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Campus Draws a Younger Crowd for Summer Camp Offerings

A combination of new offerings and longstanding traditions highlight 2014’s slate of summer camps at St. Norbert College. 

Open to boys and girls in the primary and secondary grades, individual camps hone on a specific area of talent, from athletics and music to leadership development.   

New Football Camp
Football players will gather June 21-22 at Donald J. Schneider Stadium for the Jeff Trickey/Randy Wright Quarterback and Receiver Camp

Trickey, a nationally decorated offensive skills coach with more than 40 years of experience, and Wright, former NFL and Big 10 quarterback, will offer participants two days of high-quality, high-energy, one-on-one instruction in position-specific offensive play. The camp is open to boys in grades five through eight and high school. 

Multiple Sports Sessions
Returning athletic camps cover a variety of sports. Led by St. Norbert College coaches, each camp balances sport fundamentals and mechanics with high-quality training similar to that which occurs at the collegiate level.

Men’s soccer camps and women’s soccer camps run Aug. 1-3 at Schneider Stadium. Players entering grades nine through 12 will receive training in the technical, tactical and conditioning principles of the game. 

Girls' Green Knight basketball camps will be split into three themed sessions. Fundamentals Day Camp will be offered to girls in grades three through nine, June 16-19. Shooting Camp takes place June 22 for grades four through 12. Post/Guard Position Camp, also on June 22, is for girls in grades five through 10. This session will feature instruction on offensive moves for guard and post play.      

Also split into sessions will be Summer Boys’ Basketball Camp, June 23-25 and July 30-Aug. 1, open to boys in grades two through eight. The first half of camp is dedicated to ball handling, shooting and passing drills meant to improve court skills. The remainder of camp consists of individual and team games. An awards ceremony rounds out the three-day experience, recognizing campers for the efforts and talents they displayed.             

St. Norbert Hockey School, northeast Wisconsin’s longest-running hockey camp, will also be split into themed sessions open to both boys and girls. Goalie School is scheduled for July 7-10. Hockey School, for players of all positions, will be held July 14-18. The Mini-Mite School allows four- and five-year-olds to take the ice for hour-long sessions on July 7 and 9. 

Music Camps
Hosted by the St. Norbert College music department, Summer Band Camp and Summer Choir Camp run June 16-20. Students who have completed grades five through nine are grouped by age, working directly with St. Norbert College’s music faculty to improve performance and music technique.

This year’s music camps will also offer “special interest performance experiences,” supplementary sessions where further advancement will take place in a small group setting. 

Choir Camp participants are encouraged to sign up for “On Broadway,” where they will work on a medley of songs from Broadway musicals with Knights on Broadway director Kent Paulsen (Music). Young singers and pianists can also add an hour of Group Voice or Group Piano: small, workshop-style sessions to enhance singing or piano presentation.    

Leadership Development
St. Norbert’s leadership camps offer an opportunity for boys and girls to explore and develop positive identities while establishing themselves as tomorrow’s confident, driven leaders. 

Through GLAD Camp, July 7-11 and July 14-18, young girls in grades 1-8 will engage in fun, exciting, esteem-building activities to foster high-reaching goals and make an impact on the world around them. (A few spots remain for the July 7-11 ession. The July 14-18 session is full.)

Similarly, BOLD Camp, July 21-24, provides boys in grades 4-8 opportunities to explore their potential by recognizing their authentic selves and what they stand for as individuals.

June 3, 2014