CHALLENGER SOCCER CAMP (WEEK 1, 6/17-6/21):
For many years, Challenger’s British Soccer and TetraBrazil camp programs were delivered exclusively by British and Brazilian coaches, and our coaching material was heavily influenced by those countries. However, the recent World Cup demonstrated to us all just how well developed the game is globally, and it is now time to provide players in the US and Canada with the very best coaching methods and practices from world’s most influential soccer playing nations.The Challenger International Soccer Camp will feature a number of new elements in the curriculum and will also include a groundbreaking technology feature providing players with an app based platform which will help them prepare before camp, learn skills quicker and more efficiently during the camp, and then help them to continue their education and skill development with camp homework and ongoing virtual training throughout their season. After many years of delivering industry leading camps for youth players, we are excited to adapt our coaching methodology to cater to the way that today’s children take in new information and assimilate it. We have created a compelling blend of on-field instruction and off-field engagement that will encourage players to practice and improve.
HULA HOOP, CIRCUS ARTS & YOGA (WEEK 2, 6/24-6/28):
Looking to keep your kid entertained this summer, all while getting exercise and having fun? This camp is perfect for your family! Campers will start class by acquiring cool hoop tricks, partner hooping and playing fun games. Afterwards, the kids will dive into circus arts, where your little one will learn everything from juggling to tight rope walking! The last portion of day is all about yoga. Your children will master yoga poses and flow, all while cultivating breath work that can be used in and outside the classroom.
coding with kids: LITTLE CODERS (week 3, 7/8 - 7/12)
Our Little Coders camp is an opportunity for young children to develop their computational thinking skills, build their first programs, and have fun with new friends! The curriculum is designed specifically for early readers and takes into account cognitive abilities as well as the attention span typical for ages 5-7. Students are introduced to basic coding concepts in a variety of ways, from playing coding board games like Robot Turtles to programming their first games or animated stories. We use age-appropriate online tools, including Lightbot, Kodable, and Scratch. After the camp, students will be able to share their projects with family and friends and continue programming at home with their Coding with Kids Scratch account.
PLAYWELL: ADVENTURES IN STEM WITH LEGO® (week 4, 7/15 - 7/19)
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Trains, Helicopters, Treehouses, and Beam Bridges. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.
BASKETBALL OR GYMNASTICS (WEEK 5, 7/22 - 7/26)
Basketball: Campers will take it to the hoop with a week of interactive drills focusing on the fundamentals of basketball, including dribbling, passing, shooting, offense, defense, and more! This camp will be led by Colorado High School Sports Hall of Fame coach Bob Caton.
Gymnastics: Cartwheels, handstands, balance beam, hula hoops, rhythm ribbons, and much more! Gymnastics camp with Katie brings high-energy relays, games, and skills to campers at any level of fitness. During this camp, campers will stay active while developing body awareness through skills designed to target large motor coordination, emphasizing teamwork and personal growth.
CAMP INVENTION (WEEK 6, 7/29 - 8/2)
Camp Invention from the National Inventors Hall of Fame is a unique camp where children’s creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills are challenged and developed in fun and exciting ways. Its’ top priority is to inspire future innovators and build their confidence in the natural ability to dream and create. Children are presented with fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and innovation.