Registration Open for @GW_Sports Summer Camps
Camps Offered in Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and Rowing This Summer
As the school year comes to a close, parents looking for summer activities for their children need look no further than Foggy Bottom as GW Athletics offers 14 summer camps across six sports for children of all ages. From baseball to basketball to soccer to rowing, young athletes will have the opportunity to get college-level coaching from GW coaches and student-athletes with camps to suit all aspiring athletes, from young ones just learning the fundamentals to programs designed for future collegiate athletes.
Baseball: Head Coach Gregg Ritchie and his staff will host four camps at Tucker Field at Barcroft Park, ranging from tee ball camp to skills clinics to a weekend for college prospects:
FUN-damental Tee Ball Camp (June 22-24) will teach hitting and defensive fundamentals to boys and girls ages 4-7. The cost of the camp is $190.
-An offensive skills clinic (July 6-8) for ages 8-18 will help maximize campers' offensive potential and develop their swing. The cost of the camp is $190.
-A pitchers and catchers clinic (July 27-29) for ages 8-18 will help campers with mechanics, arm care and game technique. The cost of the camp is $190.
-The Elite Prospect Weekend (July 18-19) is for high school-aged players. Campers will go through a pro-style workout while being instructed by the GW coaching staff and will have the opportunity to be seen and evaluated by additional college coaches that will be in attendance. The cost of the camp is $290.
Basketball: Both the GW men's and women's basketball coaching staffs will host camps this summer:
-GW men's basketball Head Coach Mike Lonergan and his staff will host GW Basketball Camp (June 22-26) for children ages 8-17. Campers will be broken into three groups by age and skill level and will participate in fundamentals, contests and competitive games. The cost of the camp is $250; GW faculty and staff will receive a $50 discount.
-GW women's basketball Head Coach Jonathan Tsipis and his staff will lead a week-long day camp (July 13-17) for boys and girls ages 5-14, where campers will receive instruction in two focus concepts each day and will also compete against each other in contests and 5-on-5 games. The cost of the camp is $250, or $200 for GW faculty and staff.
-Coach Tsipis and his staff will also host an Elite Camp (June 20) for female players entering 7th-12th grades in the fall. Campers will be broken up by position and will receive individual and group instruction from the GW coaching staff to help bring their game to the next level. The cost of the camp is $85.
-Finally, the women's basketball staff will host a Team Camp (June 21) for girls' high school and AAU teams for ages 13-17. The Team Camp is designed to allow teams to receive top-level Division I instruction and compete against each other as they prepare for future competition. The cost of the camp is $275 per team.
Rowing: The 2015 Colonial Rowing Camp, hosted by GW women's rowing Head Coach Eric Carcich and GW men's rowing Head Coach Mark Davis, will be split into two week-long sessions in July for boys and girls, experienced and first-time rowers between the ages of 13-18. Each day will be packed with two on-the-water coaching sessions on the Potomac River as well as a daily lecture. The cost of the camp is $750 for day campers and $950 for overnight campers.
Soccer: Both the GW men's and women's soccer programs will put on camps this summer:
-GW men's soccer Head Coach Craig Jones and his staff will host the GW Junior Colonials Soccer Camp (June 29-July 3) for boys and girls ages 7-14. The camp will include instruction in a theme of the day. The cost of the camp is $300 for full-day campers or $175 for a half day (9 a.m.-12 p.m.) with a 10 percent discount offered for GW faculty and staff, a 10 percent sibling discount per child and a 25 percent discount off each child for three or more friends or teammates.
-GW men's soccer will also host a pair of ID camps (June 27-28, July 31-Aug. 1) for high school-aged players to expose campers to a college soccer player's experience. The cost of the camps are $195.
-GW women's soccer Head Coach Sarah Barnes and her staff will lead an overnight camp (July 19-22) for players ages 12-18 who are looking to continue their games at the collegiate level. The cost of the camp is $450 for day campers and $550 for overnight campers, who will stay at GW's Mount Vernon Campus dorms.
For more information about all of GW Athletics' summer camps, visit GWsports.com/camps/gewa-camps.html.