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Sports Camps 2014 Descriptions

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Last updated: 04/03/14

 
General Info:  At the beginning of each camp, the participants are grouped according to age. As skill levels become apparent, campers are grouped according to ability. Campers should report to their specific sports camp early on the first day of camp to check in. Please bring a healthy snack and drink each day for breaks. We advise a hat and sunscreen for the outdoor camps. All campers will receive a camp T-shirt during the week.
 

A.M. Camp: Morning Camp: "Streets of San Francisco " Grades 1 - 6 (as of fall 2014); 9 am - noon

What: Campers in the Morning Camp will learn and participate in four main events each week: sports activities, a science demonstration and/or project, an art project, and a field trip related to the week's theme. Campers will get plenty of physical activity playing a sport or sports each morning. Visiting art and science teachers will each be instructing the children on one different morning each week. All campers are grouped according to age. In addition, campers will see the sites of San Francisco on this camp's weekly field trip. More detailed information will be provided prior to the start of camp.

Scheduled Field Trips 2014:
Week 1: June 20: Bay Cruise: A view of the Barbary Coast

Week 2: June 27: Bowling at Presidio Bowl
Week 3: July 2: Cable Car Ride & visit to Cable Car Barn Museum
Week 4: July 11: Yerba Buena Ice Skating
Week 5: July 18: Tour of AT&T Park

Where: Parents must sign-in their children at the South Gym (McCullough Gym) each day between 8:45 and 9:00 in the South Gym. If your child is going to free early drop-off at 8 a.m., s/he must sign in with the proctor of early drop-off. Please let Mr. Hickox know if your child will be going to early drop-off. If your child is signed up for an afternoon camp he or she will be supervised during lunch (12:00 to 12:45) and then escorted to their next camp. All campers must be signed-out each day starting at 12:00 noon.

Clothing & Equipment: Campers are asked to bring enough nutritious snacks for the 2 breaks they will have during the day. Vending machines are available, so you may want to send your child with money. Campers should dress for physical activity; tennis shoes are required.

 

A.M. Camp: Training to be a High School Athlete: Boys & Girls entering 8th or 9th grades (as of fall 2014) ; 9 am - noon (not limited to SI students)

What:
The 4 one-week sessions and 1 three-day session are designed to physically prepare aspiring high school athletes for upcoming seasons. Instruction and activities are geared for training the athlete in various aspects of speed, strength and endurance. Activities include: spin cycling, running, ladder and medicine ball workouts, free weights and calisthenics. The one-week sessions can also be taken as a five-week continuous camp.

Where:
SI Weight Room located next to the upper field underneath the gym.

Clothing & Equipment:
Athletic shoes, loose fitting sweats and/or shorts, a T-shirt and/or sweatshirt. Camp is conducted both inside and outside. Sunscreen is advised. Please bring water and a daily snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Baseball Camp: 1 - 4 pm

What: Instruction will emphasize hitting, bunting, base running, pitching, and defensive play at all positions.

Where:
Report to the east bleachers on the football field on the first day of camp.

Clothing & Equipment:
Campers will receive a baseball cap but need to wear a shirt/sweatshirt, baseball pants or sweats, baseball or other athletic shoes, & glove. Bats will be available for use during the day, but campers might feel more comfortable with their own bat.  Make sure that any personal gear is clearly marked with name or initials.  Don't bring baseballs; we'll have plenty available. Please bring water and a daily snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Basketball Camp: 1 - 4 pm

What:
A skills oriented camp covering the fundamentals of basketball. This includes ball handling, shooting, passing, rebounding, footwork, and defense. The camp will consist of multiple stations for a smaller coach-to-player ratio, and include both fun and competitive games.

Additional Info about Coed Advanced Skills Camp: This camp is specifically designed for the intermediate to advanced boy and girl basketball player. Players are expected to have some past playing experience and expected to bring a desire and energy to work and “get better!’ Whether you are looking to improve your game to make your school team or you are a serious player with the intent on playing at the next level, basketball is a game that requires a development of certain fundamentals in order to improve. This camp is designed to teach those fundamentals at a “high Level.” These areas of skill work include: Two Ball Dribbling, Tennis Ball Toss, Hand-Eye Coordination Drill, Improving Reaction Time, Proper Shooting, Weak Hand Development, Passing and Receiving, and guard and post footwork. The advanced skills camp works on improving these very necessary skills that every aspiring player must have, regardless of the level.

Where:
Come to the main gym on the first day of camp.

Clothing & Equipment:
All campers must have basketball shoes, shorts, and socks. Please bring water and a daily snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Cat Camp: 9 am - 3:30 pm; June 9 - June 13; Coed camp for incoming SI freshmen Class of 2018: Registration for Cat Camp will be available on our registration site on March 14, 2014

What: All day (9 am - 3:30 pm) one-week camp for members of the Class of 2018. This camp provides the incoming freshmen with the opportunity to meet their classmates and get to know the campus. Each day the campers participate in a variety of activities. This year all campers will enjoy a different sport each day in addition to one strength and conditioning session, a theatre/improv session, and a wonderfully creative studio art class. At least one event will be coed each day. A special social event for all campers will be planned for one of the afternoons.

Where:
Meet in the foyer of the main gym on the first day of camp.

Clothing & Equipment:
Dress for two sports sessions per day. Bring a large shirt or T-shirt to use during the studio art session of the camp. Campers will receive a special Cat Camp 2018 performance shirt.

Lunch & Snacks: Lunch and snacks will be provided each day and are included in the price of the camp.

 

Crew Camp: 8:00 - 1 pm; June 9 - June 13; Coed camp for 6th, 7th & 8th graders only (as of fall 2014)


If you are registered for this camp, please bring signed Crew Camp Summer Permission Slip (to be posted) on first day of camp.

What: A skills-oriented camp covering the basic techniques of crew. Camp will be held rain or shine. There will be both land and water workouts done on both erg machines and crew shells. Depending on the weather, campers may be bussed to St. Ignatius to work on additional erg machines. Campers will be divided among the 3 pairs of coaches representing Washington, California and Harvard. Friday, June 13 will be race day: a 1000 metre erg race and 1000 metre row (by 6's). Please complete and sign the Crew Camp Summer Permission Slip (to be posted) and bring it with you to the first day of camp.

Where: First day of camp only: Campers will meet at the Lake Merced Boathouse (Directions to Boathouse to be posted) at 8:00 am. Campers will be bussed to SI's Herbst Pool at noon in order to pass the required swim test. Parents should pick up their sons/daughters at 1 pm in front of the gyms on the first day only. Tuesday through Friday: Campers are to be dropped off and picked up at the Lake Merced Boathouse. There will be no bus transportation to or from Lake Merced Tuesday through Friday unless deemed necessary due to weather conditions.

Clothing & Equipment: A backpack with sweatshirt, extra T-shirt (long-sleeved or short-sleeved, gym shorts/tights/cycling shorts/rowing shorts, knit hat or baseball cap, optional sunglasses, running shoes with an extra pair of socks, flip flops, windbreaker jacket (Gore-tex if you have one), water bottle (cycling style soft plastic if possible). Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided each day and is included in the price of the camp.

 

Cross Country Camp: 1 - 3 pm

If you are registered for this camp, please bring Cross Country Camp Summer Venues Permission Slip (to be posted) on first day of camp.

What: Designed to help athletes of all levels prepare for the fall Cross Country season and/or improve their running skills and fitness. Runners will be grouped by fitness and ability level.  Classroom instruction will supplement the afternoon workouts.

Where: Report to the east bleachers on the football field on the first day of camp. On subsequent days you will meet on 39th Ave. behind the west bleachers in order to board a CYO bus or school van. Each day of running will feature a different location: various locations in Golden Gate Park, Crissy Field, and Land's End. The campers will board  a CYO bus or school van and travel to one of these destinations in order to vary running venues. Please complete and sign the Cross Country Camp Summer Venues Permission Slip (to be posted) and bring it with you to the first day of camp. Thank you!

Running Venues Schedule (tentative):
Monday: @ Golden Gate Park; Polo Fields
Tuesday: @ Golden Gate Park: Stow Lake
Wednesday: @ Lands' End
Thursday: @ Golden Gate Park; Lindley Meadows
Friday: @ Crissy Field

Clothing & Equipment: Every runner should have good running shoes, socks, shorts, T-shirt, and sweats.  Bring a water bottle and snack every day. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Diving Camp: M,W,F (six meetings during Weeks 1 & 2 only) 7 - 8:30 am

What:
A skills-oriented camp covering the basic techniques of diving. 

Where:
Report to the Pool & Herbst Natatorium on the first day of camp.

Clothing & Equipment:
Please bring water and a daily snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Field Hockey Camp: 1 - 4 pm

What:
A skills-oriented camp covering the basic techniques of field hockey. Instructional highlights include offensive and defensive individual skills training, small game strategies, and game situations.

Where:
Report to the west bleachers on the football field on the first day of camp.

Clothing & Equipment:
Campers may wear tennis shoes or cleats (soccer cleats are ok; baseball spikes are not).  Please wear shorts or sweats. Bring a hockey stick if you have one, if not, one will be loaned to you. Please bring water and a daily snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Football Camp: 1 - 4 pm

What: Instruction will cover the fundamentals of football including throwing, kicking, tackling, catching, proper stances, and defensive covering. There is no player-to-player contact.

Where:
Meet in the east bleachers opposite the press box near the football field on the first day of camp.

Clothing & Equipment:
Campers may wear tennis shoes or cleats (soccer cleats are ok; baseball spikes are not).  Please wear shorts or sweats. Please bring water and a daily snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Golf Camp: 1 - 4 pm; (Campers will board the bus at 12:15 each day)
If you are registered for this camp, please bring Golf Camp Summer Venues Permission Slip (to be posted) on first day of camp.

What: Wildcat Golf Camp will offer two weeks (one full week and one three day week) of instruction and challenging competition at local golf facilities and courses. Campers can register for one or both weeks. Coaches will teach skills for the beginning, intermediate, and advanced golfers. Campers will travel to a Bay Area golf practice facility, but will begin and end their days at St. Ignatius. The schedule is as follows: 12:15 pm – Campers board a bus or school vans, 12:40 – Campers arrive at San Bruno Golf Center and eat lunch/warm up, 1:00 pm – Campers begin instruction on golf by licensed golf teachers from the San Bruno Golf Center, 3:30 pm – Campers board the bus or vans and return to SI. The bus will return the campers to the SI campus by 4 pm. On the last day of each week, the campers will travel to a local golf course to play 9 holes of golf. Please complete and sign the Golf Camp Summer Venues Permission Slip (to be posted) and bring it with you to the first day of camp. Thank you!

Where:
First day: Meet at the flagpole in front of school on 37th Avenue. Subsequent days: Meet on the upper practice field by the parking garage. On the last day of each week, campers will travel to a local golf course to play nine holes of golf. Check this website for complete travel schedule prior to the start of camp.

Clothing & Equipment: Each golfer should have a full set of clubs, a golf glove, and a pair of soft golf spikes. If you are in the academic program or a morning camp, bring your gear to the Summer Programs office for storage each morning. Golf clubs may NOT be left at school overnight. Pack a lunch to eat on the way to camp, in addition to a snack and a drink for each day. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Boys' Lacrosse: 1 - 4 pm

What:
This camp is designed for boys with little or no lacrosse experience. The camp does not require the camper to have a helmet or pads. In fact, no pads will be used during this session. The camp will focus on fitness and the basic skills necessary to play lacrosse. Boys will learn how to catch, throw, cradle, shoot, and play defense using body position. They will learn the different positions in lacrosse in order to develop a further interest in the game.

Where:
Meet in the west bleachers opposite the press box near the football field on the first day of camp.

Clothing & Equipment:
Campers may wear tennis shoes or cleats (soccer cleats are ok; baseball spikes are not). Please wear shorts or sweats. Please bring a lacrosse stick. SI has a limited number of loaner lacrosse sticks. Please bring water and a daily snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Girls' Lacrosse Camp: 1 - 4 pm

What:
This camp is designed for girls with little or no lacrosse experience. The camp will not use nor does it require the camper to have a helmet or pads. In fact, no pads will be used during this session. The camp will focus on fitness and the basic skills necessary to play lacrosse. Girls will learn how to catch, throw, cradle, shoot, and play defense using body position. They will learn the different positions in lacrosse in order to develop a further interest in the game.

Where:
Meet in the east bleachers near the press box on the football field on the first day of camp.

Clothing & Equipment:
Campers may wear tennis shoes or cleats (soccer cleats are ok; spikes are not).  Please wear shorts or sweats. Please bring a lacrosse stick. SI has a limited number of loaner lacrosse sticks. Please bring water and a daily snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Boys' Rugby Camp: 1 - 4 pm

What: Instruction will cover the fundamentals of rugby including ruck play, offensive, and defensive play, passing and kicking in a controlled, safe, and fun environment.

Where: Meet in the west bleachers opposite the press box near the football field on the first day of camp.

Clothing & Equipment: 
Campers may wear tennis shoes or cleats (cleats preferred; soccer cleats are ok; baseball spikes are not).  Please wear shorts or sweats. Please bring water and a daily snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Soccer Camp: 1 - 4 pm

What:
A skills-oriented camp covering the basic techniques of soccer including dribbling, passing, shooting, trapping and defense.

Where:
Meet in the east bleachers near the press box on the football field on the first day of camp.

Clothing & Equipment:
Campers must bring their own soccer ball. The ball size is very important: under age 8 (size 3), under 12 (size 4), under 16 (size 5). Shinguards recommended. Please bring water and a daily snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Softball Camp: 1 - 4 pm

What: Softball camp will focus on developing individual skills and techniques in such areas as: throwing - hitting - fielding.  Daily instruction will provide proper technique and skills progression to help all campers improve their skills.

Where: Campers should meet on the upper practice field on the first day of camp.

Clothing & Equipment: Campers will need to have their own glove, a small snack and water each day. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Surf Camp: 1 - 4 pm; (Campers will board the van at 12:40 each day)

In order to participate in this camp, you must bring completed SI Surf Camp Summer Permission Slip & Surf Camp Pacifica Release Form on first day of camp.

St. Ignatius Summer Programs has teamed up with Surf Camp Pacifica (http://www.surfpacifica.com/lessons.htm) for this exciting opportunity for our SI Summer School students and campers!

What: Surf camp is a 3-hour camp for students up to 18 years old. The focus is on the fundamentals of ocean knowledge, safety, and etiquette as well as the techniques of surfing. This experience instills confidence and self esteem by teaching individuals to learn to respect the power of the ocean. In addition, it encourages a healthy hobby. All Surf Camp Pacifica instructors are First Aid & CPR trained and certified. In addition, all instructors receive weekly ocean rescue training sessions based upon the guidelines set forth by United States Lifeguard Association (USLA) for Ocean Lifeguards. Surf Camp Pacifica instructors strive to ensure this experience is the 'ultimate' for each and every child. Surf Camp maintains a 1:5 ratio with the senior instructors, and utilizes junior instructors to augment the personal attention for our surfers. In addition, a Lead Instructor is on the beach to supervise, monitor, and dictate the water activities.

Where: SI Surf campers should meet at the bus lane on 37th Ave. for the daily bus trip to Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica departing promptly at 12:40pm.  Van will return to SI by 4pm each day.

Clothing & Equipment: Campers should arrive equipped with sunscreen, towel, change of clothes and a snack and water. Price includes T-shirt, transportation, wetsuit and board.

 

Table Tennis Camp: 1 - 4 pm

What: Instruction and drills on the fundamental strokes including forehand, backhand, volleys, and serves. Campers will have the opportunity to play both singles and doubles.

Where: This camp will be held in the school cafeteria (Commons).

Clothing & Equipment: Wear tennis shoes and shorts (weather permitting). Equipment will be provided. Please bring water and a daily snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Tennis Camp: 1 - 4 pm

What: Instruction and drills on the fundamental strokes including forehand, backhand, volleys, and serves. Campers will have the opportunity to play both single and double sets, plus games.

Where: SI tennis courts above the parking lot (located at the corner of 37th Avenue & Rivera)

Clothing & Equipment: Wear tennis shoes and shorts (weather permitting). Campers must bring a tennis racket. Please bring water and a daily snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Track & Field Camp: 1 - 4 pm

What: Campers will experience all the track and field events from the 100 meter dash to the mile and from the high jump to the discus throw. Campers will compete in a track meet at the end of the week.

Where:
Meet in the west bleachers opposite the press box near the football field on the first day of camp.

Clothing & Equipment:
Running shoes and shorts or sweats. Please bring water and a daily snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Ultimate Frisbee: 1 - 4 pm

What: Ultimate Frisbee camp at SI! No experience necessary! Ultimate Frisbee is a 7 vs 7 team sport with elements of soccer, lacrosse, and football. Similar to football, points are scored by passing the disc to a teammate in the opposing end zone. We’ll learn all the cool ways to throw, catch, and layout for frisbees. We’ll also learn what makes Ultimate different from Frisbee golf. It’s going to be an awesome time so bring a disc and some unbridled enthusiasm and let’s play some Ultimate!

Here is a brief highlight reel to show you what the best Ultimate players can do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq3pg0JcJSI

Where: Meet in the east bleachers near the press box on the football field on the first day of camp.

Clothing & Equipment: A frisbee disc, running shoes, and shorts or sweats. Please bring water and a daily snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt. If you’re looking for a disc, head to your local sporting good store. “Discraft” or “Innova" are recommended, but not required brands. Discs are also quite easy to find online.

 

Volleyball Camp: 1 - 4 pm

What: Instruction & drills focus on the fundamental skills of passing, setting, hitting, serving, blocking, and digging.  A major portion of the camp will be playing games.

Where:
Meet in the gym on the first day of camp.

Clothing & Equipment:
Wear athletic shoes (volleyball shoes, cross trainers, or court shoes) and shorts with a comfortable T-shirt. Kneepads are recommended. Please bring water and a daily snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.


 

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