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Summer Camps Descriptions

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Aqua Sport

Age: Senior (8 - 11 yrs)

Join our experienced instructors for a week of aquatic fun! Experience a different aquatic sport daily and wrap up the week with mini competitions. Youth will have the opportunity to try sports such as: water polo, synchronized swimming, competitive swimming (starts, turns and finishes), snorkeling, water fitness and more. Dry land activities will complement the in pool instruction. 

1.5 hours of pool time der day!

Prerequisite: All participants MUST be able to swim comfortably without a lifejacket in deep water.

Archery

Age: Senior (8 - 11 yrs)


"Archers to the line." "Nock your arrows." "Fire when ready." Campers will learn the basics of archery. They will develop their skills by learning from experienced instructors in a safe and fun environment. All archery specific equipment is provided. However, in the event of inclement weather, alternate activities will be provided for campers at an indoor location.                                                                                                                                   

Art

Age: Junior (4 - 7 yrs) & Senior (8 - 11 yrs)


Time to let your creative energy flow! This camp will provide the space and tools needed to explore each camper’s individuality. Campers will learn different techniques and get to work with different mediums. Possible areas of focus include sketching, cartooning, sculpting, and painting. All masterpieces created by the young artists will be brought home at the end of the week. The week will be capped off with an Art Show on Friday.

Ball Hockey

Age: Senior (8 - 11 yrs)

Ball hockey camp will allow young hockey players to develop their stick handling, passing and shooting skills. The camp will be fast paced and fun! Daily games will be played with a final competition on Friday. This camp uses the outdoor ball hockey arena when weather permits. 

Prerequisite: No equipment is needed, we urge parents to not bring hockey sticks for their campers. All equipment will be provided inlcluding goggles for eye protection. Helmets are not provided but can be worn.

Baseball

Age: Senior (8 - 11 yrs)

The Sport Western baseball camp will provide youth with an opportunity to develop their fundamental skills and understanding of the game. Campers will learn or refine their throwing, catching, fielding, hitting, and sliding skills. Daily games will be played with a final competition on Friday. 

Prerequisite: All participants are encouraged to bring their own glove. 

Basketball

Age: Junior (4 - 7 yrs) & Senior (8 - 11 yrs) 

With a strong focus on fundamentals, motor skills development, and fun, campers will learn the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense. Taught by Western Mustangs Varsity Athletes. Other sports and mini games will also be used throughout the week.The camp will culminate with "game day" on Friday.

Basketball FUNdamentals

Age: Only for 8 - 15 yrs

For players with a basic basketball background who are looking to improve their fundamental basketball technical and tactical skills. Instruction will be provided by Western Mustangs varsity men’s and women’s basketball teams and coaches bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience. This camp will use variations of play to help athletes gain the skill and understanding to make their club or school experience enjoyable.

Campers will improve upon their basic dribbling and shooting skills while acquiring new ones. Staff will use the Canada Basketball's LTAD model to tailor drills and programming.

In addition, other complimentary games and activities will be used to develop important basic motor skills. Overall the camp will be FUN, active and will provide youth with an opportunity to develop their fundamental skills and increased knowledge of the game.

Builders

Age: Junior (4 - 7 yrs)

Plan it and build it! Let your imagination take you away as you utilize a number of materials to build various items and structures. Campers will be divided into groups and given a wide range of items to develop and build the best project they can! Counsellors will work with each group and offer guidance and help during the planning and building process. What will be next a boat? A plane? A house? Every week includes new items to build and create something new!

Cheerleading

Age: Senior (8 - 11 yrs)

GO MUSTANGS GO! Not only will campers learn all the Mustangs cheers but also they will learn the basics of cheerleading from Western Mustangs. Learn the basics of tumbling and the fundamentals of lifting. We invite parents to come to watch the show presented by campers on Friday!

Dance

Age: Junior (4 - 7 yrs)

This program offers an introduction to basic dance skill and technique. A combination of styles will be introduced, such as jazz, hip hop, and ballet. Participants will work toward an informal presentation of choreographed patterns for the end of the week. Friends and family are welcome to attend the Friday performance. 

Fencing

Age: Senior (8 - 11 yrs) 

Learn about the exciting, fast and furious world of fencing! Participants will have fun building strength, agility, and stamina as they come to know one of the oldest sports in history. Fencing will be taught using the classic foil technique. At the end of the week, fencers will have the basic skills needed to compete in their first in-house tournament. Instruction will be provided by the Western varsity fencing team. All fencing equipment will be supplied but campers are encouraged to bring long pants for protection. 

Flag Football

Age: Senior (8 - 11 yrs)

Campers will be introduced to the game of football in a fun, safe, no contact environment. Instruction will focus on individual skills such as passing, receiving and running. However, campers will also learn the rules of the game and both offensive and defensive strategies.

Hip Hop

Age: Senior (8 - 11 yrs)

Jam through this week full of tight grooves and cool moves. Learn the basics of hip hop and funk dance while performing to today's hottest music. All ranges of experience are welcome. Participants will work towards an informal progressive routine that will be performed on Friday. Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Hockey Half Day Camps (Co-ed)

Age: (5 - 7 yrs) & (8 - 11 yrs)    

This camp will challenge each individual to reach their full potential as a hockey player while having a fun rewarding experience. Campers will receive instruction from members of the Western Mustangs varsity hockey team. 

Highlights include:  

  • 1.25 hours of quality on ice instruction
  • 6:1 camper to instructor teaching ratio
  • Daily power skating instruction to improve speed, agility, balance and stride 
  • Daily instruction on passing, puck control and shooting 
  • Personalized written evaluation for each player identifying areas for continued improvement 
  • Off ice sessions which include co-operative games, video, team challenges, swimming and other fun activities 
  • Campers will receive a jersey and t-shirt 

Prerequisite: All participants must bring their own full hockey equipment.   

Hockey Elite Girls

Age: (8 - 12 yrs)   

This camp is designed as an early-season primer for competitive players of all skill levels looking to kick start their season. The focus will be on fundamentals including power-skating, stick-handling, passing, puck protection, and shooting. The session will be designed by Western coaches and delivered by members of the women's varsity hockey team. 

Highlights include:  

  • 12 - 15 hours of quality on ice instruction (2.5 - 3 hrs daily) 
  • Phased drills and instruction to develop skating, shooting, stick-handling skills 
  • Game-like drills to increase hockey sense 
  • Instruction on tactical skills (e.g., 2 on 1's) for forwards and defense 
  • Instruction on one-on-one techniques (puck protection, angling) 
  • Personalized written evaluation for each player identifying areas for continued improvement 
  • Off ice sessions including video and other fun activities 
  • Campers will receive a jersey and t-shirt 

Prerequisite: All participants must bring their own full hockey equipment.   

Hockey Boys

Age: (5 - 8 yrs) & (8 - 12 yrs)   

This camp will challenge each individual to reach his full potential as a hockey player while having a fun rewarding experience. Campers will receive instruction from members of the Western varsity hockey teams.   

Highlights include:  

  • 12 - 15 hours of quality on ice instruction (2 - 3 hrs daily depending on age group) 
  • 6:1 camper to instructor teaching ratio 
  • Daily power skating instruction to improve speed, agility, balance and stride 
  • Daily instruction on passing, puck control and shooting 
  • Personalized written evaluation for each player identifying areas for continued improvement 
  • Off ice sessions which include co-operative games, video, team challenges, swimming and other fun activities 
  • Campers will receive a jersey and t-shirt 

Prerequisite: All participants must bring their own full hockey equipment.   

Innovators

Age: Junior (4 - 7 yrs)

In this LEGO themed summer camp, children will have hands on experience building their LEGO creations, all related to the fantasy theme of the week. In this fun and relaxed environment, counsellors will tell a story as the week goes on, and campers will have to build parts of the story before it can continue. Oh no, the knight has reached a river! Build a bridge so he can cross to save the princess! Every new story calls for new adventures and creations.

Kids Zone

Age: Junior (4 - 7 yrs)

This program is designed for the camper who just wants to have fun! Our high-spirited instructors work hard to prepare fun games and activities that will keep campers physically and mentally engaged. Specific sports will not be the focus of this program, but youth-oriented themes and activities such as treasure hunts, obstacle courses, and interactive games will be offered.

Lacrosse

Age: Senior (8 - 11 yrs)

Campers will be introduced to the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, no contact environment. Instruction will focus on individual skills such as passing, receiving and shooting. Campers will learn the rules of the game and both offensive and defensive strategies while being led by men's and women's varsity players. 

Multi-Sport

Age: Junior (4 - 7 yrs) & Senior (8 - 11 yrs) 

This recreation based camp designed to fulfill a camper’s burning desire to try new and exciting sports, perfect for the all-round camper with an emphasis placed on skill development. Campers will learn and play a different sport every day, a perfect mix of traditional gym class sports and non-traditional sports. It is a week full of high-energy activity with no day alike. 

 

Nature

Age: Junior (4 - 7 yrs)

Nature camp is the perfect solution for kids of all types. Allow your campers to explore the great outdoors of South-Western Ontario on Western University's beautiful campus. Hypotheses will be made and questions will be answered through outdoor and indoor hands-on activities. Campers will explore wildlife, plants, soil and learn to appreciate nature and time spent outdoors.

Paddleboard

Age: Senior (8 - 11 yrs) 

Get on board for this new water camp!  For those who love being active, having fun and in the water, this camp is for you!   This program will introduce campers to Stand Up Paddle Boarding by teaching balance, steering, control and paddle techniques while being safe.  Participants will also take part in our fitness class on the boards!    

Science

Age: Junior (4 - 7 yrs) & Senior (8 - 11 yrs) programming offered 

Are your kids always asking why? If so, science camp is the perfect fit for them. It is a place where science and technology are explored through fun, hands-on activities. Children will discover how exciting science can be through age-appropriate experiments, with a focus on different science themes each day. Campers will also be able to take home certain projects at the end of each day.

More information on our Science Camp themes!

Soccer

Age: Junior (4 - 7 yrs) & Senior (8 - 11 yrs)

With a strong focus on fundamentals, motor skills development and fun, campers will learn the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense. Taught by Western Mustangs Varsity Athletes. Other sports and mini games will also be used throughout the week. The camp will culminate with "game day" on Friday. Campers will be grouped according to age and/or ability whenever possible. 

Soccer FUNdamentals

Age: (8 - 15 yrs)

For players with a basic soccer background who are looking to improve their fundamental soccer technical and tactical skills. Instruction will be provided by Western Mustangs varsity men’s and women’s soccer teams and coaches bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience. This camp will use variations of play to help athletes gain the skill and understanding to make their club or school experience enjoyable.

Sessions will include many small sided games and activities that are designed to increase game awareness and technical ability in a fun yet challenging environment.

In addition, other complimentary games and activities will be used to develop important basic motor skills. Overall the camp will be FUN, active and will provide youth with an opportunity to develop their fundamental skills and increased knowledge of the game.

Softball

Age: Senior (8 - 11 yrs)

For boys and girls, this camp offers beginner to intermediate instruction in all the basic softball skills including: throwing, catching, fielding, hitting, and sliding. Participants are grouped according to age, as well as prior experience, and the instruction focuses on learning fundamental skills and proper mechanics through drills and game play. Instruction will be provided by Western Mustangs varsity softball athletes and coaches. 

Stallions Track & Field

Age: (12 - 15 yrs) 

This camp will focus on the development of all track and field events with the opportunity for advanced instruction in specific events. Campers will receive both individual and group instruction. Instruction will be provided primarily by Western Mustangs varsity athletes, under the guidance of the Western Mustangs track & field coach.  

Track & Field

Age: Junior (4 - 7 yrs) & Senior (8 - 11 yrs)

This camp will teach children the foundations of movement and an introduction to track and field events. Campers will learn how to run, jump and throw. A strong emphasis will be placed on developing physical literacy skills. Instruction will be provided by the Western Mustangs track and field varsity athletes and coaches. The camp is sure to be exciting and fun! 

Tennis

Age: Senior (8 - 11 yrs)

This camp will expose campers to the fundamentals of tennis however both beginners and intermediates are welcome. Campers will learn all tennis strokes including, forehand, backhand, and volley. Campers will leave with an increased understanding of the game including the rules, scoring, strategies, and tactics. Campers are encouraged to supply their own racquet for comfort, but racquets and balls will be provided. 

Volleyball FUNdamentals

Age: (8 - 15 yrs)

For players with a basic volleyball background who are looking to improve their fundamental volleyball technical and tactical skills. Instruction will be provided by Western Mustangs varsity men’s and women’s volleyball teams and coaches bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience. This camp will use variations of play to help athletes gain the skill and understanding to make their club or school experience enjoyable.

Activities will include: full days of volleyball instruction, high repetition drills, several forms of modified volleyball games (2 on 2, 3 on 3, 6 on 6), basic and advanced offensive and defensive systems, and technical components of the game that allow athletes to be successful in competition. Participants will leave with an understanding of basic volleyball skills, several forms of modified volleyball games (2 on 2, 3 on 3, 6 on 6), basic offensive and defensive systems, as well as experience in practicing the movement patterns, agility, coordination, speed, and flexibility necessary for success in volleyball.

In addition, other complimentary games and activities will be used to develop important basic motor skills. Overall the camp will be FUN, active and will provide youth with an opportunity to develop their fundamental skills and increased knowledge of the game.

University Prospects Volleyball (Women's)

Western Mustangs University Prospects Volleyball

Age: 15 - 18 yrs (Female)
 
Western Mustangs volleyball head coaches will instruct this program with assistance from both men's and women's varsity athletes. The camp will focus on advanced skills and training techniques, introducing higher level team tactics, and applying advanced defensive and offensive systems of play.

Athletes will take part in a variety of activities outside of on court training - including physical testing, volleyball specific strength and conditioning activities as well as a selection of sport specific seminars - nutrition for training & competition, mental training for volleyball athletes etc.

This camp is intended for athletes who have aspirations of continuing their volleyball career at the post-secondary level. Athletes will be asked to perform advanced skills under a variety of training scenarios, and will take part in many drills that simulate the high intensity and competition level necessary to perform successfully at the elite levels of competition. Several forms of modified volleyball games will be used to help athletes understand game concepts and tactics (2 on 2, 3 on 3, 6 on 6). 

High Performance Volleyball (Co-ed)

Western Mustangs High Performance Volleyball

Age: 13 - 15 yrs (Co-ed)
 
Western Mustangs volleyball head coaches will instruct this program with assistance from both men's and women's varsity athletes. The camp will focus on advanced skills and training techniques, introducing higher level team tactics, and applying advanced defensive and offensive systems of play.

Athletes will take part in a variety of activities outside of on court training - including physical testing, volleyball specific strength and conditioning activities as well as a selection of sport specific seminars - nutrition for training & competition, mental training for volleyball athletes etc.

Athletes will be asked to perform advanced skills under a variety of training scenarios, and will take part in many drills. Several forms of modified volleyball games will be used to help athletes understand game concepts and tactics (2 on 2, 3 on 3, 6 on 6).