Build solid fundamentals
This is a track & field camp designed for campers who are entering 6th
through 9th grade.
The camp will feature instruction in every area of track & field. The daily program will help campers
explore all track & field events. Event instruction will emphasize fundamentals so that campers
will start off with good habits that will allow them to continue to improve throughout middle
school and high school.
The daily program will include instructional periods in the morning and afternoon when campers
can select events for periods that will change every 45 minutes. Training drills will include hill
sprints, jump rope, medicine ball drills, beach sprints, swimming, rope climbing, ladder running,
and punching a speed bag.
Throw in some fun
Instructional periods will be followed by track contests and games such as relay
races, standing long jump, capture the flag, scavenger hunts, and the greatest
track & field game of all time: Man Hunt.
Athletes will receive group and one-on-one coaching from college athletes who have developed skill
and passion through middle school and high school track programs in recent years and have then gone
on to excel on college track teams. Campers will get personalized instruction as well as drills and
exercises to help them develop enthusiasm for track & field training and competition.
High quality coaching with one-on-one attention will be offered in the following events:
Hurdles (High and intermediate)
options will include jump rope, medicine ball drills, swimming, and splitting
wood with an axe.
Experience a real Maine summer camp
Outside of the activity and
coaching sessions the campers
will participate in an old-fashioned
experience with a mandatory one hour reading period after lunch for
summer reading. Each evening will conclude with a campfire that features
contests and readings that contribute to the intellectual and character growth
of the athletes.
The daily program will also include optional periods for swimming, volleyball, and supervised kayaks
trips. Campers will be closely supervised at night by counselors in the cabin and counselors on patrol
between the girls' cabin area and the boys' cabin area and throughout the peninsula.