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Popular Summer Sports Camp Comes to Kingswood Oxford in 2013
Posted 12/17/2012 10:47AM

The award-winning kids' summer camp, 2-4-1 Sports Academy, will be coming to KO in the summer of 2013.

Voted Best Summer Camp in Hartford Magazine’s 2012 Reader Poll, the 2-4-1 Sports Academy offers girls and boys in grades 3-9 the chance to participate in three different sports each day. Until this year, the camp was held at Watkinson School, but it outgrew those facilities.

Founded in 2008 by former D1 athletes and current high school coaches Steve and Kerry Boyle, it is grounded in the philosophy that “Life’s 2 Short 4 Just 1 Sport” – a response to the increasing tendency for kids to focus on just one sport from an early age.

“We are so pleased that this camp is coming to our campus, because its philosophy toward sports and fitness is similar to our own,” said KO Athletic Director Sue Cabot. “At KO, we believe the playing fields, courts, and other areas of athletic competition are extensions of our classrooms, and that sports play an important role in the educational experience of our students, whether they are high-level competitive athletes or adolescents who like to play sports.”

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Kingswood Oxford -- their first-rate facilities and top-notch athletics make them a perfect location for the 2-4-1 Sports Academy," said Steve Boyle. “The KO campus allows us to grow and give kids a wide range of experiences and opportunities to try new sports or hone new skills."

The co-ed camp will be offered for one- or two-week stints from June 24 through July 5, 2013. Campers can choose from among nine different sports: baseball, basketball, crossover fitness and wellness, field hockey, flag football, lacrosse, soccer, tennis or ultimate Frisbee.

To register, visit www.241sports.com.

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