Learn one of the fastest-growing sports in the country!
*This program is held offsite at Tower Ridge Disc Golf Course in Avon.
Campers will be dropped off at KO and bused to Tower Ridge.
Ages: Open to campers entering grades 5-9.
Time: Camp Day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Space: Minimum enrollment 8; maximum enrollment 14.
Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.
Cost: $425; after March 31: $475
Description: Learn to play Disc Golf, one of the nation’s fastest-growing sports. Players of all skill levels and experience will benefit from this camp as they learn the fundamentals and rules of the game through a variety of drills, team and individual competitions, and fun games. At the newly designed Tower Ridge Disc Golf Course, players will have access to the course and equipment. Throughout the week, players will learn the proper mechanics of a disc golf throw, the different types of throws that can be used to shape shots, useful skills such as scrambling, and proper etiquette when playing. They will also learn about strategy, mindset, and the keys to developing confidence on the course.
Each day will be broken down into a morning and afternoon session. During the morning sessions, players will engage in instruction of a specific skill, followed by different games and activities to reinforce what they’ve learned. There will also be focus on exercises that reinforce the mechanics of the throw and support overall fitness. During the afternoon session, players will take their skills out onto the course and play a variety of formats, including singles, doubles, alternate-shot, and team best shot. They will learn the proper rules and etiquette needed to play and will practice integrity while out on the course. As camp comes to an end, players will leave with the skill set and knowledge to go to any course and play and have a core set of knowledge from which to build on in the future.
Lead Instructor: Benjamin Sprecher was an all conference golfer in high school and has since transitioned his love for ball golf to disc golf. He is an experienced player who regularly plays in tournaments. He is a high school Biology teacher who has experience working in elementary, middle, and high school and hopes to start high school disc golf teams. He is also a 200 hour certified yoga teacher who brings his understanding of body, breath, and sense of zen to the course. He feels that golf teaches amazing life lessons that are applicable on and off the course which can help anyone find success in their life.
Assisting Instructor: Krista Sahrbeck, KO’s Dean of Students will assist in the teaching and be responsible for supervising and driving Camp KO campers to and from the Tower Ridge Disc Golf course in Avon, CT. Krista played both soccer and basketball in college and is the girls head soccer and assistant girls basketball coach for the Wyverns. Krista loves being outside and learned how to play disc golf in college. While she is not as good as Ben, she is looking forward to supporting players as they develop both their individual skills and disc golf game tactics. She and her faithful goldendoodle, Bear, are excited to start this new Camp KO program in 2022.