Youth sports camps are a diverse and popular subset of camp programs, focused mainly on spending time outdoors, encouraging physical fitness, and building camper camaraderie through teamwork. Here are six of our favorite sports summer camps that you can find at a location near you!
The Skyhawks motto, “Teaching Life Skills Through Sports,” says it all. The youth sports camps offered by this nationwide organization provide fun, safe, and positive programs that foster a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. Their skill-based sports experience for kids 4-14 explores sports including soccer, flag football, track and field, volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, skateboarding, and more!
If you’ve got a child aged 18 months to 5 years, their SuperTots Sports Academy offers gym-based classes and enrichment programs with both in-person (across America) and virtual formats.
Sportball is a huge presence in the youth sports camps scene, with locations across Canada, throughout four U.S. states (Arizona, California, New York, and Texas), and even in Singapore. Their methodology-based sports instruction is all about life-long learning and building confidence in kids from 16 months to 12 years old.
Their slogan, “Champions of Physical Literacy,” speaks to how seriously Sportball takes the responsibility to make a difference in a child’s life. Sportball kids can get involved in multi-sport, soccer, basketball, flag football, ball hockey, tennis, volleyball, golf, and fit kids programs.
With locations in NY, NJ, CT, and PA, RedBull Youth Program has a major youth sports camps presence in the northeastern regions of the USA. This is a soccer skills sports summer camp for boys and girls alike, and it runs 3-6 hours a day over a 5-day period. Each day focuses on a new topic, with campers assigned to groups based on age and ability.
The RedBulls program touts benefits such as complimentary tickets to a New York Red Bulls regular season game, program skill levels ranging from Beginner to Elite, and convenient regional locations.
The All-Star Sports Camps mission is “to help kids be active, healthy, and happy.” Their 3 locations in Texas (South Austin, Cedar Park, and Live Oak) will introduce campers to a range of activities that help them learn teamwork, demonstrate sportsmanship, and develop their athletic skills. The trained coaching staff will guide your child through a range of fun, team-based games and activities while discovering new interests and making lots of friends!
If your 12-17 year-old camper is more into the esports scene than traditional youth sports camps, Asylum Gaming and Esports in Boston might be just the place for them. Asylum runs yearly esports bootcamps to provide youth with valuable training in a popular hobby that has become a rapidly growing industry, career option, and even a collegiate scholarship opportunity.
Through five days of coaching at Laugh Boston (on top of regular outside time on the gorgeous Lawn on D), your talented young game will enjoy working with the best hardware from Microsoft and building connections with local esports teams—including an Overwatch team one step away from the Pros!
Chicago-area kids love spending the summer sunshine at baseball skills camps from Bash Sports Academy. Professional instructors who have played at high levels will spend each day coaching your child to become a better ballplayer on both offense and defense while promoting the joy of America’s greatest pastime.
Actual games, not just drills, will reinforce all new skills. Sandlot-style baseball games take up the afternoon at these youth sports camps while coaches stand back and supervise. Bash has served nearly 2,000 campers, including kids all across Chicago, the suburbs, and even from England, Italy, and Germany.
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