Sports Camps - Kingswood Oxford
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Sports Camps

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Week 1: June 17-21, 2024

tennis: June 17-21, 2024

 

Elevate Your Game with Expert Coaching

 

Ages: For students entering grades 4-10

Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 20

Time: Program runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 p.m.
Course fee: $445; after March 31: $495.

 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the 2024 Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

Description:

Embark on a tennis journey like no other at Camp KO’s Tennis Camp, where campers of all skill levels will discover the joy of the game under the expert guidance of our seasoned instructors. Led by Andy Krugman ’86, the KO Head Varsity Boys’ Tennis Coach, and KO Head Varsity Girls’ Tennis Coach, Ron Garcia, this camp offers a holistic approach to tennis development.

 

Program Highlights:

 

Fundamental Stroke Mastery:

Gain a clear understanding of fundamental strokes with a focus on correct mechanics.
Embrace mistakes as part of the learning process, fostering continuous improvement.

Drills and Games for Skill Reinforcement:
Spend significant time on drills to develop proper mechanics.
Engage in games to reinforce and practice new skills learned.

Balanced Development:
Emphasize balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, and sportsmanship throughout the camp.
Daily instructional segments with targeted goals for shot selection, positioning, and tactical strategies.

Individualized Approach:
Tailor drills and match play based on each player’s ability for a positive experience.
Foster a fun and enjoyable atmosphere to cultivate a lifelong love for tennis.
Logistics: Campers are required to bring their racquets each day. Please notify the camp in advance if a camper needs to borrow a demo racquet.

 

Instructor: 

Andy Krugman ’86:

With 25 years of coaching experience and leading the KO Head Varsity Boys’ Tennis team to the NE Class “A” Championship in 2016, Coach Krugman brings a wealth of expertise. As the KO Middle School History Department Chair and MS Boys “A” Head Soccer Coach, he infuses his love for the game into every aspect of the camp.

Ron Garcia:

Entering his 25th year coaching girls’ varsity tennis at Kingswood Oxford School, Coach Garcia has secured numerous accolades, including 6 Founders League titles and 4 New England championships. With a background in playing tennis at Oberlin College and teaching Spanish at KO, Coach Garcia combines his passion for the sport and commitment to player development.

 

Elevate your tennis skills, embrace the joy of the game, and build a lasting connection with the sport at Tennis Camp with Camp KO!

baseball: June 17-21, 2024 (Grades 6-9)

 

Define and refine your hitting and throwing techniques

 

Ages: For students entering grades 6–9.
Space: Minimum enrollment 12, Maximum enrollment 30.

Time: Program runs from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Course fee: $330; after March 30: $350.

Full-Day Option available with basketball or flag football from 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm.
Course fee $445; after March 31: $495.

 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee

To view the 2024 Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

 

Description:

Join us for a baseball fundamentals week where players will receive individualized instruction in hitting, throwing, fielding, and baserunning, with a specific focus on position play. Led by former MLB player Ryan Radmanovich, our professional staff will supervise campers, grouping them based on age, physical maturity, experience, and general ability. The emphasis is on refining the swing, improving throwing mechanics, and mastering primary and secondary positions. Daily competition and situational gameplay will further enhance players’ skills. Proper clothing and baseball equipment are required.

 

Instructor: 

A Division 1 baseball standout at Pepperdine University, Radmanovich earned All-Conference honors before being drafted in the 12th round of the 1993 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins. His professional journey included playing for the New Britain Rock Cats in the Twins organization and the Seattle Mariners in the Major Leagues, alongside baseball luminaries such as Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez. Boasting a 17-year career with various organizations, Radmanovich represented Canada in two Olympic Games and the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Recognized as one of the premier technical coaches in the state, Coach Radmanovich serves as the assistant Varsity coach at KO, bringing a wealth of experience to our program.

 

Basketball: june 17-21, 2024

 

Enhance your overall skillset

 

Ages: For boys and girls entering grades 4-10.

All levels of basketball experience are welcome. 
Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30.
Time:

Camp Day runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Morning Only 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Full-Day Fee: $425; after March 31: $475
Morning-Only Fee: $330; after March 31: $350

 

New: Full Day Option combinations:

 

Basketball in the morning and afternoon flag football

Course fee $445; after March 31: $495. 

 

Baseball (grades 6-9) in the morning and basketball in the afternoon.

Course fee $445; after March 31: $495. 

 

Morning Science Innovation and afternoon basketball for grades 4-7.

Course fee $470; after March 31: $520. 

 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the 2024 Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

 

Description: 

Immerse yourself in a fun, challenging, and supportive basketball camp led by Brad Seaman, the esteemed Head Coach of KO’s Boys Basketball team. This week-long program caters to players of all skill levels, aiming to foster athletic development, refine fundamental basketball skills, and elevate overall proficiency. The curriculum emphasizes key aspects such as ball handling, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, communication, and leadership. Participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the game through instructive lectures and targeted skill work, translating their learning into practical game scenarios.

Check out our new full-day combination programs with baseball, flag football and science innovation.

Instructor: Hailing from Avon, CT, Brad Seaman currently serves as the Head Coach of the Kingswood Oxford Boys Basketball team, leading them to KIT Championship victories in 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2022. Following his collegiate basketball career at Suffolk University, Brad ventured into coaching at the AAU level, prestigious camps, and schools throughout the Northeast. He is also the owner of Lenny Rich Training, where he imparts his expertise to boys and girls ranging from Grade 3 to the professional level. Additionally, Brad serves as a strength and conditioning coach, working with athletes across various disciplines. His coaching philosophy centers on a holistic approach, promoting hard work and maximum effort on and off the court, incorporating drills, skills, conditioning, and gameplay. 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.

girls’ lacrosse: June 17-21, 2024

 

Designed specifically for skill building and player development

 

Ages: Open to girls entering grades 5­-10.
Time: Camp Day runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Space: Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 30.

Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

Cost: $300; After March 31: $325
Full Day Option available with soccer in the morning. 

Cost: $425; After March 31: $475

 

To learn about the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link

 

Description: 

This summer lacrosse program is designed specifically for skill-building and player development. Each day will incorporate basic skill development: cradling, ground balls, throwing, catching, shooting, and defending. These skills will then be implemented into game situations beginning with 1 v. 1’s building up to 7 v. 7’s in the half field and finally full field play. 

 

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

 

Instructor: Judy Bailey is the head coach for the girls varsity lacrosse team at KO. She coached the varsity team from 1991-2005 then took time off from the varsity program to raise her young daughters. She continued to coach at KO just at the Middle school level where her teams were very successful with multiple undefeated seasons. She returned to the varsity program in the spring of 2020. Coach Bailey played lacrosse at Wheaton College where her team made it to the NCAA D3 tournament her junior and senior year, making it to the quarterfinals the first year and the semifinals the second year. She won the Coaches Award for being the “Coach on the Field” for the defense. Coach Bailey was involved in the West Hartford girls lacrosse league from 2006-2017 serving in many roles from coach and division coordinator at all levels and finally as President. 

 

dance: June 17-21, 2024 

 

Basic-Intermediate

 

Ages: For students entering grades 5-10.
Time: Program runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Space: Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 18.

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

Cost: $470; after March 31: $520.
To view our 2024 Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

 

Description:

Get ready to groove to the beat in our Dance Extravaganza Camp! Whether you’re a dance enthusiast or a budding ballerina, this camp offers an exciting exploration of various dance techniques and choreography opportunities. Led by our main instructor, Kyle Reynolds, along with guest artist choreographers, participants will experience a dynamic week of movement and self-expression.

 

Camp Highlights:

 

Dance Fusion: From classic Ballet to contemporary Modern, jazzy Jazz, and high-energy Hip Hop, participants will dive into a diverse range of dance styles. Whether you’re a beginner or have mastered the dance floor, this camp welcomes everyone to embrace the joy of movement.

Choreography Showcase: Throughout the week, campers will not only learn dance techniques but also have the chance to collaborate on choreography projects. The week’s crescendo will be a Friday afternoon showcase, where participants will dazzle family and friends with their newfound repertoire.

Guest Artist Choreographers: Elevate your dance experience with the guidance of accomplished guest artist choreographers. Kyle Reynolds, an award-winning director and dance enthusiast, will lead the camp, drawing from his extensive career in theater education and directing.

Join us for a dance-filled week where creativity knows no bounds, and passion for movement takes center stage. Don’t miss the chance to dance your heart out under the guidance of Kyle Reynolds and guest artist choreographers!

 

Meet Your Inspiring Instructor:

Kyle Reynolds has been the Director of Theater at Kingswood Oxford School since 2018 and was recently named the Fine Arts Chair. Kyle brings a wealth of experience in theater education and directing to the camp, having achieved notable success in various theater programs. His contributions to KO include teaching theater and public speaking classes, directing the fall play and winter musical, and establishing a highly successful fall dance program. As a true workaholic, Kyle’s dedication extends to both the Middle School and Upper School, as well as his collegiate professorship at several Connecticut colleges and universities.

 

Kyle’s accomplished career includes work with Western Connecticut State University, Post University, Goodwin College, and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Under his guidance, students have gone on to successful careers in Broadway, off-Broadway productions, and national tours. Many have also gained acceptance to prestigious musical theater universities. As a performer trained in the Sanford Meisner technique, Kyle remains inspired by the creativity and passion for theatrical training at Kingswood Oxford. His all-time favorite musical? Hello Dolly, of course! Join us for Broadway Week and let the magic of musical theater come to life under Kyle’s expert instruction.

 

flag football: June 17-21, 2024

 

Balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, sportsmanship

 

Ages: For students entering grades 4-8. 

Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 30

Time: Program runs 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $330; after March 31: $350

 

New Full-day Options: 

Soccer or basketball in the morning and flag football in the afternoon.

Course fee: $425; after March 31: $475

 

Science Innovation and Invention in the morning and flag football  in the afternoon

Course fee: $470; After March 31: $520

 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

 

To view the 2024 Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

Description:

Camp KO Flag Football offers a comprehensive introduction to America’s Game for young athletes entering grades 4-8. Whether participants are beginners seeking a solid foundation or experienced players honing their skills for league play, this program caters to all. The ‘skill of the day’ approach ensures campers learn both offensive and defensive aspects, covering passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning in an engaging and positive atmosphere.

In flag football, teams aim to score touchdowns by running or passing the ball downfield, with a key distinction being the “no contact” nature of the game. Defensive players focus on pulling flags off the ball carrier’s belt instead of tackling, reducing the risk of injury compared to tackle football. The program is crafted to help participants progressively enhance their performance and abilities throughout the week.

Emphasizing a love for the game and instilling sportsmanship values, Camp KO Flag Football provides an enriching experience that extends beyond the playing field. The week concludes with the highly anticipated Camp KO Sports Bowl, providing participants with the opportunity to showcase their newfound skills on the gridiron.

Instructor: Jeffrey Gonzalez has a rich background in education spanning 18 years, I’ve proudly served as a teacher at Kingswood Oxford for the past three years. My expertise lies in 7th-grade science, and I’m equally passionate about coaching soccer and basketball. Additionally, I step in as a substitute coach for the football team when required, bringing my coaching experience to over 9 years. Originally from Meriden, I completed my college education at Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia.

Week 2: June 24-28, 2024

soccer: June 24-28, 2024

 

Learn the true joy and pleasure of playing

 

Ages: For students entering grades 3-10
Time: Program runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Minimum enrollment 30; maximum enrollment 80.
Full Day Program runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Course fee: $425; after March 31: $475

Morning-only program runs from 8:30 am – 11:30 pm.

Course fee: $330; after March 31; $350

 

New Full-day Program Options from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

Soccer in the morning with Blacklight Drumline in the afternoon for grades 3-5.

Baseball in the morning with Soccer in the afternoon for grades 3-5

Course fee: $425; after March 30: $475

Supplies fee for Blacklight Drumline: $25

To view our 2024 Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

 

Description:

The goal of our soccer week is to meet every 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 Director of Camp KO Futsal and a Director with the Sporting Premier Club. With over 35 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. Before joining the coaching staff at KO he was an assistant coach at the University of Hartford and has coached at Watkinson School and FSA in Farmington. 

Baseball (grades 3-5): June 24-28, 2024 

 

Develop and refine your hitting and throwing techniques

 

Ages: For students entering grades 3-5

Time: Baseball program runs from 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Minimum enrollment 16; maximum enrollment 30
This program runs from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Course fee: $330; after March 31: $350. 

 

New Full-Day Options

Full-day option is available with soccer in the afternoon.
Course fee: $425; after March 30: $475. 

Full-day option is available with Blacklight Drumline

Course fee: $425; after March 30: $475

Supplies fee: $25

 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

 

To view the 2024 Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

Description:

Join us for an exciting baseball camp designed for players entering grades 3-5! Led by former Olympian and MLB player, Coach Ryan Radmanovich, Kingswood Oxford’s Varsity Head Coach, this program will focus on essential fundamentals such as hitting, throwing, fielding, baserunning, and the nuances of positional play. With an emphasis on refining the swing, mastering throwing mechanics, and understanding base running, each day will feature engaging activities including daily competitions and primary and secondary position play. The camp will conclude with enjoyable scrimmages, providing players the opportunity to apply their newfound skills in a game setting. All participants are required to bring proper clothing, footwear, and their complete baseball equipment each day. Get ready for a week of skill-building and fun on the baseball field!

 

Instructor: A Division 1 baseball standout at Pepperdine University, Radmanovich earned All-Conference honors before being drafted in the 12th round of the 1993 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins. His professional journey included playing for the New Britain Rock Cats in the Twins organization and the Seattle Mariners in the Major Leagues, alongside baseball luminaries such as Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez. Boasting a 17-year career with various organizations, Radmanovich represented Canada in two Olympic Games and the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Recognized as one of the premier technical coaches in the state, Coach Radmanovich serves as the assistant Varsity coach at KO, bringing a wealth of experience to our program.

field hockey: June 24-28, 2024 

 

Skills, Drills, and Scrimmage Sessions

 

Ages: For students entering grades 4-9.
Time: Program runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Space: Minimum enrollment 12, maximum enrollment 30.

Cost: $425, after March 31: $475

Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

To view the 2024 Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

 

Description:

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: Caitlin Moriarty joined the KO community this year as an English teacher, and is especially excited to return to the field here as a field hockey coach. She graduated from Amherst College as co-captain of the women’s field hockey team and went on to coach at the Pomfret School. While Coach M’s administrator roles took her off the field for many years, she enjoyed watching her daughter graduate from Hall High School last year as a forward on the varsity field hockey team.

Squash: June 24-28, 2024

 

Develop and refine stroke technique and shot selection

 

Ages:

  • Morning Session for students entering grades 4-7

  • Afternoon Session for students entering grades 7-9

The Morning Session runs from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and is limited to 12 players. 

The Afternoon Session runs from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and is limited to 12 players. 

Course Fee: $355: After March 31, $375

 

To learn about the Squash Week Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

 

 

Description:

Dive into the world of squash at Camp KO’s Squash Camp, a comprehensive program tailored for players of all levels, from beginners to advanced. New players will receive expert guidance on grip technique, fundamental strokes, and game rules, setting a solid foundation for their squash journey. Advanced players will refine their skills under the mentorship of our experienced coach, Cameron Biondi, focusing on stroke technique, shot selection, match play strategies, and mental toughness.

Beyond skill development, all players will engage in sport-specific conditioning to strengthen key muscle groups associated with squash. The program strikes a balance between instructional sessions, squash-focused condition games, and enjoyable challenges, fostering camaraderie among campers.

 

Program Highlights:

 

All-encompassing instruction: From basic techniques for beginners to advanced strategies for experienced players.

Sport-Specific Conditioning: Strengthen muscle groups crucial for squash performance.
Fun Challenges and Games: Keep players energized and promote bonding among campers.

Logistics:
Parents can drop off and pick up players at the KO Squash facility located at 18 Highland St, WH CT.

 

Meet Your Coaches:

Cameron Biondi:
Coach Cameron, the KO Girls’ Varsity and JV squash coach, brings five years of coaching experience and an impressive track record, including the U.S. Squash High School Nationals Division V Championship in 2019. With a background playing at Brunswick School and captaining the club squash team at Yale University, he is eager to share his passion and expertise, focusing on technical skills and matchplay strategies through drills and condition games.

 

Denise Bonilla:

As the Program Coordinator for Capitol Squash, Denise brings a wealth of experience in youth empowerment through squash. A Squash Haven alum and former captain of the women’s squash team at Connecticut College, Denise is dedicated to fostering the potential of young athletes. Joining Camp KO as a volunteer coach, she aims to strengthen the connection between Capitol Squash and the Camp KO community.

Elevate your squash game this summer with expert coaching, skill development, and a vibrant community at Squash Camp. Secure your spot for an exciting week of squash exploration!

Week 3: July 15-19, 2024

tennis: July 15-19, 2024

 

Elevate Your Game with Expert Coaching

 

Ages: For boys and girls entering grades 4-10.

All levels of tennis experience are welcome. 
Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 20.
Time:

Camp Day runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Morning Only 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Full-Day Fee: $445; after March 31: $495

 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the 2024 Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

 

Description:

Embark on a tennis journey like no other at Camp KO’s Tennis Camp, where campers of all skill levels will discover the joy of the game under the expert guidance of our seasoned instructors. Led by Ron Garcis, KO Head Varsity Girls’ Tennis Coach, and veteran pro, Sean Passan, this camp offers a holistic approach to tennis development.

The program highlights of our tennis camp encompass a comprehensive approach to skill development. Participants will delve into fundamental stroke mastery, focusing on correct mechanics while embracing mistakes as integral to the learning process, fostering continuous improvement. 

 

The camp offers a blend of drills and games for skill reinforcement, dedicating significant time to developing proper mechanics and engaging in games to reinforce and practice newly acquired skills. Emphasis is placed on balanced development, covering aspects such as balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, and sportsmanship throughout the camp. 

 

Each day includes instructional segments with targeted goals for shot selection, positioning, and tactical strategies. The program adopts an individualized approach, tailoring drills and match play based on each player’s ability to ensure a positive experience. The overall atmosphere is designed to be fun, aiming to cultivate a lifelong love for tennis. Campers are required to bring their racquets each day, and the camp accommodates those needing to borrow a demo racquet with prior notification.

 

Instructor:

Entering his 25th year coaching girls’ varsity tennis at Kingswood Oxford School, Coach Garcia has secured numerous accolades, including 6 Founders League titles and 4 New England championships. With a background in playing tennis at Oberlin College and teaching Spanish at KO, Coach Garcia combines his passion for the sport and commitment to player development.

 

Elevate your tennis skills, embrace the joy of the game, and build a lasting connection with the sport at Tennis Camp with Camp KO!

esports: July 15-19, 2024 

 

STEM Education with Team Sports

 

Ages: For students entering grades 4-8.
Time: Program runs from 12:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Space: Minimum enrollment 8; Maximum enrollment 12.

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

Cost: $355; After March 31: $375

 

New Full-Day Options

Full Day program available with basketball or Shark Tank in the morning

Program runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Course fee: $470; after March 31: $520

Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

To view our 2024 Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

Description: 

Does your child love video games? Camp KO has created a new half-day course in the growing field of esports. Esports are video games played in a structured and organized environment. Similar to traditional team activities, esports revolve around individual skills like awareness, decision-making, problem-solving, adaptation, and reflexes, combined with interpersonal skills like communication, planning, and coordination. During this super fun week, campers will not only learn how to play and develop their video-gaming skill set while competing on teams but they will also learn the basics of streaming and content creation and most importantly, what it takes to be a good digital citizen. Please read on to learn more about the course.

Esports at Camp KO will focus on two titles – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Pokémon UNITE. Both games are played on Nintendo Switch. 

Gaming Concepts. Throughout the week, campers will learn the basics of both games and how to compete in each as part of a team. These two games specifically place gamers in settings that require high levels of situational awareness, and communication. Pokémon UNITE, in particular, introduces players to more complex decision-making and team play in an accessible, 10-minute, 5v5 format. Players will also look at game recordings to learn the basics of VOD (video on demand) review as a part of the practice and goal-setting processes.

Competition. Campers will compete in both head-to-head matches with one another, as well as in small-format LAN tournaments within the camp session.

Privacy and Citizenship. Internet privacy and safety will be featured during the one-week camp session. Players will discuss toxicity and the importance of safeguarding personal information in the context of gaming. These qualities will be supported through the use of anonymous, school-provided Camp KO profiles. Campers will only communicate with other campers during gameplay. 

 

Instructor:

During the year, Ryan Brodeur teaches Upper School French and is the head coach of KO’s varsity esports team. A lifelong gamer, he helped found the school’s esports program in the fall of 2020 and took over as full-time coach in the summer of 2021, helping the team earn their way into the PlayVS Eastern Region Playoffs each of the past three years. Following in the tradition of other KO co-curricular programs, Mr. Brodeur incorporated a daily fitness routine into esports practices and established the school’s first esports invitational tournament this past fall. In his free time, he enjoys gaming with his wife and two kids.

basketball: july 15-19, 2024

 

Enhance Your Overall Skill Set

 

Ages: For students entering grades 4-10

Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 40

Program runs 8:30 am – 4:30 p.m.

Course fee: $425; after March 31: $475

 

Morning Only 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Course fee: $330; after March 31: $350

Afternoon Only 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Course fee: $330; after March 31: $350

 

“New: Full Day Option combinations:

Shark Tank in the morning and afternoon basketball

Course fee $495; after March 31: $520. 

Morning basketball and afternoon Newsroom, Esports or Poetry

Course fee $495 after March 31: $520 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the 2024 Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

Description:

 

Immerse yourself in a fun, challenging, and supportive basketball camp led by Brad Seaman, the esteemed Head Coach of KO’s Boys Basketball team. This week-long program caters to players of all skill levels, aiming to foster athletic development, refine fundamental basketball skills, and elevate overall proficiency. The curriculum emphasizes key aspects such as ball handling, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, communication, and leadership. Participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the game through instructive lectures and targeted skill work, translating their learning into practical game scenarios.

 

 

Instructor:

Hailing from Avon, CT, Brad Seaman currently serves as the Head Coach of the Kingswood Oxford Boys Basketball team, leading them to KIT Championship victories in 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2022. Following his collegiate basketball career at Suffolk University, Brad ventured into coaching at the AAU level, prestigious camps, and schools throughout the Northeast. He is also the owner of Lenny Rich Training, where he imparts his expertise to boys and girls ranging from Grade 3 to the professional level. Additionally, Brad serves as a strength and conditioning coach, working with athletes across various disciplines. His coaching philosophy centers on a holistic approach, promoting hard work and maximum effort on and off the court, incorporating drills, skills, conditioning, and gameplay. 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.

girls’ lacrosse: july 15-19, 2024

 

Designed specifically for skill-building and player development

 

Ages: For students entering grades 4-9

Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 30

Program runs 8:30 am – 4:30 p.m.

Course fee: $425; after March 31: $475

 

Full day option available with basketball in the afternoon July 17-21.

Course fee: $425; after March 31: $475 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the 2024 Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

Description:

Join our summer lacrosse program tailored for players entering grades 5-9, focusing on skill-building and player development. Each day will feature comprehensive skill development covering cradling, ground balls, throwing, catching, shooting, and defending. These fundamental skills will be applied in-game scenarios, progressing from 1 v. 1 matchups to 7 v. 7 in the half field and concluding with full field play.

To fully engage in the program, participants should come prepared with a mouthguard, goggles, stick, pinnie, water bottle, and a positive “can-do” attitude. Our dedicated coaches are committed to bringing out the best in our young athletes and fostering a supportive and skill-enhancing environment.

 

Instructor: Meet Coach John Hissick, an SNHU grad from ’85 and a seasoned lacrosse instructor eagerly anticipating another enjoyable week at Camp KO! During his time at SNHU, Coach Hissick earned a 4-year letter as a standout player for the Penmen under Coach Doug Maynard. Currently, he contributes as an assistant coach for both the Kingswood Oxford Varsity and JV Girls Lacrosse teams, along with coaching the KO Boys Varsity Ice Hockey team and the CT Chiefs EHL Jr Hockey Team. Additionally, Coach Hissick takes on the role of Head Coach for Team 203’s rising seniors, participating in a year-round lacrosse development program for girls across Southern and Central Connecticut. Beyond coaching, he serves as a Regional Scout for the National Scouting Report, a global leader in College Athletic Recruiting. Coach Hissick brings a wealth of experience and passion to the lacrosse field, ensuring a week of skill development and exciting games at Camp KO!

Week 4: July 22-26, 2024

soccer: July 22-26, 2024

 

Learn the true joy and pleasure of playing

 

Ages: For players entering grades 3-10 
Time: Program runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Space: Minimum enrollment 30; maximum enrollment 80

Full Day Program runs from 8:30 a.m – 4:30 pm.
Course fee: $425; after March 31: $475

Morning-only program runs from 8:30 a.m – 11:30 p.m.

Course fee: $305; after March 31; $325

 

New Full-Day Combo Courses:

 

Morning Ultimate Frisbee and Afternoon Soccer
Course fee $425; after March 31: $475

 

Morning Soccer and Afternoon Basketball
Course fee $425; after March 31: $475. 

 

Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

To view the Camp Day 2024 Schedule, visit this link.

Description:

The goal of our soccer week is to meet every 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. 

 

Coach: Hikmet Aslan is the Director of Camp KO Futsal and a Director with the Sporting Premier Club. With over 35 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. Before joining the coaching staff at KO he was an assistant coach at the University of Hartford and has coached at Watkinson School and FSA in Farmington. 

Ultimate Frisbee: July 22-26, 2024

 

Afternoon camp with morning options

 

Ages: For students entering grades 4-8
Time: Program runs from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Morning-only program runs from 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Space: Minimum enrollment 10, maximum 21

Course fee: $355; after March 31: $375

 

Full-day option available with basketball or soccer in the morning

Program day runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Full-day fee: $425; after March 31: $475

 

Before and aftercare are available at an additional cost

 

To view our 2024 Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

 

Description:

During this half-day camp program campers will learn and enjoy the rapidly growing sport of Ultimate Frisbee. Ultimate is a team sport combining elements of other sports, like soccer and football, while using a Frisbee instead of a ball. It is a non-contact sport. Campers will learn the fundamentals of the sport, and progress to implementing the fundamentals in full team play. Ultimate develops hand-eye coordination, catching skills, teamwork as well as cardiovascular exercise. This program is open to all levels of ability, whether new to the sport or looking to further develop skills. Children will also have enrichment opportunities during the day, yoga, and mindful stress reduction techniques.

Instructor: Patrick Scully is an elementary school teacher in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Patrick has experience playing ultimate at both the high school and college level. Patrick still plays ‘pickup’ ultimate during the spring and summer. He enjoys introducing others to the wonderful sport of ultimate and seeing the long-term benefits of cooperation, teamwork, and healthy living embedded in the game. 

Basketball: july 22-26, 2024

 

Enhance your overall skillset

 

Ages: For boys and girls entering grades 4-10.

All levels of basketball experience are welcome. 
Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 40.
Time:

All levels of basketball experience are welcome. 

Camp Day runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Course fee: $425; after March 31: $475
Morning Only 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Course fee: $355; after March 31: $375

Afternoon Only 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm 

Course fee: $355; after March 31: $375

“New: Full Day Option combinations:

Morning soccer and afternoon basketball

Morning basketball and afternoon Ultimate Frisbee

Course fee: $445; after March 31: $495. 

Morning Foods Across Continents and Afternoon Basketball

Course fee: $470; after March 31: $520

Food Supply fee: $25

 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the 2024 Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

 

Description:Immerse yourself in a fun, challenging, and supportive basketball camp led by Brad Seaman, the esteemed Head Coach of KO’s Boys Basketball team. This week-long program caters to players of all skill levels, aiming to foster athletic development, refine fundamental basketball skills, and elevate overall proficiency. The curriculum emphasizes key aspects such as ball handling, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, communication, and leadership. Participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the game through instructive lectures and targeted skill work, translating their learning into practical game scenarios.

Instructor:

Hailing from Avon, CT, Brad Seaman currently serves as the Head Coach of the Kingswood Oxford Boys Basketball team, leading them to KIT Championship victories in 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2022. Following his collegiate basketball career at Suffolk University, Brad ventured into coaching at the AAU level, prestigious camps, and schools throughout the Northeast. He is also the owner of Lenny Rich Training, where he imparts his expertise to boys and girls ranging from Grade 3 to the professional level. Additionally, Brad serves as a strength and conditioning coach, working with athletes across various disciplines. His coaching philosophy centers on a holistic approach, promoting hard work and maximum effort on and off the court, incorporating drills, skills, conditioning, and gameplay. 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.

Week 5: July 29-August 2, 2024

tennis: July 29-august 2, 2024

 

Elevate Your Game with Expert Coaching

 

Ages:

For students entering grades 4-10

Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 20

Time: Program runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $445; after March 31: $495.

 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the 2024 Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

Description:

Embark on a tennis journey like no other at Camp KO’s Tennis Camp, where campers of all skill levels will discover the joy of the game under the expert guidance of our seasoned instructors. Led by Ron Garcis, KO Head Varsity Girls’ Tennis Coach, and veteran pro, Sean Passan, this camp offers a holistic approach to tennis development.

The program highlights of our tennis camp encompass a comprehensive approach to skill development. Participants will delve into fundamental stroke mastery, focusing on correct mechanics while embracing mistakes as integral to the learning process, fostering continuous improvement. 

 

The camp offers a blend of drills and games for skill reinforcement, dedicating significant time to developing proper mechanics and engaging in games to reinforce and practice newly acquired skills. Emphasis is placed on balanced development, covering aspects such as balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, and sportsmanship throughout the camp. 

 

Each day includes instructional segments with targeted goals for shot selection, positioning, and tactical strategies. The program adopts an individualized approach, tailoring drills and match play based on each player’s ability to ensure a positive experience. The overall atmosphere is designed to be fun, aiming to cultivate a lifelong love for tennis. Campers are required to bring their racquets each day, and the camp accommodates those needing to borrow a demo racquet with prior notification.

Instructor:

Entering his 25th year coaching girls’ varsity tennis at Kingswood Oxford School, Coach Garcia has secured numerous accolades, including 6 Founders League titles and 4 New England championships. With a background in playing tennis at Oberlin College and teaching Spanish at KO, Coach Garcia combines his passion for the sport and commitment to player development.

Elevate your tennis skills, embrace the joy of the game, and build a lasting connection with the sport at Tennis Camp with Camp KO!

 

 

Instructor: Sean Passan

boys’ lacrosse: july 29-august 2, 2024

 

Improve your lax skills with 3D Lacrosse NE South

 

Ages: For students entering grades 4-9

Space: Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 30
Time/Cost Options:

Program runs from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $350; after March 31: 375

Full-day option (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) available with tennis or volleyball in the afternoon. 

Cost: $425, after March 31: $475

Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

To view the 2024 Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

 

Description: 

Dive into the World of Boys’ Lacrosse: A Week of Skill Development and Fun! Our morning lacrosse camp is run by instructors from 3D NE South and is tailored to players of all skill levels, focusing on fundamental concepts and fostering growth on Kingswood Oxford’s state-of-the-art turf field. Each day brings a new focus, from mastering stickwork to refining dodging, shooting, and footwork. Engage in small group competitions and progress to full-field scrimmages, applying lessons learned throughout the week.

 

Make sure to come prepared with essential gear, including a helmet, mouthguard, stick, pinnie, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, cleats/athletic sneakers, and a jockstrap/cup.

 

Coach: Meet Bryan Reinert, the manager of the 3D Lacrosse NE South club team program and a former professional player for Team STX in the LXM Pro tour from 2013-2015. With a rich coaching background at the collegiate level, Bryan has mentored numerous standout players, achieving conference championships, All-American recognitions, and more. A Stony Brook University alum, Bryan brings a wealth of experience to our lacrosse camp, where players can benefit from his expertise and passion for the game.

 

volleyball: July 29-August 2, 2024

 

From Setting to Spiking

 

For all students entering grades 5-10.
Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 24
Program runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Course Fee: $425; after March 31: $475.
Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

 

To view the Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

 

Dive into the world of volleyball at our coed camp tailored for both new and experienced players! In the mornings, participants will focus on honing their skills, including passing, serving, setting, hitting, and blocking, with an emphasis on proper form. Engaging drills and contests will progressively transition from isolated skills to live-action play. Elevate your game with volleyball-specific functional training exercises designed to enhance on-court speed, agility, and jumping ability. The afternoons will shift the focus to teamwork, where players will learn offensive and defensive strategies through 6-on-6 scrimmages and enjoyable game-like drills. This comprehensive program not only refines individual skills but also prepares players for their upcoming school season. Join us for a week of volleyball excitement and skill development!

 

Instructor: Lily Gnazzo, a current law student, started coaching at Husky Volleyball in January 2019 with the Girls Regional Program. After that season, Gnazzo worked as an assistant coach for the next two seasons of Husky Girls High Performance. In 2021, she began coaching for the Husky Boys Program as well. As a player, Gnazzo played for 4 years on Miss Porter’s varsity team, 4 years on a club team, and currently plays indoor coed volleyball. In 2015, Gnazzo went to the Girls’ Junior National Championships in New Orleans. As both a player and a coach, she focuses mainly on building strong foundations that are essential to players and slowly builds upon them.

Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

To view the 2024 Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

Week 6: August 5-9, 2024

flag football: August 5-9, 2024

 

Half Day Program with Full Day Options

 

Ages: For students entering grades 4-8

Space: Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 30
Time/Cost Options:

Program runs from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $330; after March 31: $350

New Full-day Options: 

Flag football with Soccer in the afternoon.

Course fee: $425; after March 31: $475
 

Flag football with Science Innovation and Invention in the afternoon

Course fee: $470: after March 31: $520

 

Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

To view the 2024 Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

 

Description: 

Camp KO Flag Football offers a comprehensive introduction to America’s Game for young athletes entering grades 4-8. Whether participants are beginners seeking a solid foundation or experienced players honing their skills for league play, this program caters to all. The ‘skill of the day’ approach ensures campers learn both offensive and defensive aspects, covering passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning in an engaging and positive atmosphere.

In flag football, teams aim to score touchdowns by running or passing the ball downfield, with a key distinction being the “no contact” nature of the game. Defensive players focus on pulling flags off the ball carrier’s belt instead of tackling, reducing the risk of injury compared to tackle football. The program is crafted to help participants progressively enhance their performance and abilities throughout the week.

Emphasizing a love for the game and instilling sportsmanship values, Camp KO Flag Football provides an enriching experience that extends beyond the playing field. The week concludes with the highly anticipated Camp KO Sports Bowl, providing participants with the opportunity to showcase their newfound skills on the gridiron.

 

Coach: With a rich background in education spanning 18 years, Jeffrey Gonzalez proudly served as a teacher at Kingswood Oxford for the past three years. My expertise lies in 7th-grade science, and I’m equally passionate about coaching soccer and basketball. Additionally, I step in as a substitute coach for the football team when required, bringing my coaching experience to over 9 years. Originally from Meriden, I completed my college education at Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia.

 

soccer: august 5-9, 2024

 

Learn the true joy and pleasure of playing

 

Ages: For players entering grades 3-10 
Time: Program runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Space: Minimum enrollment 30; maximum enrollment 80

Full Day Programs run from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Course fee: $425; after March 31: $475

Morning-only program runs from 8:30 am – 11:30 pm.

Course fee: $330; after March 31; $350

New Full-Day Combo Classes:

Morning Flag Football and Afternoon Soccer
Course fee $425; after March 31: $475 

Morning Soccer and Afternoon Field Hockey

Course fee $425; after March 31: $475

 

Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

To view the Camp Day 2024 Schedule, visit this link.

Description:

The goal of our soccer week is to meet every 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. 

 

Coach: Hikmet Aslan is the Director of Camp KO Futsal and a Director with the Sporting Premier Club. With over 35 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. Before joining the coaching staff at KO he was an assistant coach at the University of Hartford and has coached at Watkinson School and FSA in Farmington.

 

field hockey (intermediate to advanced): august 5-9, 2024

 

Advanced Skills, Drills, and Scrimmage Sessions

 

Ages: Open to campers entering grades 5­-9 who have previous experience.  
Time:
Program runs 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30
Cost: $330; after March 31: $350

Full-day options are available with Soccer and Academic Prep courses

Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

To view the 2024 Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

 

Description:

This afternoon session of field hockey is ideal for players looking to train up for the fall field hockey season. Players will benefit from the in-depth instruction from our high-level coaching staff with 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 refine their existing skills and learn more advanced moves 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 the use of dodges and pulls in various game-like scenarios. 

Coach:

Kingswood Oxford’s Upper School Field Hockey Coach, Chapin Yates, was a four-year starter on the DI field hockey team at Boston College where she was a dominant force in the offense, leading the team to 44 wins. She was named All-Atlantic Coast Conference Player and NFHCA DI All-Northeast Region Second Team Honors. She won many academic awards, including the Athletic Director’s Award for Academic Achievement and ACC Academic Honor Roll. During her high school career, she was named All-American (twice) and Independent School League All-Star (twice). Chapin took over Camp KO Field Hockey Week from Meredith Crowther this summer and has a coaching style centered around positivity, pride, and pass

Coach Hannah Tepper: Back at Camp KO for her second summer, Hannah Tepper joined the Trinity coaching staff fresh off an outstanding playing career at Division II Assumption College where she was a team captain for the Greyhounds and helped them to a Northeast-10 title, three NCAA Tournaments, and NCAA Final Four appearances in 2021 and 2022. Tepper graduated from Assumption in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and finished her playing career as a graduate student last fall. She has previously coached with the Warriors Field Hockey Club in Pennsylvania and at Nike camps in New England. 

 

 

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KO and a Cup of Joe – Thursday Mornings throughout the Summer

Join us for a brief information session to learn about the academic and co-curricular offerings at Kingswood Oxford School during the summer: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, and 8 at 8:30 a.m. in Roberts Building’s lower lobby. For more information, contact our Admissions Office at (860) 727-5000. What a Difference a Day Makes!