by Amanda Rogers, Sports Information Director
Montgomery County Community College has announced the launch of “Mustangs Summer Day Camp,” a new summer camp program to take place at the College’s Central Campus in Blue Bell. Organized through the Department of Athletics, the camp will be open to children entering grades one through nine, and focus on promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.
Based on the best practices from a variety of different educational approaches, the Mustangs Summer Day Camp has been designed to be an engaging environment that will encourage children to develop a love of fitness and active play. During each day of camp, every child will have multiple opportunities to play sports and learn about fitness. Simple games like frisbee or four square will teach children how to work with others to achieve goals, while more complex team sports like basketball and soccer will teach children the value of fair play and sportsmanship.
“Because children ‘learn by doing,’ our program emphasizes participation and engagement in new active experiences. This philosophy, combined with positive reinforcement from our fully trained staff of camp counselors, lends itself the development of a healthy relationship with fitness and recreation.” says Mustangs Academic Success Coach Amanda Rogers.
The Mustangs Summer Day Camp is divided into a Juniors Camp and a Seniors Camp. Juniors Camp is for campers entering grades 1 – 5. Campers will participate in fitness, sports and activities that are age appropriate, non-competitive and focused on fun. Seniors Camp is for campers entering grades 6 – 9 and will focus on activities that are recreational, instructional and, at times, competitive. All campers will have access to the amenities at Montgomery County Community College’s serene Blue Bell campus.
Open Monday through Friday, except July 4, camp will run 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from June 23, 2014 through August 22, 2014. Families will have the option to register for the full nine-week summer program or on a week-by-week basis. There are also specialty sports training sessions available for campers interested in honing their skills in specific sports. Week-long specialty sessions will be offered in baseball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball and softball.
For children ages 2 – 5, Montgomery County Community College’s Children’s Center will continue to offer Preschool Camp. Families can contact the College to learn more about registering siblings in both camp programs.
Camp registration begins on February 20 and will extend through June 22, with a late registration fee taking effect after June 6.
“We are excited to bring this great new summer camp option to the community,” says Director of Athletics Bruce Bach. More information, including the registration brochure, can be found at MustangsAthletics.com/Camps. Families are invited to contact the College to learn more about the program by email at MustangsSportsCamps@mc3.edu or by phone at 215-619-7346.