This summer, get your children in on the action by signing them up for Bronco summer camps. Whether your child is a star player or a mere dabbler in athletics, SCU has a sports camp for them. Offerings include baseball, softball, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and soccer camps, in addition to an an all-sports camp.
Day Camps in the individual sports focus on the fundamentals for campers, while the Elite Camps target high school athletes hoping to play at the collegiate level. “The Elite Camp is designed to provide an experience that is like that of a typical college student athlete,” says Amanda Brown, director of SCU women’s basketball operations, of the program for young women. “They run through practices with the head coach, stay in the dorms and eat in the cafeteria. We put them through a weight workout, and they meet with an academic advisor who will give them the low-down on academic workloads and the process of the NCAA clearinghouse.”
In contrast, Bronco Kidz All-Sports Camp is designed for 7 to 13-year-olds who either already love and play a variety of sports or who want a chance to try out something new. Activities range from traditional favorites like basketball, soccer, and swimming, to less mainstream sports like dodgeball and ultimate Frisbee. With three sports in the morning and three different ones in the afternoon, campers get plenty of play time.
“It’s your PE class that you don’t have anymore—all your sports rolled into one week of camp to get kids experiencing a bunch of different sports,” says Janice DeMonsi, director of recreation. “The emphasis is on fitness, fundamentals, and fun.” The camp is also offering a Counselor in Training program for children ages 14–17 to learn valuable leadership skills while they assist with running the weekly camp activities.