at CCSU, Betsy holds the records for career points, assists, and draw controls.  Betsy currently serves as the Assistant Coach at Southern Connecticut College, and is a head coach for the Nor'Easter Club Lacrosse program.  Anne Murray, former standout at Princeton and now the Assistant Coach at Princeton with primary responsibility for the offense, will also return to share her expertise.  Rounding out this summer's staff is UCONN Assistant Coach Jane Karger, who will concentrate on defensive skills and goalkeeper play, and Amy Archambault, Nor'Easter Associate Director and Head Coach.  Also in attendance will be Cierra Ward, defensive standout at Central Connecticut.  Clarissa and Nor'easter pride themselves on providing a fun camp experience for all campers, regardless of age or ability.  Clarissa's and her staff's experience and infectious enthusiasm for teaching lacrosse makes this a great camp to attend.  Camp hours will be from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  (For ages 10-18) 

SLAMMA JAMMA BASKETBALL CAMP          July 25-29;   $250          
 
Slamma Jamma Basketball Camp, for girls and boys grades 3 to 9, will introduce the game in more detail to the less experienced player and provide advanced training to the more seasoned player. The camps will emphasize individual instruction on proper shooting technique, offensive moves, ball movement, defensive stance, and rebounding position. Individual development will then be incorporated into the concepts of team play. Players will need proper shoes.

VOLLEYBALL CAMP          August 1-5;   $295

Our Volleyball Camp, for girls ages 7-14, will be under the direction of Nally Sahin, Varsity Volleyball coach at Hamden Hall.  The camp will emphasize skill development in all aspects of the game - sets, digs, spikes, and team play!  This is a great opportunity for the experienced volleyball player, and for those athletes who are new to this fast-paced sport.  Players should come equipped with proper shoes and knee pads.  

LAX SKILLZ! & RTS Speed Training Camp         August 1-5;     $350         

Welcome to the LAX SKILLZ! Camp, I'm Coach Kiernan Griffin.  I have been a lacrosse coach on the youth and high school level for outstanding institutions such as Eli Youth Lacrosse, Team 203 Lacrosse Club, Hamden Hall, Hopkins School, and Foote School.  Throughout the spring and summer seasons, players and coaches are forced to focus on team strategies and concepts that win games.  Unfortunately, the stick skils and speed training techniques too often are cut or hurried in practice.  At the LAX SKILLZ! Camp, we will dedicate two sessions per day to gaining the stick skills needed to succeed at any level that the camper desires.  This year I have teamed up with a premier training staff in Ranfone Training Systems (rtsct.com) to provide an additional session of speed and agility training.  This is a very exciting and valuable opportunity to get speed coaching from trainers with decades of combined experience.

This is a non contact camp for boys ages 10 to 17.  Campers will have optional pool time each day.  In addition to bringing a bathing suit and towel, each player should bring a lunch, snack, sunscreen, lacrosse helmet, gloves, and of course a stick!  Goalies are welcome in full gear - see you in August!

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