2013 Summer Day Camps at SUNY Potsdam
The Center for Lifelong Education and Recreation is excited to offer eight summer day camps for local children in 2013. With programs throughout the summer covering a wide range of subjects, you're sure to find at least one camp your children will love.
Once registered, a Day Camp Medical & Talent Waiver Form must be completed by a parent/guardian for all participants prior to their engagement in any camp activities and returned to our office or brought to the first camp session.
Gym Rats Basketball Clinic
It's important to learn correct technique at an early age to establish good habits. Join Potsdam Basketball Coaches Sherry Dobbs, Jr. and Tara Ruckh, and their players, for this fun introduction to the game of basketball. Smaller balls and lower baskets will help facilitate success. Basic dribbling, passing, and shooting will be taught, and when the kids get tired they'll break for a snack and then get back to the court for more fun! Requirements: Ages 4-9.
M-Th | 6/24-6/27 | 9:00-11:30 a.m. | MX FH | $69*
*Includes ball & t-shirt
Gymnastics Day Camp
Improve basic technique and be introduced to new skills using the bars, beam, vault, floor, and rings. Daily games and contests will be incorporated for an overall fun day! Experienced campers will focus on increasing strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility.
M-Th | 6/24-6/27 | MR Gym
Sec. I | Ages 4-7 | 9:00-11:00 a.m. | $55* Registration for this section is closed.
Sec. II | Ages 8-15 | 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | $79*
*Includes camp t-shirt. $5 discount for additional family members.
Potsdam Soccer Academy
Designed for boys and girls entering grades K-7. Fundamental soccer skills will be taught, integrated with agility, balance, and coordination exercises along with small-sided soccer games. Players will be divided among ability level and engage in five-a-side competition where they will receive plenty of touches on the ball and become more involved.
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | $109*
Sec. I | M-F | 6/24-6/28 | North Country Community College Soccer Field, Saranac Lake Campus
Sec. II | M-F | 8/12-8/16 | SUNY Potsdam Soccer Field
*Includes camp t-shirt. $10 discount for additional family members.
Princess Day Camp
This magical week will add some creativity and fun to your daughter's summer! Each day will include organized play, dancing, a snack break, and craft making. On the last day campers can come dressed in their favorite Princess costume and have their photo taken as a beautiful princess!
Registration for this section is closed.
Sec. I | Ages 3-5 | M-Th | 7/8-7/11 | 9:00-11:00 a.m. | MR Dance Studio & Gym | $75
Designed for older girls, the afternoon session will be an enchanted week of fun and excitement! Dancing, games, and crafts will transform and prepare participants for a day of royalty on the last session of camp which will include a tea party, photography session, and a ceremony!
Sec. II | Ages 6-8 | M-Th | 7/8-7/11 | 1:00-4:00 p.m. | MR Dance Studio & Gym | $95
Journey through a variety of adventures from exploring the ocean and outer space to superhero training at this co-ed camp for pre-schoolers. Each day incorporates imagination and play through both indoor and outdoor activities, and includes a snack break. Requirements: Ages 3-5.
M-Th | 7/15-7/18 | 9:00-11:00 a.m. | MR Gym | $75
Softball Day Camp
Improve your skills and meet other players from around the North Country in a fun environment with Potsdam Bears Softball coaching staff and players. Emphasis will be on building specific softball skills such as hitting, fielding, and pitching through small group and individual instruction. At the end of each session campers will break into teams to play games. Requirements: Girls entering grades 7-11 in the fall.
Registration for Softball Camp is now Closed.
M-F | 7/22-7/26 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | SUNY Potsdam Softball Field | $95*
*Includes camp t-shirt
Creative Arts Camp for K-12 (New Pathway!)
Experience the process of creating and presenting art through one of five pathways: creative writing, dance, drama, rock music and visual arts. Each program ends with a public exhibition on Saturday, August 10. Creative writers will read their work in a coffeehouse setting. Rock musicians, Dance and Drama campers will perform material they have rehearsed, and visual artists will exhibit their work in a gallery. Older students will build skills and further train, while younger students will be introduced to their art form and experiment with a variety of methods/mediums. All levels of experience are welcome. Classes will take place on the SUNY Potsdam campus in rooms appropriate to the various art forms. Camp registration includes a t-shirt, and two free tickets to final performances. Full-day campers are required to bring a bag lunch each day. A supervised lunch and chaperoned classroom transitions will be provided between sessions for K-3 campers wishing to participate during both a morning and afternoon pathway.
Please specify Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Rock Music or Visual Arts (choose by grade your child will enter in the fall)
K-3*# | 7/29-8/10 | 9:00-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:00 p.m. | $150
4-7# | 7/29-8/10 | 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. | $200
8-12 | 7/22-8/10 | 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. | $250
*Creative Writing pathway is not available for this age group.
#Rock Music pathway is not available for these age groups.
Soccer Pre-Season Training Camp
Looking for the perfect training environment to prepare for your upcoming soccer season? Join SUNY Potsdam's soccer coaching staff to experience college level training sessions. Each day will focus on developing fitness, technical skills and tactics for the high school season. Both conditioning drills and scrimmage play will be incorporated. Players will also be introduced to the college recruitment process. Requirements: Boys and Girls grades 8-12.
M-Th | 8/12-8/15 | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | SUNY Potsdam Soccer Field | $59*
*A $10 discount will apply to each participant if 10 or more players from the same school district apply together.