Summer Camp Guide: For Sports Nuts
Squire Sports Camps at the Maria Regina High School
Hartsdale (914) 328-3798; squirecamps.com
What more could your little sports enthusiast want? Squire Sports Camps offers baseball, tennis, and all-sport “academies,” where campers can perfect their hitting, bunting, and base-running; volley, swing, and serve skills; or learn the fundamentals in a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, football, and tennis. The camp, which is in its 42nd year of operation, caters to everyone from beginner to experienced athletes with top-tier instruction and a focus on technique and skills training.
Ages: Varies by sport; generally 5 to 15 Dates: Visit squirecamps.com/sports/camps for all 2015 changes to schedules Fees: Visit squirecamps.com/general-information for all 2015 fees Transportation: $195/week, $500 deposit required
Future Stars Camps at Purchase College
Purchase (914) 273-8500; fscamps.com
Future Stars offers a smorgasbord of sports camp options, including baseball, basketball, diving, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and cheerleading, as well as a multi-sport camp. Technique, strategy, and sportsmanship are stressed in each camp, and all of them take advantage of the sprawling sports facilities on the Purchase campus. The program provides personalized instruction, concentrated drilling, and competitive play. So, it’s skills and drills in the morning, and games and match play in the afternoon. In addition, the littlest athletes can attend the half-day Little Stars Camp, which introduces tennis, swimming, and other sports to kids from age 3½ to 4 years old.
Ages: 3½ to 16 Dates: Weekly sessions from June 22 to Aug 28 (M-F, 9 am-4 pm) Fees: $560-$620 per week; tennis and horseback riding additional Transportation: Yes