Camp KO - Summer 2020

Sports Camps 2020

West Hartford's Best Summer Day Camp

We have three incredible weeks of programming lined up for later this summer. At this time you can register with no money down until June 30. Reserve your spot today - risk free!

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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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 7/27/20
    Minimum enrollment 16; maximum enrollment 30
    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 is available with soccer in the afternoon from 1:30 to 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 is in his second year as the varsity and JV girls squash coach at KO. He grew up playing squash in Greenwich, CT and went on to play club squash at Yale, captaining the team for four years as an undergrad. He currently teaches freshman and sophomore English at KO. Cameron is the only person in his family to play squash, but that doesn’t stop him from sharing his love of the game with others!

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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! Participants will work individually and in small groups with athletes who are looking to improve their speed and agility and athletic conditioning as a whole. 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.

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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: TBD

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Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.
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