We have six incredible weeks of programs this summer listed by date below. Please click into each title for more details and course fees.

Week One: June 15-19

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Basketball

    Enhance your overall skillset
     

    For boys and girls entering grades 4-10
    Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30
    All levels of basketball experience are welcome
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Course fee: $400; after March 1: $450

    Join us for an exciting, supportive, and fun week of basketball camp with the Head Coach of KO’s Boys Basketball team, Brad Seaman! Our program is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills, and ultimately enhance their overall skill set. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development such as ball-handling, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, communication, leadership, and more. Develop an understanding of the game through lectures, videos, and specific skill work, then implement that learning into game scenarios.

    Instructor: Brad Seaman, a native of Avon, CT, is the current Head Coach of the Kingswood Oxford Boys Basketball team whose team won the coveted KIT Championship in 2017 and 2019. After playing Division III collegiate basketball at Suffolk University, he has coached at the AAU level, at prestigious camps and schools across the Northeast, and is also the owner of Lenny Rich Training where he works with boys and girls from Grade 3 to the professional level. Additionally, Brad is a strength and conditioning coach working with many athletes across a variety of disciplines. Brad’s approach to coaching is a holistic one as he encourages hard work and maximum effort, both on and off the court, through drills, skills, conditioning, and gameplay.

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  • Dance

    Beginner-Intermediate
    For students entering grades 5-10
    Minimum enrollment 10, maximum 20
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Cost: $445. After March 1: $495

    5, 6, 7, 8! Get ready for a variety of dance techniques for those of you who were born to bust a move! If you have never danced before to if you are already a ballerina, get excited about our dance and choreography opportunities within this camp! Throughout the week, participants will embark on a variety of dance styles: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, etc. By Friday afternoon, students will have the opportunity to showcase their new repertoire for family and friends! This camp will have a main instructor in addition to several guest artist choreographers!! Don’t miss a step in registering for this camp!

    Instructor: Kyle Reynolds is an award-winning director who joined Kingswood Oxford School in 2018 as Director of Theater amid an accomplished career in theater education and directing. Kyle's role at KO involves teaching both theater and public speaking classes as well as directing the fall play and the winter musical. Kyle recently established a highly successful new fall dance program. The Choreographer’s Showcase featured guest dancers/choreographers from around the country who worked with KO students for ten weeks producing a final show in the Roberts Theater. A true workaholic, Kyle teaches in both the Middle School and Upper School, in addition to holding his collegiate professorship at several Connecticut colleges/universities. 

    You may recognize Kyle from his accomplished work within Western Connecticut State University, Post University, Goodwin College, and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Under Kyle's instruction, his students have achieved successful careers in both Broadway and off-Broadway productions as well as national tours. At the college level, Kyle's students have also gained acceptance to elite musical theater universities: Baldwin Wallace, Shenandoah, Ithaca, New York University Tisch and the University of Michigan. Kyle, a performer himself who is trained in the Sanford Meisner technique, continues to be inspired by the creativity and hunger for theatrical training at Kingswood Oxford. Kyle's all-time favorite musical is, of course, Hello Dolly.

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  • Golf

    For students entering grades 5-10
    Minimum enrollment 6, maximum enrollment 14
    Camp day runs 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Camp fee: $450; after March 1: $500. This includes all greens fees at Blue Fox Run and the ability to use demo clubs if necessary.

    The Camp KO golf program is for players of all levels. Campers will start their week on the KO campus and will be bused to Blue Fox Run golf course in Avon for most of the day. Morning sessions will consist of learning fundamentals: chipping, putting, pitching, sand shots, and the full swing. In the afternoon campers will have the opportunity to put their new skills to the test on the golf course.

    During the week campers will also learn about the etiquette and rules of golf. Campers should bring their own clubs, but there are extra golf sets available for the week.

    Instructor: Danielle Hoff is the golf coach at Kingswood Oxford School as well as a math teacher in the Upper School. Danielle played Division I golf at the Unversity of Wisconsin, Madison from 2001-2005. After college, Danielle continued to be involved with golf by working with different junior programs such as the First Tee in Cromwell, CT and at Blue Fox Run in Avon, CT. She continues to be an avid golfer in the summer and has played in numerous competitive matches during her golf career. She believes that golf is a lifetime sport and she is committed to promoting the game of golf.

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  • Tennis

    Solid fundamentals with a focus on balance, footwork, and shot selection

    For students entering grades 5-10
    (entering 4th graders with tennis experience may be enrolled- contact Camp Director)
    Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 24
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Course fee: $425; after March 1: $475

    Each day will include instructional segments with specific targeted goals: games that will engage and reward students for pushing the bounds of their ability levels, to teach shot selection, positioning, and offensive and defensive tactics and strategy.

    Campers will get a clear understanding of how to hit fundamental strokes correctly, and we will teach them that mistakes are part of the learning process. There will be significant time spent working on drills to develop proper mechanics followed by games to reinforce and practice the new skill. Balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, and sportsmanship will be reinforced and rewarded constantly.

    We aim to create drills and some match play based on the ability of each player in order to create a positive experience. Ultimately, we want this to be a fun experience so that kids will want to play tennis for a lifetime.

    Campers should bring a racquet each day. Please inform Camp prior to the start if the camper needs to borrow a demo racquet.

    Instructor: Chris Grace ‘01, has been instructing for Camp KO tennis since its inception in 2013. Chris was captain of the KO team and a standout doubles player, winning the coveted KIT Championship with David Marshall. Chris assisted the KO girls varsity team for five years working with the Lord sisters and helping many other great players along the way. He is a currently young broadcaster, rapidly moving up the ladder in a difficult industry. Chris graduated from Mississippi State University and also attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Chris currently broadcasts year-round calling football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and many more sports at the professional, college, and high school levels. He is the voice of the New Britain Bees professional baseball team and also served as announcer for the Rock Cats. Having called well over 1000 games in short succession, he understands what it takes to improve and develop the tools necessary for this industry. 

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Week Two: June 22-26

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Basketball

    Enhance your overall skillset

    For boys and girls entering grades 4-10
    Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30
    All levels of basketball experience are welcome
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Course fee: $400; after March 1: $450

    Join us for an exciting, supportive, and fun week of basketball camp with the Head Coach of KO’s Boys Basketball team, Brad Seaman! Our program is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills, and ultimately enhance their overall skill set. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development such as ball-handling, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, communication, leadership, and more. Develop an understanding of the game through lectures, videos, and specific skill work, then implement that learning into game scenarios.


    Instructor: Brad Seaman, a native of Avon, CT,  is the current Head Coach of the Kingswood Oxford Boys Basketball team whose team won the coveted KIT Championship in 2017 and 2019. After playing Division III collegiate basketball at Suffolk University, he has coached at the AAU level, at prestigious camps and schools across the Northeast, and is also the owner of Lenny Rich Training where he works with boys and girls from Grade 3 to the professional level. Additionally, Brad is a strength and conditioning coach working with many athletes across a variety of disciplines. Brad’s approach to coaching is a holistic one as he encourages hard work and maximum effort, both on and off the court, through drills, skills, conditioning, and gameplay.

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  • Fencing

    For students entering grades 4–10
    Minimum enrollment- 12; Maximum enrollment 16
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Cost: $425; after March 1: $475
    All equipment is provided


    Have you ever wanted to try fencing? Are you already a fencer and want to improve? Now is your chance to learn and refine your skills from the reigning Veteran World and National Foil Champion, Jennette Stalks-Faulkner.

    Fencing camp is open to boys and girls from beginner to intermediate level. We will teach basic fencing fundamentals, help develop proper technique, learn defensive and offensive moves, and provide bouting experience.

    Throughout the week every aspect of fencing will be covered as campers develop solid skills to build on after camp. Safety, rules, proper use of the fencing weapon (foil) and protective gear are introduced on Day 1 and will be discussed each day as students will be expected to follow and strictly adhere to the safety rules. After an exciting week of fencing, a tournament will be held on the final day of camp and parents and visitors are encouraged to attend. Click here to learn how a typical camp day is structured.

    Instructor: Coach Jennette Starks-Faulkner is the owner and head coach at the Connecticut Fencers Club in New Britain. She brings over 20 years of national and international competitive fencing, and over 10 years of teaching and coaching experience. Coach Jennette is a USFCA certified fencing coach and conducts youth and adult recreational and competitive classes, private and semi-private lessons, summer camps, and specialty classes for legally blind and unified sports students.

    Since 2010, her students have qualified for every Summer Nationals & Junior Olympics. In addition, her students include Connecticut High School champions as well as top-rated national veteran finalists, and World Veteran Championship Team members.

    She was a member of the Brooklyn College fencing team coached by Denise O'Connor. She is an All-American, holds a B.S. in Physical Education from Brooklyn College and was an assistant coach at Temple University.

    Click here to read more about Coach Jennette’s competitive titles.
     
  • Field Hockey

    Skills, Drills & Scrimmage sessions

    Open to students entering grades 5­-9
    Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Course fee: $425; after March 1: $475

    Players of all skill levels will benefit from the in-depth instruction and review of field hockey fundamentals through a wide variety of skill and drill sessions, competitive play, and, of course, fun games. On KO's beautiful artificial turf, players will be challenged as they learn new skills and perfect old ones related to stick work and passing. Each stroke will be broken down for maximum development: various hits, push, flick, and aerials. We will also focus on optimal offensive and defensive positioning, as well as the transition game. Players will also practice ideal timing and use of dodges and pulls in various game-like scenarios.

    Each day will feature two instructional sessions so players can reinforce different skills in a smaller game setting. In the afternoon, these tactics will be transferred into larger competitive play. The afternoon strategy will focus on circle play, the transition game, and communication on the field. We will also emphasize whole-body fitness - flexibility, footwork, and core strengthening, which makes better players. We will add in the fun with strategic games throughout the week. Campers will leave with new techniques and skills, a fresher understanding of the game, and a strategy for how to bring their game to the next level.

    Coach: KO Middle School Field Hockey Coach, Meredith Crowther, was a four-year starter and two-year captain on the field hockey team at the D1 College of the Holy Cross. She won many athletic and academic awards during her career, including the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year and All-League First Team honors (twice). She has also coached at the International Field Hockey Camp at Loomis Chaffee School and Ethel Walker School and the All-Star Field Hockey Camp at Springfield College. She has coached field hockey and tennis at KO for nine years.

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  • Soccer

    Learn the true joy and pleasure of playing

    For students entering grades 4–10
    Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 50
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Course fee: $395; after March 1: $425

    The goal of our soccer week is to meet every single player where they are and challenge them to work harder, faster, and with more precision on the ball so that they develop and return home to their teams with more ability and passion.

    Athletes receive ongoing instruction and frequent feedback from highly-qualified coaches who are on the field at every session. Athletes have a ball at their feet during a large part of every session and get hundreds, and, sometimes, thousands of touches a day. Coaches focus on fundamentals like ball control, passing, shooting, and first touch; as well as more advanced attacking and defending techniques. Regardless of ability, every player is pushed to the edge of their game so they improve as much as possible.

    All of this is accomplished in a positive and fun environment as students experience the excitement, joy, and freedom found in playing soccer. Players should have basic soccer experience, wear appropriate soccer gear each day (t-shirt, shorts, long socks and shin guards), and bring a soccer ball. In the event of rain, campers will play indoors and be introduced to futsal, the native game of Brazil.

    Instructor: Hikmet Aslan is the Head Coach of the boys' varsity and girls middle school teams at Kingswood Oxford School and the Director of Camp KO Futsal. With over 30 years of experience, Coach Aslan has played and coached the game at the highest level, including playing for six years on the Turkish National Team. In 1994 he was awarded the Golden Boot as the highest goal scorer in the Turkish League. He was also the Technical Director for the Turkish Soccer Federation. Prior to joining the coaching staff at KO he was an assistant coach at the University of Hartford and has coached at Watkinson School and at FSA in Farmington and currently coaches to with the Sporting Premier Club.

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  • Tennis

    Balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, sportsmanship

    For students entering grades 5-10
    (entering 4th graders with tennis experience may be enrolled- contact Camp Director)
    Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 24
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Course fee: $425; after March 1: $475

    Each day will include instructional segments with specific targeted goals: games that will engage and reward students for pushing the bounds of their ability levels, to teach shot selection, positioning, and offensive and defensive tactics and strategy.

    Campers will get a clear understanding of how to hit fundamental strokes correctly, and we will teach them that mistakes are part of the learning process. There will be significant time spent working on drills to develop proper mechanics followed by games to reinforce and practice the new skill. Balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, and sportsmanship will be reinforced and rewarded constantly.

    We aim to create drills and some match play based on the ability of each player in order to create a positive experience. Ultimately, we want this to be a fun experience so that kids will want to play tennis for a lifetime.
    Campers should bring a racquet each day. Please inform Camp prior to the start if the camper needs to borrow a demo racquet.

    Instructor: Andy Krugman ’86, has been the KO Head Varsity Boys’ Tennis Coach for the past 25 years and in 2016 led the team to the NE Class “A” Championship. Coach Krugman brings his love of the game and his extensive coaching experience at the high school varsity level to Camp KO. Andy graduated from Middlebury College where he played soccer and has a Master’s degree from Trinity College. He is the KO Middle School History Department Chair as well as the MS Boys “A” Head Soccer Coach.

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Week Three: June 29-July 3

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Girls' Lacrosse

    Designed specifically for skill-building and player development

    For students entering grades 5–9
    Minimum enrollment 10, Maximum enrollment 30
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Course Fee: $395; after March 1: $425

    This summer program is designed specifically for skill-building and player development. Each day will focus on the skill of the day, building up to full scrimmage situations. Mornings will be broken down to basic skill development - ground balls, throwing, catching, 1v1 situations, offense, and defense. Afternoons will be spent on game situations and developing player IQ.

    Please be sure to come equipped with a mouthguard, goggles, stick, Pinnie, and a can-do attitude. Our high energy coaches will be sure to bring the best out of our young athletes!

    Instructor: Coach John Hissick is looking forward to another fun week of lacrosse instruction and skill developmental games at Camp KO! Coach Hissick is an SNHU grad ’85 where he was a 4-year letter recipient for the Penmen under Coach Doug Maynard. Currently, he serves as an assistant coach to both the Kingswood Oxford Varsity and JV Girls Lacrosse team while also coaching the KO Boys Varsity Ice hockey team and the CT Chiefs EHL Jr Hockey Team. He is also a Head Coach for Team 203's rising seniors, a year-round Lacrosse development program for Girls throughout Southern and Central Connecticut. When he is not coaching, he is a Regional Scout for the National Scouting Report, an organization that is a world leader in College Athletic Recruiting.

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  • Martial Arts

    Practice Three Different Arts

    For campers entering grades 4 through 10
    Minimum enrollment 6, maximum enrollment 24
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Course Fee: $425; after March 1: $475

    Have you ever thought about doing martial arts? Martial arts training instills self-discipline and confidence, teaches humility and respect for themselves and others, and builds a good work ethic while promoting a healthy lifestyle at the same time. This course will serve as a great introduction for the beginner or as a broadening experience for a martial artist.

    This course will survey three different types of martial arts and discuss their history and legends. Students will learn a modern, progressive martial art, a traditional martial art, and a sport-oriented sword fighting martial art.

    Collectively, these three different styles will offer a balance of focus on self-defense, intentional and philosophical artistry, and fun, competitive sport. All three styles are eclectic and reflect the state of modern martial arts based on traditions. Classes will be taught by professional instructors from Integrity Martial Arts and will be a mix of direct discussion and play. Respect and safety are always the priority of this class.

    Instructor: Jonathan Metcalf is Integrity Martial Arts' chief instructor and the studio manager. He is a fifth-degree Black Belt and has studied the martial arts in Taiwan and Nepal and has over 28 years of martial arts experience. He is a two-time inductee into the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Jonathan holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University and is one of the first 10 people in the country to be certified as a martial arts instructor with a degree recognized by a higher Board of Education.

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  • Soccer

    Learn the true joy and pleasure of playing

    June 22-26, June 29-July 3, and July 27-31
    For students entering grades 4–10
    Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 50
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Course fee: $395; after March 1: $425

    The goal of our soccer week is to meet every single player where they are and challenge them to work harder, faster, and with more precision on the ball so that they develop and return home to their teams with more ability and passion.

    Athletes receive ongoing instruction and frequent feedback from highly-qualified coaches who are on the field at every session. Athletes have a ball at their feet during a large part of every session and get hundreds, and, sometimes, thousands of touches a day. Coaches focus on fundamentals like ball control, passing, shooting, and first touch; as well as more advanced attacking and defending techniques. Regardless of ability, every player is pushed to the edge of their game so they improve as much as possible.

    All of this is accomplished in a positive and fun environment as students experience the excitement, joy, and freedom found in playing soccer. Players should have basic soccer experience, wear appropriate soccer gear each day (t-shirt, shorts, long socks and shin guards), and bring a soccer ball. In the event of rain, campers will play indoors and be introduced to futsal, the native game of Brazil.

    Instructor: Hikmet Aslan is the Head Coach of the boys' varsity and girls' middle school teams at Kingswood Oxford School and the Director of Camp KO Futsal. With over 30 years of experience, Coach Aslan has played and coached the game at the highest level, including playing for six years on the Turkish National Team. In 1994 he was awarded the Golden Boot as the highest goal scorer in the Turkish League. He was also the Technical Director for the Turkish Soccer Federation. Prior to joining the coaching staff at KO he was an assistant coach at the University of Hartford and has coached at Watkinson School and at FSA in Farmington and currently coaches to with the Sporting Premier Club.

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  • Tennis

    Balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, sportsmanship

    For students entering grades 5-10
    (entering 4th graders with tennis experience may be enrolled- contact Camp Director)
    Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 24
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Cost: $425; after March 1: $475.

    Each day will include instructional segments with specific targeted goals: games that will engage and reward students for pushing the bounds of their ability levels, to teach shot selection, positioning, and offensive and defensive tactics and strategy.

    Campers will get a clear understanding of how to hit fundamental strokes correctly, and we will teach them that mistakes are part of the learning process. There will be significant time spent working on drills to develop proper mechanics followed by games to reinforce and practice the new skill. Balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, and sportsmanship will be reinforced and rewarded constantly.

    We aim to create drills and some match play based on the ability of each player in order to create a positive experience. Ultimately, we want this to be a fun experience so that kids will want to play tennis for a lifetime.
     
    Instructor: Andy Krugman ’86, has been the KO Head Varsity Boys’ Tennis Coach for the past 25 years and in 2016 led the team to the NE Class “A” Championship. Coach Krugman brings his love of the game and his extensive coaching experience at the high school varsity level to Camp KO. Andy graduated from Middlebury College where he played soccer and has a Master’s degree from Trinity College. He is the KO Middle School History Department Chair as well as the MS Boys “A” Head Soccer Coach.

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Week Four: July 20-24

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Afternoon Basketball

    This program runs from 1:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m.
    Ages 12-16
    Cost: $225; after March 1: $250

    Looking for an afternoon activity? Join us for basketball skill development and gameplay sessions with KO's varsity coach, Brad Seaman. Your ball player will receive 2.5 hours on the court with a 30-minute cooldown yoga class to end the day. Players may join us earlier in our cafeteria from 12:00-1:00 p.m. and bring a bag lunch. 

    Instructor: Brad Seaman, a native of Avon, CT, is the current Head Coach of the Kingswood Oxford Boys Basketball team whose team won the coveted KIT Championship in 2017 and 2019. After playing Division III collegiate basketball at Suffolk University, he has coached at the AAU level, at prestigious camps and schools across the Northeast, and is also the owner of Lenny Rich Training where he works with boys and girls from Grade 3 to the professional level. Additionally, Brad is a strength and conditioning coach working with many athletes across a variety of disciplines. Brad’s approach to coaching is a holistic one as he encourages hard work and maximum effort, both on and off the court, through drills, skills, conditioning, and gameplay.

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  • Baseball (ages 12-15)

    Develop and refine your hitting and throwing techniques

    For students ages 12-15
    Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30
    Baseball program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a full-day option available
    Cost: $350; after March 1: $375
    Full-Day option available with basketball in the afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    Full-Day cost: $445; after March 1: $475

    This session will focus on baseball fundamentals - hitting, light throwing, fielding, and baserunning - with individualized instruction in position play. Campers will be grouped by age, physical maturity, experience, and general ability and will be supervised by a professional staff led by former MLB player Ryan Radmanovich. Emphasis is placed on developing/refining the swing, throwing mechanics, and primary and secondary positions. Daily competition and situational gameplay will also be emphasized. All players are required to bring proper clothing and baseball equipment.

    Instructor: Ryan Radmanovich played Division 1 baseball at Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA), where he was named All-Conference. He was selected in the 12th round of the 1993 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins and went on to play for the New Britain Rock Cats during his climb through the Twins organization. Claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners in 1998, Radmanovich played in the Major Leagues for Lou Piniella and alongside Ken Griffey Jr., and Alex Rodriguez. He played a total of 17 years of professional baseball with Minnesota, Seattle, San Diego, and Pittsburgh organizations, and represented Canada in two Olympic Games (Athens '04, Beijing '08), and the World Baseball Classic of 2006. Coach Rad is one of the premier technical coaches in the state, and we are fortunate to have him as the KO assistant Varsity coach.

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  • Boys' Lacrosse

    Develop, Improve and Refine Your Lax Skills

    For students entering grades 5-9
    Minimum enrollment 10, maximum enrollment 30
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Cost: $400, after March 1: $450

    Our boys’ lacrosse week is designed to teach basic fundamentals of the game while allowing players of all skill levels the opportunity to grow and develop as athletes.

    Each day, we will focus on different concepts of the game so that we can build our skill levels properly. Our main focus on a daily basis will be stickwork: Learning how to win ground balls, catch, & pass technically sound will allow young players to help reach their personal potential in a more efficient manner. Building off of stickwork, we will add in dodging, shooting, and footwork on both the offensive and defensive end. We will work our way up from small group competitions to full-field scrimmages where players can try to incorporate the lessons they have learned from the prior days.
    Please be sure to come equipped with a helmet, mouthguard, stick, pinnie, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, cleats/athletic sneakers, and a jockstrap/cup.

    Instructor: Coach Brett Garber is the Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach at Kingswood Oxford. Coach Garber graduated from UMass Amherst in ‘07 where he was a 4-year varsity lacrosse player and starter. He earned All-American honors and was the Team Offensive MVP during his tenure. After college, Coach Garber played 8 years of professional lacrosse in the MLL for the Boston Cannons, Rochester Rattlers, and the Ohio Machine.

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  • Volleyball

    From Setting to Spiking

    For all students entering grades 5-10
    Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 20
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Cost: $400; after March 1: $450

    This camp is for new and experienced volleyball players alike! Morning sessions are devoted to teaching and reinforcing proper form with the skills of passing, serving, setting, hitting, and blocking. Girls and boys will progress through a series of drills and contests that begin with isolated skills and build into live-action play. Players will also learn volleyball-specific functional training exercises designed to improve on-court speed and agility as well as jumping ability. Afternoon sessions will emphasize teamwork, as players learn offensive and defensive strategies by competing in 6-on-6 scrimmages and playing fun game-like drills.

    Instructor: Scott McDonald brings his love of the game and his extensive 22-year coaching experience at the high school varsity level to Camp KO. Coach McDonald is coming off a fantastic season with his girl’s varsity team reaching the finals of the 2019 NEPSAC championship. He will focus on the basic skills necessary in volleyball and strategy involved in gameplay.

    According to his players, Coach “Mac” is ”very kind and encouraging”, “easy to get along with and approachable”, and “super excited about volleyball!”

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Week Five: July 27-31

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Baseball (ages 9-12)

    Develop and refine your hitting, throwing and fielding mechanics

    For players ages 9–12. Must be age 9 by 6/20/20
    Minimum enrollment 16; maximum enrollment 30
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Cost: $350; after March 1: $375

    Full-Day option is available with soccer in the afternoon from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Cost: $445; after March 1: $475

    Former Olympian and MLB player, Kingswood Oxford’s Coach Ryan Radmanovich will focus on the fundamentals of hitting, throwing, fielding, and baserunning, as well as the importance of positional play and game situations. Emphasis is placed on developing/refining the swing, throwing mechanics, base running and sliding, daily competition, and primary and secondary position play.

    Each day will end with a fun scrimmage to practice their skills in a game setting. All players are required to bring proper clothing, footwear, and all baseball equipment daily.

    Instructor: Ryan Radmanovich played Division 1 baseball at Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA), where he was named All-Conference. He was selected in the 12th round of the 1993 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins and went on to play for the New Britain Rock Cats during his climb through the Twins organization. Claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners in 1998, Radmanovich played in the Major Leagues for Lou Piniella and alongside Ken Griffey Jr., and Alex Rodriguez. He played a total of 17 years of professional baseball with Minnesota, Seattle, San Diego, and Pittsburgh organizations, and represented Canada in two Olympic Games (Athens '04, Beijing '08), and the World Baseball Classic of 2006. Coach Rad is one of the premier technical coaches in the state, and we are fortunate to have him as the KO assistant Varsity coach.

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  • Soccer

    Learn the true joy and pleasure of playing

    For students entering grades 4–10
    Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 50
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Course fee: $395; after March 1: $425

    The goal of our soccer week is to meet every single player where they are and challenge them to work harder, faster, and with more precision on the ball—so that they develop and return home to their teams with more ability and passion.

    Athletes receive ongoing instruction and frequent feedback from highly-qualified coaches who are on the field at every session. Athletes have a ball at their feet during a large part of every session and get hundreds, and, sometimes, thousands of touches a day. Coaches focus on fundamentals like ball control, passing, shooting, and first touch; as well as more advanced attacking and defending techniques. Regardless of ability, every player is pushed to the edge of their game so they improve as much as possible.
    All of this is accomplished in a positive and fun environment as students experience the excitement, joy, and freedom found in playing soccer. Players should have basic soccer experience, wear appropriate soccer gear each day (t-shirt, shorts, long socks and shin guards), and bring a soccer ball. In the event of rain, campers will play indoors and be introduced to futsal, the native game of Brazil.

    Instructor: Hikmet Aslan is the Head Coach of the boys' varsity and girls middle school teams at Kingswood Oxford School and the Director of Camp KO Futsal. With over 30 years of experience, Coach Aslan has played and coached the game at the highest level, including playing for six years on the Turkish National Team. In 1994 he was awarded the Golden Boot as the highest goal scorer in the Turkish League. He was also the Technical Director for the Turkish Soccer Federation. Prior to joining the coaching staff at KO he was an assistant coach at the University of Hartford and has coached at Watkinson School and at FSA in Farmington and currently coaches to with the Sporting Premier Club.

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  • Squash

    Develop and refine technique and shot selection

    For students entering grades 5-­11
    Minimum enrollment 8; maximum enrollment 16
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Cost: $445; after March 1: $495 


    This course has something for everyone - beginning and advanced squash players alike. New players will learn proper grip technique, all basic strokes, and the rules of the game. Experienced players can take their games to the next level by refining stroke technique, shot selection, match play strategies, and mental toughness. All players will work on sport-specific conditioning to strengthen the muscle groups associated with squash. Each afternoon will feature fun competitions and an opportunity to put into matchplay the skills practiced in the morning.
     
    Coach: Cameron Biondi, KO's girl's varsity coach.

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Week Six: August 3-7

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Afternoon Speed, Strength and Agility Training

    Athletes entering grades 5-10
    1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Minimum enrollment 6; maximum enrollment 12
    Cost: $200; after March 1: $225

    New this summer! Fitness coach Matt Vaccarelli will work individually and in small groups with athletes who are looking to improve their speed and agility and athletic conditioning as a whole. Matt will assess each athlete individually and gain an understanding of what their goals are with respect to the sports they play. By the end of the week, athletes will leave with a fitness plan that they can continue on their own with little or no extra equipment necessary.

    Instructor: Matt Vaccarelli has been a Physical Education teacher in the greater Hartford area for over 10 years. He graduated from CCSU in 2009 but before that played Division III football at Western New England College. After his days of playing tackle football were over, he picked up flag football and quickly fell in love with its many similarities and differences with the traditional sport.

    He continues to play in leagues around the Hartford area.
    In addition to teaching, Matt has also coached high school football, basketball, and AAU baseball. He is an EXOS Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist and owns Axios Training & Performance where he trains athletes from middle school all the way up to the college level, developing strength, speed, agility, and sport-specific skills.

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  • Basketball

    Enhance your overall skillset

    For boys and girls entering grades 4-10.
    Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30.
    All levels of basketball experience are welcome.
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Course fee: $425; after March 1: $450

    Join us for an exciting, supportive, and fun week of basketball camp with the Head Coach of KO’s Boys Basketball team, Brad Seaman! Our program is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills, and ultimately enhance their overall skill set. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development such as ball-handling, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, communication, leadership, and more. Develop an understanding of the game through lectures and specific skill work, then implement that learning into game scenarios.

    Instructor: Brad Seaman. a native of Avon, CT, is the current Head Coach of the Kingswood Oxford Boys Basketball team whose team won the coveted KIT Championship in 2017 and 2019. After playing Division III collegiate basketball at Suffolk University, he has coached at the AAU level, at prestigious camps and schools across the Northeast, and is also the owner of Lenny Rich Training where he works with boys and girls from Grade 3 to the professional level. Additionally, Brad is a strength and conditioning coach working with many athletes across a variety of disciplines. Brad’s approach to coaching is a holistic one as he encourages hard work and maximum effort, both on and off the court, through drills, skills, conditioning, and gameplay.

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  • Fencing

    For students entering grades 4–10
    Minimum enrollment 12; Maximum enrollment 16
    Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    Cost: $425; after March 1: $475
    All equipment is provided

    Course description:

    Have you ever wanted to try fencing? Are you already a fencer and want to improve? Now is your chance to learn and refine your skills from the reigning Veteran World and National Foil Champion, Jennette Stalks-Faulkner.

    Fencing camp is open to boys and girls from beginner to intermediate level. We will teach basic fencing fundamentals, help develop proper technique, learn defensive and offensive moves, and provide bouting experience.

    Throughout the week every aspect of fencing will be covered as campers develop solid skills to build on after camp. Safety, rules, proper use of the fencing weapon (foil) and protective gear are introduced on Day 1 and will be discussed each day as students will be expected to follow and strictly adhere to the safety rules. After an exciting week of fencing, a tournament will be held on the final day of camp and parents and visitors are encouraged to attend. Click here to learn how a typical camp day is structured.

    Instructor: Coach Jennette Starks-Faulkner is the owner and head coach at the Connecticut Fencers Club in New Britain. She brings over 20 years of national and international competitive fencing, and over 10 years of teaching and coaching experience. Coach Jennette is a USFCA certified fencing coach and conducts youth and adult recreational and competitive classes, private and semi-private lessons, summer camps, and specialty classes for legally blind and unified sports students.

    Since 2010, her students have qualified for every Summer Nationals & Junior Olympics. In addition, her students include Connecticut High School champions as well as top-rated national veteran finalists, and World Veteran Championship Team members.

    She was a member of the Brooklyn College fencing team coached by Denise O'Connor. She is an All-American, holds a B.S. in Physical Education from Brooklyn College and was an assistant coach at Temple University.

    Click here to read more about Coach Jennette’s competitive titles.

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  • Flag Football (half-day program)

    For students entering grades 5-8
    Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 24
    Program runs 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Course fee: $350; after March 1: $375
    Full day option available with basketball in the afternoon
    Full-day fee: $450; after March 1: $475

    New to schedule in 2020 is Camp KO Flag Football, the perfect program for young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play in the Fall. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment.

    In the game of flag football, teams run or pass the ball downfield in order to score a touchdown. The primary difference in flag football is that it is a “no contact” game. Instead of tackling the ball carrier, defensive players attempt to pull the flags off the ball carrier’s belt. The program is designed for your child to build on performance and ability throughout the week without the same risk of injury as tackle football. At all levels, our flag football program is geared toward developing your child’s love for the game, as well as teaching sportsmanship values that extend far beyond the playing field. The camp week ends with the Camp KO Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron!

    Instructor: Matt Vaccarelli has been a Physical Education teacher in the greater Hartford area for over 10 years. He graduated from CCSU in 2009 but before that played Division III football at Western New England College. After his days of playing tackle football were over, he picked up flag football and quickly fell in love with its many similarities and differences with the traditional sport. 

    He continues to play in leagues around the Hartford area.
    In addition to teaching, Matt has also coached high school football, basketball, and AAU baseball. He is an EXOS Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist and owns Axios Training & Performance where he trains athletes from middle school all the way up to the college level, developing strength, speed, agility, and sport-specific skills.

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