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Summer Sports Camps


Welcome to Summer Sports Camps! ...five different programs full of variety and fun.

The camps are designed for young people between the ages of 6 and 13. Most camps are held five days a week from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Physical Education building on the West Windsor campus of Mercer County Community College in Trenton, New Jersey. Optional swimming is available from 3 to 3:30 p.m. daily.

Staffed by experienced instructors, including local visiting college and high school coaches and college athletes, our camps are designed to help youngsters develop their skills in a competitive, but fun, environment. Making use of the college's excellent athletic facilities, campers enjoy small group, individualized instruction based on their age and/or ability, along with friendly competitions.

Our directors have many years of experience and expertise in their sport. They structure their approach to ensure that each camper, from the beginner to those with more advanced skills, makes progress and achieves new goals. Appearances by special guest coaches supplement the activities developed by the regular staff.

Mercer's camp programs are inspected and certified annually by the NJ State Dept. of Health. Each camp includes certificated K-12 Instructors.


Cost, Refund Policy

The cost for each sports camp session is listed on the Registration Form.

Refunds willy only be granted when written notice of a camper's withdrawal is received not later than five working days before the first day of camp. Refunds thereafter will be charged a $25 processing fee. Telephone withdrawals will not be accepted.

 

Registration

To register, mail a registration form and a medical form.
Registrations will not be processed without a medical form.

The camp offers Before Camp Care. This option allows for a 7:30 a.m. drop-off to campers. Before Camp Care participants will be supervised on-site from 7:30 - 9 a.m. during camp days.

An After Camp Care service allows campers to remain on campus until 6 p.m. in a supervised recreational program.

 
For more information, please e-mail zegarskr@mccc.edu or call Ryan Zegarski, MCCC Athletics / Sports Camps, at (609) 570-3779.


Camper Responsibilities


Sports Camps 2019

Basketball Camp

Basketball Camp

(ages 6-13) CO-ED
June 24-28, 2019 / July 1,2,3,5, 2019 / July 8-12, 2019 / July 22-26, 2019 / July 29 - Aug. 2, 2019 / Aug. 5-9, 2019

INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS & ACTIVITIES: Camp Director Mike Tenaglia's program emphasizes fundamentals and personalized attention. Dribbling; Passing; Shooting; Offensive and defensive strategies; Conditioning; Game competition; Swimming (optional).
CAMP STAFF: Director Mike Tenaglia (Head Coach, MCCC Women's Basketball); College basketball players and visiting coaches.
FACILITIES: Spacious, air conditioned gymnasium; Video room; Olympic size indoor swimming pool.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT/ATTIRE: Campers should wear sneakers and suitable gym clothing. Those interested in the end-of-the-day swim should bring a bathing suit, sandals and towel.
AGES: Boys ages 6-13 are welcome. Participants will be separated by age and/or ability for both instruction and games. Participation is co-ed.


Field Hockey Camp

Field Hockey Camp

(ages 6-13) CO-ED
July 1,2,3,5, 2019

INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS & ACTIVITIES: Passing; Dribbling; Shooting; Offensive and defensive skills; Game competition; Swimming (optional).
CAMP STAFF: Director Suzanne Albanese (Certified K-12 Physical Education Teacher, USFHA Level I Certified Coach, USFHA Level III Umpire); College and club players on staff.
FACILITIES: MCCC full-size turf field; Spacious, air conditioned gymnasium; Olympic size indoor swimming pool.
AGES: Participants will be separated by age and ability for both instruction and games.


Soccer Camp

Soccer Camp

(ages 6-13) CO-ED
June 17-21, 2019 / June 24-28, 2019 / July 22-26, 2019

INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS & ACTIVITIES: Passing; Dribbling; Shooting; Offensive and defensive skills; Game competition; Swimming (optional).
CAMP STAFF: Director Tigana Dalce (Head Coach, MCCC Men's Soccer); College players and coaches.
FACILITIES: MCCC full-size turf field; Smaller field for younger players; Spacious court for indoor games; Olympic size indoor swimming pool.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT/ATTIRE: Campers should bring sneakers, soccer cleats, shin guards and a lock for their belongings. Sneakers or flat soccer shoes are mandatory for indoor games (which may be part of the regular schedule or due to inclement weather). Those interested in the end-of-the-day swim should bring a bathing suit, sandals and towel.
AGES: Boys and girls ages 6-13 are welcome. Campers will be separated by age and ability for both instruction and games. Participation is co-ed.


Speed, Agility, Quickness Camp

Sports Fitness & Readiness

(ages 6-13) CO-ED
June 17-21, 2019 / July 8-12, 2019 / July 15-19, 2019 / July 22-26, 2019

The Sports Fitness Camp helps children develop skills that are required to be successful in individual and team sport play.

Skills such as balance, agility, quickness, speed, core training and hand/eye coordination are examples of the physical skills needed to develop, enjoy and be successful in youth sports.

The Camp will will focus on teaching these skills by using pre testing, mechanical analysis, drills, recreational games and post testing to best help the campers.

TEACHING METHODS: drills, recreational games and videos
INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS & ACTIVITIES: Core training; Drills; Mechanical analysis; Personalized instruction; Videos; Skills testing; Team play; Swimming (optional).
FACILITIES: Turf field; Spacious, air conditioned gymnasium; Tennis courts; Fitness Center; 25-yard indoor swimming pool.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT/ATTIRE: Participants should wear sneakers and clothing suitable for working out. Those interested in the end-of-the-day swim should bring a bathing suit, sandals and towel.
AGES: Boys and girls ages 6-13.


Tennis Camp

Tennis Camp

(ages 6-13) CO-ED
June 17-21, 2019 / June 24-28, 2019 / July 1,2,3,5, 2019 / July 8-12, 2019 / July 15-19, 2019

INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS & ACTIVITIES: Basic strokes, including groundstrokes, serve and volley; Tennis etiquette; Rules and scoring for beginners; Strategy and tactics for various levels; Movies and exhibitions; Games, round robins, singles and doubles; Swimming (optional).
CAMP STAFF: Director Marc Petchel (former MCCC/Rider University player. Teacher and Tennis pro).
FACILITIES: Newly refurbished state-of-the-art tennis courts; Spacious, air conditioned gymnasium; 25-yard indoor swimming pool; Mercer County Tennis Center.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT/ATTIRE: Participants are required to bring their own tennis racket. Those interested in the end-of-the-day swim should bring a bathing suit, sandals and towel.
AGES: Boys and girls ages 6-13 are welcome, and all participation is coed. Participants will be separated by age and/or ability for both instruction and games. Younger or handicapped applicants may be accepted with approval of camp director.