Christendom’s athletic department will be offering a series of sports camps for ages K-12 this summer, at the college’s Front Royal, Va. athletic facilities. The camps, which will be taught by Christendom’s own coaches and players, will help interested parties learn the fundamental skills of soccer, basketball, and volleyball, with each camp offered at an affordable price.
Beginning in June, Christendom will partner with the acclaimed Players Soccer Academy to offer three different camps, based on age and ability, from June 20-24. Utilizing Christendom’s state-of-the-art Crusader Fields, children ages 4-5 will be able to take part in a half-day camp during the week, where they will be introduced to the world of soccer, while also learning valuable skills in physical and social development.
Children ages 6-9 and 10-13 will be able to take part in a half or full-day camp over the same period, where they will learn fundamental and more advanced technical skills based on their age-group, all within a fun, enjoyable environment that teaches the mental and physical attributes necessary for success in soccer. The half-day camps will be offered for the price of $150, while the full-day camps will be offered for $250.
From June 27-July 1, Christendom’s male residence director, and assistant basketball coach, Joe Walsh will teach a boys basketball camp in Christendom’s Crusader Gymnasium, with the aid of current Christendom athlete Nicholas Santschi. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day, Walsh will teach rising 5th-8th grade students, and will teach rising 9th-12th grade students from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Over the course of one week, Walsh will aim to help students master the fundamental skills of basketball, including shooting, dribbling, passing, and defensive skills, with opportunities to scrimmage to put those new skills to the test.
Walsh will offer a similar camp for girls July 5-8, with the aid of recent alumna Bridget McMahon. The camp will be split into age groups for rising 5th-8th grade students, and for rising 9th-12th grade students. Both camps will be offered for $100.
Christendom’s volleyball coach Josh Petersen, along with McMahon, will teach a girls volleyball camp July 11-15 for rising 3rd-7th grade students. For three hours each day, Petersen and McMahon will help students develop their passing, setting, serving, and knowledge of the game of volleyball, with new techniques introduced every day, along with the opportunity to test those new skills through scrimmages. The camp will be offered for $100.
Christendom has been offering summer sports camps for interested students aged K-12 for years, helping them to develop mental, physical, and social skills in a fun, enjoyable environment.