Besides its comprehensive academic programs in the summer, the Community School of Sun Valley is offering a full slate of summer sports and outdoor programs in 2014.
They include basketball, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, wilderness first aid, kayaking, rock climbing and water rescue camps to improve knowledge and physical and mental agility—and to have fun.
l 5B Boys’ Basketball Camps: Community School assistant boys’ basketball coach and former Cutthroat All-Conference hoops player Connor Wade is leading two camps focusing on player and basketball skills development this summer. The waiting list starts at 15 participants.
The Upper School camp designed for boys, only, in grades 9-12 is set for Monday through Thursday, June 9-12 from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Cutthroat gym for $160. Middle school boys and girls in grades 5-8 are invited to their own camp this year, set for Monday through Thursday July 7-10 in the Fish Tank gym, from 1-4:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $155.
l 5B Lacrosse Camp: Former University of Denver Division 1 lacrosse player Tim Price is once again leading a fundamentals camp for boys in grades 5-12 set for July 7-10, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school’s Sagewillow Farms facility.
It is limited to the first 20 registrants, cost $195. Players provide their own equipment: stick, gloves, helmet, mouthpiece, elbow and shoulder pads, and cleats. They also bring a sack lunch each day.
l Youth soccer: One.Soccer School for boys and girls ages 9-18 is returning to the Sagewillow Farms pitch in Elkhorn Monday through Thursday, July 28-31, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $195.
l Middle School Volleyball Camp: Girls entering grades 6-8, whether they are beginners or experienced players, are invited to skills instruction directed by Community School Middle School coaches Cara Frost and Sarah Higgins. Dates are Monday through Thursday, June 30-July 3 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $160. The waiting list begins at 15.
l Outdoor camps: Also offered are Wilderness First Aid (WFA) for ages 15-and-up Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15 ($220); Swift Water Rescue for Level 4 certification June 28-29 ($180); Rock Climbing for ages 12-18 at City of Rocks National Reserve July 29-Aug. 1 ($550); and Learn to Kayak for ages 12-18 July 28-31 ($550).