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Hamden Hall Country Day School
Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12
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.

Please be aware that every precaution is taken by our staff to avoid situations that may be dangerous to your child. However, unforeseen and unpredictable circumstances may arise that may expose your child to inherent risks associated with the sport in which he/she is participating.

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  • SPLASH CAMP June 12-16 $225; June 20-23 $200

    Splash Camp, for ages 8 to 12, provides novice campers with the opportunity to learn the basic rules and skills for the popular sport of water polo.  For our more experienced polo players, camp activities will look to build greater confidence in your water skills. Splash Camp is held in the morning from 8:30 to 10:00 am.  Each 90-minute session will include work on basic skills: passing and catching technique (one-handed passing and catching only), treading technique, and how to gain "ball side" position. Each session will include opportunities for participants to play games, which will reinforce the skills introduced throughout our sessions.

    Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool and be able to tread water for 60 seconds.  Classes will be instructed by coaches and players with decades of experience. Andrew Lewandowski will lead each session. He has been involved with the sport since 1984. He was a high school All-American and then a 4-time All-Ivy League selection when he played at Yale University. More recently, Andrew coached the Yale Men’s and Women’s Water Polo teams for 14 seasons, leading the team to six top-10 finishes nationally. He coached more than 20 All-American players and in 2011 he was voted the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s National Coach of the Year. In 2014, he founded the New Haven Hydras, an age group program.  (Splash Camp will be closed Monday, June 19th)

    Wacky World of Sports and Games, 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's physical education teacher Mark McEachern.     
  • TENNIS CAMP June 12-16 $325; June 20-23 $275

    Our Tennis Camp, for girls and boys ages 7-14, will emphasize sound skill development from 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.  Swimming is also offered each day.  Each player will provide his/her own racket.  (Tennis Camp will be closed on Monday, June 19th)
  • HAMDEN HALL BASKETBALL CAMP June 20-23 $240; July 31-August 4 $290

    The Hamden Hall Basketball Camps, for ages 7 to 16, is under the direction of varsity coach Sean Doherty.  The camp gives each camper the opportunity to develop and strengthen their own personal skill set by working directly with our staff of knowledgeable and experienced coaches.  Through contests, games, drills, and guest lecturers, we strive to make the camp experience enjoyable and fun, while still allowing for development and instruction.  (The first session of Basketball Camp will be closed on Monday, June 19th)
  • VICTORY SOCCER CAMP June 20-23 (AM session only/ $150); July 31-August 4 (Full Day session only / $250)

    For girls and boys ages 6-15, Victory Soccer Camp 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, swimsuit, and towel. The cost is $250 for the full-day session and $150 for the morning session (AM session runs from 9:00 to 12:00 / there is no camp on Monday, June 19th).  The full-day session is only scheduled for July 31-August 4 and the morning session is only scheduled for June 20-23.  (The AM session of Victory Soccer Camp will be closed on Monday, June 19th.)

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