DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department has openings remaining in a number of summer camps involving a variety of sports. The summer camp season begins the last week of June and continues through mid-August.
Men’s basketball will hold a Team Camp (July 10-11) and a Day Camp (July 26-29). The Day Camp has a morning session for boys and girls entering grades 2-5 as well as a full day session (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) for girls and boys entering grades 6-9.
Field hockey has two sessions. The first session runs July 19-23 and the second session is from July 20-23. Both include morning, afternoon and evening sessions as well as an optional evening play.
Football has an Evening Camp (July 11-15) open to those entering grades 6-12. It is a full contact camp the offers specialized and technical instruction to athletes of every age group regardless of skill or position.
Gymnastics has two camps available to girls of any experience level. The Day Camp (July 5-9), for girls aged 6 and older, has the option of morning only or full day. There is also an Overnight Camp (July 11-15) available to girls ages 7 and older.
Men’s ice hockey will hold the Dick Umile Hockey School from Aug. 9-13; it is open to ages 7-15 and includes both on ice training – including skating, skills and team development sessions – as well as off ice activities.
Women’s ice hockey will hold its Overnight Camp from July 25-29. It consists of a U-14 division (ages 8-13) and a U-18 division (ages 14-18) and has both commuter and overnight options.
Women’s lacrosse has two girls camps spanning June 27-30. The Climbing Cat camp is a morning session for girls aged 5-10. The Top Cat Elite Overnight camp is for girls aged 10-18; it includes a morning, afternoon and evening session.
Men’s soccer offers a Soccer Dimensions Residential Camp (Aug. 1-5) that is open to boys ages 9-18. Participants will be grouped by age and ability in a camp that includes technical and tactical training, small-sided games and full-sided matches.
Women’s soccer has a Soccer Overnight Camp (July 25-29) open to those entering grades 6-12; it includes technical skill sessions as well as both small-sided matches and 11v11 matches.
Track & field has two camps from which to choose. The Middle Distance / Distance / Cross Country camp runs from July 25-29, whereas the Sprints / Jumps / Throws camp spans Aug. 1-5 (and also includes hurdles). Both camps are open to boys and girls entering grades 7-12 and run daily from 4-7 p.m.
Volleyball has three camps available. The Elite Level College Prep Camp (July 18-22) is recommended for those with 2+ years of varsity experience and 4+ years of club team experience, as well as a desire to play at the collegiate level; it includes position-specific sessions, drills, competition, video analysis and strength and conditioning. The Overnight Camp (July 18-22) is open to girls ages 12-18. The Team Camp (Aug. 6-8) includes skill instruction as well as team building and bonding exercises; there is a 10 player minimum to enroll.
There are two sessions for the UNH Hockey Strength and Conditioning Camp. The first session runs from July 5-22 and Session 2 will be held Aug. 2-19. The camp is open to both male and female hockey players aged 10-18. It is geared toward the hockey athlete in preparation for the upcoming season via dryland training; the second session includes power skating at the Whittemore Center. You can attend one or both sessions.
More information on UNH’s summer camps is available online at www.unhwildcats.com/camps/index.